Parents' Guide to

Deal with It

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Hidden-camera game show mixes fun and humiliation.

TV TBS Game Shows 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Do what the title says!

This is a surprisingly funny show! Would you be willing to do crazy things with your friend for up to $5,000, without your friend knowing that you are on a game show, and by not saying "I can't deal with it"?! Watch it and find out!

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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

Deal with It, which is produced by comedian Howie Mandel, showcases the improv skills of regular, every day folks as they do what they can to keep a prank going. Meanwhile, much of the fun comes from the reactions of each contestants' companion, who is usually mortified by what is happening.

There are some funny scenes, and the pranks are well-orchestrated. It isn't designed to be mean-spirited, but some moments are almost painful to watch thanks to contestants doing humiliating and/or mean things. Nonetheless, folks who like hidden-camera and/or prank shows will probably find it fun.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 17, 2013
  • Cast: Theo Von
  • Network: TBS
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: January 9, 2023

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