Parents' Guide to

Cheerleader Nation

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Family-friendly reality show that's OK for teens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Love this show!

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age 8+
The mothers of these Lexington cheerleaders are SICK puppies. I went to high school in Lexington and I HATE the message my hometown is giving through these shallow, self-centered selfish mothers who live vicariously through their daughters. The fact that this show is even aired shows that LIFETIME is desperate for subject material. I hope other mothers out there are showing some common sense and allowing their daughters to be who they are.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Teens and their parents will be enthralled by each hour-long episode, which gives them a rare glimpse into the lives of seemingly regular -- though extremely athletic -- teenagers navigating their way through high school. The girls on the show deal with managing friendships and romances while pursuing their goal and keeping up their grades, and come across as sincere in their attempt to "have it all."

But while the teens on the show are painted as "everygirls," they are anything but. All are extremely attractive, with nary a hair out of place, and all seem to come from affluent families where no need goes unmet. The only real issue these girls apparently have to deal with is overbearing moms who have just as much invested in their daughters' cheerleading skills as the girls do. Still, families who watch the show together will find much to talk about and will be highly entertained, if nothing else.

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