The Real Husbands of Hollywood

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun reality spoof has innuendo, comic stereotyping.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

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

Positive Messages

The show spoofs some of the over-the-top things that occur on popular reality shows, commenting partly on how ridiculous the superficial topics are. The show plays with racial stereotypes in a humorous way.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The characters are largely over-the-top versions of themselves -- successful actors/comedians in real life.


Occasionally comedic fist fights take place; a child kicks an adult in the genital region.


Characters occasionally discuss romantic interests or relationship issues. Some occasional crude references to genitals, like "nuts."


Words like "hell" and "ass" audible. Words like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped. The word "mitch" is used to describe a man who acts like a difficult female.


Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and other high-end cars makes visible. Cast members occasionally plug their real-life productions and/or companies, like World of Alfa clothing company.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Beer, wine, champagne, and mixed drinks are consumed frequently during social functions.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Real Husbands of Hollywood is a fictitious reality show starring real actors/entertainers with celebrity wives. The comedy is mild compared to the reality shows it spoofs, but features some sexual discussions, including some crude references like "nuts," some salty vocab, and lots of social drinking. Comic arguments and occasional physical fights (punching, kicking) break out.

User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Adult Written byBrice2232 May 27, 2015

The concealed racism WITHIN BET Black ENTERTAINMENT

I was watching this show because it was on BET and I have always watched BET, there are familiar actors/actresses and I think it's a funny show until, I re... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat January 19, 2021
Teen, 15 years old Written byNinjaObsession November 11, 2013


I love this show to death. The first season was completely hilarious but the second season is ok.. not as funny but i still love watching it. The cameo Bobby Br... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD is a fictitious reality series starring the entertainer husbands of some notable Hollywood women. It stars comedian Kevin Hart as himself, who finds himself enjoying life thanks to a successful career and recent divorce. His circle of friends include Nick Cannon, husband of singer Mariah Carey; Duane Martin, husband of actress Tisha Campbell; and Boris Kodjoe, husband of actress Nicole Ari Parker. Also part of the gang is J.B. Smoove, who is married to singer Shahidah Omar, and Robin Thicke, actress Paula Patton's husband. From absurd jealousies over wives and careers, to fighting with children about pie, these men navigate the difficult social world of Hollywood, and still look to each other for friendship.

Is it any good?

The Real Husbands of Hollywood, which is produced by Nick Hart, offers a funny portrayal of some famous Hollywood men playing themselves as husbands, fathers, and friends in some over-the-top narratives. The appearances of notable celebs like Nelly, Jay Leno, and Shaquille O'Neal, as the stories unfold in the parody, also add to the fun.

The men don't specifically behave like the women featured on popular reality shows, but it's a little slapsticky at times. However, the series' obvious references to common reality show events, like gossipy conversations, scenes of enemies behaving like friends, and of course, dramatic confrontations, create some laughable moments. Folks looking for some lighthearted comedy fare will definitely find some here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about comedies. What exactly is a spoof and/or parody? Is it meant to offer important social commentary? Or is it just meant to be funny? Can a spoof go too far? Stereotypes are often used as a way of creating humor in parodies. Is this appropriate, even when they are used to make a point?

  • What specific kinds of things does this show do to make it seem like a reality show, even though it isn't?  Have you ever seen a reality show and thought it was supposed to be a comedy? Do you think there's a chance that people will watch this series and think that it is actually a reality show? Is this a problem?

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