Big Fan

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fans face off against their fave celebs in fun trivia show.

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age 10+
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Positive Messages

People are influenced by celebrities; celebs appreciate fans. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Celebs don’t always remember details about their own lives.


References to violent film scenes, fatal illnesses. 


References to looking, being sexy. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References to beer, scotch, and so on. Subtle references to being under the influence. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Big Fan is a lighthearted trivia-themed game show that pits celebrities against some of their biggest fans. It's family-friendly, but there are some references to violent film scenes and to looking and feeling sexy. Alcohol is discussed, and subtle comments about being under the influence are occasionally made. 

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Adult Written bychris d. January 14, 2017

Good fun to watch

I watched the premier of the show and I will tell you that It is truly a fun show for all you can see how much celebritys know about themselves and others lol w... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Co-produced by Jimmy Kimmel and hosted by Andy Richter, BIG FAN is a game show that pits celebrity fans against each other -- and against their favorite celebrity. Each episode features three superfans of famous folks -- such as actors Matthew McConaughey and Kristen Bell, reality star Kim Kardashian, and football quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- facing off in a round of questions to determine which one knows the most about their favorite icon. As they move through the ranks, they must compete against the actual celebrity to demonstrate that they know the most about them. The fan who wins gets a trophy and special prizes.

Is it any good?

This fun competition, which is based on a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live, is a combination of trivia and lighthearted chat as fans show off and meet their favorite A-list celebs. It's especially funny when the star in question doesn't remember the facts about her or his own life as well as their superfans. 

Despite some cringeworthy moments thanks to some over-the-top contestant reactions when talking about their favorite stars, Big Fan is all in good fun. No doubt that folks who like entertainment and sports celebs will find it worth watching. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about celebrities on Big Fan. Why are some people so inspired or committed to a famous actor or sports figure, even though they don't know them personally? 

  • Is there a celebrity you're a big fan of? How would you feel if you met them? Do you think you know more about their lives than they do? 

TV details

  • Premiere date: January 9, 2017
  • Cast: Andy Richter
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: September 20, 2019

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