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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Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Full House
Full House
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Brain Games
Brain Games
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
The Affair
The Affair
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
The Fall
The Fall
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Potato Star
Potato Star
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
Roseanne
Roseanne
Webster
Webster
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
The Troop
The Troop
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Brew Dogs
Brew Dogs
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
NFL Live
NFL Live
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Inside Man
Inside Man
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
HBO Documentary Films
HBO Documentary Films
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
Chuggington
Chuggington
Level Up
Level Up
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
DTLA
DTLA
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
Love Thy Sister
Love Thy Sister
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
Lightning Point
Lightning Point
Unlikely Animal Friends
Unlikely Animal Friends
HBO Specials
HBO Specials
Neverland
Neverland
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Really Me
Really Me
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Axe Cop
Axe Cop
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Your Family or Mine
Your Family or Mine
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
Little Bill
Little Bill
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Danger by Design
Danger by Design
NY Med
NY Med
American Greed: The Fugitives
American Greed: The Fugitives
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
The Gates
The Gates
Disney Channel Games 2008
Disney Channel Games 2008
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Lassie (1954)
Lassie (1954)
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
South Riding
South Riding
Vegas Strip
Vegas Strip
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Kitchen Crashers
Kitchen Crashers
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
My Grandmother's Ravioli
My Grandmother's Ravioli
Guinness World Records Gone Wild
Guinness World Records Gone Wild
Restless
Restless
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Makers
Makers
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
National Geographic Wild Special
National Geographic Wild Special
Kenny The Shark
Kenny The Shark
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
SEC Storied
SEC Storied
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
L.A. Frock Stars
L.A. Frock Stars
Cool Kids Cooking
Cool Kids Cooking
Little Miss Perfect
Little Miss Perfect
Tinga Tinga Tales
Tinga Tinga Tales
Land Girls
Land Girls
Blade Anime
Blade Anime
World's Worst Tenants
World's Worst Tenants
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Farm Kings
Farm Kings
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
Top 20 Funniest
Top 20 Funniest
North America
North America
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Hey Dude
Hey Dude
Planet's Funniest Animals
Planet's Funniest Animals
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
Crave
Crave
Reed Between the Lines
Reed Between the Lines
Edward the King
Edward the King
An Elf's Story
An Elf's Story
Clipaholics
Clipaholics
Bratz
Bratz
Curvy Girls
Curvy Girls
Celebrity Crime Files
Celebrity Crime Files
Speed Kills
Speed Kills
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
Porter Ridge
Porter Ridge
Raw to Ready
Raw to Ready
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Wingin' It
Wingin' It
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!
B-Daman Crossfire
B-Daman Crossfire
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Allegra's Window
Allegra's Window
The Yogi Bear Show
The Yogi Bear Show
Avalon High
Avalon High
Connor Undercover
Connor Undercover
The Principal's Office
The Principal's Office
Curiosity
Curiosity
American Guns
American Guns
Flip Men
Flip Men
Cash In The Attic
Cash In The Attic