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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 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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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 6 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 1987–1995 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 7 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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So You Think You Can Dance 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
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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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 10 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 Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sitcom
Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more
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The Kids Are Alright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Kyle Hanson added Sitcom
The Kids Are Alright (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Tim Doyle. A pair of working class parents in an Irish-Catholic family try to raise their eight kids during ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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I Am Frankie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
I Am Frankie (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Marcela Citterio. Frankie Gaines (Alex Hook), an android, pretends to be a regular high school student, while ...more
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The Worst Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Fantasy, Family
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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Project MC² is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Family
Project Mc2 (Netflix, 2015), pronounced "Project MC-squared ", is an American educational comedy television series. Set in a fictional city called Maywood Glen, California, it revolves ...more
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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Drama
Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a good-hearted, earnest ...more