Catching Kelce

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Limelight-loving NFL player looks for love in silly reality.

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Positive Messages

Women will do anything to get a man; you can find love on a tv show. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Contestants range from polite to competitive, clueless. 


Yelling, arguing, endless unpleasant behavior. 


Strong innuendo, kissing; women in skimpy clothes. Crude references (some bleeped).


"Damn," "bitch," "ass," "pissed;" bleeped cursing.


Loaded Vodka, LA haunts, etc. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Endless drinking; beer, champagne, wine, hard liquor, etc. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Catching Kelce is a reality dating competition featuring an NFL player looking for love. It features lots of bickering, innuendo, and conversations about finding romance. Many of the women Kelce dates are unpleasant and argumentative, and there's strong language, bleeped cursing, and endless drinking, too. 

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Adult Written byCourtney H. November 10, 2016


Last episode 11-9-16 Travis kept getting Maya, even though she completely put Lauren down during elimination. How was that ok or classy?! Lauren is the most be... Continue reading
Adult Written byben w. October 23, 2016

Fun to watch not to dramatic Travis is funny interesting characters in the cast

Finally got caught up on the episodes. Travis is fun to watch. Definitely get to see his personality on the show ranging from funny to goofy. He doesn't wa... Continue reading

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What's the story?

CATCHING KELCE is a reality dating competition featuring an NFL player looking for love. Kansas City Chief tight end Travis Kelce is looking for a woman that can fit into his lifestyle, which includes being in the spotlight, getting along with his teammates and their wives, and of course, playing professional football. He's decided to move from the club and bar scene to Los Angeles during his off-season to meet a group of 50 women from 50 states from which to choose his soul mate. After an initial elimination round, the remaining women are moved into a mansion and participate in activities that include red carpet events, promotional shoots, and luxury dates. As the football player cuts candidates from his dating roster, he hopes to be left with the one woman who is right for him. 

Is it any good?

This silly series offers viewers a reality dating competition that doesn't try too hard to be romantic or sophisticated. The enthusiastic host seems more interested in grabbing the limelight for himself than actually looking for a partner. Adding to this are some of the more ridiculous cast members, some of whom become extremely emotional after being sure that Kelce connected with them after only 10 seconds of seeing them from afar.

Catching Kelce is not trying to be The Bachelor, and it capitalizes on all the expected fighting, sexual innuendo, and drinking that fans of these types shows come to expect. It also succeeds at promoting sexist stereotypes about women desperately trying to secure a man. But even during what are supposed to be sincere moments, it's hard to believe that any of this is meant to be taken seriously.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons why people go on reality shows like Catching Kelce to "find love." Is it really about finding a lasting partnership? Or is it to get some TV fame? 

  • What kinds of messages do shows like Catching Kelce send about building a long-lasting, healthy relationship? What kinds of messages do they send about men and women?

TV details

  • Premiere date: October 5, 2016
  • Cast: Travis Kelce
  • Network: E!
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: March 13, 2020

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