Parents' Guide to

Growing Up Twisted

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Rocker's family is "twisted" but surprisingly tight-knit.

TV A&E Reality TV 2010
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+
Loved the show! Cody and Shane are so funny.I can't wait to see what they do next!Love the whole family.Best reality show I have seen in years!

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age 12+

FUNNY FAMILY SHOW We Loved Growing Up Twisted

WE LOVED IT...LOVED IT SO MUCH WE WATCHED THE ENCORE 2 episodes over again. I( Woman 46yrs old) watched it last night for the premier episodes( Tuesday July 27th 10PM A&E)along with my husband (50yrs old)and my 2 children (daughter 19 yrs and son 13yrs) We enjoyed it so much. We laughed, we cried, we talked...It was so nice to watch a "Real" family.Dee and his family are tight/He and Suzette have been married 34 years..It wasn't about liquor/drugs or violence...It was a family reality show that every family member can enjoy. The oldest son (Jesse Blaze) is a singer and writer and wrote the most beautiful single that was just released on ITunes "Go with Me"...Go give a listen...The kids are so funny..The show is true reality and makes you feel that you know the family. I not only found a new favorite show but I feel like I have made some new friends...We are looking so forward to next week TUESDAY NIGHTS 10PM A&E

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

As often as we've seen this same formula -- be it with The Osbournes or Gene Simmons Family Jewels -- it's still fun to see a celebrity who built his career on the notion of bucking authority have to deal with the drudgeries of fatherhood. And in a refreshing twist, Dee Snider isn't an incoherent couch potato (sorry, Ozzy) or a skirt-chasing self-promoter (our apologies, Gene) but rather a surprisingly good role model. (And a grandfather to boot!)

Granted, he isn't perfect, and his kids swear like a ship full of sailors. But that doesn't stop him from reining them in when they go too far -- even if Suzette won't back him up. For instance, when a hot-headed Cody warns a heckler, "I'll beat the f--k out of you," Suzette is not only proud, she thinks he "shoulda kicked his ass." But a deadly serious Dee makes it clear that, when it comes to his kids threatening violence, he's not gonna take it. And who would've predicted that?

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 27, 2010
  • Cast: Dee Snider
  • Network: A&E
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 24, 2022

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