The best way to bring a family closer together and create lasting memories is by watching TV together. TVs have been in homes since the 1950s, and since then, so many classic TV shows have aired and made quite a mark. All the generations of viewers, until now have several fantastically memorable and classic TV shows that have turned into the staple for family time. Here is a list of classic TV series that the entire family will enjoy watching together.

I Love Lucy

Possibly one of the most iconic television shows that made its debut in the 1950s, I Love Lucy is a classic and something the entire family will enjoy. It stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, husband and wife in the show, who go through a series of wacky adventures and misadventures. This series went on to become a top-notch comedy tv show and is even today, one of the most celebrated one.


This series ran from 1982-1993 and won a further 28 Primetime Emmy Awards as well as seven Golden Globe Awards. It centers around a Boston bar ‘Cheers’ where a host of oddly seductive characters come together to drink, talk and have fun. Everyone has emotions that are rooted in the desire for companionship which comes to play in the show. While it has adult themes, it’s an ideal show for any family to check out.

The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith Show made its debut in the 60s and is still considered as one of the most popular shows today. It is mainly centered around the town of Mayberry and Sheriff Andy Taylor. Follow him and his son, Opie, through a series of hilarious escapades. The Andy Griffith show is not just a comedic show, but it is also a lesson in how to deal with everyday life.

The Adventures of Superman

This show ran from 1952-1958 and is known as the first ever superhero show. It follows the story of Superman and his fights against crime and his alter-ego, Clark Kent. Superman is credited for being the most powerful superhero who has a lot of humanistic values. The show was never quite dated and still popular, hence a very apt for a family watch.

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show was aired from 1984-1992, and it was all about the Huxtables family. This show takes you through a series of familial experiences that relate to all family members. It follows the story of Dr. Heathcliff and Clair Huxtable, a happily married couple with 5 kids. The Cosby Show won many awards, and it still is seen as a classic and must-see show for all viewers.

The Big Bang Theory

This show came out in 2007 and is still running today, ending the long-standing streak recently. It stars five geeky and socially awkward characters, namely Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter, Howard Wolowitz and eventual addition Raj Koothrapali. They are either scientists and Ph.D. holders at the prestigious university of an academically invigorating city, or parts of the everyday hustle like school and shopping. The Big Bang Theory is a perfect blend of comedy, science and everyday life, making it a great watch for the entire family.

The Simpsons

The Simpsons has been running since 1989 and is still continuing, breaking records over years and decades. It follows a humorous depiction of the everyday lives of middle-class American life. It takes you into everyday problems and chores of a typical family. Along with that, it also provides some educational values, making it a perfect watch for all family members.

Classic TV shows are always a great option for families looking for something everyone will enjoy. There have been many classic shows aired across decades, some of the best being I Love Lucy, Cheers, The Andy Griffith Show, The Adventures of Superman, The Cosby Show, The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons. All of these classic shows are a great way for families to bond and create memories.