Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although there's some sexual innuendo (dialogue, kissing, a man touches a woman's butt, etc.) among this sitcom's adult and teen characters, little of it is likely to surprise teens. There's also some sporadic language (mostly "hell" and "ass") and adult drinking, but it's on the mild side, too. All of that said, much of the show's content -- which is rooted in a woman's middle-age woes -- will be lost on teens who can't relate to her circumstances. On a positive note, the show centers on a strong family headed by a loving couple who strive to be good parents.
Multiple innuendoes per episode, including many between teens. Suggestive comments include a teen calling his girlfriend "hottie." A girl puts a nude picture of herself on her boyfriend's cell phone. Occasional use of anatomical terms like "vagina."
Sporadic use of "hell" and "ass."
Much of the show's humor is rooted in the persistence of traditional gender roles that make Rita the family's primary caregiver, cook, cleaning person, and chauffeur -- all at the expense of her own freedom. But the central family is strong, with loving, caring parents. Not tons of diversity, though one main character is African American.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults are occasionally shown drinking beer.