TV The Best TV Shows About Blended Families  

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List Rules TV series that include step-parents, step-children, foster kids, and other alternative families

List of the best television shows that feature blended families. The theme of many of the top television shows through the generations is that family is not just the group you’re born into. Today, many TV shows feature characters who consider their friends and coworkers to be their family,while others show a tight bond with their makeshift families. No matter what the genre or content of the show, most shows heavily feature the idea of family. However it’s much rarer for a show to feature a blended family, which is essentially two or more familial groups that come together to form one big family. The infrequent television trope began with The Brady Bunch, a family of six step brothers and sisters who viewed the world in their own, naïve way.

 

Throughout the years on television the idea of the blended family has popped up in new and interesting ways. Often these shows feature step parents getting to know their new children, such as Step by Step, while others feature adopted children, like Diff’rent Strokes and Webster. Families like the one in Full House began with friendships who became actual family,while others like Modern Family include step-families and adopted families.

 

What shows best showcase blended families? The shows on this list are known to have people who may not have started off life as family, but became close through blended circumstances.

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Drake & Josh Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove

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The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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Life with Derek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Life with Derek Michael Seater, Ashley Leggat, Jordan Todosey

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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
The Fosters Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Sister, Sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry

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Dog With a Blog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Dog With a Blog G. Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi

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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Step by Step Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call

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Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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Glee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Glee Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

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Webster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Webster Susan Clark, Alex Karras, Emmanuel Lewis

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Gossip Girl Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Two and a Half Men Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

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Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (19... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (1971) Don Messick, Larry Storch, Howard Morris

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My Two Dads is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
My Two Dads Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan

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Instant Mom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Instant Mom Tylen Jacob Williams

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright - I think Alf was adopted.

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Something So Right is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Something So Right Leslie Bibb, Kevin Nealon, Mel Harris

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Aliens in the Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows About Blended Families
Aliens in the Family Chris Marquette, Joey Mazzarino, Michael Gilden