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10 Clean, Modern Television Shows for Families

Updated on October 20, 2016

It can be very difficult to find wholesome clean entertainment free of sex, violence and bad behavior, bad language, especially if you want to enforce family values, a standard of morality, integrity and truth to your children. There are many classic TV shows like Little House on the Prairie, Lassie, Highway to Heaven, Christy, the Cosby Show, Full House, the Waltons and many others that instilled values and taught many lessons. But here are some more clean, modern shows for everyone and the entire family to watch.

When Calls the Heart (2014)

I truly enjoy shows like these, where the entire family can watch together and not be concerned with sex and the violence. It is really clean, wonderful entertainment, heartfelt conversations, love and cooperation of a community and lot more in this series.

When Calls the Heart is based on the Book by Janette Oke, who is also the author of the Love Comes Softly Series. A movie was first made of this book, now there is a new family drama tht continues on from the move. This TV show is shown weekly on the Hallmark Channel. It is directed by Michael Landon Jr. and stars Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin and Daniel Hissing.

The Paradise

The Paradise was previously a BBC Masterpiece and now viewed on Netflix. It is absolutely a clean show for teens, young adults, young women and every age. I simply look forward to every episode. A young woman, Denise starts her new life and works for an amazing department store. There she meets Moray, the owner and learns about fashion and uses her own gifts and talent. A lot of life lessons in the Paradise. More shows like this should be produced.

MasterChef Junior

This is a cooking competition show that features contestants who are children between the ages of 8-13. Twenty four applicants can audition. At the auditions, the applicants are placed into three groups. One group prepares seafood dishes, the other group prepares pasta dishes and then the last group creates dessert dishes to present to the judges. Twelve of these kids become contestants for the next round, but all twenty four receive one of the Masterchef aprons. This is a very fun and great show for the whole family to sit down and enjoy.

Granite Flatts (2013)

This is a family drama series shown on the BYU TV Network. (Brigham Young University). It starts with a widowed Beth and her 12 year old son moving to Granite Flatts, Colorado from California. Beth is a nurse and will be working at military base, where secrets run high. Beth’s son thought he saw comet on their first night in Granite Flatts and a number of events occurred in town the next day. Three youngsters determined to solve this mystery. This is just the beginning. This is a drama full of suspense, twists, secrets, but safe for the entire family to watch.


This is a clean show about a ranch run by a family, aimed at saving and restoring troubled horses. After a tragedy, Amy, her city life sister Lou and their grandfather Jack must work very hard to save the family business. This is an awesome show with family drama, friendship and lot more. This TV series can be viewed on the CBC Television, Netflix and the Uptv.

Good Luck Charlie

A Disney comedy that is about the Duncan family who is adjusting to the surprise birth of their fourth child, Charlie. When parents Amy and Bob return to work, then the three older siblings have to take care of Charlie.

Wind at My Back

This show was created by Kevin Sullivan who also produced Anne of Green Gables. Formerly shown on the CBC Television, now it can be viewed on BYU TV. It’s about the Bailey family, Jack and Honey and their three children who moved back to New Bedford, close to other family because of hard times and job problems and then a sudden tragedy takes place. There are five seasons to this family drama. This is family entertainment that is very moving, authentic and inspiring.

Touched by an Angel

Angels who were sent on assignments to help humans going through crisis and brings help and God's message to them. This can viewed on the UpTV (formerly Gospel Music Channel).

Lark Rise to Candleford

This British drama is based on Flora Thompson childhood. It consist of two different communities, Lark Rise, a small hamlet, and Candleford, a city town. It starts out with Laura who left Lark Rise to fulfill her parents wishes, to have a better life and exciting new journey. This drama can be viewed on the Inspiration network (INSP).

Promised Land TV Series

An inspiring show about a family traveling in their vehicle through America for employment and also helping others in their journey and adventure. Season 1 can be viewed on Youtube and Uptv.


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    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks MsDora. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Some shows are on the Hallmark channel, others are on Inspiration network and Uptv.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Touched by Angel is the only one I'm familiar with. Perhps the others re newer. However, if they're all on the Hallmrk Channel, I believe they're good. Thank you for sharing.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for the useful information! I did not know about these programs! I loved watching the Waltons, and Little House on the Prairie, it's nice to know that great programs with moral values are still out there. Voted up!

    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from United States

      I absolutely agree. Most of the stuff on TV are horrible. I am always on a search for wholesome entertainment. Thanks for reading my hub and for your comment.

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      Sallie B Middlebrook PhD 

      5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Thanks for this Hub. Television has gotten so "scary," from questionable content to blood and gore, to horrible horror. I'm finding it harder and harder to find shows I see as wholesome, educational, and/or inspiring.


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