Family The Best Current TV Shows About Family  

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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 Modern Family and 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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner 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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen 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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green 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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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Atlanta Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield 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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Bob's Burgers H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang 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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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker 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
Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi 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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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
The Affair Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney The Affair is an American television drama series created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. The series premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014. A TV-14 version of the pilot episode was made ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
The Goldbergs Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal 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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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
The Fairly OddParents Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the everyday adventures of Timmy Turner, a boy who is granted ...more

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
This Is Us Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown 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 interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Jane the Virgin Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more

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Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian 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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Colony is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Colony Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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Transparent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Transparent Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Judith Light Transparent is an American comedy-drama television series produced by Picrow for Amazon Studios that debuted on February 6, 2014. The series was created and directed by Jill Soloway. The story ...more

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Mom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Mom Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal 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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Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Life in Pieces Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski Life in Pieces (CBS, 2015) is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily ...more

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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
The Fosters Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly The Fosters is an American family drama television series that airs on the ABC Family network in the United States and ABC Spark in Canada. The series follows the lives of the titular Foster ...more

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Fuller House Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber 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