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The Best Current TV Shows About Family

Updated December 29, 2020 1.2k votes 236 voters 16.5k views38 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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  • This Is Us1
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    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Family drama

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  • Shameless2
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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

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  • The Simpsons3
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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

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

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  • Family Guy4
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    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

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

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  • A Million Little Things5
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    A Million Little Things

    David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    A Million Little Things (ABC, 2018) is an American family drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Bob's Burgers6
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    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Goldbergs7
    34
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    The Goldbergs

    Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Television comedy, Comedy

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  • Atlanta8
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    Atlanta

    Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

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  • American Dad!9
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    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    Premiered2005

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

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  • Black-ish10
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    Black-ish

    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

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

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  • Kim's Convenience11
    16
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    Kim's Convenience

    Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Kim's Convenience (CBC, 2016) is a Canadian television sitcom developed by Ins Choi and Kevin... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Mom12
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    Mom

    Anna Faris, Allison Janney

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Television comedy, Sitcom

    Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Conners13
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    The Conners

    John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Matt Williams, and a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Bless the Harts14
    2
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    Bless the Harts

    Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Animated comedy, Comedy, Animated

    Bless the Harts (Fox, 2019) is an American animated comedy created by Emily Spivey. The show... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Sydney to the Max15
    5
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    Sydney to the Max

    Ruth Righi, Ava Kolker

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Sydney to the Max (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Keeping Up with the Kardashians

    Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 2007) is an American reality television series focusing... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Transparent17
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    Transparent

    Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy

    Transparent (Amazon Video, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Victor and Valentino18
    1
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    Victor and Valentino

    Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Supernatural, Adventure, Comedy

    Victor and Valentino (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bridgerton19
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    Bridgerton

    Adjoa Andoh, Julie Andrews

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Period drama

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  • Family Time20
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    Family Time

    Omar Gooding, Angell Conwell

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom

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  • Tyler Perry's House of Payne21
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    Tyler Perry's House of Payne

    LaVan Davis, Lance Gross

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Black sitcom, Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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  • Duncanville22
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    Duncanville

    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones

    Premiered2020

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

    Duncanville (Fox, 2020) is an American animated sitcom co-created by Amy Poehler, Mike Scully... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Cousins for Life23
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    Cousins for Life

    Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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  • Breeders24
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    Breeders

    Jayda Eyles, Martin Freeman

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Breeders (FX, 2020) is a comedy television series created by Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Moodys25
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    The Moodys

    Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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