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The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Updated November 20, 2020 1.9k votes 627 voters 35.2k views51 items

List RulesOnly series appropriate for the whole family to watch that premiered on or after January 1, 2017.

In the age of reality television and gritty dramas, it may surprise some to learn there are many good new family shows coming out as well. For every Breaking Bad, there's a Big Hero 6: The Series or A Series of Unfortunate Events. If you're searching for some good family programs on now, look no further than this list to can find great shows for kids

What are some of the best new family shows to premiere in recent history? A Series of Unfortunate Events, based off the popular book series, is available to stream on Netflix. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power brings back a beloved character parents grew up with in a new style and story perfect to share with their kids. The Not Too Late Show With Elmo on HBO Max brings a kid's favorite to a new format that is made for becoming part of the bedtime routine. Other good new family friendly shows include One Day at a Time, Ducktales, and Raven's Home.

Do you have a favorite show to watch with the whole family? Give the best series a thumbs up and please add any good shows we may have missed.

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    A Series of Unfortunate Events
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    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Young Sheldon
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    Raven's Home
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    106

    Raven's Home

    Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Family

    Raven's Home (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy and family television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Lost in Space
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    52

    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    DuckTales
    11
    2

    DuckTales

    Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz
    DuckTales (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy-adventure animated television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
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    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

    Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy, Family Film

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
    8
    2

    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

    Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Science fantasy

    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated web television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Raising Dion
    10
    5

    Raising Dion

    Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Sci-fi, Drama

    Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Craig of the Creek
    5
    1

    Craig of the Creek

    Phillip Solomon, Georgina Kidder

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family

    Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an American anime created by Matt Burnett and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Masked Singer
    5
    1

    Genres (Tv)Reality competition, Music

    The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    No Good Nick
    7
    4

    No Good Nick

    Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Family comedy

    No Good Nick (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by David H.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 12
    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp
    5
    2

    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp

    Jackson Rozells, Juliet Embry

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Docuseries

    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American docuseries and revival... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Lego City Adventures
    5
    2

    Lego City Adventures

    Joe Zieja, Misty Lee

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Lego City (Nickelodeon, 2019) is an American animated television series. The show follows... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Andi Mack
    90
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    Andi Mack

    Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Big City Greens
    4
    2

    Big City Greens

    Chris Houghton, Marieve Herington

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Adventure

    Big City Greens (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American animated comedy and adventure television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Stargirl
    4
    2

    Stargirl

    Brec Bassinger, Anjelika Washington

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero

    Stargirl (DC Universe, The CW, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the DC... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    One Day at a Time
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    One Day at a Time

    Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Big Star Little Star
    2
    5

    Big Star Little Star

    Cat Deeley, Brooke Burke-Charvet

    Genres (Tv)Game show

    Big Star Little Star (USA Network, 2017) is a game show series. Three teams of celebrities and...Amazon buy button
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    Star Wars Resistance
    28
    55

    Star Wars Resistance

    Christopher Sean, Bobby Moynihan

    Premiered2018

    Star Wars Resistance is a 2018 animated TV series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Set three... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Toy Box
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    84

    The Toy Box

    The Toy Box is an American reality television series that premiered on April 7, 2017 on ABC.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Cobra Kai
    4
    1

    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Action

    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Who Was? Show
    4
    1

    The Who Was? Show

    Haley Tju, Adam Hochstetter

    Genres (Tv)History, Sketch comedy

    The Who Was? Show is a sketch comedy and history program. Fresh voices bring some of the most... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Hilda
    4
    1

    Hilda

    Bella Ramsey, Kaisa Hammarlund

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animation

    Hilda (Netflix, 2018) is an animated television series based on the comic book series by Luke... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers
    2
    1

    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers

    Tyler Posey, Charlet Chung

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adventure comedy, Action, Spy fiction

    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated web television series based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Big Hero 6: The Series
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    1

    Big Hero 6: The Series

    Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Comedy

    Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney XD, 2018) is an American superhero comedy animated television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button