family The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the top dramatic TV series that center around a single family.

Backstabbing, lies, and cheating - there's nothing quite like family. These issues, and more, are at the heart of good dramatic TV series about family. This is a list of the greatest TV dramas about families including everything from Sons of Anarchy to Six Feet Under to Shameless.

What acclaimed shows will you find on this list of the best drama shows about families? The critically-acclaimed HBO drama The Sopranos followed the Soprano family, an average American household with ties to the mob. Lead actor James Gandolfini took home three Emmy awards during the series's run. The Wonder Years is another fantastic TV drama about a family. The Lannisters and the Starks are just two of the families battling for control of the seven kingdoms on Game of Thrones. Other good dramas featured here include Downton Abby and Parenthood.

Which family drama is your favorite? Vote your personal picks up to the top of the list and please add any great series that are missing.

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Six Feet Under Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

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Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush

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Brothers and Sisters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Brothers and Sisters Mary Crosby, William Windom, Larry Anderson

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The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
The Waltons Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Empire Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
This Is Us Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz

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Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Party of Five Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell

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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
The Fosters Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
7th Heaven Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
The Sopranos James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

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Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Switched at Birth Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

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Sisters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Sisters Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould