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
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Affair
The Affair
The Secret Life Of Pets
The Secret Life Of Pets
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Full House
Full House
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Violetta
Violetta
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
The Loud House
The Loud House
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Walk the Prank
Walk the Prank
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Backstage
Backstage
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Inside Man
Inside Man
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Roseanne
Roseanne
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
The Troop
The Troop
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
House of Cards
House of Cards
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Little Bill
Little Bill
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Oswald
Oswald
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Mary- Kate & Ashley - So Little Time
Mary- Kate & Ashley - So Little Time
All That
All That
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Ni Hao Kai-lan
Ni Hao Kai-lan
Absorbingly SpongeBob
Absorbingly SpongeBob
Sigmund And The Sea Monsters
Sigmund And The Sea Monsters
Wild West Alaska
Wild West Alaska