The best TV shows for the family to watch together in the past 60 years.
1 The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.
This Show Doesn't Exist Anymore Thanks to Cosby's Incident.
The laughs never stop. One of the biggest and best families on T.V.. - kayebea
2 Full House
Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.
There are 6 novels based on this show. Full House, Sisters, Stephanie, Club Stephanie, Michelle and Dear Michelle. There used to be a board game based on this show (among several more including Clarissa Explains It All, California Dreams and Little House on the Prairie) but is out of print. - playstationfan66
I like full house because it shows the audience that families can be great
I am surprised how this isn't number one cause it teaches people life lessons and it definitely shows it's creativity and hard work in it,this show is so great that there will be Fuller House
Good and Family show!
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3 The Andy Griffith Show
Barney made the show in my opinion. I love the other characters too of course but Barney was hilarious.
Best show of all time my kids and grandchildren love it
I think the Andy Griffith show was absolute genius and brilliant casting chemistry at its best. Still a pleasure to watch. Funny and wonderful in every way. I still watch it daily.The very best.
Heart warming and sappy. Who doesn't like the antics of Barney Fife and the rest of the Mayberry oddballs? - kayebea
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4 I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that originally ran on CBS from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning 6 seasons.
Lucy is great, this is one of my top 3 shows of all time! Friends & The Big bang Theory are excellent, but I wouldn't call them family shows. Also, Lucy is such an easy watch, it has a relaxed feeling to it, but it still is a comedy show and probably one of the funniest! Watch I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show or Here's Lucy and you will enjoy yourself. Lucille Ball will not let you down.
This show stood it's time, I'm a teenager and it's my third favourite show, will not disappoint families.
I Love Lucy! I never pop out when this is on, and it's still poopular today.
N.B. for those who don't get that joke, I do know how to spell. It's a joke from the episode "Lucy Does A T.V. commercial. "
Two BFF's show their loyalty and love in this hilarious sit-com that paved the way for many more great comedies to come. - kayebea
Lucy is a classic comedy for families to watch and laugh together. Buy the DVD set, you wont regret it at all!
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5 America's Funniest Home Videos
This classic helps us laugh at our everyday lives. - kayebea
6 SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 19 years, and is beginning its 11th season. ...read more.
No, not a "family" show. - DaWyteNight
7 Drake & Josh
Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along ...read more.
8 The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 until 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII.
Kevin Arnold took us back in time to our childhood memories. - kayebea
Best show ever! Makes you laugh, cry, then cry some more. Great show!
9 All in the Family
A ground breaking sit-com that only Lear dared to create and produce. - kayebea
iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.
11 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996.
12 The Carol Burnett Show
Funny skits and musical duets. The best guest stars of the era. - kayebea
Some of these skits are hilarious!
13 Family Matters
Family Matters was a sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1998. Originally it focused on the Winslow family, but it would later become more about their nerdy next door neighbor, Steve Urkel, who was originally only supposed to be a one episode character. In most episodes, the characters mess up in some way ...read more.
14 Liv and Maddie
Liv and Maddie is a live-action Disney Channel sitcom that started on July 19, 2013, and ended on March 24, 2017. It is about two identical twin sisters named Olivia "Liv" Rooney and Madison "Maddie" Rooney (both portrayed by actress Dove Olivia Cameron; born in January 1996 as Chloe Celeste Hosterman) ...read more.
Linda and heather@!
15 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver . Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and ...read more.
16 Little House On the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie is an American western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
I like this show better than I LOVE LUCY.
"Clarissa Explains It All" and "Little House on the Prairie" are 2 of the family T.V. shows to include the name of "Melissa".
Clarissa Explains It All - Melissa Joan Hart
Little House on the Prairie - Melissa Gilbert - playstationfan66
Best by far!
17 Diff'rent Strokes
18 The Flintstones
The Flintstones is the first animated prime-time American television series. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC.
This 1960's cartoon is a classic that will never end. - kayebea
19 The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC.
Deserves the number 1 spot in my opinion!
One of the best family shows as far as seeing a fully functional family from the inside
Again, This should be number 1 but please don't watch Night Frights [a horrible episode with Mike and Carol being too harsh] and don't watch any episode with Cousin Oliver or else you will explode!
20 Home Improvement
Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen that aired on ABC from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999, with a total of 204 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons.
21 Malcolm In the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company . The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, 2006, after seven seasons and 151 episodes . The series received critical acclaim and won a Peabody ...read more.
Malcom In the Middle is a funny family T.V. show that is suitable and appropiet from the age of 5 to 90. Its about a disfunctional family starring young Brian Cranston, the T.V. show is actually about a genius boy called malcom with 3 brothers that are equally dumb, him and his brothers misbehave and drive their mom crazy
Malcom in the middle id great
22 Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.
23 Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond is an American sitcom television series created by Philip Rosenthal that aired on CBS from September 13, 1996 to May 16, 2005, with a total of 210 episodes spanning over nine seasons. It was produced by Where's Lunch and Worldwide Pants, in association with HBO Independent Productions. ...read more.
The cast is one of the best ever assembled. The story lines hit home. An honest portrayal of a modern dysfunctional family. - kayebea
Father and son living together under one roof. - kayebea
Fraiser is AWESOME! Sort of.
25 The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley based on Disney's 1994 film The Lion King. The series was first broadcast with a television movie titled The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on Disney Channel on November 22, 2015 and began airing as a TV series on January ...read more.
26 Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.
I love good luck charlie
Wish there was a season 5!
I LOVE THIS SHOW I CAN'T WAIT TO SEASON 4
27 Growing Pains
Growing Pains is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from September 24, 1985, to April 25, 1992. The show ran for seven seasons, consisting of 166 episodes.
Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes .
29 Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
30 Good Times
31 Modern Family
Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles.
This show is great! Family could watch it, it's good and family related
32 Boy Meets World
Best show of all time!
Probably one of the best family T.V. shows to feature a crossover from Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey). - playstationfan66
33 The Simpsons
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.
This isn't really a family show - simpsondude
Simpsons isn't even that bad
It IS a FAMILY show
Homer and Marge's serious plot lines and references to society are obviously for adults
Bart and Lisa's misadventures obviously go with the problems and adventures of older kids and teens
And Maggie's wild, ridiculous yet imaginative adventures relate to innocent children and kids at heart
So it really is for the whole family
Expet for the controversial stuff that can piss some parents off
34 Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.
35 Peppa Pig
You Cannot Be Serious, It's Just a Show About a Snobby Pig Who Bosses Everyone Around.
I like Peppa pig
36 Father Knows Best
I thank come out shows like this fore all family sto watch
37 Tyler Perry's House of Payne
38 The Waltons
How can this list have Everybody Love Raymond when we never even saw their kids? And miss both Little House and "Good night John-boy"
Seems to me the Waltons should be way ahead of fresh prince and modern family.. and boy meets world for that matter...as all time best family shows.
Not exactly little kid friendly, but great show!
40 Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom. The series made its debut on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014.
41 Family Ties
Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for seven seasons, premiering on September 22, 1982, and concluding on May 14, 1989. The series, created by Gary David Goldberg, reflected the move in the United States from the cultural liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the ...read more.
Great 80's show that taught many life lessons that are always issues in families and in general with relationships!
Got to love Alex!
42 Last Man Standing
For ABC to drop LMS, a rare off-network ratings success story with ABC's second most watched comedy with 8.1M viewers in Live +7 at the end of their Season 6 is mind boggling to me.
This sitcom's cancellation will go down as ABC's biggest mistake to it's viewers, and Tim Allen and his team will be remembered in the Halls of Fame with the likes of Friends, Home Improvement, Mash, Seinfeld, Cheers, and I Love Lucy and many other A-List Comedy shows.
Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her ...read more.
44 Tangled: The Series
45 Andi Mack
Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7, 2017. The series was created by Terri Minsky and stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel, Lilan Bowden, and Lauren Tom.
I LOVE THE TWISTS FOR ANDI AND JONAH!
46 Doctor Who
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. ...read more.
Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps, starring Colin Morgan in the title role.
Just finished with my son and we loved it, sad it ended
48 My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001, until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television (now ABC Studios), it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a loving husband and modern-day patriarch who ...read more.
49 Leave It To Beaver
Lets not forget leave it to beaver...funny, with good family values.
50 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway