Parents' Guide to

Southern Nights

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Drinking, sexuality, brawling in Real World-type setting.

TV CMT Reality TV 2012
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Southern Nights features lots of Real World-style antics, including highlighting unique personality types, endless arguments, and lots of relationship drama. The voyeuristic look into the more intimate interactions between cast members (and folks they meet outside of the house) also add to the show's overall entertainment factor.

There is some attempt at reflecting values that are often considered more "Southern" (i.e. conservative) here, including limiting the use of swear words and showing the group pray together at meal times. Discussions about the housemates being a sort of family are also frequent. But there is enough wild partying, drinking, brawling, and sexual innuendo here to rival other popular reality shows on the air, making this an iffy choice for teens.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 7, 2012
  • Network: CMT
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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