Parents' Guide to

America’s Big Deal

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Live shopping experience promotes products, entrepreneurs.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+


All sales are final even if the product doesn't work/fit. They do not make that clear to consumers and you are stuck with it. Should be more transparent and NOT just have it in the fine print.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This interactive advertising and shopping extravaganza shows product inventors going live on a nationally televised stage for a chance at making their product a household name. Joy Mangano, whose entrepreneurial success inspired a film starring Jennifer Lawrence, touts the series as a unique opportunity to celebrate and promote the hard work of entrepreneurs and small business owners. To this end, she, along with the panel of retailers, offer lots of positive feedback about the products, the pitches, and the stories behind them. While there are some Shark Tank-like moments, especially when purchase offers are being made, America's Big Deal is more about cheering all the inventors on. But despite the good vibes, the big push to get viewers to buy the products as quickly as possible is consistent, and makes it as much a commercial as it is a reality competition.

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