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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Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
NFL Live
NFL Live
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
The Affair
The Affair
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Halloween Wars
Halloween Wars
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Full House
Full House
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Potato Star
Potato Star
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Deliverance Creek
Deliverance Creek
Boys over flowers
Boys over flowers
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Webster
Webster
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Brain Games
Brain Games
Toy Story of Terror
Toy Story of Terror
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Vindicated
Vindicated
NY Med
NY Med
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Blackboard Wars
Blackboard Wars
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Lovetown, USA
Lovetown, USA
Roseanne
Roseanne
Celebrity Crime Files
Celebrity Crime Files
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
My Grandmother's Ravioli
My Grandmother's Ravioli
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Makers
Makers
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Mulaney
Mulaney
DTLA
DTLA
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Marry Me (2014)
Marry Me (2014)
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
Blood Relatives
Blood Relatives
Make Room for Daddy
Make Room for Daddy
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Washington Heights
Washington Heights