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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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About 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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A Million Little Things ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco
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 Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
voting closed at #11 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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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber
Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–1995 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian ...more

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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Kim's Convenience is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang
Kim's Convenience (CBC, 2016) is a Canadian sitcom based on Ins Choi's 2011 play of the same name. The series centres on the Korean Canadian Kim family who run a convenience store in the Moss ...more
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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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The Conners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert
The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom, and a spinoff continuation of Roseanne, created by Matt Williams. After the death of Roseanne Conner, the Conner family is forced to ...more

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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
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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Grand Hotel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Demian Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez, Denyse Tontz
Grand Hotel (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Spanish TV series. Charismatic Miami Beach hotel owner Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir), his second wife (Roselyn ...more

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Dolly Parton's Heartstri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Dolly Parton, Athena Akers, Tammy Lynn Michaels
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) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Harvey Guillén, Jamie Gore Pawlik, Conphidance
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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Bless the Harts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell
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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Merry Happy Whatever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Dennis Quaid, Hayes Mac Arthur, Bridgit Mendler
Merry Happy Whatever (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark-comedy television series. The first season takes place over the week or so around Christmas as a strong-willed dad (Dennis Quaid) ...more
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Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Emily Tosta, Audrey Gerthoffer, Niko Guardado
Party of Five (Freeform, 2020) is an American teen drama television series created by Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, based on the 1994 Fox series of the same name. The series follows the ...more

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AJ and the Queen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Izzy G., Tia Carrere, RuPaul
AJ and the Queen (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy series created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King. The series follows Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen traveling across America, who ...more

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Everything's Gonna Be Ok... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Family
Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Adam Faison
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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