Parents' Guide to

APB With Troy Dunn

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Locating missing folks turns up poignant, sad stories.

TV TNT Reality TV 2014
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From finding an older brother given up for adoption to locating a man convicted of killing a father while driving drunk, APB With Troy Dunn offers lots of emotional stories about families and loved ones who were torn apart by difficult (and sometimes tragic) circumstances. It also highlights some of the real consequences -- both positive and negative -- that locating these people can have on the people looking for them.

As on The Locator, the stories are poignant, but the well-timed scenes of people being given disappointing information or being reintroduced to "found" relatives add to the show's dramatically voyeuristic moments. However, the motivation behind the work being performed here appears both thoughtful and well intentioned. Folks who tune in may find themselves easily caught up in some of the personal journeys featured here.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 17, 2014
  • Cast: Troy Dunn
  • Network: TNT
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 26, 2022

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