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
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Affair
The Affair
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Violetta
Violetta
Roseanne
Roseanne
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Unexpected
Unexpected
The Fosters
The Fosters
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin Can Wait
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
I Am Frankie
Raven's Home
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Olive Kitteridge
The Naked Brothers Band
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Bizaardvark
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Game Shakers
Flea Market Flip
The Loud House
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Backstage
Knight Rider
Life Below Zero
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
School of Rock
Hit The Floor
19 Kids and Counting
Sister, Sister
Restless
The Troop
7 Little Johnstons
The Pioneer Woman
Phineas and Ferb
Bunk'd
House of Cards
For Better or Worse
Outdaughtered
Brickleberry
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Anne
The Last Alaskans
Baby Daddy
Mysteries at the Museum
Imagination Movers
Blue Mountain State
Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour
Mrs Biggs
Life with Boys
I Didn't Do It
The Eric Andre Show
Level Up
Twinning
Sunny Day
Gullah Gullah Island
Hillbilly Blood
All That
McLeod's Daughters
Yukon Men
Little Women: LA
Marrying The Game
The Aquabats Super Show
Little Bill
8 Simple Rules
Blue's Room
North Woods Law
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Jonny Quest
MTV2's Guy Code
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Tangled: The Series
America's Supernanny
The Willis Family
Edge of Alaska
H2O: Just Add Water
House Hunters Renovation
Father Knows Best
Wayward Pines
Log Cabin Living
Mr. Young
The Fall
Dance Academy
The Wild Thornberrys
Hell on the Highway
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Playhouse Masters