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
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Affair
The Affair
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Full House
Full House
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Proof (2015)
Proof (2015)
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
100 Things To Do Before High School
100 Things To Do Before High School
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
The Troop
The Troop
Roseanne
Roseanne
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Golan the Insatiable
Golan the Insatiable
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
The Fall
The Fall
Flip Men
Flip Men
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Potato Star
Potato Star
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Brain Games
Brain Games
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
The Birthday Boys
The Birthday Boys
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
Disney Channel Games 2008
Disney Channel Games 2008
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
Golden Sisters
Golden Sisters
CatDog
CatDog
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Spike TV Specials
Spike TV Specials
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Level Up
Level Up
NY Med
NY Med
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)