The Bradshaw Bunch

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Family-focused reality doc has strong language, innuendo.

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Positive Messages

It’s a reality show that focuses heavily on a tight-knight, supportive family. 

Positive Role Models

Terry and Tammy Bradshaw note that their daughters are smart as well as beautiful. The daughters are educated and behave like responsible adults. Zurie is biracial. 

Violence

There are some mild exchanges that are more humorous than angry. There is a brief conversation about the death of Rachel Bradshaw’s late husband. 

Sex

Some mild innuendo that goes over the heads of kids. One episode deals with a daughter who had a breast augmentation procedure. Others deal with Rachel's dating life. 

Language

Words include "crap," "d--k," and "t-ts." Curses like "s--t" are bleeped. 

Consumerism

Terry Bradshaw’s brand logo is frequently visible on his clothes. iPhones are sometimes visible. Sometimes logos for organizations or causes he’s working for, such as NASCAR and St. Jude’s, are shown. Social media platforms like Instagram are referenced. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References are made to alcohol (and some are made by children). 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Bradshaw Bunch is a family-themed unscripted series featuring sports analyst Terry Bradshaw and his family. It contains some innuendo that will go over young viewers’ heads, and some strong language, ranging from words like "crap," "d--k," and "t-ts" to bleeped curses. The sudden death of a spouse is also discussed. Terry Bradshaw’s brand logo is visible on clothing, and logos for organizations like St. Jude’s Children’s Fund are sometimes shown. References are made to drinking alcohol. 

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Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat November 28, 2020

The trash bunch

I haven’t watched it before but, I don’t think you should watch it.

What's the story?

THE BRADSHAW BUNCH is a reality series featuring former NFL quarterback, singer, and current sports analyst Terry Bradshaw with his family at his Texas ranch. Bradshaw currently lives in a sprawling race in Texas with his wife Tammy. Living close by is his oldest daughter Rachel, who is building a career in real-estate, and Erin, who, along with her husband, train quarter horses. Also dropping in is his daughter Lacey, along with her husband and two children, including young Zurie. There’s never a dull moment when they are together, and they never forget that the most important thing in life is family. 

Is it any good?

This positive, family-themed series features Terry Bradshaw engaging in lots of crazy antics to the delight and consternation of his family. The banter between them is mostly lighthearted, but it usually revolves around the patriarch in some way. Meanwhile, Zurie frequently shares screen time with her grandfather, highlighting the obvious close relationship they have with each other. 

Like most unscripted series, there are moments that feel rehearsed or pre-planned. Nonetheless, Bradshaw’s often-goofy personality makes him likable, and occasionally genuinely funny. During the show’s many heartfelt moments, he never misses a chance to tell family members how much he loves and supports them. No matter how silly or staged The Bradshaw Bunch is, you can’t help but feel that it still offers something genuine. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons why celebrities, and their families, agree to be on reality shows. Is it for the money? Fame? Or is there another motive?

  • Do people who appear on reality shows act like themselves when the cameras are on? Or do they become a television version of themselves? Do you think Terry Bradshaw and his family behave the same way when the cameras are off?

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