Parents' Guide to

The Superstars

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Athletes, celebs team up for fun, tween-friendly challenges.

TV ABC Reality TV 2009
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This fun, fast-paced series is a breath of fresh air amid the oppressive redundancy of most reality competitions. On the whole, there's very little griping and backbiting among the contestants, who focus more on strategy, teamwork, and fun than on trash-talking their opponents. The wide variety of the events also ensures that no one group of contestants has a clear advantage over the others, keeping the games unpredictable and exciting.

In the end, though, it is a competition, and a few contestants do let their egos overshadow their best efforts on the field. When tempers flare, so does the unsportsmanlike conduct, and there's some strong language directed at themselves and their teammates. Those familiar with flashier reality series like Survivor and The Bachelor will notice the absence of add-ons like dramatic music and lighting effects, but families with tweens and teens looking for a back-to-basics contest of physical strength, intensity, and strategy will have fun with this no-frills competition.

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