Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Celebs pay it forward in fun, feel-good series.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

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Positive Messages

Working hard and talent is important, but sometimes people need money and other resources to realize their dreams. Paying it forward is a reward unto itself. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Celebrities offer advice, money, and other resources to help people reach their goals. 


Nothing violent, but difficult childhoods and other issues briefly discussed. 


Contains occasional strong words like "crap."


Occasionally companies are referenced if they're associated with the contributions being made. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition features celebrities going undercover to help people achieve their goals. In disguise, they meet hard-working people, and then contribute money and other resources to help them get closer to their dreams. There are some occasional strong words, and sometimes people describe having difficult childhoods and other life challenges. Companies helping with contributions are briefly referenced. The show underscores the importance of giving back to the community, and it's a fun whole-family watch. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7-year-old Written byTrishaGateway2018 May 23, 2018

Best TV Ever

This really shows people that hard work always pay off good at the end. I really enjoy watching all the undercover boss shows. Sometimes I need a tissue towards... Continue reading
Parent of a 16-year-old Written byNancySyd27 May 18, 2018

Always work hard & treat people with respect, the rewards are plenty!!!

This show is an excellent version of Undercover Boss, with the Celebrities, such as Idina Menzel (singer "Frozen"). The episode with Idina Menzel was... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old August 27, 2018

Really Good.

When I first watched this I watched the Gabby Douglas one and it was spectacular. I want tweens and up to watch this because its such a good and funny show.

What's the story?

UNDERCOVER BOSS: CELEBRITY EDITION, an installment of the Undercover Boss franchise, features celebrities going on talent searches in disguise to help people make their dreams come true. Folks famous for making it to the top of their careers, including gold medalist Gabby Douglas, Tony award winning singer Idina Menzel, and Super Bowl champion Deion Sanders transform themselves into very different-looking people and spend time with hard working and talented athletes, singers, models, and others who have big goals, but lack the necessary resources to fulfill them. They also meet people who are trying to support and mentor others in their communities.  At the end of each episode, the featured celeb reveals her/his true identity to the different people they meet, and discuss the contributions s/he is making to help. 

Is it any good?

The fun, “feel good” reality series features celebrities paying it forward as they go out of their way to help others. A lot of the fun comes from the celebrities and how play their undercover characters. But the real focus is on the people they meet, all of whom have the talent and the drive, but who are limited by the lack of funds, mentorship, and networking opportunities required to go farther. 

Each episode contains lots of lighthearted moments, and usually ends with happy tears from inspired celebs and grateful donation recipients. Overall, Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition underscores how important and rewarding it is to help others, especially when you're in a unique position to do so. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what it would be like to go undercover for a day like they do in Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition. What would your disguise be like? Who would you want to secretly learn more about? Why? 

  • What dreams do you want to reach? What role does money play in reaching them? Is this is fair? 

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