Feel-Good Family TV Shows

If you and your kids need uplifting stories, quotable characters, or lots of laughs, then these happy, lighthearted TV shows are just the thing to blow away the blues. These are the shows you can watch (or rewatch!) to put a smile on your face (they're also fun to watch when you're in a good mood). Gather the whole family and enjoy a comforting episode (or three) of these positive series to warm your heart. And for more happily-ever-afters, try these Feel-Good Family Movies.

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Storybots Super Songs

age 3+

Clever music vids feature catchy tunes, cute cartoons.

Network: Netflix (2016)
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Beat Bugs

age 4+

Beatles songs + engaging stories = fun family entertainment.

Network: Netflix (2016)
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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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Fraggle Rock: Rock On

age 4+

Fraggles make connections in fun, charming musical shorts.

Network: Apple TV+ (2020)
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Mira, Royal Detective

age 4+

Clever girl's adventures celebrate Indian culture.

Network: Disney Junior (2020)
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True and the Rainbow Kingdom

age 4+

Whimsical world's heroine helps her friends solve problems.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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The Bravest Knight

age 5+

Star power, stellar messages in charming animated series.

Network: Hulu (2019)
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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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Kids Baking Championship

age 6+

Friendly foodie contest is fun for the whole family.

Network: Food Network (2015)
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Unlikely Animal Friends

age 6+

Unique animal relationships are sweet and strong.

Network: NatGeoWild (2012)
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Pick of the Litter

age 7+

Guide dogs learn their trade in lovely docuseries.

Network: Disney+ (2019)
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Pup Academy

age 7+

Charming dog fantasy series with a few student stereotypes.

Network: Disney Channel (2019)
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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

age 7+

Themes of perseverance, friendship dominate dystopian tale.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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The Big Flower Fight

age 8+

Colorful flower sculpting competition is mellow, creative.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Girl Meets World

age 8+

Spin-off series has multigenerational appeal, OK lessons.

Network: Disney Channel (2014)
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Good Eats

age 8+

Quirky culinary comic mixes food, science, fun.

Network: Cooking Channel, Food Network (1999)
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The Great British Baking Show

age 8+

Mild, mouth-watering baking contest great fun for all ages.

Network: PBS, Syndicated (2010)
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The InBESTigators

age 8+

Kid detectives solve mysteries in charming Aussie comedy.

Network: Netflix (2019)
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Nadiya's Time to Eat

age 8+

Feel-good cooking series has cool hacks, great role model.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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American Ninja Warrior

age 9+

Super-fit folks conquer big obstacles for money.

Network: G4, NBC (2009)
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