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Played by Fame

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Celebs' pranks on fans aren't too mean; still some iffiness.

TV BET Reality TV 2009
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

We had a great time laughing!

I was able to watch the show with my kids, we laughed the whole show. We have seen some risky scenes, bur my kids were aged appropriate to handle it. PLAYED by FAME is full of good humor fun. Reminded me of Candid Camera behaving badly.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Despite the behind-the-scenes laughter from those in on the day's pranks, Played by Fame doesn't come across as particularly mean spirited. In fact, while much of the show's humor comes from the unsuspecting fans' reactions, plenty of laughs also come from the performances of the various celebrities -- who must find ways to keep the pretense going all day.

But not all of the show's funny moments are appropriate for young viewers. Some of the jokes rely on strong sexual innuendo, while others incorporate drinking and drug references to make them believable. Meanwhile, both the celebrities and their fans use lots of strong language. But teens mature enough to handle the content who like prank shows will probably enjoy it.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 6, 2009
  • Cast: Al Shearer
  • Network: BET
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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