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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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Roseanne
Roseanne
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots
Full House
Full House
Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla, Fix My Life
The Fosters
The Fosters
The Affair
The Affair
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Kevin Can Wait
Line Of Duty
Talking Dead
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
H2O: Just Add Water
Jonny Quest
Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour
The Loud House
Switched at Birth
Game Shakers
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Unexpected
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Boys Over Flowers
Grounded for Life
Alexa & Katie
Life Below Zero
Knight Rider
The Eric Andre Show
School of Rock
The Pioneer Woman
The Naked Brothers Band
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Brickleberry
Olive Kitteridge
Father Knows Best
Flea Market Flip
I Am Frankie
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Bizaardvark
The Troop
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Restless
CatDog
Bunk'd
Baby Daddy
Raven's Home
Outdaughtered
The Willis Family
Phineas and Ferb
The Last Alaskans
Mysteries at the Museum
The Doris Day Show
My Favorite Martian
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Blue Mountain State
North Woods Law
Backstage
All That
Little Bill
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
For Better or Worse
Violetta
Flipping Virgins
Talking Tom and Friends
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Untucked
Dance Academy
Camp
Funeral Boss
Makers
The Wild Thornberrys
The Elephant Princess
Oswald
Teen Mum
The Amanda Show
Gullah Gullah Island
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Hotel Impossible
Sunny Day
Imagination Movers
Twinning
House of Cards
Speed Kills
Brain Games
The Upside Down Show
Brother vs. Brother
American Greed: The Fugitives
FantomWorks
Yukon Men
Inside West Coast Customs