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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Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Affair
The Affair
Roseanne
Roseanne
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
The Fosters
The Fosters
Unexpected
Unexpected
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
The Loud House
The Loud House
Full House
Full House
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
The Doris Day Show
I Am Frankie
Backstage
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Violetta
Sister, Sister
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Olive Kitteridge
Catfish: The TV Show
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Restless
Line Of Duty
The Naked Brothers Band
The Pioneer Woman
Life with Boys
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Dennis the Menace
Game Shakers
Steven Universe
Blue Mountain State
The Eric Andre Show
Knight Rider
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Talking Dead
Kevin Can Wait
19 Kids and Counting
Baby Daddy
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
School of Rock
The Troop
Tangled: The Series
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Phineas and Ferb
Mrs Biggs
Huggabug Club
Blood Relatives
Wishenpoof!
Honest
Bizaardvark
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Free Rein
Imagination Movers
Flea Market Flip
8 Simple Rules
For Better or Worse
Edge of Alaska
Little Bill
Outdaughtered
7 Little Johnstons
McLeod's Daughters
Jonny Quest
The Amanda Show
Father Knows Best
Life Below Zero
Level Up
The Aquabats Super Show
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Sunny Day
House of Cards
Yukon Men
Mystery Diners
CatDog
Wayward Pines
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Washington Heights
I Didn't Do It
The Wild Thornberrys
Little Women: LA
Hit The Floor
Bunk'd
Patti LaBelle's Place
House Hunters Renovation
The Wannabes
The Upside Down Show
Mysteries at the Museum
Kendra on Top
Gullah Gullah Island
Instant Mom
Ni Hao Kai-lan
All That