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
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
Full House
Full House
K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
The Affair
The Affair
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
World's Toughest Drive
World's Toughest Drive
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Roseanne
Roseanne
Little Einsteins
Little Einsteins
Knight Rider (2008)
Knight Rider (2008)
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Violetta
Violetta
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear
WITS Academy
WITS Academy
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Potato Star
Potato Star
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Brain Games
Brain Games
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Little Bill
Little Bill
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
The Troop
The Troop
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
MTV2's Guy Code
MTV2's Guy Code
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Investigation Discovery Specials
Investigation Discovery Specials
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
The Super (2011)
The Super (2011)
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Megaforce
Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Inside Man
Inside Man
100 Things To Do Before High School
100 Things To Do Before High School
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
The Fall
The Fall
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
Big Rich Texas
Big Rich Texas
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Adventures in Odyssey
Adventures in Odyssey
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Mother Goose Club
Mother Goose Club
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
How to Build a Better Boy
How to Build a Better Boy
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Log Cabin Living
Log Cabin Living
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
The Upside Down Show
The Upside Down Show
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Chuggington
Chuggington