family The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy  

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List Rules Shows on TV or streaming that are either in season or expected to return - vote up the best shows that are appropriate and enjoyable for kids and adults to watch together.

This list of 2016-2017 family-friendly TV shows will help parents and their children find all kinds of television series that everyone can watch together. With all the crudeness on television for adults and all of the cheesiness on television for kids, these family friendly TV shows strike a nice balance for audiences of all ages. People can stream or watch any show on this list because they are all current, appropriate for everyone, and expected to return for more seasons. Current shows for families are hard to find these days. 

Luckily this list includes the Disney XD shows that adults actually enjoy, the network sitcoms that are appropriate for kids, and harmless but fun reality shows that are entertaining for all. Some of the educational programming can be just as intriguing for adults, like the new Cosmos series with Neil deGrasse Tyson, while a show like Girl Meets World might be a nice throwback for parents who recall the first iteration. Similarly, nerd dads and geeky kiddos will all love Star Wars Rebels!
 
Current shows for families are often centered around families, such as The Goldbergs on ABC, while other family friendly TV shows are centered around parenting, like ABC Family's Baby Daddy . Family television also includes a variety of live action series like Switched at Birth, animated series, and even puppets (like on The Muppets).

Which TV shows does your family love? Upvote the best family programming below, or add any other family-friendly television you'd recommend other moms and dads watch with their kids.

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Modern Family American Broadcasting Company

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
The Middle American Broadcasting Company

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Once Upon a Time American Broadcasting Company

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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Last Man Standing Seven Network

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Fresh Off the Boat American Broadcasting Company

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
The Voice NBC

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Black-ish American Broadcasting Company

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Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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Cake Boss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Cake Boss TLC

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
SpongeBob SquarePants Nickelodeon - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Scorpion CBS

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Antiques Roadshow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Dancing with the Stars CTV Television Network, American Broadcasting Company

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Nova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Nova Public Broadcasting Service - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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The Librarians is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
The Librarians American Broadcasting Company

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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
So You Think You Can Dance Fox Broadcasting Company

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Survivor Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial