Douglas Family Gold
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Reality features close family, hard work, lots of branding.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Hard work, commitment good; family is everything.
Positive Role Models
The family is very close and supportive of each other's goals, often working together.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional falls, spills; some playful horsing around.
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Products & Purchases
It features the Gabrielle Douglas brand, Apple products, Nike logos, P&G, and so on.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Douglas Family Gold is a reality series featuring Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, aka Brie, as she strives to make it to the 2016 Olympics and win the gold a second time. It's a family-friendly series that offers little to be concerned about, but it focuses as much on the family business, Douglas' clothing brand, as it does on athletics. It also features lots of logos for Nike, Apple, P&G, and smaller sponsors. Nonetheless, it features lots of positive messages about family, hard work, and working toward your goals.
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What's the Story?
Produced by Wilmer Valderrama, DOUGLAS FAMILY GOLD is a reality series featuring 2012 Olympic All-Around gymnastics gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, aka Brie, as she strives to make it to the 2016 Olympics and win the gold a second time. The now 19-year-old gymnast, who was the first African-American woman to earn the title, hasn't competed regularly in over two years. So she's living in Ohio with her grandmother, Carolyn Ford, to train for the qualifying meets ahead. Meanwhile, her mom, Natalie Hawkins, and her sisters, Joy and Arielle, live in Los Angeles and help design and market her new leotard line. Also living with them is her brother, Johnathan, who hopes to make it to the Olympics and compete in track and field. It isn't easy, especially when Brie's competing against younger rising stars. But her family does everything they can to support her every step of the way.
Is It Any Good?
This positive series offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what the Olympic champion, and her family, must do to stay competitive in the sport. It highlights the close relationships among the Douglas clan, but most of what's featured centers on Gabrielle's career and brand.
It offers the lighthearted, orchestrated entertainment one comes to expect from these types of reality shows. But the real fun comes from watching scenes of the talented gymnast perform her routines during practice and competition. Gymnastics fans of all ages should find it worth watching.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the kinds of sacrifices families make to help a member achieve her or his goals. Why are other members of a family willing put their goals aside to support their dreams?
Reality shows serve as promotional vehicles for a wide range of products and services. How can we tell when what we're seeing is more of a commercial than simply entertainment? Do you think this is the reason Gabrielle Douglas has her own show? Or are there others?
- Premiere date: May 25, 2016
- Cast: Gabrielle Douglas, Natalie Hawkins, Carolyn Ford
- Network: Oxygen
- Genre: Reality TV
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: October 13, 2022
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