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
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Full House
Full House
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Alexa & Katie
Alexa & Katie
The Fosters
The Fosters
The Affair
The Affair
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Loud House
The Loud House
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
School of Rock
School of Rock
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
House Hunters Renovation
House Hunters Renovation
North Woods Law
North Woods Law
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
The Naked Brothers Band
The Naked Brothers Band
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Bizaardvark
Bizaardvark
Unexpected
Unexpected
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Outdaughtered
Outdaughtered
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Full Circle
Full Circle
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
Imagination Movers
Imagination Movers
Rambo The Force Of Freedom
Rambo The Force Of Freedom
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Unraveled
Unraveled
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Free Rein
Free Rein
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Pool Kings
Pool Kings
Flipping Virgins
Flipping Virgins
Little Bill
Little Bill
World's Worst Tenants
World's Worst Tenants
Brother vs. Brother
Brother vs. Brother
Star Falls
Star Falls
Amish Mafia
Amish Mafia
Six Little McGhees
Six Little McGhees
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Edge of Alaska
Edge of Alaska
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Evil Kin
Evil Kin
CatDog
CatDog
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Halloween Wars
Halloween Wars
Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Roseanne
Roseanne
Halloween Baking Championship
Halloween Baking Championship
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Curiosity
Curiosity
I Am Frankie
I Am Frankie
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
Extraordinary Dogs
Extraordinary Dogs
Blackboard Wars
Blackboard Wars
Yukon Men
Yukon Men
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Sons of Winter
Sons of Winter
Chicken Girls
Chicken Girls
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Extraordinary Acts of Courage
Extraordinary Acts of Courage
Inside West Coast Customs
Inside West Coast Customs
NBC News for Universal Kids
NBC News for Universal Kids
The Troop
The Troop
Coop and Cami Ask the World
Coop and Cami Ask the World
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Golden Sisters
Golden Sisters
Unlikely Animal Friends
Unlikely Animal Friends
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting