Parents' Guide to

Card Sharks

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun, lively, family-friendly game has a little innuendo.

TV ABC Game Shows 2019
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Gambling Crisis In America

I am personally appalled that the ABC network has put gambling on prime time, as our country is dealing with a major gambling epidemic. How dare you, families go through hell dealing with this addition and yet you put it on prime time . I am so disappointed as I turned on the TV and this is what I saw. Please do not support this show!

Is It Any Good?

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

This lively series features colorful contestants and Joel McHale, whose (often subdued, compared to his usual vibe) humor only adds to the fray. The energy of the audience is also a big part of the show. But those familiar with the original will note some differences, all of which up the stakes quite a bit. As a result, the wins are big, and the losses are bigger, which makes it all the more entertaining. It's no reinvention of the wheel, but Card Sharks is a fun show that has the capacity to get the whole family excited to watch.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 12, 2019
  • Cast: Joel McHale
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: March 2, 2022

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