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
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Full House
Full House
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
The Affair
The Affair
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Violetta
Violetta
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
Roseanne
Roseanne
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
Penn & Teller: Tell a Lie
Penn & Teller: Tell a Lie
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Walk the Prank
Walk the Prank
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
House of Cards
House of Cards
Backstage
Backstage
Delete
Delete
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
The Loud House
The Loud House
Lopez
Lopez
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Level Up
Level Up
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Troop
The Troop
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Little Bill
Little Bill
The Fall
The Fall
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Webster
Webster
Inazuma Eleven
Inazuma Eleven