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The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Updated November 18, 2020 0 votes 2.3k voters 51.3k views49 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.

 

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    The Voice
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    The Voice

    Talent show, Reality television

    ActorsAdam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly

    Premiered2011

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    The Goldbergs
    410
    343

    The Goldbergs

    Television comedy, Comedy

    ActorsWendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal

    Premiered2013

    The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    Last Man Standing

    ActorsTim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever

    Last Man Standing (Fox, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Jack Burditt. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Supergirl
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    289

    Supergirl

    Superhero, Drama

    ActorsMelissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Dancing with the Stars
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    331

    Dancing with the Stars

    Sports, Sports film

    ActorsTom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli

    Premiered2005

    Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    The Amazing Race
    197
    250

    The Amazing Race

    Reality television

    ActorsPhil Keoghan

    Premiered2001

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

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  • 7
    Anne with an E
    54
    14

    Anne with an E

    Drama, Coming of age

    ActorsAmybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Lucas Jade Zumann, Dalila Bela

    Premiered2017

    Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series created by Moira... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Black-ish
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    Black-ish

    Sitcom

    ActorsAnthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown

    Premiered2014

    Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    So You Think You Can Dance
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    So You Think You Can Dance

    Talent show, Interactive television

    ActorsMark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley

    Premiered2005

    So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Young Sheldon
    16
    15

    Young Sheldon

    Sitcom

    ActorsIain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan

    Premiered2017

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a... more on Wikipedia

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    Making It
    2
    4

    Making It

    Reality competition

    ActorsAmy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Dayna Isom Johnson, Simon Doonan

    Premiered2018

    Making It (NBC, 2018) is an unscripted reality competition series hosted by Amy Poehler and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Worst Witch
    8
    20

    The Worst Witch

    Fantasy, Family

    ActorsJenny Richardson, Bella Ramsey, Meibh Campbell

    Premiered2017

    The Worst Witch (Netflix, 2017) is a British fantasy children's television series based on the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Movie Surfers
    0
    0

    Movie Surfers

    Entertainment, News

    ActorsChristina Milian, Lindsey Haun, Mathew Botuchis, Andrew Eiden, Tessa Ludwick

    Premiered1997

    Movie Surfers is a Disney Channel mini that appears in commercial form where teenagers go... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Simpsons
    15
    32

    The Simpsons

    Animation, Television comedy

    ActorsDan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

    Premiered1989

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Masters of Illusion
    0
    0

    Masters of Illusion

    Special Interest, Documentary

    ActorsDean Cain

    Premiered2009

    Masters of Illusion (The CW, 2014) is a magic show hosted by Dean Cain.
  • 16
    Bob's Burgers
    1
    1

    Bob's Burgers

    Animation, Sitcom

    ActorsH. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

    Premiered2011

    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    MasterChef Junior
    0
    0

    MasterChef Junior

    Game show, Cooking show

    ActorsGordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich

    Premiered2013

    MasterChef Junior (Fox, 2013) is an American cooking competition. 24 of the best junior home... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    The Dude Perfect Show

    ActorsCoby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert

    The Dude Perfect Show is a television series about the YouTube channel members Dude Perfect.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    The Masked Singer
    0
    1

    The Masked Singer

    Reality competition, Music

    ActorsNick Cannon

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  • 20
    Family Food Fight
    0
    0

    Family Food Fight

    Game show, Cooking show

    ActorsAyesha Curry, Cat Cora, Graham Elliot

    Premiered2019

    Family Food Fight (ABC, 2019) is an American reality competition television series based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Holey Moley
    0
    0

    Holey Moley

    Competitive reality, Reality television

    ActorsJeannie Mai, Rob Riggle, Joe Tessitore

    Premiered2019

    Holey Moley (ABC, 2019) is an American competitive reality television series hosted by Rob... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Mixed-ish
    0
    1

    Mixed-ish

    Sitcom

    ActorsArica Himmell, Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gary Cole

    Premiered2019

    Mixed-ish (ABC, 2019), stylized as mixed•ish, is an American single-camera sitcom created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Tig N' Seek
    0
    1

    Tig N' Seek

    Animation, Adventure

    ActorsMyke Chilian, Jemaine Clement, Rich Fulcher

    Premiered2020

    Tig n' Seek (HBO Max) is an American animated comedy television series created by Myke... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    The Owl House
    0
    1

    The Owl House

    Comedy, Fantasy

    ActorsSarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick, Alex Hirsch

    Premiered2020

    The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    LEGO Masters
    LEGO Masters (Fox, 2020) is a American reality show based on a British series of the same... more on Wikipedia