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 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.

The laughs never stop. One of the biggest and best families on T.V..

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.

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!

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.

I still enjoy the reruns.

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.

As a pioneer of television sitcoms, this should have been Number 1!

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.

5 America's Funniest Home Videos

This classic helps us laugh at our everyday lives.

6 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.

Steve Urkel made this show!

7 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.
8 All in the Family All in the Family is an American sitcom television series that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network for nine seasons.

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

9 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.
10 The Carol Burnett Show

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

Some of these skits are hilarious!

The Contenders

11 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.

Best show ever! Makes you laugh, cry, then cry some more. Great show!

12 Diff'rent Strokes
13 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

14 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.
15 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.

16 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.
17 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.

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!

18 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.

The best family shoe of all!

"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

Best by far!

19 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.
20 Fraiser

Father and son living together under one roof.

Fraiser is AWESOME! Sort of.

21 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 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. ...read more.

No, not a "family" show.

22 Good Times
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.

24 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

25 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

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

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