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The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime 

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Updated December 7, 2019 1.4k votes 291 voters 26k views 63 items

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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

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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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

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 249

Network: CBS

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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Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 66

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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The Kicks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Sixx Orange, Emyri Crutchfield, Gabe Eggerling

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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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

Premiered: 1951

Number of Seasons: 6

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more

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Gortimer Gibbon's Life o... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Wallace and Gromit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Wallace and Gromit Peter Sallis (1989–2010), Ben Whitehead (2009, 2011–present)

Premiered: 1989-06-03

Network: Channel 4 (1990), BBC One (2002, 2008, 2010), BBC Two (1993, + more

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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Mister Rogers' Neighborh... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Keith David, Fred Rogers, Don Francks

Premiered: 1968

Number of Episodes: 895

Network: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service, National Educational Television, PBS Kids Sprout

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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Shaun the Sheep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Richard Webber

Premiered: 2007

Number of Episodes: 87

Network: CBBC, BBC One, Disney Channel, BBC HD

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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The Garfield Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Frank Welker, Wally Wingert, Gregg Berger

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 26

Network: France 3, Cartoon Network

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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Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Gord Robertson

Premiered: 1999

Network: PBS Kids Go!, Public Broadcasting Service, Hub Network, PBS Kids, Qubo, + more

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

Zoboomafoo is an American / Canadian children's television series that aired from January 25, 1999 to November 21, 2001 and is still currently shown in syndication and it is regularly shown on ...more

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H2O: Just Add Water is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
H2O: Just Add Water Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 78

Network: Network Ten

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Action/Adventure, Drama, Children's television series, Adventure film, + more

H₂O: Just Add Water, also known as H₂O, is an Australian dramatic fantasy television programme for children and teenagers created by Jonathan M. Shiff. It first screened on Australia's Network ...more
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Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Courage the Cowardly Dog... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 52

Network: Cartoon Network

Genres (Tv): Horror comedy, Comic science fiction, Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, + more

Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more

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Kung Fu Panda: The Paws ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Laya DeLeon Hayes, Makana Say, Gunnar Sizemore

Premiered: 2018

Network: Amazon

Genres (Tv): Animation, Computer animation, Action, Comedy, Action comedy

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (Amazon Video) is an American children's computer-animated action comedy television series and the second TV series in the Kung Fu Panda franchise following ...more
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Lost In Oz is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Star Trek: The Original ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 79

Network: NBC

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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Little House on the Prai... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, ...more

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Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang

Premiered: 1983

Number of Seasons: 21

Number of Episodes: 155

Network: Public Broadcasting Service

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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Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 40

Network: Public Broadcasting Service, PBS Kids, CBBC, RTP 2, Discovery Kids, + more

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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Clifford The Big Red Dog... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Abigail Oliver

Premiered: 2019

Network: PBS Kids

Genres (Tv): Animation

Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS Kids, 2019) is an American animated television series based on Norman Bridwell's children's book series of the same name and a reboot of the 2003 PBS Kids ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Wit... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 163

Network: The WB Television Network, ABC Family, TeenNick, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Sitcom, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy television, + more

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 ...more

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Annedroids is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Annedroids Addison Holley, Jadiel Dowlin, Adrianna Di Liello

Network: Amazon.com

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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Team Umizoomi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Donovan Patton, Jennifer Twomey, Chris Phillips

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Nickelodeon

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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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Shows on Amazon Prime
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

Premiered: 1969

Number of Seasons: 42

Number of Episodes: 4327

Network: Public Broadcasting Service, Noggin, National Educational Television, PBS Kids Sprout

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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