Parents' Guide to

Deion's Family Playbook

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Hall of Famer puts family first in mild reality.

TV OWN Reality TV 2014
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

My Review

Great family show implementing values and stability to all

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 5+

Finally a great Saturday family program...YES!!!

Deion's Family Playbook is inspiring, entertaining, realistic and "feel good funny". The players: Deion, a divorced dad who is trying to leave a real legacy in the community as he depends on faith to get him through this tough season in his life. Tracey, beautiful, smart, businesswoman who loves Deion and his children and is a steady force of "Sweet-love" for the family. Grandma-Great cook and steady helper . Aunt Tootie-Helps with the children-Charming. Florida-Son to Deion and brother to his children-Delightful! and Deion's 5 children (Heartwarming); the twins, his neice and TJ (will make u smile) Dillon (Tracey's son) Awesome! Along with a host of other "village" friends. The dynamics of all the family make for a great message of faith and Truth. The parents mix so beautifully that it gives other families hope..."we are going to be alright". The faith message lets the viewer see that they are not depending on their abilities, but on God. This is a show you don't want to miss.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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

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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