Parents' Guide to

Quints by Surprise

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

"Big family" reality show is more appealing than most.

TV TLC Reality TV 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+


What a bunch of whiny unhappy children. I cant stand to listen to this show. All the kids do is cry! I do not recommend this show unless you like listening screaming children constantly.
age 5+

Our entire family enjoys this show

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (4):

Shows like Quints by Surprise are a dime a dozen these days. But something about the Jones' story is very appealing. They're worried about surviving. They had bought their oversized house thinking they could sell it relatively easily, only to be caught by surprise by the quints' birth. Now, they have to sell it because they can't afford it.

But while the Jonese may be down, they're definitely not out. Anyone would be worried in their situation, but they stay pretty optimistic and look for ways to make everything work. And the show's storytelling is fast paced enough -- and poignant enough -- that you're willing to watch them do it.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 30, 2010
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: July 2, 2022

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