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
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Fosters
The Fosters
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Affair
The Affair
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
Roseanne
Roseanne
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Mrs Biggs
Mrs Biggs
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Backstage
Backstage
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Violetta
Violetta
Full House
Full House
Outdaughtered
The Loud House
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Blackboard Wars
Switched at Birth
School of Rock
Hit The Floor
Little House on the Prairie
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Little Women: LA
The Pioneer Woman
House of Cards
Olive Kitteridge
Pokemon the Series: Ruby & Sapphire
Game Shakers
The Naked Brothers Band
Baby Daddy
The Troop
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Tangled: The Series
The Eric Andre Show
Anne
Kevin Can Wait
H2O: Just Add Water
Flea Market Flip
Growing Up Evancho
The Doris Day Show
Ocean Mysteries
Knight Rider
Getting On
My Favorite Martian
Make Room for Daddy
Restless
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Life Below Zero
Bunk'd
19 Kids and Counting
Kendra on Top
McLeod's Daughters
The Last Alaskans
Brickleberry
Phineas and Ferb
Imagination Movers
AwesomenessTV
The Aquabats Super Show
Life with Boys
The Smurfs
House Hunters Renovation
The Amanda Show
The Secret Life Of Pets
MTV2's Guy Code
Twinning
The Brady Bunch
Mystery Diners
Gullah Gullah Island
Welcome to the Wayne
Little Bill
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
All That
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
The Elephant Princess
Finding Your Roots
The Fall
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Yukon Men
Instant Mom
Vintage Flip
Ni Hao Kai-lan
Blue Mountain State
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Dance Academy
FantomWorks
The Willis Family
Pool Kings, Season 1
Pinocchio (2008)
Paul Hollywood City Bakes
Jonny Quest
The Upside Down Show