Family TV Shows

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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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Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
NY Med
NY Med
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Full House
Full House
Boys over flowers
Boys over flowers
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
NFL Live
NFL Live
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Brain Games
Brain Games
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Potato Star
Potato Star
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
All That
All That
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
South Riding
South Riding
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
National Geographic Wild Special
National Geographic Wild Special
Roseanne
Roseanne
Chuggington
Chuggington
AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Frenemies
Frenemies
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
The Troop
The Troop
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Brew Dogs
Brew Dogs
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
DTLA
DTLA
The Burn
The Burn
How I Rock It
How I Rock It
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Top 20 Funniest
Top 20 Funniest
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Disney Channel Games 2008
Disney Channel Games 2008
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Lassie (1954)
Lassie (1954)
Little Bill
Little Bill
World's Worst Tenants
World's Worst Tenants
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Porter Ridge
Porter Ridge
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Level Up
Level Up
The Family Crews
The Family Crews
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
HBO Documentary Films
HBO Documentary Films