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.
Trigger an interest in what happened long ago.
Survival tales and tips for tweens and teens.
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.
Gems that show strong, clever, or otherwise awesome females.
Laugh it up with these silly and sometimes serious charmers.
Expect lots of action and laughs from our top Nickelodeon picks.
Our top picks from the Disney Channel and Disney XD.
Our top picks are fun and educational.
From makeovers to models to designers, TV is very fashionable.
Pick for Twilight lovers and their older friends.
Graduate from a cartoon-only diet.
These stories can be dark, but powerful.
Watching together can prompt good discussions.
Our favorite shows from the Reagan Era.
From trivia to active feats, these games are top-notch fun.
Hard work and extreme environments made good TV.