Parents' Guide to

Set for Life

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Age-appropriate -- but stupid -- game show.

TV ABC Game Shows 2007
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Set for Life has got to be one of the dumbest game shows ever. It involves no skill and only the very slightest common sense. In fact, in the first episode, the game was played with mastery by a 4-year-old (though the kid's uncle did the actual physical maneuvering). So the only test of skill is the contestant's ability to figure out basic probabilities, though Kimmel frequently does the simple math himself ("You've got a two in five chance of winning").

The show is pure chance, and frankly, not very interesting, unless you find the adrenaline-induced shenanigans the contestants partake in particularly fascinating. Aside from the standard game show greed, there's nothing in Set for Life that parents need to worry about, except for its utter inanity.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 20, 2007
  • Cast: Jimmy Kimmel
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: March 1, 2022

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