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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 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 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 The Goldbergs, Black-ish, and Last Man Standing.

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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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Television comedy, Comedy

Actors: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal, + more

Premiered: 2013

The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam (Sean Giambrone), a geeky 11-year-old, uses a video camera to document his crazy family throughout ...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

Actors: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly

Premiered: 2011

The Voice (NBC, 2011) is an American reality television singing competition hosted by Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, and Carson Daly. Based on the original The Voice of ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Superhero, Drama, Action

Actors: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, + more

Premiered: 2015

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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Dancing with the Stars ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sports, Sports film, Reality television

Actors: Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli

Premiered: 2005

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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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sitcom

Actors: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, + more

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 Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Reality television

Actors: Phil Keoghan

Premiered: 2001

The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster. Teams of two people race around the world in competition with other teams.

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sitcom

Actors: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, + more

Premiered: 2014

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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So You Think You Can Dan... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
carlybobarly added Talent show, Interactive television, Game show

Actors: Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley

Premiered: 2005

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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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Drama, Coming of age

Actors: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Lucas Jade Zumann, Dalila Bela

Premiered: 2017

Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series created by Moira Walley-Beckett, based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth ...more

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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Young Sheldon Sitcom

Actors: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan, + more

Premiered: 2017

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series. Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Animation, Television comedy, Comedy

Actors: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

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

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

Actors: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Premiered: 2011

Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, ...more

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MasterChef Junior is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Game show, Cooking show, Reality television

Actors: Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich

Premiered: 2013

MasterChef Junior (Fox, 2013) is an American cooking competition. 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country between the ages of eight and 13 will compete in the first audition round and ...more

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The Worst Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Fantasy, Family

Actors: Jenny Richardson, Bella Ramsey, Meibh Campbell

Premiered: 2017

The Worst Witch (Netflix, 2017) is a British fantasy children's television series based on the books by Jill Murphy. The first in her family to display magical abilities, Mildred Hubble (Bella ...more
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Making It is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
ranker560 added Reality competition

Actors: Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Dayna Isom Johnson, Simon Doonan

Making It (NBC, 2018) is an unscripted reality competition series hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. Incredibly talented people come together for a friendly competition of art and crafts.
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The Masked Singer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Reality competition, Music

Actors: Nick Cannon

The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South Korean show King of Mask Singer. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the show features celebrities singing in a ...more

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Family Food Fight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Game show, Cooking show, Reality competition

Actors: Ayesha Curry, Cat Cora, Graham Elliot

Premiered: 2019

Family Food Fight (ABC, 2019) is an American reality competition television series based on the Australian show of the same name. Eight families go head-to-head in high-pressure cooking ...more
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Holey Moley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Competitive reality, Reality television, Game Show

Actors: Jeannie Mai, Rob Riggle, Joe Tessitore

Premiered: 2019

Holey Moley (ABC, 2019) is an American competitive reality television series hosted by Rob Riggle. In each episode, contestants will put their miniature golf and physical skills to the test and ...more
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Mixed-ish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sitcom

Actors: Arica Himmell, Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gary Cole

Premiered: 2019

Mixed-ish (ABC, 2019), stylized as mixed•ish, is an American single-camera sitcom created by Kenya Barris and Peter Saji, and a prequel spin-off of Black-ish and the second series to be spun-off ...more

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The Owl House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Actors: Sarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick, Alex Hirsch

Premiered: 2020

The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television series. A teenager finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a ...more

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LEGO Masters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Actors: Will Arnett

Premiered: 2020

LEGO Masters (Fox, 2020) is a American reality show based on a British series of the same name. Hosted by Will Arnett LEGO enthusiasts participate in a series of competitions that begin with a ...more

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The Crystal Maze is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Game show

Actors: Adam Conover

Premiered: 2020

The Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon, 2020) is an American version of the British children's game show. The series, in which a team of contestants take on a range of challenges set within a labyrinth ...more
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Adventures in Wonder Par... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Actors: Kitana Turnbull, Greg Cipes, Ken Hudson Campbell

Premiered: January 2020

Adventures in Wonder Park (Nickelodeon, 2020) is an animated adventure/comedy television series created by Anne Flett-Giordano, David Zuckerman, and John Aboud. It is based on the 2019 animated ...more
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The Healing Powers of Du... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Action, Comedy, Family

Actors: Raylene Harewood, Jace Chapman, Sophie Kim

Premiered: 2020

The Healing Powers of Dude (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Erica Spates and Sam Littenberg-Weisberg. Noah (Jace Chapman ), is an 11-year-old boy with social ...more

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The Big Fib is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Competition, Game Show

Actors: Yvette Nicole Brown, Rhys Darby

Premiered: 2020

The Big Fib (Disney+, 2020) is a competition game-show television series hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown based on the podcast Pants On Fire. Two grown-ups claim to be experts on a topic and one of ...more

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