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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The parents are patient, loving role models for the kids and handle the challenges of step-parenting with confidence born of their strong relationship with each other.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Among the teens, there's talk of "picking up" guys/girls and which ones are the most attractive and, therefore, desirable. Kissing is shown occasionally, but it never goes further than that.
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"Oh my God," "sex," etc.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this show portrays a newly blended family of eight striving for cohesion. The first-time step-parents sometimes feel out of their league, but by being open-minded and willing to learn from their mistakes, they eventually strike a balance that works for everyone. Very little in the show will raise eyebrows, and the subject matter will resonate with many families.
Is It Any Good?
This family-friendly sitcom is a great choice for step-parents and step-children (or any family, really) to enjoy together. Originally broadcast as part of ABC's TGIF line-up in the early '90s, Step by Step now airs in syndication and is available on DVD.
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