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
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Affair
The Affair
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Full House
Full House
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Brain Games
Brain Games
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
NFL Live
NFL Live
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
The Fall
The Fall
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
NY Med
NY Med
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Potato Star
Potato Star
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hundred Year Inheritance
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Love Thy Sister
Love Thy Sister
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Roseanne
Roseanne
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
DTLA
DTLA
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Inside Man
Inside Man
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Fat Cops
Fat Cops
Axe Cop
Axe Cop
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Suave Says
Suave Says
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Cash In The Attic
Cash In The Attic
Curvy Girls
Curvy Girls
Restless
Restless
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Webster
Webster
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
HBO Specials
HBO Specials
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Wild West Alaska
Wild West Alaska
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Liberty's Kids, The Complete Series
Liberty's Kids, The Complete Series
Marry Me (2014)
Marry Me (2014)