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
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Full House
Full House
The Affair
The Affair
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Loud House
The Loud House
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Violetta
Violetta
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Backstage
Backstage
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Walk the Prank
Walk the Prank
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Brother vs. Brother
Brother vs. Brother
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Nutri Ventures
Nutri Ventures
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
The Secret Life Of Pets
The Secret Life Of Pets
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Roseanne
Roseanne
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Webster
Webster
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series
The Troop
The Troop
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
School of Rock
School of Rock
DTLA
DTLA
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
House of Cards
House of Cards
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Level Up
Level Up
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
All That
All That
The Fall
The Fall
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Top 20 Funniest
Top 20 Funniest
HBO Specials
HBO Specials
Brain Games
Brain Games
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Little Bill
Little Bill
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
WITS Academy
WITS Academy
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Neverland
Neverland