Parents' Guide to

Hitched or Ditched

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Show has mixed messages about going down the aisle.

TV CW Reality TV 2009
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The show's "all-or-nothing" approach sets couples up to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives under very unrealistic circumstances. While it makes for some dramatic moments, the show's approach completely fails to address some of the underlying issues that are already interfering with the couples' ability to move forward in their relationships. And it doesn't give them any constructive advice, either.

Watching couples trying to decide whether or not their relationship is suited for a lifelong commitment while being tempted by the trappings of a lavish reception may help people recognize the important difference between a wedding and a marriage. But series' nature makes it feel more like a game show than any attempt at creating a blissful match. Overall the experience isn't just voyeuristic, but also decidedly unromantic.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 26, 2009
  • Cast: Tanya McQueen
  • Network: CW
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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