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
The Affair
The Affair
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Full House
Full House
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Secret Life Of Pets
The Secret Life Of Pets
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Violetta
Violetta
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
The Troop
The Troop
The Loud House
The Loud House
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
The Fall
The Fall
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Log Cabin Living
Log Cabin Living
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Backstage
Backstage
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Roseanne
Roseanne
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Mr. Young
Mr. Young
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin Can Wait
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Beyblade
Beyblade
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Heidi
Heidi
Swiss Family Robinson
Swiss Family Robinson
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Brain Games
Brain Games
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Maria de todos Los Angeles
Maria de todos Los Angeles
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
School of Rock
School of Rock
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
All That
All That
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets
Kitchen Crashers
Kitchen Crashers
House of Cards
House of Cards
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Level Up
Level Up
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
Little Bill
Little Bill
CatDog
CatDog
American Guns
American Guns
Restless
Restless
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
Allegra's Window
Allegra's Window
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Frenemies
Frenemies
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley
Cash In The Attic
Cash In The Attic
Funeral Boss
Funeral Boss
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Reed Between the Lines
Reed Between the Lines
Life with Boys
Life with Boys