A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a quiz show featuring students playing for money, but the questions and answers are largely academic in scope. It highlights the intelligence of the students, as well as their aspirations for the future.
Positive Role Models
Participating students are from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Universities featured are from across the country.
Violence & Scariness
References to rivalries, but nothing violent.
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Products & Purchases
Capital One is a major sponsor. The logo is visible, the company consistently mentioned. Their commercials air in between show segments. Each university is briefly profiled, highlighting its academic reputation, athletic teams, some famous alums. Trivia questions sometimes refer to popular singers, actors, etc.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that College Bowl is a reboot of a classic quiz show that features college students facing off for scholarship money. There's no language or content to be worried about here, but in keeping with the franchise's tradition, the show's sponsor (in this case, Capital One) is referred to in the title and promoted throughout the show. The universities from which the students hail are also briefly profiled.
Is It Any Good?
The entertaining game show features a diverse group of college students showing off their academic skills and representing their well-known universities. Host and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is an awkward and serious straight man as he asks the question; meanwhile, his brother Cooper delivers humorous (but clearly preplanned) one-liners throughout. Thanks to the TV show's history being rooted in football, and the backgrounds of the hosts, there's lots of sports-related comments too. Adding to the fun are prerecorded appearances by some of the featured universities' famous alums, cheering their team on. Overall, College Bowl is a competition that's easy to get caught up in, even if you don't like school.
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