Best tv: Our Recommendations for Families

A cozy night of family TV calls for some really great shows, and we've got them. Whether you're looking for classic kids' TV, educational series, or just something -- anything -- new to watch, our "best TV" lists are full of shows that will capture the whole family's attention.
Great TV fathers through the ages.
Help kids develop a love of language and reading.
Tiny tots will love these short, age-appropriate shows.
Prepare for big laughs with these mature, but funny picks.
TV's best attempts to talk responsibly about healthy choices.
Up, up, and away with these super characters!
From the traditional to the radical, we love moms.
Find the best of the tween- and teen-targeted network here.
The lovable canine comes to life in all forms of media.
TV that avoids stereotypes and offers gender balance.
Trigger an interest in what happened long ago.
Survival tales and tips for tweens and teens.
Science demystified in these out-of-this-world shows.
Shows that tone down the drama, and play up the fun.
Your dinosaur lover will get a kick out of these shows.
Some celebrity TV shows are better than others.
Epic stories and distinctive visuals drive fans wild.
These treasure hunt shows may surprise you.
Laugh it up with these silly and sometimes serious charmers.
Expect lots of action and laughs from our top Nickelodeon picks.