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
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Unexpected
Unexpected
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
I Am Frankie
I Am Frankie
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
The Affair
The Affair
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Halloween Wars
Halloween Wars
The Fosters
The Fosters
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Full House
Full House
The Loud House
The Loud House
Roseanne
Roseanne
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Halloween Baking Championship
Halloween Baking Championship
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
The Troop
The Troop
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
Little Bill
Little Bill
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
Bake It Like Buddy
Bake It Like Buddy
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Star Falls
Star Falls
CatDog
CatDog
Jim Henson's The Storyteller
Jim Henson's The Storyteller
Flipping Virgins
Flipping Virgins
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Coop and Cami Ask the World
Coop and Cami Ask the World
Single Parents
Single Parents
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
All That
All That
Blood Relatives
Blood Relatives
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Inside West Coast Customs
Inside West Coast Customs
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Gullah Gullah Island
Gullah Gullah Island
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin Can Wait
Blade Anime
Blade Anime
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
House of Cards
House of Cards
Edge of Alaska
Edge of Alaska
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil
Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
Don Matteo (English subtitled)
Mrs Biggs
Mrs Biggs
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters