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
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
The Affair
The Affair
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Secret Life Of Pets
The Secret Life Of Pets
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Full House
Full House
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Walk the Prank
Walk the Prank
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Violetta
Violetta
Backstage
Backstage
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Loud House
The Loud House
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Roseanne
Roseanne
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Brother vs. Brother
Brother vs. Brother
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Nutri Ventures
Nutri Ventures
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Inside Man
Inside Man
The Troop
The Troop
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Level Up
Level Up
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
House of Cards
House of Cards
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
WITS Academy
WITS Academy
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Chuggington
Chuggington
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Top 20 Funniest
Top 20 Funniest
Delete
Delete
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Land Girls
Land Girls
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
Brain Games
Brain Games
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
All That
All That
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers