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TKO: Total Knock Out

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Ninja Warrior meets dodgeball in fun physical game show.

TV CBS Game Shows 2018
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This goofy series offers lots of laughable moments as people awkwardly make their way through an obstacle course without getting knocked out. Much like the Wipeout franchise, the show's humor comes from the various ways players try to hang on, as well as the graceless ways they fall. But it's Kevin Hart's hosting style, which is both hilarious and energetic, that makes the show stand out.

TKO: Total Knock Out features a wide array of contestants -- from school teachers and nurses to cheerleaders and police officers -- and some are less athletically gifted than others. But they're all recognized for positive things, and jokes about them are restricted to their performance during the competition. It's lighthearted and silly, and the type of show you can tune in to when you're simply looking for some mindless entertainment.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 11, 2018
  • Cast: Kevin Hart
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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