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Surviving the In-Laws

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Surprisingly funny semi-scripted family conflict stories.

TV TLC Comedy 2013
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Thanks to the comedic performances of the couples, Surviving the In-Laws offers some laugh-out-loud moments as adult children attempt to talk, negotiate, bribe, and even fire their meddlesome and/or difficult in-laws in order to get them out of their hair. Meanwhile, the interactions between the cast members feel so genuine that you may find yourself wondering if this is a reality show rather than a semi-scripted series.

The show sometimes feels like it relies on some of the negative stereotypes about in-laws to get some laughs. But the fact that the events featured here are based on true stories gives it some substance. Some folks might be able to relate to what they see here, while others will simply find it funny.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 31, 2013
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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