A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes like the importance of family, mentorship, working hard, prayer, and giving back are central to the show. Sports is also an important positive part of the family's activities.
Positive Role Models
Sanders is a single father who believes in family, education, prayer, and honoring his mom. He's not always the most humble person.
Violence & Scariness
Occasionally arguments and shoving matches break out between Deion's kids, especially among the younger brothers.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few references to liking girls, and Shelomi turning into a young woman, but nothing sexual.
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The word "damn" is occasionally heard.
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Products & Purchases
The logos for Prime Prep Academy, which Sanders co-founded, appears throughout. Under Armor, GMC, and local Dallas haunts are prominently featured.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Deion's Family Playbook is a reality series featuring former professional athlete Deion Sanders and his extended family. It's pretty mild for a reality show, and underscores positive messages about family, parenting, children, and education. There's some occasional mild language and occasional fight between children, but nothing violent. Prime Prep Academy Charter School, which Sanders co-founded, is prominently featured.
Is It Any Good?
Deion's Family Playbook, which is produced by Tracey Edmonds, offers a voyeuristic look into the Sanders' family world, the values of which reflect Deion Sanders' emphasis on worship, education, hard work, mentorship, and, of course, sports. While it showcases Sanders' hands-on parenting and coaching skills, it also succeeds in painting a very charming picture of his life by not addressing some of his well-publicized troubles, including his contentious divorce from reality-celeb Pilar Sanders, and the state's investigation into alleged violations committed by Prime Prep Academy administrators.
Sanders' life and family is not as idyllic as it is being portrayed here, and there are also a fair share of staged moments. But the show's overall positive messages about parenting, children, family, and education make the obvious lack-of-reality forgivable. There are a few mildly entertaining moments, too. Deion Sanders' fans will find it worth watching, but if you're looking for a guilty pleasure, you won't find it here.
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