Parents' Guide to

Reed Between the Lines

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sitcom emphasizes strong family unit, some mature themes.

TV BET Comedy 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

I LOVE!! Reed between the lines

I love this show and I love the roles of each actor. I especially like that it touches family and social issues

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 5+


I love this show, I only hope that it will be watched so that it will not get cancelled. What happened to all the Black TV shows? I hardly watch TV anymore, I can't relate!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (2):

The BET original program feels like a modern-day version of The Cosby Show, thanks to its focus on educated, professional African-American characters and lots of positive messages about the importance of family, friendship, good parenting, and making healthy choices. However, these messages are weaved into some mature story lines about dating, divorce, and psychological dysfunction.

Nonetheless, it's definitely milder than many other sitcoms. It also moves away from using African-American stereotypes to get a laugh. For those who like family-centered comedies, this one will be sure to please.

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