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Parents' Guide to

Table for 12

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Latest large-family show is age-appropriate for kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+
Love it!!!! What a refreshing change from the nightmare that was Jon and Kate +8!
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The only thing that makes the Hayes family unusual is that they've got 10 kids. Other than that, they're actually pretty ordinary. They're loving, Eric is actively involved with the kids, and there's appropriate discipline. The biggest downside is the constant whining in the background, but where there's a 4-year-old, there's whining -- and the Hayeses have six of them.

Admittedly, going out for pizza or to the grocery store is a bit more of a challenge, but it's not that interesting, either -- and that's the show's biggest problem. The Hayeses are nice and probably interesting enough in real life, but they're not must-see TV material.

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