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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Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Full House
Full House
Roseanne
Roseanne
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Brain Games
Brain Games
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
CatDog
CatDog
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
The Affair
The Affair
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
All That
All That
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
See Dad Run
See Dad Run
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
American Guns
American Guns
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
Small Town Security
Small Town Security
Wendell & Vinnie
Wendell & Vinnie
The Birthday Boys
The Birthday Boys
Maron
Maron
The Gates
The Gates
Marry Me (2014)
Marry Me (2014)
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
Mulaney
Mulaney
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Higher Ground
Higher Ground
Getting On
Getting On
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
Bet On Your Baby
Bet On Your Baby
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends
Camp
Camp
Your Family or Mine
Your Family or Mine
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
Against the Wall
Against the Wall
Growing Up Fisher
Growing Up Fisher
The Fall
The Fall
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Selling LA
Selling LA
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The New Adventures Of Batman
The New Adventures Of Batman
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Klondike
Klondike
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
NFL Live
NFL Live
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
The Straits
The Straits
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Out There (2013)
Out There (2013)
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood