The Cleveland Show

2008 TV-14 2 seasons

The Cleveland Show

2008 TV-14 2 seasons
  • Overview
  • Seasons
  • Details
Spinning off from Seth MacFarlane's popular animated series "Family Guy," Cleveland Brown moves to his hometown of Stoolbend, Virginia, where he marries high school sweetheart, Donna, and the two raise her rowdy kids and his teenager, Cleveland Jr. In addition to stepkids Roberta and Rallo, Cleveland now finds himself interacting with a bunch of offbeat neighbors, including a family of talking bears.
Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Jason Sudeikis, Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Aseem Batra
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 4 discs

This animated spin-off from "Family Guy" follows the trials and tribulations of Cleveland Brown, who finally married his high school crush, Donna, and moved to Virginia, only to discover that their life isn't the storybook romance he had envisioned. Challenged by stepchildren on the prowl and surrounded by rednecks, whackos and even a family of bears, Cleveland has to find new and inventive ways of keeping his head above water.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Cleveland Show -- an animated spin-off of Family Guy -- is too racy for young kids. Creator Seth MacFarlane's brand of humor is heavy on shock value -- as in sequences that seem to condone sexual harassment among elementary school students or encourage teens to ignore their parents' instructions -- and includes lots of over-the-top references to sex and drinking. The series is also rife with racially-tinged comments and other salty language (including words like "douche" and "boobs"). All of the edgy content unfortunately overwhelms the genuinely sweet message about love and family at the core of the show.

Sexual Content

Frequent references to sex and sexual activities. A boy in elementary school drops his pencil on purpose as an excuse to look up the skirts of his classmates. Cleveland says he hopes to "get in a bit of petting" on a date. Another character says he wants to "touch boobs." There's no animated sex or visible cartoon genitalia, but couples do kiss, and Cleveland appears naked in the bath.


Little explicit violence, though some characters do have guns, which sometimes go off accidentally for comic effect.


Pretty raunchy for primetime animated fare, though that likely won't come as a surprise for fans of creator Seth MacFarlane. Though none of the most explicit swear words are used, expect plenty of others, including "boobs," "douche" (used as a put-down), "damn," "jive-ass turkey," "what the hell," and others. The show also features many comments about race and plenty of references to sex.

Social Behavior

Despite its raunchy tone/content and frequent reliance on race-based humor and other stereotypes, the show does have a sweet undertone thanks to Cleveland and Donna's relationship. The show also demonstrates how people can sometimes be blind to the obvious faults of others -- but if they can learn to stand up for themselves and see these people for what they are, they can find happiness with someone else.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Several characters often hang out at a bar drinking beer, and Cleveland and Donna sometimes drink wine at home.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Unlimited movies sent to your door, starting at $9.99 a month.