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The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.9k votes 558 voters 31k views 27 items

List Rules Only series appropriate for the whole family to watch that premiered on or after January 1, 2015.

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 Stuck in the Middle 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. Fuller House has families once again enjoying some Tanner Family TV as the gang from Full House returns. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has a cult-like following made up of both children and adults. Other good new family friendly shows include One Day at a Time, Speechless, and The Toy Box.

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 ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more

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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

Premiered: 2015

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Muppets (ABC, 2015), stylized as the muppets., is an American television comedy series co-created by Bill Prady and Bob Kushell. The series is set in Los Angeles and depicts the everyday ...more

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber

Premiered: 2016

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Young Sheldon Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Premiered: 2017

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more

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Raven's Home is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family

Raven's Home (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy and family television series developed by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, and a spinoff and sequel to That's So Raven. Best friends Raven ...more

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K.C. Undercover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy

K.C. Undercover (Disney Channel, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Corinne Marshall. A high school math genius (Zendaya) gets recruited by her parents after she finds out ...more
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Planet Earth II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Sir David Attenborough

Premiered: 2016

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature

Planet Earth II (BBC One, 2016) is a British nature documentary series presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. This 6-part limited series explores how animals meet the challenges of ...more
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Stuck in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Jenna Ortega, Ronni Hawk, Isaak Presley

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family

Stuck in the Middle (Disney Channel, 2016) is an American comedy television series developed by Alison Brown and Linda Videtti Figueiredo. In the fictional town of Marshport, Harley Diaz (Jenna ...more
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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi

Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Bunk'd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Peyton List, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson
Bunk'd (Disney Channel, 2015) is an American sitcom and a spinoff of Jessie. Siblings Emma (Peyton List), Ravi (Karan Brar), and Zuri (Skai Jackson) head off to Camp Kikiwaka for the summer.
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The Adventures of Puss i... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Eric Bauza, Jayma Mays, Joshua Rush

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Netflix, 2018) is an American computer-animated web television series based on the character Puss In Boots from the Shrek franchise. The series follows the ...more

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The Lion Guard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Max Charles, Joshua Rush, Dusan Brown

Genres (Tv): Animation, Family

The Lion Guard (Disney Junior, 2016) is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley, based on the 1994 Disney film. Simba's son Kion, along with his friends Bunga the honey ...more

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My Little Pony: Friendsh... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 91

Network: Hub Network

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

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more

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Good Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, James Denton

Premiered: 2015

Network: Hallmark

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Good Witch (Hallmark, 2015) is an American-Canadian fantasy comedy-drama television series that is based on the TV movie series of the same name. The series continues the spirited life of newly ...more

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Kids Baking Championship... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Natalie Venable

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Reality competition, Cooking

Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, 2015) is a television program hosted by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli. Talented young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, a cash ...more
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Andi Mack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7, 2017. Andi Mack is turning 13 when her older sister Bex returns home. Andi works through her teenage ...more
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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of the same name. Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado) is a newly-single Army Nursing Corps veteran ...more

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Just Add Magic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Olivia Sanabia, Abby Donnelly, Aubrey Miller

Genres (Tv): Kids & Family, Fantasy

Just Add Magic (Amazon, 2015) is an American live-action family television series, loosely based on the book of the same name by Cindy Callaghan. Amateur preteen chefs Kelly, Darbie, and Hannah ...more
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Miraculous: Tales of Lad... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Genres (Tv): Animation, Superhero

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat Noir) is a French CGI action/adventure animated series produced by Zagtoon and Method Animation. ...more
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Bizaardvark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Madison Hu, Olivia Rodrigo, Jake Paul

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Bizaardvark is an American sitcom created by Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman that premiered on Disney Channel on June 24, 2016. The series follows Frankie and Paige, two teenage best friends who ...more
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Speechless is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Speechless Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Speechless (ABC, 2016) is an American sitcom television series created by Scott Silveri. The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces - and excellent at ...more

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Game Shakers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family

Game Shakers (Nickelodeon, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Schneider. Two seventh graders, Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), start a ...more

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Star Wars Resistance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
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Trollhunters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman

Genres (Tv): Animation, Fantasy

Trollhunters (Netflix, 2016) is an American computer-animated fantasy television series created by Guillermo del Toro. An ordinary boy finds a magic amulet that turns him into the next Troll ...more

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Project Runway: Junior ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Newer TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Tim Gunn, Hannah Jeter, Christian Siriano

Genres (Tv): Reality competition

Project Runway: Junior (Lifetime, 2015) is an American reality television series hosted by Tim Gunn and Hannah Jeter. Twelve teen contestants under the age of 18 compete to win a full ...more