Parents' Guide to

The Springer Hustle

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Insider's look at the making of talk-show trash.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

This Talk Show is rated TV-14 for a Reason.

This Show plays on The CW, too. Although, It is rated TV-14 for a Reason, I think It should be rated TV-MA. IT has a lot of Fighting, Strong Language and more. I'd say It should be Good for 15 and up.
age 12+


It's good for the "Violence for The Whole Fzmily!" Families. But, it might influence your children to fight or call each other shemales before they know what it means.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Fans of Jerry Springer -- or even those just curious about how the whole debacle is put together -- will find this show's "briefings," in which producers rehearse with booked guests, illuminating. The producers get riled up along with the guests, sweating, cursing, and throwing insults left and right in preparation for the show. During the show, they stand on the sidelines prepping guests with flattery, fashion advice, and encouraging words. Sometimes they even hand over lines that the guests then repeat verbatim on air.

Because the scenarios the producers deal with usually involve infidelity, deception, and nasty disagreements -- as well as full-on fistfights and steady streams of profanity -- younger viewers should tune out. Teens will survive a viewing, but parents may want to check in with them about the content of the show, particularly touching on the potential for exploitation of the guests.

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