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You've Found The Best TV Shows About Found Families

27 Mar 2020 413 votes 65 voters27 items

List RulesVote up the shows where characters create their own families - often from a rag-tag group of outsiders.

A family is what you make it, especially if you're a ragtag group of characters on TV who meet under unusual circumstances. Television, especially sitcoms, have undergone an interesting transformation over the decades. Early shows focused heavily on family. I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners focused on family units, which made sense at the time. Beginning in the 1970s and 80s, you began to see more TV shows centered around the workplace. The family played less of a role, and more character found a group of friends they considered closer than family. This trajectory had continued over the decades to produce some of the best found family shows of all time. 

Friends certainly falls into this category as well as other TV shows centered around a group of 20- or 30-somethings living in the big city, such as How I Met Your Mother and New Girl. However, a found family is not exclusive to sitcoms. Marvel's The Runaways centers around a group of superpowered friends who unite together to take down their sinister parents. 

We all have the family we're bound to by blood, but we're also extremely connected to our closest friends. It's not surprising to hear someone talk about how a friend is like a sister or brother to them. The best family of choice shows are on this list, and it's up to you to vote for the greatest ones. 

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