Parents' Guide to

Relative Insanity

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Families compete for money in intense 36-hour game show.

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From sticking their faces in a pie to find rings, to having to decide how much money to spend on lunch, the families of Relative Insanity must work together and make strategic decisions if they have any hope of winning. But a big part of the show's entertainment value is the interactions between family members in between challenges, which range from the humorous to the dramatic.

While the series highlights the value of family spending time together during the experience, you may feel conflicted about some of the decisions they have to make (like ridding themselves of the weakest family member) in order to maximize their chances of winning money. Nonetheless, the messages here are generally positive.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 25, 2014
  • Network: Lifetime
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: October 23, 2022

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