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.

Regardless of your view of the actors, the show was amazing!

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

2 The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy television series that aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968.

I think The Andy Griffith Show was absolute genius, with brilliant casting chemistry at its best.

It's still a pleasure to watch, funny and wonderful in every way. I watch it daily. The very best.

Barney made the show, in my opinion. I love the other characters too, of course, but Barney was hilarious.

Heartwarming and sappy. Who doesn't like the antics of Barney Fife and the other Mayberry oddballs?

3 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 six 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 others, including Clarissa Explains It All, California Dreams, and Little House on the Prairie), but it is out of print.

I like Full House because it shows the audience that families can be great.

I'm surprised this isn't number one because it teaches people life lessons and shows its creativity and hard work.

This show is so great that there will be Fuller House.

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 three shows of all time! Friends and The Big Bang Theory are excellent, but I wouldn't call them family shows.

Lucy is an easy watch. It has a relaxed feeling, but it's still a comedy and probably one of the funniest! Watch I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, or Here's Lucy, and you'll enjoy yourself. Lucille Ball won't let you down.

This show stood the test of time. I'm a teenager, and it's my third favorite show. It won't 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 the joke, I know how to spell. It's from the episode "Lucy Does a T.V. Commercial."

5 America's Funniest Home Videos

This classic helps us laugh at our everyday lives.

6 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.
7 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
8 Family Matters Family Matters is 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 and... read more
9 Britain's Got Talent Britain's Got Talent is a British television talent show reality TV competition which started in June 2007 and originated from the Got Talent franchise.
10 Top Gear Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name, airing since 2002, and becoming the most widely watched factual television programme in the world.
The Contenders
11 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated children's television series based on the fourth incarnation of Hasbro's My Little Pony franchise. The show follows a studious unicorn (later an alicorn) pony named Twilight Sparkle (Tara Strong) and her friends Applejack (Ashleigh Ball), Rarity (Tabitha... read more
12 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.

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

Kevin Arnold took us back in time to our childhood memories.

13 The Waltons

How can this list include Everybody Loves Raymond when we never saw their kids, but miss both Little House and "Good night, John-boy"?

14 The Carol Burnett Show

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

Some of these skits are hilarious!

15 Noel's House Party
16 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 groundbreaking sitcom that only Lear dared to create and produce.

17 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.
18 Game for a Laugh
19 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.
20 Gladiators
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

Malcolm In the Middle is a funny family TV show suitable for ages five to ninety. It's about a dysfunctional family starring a young Bryan Cranston. The show focuses on Malcolm, a genius boy with three brothers who are equally mischievous. Together, they misbehave and drive their mom crazy.

22 Diff'rent Strokes
23 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 one spot, in my opinion!

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

24 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
25 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 1960s cartoon is a classic that will never end.

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