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Designer to the Stars: Kari Whitman

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Zany decorator perks up celebs' homes.

TV WE Reality TV 2007
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Getting glimpses of celebrities in a somewhat real-life setting can be fun, so the show works as a guilty pleasure/stay-home-sick show, but it doesn't go beyond that. As the growing popularity of the home renovation industry (both on TV and in real life) demonstrates, watching a room go from "before" to "after" can be enjoyable. And teens might enjoy the celebrity eye candy, though parents should be aware that bad language flows pretty freely, with only the major words getting bleeped.

Also, while Whitman's work ethic is incredibly solid, she could also be considered a workaholic, putting work above her health and personal relationships. Not a great message for teens. On the other hand, she's a successful businesswoman with lots of confidence, and she doesn't hesitate to correct someone if they're wrong or stand up for what she believes in. Not a bad message for teens.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 3, 2007
  • Cast: Kari Whitman
  • Network: WE
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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