Flex & Shanice

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Riches-to-rags reality has positive messages, some innuendo.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Themes include working hard, following your dreams, and appreciating your family. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Both Flex and Shanice are likable and come off as positive people.


There are some family disagreements and some occasional yelling but nothing major. 


Some innuendo, including references to "satisfying each other" and "spanking booty."




The show is a promotional vehicle for both Flex and Shanice. iPhones visible but not prominently. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Occasional champagne drinking; cocktails visible at clubs. Jokes occasionally contain references to drugs. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Flex & Shanice is a reality series with some positive messages about hard work, not giving up, and the importance of family, but it's also a promotional vehicle for both artists. There's some occasionally iffy vocab, some arguments, and a few sexual references. Drinking is sometimes visible.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byWendy B. September 17, 2016

Nerve Wrecking

I love the show, please fire Ruba. He is annoying to me. I do not like to hear him talk or dance. Please if you all come back,if Ruba on show, I do not think I... Continue reading
Parent Written byTania M. August 27, 2016

Real, relatable and honest

I really like this show. I think it is funny when it needs to be but, raw when it should be. They are supportive with a no nonsense approach. I enjoy each famil... Continue reading

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What's the story?

FLEX & SHANICE is a reality series featuring comedian and One on One star Flex Alexander and Grammy-nominated singer Shanice as they attempt to reignite their careers and rebuild their finances. Once wealthy and walking the red carpet, the couple is trying to save money by living in a rental home with their two children and extended family members. Among them is Flex's cousin Ed, Shanice's rather vain cousin Ruba, and her parents, Crystal and Mike. Luckily, eccentric Uncle Spirit is there to keep the peace. They're a close family, but sometimes things get a little shaky thanks to Shanice's decision to fire her manager, who just happened to be her controlling mother. From looking for performance opportunities to overcoming stage fright, recovering their Hollywood dream isn't easy. But they feel blessed to have the support of their family and each other. 

Is it any good?

The unscripted series shows how difficult and unforgiving a Hollywood career can be, no matter how successful you are or may once have been. It also offers a chance for the couple to begin reclaiming their Hollywood dream by offering them some much-needed exposure.

There are some humorous moments thanks to Flex's comedy background and some of their quirkier relatives. The show also contains positive messages about family and not giving up. Their fans may like it, but as reality shows go, it doesn't offer anything particularly new. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Hollywood's "riches to rags" stories. How do people who become rich and famous in Hollywood end up losing it all? How hard is it for celebs to rebuild their lives once it happens? Why do some of them choose to share this process on a reality show? Fame? Money? Or to teach a lesson?

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