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My family was recently on vacation up in New Hampshire when disaster struck. A big thunderstorm rolled through.  Gasp!  It was a major storm involving torrential downpours and ping-pong ball sized hail, so we were basically trapped inside of our condo (I’m just glad we were already inside when the sky opened up!!). Anyhow, not five minutes into it my boys both started with the “I’m bored” nonsense. Thankfully all of our devices were fully charged and ready to stream some some of their favorite shows on Fios.

Verizon Fios Tween Streaming Guide

Because I have two tween boys, I decided to round up some of their favorite go-to shows. If you have tween boys, check out this Verizon Fios Tween Streaming Guide because who knows – you might find a new show that you love! It’s super exciting that new areas in Boston are getting Fios service all the time and I am thrilled to be partnering with Verizon to bring you some information about their new service in the Boston area! I’ve had Verizon Fios for years and I have never been anything but happy with it!

1. American Ninja Warrior

From schoolteachers to firemen to police officers to social workers, this competition gives everyday men and women the chance to transform into fearless acrobatic competitors at the six regional qualifying competitions held throughout the U.S. 100 finalists will have a shot at a $500,000 cash prize and the chance to win the coveted “American Ninja Warrior” title at the national finals in Las Vegas.

While this list is technically in random order, I put this show first for good reason. This show holds a special place in our family’s hearts. One of the 5th grade teachers from my boys school just completed the course in the Cleveland qualifiers a few weeks ago. Her name is Allyssa Beird and she is a beast! My oldest, who is now going into 8th grade didn’t have her, but my little guy who is going into 4th grade in September still might.  The whole school has been rallying behind her and it’s been pretty awesome to see the community come together over this.  Oh, and did I mention that Mrs. Beird is a beast?  Seriously…watch the episode. You will be blown away.

Anyhow, my whole family loved the show before, but now we love it even more.  Especially the boys!

2. Tiny House Nation

There’s a trend in the U.S. housing market, albeit a very small one. Drawn to the prospect of financial freedom, a simpler lifestyle, and limiting one’s environmental footprint, more buyers are opting to downsize — in some cases, to spaces no larger than 300 square feet — and this series celebrates the “tiny house” movement. Hosts and renovation professionals John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin travel across America to show ingenious small dwellings and their creative inhabitants. They also help families design and construct their own dream minihomes.

Both of my boys both have a fascination with tiny houses and are obsessed with this show. When I have other tweens over, tiny houses always get brought up, so I know it’s not just mine. While I don’t get the appeal of living in a tiny house, hearing other people’s stories is actually quite captivating.  Once you sit down and start to watch, you will be hooked.

3. Beat Bobby Flay


Bobby Flay is no stranger to culinary competitions, whether he’s hosting (“Bobby’s Dinner Battle”) or competing (“Throwdown With Bobby Flay”). In this program he does both. Each half-hour episode begins with two chefs competing to create a dish using an ingredient chosen by Flay. The winner of that challenge — as determined by a special guest judge — goes to the second round, in which he or she does battle against chef Flay. To make things a little more fair, the challenger has an advantage by being able to prepare a signature dish that is unknown to Bobby until the start of the round. Once he learns what the dish is, Flay must immediately come up with his own version. A panel determines the winner of the second round through a blind taste test. Food Network regulars Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell and Giada De Laurentiis are among the judges appearing on the show.

My oldest wants to be Bobby Flay when he grows up, so he watches everything with him in it. Really! This is a fun cooking competition show and you might just get an awesome idea for dinner when you stream an episode of it.

4. Cutthroat Kitchen


“Cutthroat Kitchen” isn’t a typical cooking competition. A player, in addition to being a good chef, must be able to outwit and, at times, sabotage opponents to win. Each episode features four people vying in three rounds to win up to $25,000 cash. At the beginning, $100,000 is split evenly among the players to spend however they wish during the game. The chefs spend the money at auctions to get things that could help them — like buying exclusive use of salt — or hinder their opponents — like prohibiting them from tasting a recipe in progress. Each round eliminates one chef, until there is a winner. Although the competitors want to make purchases at auction to improve the chances of winning, they don’t want to spend too much; the amount remaining in the winner’s bank determines the ultimate prize. Some special tournaments — usually seasonally themed — stretch across multiple episodes and offer higher amounts of money. Alton Brown hosts.

This is a big favorite in our house, both with my tween boys and us parents. We all love seeing the out of box concoctions that the chefs come up with and some of the sabotages the chefs do to each other during the competition are absolutely hysterical. It’s more than just a cooking show and it’s a great show to sit down and watch as a family.

5. Phineas and Ferb


Phineas Flynn and his stepbrother, Ferb Fletcher, are determined to make every day of their summer vacation fun. They try building a full-scale roller coaster, becoming musicians, building a backyard beach, and traveling back in time to meet dinosaurs. Their family pet, Perry the Platypus, doubles as a secret agent and battles evil. Meanwhile, older sister Candace is tattling on them to Mom and Dad, though she can never seem to catch them in the act.

Phineas and Ferb is one of the most watched shows in my house.  It’s my youngest’s go-to show and we’ve all seen each episode many times over the years.  The thing is, this one is for the parents, too.  There’s a lot of adult humor mixed in.  I will be the first to admit that cartoons are not what they used to be and there are many that I can’t even stand to watch, but Phineas and Ferb isn’t one of them.  It’s really relatable and just plain funny. I really enjoy it to be honest and so do the kids.

There are many other shows my boys love, but these are the ones that not only my boys love, but the whole family loves.  What shows would you add to the Fios Tween Streaming Guide?

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  64 Responses to “Verizon Fios Tween Streaming Guide #FiosBoston #ad”

  1. Fios has some great stuff here. We LOVE Phineas and Ferb!

  2. These are some great picks. I”ll have to give Fios a look and see what else they have to offer. We’ve been thinking of switching.

  3. My son is 16, but he still loves a good cartoon. Phineas and Ferb is one of his favorites. I think they are hilarious as well!

  4. Phineas and Ferb are amazingly funny! Love the platypus! We don’t have Fios, but have heard great things about it!

  5. What a great option. Being in Canada, we don’t have Verizon, but I loved it when we lived in the states!

  6. All good shows! 🙂 It’s nice that Verizon is switching things up.

  7. These all look like great shows. My youngest is becoming a teenager in a few short months. I’m sure she would like Tiny House Nation.

  8. I don’t have any tweens but I love watching the cooking shows on Netflix. I don’t think I have had a chance to watch Beat Bobby Flay yet. I’ll have to add that.

  9. This is neat! I know my girls would enjoy this a lot. We watch a lot of Netflix and most of these are on there too.

  10. Cutthroat Kitchen is one of my favorite shows. I love to stream episodes when I am home. I will have to check out Beat Bobby Flay next.

  11. I have been enjoying binge watching Beat Bobby Flay this weekend. This is a great streaming guide for my Tweens.

  12. Phineas and Ferb is a popular show in our house. I know my kids would love to be able to stream it. I like to watch Cutthroat Kitchen.

  13. These are definitely some good ones to watch with the kids! I need to check out Tiny House Nation!

  14. These are all great choices. We love American Ninja Warriors.

  15. Can’t wait to see Beat Bobby Flay, Love Bobby!

  16. Beat Bobby Flay is one of my favorite shows! I love to watch it. And my son can watch Phineas and Ferb ALL DAY LONG! It’s one of his favorite shows!

  17. Great product. It should be available to all networks.

  18. American Ninja Warrior is a hit in our house right now!

  19. Love all these shows! Funny, I’m actually watching American Ninja Warrior right this moment. Thanks to streaming with Verizon!

  20. Phineas and Ferb is definitely a cartoon I don’t mind watching myself. I bet my son would enjoy watching America Ninja Warrior. I’ll have to ask him if he has seen it.

  21. I’ve heard of some of these shows but not others. They all look like great options! Phineas and Ferb and Tiny House Nation are huge hits in our house.

  22. Great list! Me and the tween watch Tiny House Nation sometimes, and all of the boys LOVE Phin and Ferb!

  23. I remember American Ninja Warrior from back in the day. Tiny House Nation always fascinates me. I am amazed at the tiny amount of space people want to live in.

  24. We love the first three shows and my husband and I watch them together. Always getting ideas and talking about what it would be like to have a tiny house.

  25. My son loves American Ninja Warrior! Great show ideas.

  26. My kids love Phineas and Freb too! We allow streaming movies when it’s raining too. They are a great option if they are monitored and managed.

  27. These are all great shows. I think my favorite is Cutthroat Kitchen. That show cracks me up and I like to have fun with it.

  28. These all sound like awesome shows! My little guy is almost 2 but I know he will be a tween before I know it and these all sound like great shows for him!

  29. These are all fun shows! We really love Phineas and Ferb in our house, but Beat Bobby Flay sounds like a lot of fun too!

  30. I have not seen most of these shows before. I have watched Phineas and Ferb, which has one of my favorite Christmas episodes ever!

  31. I love American Ninja Warrior! It’s so motivating and awesome. I have never heard of any of the other shows you mention!

  32. These are great shows! We are obsessed with American Ninja Warriors. It’s one of the reasons we started working out again this year!

  33. I’d add the Flash to this list. My tween loves that show and has been binge watching his way through it this summer.

  34. These sound like some great programmes for boys, I have to admit even I like watching Ninja Warrier.

  35. I don’t have anything to add to this guide. I do enjoy watching the first two and will be checking out the others.

  36. These shows are all new to me! I will have to send the list to my niece though, she has tween boys!

  37. These are great shows! I used to love watching some of these shows. I definitely need to see if I can stream some of these here in Norway.

  38. My son loved Phineas and Ferb when he was younger…and so did I…I miss it 🙁

  39. I absolutely love anything with Bobby Flay or Alton Brown! Especially Cutthorat Kitchen. I’m amazed at the creativity of producers .. I think it would be hard to find new ways to keep cooking and food shows interesting and fun. x

  40. Cutthroat Kitchen is a big hit in my house. We all enjoy sitting down and watching it together as a family.

  41. I don’t have any tween boys, but some of these shows are on my watchlist 🙂 It’s great that you had the option to watch some shows during that storm!

  42. Phineas and Ferb is a funny show! This is a great selection for older kiddos to enjoy.

  43. These are some of my favourite shows that I love to watch. especially phineas and ferb

  44. I love Food Network! Beat Bobby Flay (I really don’t like Bobby and want to see people beat him) and Cutthroat Kitchen are awesome shows to watch and kid-friendly! I would think that they help inspire kids to cook too 🙂

  45. I didn’t know Verizon has this service. I love that show, Tiny House Nation. Since my boys are no longer tweens, I will look into this Verizon Fios and watch my favorite shows on my phone. Thanks for letting me know.

  46. Some cool tv line ups. I think its so interesting how Tiny House trend is growing.

  47. I just started watching American Ninja Warrior and love it. It’s such an amazing and heart warming show. It shows true strength and you really think how tough people have it.

  48. Phineas and Ferb will always be our favorite. My kids love their summer adventures. I love Cutthroat Kitchen too!

  49. These sound like some great shows! Whilst I don’t have children, as a teacher I realise how easy it is for children to get bored. It’s helpful to have something like this to use.

  50. My almost tween boy loves all of these shows! They’re fun to watch together. Wish we could get FIOS where we live!

  51. No tweens here at my house at the moment but I get the whole need for good shows. Have to say that Tiny House Nation would appeal to pretty much everyone in my family!

  52. This is so cool! Thank you for putting this list together!! I have a daughter in college and two littles, but I know how tough it is to figure out what to let them watch!

  53. You listed some great picks! I would love to see Tiny House Nation!

  54. I love Tiny House Nation! I am dying to buy one to make into a little store!!

  55. I love watching Tiny House Nation! I find tiny houses so interesting!

  56. While we do not have a tween in our household, I actually watch 1, 3, 4 and 5 … all of which are my favorite go-to shows too! The exception of 2 since I didn’t come across it but is also an interest as I watch a lot of home make over stuff and decor as well. When we finally have a tween, I am sure we will be watching great shows together like these.

  57. I’ve heard great things about Verizon Fios. We don’t have it where we live, but it looks like there are some great things about it.

  58. We are big on all of the Food Network shows in our house, too. Beat Bobby Flay and Cutthroat Kitchen are definitely on the list! 🙂

  59. We are fans of all these shows! My eight year old daughter is on a competitive rock climbing team and is a big fan of American Ninja Warrior!

  60. I can watch cooking shows for hours. I do wish Bobby Flay would go back to the old style of his show when he went to different places.

  61. My husband and I are obsessed with cuthroat kitchen. WE have a rule though we have to eat during it otherwise we get hungry!

  62. I have not heard of the Verizon Fios Tween Streaming Guide before. Sounds like it can be very useful at times. I love the Tiny House show too!

  63. What an awesome list! I have heard of all of them except the Tiny House one. (I will have to look it up. I am not sure if I will be able to get it here in Sweden, but I will sure try) I loved cooking shows when I was a kid too! Its so fun that there are now cooking competition shows like the ones you listed! It makes them more interesting, and less about “I need to make this” and more about the thrill!

  64. Phineas and Ferb is the best!!! Definitely one of the few shows everyone in our household agrees is decent tv lol. That doesn’t happen very often lol