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
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
The Fosters
The Fosters
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Full House
Full House
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
The Loud House
The Loud House
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Unexpected
Unexpected
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
School of Rock
School of Rock
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Free Rein
Free Rein
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
The Troop
The Troop
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Coop and Cami Ask the World
Coop and Cami Ask the World
Roseanne
Roseanne
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
I Am Frankie
I Am Frankie
Edge of Alaska
Edge of Alaska
Chicken Girls
Chicken Girls
Flipping Virgins
Flipping Virgins
Full Circle
Full Circle
CatDog
CatDog
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Pool Kings
Pool Kings
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Halloween Wars
Halloween Wars
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Evil Kin
Evil Kin
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Halloween Baking Championship
Halloween Baking Championship
Little Bill
Little Bill
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Top 20 Funniest
Top 20 Funniest
Creeped Out
Creeped Out
Brother vs. Brother
Brother vs. Brother
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Chuggington
Chuggington
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Unraveled
Unraveled
The Big Fun Crafty Show
The Big Fun Crafty Show
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
The Who Was? Show
The Who Was? Show