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 Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Boys over flowers
Boys over flowers
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Growing Up Fisher
Growing Up Fisher
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
Full House
Full House
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Brain Games
Brain Games
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Potato Star
Potato Star
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Dumbest Stuff on Wheels
Dumbest Stuff on Wheels
DTLA
DTLA
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Save My Son
Save My Son
See Dad Run
See Dad Run
Small Town Security
Small Town Security
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Chuggington
Chuggington
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Super Fun Night
Super Fun Night
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Axe Cop
Axe Cop
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
The Burn
The Burn
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
How I Rock It
How I Rock It
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Klondike
Klondike
The Birthday Boys
The Birthday Boys
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Ernie Kovacs
Ernie Kovacs
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
MFF: Mom Friends Forever
MFF: Mom Friends Forever
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
American Greed: The Fugitives
American Greed: The Fugitives
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
America ReFramed
America ReFramed
Danger by Design
Danger by Design
Vegas Strip
Vegas Strip
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up
True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up
Lancelot Link
Lancelot Link
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
Lassie (1954)
Lassie (1954)
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
The Skunk Whisperer
The Skunk Whisperer
Curiosity
Curiosity
Parole Diaries
Parole Diaries
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host
Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host
Brew Dogs
Brew Dogs
Angus & Cheryl
Angus & Cheryl
Cool Kids Cooking
Cool Kids Cooking
Lovetown, USA
Lovetown, USA
The Yogi Bear Show
The Yogi Bear Show
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show