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List Rules Vote up the top dramatic TV series that center around a single family.

Backstabbing, lies, and cheating - there's nothing quite like family. These issues, and more, are at the heart of good dramatic TV series about family. This is a list of the greatest TV dramas about families including everything from Sons of Anarchy to Six Feet Under to Shameless.

What acclaimed shows will you find on this list of the best drama shows about families? The critically-acclaimed HBO drama The Sopranos followed the Soprano family, an average American household with ties to the mob. Lead actor James Gandolfini took home three Emmy awards during the series's run. The Wonder Years is another fantastic TV drama about a family. The Lannisters and the Starks are just two of the families battling for control of the seven kingdoms on Game of Thrones. Other good dramas featured here include Downton Abby and Parenthood.

Which family drama is your favorite? Vote your personal picks up to the top of the list and please add any great series that are missing.

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
This Is Us Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz This Is Us is an ensemble dramedy series about the family lives and connections of several people who all share the same birthday and the ways in which they're similar and different

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Brothers and Sisters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Brothers and Sisters Mary Crosby, William Windom, Larry Anderson Brothers and Sisters is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from January to April 1979. The series attempted to capitalize on the success of the 1978 motion picture National Lampoon's Animal ...more

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard Parenthood is an American television drama series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan which ...more

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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
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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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Six Feet Under Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August ...more

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more

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Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Party of Five Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell Party of Five is an American teen drama television series that aired on Fox for six seasons, from September 12, 1994, until May 3, 2000. Critically acclaimed, the show suffered from low ratings ...more

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
7th Heaven Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday ...more

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
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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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Switched at Birth Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie Switched at Birth is an American teen/family drama television series that premiered on ABC Family on June 6, 2011, at 9:00 ET/PT. The one-hour scripted drama is set in the Kansas City ...more

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo Jane the Virgin is a 2014 TV series on The CW. After a series of surprising events, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman (Gina Rodriguez) is accidentally artificially inseminated.

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The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
The Waltons Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural ...more

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Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush Little House on the Prairie, also known as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, is a five-hour miniseries which was broadcast on ABC as part of The Wonderful World of Disney ...more

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more

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Sisters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Sisters Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward Sisters is a television drama which aired on NBC for six seasons, from 1991 to 1996. The series was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who were also the executive producers and showrunners. ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Empire Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
The Sopranos James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano, the show portrays the ...more

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in ...more

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked
Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed ...more