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The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Updated April 1, 2021 5.0k votes 2.3k voters 54.3k views25 items

List RulesShows 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.


  • 1

    The Voice

    Music, Competition reality
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  • 2
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  • 3


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  • 4


    Drama, Fantasy
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  • 5
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  • 6

    Dancing with the Stars

    Dance, Competition reality
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  • 7

    So You Think You Can Dance

    Talent show, Interactive television
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  • 8

    Anne with an E

    Drama, Coming of age
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  • 9

    The Amazing Race

    Action, Adventure
    The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and...  more

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  • 10

    Young Sheldon

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  • 11

    MasterChef Junior

    Game show, Cooking show
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  • 12

    LEGO Masters

    Reality Television
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  • 13

    The Masked Singer

    Reality competition, Music
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  • 14
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  • 15

    Making It

    Reality competition
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  • 16
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  • 17

    The Big Fib

    Competition, Game Show
    The Big Fib (Disney+, 2020) is a competition game-show television series hosted by Yvette...  more
  • 18
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  • 19

    Holey Moley

    Competitive reality, Reality television
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  • 20

    The Owl House

    Comedy, Fantasy
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  • 21
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  • 22

    Bob's Burgers

    Sitcom, Animated
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  • 23

    Family Food Fight

    Game show, Cooking show
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  • 24

    The Simpsons

    Sitcom, Animated
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  • 25

    The Worst Witch

    Fantasy, Family
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