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The Best Current TV Shows About Family 

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Updated May 12, 2020 1k votes 188 voters 12k views 28 items

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Nothing teaches family values much like TV shows. Not really, but you get the point. Since the beginning of television, there's likely been a TV show about family, and probably a new one every year since. Jump to current time and we now we have an extensive list of current shows about families. Whether they make our own dysfunctional families seem normal or give us an example to live by, the best family shows are those that bring us laughs, tears, and life lessons. 

From animated series like The Simpsons and Family Guy to sitcoms such as Shameless, you can find just about any genre of show that touches upon family values—and many focus on exactly that. While cartoons typically rely on humor, other new family shows cover everyday family type stuff. You know, like not wanting to visit your grandmother or being forced to babysit your little brother. No matter the content, however, we all love this type of thing, and you can find plenty of current shows about family airing almost every night of the week. 

Now, check out the top family shows below and vote for your favorites to ultimately determine the best series currently on air. If you see a show is missing, feel free to add it to the list. 

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family drama

This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories intertwine, from sharing the same ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

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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A Million Little Things ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Drama

A Million Little Things (ABC, 2018) is an American family drama television series created by D. J. Nash. A group of friends intertwined in each other's lives all realize they need to start ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Comedy

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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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): 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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Kim's Convenience is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Kim's Convenience (CBC, 2016) is a Canadian television sitcom developed by Ins Choi and Kevin White, and based on Choi's 2011 play of the same name. The series centers around the Korean Canadian ...more
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The Conners is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Matt Williams, and a spinoff continuation of Roseanne. After the death of Roseanne Conner, the Conner family is forced to face ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more

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Mom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom

Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. ...more

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Keeping Up with the Kard... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 2007) is an American reality television series focusing on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner blended family.

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Cousins for Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young, Micah Abbey

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Cousins for Life (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert. The show follows the misadventures of Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and ...more

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Breeders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Jayda Eyles, Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Breeders (FX, 2020) is a comedy television series created by Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell, and Martin Freeman. The series follows the many trials and tribulations of parenthood.
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Chip & Potato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Abigail Oliver, Andrea Libman, Viola Abley

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Animated, Family

Chip & Potato (Family Jr, 2018) is a Canadian animated children's television series created by Billy Macqueen. The series follows Chip (Abigail Oliver), a young pug who faces challenges in ...more
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#blackAF is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Black Excellence (Netflix, 2020) (stylized as #blackAF) is an American single-camera sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A father takes an irreverent and honest approach to parenting and

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Bless the Harts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Animated comedy, Comedy, Animated

Bless the Harts (Fox, 2019) is an American animated comedy created by Emily Spivey. The show follows a group of people living in the South who are poor in money, but rich in family and friends.

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Duncanville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa

Genres (Tv): Animated sitcom, Sitcom, Comedy, Animated

Duncanville (Fox, 2020) is an American animated sitcom co-created by Amy Poehler, Mike Scully and Julie Scully. The show centers around the life of 15-year-old Duncan Harris (voiced by Amy ...more

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Gentefied is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Gentefied (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy drama television series created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez. Three Mexican-American cousins (Joaquín Cosío, J.J. ...more

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Everything's Gonna Be Ok... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Adam Faison

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Everything's Gonna Be Okay (Freeform, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Josh Thomas. After their father's untimely death, Nicholas (Josh Thomas) and his two half-sisters ...more

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Dolly Parton's Heartstri... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Dolly Parton, Athena Akers, Tammy Lynn Michaels

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Drama

Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama anthology television series created by Patrick Sean Smith. Each episode is based on a different Parton song, telling love stories ...more
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Little America is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Harvey Guillén, Jamie Gore Pawlik, Conphidance

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Anthology

Little America (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American anthology television series. Each episode of the show shares the true stories of funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and unexpected lives of ...more

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Sydney to the Max is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Ruth Righi, Ava Kolker, Jackson Dollinger

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Sydney to the Max (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Mark Reisman. Set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, the show follows outgoing middle ...more