Top 10 Best Family TV Shows of All Time

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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

2 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) ...read more.

Linda and heather@!

its good

3 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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4 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 ...read more.

No, not a "family" show. - DaWyteNight

5 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.

Love all the B&W episodes.. classic T.V.

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6 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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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 ...read 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!

I LOVE THIS SHOW I CAN'T WAIT TO SEASON 4

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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.
13 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!

14 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 ...read more.
15 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

Best by far!

16 All in the Family

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

17 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
18 The Carol Burnett Show

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

Some of these skits are hilarious!

19 Drake & Josh 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.
20 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

21 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

22 Family Matters Family Matters
23 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 ...read more.
24 Fraiser

Father and son living together under one roof. - kayebea

Fraiser is AWESOME! Sort of.

25 The Brady Bunch The Brady Bunch

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

Deserves the number 1 spot in my opinion!

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!

26 Home Improvement
27 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 ...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

28 Modern Family Modern Family

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

29 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 ...read more.
30 Diff'rent Strokes
31 The Simpsons 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 2018, 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

32 Boy Meets World 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 Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
34 The Lion Guard 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.
35 Growing Pains
36 Father Knows Best

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

37 Good Times
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.

39 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

40 Parenthood

Not exactly little kid friendly, but great show!

41 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.
42 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 ...read more.
43 Looney Tunes 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.
44 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!

good

45 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.

I LOVE THE TWISTS FOR ANDI AND JONAH!

46 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Tyler Perry's House of Payne
47 Leave It To Beaver

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

48 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.

49 Tangled: The Series Tangled: The Series
50 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
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1. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
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