Family TV Shows


About Family

The subject matter of family-oriented television programming is flexible, but the unifying goal of all family TV is to provide entertainment that is suitable for all age ranges. Family TV avoids violence, sexual situations, controversial subjects and anything else that could be argued to be offensive or harmful to children. Many types of family programming also try to have a positive impact by delivering educational information or teaching a moral or ethical lesson.

Some family programming is explicitly targeted at audiences that include both parents and children. Family dramas and comedy-dramas typically portray families as they deal with common obstacles and life events, and they show how the family solves their problems and resolve conflicts in a gentle, constructive way. Dramas aimed at older children may introduce more emotionally charged topics and explore conflicts in a deeper, more realistic way.

Some situation comedies can be considered to be family programming not necessarily because they are specifically directed at parent-child audiences but because they employ a style that avoids the family-unfriendly aspects of more adult-oriented sitcoms. These family sitcoms often concern families themselves, and some of the most prominent characters are children. Plot lines stay clear of sexual situations and humor that is either inappropriate for or inaccessible to children.

Non-fiction family programming includes documentaries that address subjects that might of interest to both parents and children-dinosaurs, technology or sports, for example. Topics are presented in an easily digestible format, and information is delivered at a level that is palatable to young viewers. Non-fiction family TV can also be entirely about entertainment, as in the programs that compile videos of adorable animals or people doing funny things.

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The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Full House
Full House
Roseanne
Roseanne
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
The Fosters
The Fosters
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
The Affair
The Affair
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin Can Wait
The Loud House
The Loud House
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Unexpected
Unexpected
Hit The Floor
Jonny Quest
Switched at Birth
The Yogi Bear Show
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Phineas and Ferb
Line Of Duty
School of Rock
Raven's Home
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
The Troop
The Naked Brothers Band
19 Kids and Counting
Knight Rider
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Father Knows Best
Olive Kitteridge
Life Below Zero
Steven Universe
I Am Frankie
Flea Market Flip
Baby Daddy
House of Cards
Log Cabin Living
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour
Imagination Movers
H2O: Just Add Water
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Bizaardvark
The Eric Andre Show
Bunk'd
Blue Mountain State
Little Bill
Outdaughtered
Brickleberry
The Pioneer Woman
Little Women: LA
Yukon Men
For Better or Worse
The New Adventures of Madeline
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Mysteries at the Museum
Playhouse Masters
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Fall
Violetta
Life with Boys
The Upside Down Show
Washington Heights
The Last Alaskans
Talking Dead
Wingin' It
Bellator MMA Live
The Wild Thornberrys
North Woods Law
Sunny Day
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Mary- Kate & Ashley - So Little Time
Junk Gypsies
Mr. Young
Twinning
McLeod's Daughters
Tangled: The Series
Salvage Dawgs
Deal With It
House Hunters Renovation
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Instant Mom
The Elephant Princess
Webster
The Wonder Years
Inside West Coast Customs
Brain Games
8 Simple Rules
7 Little Johnstons
America's Supernanny