They say that baseball is America’s favorite past time and I disagree. I believe that watching TV is truly America’s past time. You can do it alone or with your family, at home, or even on the go nowadays. It’s a place that fills us with stories and ways to peer into the daily lives of people like us, but with better hair and makeup. In the past 60 years, there have been several TV shows that have changed the face of the average family. We’ve gone from the “traditional” nuclear set of 2 parents with 2 kids of the Leave it to Beaver and The Donna Reed Show era to showcasing blended families, multicultural families, gay parents, single parents and more. The latest in modern family dramas is ABC Family’s new series, The Fosters.
The Fosters features a same sex couple raising a house full of kids – one is biological, two are adopted out of the foster system, and one is in their care via the foster system. Just like shows such as Good Times, One Day at a Time, The Brady Bunch and more showed how families have different looks and ways of functioning, The Fosters show that the family unit doesn’t have to fit a certain look to work, it only needs love and support. Here are a few other TV shows that have changed the face of the average family.
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Catch The Fosters beginning June 3rd 9/8c on ABC Family.
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