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
Roseanne
Roseanne
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Fosters
The Fosters
The Affair
The Affair
Full House
Full House
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin Can Wait
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Oswald
Oswald
H2O: Just Add Water
H2O: Just Add Water
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Evil Kin
Evil Kin
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
The Loud House
The Loud House
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
Getting On
Getting On
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
Blackboard Wars
Blackboard Wars
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
The Princess Weiyoung
The Princess Weiyoung
Wishenpoof!
Wishenpoof!
Huckleberry Hound
Huckleberry Hound
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Thunderbirds Are Go
Thunderbirds Are Go
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
Unexpected
Unexpected
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
The Troop
The Troop
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
BLURT!
BLURT!
School of Rock
School of Rock
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Mrs Biggs
Mrs Biggs
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Little Bill
Little Bill
Flipping Virgins
Flipping Virgins
CatDog
CatDog
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Backstage
Backstage
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
Talking Tom and Friends
Talking Tom and Friends
SEC Storied
SEC Storied
All That
All That
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Violetta
Violetta
Inside West Coast Customs
Inside West Coast Customs
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Outrageous Acts Of Science
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Twinning
Twinning
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Brain Games
Brain Games
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Deal With It
Deal With It