Parents' Guide to

Vice Squad

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Rough reality show about cops making arrests isn't for kids.

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Ultimately, Vice Squad isn't very interesting -- after all, one arrest looks very much like another. Even segments that focus on "characters" like ditzy hookers are rather dull. The idea is to shock, but the result is so "been there, done that" that it just isn't that shocking. Nor do the officers come off looking that good. Their talk about how they're helping the world feels cheesy rather than noble, especially since some of them are masked (probably with good reason).

Add all of that to the fact that the show is full of references to illegal sex, drugs, gambling, and more, and you can see why this isn't exactly family-friendly viewing.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 6, 2009
  • Network: MyNetworkTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

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