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
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Affair
The Affair
Unexpected
Unexpected
Roseanne
Roseanne
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Full House
Full House
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Violetta
Violetta
The Fosters
The Fosters
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Iyanla, Fix My Life
The Naked Brothers Band
Alaska: The Last Frontier
The Loud House
Raven's Home
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Blood Relatives
Steven Universe
Catfish: The TV Show
The Pioneer Woman
Hit The Floor
The Eric Andre Show
Knight Rider
Blue Mountain State
Kevin Can Wait
I Am Frankie
Game Shakers
Bizaardvark
Mrs Biggs
The Doris Day Show
Olive Kitteridge
Evil Kin
Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
The Troop
19 Kids and Counting
Sister, Sister
Flea Market Flip
Baby Daddy
School of Rock
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
The Last Alaskans
Phineas and Ferb
Little Bill
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Restless
Wayside
Imagination Movers
8 Simple Rules
Brickleberry
Life with Boys
Free Rein
Tangled: The Series
Level Up
Yukon Men
Outdaughtered
7 Little Johnstons
The Aquabats Super Show
Edge of Alaska
Life Below Zero
Mystery Diners
Unraveled
Big Rich Texas
The Wild Thornberrys
L.A. Frock Stars
Father Knows Best
For Better or Worse
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
CatDog
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
McLeod's Daughters
North Woods Law
Kendra on Top
House Hunters Renovation
Sunny Day
House of Cards
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
All That
Brain Games
Washington Heights
Bellator MMA Live
The Wannabes
Mysteries at the Museum
Wayward Pines
Beyblade
Onyx Kids
Patti LaBelle's Place
Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures
Teen Mum
Hotel Impossible