Family TV Shows to Watch Together

Watching television as a family can't replace the value of face-to-face interaction, but it can be a good way to get conversations started after the show. Here are some choices we think provide opportunities for shared entertainment or jumping-off points for important discussions. Whether you're looking for a show that your sons and daughters can enjoy together regardless of their age or a show to watch with your teen, you're sure to find something that fits everyone's interests. For even more inspiration, be sure to check out our 50 TV Shows Every Kid Should See at Least Once.

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Ada Twist, Scientist

age 3+

Fun series sparks preschoolers' interest in science.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices

age 3+

Virtual book club for preschoolers spotlights Black authors.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Forky Asks a Question

age 4+

"Toy Story 4" star ponders mysteries with charm.

Network: Disney+ (2019)
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Mira, Royal Detective

age 4+

Clever girl's adventures celebrate Indian culture.

Network: Disney Junior (2020)
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City of Ghosts

age 5+

Cute animated docuseries teaches the history of Los Angeles.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

age 5+

Faithful reboot brings joy, tunes, and positive messages.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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Little Big Shots

age 5+

Amazing kids wow in funny, family-friendly talent display.

Network: NBC (2016)
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Monsters at Work

age 5+

Charming Pixar sequel series delivers laughs, mild suspense.

Network: Disney+ (2021)
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Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings

age 5+

Problem-solving team takes resourcefulness on the road.

Network: PBS Kids (2020)
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Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom

age 5+

More stop-motion laughs from mischievous farm flock leader.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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DuckTales

age 6+

Woo-oo! Adventure, fun, and laughs abound in Disney reboot.

Network: Disney XD (2017)
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Little Lunch

age 6+

Insightful mockumentary shows the lives of kids during play.

Network: Netflix (2015)
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Tiny World

age 6+

Amazing nature docu series will delight whole family.

Network: Apple TV+ (2020)
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The Casagrandes

age 7+

Charming Loud House spin-off about Mexican American family.

Network: Nickelodeon (2019)
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Crafty Kids Club

age 7+

Fun series uses arts and crafts to teach problem-solving.

Network: YouTube (2013)
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Fractured Fairy Tales

age 7+

Retro series' satire still offers cross-generational laughs.

Network: Hulu (1959)
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The Ghost and Molly McGee

age 7+

Funny ghost-girl buddy story has mild ghoulish scares.

Network: Disney Channel, Disney+ (2021)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

age 7+

Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.

Network: Amazon Prime Video (2014)
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Karma's World

age 7+

Moral lessons artistically woven in top-shelf show.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Looney Tunes Cartoons

age 7+

Physical gags, violence remain in faithful classic reboot.

Network: HBO Max (2020)
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