Family TV Shows

The subject matter of family-oriented television programming is flexible. 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.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Violetta
Violetta
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Unexpected
Unexpected
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Full House
Full House
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Alexa & Katie
Alexa & Katie
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
Raising Dion
Raising Dion
The Affair
The Affair
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Anne With An E
Anne With An E
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Fosters
The Fosters
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
The Loud House
The Loud House
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Life with Boys
Life with Boys
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Free Rein
Free Rein
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Party of Five
Party of Five
Little Bill
Little Bill
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Beyblade
Beyblade
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
mixed-ish
mixed-ish
CatDog
CatDog
Backstage
Backstage
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Chicken Girls
Chicken Girls
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Elmo's World
Elmo's World
America's Most Musical Family
America's Most Musical Family
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
The Troop
The Troop
I Am Frankie
I Am Frankie
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
Roseanne
Roseanne
Creeped Out
Creeped Out
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Coop and Cami Ask the World
Coop and Cami Ask the World
School of Rock
School of Rock
8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
Sydney to the Max
Sydney to the Max
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
Piper Rockelle
Piper Rockelle
Mr. Young
Mr. Young
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Outrageous Fortune
Outrageous Fortune
McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters
Motown Magic
Motown Magic
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
The Who Was? Show
The Who Was? Show
Family Reunion
Family Reunion
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Regular Show: The Movie
Regular Show: The Movie
Holly Hobbie
Holly Hobbie
Yeh Meri Family
Yeh Meri Family
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
Chuggington
Chuggington
All That
All That
Brain Games
Brain Games
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered