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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Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
NFL Live
NFL Live
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
The Affair
The Affair
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Halloween Wars
Halloween Wars
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Full House
Full House
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Deliverance Creek
Deliverance Creek
Potato Star
Potato Star
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Webster
Webster
Boys over flowers
Boys over flowers
Toy Story of Terror
Toy Story of Terror
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Marry Me (2014)
Marry Me (2014)
Brain Games
Brain Games
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
NY Med
NY Med
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Vindicated
Vindicated
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
DTLA
DTLA
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Blackboard Wars
Blackboard Wars
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Disney Channel Specials
Disney Channel Specials
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Lovetown, USA
Lovetown, USA
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
Roseanne
Roseanne
Mulaney
Mulaney
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Little Bill
Little Bill
Celebrity Crime Files
Celebrity Crime Files
Make Room for Daddy
Make Room for Daddy
Chuggington
Chuggington
My Grandmother's Ravioli
My Grandmother's Ravioli
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
Instant Mom
Instant Mom