Meet the Smiths
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Blended-family reality show offers good, clean fun.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The importance of family is the main theme.
Positive Role Models
The family is close, especially the siblings.
Violence & Scariness
There are occasional disagreements, but nothing violent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Children make silly references to being "sexy," but nothing else.
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Products & Purchases
Apple computers, Infiniti and Cadillac cars, Steel Barbells gym.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult wine consumption at restaurants.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Meet the Smiths is a family-friendly reality series that contains positive messages about how a tight-knit blended family lives their lives. Starring NBA world champion and Emmy-winning sports commentator Kenny "The Jet" Smith and his wife, Price Is Right model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, the show highlights the challenges of raising a family when each parent brings a different style of discipline to the table. Single parenthood and divorce are briefly referenced, and there are mild disagreements and silly children's references to being "sexy" but nothing to really worry about.
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What's the Story?
MEET THE SMITHS stars NBA world champion and Emmy-winning sports commentator Kenny "The Jet" Smith and his wife, Price Is Right model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, as they raise their blended family. Together they're bringing up Gwen's daughter Monique; Kenny's biological kids, Kayla and KJ; and the couple's young children, Malloy and London. From Kenny's difficulty coping with Monique going off to college, to Gwen's efforts to get the children to pick up after themselves, the two show how they keep their family happy and healthy despite their very different parenting techniques.
Is It Any Good?
The family-friendly series shows some of the day-to-day interactions that take place when everyone is home. It's a big crowd, and sometimes it's hard to keep the peace. There are some humorous moments, though, especially when Kenny's laid-back and fun-focused approach to being a dad isn't consistent with Gwen's more disciplined style. It's not the most original of shows, but Meet the Smiths contains its fair share of manufactured on-camera activities (and drama) to keep reality fans interested. There also are lots of positive messages here, especially when it comes to being good parents and understanding what it means to be a family.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about why families agree to be on reality shows. Do you think reality TV can be used to send positive messages?
How do the Smiths differ from your own family? How are they the same?
- Premiere date: April 10, 2015
- Cast: Kenny Smith, Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith
- Network: TBS
- Genre: Reality TV
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: February 26, 2022
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