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
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
NFL Live
NFL Live
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Potato Star
Potato Star
Full House
Full House
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Webster
Webster
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Boys over flowers
Boys over flowers
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
NY Med
NY Med
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards (2013)
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Brain Games
Brain Games
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's Explorer Girls
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Little Bill
Little Bill
DTLA
DTLA
CatDog
CatDog
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Hillbilly Blood
Hillbilly Blood
National Geographic Wild Special
National Geographic Wild Special
My Grandmother's Ravioli
My Grandmother's Ravioli
Roseanne
Roseanne
Mother Up
Mother Up
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Chuggington
Chuggington
Jane By Design
Jane By Design
Alien Surf Girls
Alien Surf Girls
Buying Alaska
Buying Alaska
Moone Boy
Moone Boy
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Toy Story of Terror
Toy Story of Terror
How I Rock It
How I Rock It
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show
Celebrity Crime Files
Celebrity Crime Files
The Burn
The Burn
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Brew Dogs
Brew Dogs
Blackboard Wars
Blackboard Wars
Cash In The Attic
Cash In The Attic
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Aquabats Super Show
The Aquabats Super Show
American Greed: The Fugitives
American Greed: The Fugitives
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Level Up
Level Up
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
HBO Specials
HBO Specials
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers