Top 10 Best Family TV Shows of All Time

The best TV shows for the family to watch together in the past 60 years.

The Top Ten

1 The Cosby Show 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

It's Off T.V. now Because a Bunch of Whores Accused Him of Sexual Assault.

2 Full House 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

The full house show is the best family show of all time I am shocked they even inclodid gravity falls

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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

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

My favorite show! It never gets old. Also Ethel is such a fun character even better than Lucy in my opinion.

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5 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show more.

No, not a "family" show. - DaWyteNight

6 Liv and Maddie 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) more.

its good

7 Teletubbies Teletubbies 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 .
8 Victorious Victorious 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 more.
9 America's Funniest Home Videos

This classic helps us laugh at our everyday lives. - kayebea

10 Good Luck Charlie 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!


The Contenders

11 Best Friends Whenever Best Friends Whenever Best Friends Whenever is an American multi-camera sitcom developed for Disney Channel, created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and executive produced by Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas, and Michael B. Kaplan. The series stars Landry Bender as Cyd, Lauren Taylor as Shelby, Gus Kamp as Barry, Ricky Garcia as more.
12 The Wonder Years 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!

13 All in the Family

A ground breaking sit-com that only Lear dared to create and produce. - kayebea

14 Little House On the Prairie

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

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15 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
16 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
17 The Carol Burnett Show

Funny skits and musical duets. The best guest stars of the era. - kayebea

Some of these skits are hilarious!

18 Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond

The cast is one of the best ever assembled. The story lines hit home. An honest portrayal of a modern dysfunctional family. - kayebea

19 The Flintstones 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

20 Family Matters Family Matters
21 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 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 more.
22 iCarly iCarly 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.
23 Fraiser

Father and son living together under one roof. - kayebea

Fraiser is AWESOME! Sort of.

24 Malcolm In the Middle 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 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

25 Modern Family Modern Family

This show is great! Family could watch it, it's good and family related

26 The Brady Bunch The Brady Bunch

One of the best family shows as far as seeing a fully functional family from the inside

27 Home Improvement
28 Gravity Falls 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 more.
29 Diff'rent Strokes
30 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

This isn't really a family show - simpsondude

Simpsons isn't even that bad

31 Boy Meets World Boy Meets World

Probably one of the best family T.V. shows to feature a crossover from Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey). - playstationfan66

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32 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
33 Father Knows Best

I thank come out shows like this fore all family sto watch

34 Growing Pains
35 Good Times
36 Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole more.
37 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 all time best family shows.

38 Parenthood

Not exactly little kid friendly, but great show!

39 Family Ties

Great 80's show that taught many life lessons that are always issues in families and in general with relationships!

Got to love Alex!


40 Girl Meets World 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 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Tyler Perry's House of Payne
42 Leave It To Beaver

Lets not forget leave it to beaver...funny, with good family values.

43 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.

44 Andi Mack 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.
45 Doctor Who Doctor Who The Doctor a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, he travels around in his time machine called The TARDIS which stands for time and relative dimensions in space. The show was first broadcast on 23rd November 1963 one day after JFK was assassinated! The show has since more.
46 Merlin Merlin 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.
47 My Wife and Kids 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 more.
48 Peppa Pig Peppa Pig

You Cannot Be Serious, It's Just a Show About a Snobby Pig Who Bosses Everyone Around.

I like Peppa pig

49 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.
50 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.
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1. Liv and Maddie
2. Teletubbies
3. SpongeBob SquarePants
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