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
The Affair
The Affair
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Restless
Restless
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Full House
Full House
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Violetta
Violetta
The Loud House
Dennis the Menace
Father Knows Best
Hit The Floor
Blue's Room
Little House on the Prairie
Flea Market Flip
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Game Shakers
Talking Dead
19 Kids and Counting
Bizaardvark
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Tangled: The series
AwesomenessTV
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Bunk'd
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
The Troop
Little Women: LA
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Roseanne
The Brady Bunch
The Elephant Princess
The Secret Life Of Pets
Knight Rider
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Brickleberry
McLeod's Daughters
Blue Mountain State
Phineas and Ferb
Outrageous Acts Of Science
The Fall
North Woods Law
House Hunters Renovation
All That
The Wonder Years
Life Below Zero
Outdaughtered
Little Bill
Mr. Young
Lopez
Backstage
Finding Your Roots
The Amanda Show
Jonny Quest
American Greed: The Fugitives
House of Cards
The Last Alaskans
Yukon Men
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Brain Games
H2O: Just Add Water
School of Rock
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Beyblade
Log Cabin Living
Wayward Pines
Mysteries at the Museum
CatDog
Wild West Alaska
Level Up
The Eric Andre Show
Talking Tom and Friends
Life with Boys
Kevin Can Wait
Imagination Movers
World's Worst Tenants
Hillbilly Blood
Mary- Kate & Ashley - So Little Time
My Favorite Martian
Chuggington
It's a Mann's World
Mystery Diners
For Better or Worse
Frenemies
The Aquabats Super Show
Washington Heights
The Upside Down Show