A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Friendly games are fun for everyone involved.
Positive Role Models
Contestants root for their teammates and are good winners and losers. Celebrities even switch teams to help the team that beat them win the grand prize.
The host is a white male, contestants are women and men of various ethnicities.
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Products & Purchases
Based on the Mattel party game of the same name.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pictionary is a family-friendly game show featuring contestants and TV celebrities teaming up to play the classic game.
Is It Any Good?
As proven by Hollywood Game Night, silly games plus raucous celebrities can equal TV gold. Pictionary, however, fails to deliver on any part of this equation. Surprisingly, the show doesn't offer any kind of twist, opting instead to fill all thirty minutes with round after monotonous round of the classic drawing and guessing game -- which show creators failed to realize is way more fun to play than it is to watch. Host Jerry O'Connell doesn't do much and the lack of a studio audience and weird laugh track make the whole thing somehow chaotic and boring at the same time. To add to the forced, cringeworthy feel, the B- and C-list celebrities aren't terribly convincing in their bid to look like they're having fun. Considering there's a whole host of better celebrity game show options out there, this is one to skip.
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