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
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Full House
Full House
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Affair
The Affair
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Twinning
Twinning
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Proof (2015)
Proof (2015)
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Roseanne
Roseanne
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hundred Year Inheritance
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Potato Star
Potato Star
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Brain Games
Brain Games
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Golden Sisters
Golden Sisters
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
HGTV Urban Oasis
HGTV Urban Oasis
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
The Troop
The Troop
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Edge of Alaska
Edge of Alaska
Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
NFL Live
NFL Live
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Evil Kin
Evil Kin
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Lucas Brothers Moving Co.
Mr. Young
Mr. Young
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
DTLA
DTLA
The Fall
The Fall
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
Secret Princes
Secret Princes