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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A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Affair
The Affair
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
An Elf's Story
An Elf's Story
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
The Fall
The Fall
Full House
Full House
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
NFL Live
NFL Live
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
Potato Star
Potato Star
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Brain Games
Brain Games
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Risking It All
Risking It All
Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special
Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Webster
Webster
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Disney Prep & Landing
Disney Prep & Landing
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
DTLA
DTLA
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
How Murray Saved Christmas
How Murray Saved Christmas
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
National Geographic Wild Special
National Geographic Wild Special
Marry Me (2014)
Marry Me (2014)
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Chuggington
Chuggington
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
NY Med
NY Med
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Roseanne
Roseanne
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Disney Channel Games 2008
Disney Channel Games 2008
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets
Axe Cop
Axe Cop
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Toy Story of Terror
Toy Story of Terror
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
The Super (2011)
The Super (2011)
Little Bill
Little Bill
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Restless
Restless
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Jane By Design
Jane By Design