Best Family TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Family TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, feel good, captivating and not serious. Plot: youth, family, family relations, friendship, friends, teenage life, male protagonist, school, teenage girl and adventure. Genre: Family, Comedy and Adventure. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Family TV shows
Best Family TV shows
TOP TV shows: Anne with an E (2017), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Drake & Josh (2004), Heartland (2007), Mr. Bean (1990), His Dark Materials (2019), Raising Hope (2010), Fuller House (2016), Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005), Doctor Who (2005), Kenan & Kel (1996), Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Home Improvement (1991), iCarly (2007), Switched at Birth (2011), The Legend of Korra (2012), Raven's Home (2017), My Wife and Kids (2001), Lost in Space (2018), Reading Rainbow (1983).

List of Best TV shows

 8.7
 38K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, adventure, imaginary, child's point of view, teen romance, small town, parents and children, society, children's home, school ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, parents and children, teenage life, social satire, marriage, youth, suburban life, teenager, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 36K
Drake & Josh (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposing personalities, Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, who become stepbrothers. Both actors had played ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, lifestyle, manipulation, adolescence vs adulthood, prank, manipulations, unlikely partners, deal, step siblings, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.4
 10K
Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, horse ranch, farm, family, small town, wild horse, family relations, youth, siblings relations, workplace, animal life, grandfather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 8.5
 103K
Mr. Bean (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mr Bean turns simple everyday tasks into chaotic situations and will leave you in stitches as he creates havoc wherever he goes.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, farce, odd, weirdo, british humour, goofy hero, nothing goes right, problem solving, fish out of water, socially awkward, comedy of errors, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, enigmatic, dark
Plot: child protagonist, magic, science, parallel universe, arctic, united kingdom, friendship, travel, prophecy, children, orphan, alternate universe ...
Place: norway
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 8.0
 35K
Raising Hope (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: James "Jimmy" Chance is a clueless 24-year-old who impregnates a serial killer during a one-night-stand. Earning custody of his daughter after the mother is sentenced to death, Jimmy relies on his oddball but well-intentioned family for ...
Style: not serious, sitcom, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, family life, living with parents, eccentric family, youth, disorder, responsibility, parents and children, parenthood, immature, lifestyle change, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 25K
Fuller House (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: D.J. Tanner-Fuller is a widow and mother of three. Things become too much to handle, so she asks for help from her sister Stephanie and her best-friend Kimmy.
Style: sweet, light, sincere, touching
Plot: siblings, family, sibling relationship, widow, single mother, understanding, house, friends, netflix, female protagonist, sister, best friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: chosen one, magical, supernatural ability, young heroes, friendship, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroes, peril, pride and honor, superhuman powers, friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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 8.6
 200K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, space travel, heroes, adventurer, journey, danger ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london
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 7.8
 14K
Kenan & Kel (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom produced by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert that originally aired on Nickelodeon from July 1996 to July 2000. The show starred friends and then-All That cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: friendship, african american, nothing goes right, youth, dimwit, student, friends, boss, disorder, mishap, teenage life, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series was widely praised for its thematic complexity, dark tone, artistic quality, and faithfulness to its title character's ...
Style: stylized, gothic, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: vigilantism, superhero, double life, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, gadget, villain, butler, millionaire, guilt, disguise ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: new jersey
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Home Improvement (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean. In the 1990s, it was one of the most watched ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: handyman, friendship, family relations, suburbs, family life, workplace, lifestyle, love and romance, battle of the sexes, youth, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 6.6
 33K
iCarly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, teenager, teenage life, siblings relations, teenage girl, friends, computers and web, internet video, show, indoor, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series was first broadcast on Disney Channel on March 18, 2005, with 4 million viewers, making it the most successful premiere for Disney Channel in ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: twins, hotel, mischievous children, family life, family relations, youth, single parent, heir heiress, disorder, prank, brother brother relationship, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, best friends, teenage life, family relations, deaf, relatives, friendship, social relations, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
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The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network in 2012. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to their series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, funny
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, friendship, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, good versus evil, rivalry, danger, training, martial arts, supernatural ability, youth ...
Place: asia
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 7.4
 2K
Raven's Home (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Best friends Raven and Chelsea, now both divorced mothers, are raising their children in a house together. Their house is turned upside down when they realize one of Raven's children inherited the same psychic abilities as their mother.
Style: sitcom, entertaining, humorous, sentimental, captivating
Plot: single mother, parents separation, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, grownups, friendship, family relations, psychic power, school, middle school, kids and family, black family, youth ...
Time: 2010s
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My Wife and Kids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Wife and Kids is an American television family sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television, it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: black family, family relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, working class, siblings relations, family life, family gatherings, eccentric family, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa
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Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004. The series' actual pilot episode aired on September 7, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, sitcom
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, school, survival, teenage life, bully, teaching the ways of the world, youth, breaking the fourth wall, student, talking to the camera, deal, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 74K
Lost in Space (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, sincere, tense
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: outer space, robot, spacecraft, survival, alien planet, lost, adventure, danger, family, black hole, alien creature, family relations ...
Time: future
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Reading Rainbow (1983)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Reading Rainbow was an American children's television series that aired on PBS from June 6, 1983, until November 10, 2006, that encouraged reading by children. The public television series garnered over 200 broadcast awards, including a ...
Style: educational
Plot: reading, celebrity guests, literature, critic, family, youth, book, little boy, reading a book, educational program, little girl, intelligence
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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.
Style: ironic, captivating, suspense, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, crossdressing, children, danger, life is a bitch, adventure, baby, cross dressing, cynicism, storytelling, escapades, dishonesty ...
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 5.9
 13K
Jessie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An idealistic teen from rural Texas embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights. Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, butler, family relations, teenage girl, family, workplace, foster child, large family, wealth, school, little girl ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Style: confusing, atmospheric, whimsical, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, muppets, puppet, resistance, crystal, good versus evil, danger, adventure, power struggle, fictional planet, save the world, journey ...
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 7.7
 3K
Wolfblood (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Being a teenager is hard enough. Being a Wolfblood teenager is ten times more complicated. 14 year old Maddy loves her abilities - heightened senses, being faster, stronger and more graceful - but hates the secrets that come with them.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, human becomes animal, superhuman powers, teenage life, heroes, wolf, supernatural ability, high school, curses spells and rituals, classmate, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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Regular Show in Space (2009)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a Blue Jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby —both ...
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, park, buddies, partners, escapades, coworker, disorder, boss, irresponsible, workplace, time travel ...
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 7.9
 12K
We Bare Bears (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three brother bears awkwardly attempt to find their place in civilized society, whether they're looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become famous on the internet. Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear stack atop one another ...
Style: light, sweet, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: cartoon bear, anthropomorphism, cave, talking animals, brother brother relationship, friendship, koala, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, society, everyday life, childhood ...
Place: san francisco, california
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 7.5
 2K
Art Attack (1990)
Genre: Family
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Art Attack is a British children's television series revolving around art. The original series was one of CITV's longest running programmes, running from 1990 to 2007, and was presented throughout by Neil Buchanan. The new series launched ...
Style: educational, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: painting, artist, family, youth, performer's life, childhood, arts and culture, artists and showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, artwork, drawing, art ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: england
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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996 on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its "T.G.I.F." line-up. The show stars Melissa Joan ...
Style: feel good, not serious, sitcom, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, eccentric family, magic, wizards and magicians, supernatural, cat, friendship, high school, hereditary gift of witchcraft, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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