Parents' Guide to

The Shot

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fashion photo competition walks on the sexy side.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2007
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Created by the producers of America's Next Top Model, The Shot offers an interesting look at the decidedly unglamorous work that goes into creating the glossy images we see in fashion magazines. Like Top Model, the series includes images of models wearing revealing clothing and posing for nude layouts (though no sensitive body parts are shown). But in the end, this series focuses more on the art and technique that goes into taking a good picture rather than what goes into to posing for one.

The show -- much like fellow fashion-industry series Project Runway and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency -- will likely be a hit with viewers who are interested in that world, as well as with aspiring photographers who want to learn more about the industry and how it works. But the cast's endless bickering, the sometimes-strong language, and some sexually-explicit comments make the series a bit strong for younger viewers.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 4, 2007
  • Cast: Russell James
  • Network: VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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