Reality TV for the Whole Family

In the world of reality TV, the controversial shows tend to grab most of the headlines. But for every Jersey Shore, there's an Amazing Race -- reality shows you can watch with your kids, rather than sneak them in as guilty pleasures after bedtime. Check out some of our favorite reality picks for the whole family.

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The Dog Whisperer TV Poster Image
Doggie therapy that's fun for the whole family.
Network: NatGeoWild, National Geographic Channel
(2006)
(2004)
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Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition TV Poster Image
Training pro teaches pets, people in family-friendly show.
Network: CW
(2014)
(2004)
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Hollywood Treasure TV Poster Image
Fascinating hunt for Tinseltown gems is fun family viewing.
Network: Syfy
(2010)
(2010)
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Flying Wild Alaska TV Poster Image
Alaska family pilots unfriendly skies in warm reality show.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2011)
(2011)
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Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge TV Poster Image
Design contest wows with talents, friendly competition.
Network: Syfy
(2014)
(2014)
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Meet the Sloths TV Poster Image
Sweet sloth sanctuary series focuses on sick, hurt animals.
Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
(2013)
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Meet the Smiths TV Poster Image
Blended-family reality show offers good, clean fun.
Network: TBS
(2015)
(2015)
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Calling Dr. Pol TV Poster Image
Veterinarian's work makes for decent family fare.
Network: CW
(2014)
(2014)
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Dancing with the Stars TV Poster Image
High-kicking series has cross-generational appeal.
Network: ABC
(2006)
(2005)
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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV Poster Image
Interesting and dramatic ... for a reality show.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2004)
(2003)
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The Incredible Dr. Pol TV Poster Image
Rural vet's life is positive entertainment for older kids.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2011)
(2011)
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Iron Chef America TV Poster Image
Fun food battle features creative chefs and great food.
Network: Food Network
(2010)
(2005)
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It Takes a Choir TV Poster Image
Inspiring reality show has meaningful messages for families.
Network: USA
(2014)
(2014)
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Dirty Jobs TV Poster Image
Ick and shtick will appeal to older tweens and up.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2006)
(2005)
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Born to Dance TV Poster Image
Dance contest pushes contestants with positive messages.
Network: BET
(2011)
(2011)
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The Quest TV Poster Image
Fun fantasy/reality competition with a few scares.
Network: ABC
(2014)
(2014)
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Running Wild with Bear Grylls TV Poster Image
Celebs learn survival skills in tense, exhilarating series.
Network: NBC
(2014)
(2014)
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The Glee Project TV Poster Image
Glee-inspired reality contest is inclusive and inspiring.
Network: Oxygen
(2011)
(2011)
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This American Life TV Poster Image
Compelling true stories from all walks of life.
Network: Showtime
(2007)
(2007)
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