Parents' Guide to

K.C. Undercover

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Disney megastar Zendaya rescues tepid spy-comedy.

K.C. Undercover Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 8+

It is soooo good a few dirty things

It is so empowering for girls and the fact that the family is black is just so different for Disney (the good kind of different!). Below is a dirty scene Marisa (as she walks into a closet with her prom date): Come on, Mason. This is a nice, quiet place where we K.C: Marisa! Marisa: Oh, sorry! Ocupado! We all know that they weren't gonna talk. Marisa is not a good role model, I don't want my kids thinking it's ok to go into a closet (at school!) and have sex or makeout. But besides that it is a great show with awesome role models and great messages. It's not too much sex just some sex.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 6+
Awesome some action

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (24 ):
Kids say (64 ):

Disney multitalented Zendaya lends her considerable skills to the somewhat underachieving spy-comedy series K.C. UNDERCOVER. The plot is hardly a new concept, and the show's 30-minute time frame limits the stories' complexity, making the action -- and the jokes -- predictable for all but very young viewers. There are some funny moments as K.C. assumes different personas on the job or when she tries out some of the cool gadgets she gets to use, but these are bright spots in an otherwise anticlimactic show.

That said, there's nothing inherently bad about K.C. Undercover's content, and even the action sequences aren't likely to worry kids, so it's a safe choice for those making the move from animated shows to "big kid" comedies. Those who do watch will find a lot to admire in K.C., who's both book- and street-smart, a critical thinker, and always graceful under pressure. The fact that she's close to her family is another positive quality. Your family's shared hobby might not be saving the world, but it's a good reminder of the value of finding common ground and spending quality time together.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate