Classic TV

Television trends come and go, but there's really nothing like the classics. These shows all stand the test of time, no matter the decade they were filmed in or when they take place, from television's earliest years to more recent must-see hits. Whether you're learning with Mister Rogers or laughing with Lucy, these nostalgia-sparking favorites are great to share with kids.

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Sesame Street TV Poster Image
Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.
Network: PBS
(2004)
(1969)
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV Poster Image
Classic series gently promotes social skills, imagination.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1968)
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Reading Rainbow TV Poster Image
Encouraging kids to read, one book at a time.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1983)
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Lassie (1954) TV Poster Image
One collie, 20 years of old-fashioned family adventures.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
(1954)
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The Andy Griffith Show TV Poster Image
Cheery classic has positive, kid-friendly lessons.
Network: TV Land
(2005)
(1960)
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I Love Lucy TV Poster Image
Classic clowning from comic genius; for all ages.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1951)
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Leave It to Beaver TV Poster Image
Classic '50s sitcom is dated but still appealing.
Network: TV Land
(2004)
(1957)
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The Dick Van Dyke Show TV Poster Image
Kennedy-era comedy series offers good family fun.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2011)
(1961)
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Happy Days TV Poster Image
Aaaaay! Classic feel-good sitcom is hokey but fun.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
(1974)
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Little House on the Prairie TV Poster Image
Classic pioneer drama is one for the books.
Network: Hallmark Channel, Syndicated
(2005)
(1974)
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The Abbott and Costello Show TV Poster Image
Slapstick comedy geniuses won't appeal to everyone.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
(1952)
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The Dick Tracy Show TV Poster Image
Classic cartoon mixes detective work, guns, and stereotypes.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
(1961)
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Family Ties TV Poster Image
Classic 1980s sitcom's messages still ring true today.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2007)
(1982)
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The Lone Ranger TV Poster Image
Classic cowboy series still great, but lots of stereotypes.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
(1949)
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Lost in Space TV Poster Image
Sci-fi classic is dated and hokey but still entertains.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
(1965)
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman TV Poster Image
Witty classic time-travel cartoon appeals more to adults.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
(1959)
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The Roy Rogers Show TV Poster Image
Classic Western offers adventure, positive themes, fighting.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
(1951)
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The Honeymooners TV Poster Image
Classic couples' comedy bears sexist signs of the times.
Network: CBS
(2011)
(1955)
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The Wonder Years TV Poster Image
Nostalgic coming-of-age sitcom still charms.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2006)
(1988)
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Keeping Up Appearances TV Poster Image
Superb British comedy classic skewers snobbery.
Network: BBC America, PBS
(2013)
(1990)
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Kojak TV Poster Image
Classic cop series is milder than modern shows.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
(1973)
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All in the Family TV Poster Image
Landmark '70s sitcom lightens bias with humor.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2004)
(1971)
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