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 Affair
The Affair
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV
Full House
Full House
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Quarry
Quarry
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
Violetta
Violetta
The Loud House
The Loud House
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Make Room for Daddy
Make Room for Daddy
Mrs Biggs
Mrs Biggs
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Tate
Tate
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
The Secret Life Of Pets
The Secret Life Of Pets
Backstage
Backstage
Roseanne
Roseanne
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
The Fall
The Fall
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin Can Wait
School of Rock
School of Rock
Mr. Young
Mr. Young
HBO Specials
HBO Specials
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
The Troop
The Troop
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Log Cabin Living
Log Cabin Living
House of Cards
House of Cards
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Swiss Family Robinson
Swiss Family Robinson
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Little Bill
Little Bill
NY Med
NY Med
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
All That
All That
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
Level Up
Level Up
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Talking Tom and Friends
Talking Tom and Friends
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
World's Worst Tenants
World's Worst Tenants
Restless
Restless
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Son of Zorn
Son of Zorn