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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The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Affair
The Affair
Full House
Full House
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Brain Games
Brain Games
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
The Fall
The Fall
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Love Thy Sister
Love Thy Sister
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
NY Med
NY Med
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hundred Year Inheritance
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
NFL Live
NFL Live
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Roseanne
Roseanne
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Inside Man
Inside Man
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Potato Star
Potato Star
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Restless
Restless
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Wild West Alaska
Wild West Alaska
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Chuggington
Chuggington
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
DTLA
DTLA
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
American Greed: The Fugitives
American Greed: The Fugitives
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
The Troop
The Troop
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
North America
North America
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
National Geographic Wild Special
National Geographic Wild Special
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Level Up
Level Up