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 Affair
The Affair
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Full House
Full House
NFL Live
NFL Live
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
The Fall
The Fall
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell
Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Roseanne
Roseanne
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Potato Star
Potato Star
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
An Elf's Story
An Elf's Story
Boys over flowers
Boys over flowers
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
NY Med
NY Med
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Brain Games
Brain Games
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
DTLA
DTLA
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Chuggington
Chuggington
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Webster
Webster
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
HBO Specials
HBO Specials
Edge of Alaska
Edge of Alaska
Knife Fight
Knife Fight
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Disney Prep & Landing
Disney Prep & Landing
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets
The Undershepherd
The Undershepherd
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
Deliverance Creek
Deliverance Creek
Toy Story of Terror
Toy Story of Terror