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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Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Full House
Full House
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
The Affair
The Affair
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
The Loud House
The Loud House
Walk the Prank
Walk the Prank
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Violetta
Violetta
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
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
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Backstage
Backstage
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Roseanne
Roseanne
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Nutri Ventures
Nutri Ventures
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
House of Cards
House of Cards
Brain Games
Brain Games
Webster
Webster
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Kenny The Shark
Kenny The Shark
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
Little Bill
Little Bill
Delete
Delete
The Troop
The Troop
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
All That
All That
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Potato Star
Potato Star
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
The Chica Show
The Chica Show
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
Level Up
Level Up
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
DTLA
DTLA
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
WITS Academy
WITS Academy