Family The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy  

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List Rules Shows on TV or streaming that are either in season or expected to return - vote up the best shows that are appropriate and enjoyable for kids and adults to watch together.

This list of 2017 family-friendly TV shows will help parents and their children find all kinds of television series that everyone can watch together. With all the crudeness on television for adults and all of the cheesiness on television for kids, these family friendly TV shows strike a nice balance for audiences of all ages. People can stream or watch any show on this list because they are all current, appropriate for everyone, and expected to return for more seasons. Current shows for families are hard to find these days. 

Luckily this list includes the Disney XD shows that adults actually enjoy, the network sitcoms that are appropriate for kids, and harmless but fun reality shows that are entertaining for all. Some of the educational programming can be just as intriguing for adults.

Current shows for families are often centered around families, while other family friendly TV shows are centered around parenting. Family television also includes a variety of live action series like Modern Family, Fuller House, and Fresh Off the Boat.

Which TV shows does your family love? Upvote the best family programming below, or add any other family-friendly television you'd recommend other moms and dads watch with their kids.

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Talent show, Reality television The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent contested by ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Television comedy, Comedy The Goldbergs is an American television sitcom that premiered on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on ABC. The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. ...more

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sitcom Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
surag added Sitcom Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Superhero, Drama, Action Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Sitcom Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–95 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian and ...more

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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sports, Sports film, Reality television Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television ...more

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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
carlybobarly added Talent show, Interactive television, Game show So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance ...more

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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Reality television The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more

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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sitcom Last Man Standing (Fox, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Jack Burditt. The show follows Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), a senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor ...more

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The Dangerous Book for Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
The Dangerous Book for Boys Comedy, Drama, Fantasy The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola, based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden. Coping ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Animation, Television comedy, Comedy The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more