TV Moms We Love

From Leave It to Beaver's pearl-sporting June Cleaver to Gilmore Girls' wisecracking Lorelai, there's never been a shortage of great moms on TV. This list includes some of our all-time favorites. For more mom-tastic faves, check out our Movie Moms list, and get dad in on the action too, with Best Father-Daughter Movies, TV Dads We Love, and Movie Dads. And of course, for guaranteed winners the whole fam will enjoy, you can't go wrong with list of the Family TV Shows to Watch Together.

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Leave It to Beaver

age 6+

Classic '50s sitcom is dated but still appealing.

Network: TV Land (1957)
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The Brady Bunch

age 7+

Oh, my nose! '70s icon is family-friendly fare.

Network: Syndicated (1969)
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Happy Days

age 7+

Aaaaay! Classic feel-good sitcom is hokey but fun.

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Home Improvement

age 7+

Laughs and lessons abound in whole-family sitcom.

Network: Syndicated (1991)
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Family Matters

age 8+

Urkel and company still offer lots of family fun.

Network: Freeform, Nickelodeon, Syndicated (1989)
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Fuller House

age 10+

Nostalgia bolsters family-centric sequel of '80s sitcom.

Network: Netflix (2016)
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Black-ish

age 11+

Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.

Network: ABC (2014)
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Family Ties

age 11+

Classic 1980s sitcom's messages still ring true today.

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Fresh Off the Boat

age 12+

Fierce memoir about Asian family makes fresh, sweet sitcom.

Network: ABC (2015)
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One Day at a Time

age 12+

Worthy update of classic sitcom has heart.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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The Simpsons

age 12+

Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.

Network: Fox (1989)
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Bob's Burgers

age 13+

Satirical, sometimes naughty humor in animated comedy.

Network: Fox (2011)
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Everybody Loves Raymond

age 13+

Show finds humor in family conflict; teens and up.

Network: CBS, Syndicated (1996)
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Gilmore Girls

age 13+

Fun coming-of-age drama that's great for teens.

Network: Freeform, CW (2000)
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The Golden Girls

age 13+

Funny senior housemates crack wise; teens and up.

Network: Lifetime Television (1985)
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Modern Family

age 13+

Poignant comedy series has mature content, stereotypes.

Network: ABC (2009)
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The Fosters

age 14+

Heartwarming drama about foster teens and their two moms.

Network: Freeform (2013)
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Friday Night Lights

age 14+

Poignant football drama scores; OK for teens.

Network: Freeform, NBC (2006)
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Schitt's Creek

age 14+

Great cast, positive messages in fish-out-of-water comedy.

Network: Pop TV (2015)
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This Is Us

age 14+

Adult-oriented dramedy puts a fresh spin on family ties.

Network: NBC (2016)
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