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 Affair
The Affair
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
The Loud House
The Loud House
House of Cards
House of Cards
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Switched at Birth
Little House on the Prairie
The Naked Brothers Band
Violetta
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Brother vs. Brother
19 Kids and Counting
Full House
Little Women: LA
The Pioneer Woman
Game Shakers
Blue's Room
AwesomenessTV
7 Little Johnstons
Swiss Family Robinson
Olive Kitteridge
Brickleberry
Roseanne
The Brady Bunch
Restless
Knight Rider
The Troop
Bunk'd
Wayward Pines
Blue Mountain State
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Life Below Zero
The Secret Life Of Pets
Ocean Mysteries
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Eric Andre Show
Flea Market Flip
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Yukon Men
Kevin Can Wait
Mystery Diners
The Last Alaskans
Inside Man
Little Bill
The Amanda Show
Phineas and Ferb
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
House Hunters Renovation
Alaska: The Last Frontier
H2O: Just Add Water
Paul Hollywood City Bakes
Backstage
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Tangled: The series
All That
Jonny Quest
School of Rock
Wingin' It
Big Star Little Star
Brain Games
Twinning
The Elephant Princess
Level Up
Outdaughtered
Gullah Gullah Island
Life with Boys
Pinocchio (2008)
Big Rich Texas
The Upside Down Show
Sister, Sister
Andi Mack
McLeod's Daughters
Jane By Design
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Webster
Kids BBQ Championship
Imagination Movers
World's Worst Tenants
It's a Mann's World
Instant Mom
I Didn't Do It
The Doris Day Show
Washington Heights
Lopez