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
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Secret Life Of Pets
The Secret Life Of Pets
Top 20 Funniest
Top 20 Funniest
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Backstage
Backstage
Mr. Young
Mr. Young
The Affair
The Affair
Full House
Full House
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Loud House
The Loud House
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Violetta
Violetta
The Fall
The Fall
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Son of Zorn
Son of Zorn
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Roseanne
Roseanne
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Walk the Prank
Walk the Prank
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
The Troop
The Troop
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Quarry
Quarry
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Little Bill
Little Bill
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Blood Relatives
Blood Relatives
House of Cards
House of Cards
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
WITS Academy
WITS Academy
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
DTLA
DTLA
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
CatDog
CatDog
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
The Chica Show
The Chica Show
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
All That
All That
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Talking Tom and Friends
Talking Tom and Friends
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin Can Wait
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Talking Dead
Talking Dead