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
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
The Secret Life Of Pets
The Secret Life Of Pets
Full House
Full House
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
The Lodge
The Lodge
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
The Loud House
The Loud House
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Violetta
Violetta
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Quarry
Quarry
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
The Fall
The Fall
Mr. Young
Mr. Young
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin Can Wait
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Top 20 Funniest
Top 20 Funniest
Restless
Restless
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Sigmund And The Sea Monsters
Sigmund And The Sea Monsters
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Roseanne
Roseanne
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
The Troop
The Troop
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
House of Cards
House of Cards
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Mrs Biggs
Mrs Biggs
Baby Einstein Classics
Baby Einstein Classics
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Walk the Prank
Walk the Prank
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Talking Tom and Friends
Talking Tom and Friends
Backstage
Backstage
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Little Bill
Little Bill
Porter Ridge
Porter Ridge