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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Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Camp
Camp
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Affair
The Affair
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Full House
Full House
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Proof (2015)
Proof (2015)
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Brain Games
Brain Games
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Roseanne
Roseanne
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
See Dad Run
See Dad Run
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
Golan the Insatiable
Golan the Insatiable
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Tinga Tinga Tales
Tinga Tinga Tales
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
All That
All That
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NFL Live
NFL Live
Little Bill
Little Bill
Olivia
Olivia
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Blood Relatives
Blood Relatives
Knife Fight
Knife Fight
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Maron
Maron
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Chuggington
Chuggington
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Food Network Star
Food Network Star
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hundred Year Inheritance
100 Things To Do Before High School
100 Things To Do Before High School
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
The Troop
The Troop
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Higher Ground
Higher Ground
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens
Axe Cop
Axe Cop
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Brew Dogs
Brew Dogs
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
The Fall
The Fall
Sons of Winter
Sons of Winter
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life