The Cromarties

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Mild blended sports family reality show has cursing.

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age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Good parenting and family are main themes. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Antonio and Terricka Cromartie are committed to the kids, even if their parenting styles differ. 


Having children with multiple women is referenced. The children sometimes talk about their "boyfriends." 


Lots of bleeped cursing, mostly uttered by Terricka. 


Occasional references to products in a supermarket, but nothing obviously featured. The series extends Antonio Cromartie's brand. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Cromarties is a family-themed reality show starring football player Antonio Cromartie. It contains positive messages about the importance of good parenting and family. It also contains lots of bleeped swearing, and references to having children with multiple women. Thanks to the family patriarch, football is often a theme, and the overall show promotes Cromartie and his brand. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
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Adult Written byKaybrett July 3, 2018


I liked the show and Terrika and Antonio and the kids , until when his son TJ came to visit and Antonio picked him up from the airport in his Lambogini and she... Continue reading
Adult Written byRoella June 23, 2018


I feel this show is so fake and scripted. If you actually see this family on their Instagram especially the mother. She’s pretty rude and violent with people po... Continue reading

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What's the story?

THE CROMARTIES is a reality series about the day-to-day life of former NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie and his wife, former reality star Terricka, as they raise their blended family. Cromartie is now a free agent and a stay-at-home dad to six of his 14 children. But his parenting style can be challenging, and he must find a way to work with Terricka to raise their large brood the best way they can. 

Is it any good?

This mildly fun series features a large family learning how to adjust to their new life together, with varying results. From planning a birthday party to keeping a family budget, Terricka sets the rules, while Antonio gently breaks them. Interactions with the children also create some humorous moments.

The cast is privileged, but they all come across as kind and caring. However, like many unscripted shows, most of the events featured on The Cromarties feel staged for the cameras. Nonetheless, fans of the football player might be entertained by what they find here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons that professional athletes have their own reality shows. To show that they can do something else outside of their sport? To extend their brand?

  • Does The Cromarties represent what many other successful athletes' lives are like once their NFL team career is over? What do most sports stars do after they stop playing?

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