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
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Affair
The Affair
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Roseanne
Roseanne
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
The Fosters
The Fosters
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Full House
Full House
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
I Am Frankie
I Am Frankie
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Wayside
Wayside
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
Unexpected
Unexpected
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
The Loud House
Steven Universe
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Kid's Animated History With Pipo
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Violetta
The Naked Brothers Band
Alaska: The Last Frontier
The Eric Andre Show
Backstage
Outdaughtered
Line Of Duty
Mrs Biggs
Hit The Floor
Grounded for Life
Restless
Catfish: The TV Show
Bizaardvark
Little Bill
7 Little Johnstons
Kevin Can Wait
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
McLeod's Daughters
The Doris Day Show
Olive Kitteridge
Clue
For Better or Worse
Pokemon the Series: Ruby & Sapphire
Wishenpoof!
Flea Market Flip
Baby Daddy
The Pioneer Woman
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Hotel Impossible
Knight Rider
The Troop
School of Rock
Gullah Gullah Island
Blue Mountain State
Mysteries at the Museum
Imagination Movers
Phineas and Ferb
Life Below Zero
Jonny Quest
Yukon Men
19 Kids and Counting
House of Cards
Edge of Alaska
Little Women: LA
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Big Rich Texas
Wayward Pines
Boys Over Flowers
Teen Mum
FantomWorks
Sunny Day
Bunk'd
Life with Boys
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Tangled: The Series
CatDog
Talking Dead
Jane By Design
Salvage Dawgs
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dear America: The Royal Diaries
The Last Alaskans
Inside West Coast Customs
8 Simple Rules
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
H2O: Just Add Water
Pokemon Collections
Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures
Onyx Kids
Adventures in Odyssey
Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour
Honest
Halloween Baking Championship
House Hunters Renovation
Halloween Wars