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The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime 

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There's nothing like sitting back on a night in with your family, and what better way to spend such a night than watching shows everyone can enjoy. From classics like I Love Lucy to hilarious cartoons like Spongebob Squarepants, Amazon Prime has a fantastic line-up of the best family TV shows to catch when board games and such start to get old. Whether you need something to keep the kids occupied, or you're just looking to start a new show with the whole family, you'll find plenty here on this list. 

Featuring new family shows and popular series from the past, Amazon Prime has a range of great titles to choose from—and it's a great way to take advantage of that membership. Does Wallace & Gromet ring a bell? This classic claymation show is just waiting to be watched and revisited, among many others. 

Check out the list of Amazon Prime family shows below and get started on a fun night with yours. Remember, you can vote up the best series, as well as add any you love the list.

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Just Add Magic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Olivia Sanabia, Abby Donnelly, Aubrey Miller

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Kids & Family, Fantasy

Just Add Magic (Amazon, 2015) is an American live-action family television series, loosely based on the book of the same name by Cindy Callaghan. Amateur preteen chefs Kelly, Darbie, and Hannah ...more

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#121 of 139 The Best High School TV Shows #46 of 55 The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made

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The Andy Griffith Show ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

Premiered: 1960

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960 to April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, starred Andy ...more

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#18 of 303 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History #8 of 214 The Most Important TV Sitcomslisted on The Longest Running US Sitcoms

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Gortimer Gibbon's Life o... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Sloane Morgan Siegel, Ashley Boettcher, Drew Justice

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Drama, Family

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (Amazon Video, 2014) is an American live action family television series created by David Anaxagoras. Gortimer Gibbon (Sloane Morgan Siegel) and his two ...more
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The Kicks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Sixx Orange, Emyri Crutchfield, Gabe Eggerling

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Teen sitcom

The Kicks (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American teen comedy television series created by Alex Morgan and David Babcock. When twelve-year-old soccer player Devin (Sixx Orange) moves to California ...more
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Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy

Wild Kratts is an American/Canadian educational children's animated series created by Chris and Martin Kratt. The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group produce the show, which is ...more

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#182 of 371 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #491 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #100 of 146 The Most Annoying Kids Shows of All Time

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Wallace and Gromit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Wallace and Gromit Peter Sallis, Ben Whitehead

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Claymation, Comedy, Adventure

Wallace and Gromit is a British stop-motion comedy animation series created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. The series consists of four short films and a feature-length film. The series ...more
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Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Dalila Bela, Filip Geljo, Sean Michael Kyer

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family

Odd Squad (PBS Kids, 2014) is a Canadian/American children's live action educational television series. Odd Squad, an organization run entirely by children, solves peculiar problems using math
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Shaun the Sheep is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Richard Webber

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy

Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun, a sheep previously featured in the 1995 short film A ...more

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#186 of 371 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #209 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #360 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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Mister Rogers' Neighborh... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Keith David, Fred Rogers, Don Francks

Premiered: 1968

Genres (Tv): Children's television series, Educational television

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is an American half-hour children's television series that was created and hosted by namesake Fred Rogers. The series originated in 1963 as Mister Rogers on CBC ...more

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#137 of 146 The Most Annoying Kids Shows of All Time #42 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time #4 of 54 The Best Educational Television Shows

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Lost In Oz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Ashley Boettcher, Nika Futterman, Jorge Diaz

Genres (Tv): Animation, Family

Lost In Oz (Amazon Video, 2017) is an animated series based on the children's novel by L. Frank Baum. After being swept up to the Land of Oz, Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto must collect all the ...more
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Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang

Premiered: 1983

Genres (Tv): Children's television series

Reading Rainbow is an American children's television series that aired on PBS Kids and PBS Kids Go! from June 6, 1983, until November 10, 2006, that encouraged children to read. In 2012 an iPad ...more

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#179 of 391 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate #170 of 422 The Best TV Shows to Rewatch #86 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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Annedroids is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Annedroids Addison Holley, Jadiel Dowlin, Adrianna Di Liello

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Children's television series

Annedroids (Amazon Video, 2014) is a Canadian CGI/live action children's television series created by J. J. Johnson. 11-year old Anne and her newly added friends try to keep Anne's experiments ...more
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Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

Martha Speaks is a American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the 1992 children's book of the same name by Susan Meddaugh, about a talking dog named Martha, who is owned by ...more

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#190 of 371 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #99 of 146 The Most Annoying Kids Shows of All Time #170 of 236 The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time

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Star Trek: The Original ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Premiered: 1966

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more

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#121 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #5 of 331 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time #8 of 571 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

Premiered: 1969

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Education, Animation, Children's television series, Live action, + more

Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated ...more

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12 Fascinating Facts About Sesame Street You Never Knew as a Kid #45 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Yearslisted on Longest Running Children's TV Shows

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Team Umizoomi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Donovan Patton, Jennifer Twomey, Chris Phillips

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series

Team Umizoomi is a computer animated fantasy musical series with an emphasis on preschool mathematical concepts, such as counting, sequences, shapes, patterns, measurements, and comparisons. The ...more
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Bubble Guppies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Frank Welker, Zachary Gordon, Skai Jackson

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Reality television

Bubble Guppies is an American preschool children's television series produced for Nickelodeon and created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull. The series is produced by using Autodesk Maya 3D ...more
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If You Give a Mouse a Co... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Mason Mahay, Roger Craig Smith, Jessica DiCicco

Genres (Tv): Animation, Family

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American children's animated television series based on the book by Laura Numeroff. When Mouse and his friends get together, one thing ...more
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborh... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Jake Beale, Heather Bambrick, Addison Holley

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Animated series

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an American-Canadian animated children's television series produced by The Fred Rogers Company, 9 Story Media Group and Out of the Blue Enterprises. It debuted on ...more
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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Family Film

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more

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Spongebob Squarepants Memes That Imagine Quarantine In Bikini Bottom #160 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watchlisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Jim Conroy

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Game show, Reality television

Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, sometimes shortened as Fetch!, is a children's television series on PBS during the PBS Kids Go! block of educational programming. It is a reality-game show that is ...more

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#111 of 146 The Most Annoying Kids Shows of All Time #131 of 148 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #80 of 87 The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Dinosaur Train Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Computer Animation, Animation, Children's television series

Dinosaur Train is an American/Canadian/Singaporean animated series created by Craig Bartlett. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted ...more

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#233 of 371 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #183 of 236 The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time #35 of 50 The Best Computer Animation TV Shows

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Timmy Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Kate Harbour

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy

Timmy Time is a British stop-motion animated children's comedy series created by the BBC and Aardman Animations. It started broadcasting in the UK on CBeebies on 6 April 2009. The show is a ...more
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The Garfield Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Frank Welker, Wally Wingert, Gregg Berger

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

The Garfield Show is a French-American CGI animated television series that premiered in France on France 3 on December 22, 2008. English-language episodes started airing on Boomerang UK on May ...more

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#5 of 7 The Best Movies and Series in the Garfield Franchise #58 of 148 The Very Best Cartoon TV Shows #8 of 25 The Best Cat Cartoons

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Tumble Leaf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Christopher Downs, Brooke Wolloff, Jodi Downs

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Family, Animation

Tumble Leaf (Amazon Video, 2014) is a stop motion animated series created by Drew Hodges, and based on the short film Miro. Fig and his caterpillar friend, along with other residents of the ...more