The best shows about families are those sitcoms and family shows that give us a break from our own families and give us a peek into these best fictional families lives. You favorite TV show about families might depend on during which generation you were raised but regardless of age, these best shows about families are also among the best TV shows of all time.
Unsurprisingly, these best shows about families feature many of the best TV families. Few can say they didn't grow up alongside the kids from The Waltons, Full House, or The Simpsons. Similarly, it's hard not to remember the Huxtables on The Cosby Show, the Keatons on Family Ties, and the Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie as some of the best television families of all time.
But not all of the families on television are traditional but the quirky interaction between blended families, like on The Brady Bunch or Step by Step, or the unconventional families like on Modern Family, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and The Addams Family, work and make those shows even more memorable.
So which of these is your favorite family TV show of recent memory?? Are you partial to the often inappropriate comedy of Family Guy or more into the wholesome family shows like The Wonder Years? Vote for your favorite shows about families, add any not listed or re-rank this list below!
- 1Little House on the Prairie (NBC, 1974) is an American western historical drama developed by... more
- 2Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from... moreTim Allen, Patricia Richardson
- 3The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol... moreFred Savage, Dan Lauria
- 4Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to... moreRon Howard, Henry Winkler
- 5Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1982 until May 14,... moreMichael J. Fox, Michael Gross
- 6Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton,... moreRay Romano, Patricia Heaton
- 7Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a... moreBob Saget, John Stamos
- 8The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from... moreRobert Reed, Florence Henderson
- 9I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance,... moreLucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
- 10The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book... moreJon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough
- 11The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from... moreWill Smith, James Avery
- 12Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco... moreEd O'Neill, Sofía Vergara
- 13Leave It to Beaver is an American television situation comedy about an inquisitive and often... moreJerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont
- 14The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight... moreBill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad
- 15Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on... moreElizabeth Montgomery, Dick York
- 16That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from... moreTopher Grace, Laura Prepon
- 17Roseanne (ABC, 1988) is an American television sitcom created by Matt Williams, Marcy Carsey,... moreRoseanne Barr, John Goodman
- 18The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in... moreGeorge O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo
- 19The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams'... moreJohn Astin, Carolyn Jones
- 20The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign... moreFred Gwynne, Al Lewis
- 21The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960... moreAndy Griffith, Ron Howard
- 22Growing Pains (ABC, 1985) is an American television sitcom created by Neal Marlens. In Long... moreAlan Thicke, Joanna Kerns
- 23Malcolm in the Middle (Fox, 2000) is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer.... moreFrankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek
- 24Sanditon (PBS, 2020) is a British historical period drama television series adapted by Andrew... moreRose Williams, Crystal Clarke
- 25The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the... morePatricia Heaton, Neil Flynn