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What are the best TV shows about families?

There's nothing better than watching a good show along with your family. Especially if the show that you watch is also about a family, it just makes it even more relatable. It's true that a lot of television series about family life have been replaced. Some of the substitutes are crime investigation shows, reality TV, and shallow comedies. Even so, there are plenty of timeless classics for you to enjoy. This list includes the best of the best when it comes to current TV shows about families. What's even better is now you can stream them whenever you want. You don't have to rely on these shows airing on television. Your family binge is just a few clicks away with these awesome titles!

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  1. 1Modern Family

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    Truth be told, there's nothing modern about this family and that's exactly why we love them! Modern Family is a show where three very different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own ways. You can expect to have a lot of laughs while watching it 'cause it's downright funny.

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  1. 2This is Us

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    This Is Us is a comedy, drama, and romance television series that will touch your heart. The show highlights the heartwarming and emotional story of a unique set of triplets, their wonderful parents, and the struggles that they had to overcome. 

  2. 3One Day at a Time

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    It would probably interest you to know that this American sitcom is actually based on the life of Whitney Blake, the one who created the show. It's about the misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis. It's got comedy written all over it.

  1. 4The Crown

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    This historical drama web TV series isn't just about any family but royalty itself. The Crown is all about the political rivalries during Queen Elizabeth II's reign including the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. If you want politics, drama, and romance rolled into one then you should definitely give this series a try.

  2. 5Big Little Lies

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    If you want crime, drama, and mystery mixed together in a show about family, then you're definitely going to want to see Big Little Lies. It's about the perfect lives of upper-class moms at a prestigious elementary school. Everything slowly unravels to the point where murder is involved and things just get more interesting from there.

  3. 6The Simpsons

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    When it comes to animated television shows, nothing compares to The Simpsons. It's the longest-running American animated sitcom to this day. So unless you've been living under a rock, then you probably know about it. Watch the adventures of this working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

  4. 7Friday Night Lights

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    Good news for all you sports fans out there! Now you can enjoy a drama television series about sports with Friday Night Lights. The show is all about one of the nation's best high school football teams and their head coach Eric Taylor.

  5. 8Keeping Up With the Kardashians

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    Keeping Up with the Kardashians is arguably the most popular reality TV show about a family. You could even say that the show set the standard for all the other family-based reality shows. It's basically a glimpse into the luxurious and extravagant private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family.

  6. 9Shameless

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    Shameless has just about everything you need in a family-based TV show. It's got comedy, drama, and everything else in between. One thing's for sure, this family of scrappy, feisty, and fiercely loyal Chicago natives is a lot of fun!

  7. 10Roseanne

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    Roseanne is another long-running American sitcom about a family. It started out in the early '90s up until 2018. Just like The Simpsons but real people this time, it's about an American working-class family. It's the type of show that you can watch together with your family and just have a really good time.

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    Anonymous
    May 12, 2018
    "I like this show because it is fresh and sometimes unpredictable; being a drama, you don't have to contend with the same old tired sitcom tropes. Also, you don't often see TV shows about 'the trouble with triplets' -- even though one of them is not like the others, being black (he's adopted when one of the three triplets is still-born). This, however, opens up unusual territory for television, and Sterling K. Brown, as the adopted Randall, is an excellent actor, winning an Emmy for his role."
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    Anonymous
    May 19, 2018
    "If you are looking for a fantastic historical drama about what it means to be a British royal, look no further than The Crown. Whilst being a royal looks glamorous on the outside, it is quite a different story behind the glitz. Like any family, the British royals have weathered trials and tribulations, which is exactly what is at the heart of The Crown. This Netflix Original has everything you want in a show."
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    Anonymous
    May 20, 2018
    "The Simpsons is one of the greatest cornerstones of American culture. It is difficult to overstate its effect on humor and television through the multiple decades it has been on the air. Its jokes, especially in the earlier seasons, are still just as funny today and its satirical style with a large cast of characters has doubtlessly inspired many other TV shows."
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    Anonymous
    May 23, 2018
    "I don't know if I can completely agree that this is one of the best TV shows about families, but Friday Night Lights has heart and enough feel good moments to go along with the bad. You really root for the coach and players in this show. The best "coach inspiring team" show for sure!"
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    Friday Night Lights
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    Anonymous
    May 11, 2018
    "If you are into watching tv shows about murder with some twisted comedy, then this show is definitely for you! Having some intense run-through's with murders and intense fight scenes is good, but having a bit of comedy whilst having a mini heart attack is even better!"
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    Big Little Lies
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    Anonymous
    May 15, 2018
    "I love a good show about a family. I find them interesting and very often times invigorating. One Day at a Time showcased all of that. This was a perfect TV Drama about a single mother raising 2 kids."
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    One Day at a Time
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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
    "This show is very relatable and it is hilarious. There is a reason that it has won so many awards. I hope it stays on the air for many more years."
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    Modern Family
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    Anonymous
    May 20, 2018
    "This is okay. Not all that interesting."
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    Keeping Up With the Kardashians
This list is about What are the best TV shows about families
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Modern FamilyTV Shows 13 Paid
2This is UsTV Shows 9 Paid
3One Day at a Time TV Shows 9 Paid
4The CrownTV Shows 6 Paid
5Big Little LiesTV Shows 5 Paid
6The SimpsonsTV Shows 4 Paid
7Friday Night LightsTV Shows 3 Paid
8Keeping Up With the KardashiansTV Shows 1 Paid
9ShamelessTV Shows 1 Paid
10RoseanneTV Shows 0 Free
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