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
The Affair
The Affair
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
I Am Frankie
I Am Frankie
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
The Fosters
The Fosters
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Full House
Full House
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
The Loud House
The Loud House
Backstage
Backstage
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Roseanne
Roseanne
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Restless
Little House on the Prairie
Bizaardvark
Kevin Can Wait
Halloween Wars
Switched at Birth
Line Of Duty
The Naked Brothers Band
Blue Mountain State
Violetta
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
7 Little Johnstons
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Knight Rider
Steven Universe
The Pioneer Woman
Jonny Quest
Hit The Floor
Olive Kitteridge
Dennis the Menace
The Troop
Halloween Baking Championship
19 Kids and Counting
Phineas and Ferb
Edge of Alaska
The Doris Day Show
Outdaughtered
Flea Market Flip
Little Women: LA
Baby Daddy
Imagination Movers
House of Cards
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Last Alaskans
Hillbilly Blood
Life Below Zero
Full Circle
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Brickleberry
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Hotel Impossible
Salvage Dawgs
Blood Relatives
House Hunters Renovation
Kendra on Top
The Aquabats Super Show
CatDog
Rocket Power
Webster
Boys Over Flowers
For Better or Worse
Mysteries at the Museum
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Bunk'd
FantomWorks
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Tangled: The Series
School of Rock
All That
Log Cabin Living
Level Up
Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil
Marrying The Game
The Eric Andre Show
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
The Wild Thornberrys
Gullah Gullah Island
North Woods Law
The Amanda Show
AwesomenessTV
The Fall
Mystery Diners
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Extinct
The Cafe
McLeod's Daughters
Dear America: The Royal Diaries
Inside West Coast Customs
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