The Family Crews

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Celeb reality show with strong family message.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

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Positive Messages

Family, marriage, and hands-on parenting are all major themes here. Christianity, faith, and prayer are an important part of the family’s lifestyle.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Both Terry and Rebecca Crews are committed to each other and to their children. The Crews serve as a positive model of African-American family life.


People are shown firing rifles at a shooting range. Young children occasionally argue and push each other.


One storyline centers on Crews’ eldest daughter’s boyfriend. One adult daughter is pregnant. Rebecca’s professional acting sometimes includes kissing male actors. 


Los Angeles area stores like Gianttis and locations like Stone Manor are visible. Expensive cars (Audi, BMW) are visible, but the logos are not prominently displayed.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Social drinking (beer, wine, champagne) is occasionally visible.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this reality series featuring actor Terry Crews, his wife, and family is full of positive messages about marriage, parenthood, and family with subtle references to God and Christianity. Adults occasionally drink (wine, beer, champagne), and the younger Crews children sometimes argue and push each other.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byclarence August 5, 2015
Adult Written byRyedenna April 17, 2011

Taking it up a notch

I love the show, however, would like for them to take the time to do Winnie's and the sister next to her hair. I like the show because it appears real wit... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old February 28, 2010
love it

What's the story?

THE FAMILY CREWS is a reality series that follows the daily antics of Everybody Hates Chris star Terry Crews, his wife Rebecca, and their children: Naomi, Azriel, Terra, Wynfrey, and their only son, 3-year-old Isaiah. While renewing his vows with his wife of 20 years or taking his kids to school, Crews shares his insights about being a husband and father while juggling an acting career.

Is it any good?

Like the sitcom that he stars in, Crews takes a humorous approach when talking about his relationship with his wife and children. There are some serious moments, too, especially when the family faces potential crises thanks to wildfires and their kids' sometimes rebellious ways.

It’s all pretty mild, and like many reality shows of this kind, some of the scenes seem a little staged. The Cosby-like family also comes off a little too perfect at times. But this doesn’t take away from the strong positive messages it offers about marriage, parenthood, and family.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why celebrity families agree to appear in reality shows. What makes their lives entertaining enough for a television series? Do you think they behave the same as when the cameras aren’t there? Why or why not?

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