TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Game show's horror-inspired exits more funny than scary.

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Positive Messages

Some focus on teamwork, but there's also some typical game-show greed.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Contestants appear very competitive, but they're more humorous than combative.


Players are forcibly ejected from the game by being edged into a seemingly bottomless pit, getting sucked into a sand pit, and other potentially frightening circumstances. Contestants often scream out of fear, but everyone is very aware of what they're getting themselves into by participating in this game. Other challenges require teams to find ways to exit scary events, like escaping a sealed room filing with water.


Words like "hell" are occasionally audible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Exit is a game show that features contestants being forcibly ejected from the show through a series of dramatic Hollywood horror-inspired departures. While most of this is treated with humor, it can be potentially frightening for young kids. There's some occasional iffy language (like "hell"), too.

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Kid, 2 years old December 18, 2013

This show is my type of style.

this is a very neat show ,not a lot of language expect h... gets thrown around.

What's the story?

The reality competition series EXIT features contestants trying to successfully complete a series of challenges or risk leaving the show in a dramatic and potentially scary way. Host Curt Doussett guides the four teams of two through three rounds of challenges that require contestants to answer trivia questions and solve puzzles. Incorrect answers will eventually cause a team to be forcibly eliminated by being dropped into a bottomless pit, sucked into a sand pit, or by facing some other potentially terrifying exit. The final surviving duo gets the chance to compete in a final challenge for a $10,000 cash prize.

Is it any good?

Exit features lots of horror-inspired scenarios and Indiana Jones-like escapes -- from walls that are closing in to sealed rooms filling with water -- as contestants try to stay in the game. But despite the dramatic exits, the show is more funny than scary, thanks to Doussett's humor, contestants' quirky responses, and slow-motion replays of teams being ejected from the show.

There's lots of interesting trivia and suspenseful moments, which makes it fun to watch. But some of the challenges get a little tedious as contestants slowly work their way towards their demise. Nonetheless, folks looking for a game show with an interesting twist will definitely find it here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about game shows. What makes them appealing? Is it the suspense they create? The crazy things people do to win cash and prizes? Or is it the chance to watch people succeed and fail?

  • What really happens to the people who lose the challenge? Are they OK? Why do you think they agree to participate?

  • What are some of the most popular TV game shows of all time? What made (or makes) them so successful?

TV details

  • Premiere date: June 4, 2013
  • Cast: Curt Doussett
  • Network: Syfy
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

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