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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Roseanne
Roseanne
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Full House
Full House
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
The Fosters
The Fosters
The Affair
The Affair
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Violetta
Violetta
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Loud House
Boys Over Flowers
H2O: Just Add Water
Switched at Birth
Game Shakers
Alexa & Katie
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Line Of Duty
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Kevin Can Wait
Unexpected
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
School of Rock
Brickleberry
The Doris Day Show
Talking Dead
Knight Rider
Jonny Quest
The Naked Brothers Band
Bizaardvark
CatDog
Baby Daddy
I Am Frankie
Word World: The Series
Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Phineas and Ferb
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Dennis the Menace
Life Below Zero
The Eric Andre Show
Backstage
Outdaughtered
Restless
Huggabug Club
Father Knows Best
Amish Mafia
Camp
Blood Relatives
Evil Kin
Mysteries at the Museum
For Better or Worse
All That
Oswald
Flea Market Flip
North Woods Law
Alaska: The Last Frontier
McLeod's Daughters
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
The Troop
The Pioneer Woman
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
House of Cards
Bunk'd
Twinning
Blue Mountain State
Raven's Home
Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection
The Wild Thornberrys
Level Up
Little Bill
Hotel Impossible
Tangled: The Series
The Last Alaskans
Imagination Movers
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Talking Tom and Friends
Life with Boys
Sunny Day
Outrageous Acts Of Science
Unearthed
The Elephant Princess
Brother vs. Brother
Mystery Diners
Gullah Gullah Island
Yukon Men
The Yogi Bear Show
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
Inside West Coast Customs