Thursday, July 26th, 2007 at 1:49 pm in TV.
Monkâ€ť is family-friendly programming. At least thatâ€™s what one viewer wrote in â€śCheers & Jeersâ€ť in TV Guideâ€™s latest issue. The mom likes the USA Network comedy starring Tony Shalub as a quirky private detective because itâ€™s a show she can watch with her children. Which got us to thinking â€” what shows are great for the whole family?
In my house, re-runs of â€śEverybody Loves Raymondâ€ť usually entertain us over dinner. Occasionally the subject matter is a little mature for my 10-year-old stepdaughter, but more often itâ€™s just lighthearted comedy with family at its core. Sort of like the good old days when â€śThe Cosby Showâ€ť and â€śThe Waltonsâ€ť were must-see for everyone.
So where, outside of Nickelodean and the Disney Channel, can we find the best family viewing? You tell us. Which shows do you like to watch with your elementary and/or middle school children and why? Either post a comment or e-mail us with your response.
– Ann Tatko-Peterson