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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Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices TV Poster Image
Virtual book club for preschoolers spotlights Black authors.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Forky Asks a Question TV Poster Image
"Toy Story 4" star ponders mysteries with charm.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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Mira, Royal Detective TV Poster Image
Clever girl's adventures expose viewers to Indian culture.
Network: Disney Junior
(2020)
(2020)
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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth TV Poster Image
Charming book adaptation inspires awe for Earth's wonders.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Little Big Shots TV Poster Image
Amazing kids wow in funny, family-friendly talent display.
Network: NBC
(2016)
(2016)
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Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings TV Poster Image
Problem-solving team takes resourcefulness on the road.
Network: PBS Kids
(2020)
(2020)
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Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom TV Poster Image
More stop-motion laughs from mischievous farm flock leader.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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DuckTales TV Poster Image
Woo-oo! Adventure, fun, and laughs abound in Disney reboot.
Network: Disney XD
(2017)
(2017)
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Little Lunch TV Poster Image
Insightful mockumentary shows the lives of kids during play.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2015)
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The Casagrandes TV Poster Image
Charming Loud House spin-off about Mexican American family.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
(2019)
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Crafty Kids Club TV Poster Image
Fun series uses arts and crafts to teach problem-solving.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
(2013)
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Fractured Fairy Tales TV Poster Image
Retro series' satire still offers cross-generational laughs.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
(1959)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street TV Poster Image
Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
(2014)
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Looney Tunes Cartoons TV Poster Image
Physical gags, violence remain in faithful classic reboot.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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The Who Was? Show TV Poster Image
Fun books-inspired show intros kids to historical figures.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Chopped Junior TV Poster Image
Kid cooking competition is fun and family-friendly.
Network: Food Network
(2016)
(2015)
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Craftopia TV Poster Image
Tween crafters compete in fun, family-friendly DIY series.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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Kid President: Are We There Yet? TV Poster Image
YouTube star returns as a teen to spotlight changemakers.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
(2019)
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Kid Stew TV Poster Image
Unique sketch comedy series has roots in books, reading.
Network: PBS
(2018)
(2018)
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Muppets Now TV Poster Image
Light, family-friendly return is both familiar and fresh.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
(2020)
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The Owl House TV Poster Image
Engaging, quirky fantasy series has broad viewing appeal.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
(2020)
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Star Trek: The Original Series TV Poster Image
A cultural icon that's lived long and prospered.
Network: G4, Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1966)
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Star Wars Rebels TV Poster Image
Exciting series is violent but has positive messages, too.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
(2014)
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We Bare Bears TV Poster Image
Hilarious bear bros. try to fit into tech-heavy human world.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
(2015)
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Top Chef Junior TV Poster Image
Fun, family-friendly cooking competition stars tween chefs.
Network: Universal Kids
(2017)
(2017)
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Adventure Time TV Poster Image
Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
(2010)
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Andi Mack TV Poster Image
Heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story best for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2017)
(2017)
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Cosmos: Possible Worlds TV Poster Image
Visually stunning existential explorations dig deep.
Network: National Geographic Channel, Fox
(2020)
(2020)
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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(2006)
(1963)
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Encore! TV Poster Image
Sweet nostalgia in warm, lovable musical reality show.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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Infinity Train TV Poster Image
Delightful, whimsical animated series has likable heroine.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
(2019)
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The Librarians TV Poster Image
Goofy fantasy-adventure is perfect for whole-family viewing.
Network: TNT
(2014)
(2014)
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The Mandalorian TV Poster Image
Sci-fi violence, real magic in small-screen Star Wars show.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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Marvel's Hero Project TV Poster Image
Marvel celebrates the young superheroes walking among us.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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The Muppets TV Poster Image
Witty office comedy is fun but can get risqué.
Network: ABC
(2015)
(2015)
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Nailed It! TV Poster Image
Food fails are hilarious in this comedic competition.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events TV Poster Image
Exceptional, spooky book adaptation is best for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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The Twilight Zone TV Poster Image
Classic morality tales still make you think.
Network: Syfy, Syndicated
(2005)
(1959)
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Black-ish TV Poster Image
Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2014)
(2014)
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV Poster Image
Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Supergirl TV Poster Image
Strong female lead shoulders the weight of superhero series.
Network: CBS
(2015)
(2015)
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Fresh Off the Boat TV Poster Image
Fierce memoir about Asian family makes fresh, sweet sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2015)
(2015)
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Little America TV Poster Image
Beautifully authentic anthology of immigrant stories.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
(2011)
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The Simpsons TV Poster Image
Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.
Network: Fox
(2004)
(1989)
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Parks and Recreation TV Poster Image
Local government spoof for mature viewers is goofy at heart.
Network: NBC
(2009)
(2009)
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The X-Files (2016) TV Poster Image
The truth (and some scary stuff) is still out there.
Network: Fox
(2016)
(2016)
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The Goldbergs TV Poster Image
Loud look at '80s family life has positive takeaways.
Network: ABC
(2013)
(2013)
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Star Trek: Discovery TV Poster Image
Darker, more violent Trek still has positive messages.
Network: CBS
(2017)
(2017)
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They've Gotta Have Us TV Poster Image
Lively, important history in film docuseries; some language.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV Poster Image
Charming, quirky, hilarious comedy has rich characters.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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