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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The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
NY Med
NY Med
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Full House
Full House
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Boys over flowers
Boys over flowers
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Brain Games
Brain Games
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
NFL Live
NFL Live
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Chuggington
Chuggington
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
I Didn't Do It (Disney Channel)
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Webster
Webster
Mopatop's Shop
Mopatop's Shop
Little Bill
Little Bill
HBO Specials
HBO Specials
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Bet On Your Baby
Bet On Your Baby
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Blackboard Wars
Blackboard Wars
MFF: Mom Friends Forever
MFF: Mom Friends Forever
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Roseanne
Roseanne
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
DTLA
DTLA
American Greed: The Fugitives
American Greed: The Fugitives
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Brew Dogs
Brew Dogs
Total Drama: All-Stars
Total Drama: All-Stars
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
Kendra on Top
Kendra on Top
Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens
Potato Star
Potato Star
Instant Mom
Instant Mom
How I Rock It
How I Rock It
Maron
Maron
The Burn
The Burn
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Disney Channel Games 2008
Disney Channel Games 2008
Level Up
Level Up
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Lords of War
Lords of War
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
Klondike
Klondike