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
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Full House
Full House
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Affair
The Affair
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Brain Games
Brain Games
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
NFL Live
NFL Live
The Fall
The Fall
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Inside Man
Inside Man
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Potato Star
Potato Star
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
Chuggington
Chuggington
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Roseanne
Roseanne
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
Restless
Restless
Love Thy Sister
Love Thy Sister
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hundred Year Inheritance
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
Axe Cop
Axe Cop
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
HBO Specials
HBO Specials
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Level Up
Level Up
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
National Geographic Wild Special
National Geographic Wild Special
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Planet's Funniest Animals
Planet's Funniest Animals
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Outrageous Acts Of Science
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Disney Channel Games 2008
Disney Channel Games 2008
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
HBO Documentary Films
HBO Documentary Films
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
American Greed: The Fugitives
American Greed: The Fugitives
Kitchen Crashers
Kitchen Crashers
Liberty's Kids, The Complete Series
Liberty's Kids, The Complete Series
Unlikely Animal Friends
Unlikely Animal Friends
Farm Kings
Farm Kings
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets
Wild West Alaska
Wild West Alaska
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Cash In The Attic
Cash In The Attic
Little Bill
Little Bill
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood
DTLA
DTLA
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Top 20 Funniest
Top 20 Funniest
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Nina Needs To Go!
Nina Needs To Go!
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
The Troop
The Troop
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
America ReFramed
America ReFramed
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Destination America Specials
Destination America Specials
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
Kenny The Shark
Kenny The Shark
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Webster
Webster
Celebrity Crime Files
Celebrity Crime Files
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Marry Me (2014)
Marry Me (2014)
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Really Me
Really Me
Tinga Tinga Tales
Tinga Tinga Tales
North America
North America
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
My Grandmother's Ravioli
My Grandmother's Ravioli
Lassie (1954)
Lassie (1954)
Land Girls
Land Girls
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Wrestling with Death
Wrestling with Death
Edge of Alaska
Edge of Alaska
Doozers
Doozers
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Vegas Strip
Vegas Strip
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Danger by Design
Danger by Design
Weed Country
Weed Country
Frenemies
Frenemies
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
T.D. Jakes: Repositioning Yourself
T.D. Jakes: Repositioning Yourself
NY Med
NY Med
World's Worst Tenants
World's Worst Tenants
Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
The Gates
The Gates
Inspector Cartoons
Inspector Cartoons
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Inazuma Eleven
Inazuma Eleven
Klondike
Klondike
Delete
Delete
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
Billy Bam Bam
Billy Bam Bam
Golan the Insatiable
Golan the Insatiable
Porter Ridge
Porter Ridge
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
An Elf's Story
An Elf's Story
Fat Cops
Fat Cops
Connor Undercover
Connor Undercover
Olivia
Olivia
Lightning Point
Lightning Point
ABC Specials
ABC Specials
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
South Riding
South Riding
The Numbers Game
The Numbers Game
Secrets of the Earth
Secrets of the Earth
RV
RV
Super Fun Night
Super Fun Night
Mrs Biggs
Mrs Biggs
Reed Between the Lines
Reed Between the Lines
Avalon High
Avalon High