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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
Modern Family 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 Middle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
The Middle Sitcom, Comedy The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more

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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added The Voice 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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Once Upon a Time Drama, Mystery, Fairy tale Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
The Goldbergs 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) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Black-ish Sitcom Black-ish is an American sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, that debuted on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. The single-camera comedy centers on an ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
surag added Fresh Off the Boat 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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
RalphBob added SpongeBob SquarePants Animation, Comedy, Family Film Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Supergirl Crime Fiction Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The ...more

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Fuller House 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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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
carlybobarly added So You Think You Can Dance 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) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Dancing with the Stars 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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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added The Amazing Race 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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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and five ...more

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Danny Marks added Scorpion Drama, Crime, Action Scorpion is an American drama television series loosely based on the life of self-proclaimed genius and computer expert Walter O'Brien. In the series, O'Brien and his genius friends help each ...more

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Through the Wormhole is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Through the Wormhole Documentary Through the Wormhole is an American science documentary television series narrated and hosted by American actor Morgan Freeman. It began airing on Science in the United States on June 9, 2010.

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
LALashie added Jane the Virgin Jane the Virgin is a 2014 TV series on The CW. After a series of surprising events, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman (Gina Rodriguez) is accidentally artificially inseminated.

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Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Random User added Last Man on Earth The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more

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Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Switched at Birth Drama Switched at Birth is an American teen/family drama television series that premiered on ABC Family on June 6, 2011, at 9:00 ET/PT. The one-hour scripted drama is set in the Kansas City ...more

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Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Baby Daddy Comedy Baby Daddy is an ABC Family original comedy television series that premiered on June 20, 2012. The series follows Ben, a man in his twenties, who gets the surprise of his life when a one-night ...more