Kendra on Top



Former Playmate balances career and family with innuendo.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series showcases the day-to-day lives of a celebrity couple. Some positive messages around parenting. Some mixed messages about sexuality and sex as a commodity.

Positive role models

Kendra likes to party and have a good time, and her celebrity is a result of appearing naked in Playboy and being one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends. She and Hank are committed parents to their son.

Not applicable

Lots of strong sexual innuendo, including references to sexual acts, genitals, and other sex-related issues. Occasional nudity is blurred.


Words like "hell" and "bitch" audible; "f--k" and "s--t" are bleeped.


The Mercedes-Benz logo is occasionally visible. Lots of references to Hugh Hefner and the Playboy Mansion.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The consumption of wine, shots of hard liquor, and champagne is visible at clubs and social events.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Kendra on Top, a reality show starring former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson and her husband Hank Baskett, contains lots of strong sexual innuendo and some blurred nudity. There's also some strong language ("bitch"; stronger curses bleeped), and drinking (wine, shots, champagne). It also contains some positive messages about marriage, parenthood, and family.

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What's the story?

The reality spinoff KENDRA ON TOP features former Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson and her husband, former NFL player Hank Baskett, as they raise their son Little Hank and work on their respective careers. While Hank is making the challenging transition from playing pro-football to a career in entertainment, Kendra is seizing every opportunity to advance her own modeling and entrepreneurial goals. She's still pretty wild, but tries hard to balance her professional life with her role as wife and mother.

Is it any good?


Kendra on Top, which is produced by the couple, offers a voyeuristic look at the day-to-day antics of two people whose lives have changed after getting married and having a child. It also shows the individual efforts they are making to build their careers, including losing weight and becoming more articulate in front of a camera.

The show contains some lighthearted scenes, as well as some sexually risqué moments that have become part of Kendra's trademark. Meanwhile, appearances by folks like Hugh Hefner and former Playmate Holly Madison serve as reminders about Kendra's former lifestyle. It's not the most substantive of shows, but Kendra fans might find it entertaining enough to tune in.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about reality shows. Why do celebrities agree to appear on and/or produce their own reality shows about their personal lives? What do you think the positive and negative consequences of doing this are on their careers? What about their personal lives?

  • Do you think that what you see on shows like this is real? Or do you think it is a performance for the cameras?

  • What is Kendra famous for? What distinguishes her from any other Playboy model?

TV details

Cast:Hank Baskett, Kendra Wilkinson
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 15 years old Written bydancegirl3697 June 28, 2012

Innappropriate but Entertaining

I actually like this show. Kendra's nice and funny, and so is her husband, Hank!. This is definatley a show for older kids, she does talk about sex a lot and cusses. This is a cute and funny show for older teens.
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Too much sex
Too much swearing


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