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6 FUN FAMILY SITCOMS

Feb/18/2024 / by Jordana Weiss

Comedy shows for all ages

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Finding a series that everyone in the house will enjoy can be a challenge. You’ve got one parent stuck on “Vanderpump Rules” while the other devours every episode of “The Expanse”with gusto. Add kids to the mix, and finding a show to watch before bedtime may take more time than you can spare.

Fortunately, we’re here today to spread the word about some of our favorite sitcoms the whole family will love. These shows are all available across streaming and are a great way to spend time at home before summer arrives.

“iCarly”

The original seasons of “iCarly”were produced from 2007 and 2012 on Nickelodeon, and it was a big hit as it originally aired. The show followed Carly and her friends Sam and Freddie as they created what quickly became a hit online web show, an unusual prospect in the age before the phrase ‘viral video’ was common.

Now, the producers have brought back the original cast for a revival series that follows the characters as they navigate their adult lives.

Available on: Netflix, fuboTV, Paramount+, YouTube

“The Goldbergs”

Set in the fertile ground of the 1980s but airing from 2013 to 2023, “The Goldbergs”is a classic sitcom following a family living in suburban Philadelphia. The show provides a nostalgic trip back to the era of cassette tapes, neon fashion, and classic video games.

What makes the show stand out is its unique approach of using real home videos from creator Adam F. Goldberg’s childhood, adding an authentic touch to the storytelling.

Available on: Hulu, YouTube

“Young Sheldon”

This charming sitcom is the prequel to “The Big Bang Theory”which takes us back in time to Sheldon’s formative years as a child prodigy growing up in East Texas. Narrated by the adult Sheldon, the show provides a unique perspective on this memorable character’s upbringing, highlighting the family and relationship dynamics that led to him turning out so unforgettable.

The show’s humor stems from young Sheldon’s innocent yet brilliant mind, making it a lighthearted and family-friendly choice for viewers of all ages.

Available on: Netflix, Max, Hulu, YouTube, Sling TV, Amazon Prime Video

“Abbot Elementary”

Abbot Elementary” follows a group of dedicated, hardworking teachers in a public school in Philadelphia. Filmed in a mockumentary style, this show is the perfect mix of optimism, heart, and hilarious comedy. Right now, it’s on its third season, and since there are between 13 and 22 episodes in each season, there’s a lot of backlog available.

Available on: Cable (ABC), Hulu, fuboTV, Max, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV

“Schitt’s Creek”

This heartwarming and hilarious sitcom was created by father-son duo Eugene Levy and Dan Levy and follows the formerly wealthy Rose family as they adapt to their new life in the small town of Schitt’s Creek after losing their entire fortune.

“Schitt’s Creek” is celebrated for its superb writing, exceptional character development, and the comedic chemistry of its cast. With its positive themes of acceptance, love, and personal growth, Schitt’s Creek is a fantastic choice for family viewing.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu

“Black-ish”

Centered around Dre Johnson and his family, “Black-ish” explores themes of race, identity, and culture with a perfect blend of comedy and heart. This show stands out for its clever writing, tackling important societal issues through the lens of the Johnson family’s relatable dynamic.

Available on: Hulu, Disney+, YouTube

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