Essay:Greatest Conservative TV Shows

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Title Original run Network TV rating Description
7th Heaven 1996-2007 The WB / The CW TV PG The family of a Christian minister deals with moral and controversial themes, approached from a socially and politically conservative Protestant viewpoint. It is the longest-running family drama in U.S. television history, starring Stephen Collins as the minister.[1]
21 Jump Street 1987-1991 Fox NR Undercover cops do everything they can do stop young people (teenagers) from their lives being ruined (mostly via drug usage).
24 2001-2010 Fox TV 14 Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) protects America at all costs against all terrorists, whether Islamic, European, Communist Chinese, African, or even from within the U.S. government. The 2017 sequel series, 24: Legacy, stars Corey Hawkins as ex-Army Ranger Eric Carter, who battles Islamic terrorists planning attacks on American soil.
24: Live Another Day 2014 Fox TV 14 Jack Bauer, after four years, returns and tries to thwart a multi-pronged terrorist attack within Great Britain, including the near-assassination of the President, which involves both Islamic terrorists and Chinese terrorists with some backing from the Russians.
The 700 Club 1966–present Christian Broadcasting Network, Freeform, first-run syndication This Christian-oriented news magazine program contains musical performances, testimonies from guests, ministry, Bible study and current news, events, lifestyle reports, and investigative reporting. Current hosts include Pat Robertson (the show's creator and original host), Gordon P. Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen, and Wendy Griffith.
Absolutely Fabulous 1992-2012 BBC1 (UK) A hardworking teenager struggles to succeed in life despite having a feckless liberal mother and an absentee liberal father. This long running series is packed with strong anti-drug, anti-alcoholism, and anti-casual sex messages.
Adam-12 1968-1975 NBC TV rating PG This spinoff of the Jack Webb-produced series Dragnet, also based on actual cases and more than one per episode, now focuses on LAPD street patrol officers Peter Malloy and James (Jim) Reed while demonstrating the same moral examples as Dragnet. It was remade into a limited (Los Angeles and New York City) syndication show in 1989-1991 with unknown main players, new characters, and situations. None of the original series' three main players (Martin Milner, Kent McCord, William Boyett) ever fell victim to Hollywood Values because hey stayed married to their same wives, with nine children among them: Milner (who died in 2015 at age 83) had four, McCord had three, and Boyett (who died in 2004 at age 77) had two and became a grandfather twice over. The 1969 episode"Baby" is rumored to be based on Kent McCord's own real life wife's birth of one of their own children that year.
Adam 1983 NBC TV NR TV made film on the abduction and murder of John Walsh's son Adam in 1981 and his crusade for missing and exploited children. Followed by a sequel, Adam: His Song Continues (1986).
The Adams Chronicles 1976 PBS TV NR A thirteen episode miniseries dedicated to founding father John Adams and his family, made in honor of the American Bicentennial.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 1952-1966 ABC This long running comedy show epitomizes 1950s stable families and their values, featuring fictionalized versions of the real-life Nelson family (bandleader Ozzie Nelson, his wife Harriet, and their sons David and Ricky). The sitcom ran for 14 seasons and switched from its original black-and-white format to color in its final season in 1965. A sequel series, Ozzie's Girls, in which David and Ricky are absent as two college girls move into the boys' old room as Ozzie and Harriet's boarders, aired in first-run syndication in 1973–74.
American Idol 2002-2016 Fox TV-PG This reality talent show allows the best amateur singers of the public to come to the fore musically, with the winner at the end of each season earning a recording deal. This reflects the core of the American Dream: anyone, regardless of his or her origins, can succeed and move upwards in society.
American Ninja Warrior 2009-present NBC TV-PG Contestants go through physical challenges in battling out through strength. Only legal US residents may enter on the show. Also many of the contestants share their stories which show family and the military in positive light, and drugs in negative light.
America's Most Wanted 1988-2011 Fox TV TV NR/PG13 John Walsh hosts news documentary of well-known suspects and fugitives, their crimes and captures. Was the real life father of above mentioned Adam Walsh and subject of above mentioned TV films named for him.
The Andy Griffith Show 1960–1968 CBS TV-G Andy Griffith stars as Andy Taylor, small-town sheriff and widowed father of young son Opie Taylor (played by Ron Howard), who keeps law and order in his hometown of Mayberry, North Carolina, assisted by his bumbling but well-meaning deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts). Andy and Opie's Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) lives at the Taylor house as a live-in housekeeper and mother/grandmother figure to Opie, and other friends and neighbors of Andy's include local barber Floyd Lawson (Howard McNear), gas station attendant/mechanic and occasional deputy Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) and his cousin Goober Pyle (George Lindsey), town drunk Otis Campbell (Hal Smith), county clerk Howard Sprague (Jack Dodson), school teacher (and later Andy's love interest) Helen Crump (Aneta Corsaut), Aunt Bee's best friend Clara Edwards (Hope Summers), Barney's girlfriend Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn), repair shop owner Emmett Clark (Paul Hartman) and local farmer Sam Jones (Ken Berry).

The show focused on Andy's approach to enforcing the law in Mayberry as he uses common sense, mediation and conciliation to settle disputes among the townsfolk while taking on and defeating out-of-town criminals on occasion using practicality and understanding of each case (and, when necessary, a firearm), along with his home life as he raises Opie with Aunt Bee's help (showing the importance of family), and his social life as he hangs out with Floyd and other friends at Floyd's barber shop or takes out women he is dating (including Helen in later seasons) on picnics or for nights out for dinner and a movie or dancing. A spinoff series, Gomer Pyle, USMC, centered around good-natured bumpkin Gomer and his time spent in the United States Marine Corps, while Mayberry RFD, a sequel series to The Andy Griffith Show, focused on Sam Jones, his young son Mike (Buddy Foster) and many of Mayberry's citizens, with Andy and Helen finally getting married on that show's series premiere. A 1986 reunion movie, Return to Mayberry, brought most of the show's surviving cast members back together as Andy returned to Mayberry to run for sheriff again in a campaign against his former deputy Barney.

The Andy Griffith Show ran on CBS for eight seasons, with the first five seasons filmed in black-and-white before switching to color for the remaining seasons. It was a Top Ten performer throughout its run, finishing its final season as the number-one show on American television, and it continues to air in syndication to the present.

Antiques Roadshow 1997- PBS NR Shows the real value (financial and historical) of handcrafts and traditional, old-fashioned things and memorabilia. One of the rare conservative shows to air on the ultra-liberal PBS.
The Apprentice 2004-2015, 2017 NBC NR In this reality competition series, contestants compete for a prestigious position in one of the divisions of Donald Trump's business empire. Liberals stopped watching when they realized that Trump, who was apparently a liberal for much of the 2000s, was turning conservative. Conservative California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted the 2017 season.
Band of Brothers 2001 HBO TV-MA This World War II military drama deals with the exploits of E Company, 506th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army. Similar to Saving Private Ryan, the mini-series promotes the military and American values in a positive light as well as the Nazis in a negative light.
Beakman's World 1992-1998 CBS TV-G An eccentric scientist named Beakman teaches children about science better than the Department of Education ever could, the free market at work.
Bibleman 1995-2010 Direct to video In this aptly-named series, Miles Peterson loses his money, power, and fame and is directionless until he becomes a superhero by harnessing the power of God. He then devotes himself to defending Christianity against evildoers who seek to suppress it and its followers and turn them to lives of atheism and evil.
Black Saddle 1959-1960 ABC Peter Breck plays Clay Culhane, a gunfighter-turned-lawyer who seeks to help those in need of legal representation; co-starring Russell Johnson as Marshal Gib Scott.
Blue Bloods 2010- CBS TV-PG Conservative police officer show, that also promotes family. Stars conservative actor Tom Selleck as officer Frank Reagan (a possible name reference to Ronald Reagan). It also features Christian principles, with religion playing a fairly major role in several episodes, and each episode also ending with the Reagan family saying prayers before a meal (with such an overt depiction of Christian principles being rare on present-day TV). In addition, the series is clearly pro-Law Enforcement, with episodes dealing with conflicts between the city hall and the police force being present and the characters trying to demonize the police force, some of which including journalists, being shown in a negative light. This is ultimately necessary especially given the anti-law enforcement agenda being pushed in various liberal media.
The Bob Newhart Show 1972-1978 CBS TV-G Comedy great Bob Newhart plays psychiatrist Robert Hartley in this sitcom that highlights how insane people may become in a secular world.
Bonanza 1959-1973 NBC TV-G A Western promoting good neighborliness, family values, and the pursuit of just causes, with Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon, joined in later seasons by David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. Bonanza was the third-longest running Western series in television history with its fourteen-season run, behind Death Valley Days (at 18 seasons) and Gunsmoke (at 20 seasons).
The Brady Bunch 1969-1974 ABC TV-G This classic, wholesome pro-family sitcom centers on a healthily functional, although highly unlikely, suburban Los Angeles blended family: a widow (Florence Henderson) with three daughters and a widower (Robert Reed) with three sons.
Broken Arrow 1956-1958 ABC TV NR/PG A compassionate Indian agent, Tom Jeffords, played by John Lupton, forges a friendship with the Apache Indian Cochise, portrayed by Michael Ansara; set in Arizona.
CHiPS 1977-1983 NBC TV rating PG Rick Rosner (California Highway Patrol member)-produced light motorcycle dramedy mix on mostly Los Angeles' freeways, beaches and streets, operating through L.A.'s CHP Central station.
Chuck 2007-2012 NBC PG Chuck Bartowsky, a computer repair technician, accidentally downloads numerous top-secret government files into his brain and is recruited by the CIA, seeing as he can help them crack their toughest cases with his ability to rapidly shuffle through and find images in his head relevant to particular elements of a mission. The show emphasizes family values, honor, and a respect for America's people in uniform, with one character, the brutish but patriotic NSA agent John Casey, as an outspoken conservative and Ronald Reagan supporter. Furthermore, the series averts feminism as positive male and female role models are present: both Chuck's sister Ellie and her eventual husband Devon/"Captain Awesome" are equally competent physicians; and CIA agent Sarah Walker, who grows from being Chuck's cover girlfriend to being his real girlfriend and eventually his wife, wants to leave the dangerous world of espionage towards the end of the series with Chuck to start a nuclear family.
Coming Home 2011–2012 Lifetime American military veterans come home to their families in this heartwarming series.
The Commish 1991-1996 ABC TV rating NR (PG?) Former New York City PD detective Tony Scali (Michael Chiklis) moves upstate to a small town police department and uses creativity instead of much violence to fight crime in the fictitious city of Eastbridge, New York. He has the same amount of genuine concern (love) for his family as he does for his city and its police force.
The Cosby Show 1984-1992 NBC TV-G The world famous, long-running Bill Cosby sitcom promoting good family values.
The Critic 1994-1995 ABC, Fox TV-PG A comedy about a critic fed up with the terrible movies that are ruined by their Hollywood values (His catchphrase was "It stinks!"). It was released in an industry run by liberals, and that may be why it was cancelled before its time.
Dad's Army 1968-1977 BBC1 (UK) Portrays the determination of ordinary British people to resist the might of Hitler's liberal Nazi forces. Emphasizes the importance of never ever cooperating with an invader, not even giving them your name.
Daniel Boone 1964-1970 NBC G As the title music sang, "he fought for America, to make all Americans free", with Fess Parker in the starring role.
Death Valley Days 1952-1970 Syndicated NR/PG Historically-based dramatic Western presentations hosted at different times by Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, and Dale Robertson. It ran at times under other titles, such as Trails West, with Ray Milland. This was the second-longest running Western series in television history (behind only Gunsmoke), with new episodes aired from 1952 to 1970, followed by reruns (with new narration added) until 1975.
The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961-1966 CBS Pro-marriage and pro-family, this series launched the career of Mary Tyler Moore.
Dirty Jobs 2005-2012 Discovery Channel TV-14 Trade activist Mike Rowe isn't exactly liberals cup of tea.
Dog the Bounty Hunter 2004-2012 A & E TV-PG A public prayer to Jesus launches each new bounty mission consisting of unlikely heroes enforcing law and order. Born Again Christian Duane "Dog" Chapman promotes American values as he hunts down criminals. After capturing wanted fugitives, Dog tells them that they need to give their life over to Christ.
The Donna Reed Show 1958-1966 ABC TV-G A situation comedy of an upper-middle-class family in Hillsdale (state not given), with Donna Reed in the role of Donna Stone, wife of a pediatrician, played by Carl Betz. This family-centric sitcom is one of the first to be told from the perspective of the matriarch.
Dragnet 1951–1959; 1967-1970 NBC TV-PG Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and his partners (Ben Romero, Ed Jacobs, and Frank Smith in the 1951 original, Joe Gannon in the 1967 revival) solving actual cases from the files of the Los Angeles Police Department (with people's names altered to protect the innocent involved in the cases inspiring each episode). The officers educate viewers in law enforcement jargon and the Rule of Law, all the while showing fine examples of moral conduct, honor of oneself and others, and sacrifice for the good of the public.
Duck Dynasty 2012-2017 A&E TV-PG This reality series portrays the lives of the Robertson family, who famously turned duck calls into the magnificent business empire Duck Commander, stand by their strong Christian beliefs, and are active hunters. Liberals despise this series so much that they conducted two ploys to damage this wholesome show's reputation. First, in the series' early days, the liberal parent network A&E censored any use of the word "Jesus" in the prayers that close most episodes. Second, in December of 2013, the staunchly liberal magazine Gentleman's Quarterly (GQ) infamously tricked patriarch Phil Robertson, who founded the family business, into being open about his conservative, anti-homosexual values, which led to Phil (who is not uneducated, as he holds a master's degree in education) being suspended from appearing in further episodes for nine days. The magazine also accused Phil of being racist simply because he said he never saw the mistreatment of any African American person in his younger days during the Civil Rights era. Poor Phil wasn't saying that he wasn't unaware of the prevalent race issues the 1960s but that he grew up in an area where people lived and worked in harmony regardless of skin color, so he witnessed no acts of racism in person.
Emergency! 1972-1977, with TV movie specials, "The Final Rescues", periodically from Winter 1978-Summer 1979. NBC TV-PG Webb's second spin-off from Dragnet is a medical drama about Station 51 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, its paramedics and the activities of Rampart General Hospital and its staff. Starred Robert Fuller, Julie London and Bobby Troup as the Rampart medics, Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe as the Station 51 paramedics and Michael Norrell, Tim Donnelly, Marco Lopez and real-life fireman Mike Stoker as the Station 51 firefighters.
The Equalizer 1985-1989 CBS TV-PG This spy drama follows Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) through New York City as he helps people in extreme situations against all odds of their success in overcoming these problems.
Everybody Loves Raymond 1996-2005 CBS TV-PG Based on the stand-up comedy of Ray Romano, this classic sitcom stars Romano as sportswriter Raymond Barone, following his comical everyday life with his wacky but faithful family. It celebrates family values as the characters overcome obstacles in a comic fashion.
The Exorcist 2016- FOX TV-14 A TV adaptation of the conservative film of the same name.
Family Ties 1982-1989 NBC TV-PG In this dramedy series, hardworking conservative children, e.g. Alex P. Keaton (played by Michael J. Fox in his breakout role), outsmart their liberal, ex-hippie, underachieving parents.
Father Brown 1974-1974 ITV This pro-Christian mystery series, based on the eponymous book by G.K. Chesterton, deals with a Catholic priest in Britain who solves crimes on his spare time.
Father Brown 2013- BBC1
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TV-PG A more successful reboot of the 1974 series. Aside from it having pro-Christian messages, one of the episodes also featured a condemnation of the Illuminati.
Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town 1951-1952 CBS Once a daughter-in-law of Franklin D. Roosevelt and a wife of Skitch Henderson, Faye Emerson presents the most memorable songs associated with various cities, mostly in the United States; in its day, this was one of the most expensive programs to present to the public.
Full House 1987-1995 ABC TV-G Family sitcom where after losing his wife to a drunk driver, a younger father has his brother-in-law and best friend move in with him, to help raise his three young daughters. Despite this, the importance of having a male and female parent is still encouraged. Starting in Season Two, Becky Donaldson (Jesse's girlfriend and later wife) becomes a mother figure for the girls. Followed by a more liberal-leaning sequel, Fuller House, which debuted on Netflix in 2016 and promotes more liberal values and politics (including the trashing of Donald Trump in the pilot episode) and shows them in a positive light, as well as looking very much like nearly every live-action Disney Channel show produced in recent years. Series star Candace Cameron Bure, who appears in both shows and was also a panelist on ABC talk show The View (acting as the conservative counterpoint to the show's heavily liberal panelists), is a born-again Christian and is socially conservative.
Ghost Whisperer 2005-2010 CBS TV-PG Antique shop owner Melinda Gordon helps restless spirits cross over to Heaven. Some episodes have Melinda also opposing evil forces who seek to interfere with her work and drag those same spirits into Hell.
The Glenn Beck Show Fox News Public affairs program.
The Goldbergs 2013- ABC TV-PG A television producer narrates his life growing up in the 1980s in a reverent throwback to the pro-family sitcoms of the decade. Although the daughter seems to support Ronald Reagan's liberal rival Walter Mondale in one episode concerning the 1984 Presidential election, she still claims in the same episode "America is the greatest country", but politics is otherwise downplayed in the series, and the kids do learn over time conservative values such as hard work and getting along with their elders.
Gunsmoke 1955-1975 CBS TV-PG United States Marshal Matt Dillon keeps law and order in Dodge City, Kansas. He protects the town from danger with the aid of his friends Doc Adams (Milburn Stone), Kitty Russell (Amanda Blake), Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver), Quint Asper (Burt Reynolds), Festus Haggen (Ken Curtis), Thad Greenwood (Roger Ewing) and Newly O'Brien (Buck Taylor). Gunsmoke is the longest running Western in television history, running for twenty seasons before being cancelled by CBS due to the "Rural Purge" of the 1970s. Prior to its television run, Gunsmoke ran as a radio series from 1952 to 1961. James Arness, the actor that played Matt Dillon was both a Republican and a World War II veteran.
Hand of God 2014-2017 Amazon Originals TV-MA Themes of overcoming corruption through faith in God. The main character believes he is the newly anointed Solomon following God-Given visions to take vengeance for his comatose son. Criticizes abortion, intimacy outside of marriage, drug usage, and supports family unity.
Hannity (formerly Hannity and Colmes) 2009- Fox News Sean Hannity's television public affairs program.
Hardcastle & McCormick 1983-1986 ABC TV-PG Los Angeles County Superior Court's Milton C. Hardcastle (Brian Keith) goes after about 200 cases who walked away on technicalities with the help of a former race car driver-turned-reformed criminal, Mark McCormick (Daniel Hugh Kelly).
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II December 1, 2005 ABC TV-PG Thomas Kretchmann played the late pontiff, from his nonviolent resistance to Nazism and Communism to his elevations as priest, archbishop, cardinal and his life as the titular pontiff. Includes his confrontation of El Salvador's archbishop Oscar Romero about Romero's leftist liberation theology, just before Romero's tragic assassination.
Have Gun - Will Travel 1957-1963 CBS TV-PG Pro second amendment program that shows that while killing in the name of self-defense isn't pretty, it's still something that has to be done.
Hawaii Five-O 1968-1980 CBS TV-PG Even in what might be expected to be a lazy, hazy paradise, the law is still the law. Jack Lord starred as Steve McGarrett, the head of a Hawaiian state police force tasked with solving high-profile cases, assisted by detectives Dan Williams (played by James MacArthur), Kono Kalakaua (Zulu), Chin Ho Kelly (Kam Fong), Ben Kokua (Al Harrington), Duke Lukela (Herman Wedemeyer), James Carew (William Smith), Lori Wilson (Sharon Farrell) and Truck Kealoha (Moe Keale) as they take on Communist spies, gangsters and other criminals. A reboot of the series was launched in 2010.
Highway To Heaven 1984-1989 NBC TV-PG Michael Landon comes back to Earth as an angel to help many people, aided by Victor French, both from NBC's previous Little House on the Prairie.
Home Improvement 1991-1999 ABC TV-PG This pro-family sitcom stars conservative comedian Tim Allen as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, the host of the hardware-themed variety show Tool Time. Though the character is usually depicted as overconfident and accident-prone, he does try to maintain healthy relationships with his nuclear family.
House of Cards 2013–present Netflix original series TV-MA This popular series exposes Democrats for what they really are—corrupt frauds and atheists, and conservative Christians are shown in positive light.
JAG 1995-1996; 1997-2005 NBC; CBS TV-PG / TV-14 Also emphasizes pro-military honor and respect. Title means Judge Advocate General, which deals with people charged with crimes committed while in the U.S. military. Does include some ungodly behavior, including adultery as the series progresses.
John Adams (miniseries) 2008 HBO TV-14 A biographical miniseries on the life of the Founding Father and second President of the United States, based on the best selling biography by David McCullough. It also features a condemnation towards the French Revolution, as Adams, in a conversation with Thomas Jefferson, chews him out for his giving vocal support for the Revolution despite the increasingly apparent horrors that were occurring, including Jefferson playing a role in the creation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.
Justified 2010- FX Network TV-MA Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, a 19th century-style tough cowboy lawman, enforces his own brand of justice when dealing with criminals of all kinds in the hill country of eastern Kentucky. His boss, the Chief Deputy US Marshal Art Mullen, is played by Nick Searcy, a noted conservative actor. The most recent season has frequent reflections on Christianity and being loved and saved by God.
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope 2005 Hallmark Channel TV NR (PG for some violence and adult discussions) Biopic of younger Karol Wojtyla, from World War II Resistance to his election as Pope John Paul II. Followed by a Canadian sequel, Karol: The Pope The Man (2006), which itself chronicled the events from his papal inauguration in 1978 to his death in 2005.
La notte della Repubblica 1989-1990 Rai 2 N/A An Italian series showing how Communism ruined Italy from the late 60's to the early 80's. In English, the title means: "The Night of the Republic."
Laramie 1959-1963 NBC NR John Smith and Robert Fuller portray ranch partners Slim Sherman and Jess Harper; many episodes focus on their close friendship, which also extended off the set; Hoagy Carmichael appeared the first season as their housekeeper; Spring Byington filled that role in the last two seasons.
The Last Man on Earth 2015-Present Fox PG Despite being created by liberal Saturday Night Live alumnus Will Forte, as well as its outbursts of bathroom humor, this post-apocalyptic sitcom seems to show conservative, pro-family and pro-friendship values consistently winning in the end. Forte portrays the initially unsympathetic title character, the loser everyman Phil Miller, who believes he is the only human survivor after a deadly virus killed most of the world's human and animal population about a year earlier. He scours North America for other signs of life and, upon failing to find anyone else, returns to his hometown of Tucson, Arizona, where he engages in all sorts of hedonism and nihilism until he nearly attempts suicide. Right before crashing his truck into a boulder, he discovers surviving woman Carol Pilbasian, who believes in traditional marriage and encourages Phil to become a more moral and honest person. As the series progresses, they are joined by more survivors, who are all consistently annoyed by Phil's selfish, nihilistic attitude and personality, thus inspiring Phil to give up his wasteful, adulterous, sinful habits and grow into a better man than he was before the outbreak of the virus. Each time Phil tries to deviate from traditional family values, as when he develops an interest in one of the other female survivors and either tries to woo her or prove himself more desirable than other men in the group, his schemes backfire, and his actions are punished. Thus, the series teaches that it is more admirable to be part of a traditional family than to have casual sexual relationships with multiple women. Lastly, the show may promote Christianity because being an apocalypse survivor has given Phil either new or renewed faith in God, who answers each of his prayers in one form or another.
Last Man Standing 2011-2017 ABC TV-PG This refreshing sitcom stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, a marketing director for a sporting goods store chain called Outdoor Man, who strives to keep his manhood (fishing, hunting, sports and camping), and promotes conservative values (including supporting the military), in opposition to his antagonistic liberal daughter Kristin (the oldest of three daughters Mike has with his wife Vanessa) and her equally-liberal husband Ryan, who often clashes with both Mike and Vanessa over political, cultural and philosophical issues. Unlike the similar and more vehement clashes between Archie Bunker and Mike Stivic in All in the Family where the latter comes out on top due to Archie's ignorance and lack of ability to make cohesive arguments, the often clueless and hypocritical Ryan loses arguments with the more well-versed and level-headed Mike. Meanwhile, Mike gets along very well with his youngest daughter Eve due to their similar political views and interests, as he does with Boyd, Kristin and Ryan's son and Mike's grandson (as expected, Kristin and Ryan are not impressed that Boyd has more in common with his grandfather than with them). Unfortunately, the liberal parent network ABC canceled the series due to its pro-Donald Trump humor, despite it having high ratings.[1] This resulted in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker taking to Twitter to denounce ABC for the decision,[2] as well as a boycott against ABC and a petition demanding that ABC bring back Last Man Standing, the latter getting over 10,000 signatures within the night the petition was first made.[3] When Country Music Television (CMT) picked up the series for syndication, rumors that it would continue the series started spreading.
Lawman 1958-1962 ABC Starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop, Peter Brown as deputy Johnny McKay, and Peggie Castle as Lily, this Warner Bros. series sought to maintain highest script quality so as not to be "just another Western."
The Lawrence Welk Show 1955-1982 ABC; first-run syndication TV-G A family oriented variety show that appealed to Midwestern values. Cancelled by ABC in 1971 during the Rural Purge, the show quickly jumped to first-run syndication, where it would enjoy an 11-year run before ending in 1982.
Lazytown 2004-present Nickelodeon TV-Y A pro-friendship, pro-family preschool show that encourages kids to get outside and have fun playing sports like normal kids used to do every day. The nihilistic villains are always defeated and no one ever listens to them. This show is notable for producing a popular internet meme known as the "We are Number One" song as part of a GoFundMe campaign to help actor Karl Stefansson recover from pancreatic cancer in 2016.
Legends of the Hidden Temple 1993-1995 Nickelodeon TV-Y A game show that uses a conservative elimination format (ensuring only the most meritorious players survive to play the final round) and is unyielding in difficulty. It refuses to succumb to liberal beliefs in archeology that keep historical sites and artifacts off limits, instead promoting the conservative Indiana Jones persona.
Life Goes On 1989-1993 ABC TV-G / TV-PG This drama follows the experiences of a young man with Down Syndrome and recognizes the dignity of people with developmental disabilities and the joy and love they give to their families and others.
Life is Worth Living 1952-1957 Dumont TV; ABC TV-G Emmy Award-winning show dealing with moral issues hosted by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen; from 10 to 30 million people watched the show weekly.
Little House on the Prairie 1974-1983 NBC TV-G A show that celebrates family values and the courage of the 1870s-1880s pioneers, starring Michael Landon and based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's books.
Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey 2009 History Actor and former U.S. Marines drill instructor R. Lee Ermey discusses the development of and advances in American firearm technology, often lightheartedly poking fun at himself by humorously haranguing the viewer with drill instructor-type rants or eagerly wanting to try out subject weapons against various targets.
Luke Cage 2016- Netflix TV-MA Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Luke Cage meets all the qualifications needed to be a staunch American conservative, which has annoyed many liberals.[4]
Magnum, P.I. 1980-88 CBS NR This classic crime drama starring conservative actor Tom Selleck as a U.S. Navy veteran turned private investigator teaches its audiences how to live like conservatives with strong moral character and advocacy for the Second Constitutional Amendment.
Mayberry RFD 1968–1971 CBS TV-G Sequel to The Andy Griffith Show, starring Ken Berry as widowed farmer Sam Jones (who was introduced in the previous series), who raises his young son Mike (Buddy Foster) in Mayberry while serving as head of the town council. Many characters from The Andy Griffith Show, including Aunt Bee, Goober Pyle, Clara Edwards, Howard Sprague and Emmett Clark, also appear as regulars on this series. Mayberry RFD spent its first two seasons at #4 in the Nielsen ratings and was still popular when CBS abruptly cancelled it in 1971 as part of its infamous Rural Purge.
McLeod's Daughters 2001-2009 Nine Network (Australia) Australian drama about two estranged half-sisters who inherit their late father's farm and must work together to bring the property out of debt. Stresses the importance of family and hard work. The show also eschews modern feminism, instead portraying the main characters as Scarlett O'Hara-type heroines. Also clearly anti-gun control.
The Middle 2009- ABC TV-PG Despite having a homosexual character (he's only a minor character though, and doesn't come out until later in the series), the show is clean cut pro-family sitcom, which has been lacking in the 21st century. As the kids grow up, they become more mature and learn the importance of taking on more responsibilities. Conservative actress Patricia Heaton stars as family matriarch Francis "Frankie" Heck, who also narrates the series.
Mission: Impossible 1966-1973; 1988-1990 CBS, ABC TV-G / TV-PG This action-packed spy series centered on agents of the fictional Impossible Mission Force (IMF) emphasizes teamwork, friendship, professionalism, and American ingenuity and exceptionalism, which can overcome any obstacle, with Steven Hill (in the first season), Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Sam Elliott, and Lynda Day George. A two-season revival followed the original series on ABC in 1988. In 1996, the show was adapted into the first of a series of feature films starring Tom Cruise (which are only loosely based on the original series, having little in common beyond the name and a remixed version of the iconic TV theme with every film).
NCIS 2003- CBS TV-14 Show about U.S. Navy investigators, voted America's favorite program in 2011; starring Mark Harmon and David McCallum. Does include some unneeded and un-Christian activity and language.
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide 2004–2007 Nickelodeon TV-G Middle schooler Ned Bigby creates a makeshift guide on how to survive and excel in school. Every student has the opportunity to succeed or fail, and their results are based on the decisions they make. Many morals are shown, chief among them friendship, hard work, integrity, and personal responsibility. The series ran on Nickelodeon before they produced more liberal shows such as iCarly and Victorious.
On the Buses 1969-1973 London Weekend Television/ITV (UK) This British sitcom makes fun of the inefficiency of public transport, which most liberals are obsessed with.
Our Man Higgins 1962-1963 ABC G Stanley Holloway plays an English butler for an American family in a situation comedy with a dose of "culture clash". Frank Maxwell and Audrey Totter played the parents, and Ricky Kelman was the son, Tommy MacRoberts.
The Pacific 2010 HBO TV-MA A World War II military drama that, similar to Saving Private Ryan, promoted the military and American values in a positive light as well as the Imperial Japanese forces in a negative light.
Parking Wars 2008- A & E TV-PG Demonstrates the offensiveness of overbearing government bureaucracy while maintaining a respect for law officers.
Pawn Stars 2009- History Channel/A & E TV-PG Centered on the daily activity of a family-owned pawn shop full of compelling artifacts, it shows how two parties can **mutually and fairly benefit** from a negotiated free-market transaction, independent of any government "assistance".
Pope John Paul II December 4 & 7, 2005 CBS TV-PG In this biopic miniseries, conservative actor Jon Voight portrays Pope John Paul II, who was influential in Part 1's non-violent resistance to World War II's Nazism and the subsequent Cold War's Communists, eventually defeating Communism in Part 2's end of Scene 16 (circa 1989). Part 1 covers his years as priest, professor, bishop and cardinal. Part 2 covers his 26-1/2 year pontificate from his election up to his death. Cary Elwes played younger Wojtyla in Part 1 from ages 19 to just before his pontifical election at 58, while Voight took over at the start of Part 2 in the title role.
The Pretender 1996-2000 NBC TV-PG Pro-life and with a message of charity and self-sacrifice as personal responsibility.
The Prisoner 1967-1968 ITV TV-PG Classic British TV show about a secret agent who is sent to a strange "village" in order to determine the reasons for his resignation. The Prisoner is a metaphor for the Individual against the Collective. The series ran for only seventeen episodes.
Quincy, M.E. 1976-1983 NBC TV-PG Follows the now late Jack Klugman as Los Angeles County's Medical Examiner on suspicious cases (e.g. deaths) and medical mistakes that were previously thought to have been solved but later found to have had more about them than what was originally thought, but that these facts were often hidden by bureaucracy. Begun as a segment of the NBC Mystery Movie, it proved popular enough to be spun off as a regular series.
Rawhide 1959-1965 CBS Pro-Western Culture led by none other then Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates, the ramrod of a cattle drive led by trail boss Gil Favor (played by Eric Fleming) in the post-Civil War American Southwest. Other prominent members of the drive included cook/medic G.W. Wishbone (played by Paul Brinegar), scout Pete Nolan (Sheb Wooley), drovers Jim Quince (Steve Raines) and Joe Scarlet (Rocky Shahan), wrangler Jesús "Hey Soos" Patines (Robert Cabal) and assistant cook Mushy Mushgrove III (James Murdock). During the cattle drive, the drovers often encountered people along the trail and get involved in solving problems they encountered, including dealing with parched plains, trouble with outlaws, anthrax affecting some of the cattle, predatory wolves or cougars, cattle rustlers and other situations. Rawhide was the sixth-longest running Western series in television history after Wagon Train (8 seasons), The Virginian (9 seasons), Bonanza (14 seasons), Death Valley Days (18 seasons) and Gunsmoke (20 seasons).
The Rifleman 1958-1963 ABC NR/G This Western emphasizes fair play and giving people a second chance, starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, and Paul Fix. The Rifleman
Sabrina the Teenage Witch 1996-2003 ABC, The WB TV-G In this live-action sitcom adaptation of the Archie Comic, Sabrina Spellman may be a witch, but the show does not glorify witchcraft. Instead, it celebrates family and teaches such Christian morals as honesty and individualism. As the title young witch, played by Conservative Christian actress Melissa Joan Hart, gains control over her powers, she learns that a reward is only good and enjoyable if it is earned. Beth Broderick and Caroline Rhea portray Sabrina's aunts, Hilda and Zelda Spellman, while Nick Bakay voices the warlock Salem Saberhagen, who was punished for trying to take over the world by being transformed into a talking house cat.
The Six Million Dollar Man 1974-1978 ABC TV-PG This series shows capitalism at its finest—technological advances improving life. Lee Majors plays Steven Austin, an astronaut who survives a near-fatal accident and is reconstructed as the world's first bionic man, using his mechanical arm, legs, and eye to fight evil.
State Trooper 1956-1959 Syndicated NR Rod Cameron adventure/drama anthology series, forgotten to most today, based on case files of the Nevada state troopers; law and justice always prevail. Many episodes have surprise endings and unusual titles.
Storage Wars A & E This reality series celebrates capitalist and the free market enterprise system. It stresses the importance of personal responsibility because the lockers being auctioned off belonged to people who decided not to pay their bills.
Storm Chasers The Weather Channel Scientists bravely go out into the field to observe destructive weather phenomena in pursuit of practical, scientific knowledge.
Sugarfoot 1957-1961 ABC NR/PG Will Hutchins plays young "do-gooder" Tom "Sugarfoot" Brewster, a novice lawyer who roams the Old West "on the side of law and order," according to the theme song of the Warner Bros. series; Sugarfoot eschews guns until pushed to the brink and even refuses alcohol and instead orders "sarsparialla with a dash of cherry" when he enters a saloon.
S.W.A.T 1975-1976 ABC Respectful to our men in uniform, promoting good American values. A reboot of the series is planned for 2017.
'Til Death 2006-2010 FOX TV-PG Sitcom where are married couple still stay with each other even after all work that go along with being married.
To Catch a Predator 2004-2007 MSNBC Although airing on the uber-liberal channel MSNBC, Chris Hansen brings online predators and pedophiles to justice
Top Gear 2002- BBC TV-PG A British TV show about all types of cars. It is a fun show which celebrates individual freedom, capitalism, and private-sector innovation. It is also often politically incorrect and pokes fun at the belief in "global warming".
Touched by an Angel 1994-2003 CBS TV-PG An angel in human form visits troubled people in crisis. It was highly ranked for four seasons and ran for nine seasons, starring Roma Downey, Della Reese, and John Dye, joined in the final two seasons by Valerie Bertinelli.
Wagon Train 1957-1965 NBC/ABC This Western stars conservatives Ward Bond and John McIntire as trailmasters Seth Adams and Chris Hale, respectively, who experience the struggle of pioneers seeking a fresh start in the American West. Robert Horton and Robert Fuller costar.
Walker, Texas Ranger 1993-2001 CBS TV-PG / TV-14 Conservatives Chuck Norris and Noble Willingham portray modern day Texas Rangers.
The Waltons 1972-1981 CBS TV-G A Christian family overcomes hardship in rural America during the Depression and U.S. involvement in World War II, extending charity to strangers while honoring military service. The main cast consists of Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, and Ellen Corby.
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1958-1961 CBS Steve McQueen pays a kind-hearted bounty hunter, Josh Randall, dedicated to the enforcement of the law in the old West. Numerous episodes have spiritual themes, and it is a spinoff of Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre. A feature film based on the series premiered in 1987, starring Rutger Hauer as Nick Randall, an-ex-CIA agent turned bounty hunter and the descendant of Josh Randall.
Who Do You Think You Are? NBC Celebrities explore their ancestry in American history, learning how their ancestors played sitnificant roles in shaping the nation.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 1999-2002; 2002-present ABC; first-run syndication TV-G Adapted from the British game show of the same name, this series unashamedly rewards people based on knowledge rather than based on who has the most obnoxious game show persona. The hour-long original ABC version in the U.S. ran from 1999 to 2002, followed by a half-hour version, which debuted in first-run syndication in 2002 and is still airing.
Yes, Minister!/Yes, Prime Minister! BBC Classic British sit-com about the political machinations of being a cabinet member in the British government, and then eventually as Prime Minister. A recurring theme is that of the struggle of politicians to make the desired changes despite the resistance of the bureaucracy.

Animated Programs

Title Original run Network TV rating Description
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius 1995 (semi-lost pilot), 1998-2006 Nickelodeon TV-Y7 Intelligent young inventor Jimmy Neutron usually does what he believes is right. Similarly to Timmy Turner, he learns the consequences from his not-so-good actions. The show overall does a decent job at promoting family and friendship values.
American Dragon: Jake Long 2005-2007 Disney Channel TV rating Jake Long, a human boy who can change into a flying, fire-breathing dragon at will, is chosen to be the first American member of an international league of superheroes like him known as the "Dragons". Throughout the show, he learns to use his powers from his eccentric but wise and witty grandfather Luong Lao Shi, the official Chinese Dragon, and he becomes more responsible with his powers and how they affect his personal life. The biggest villain of the show (though he is not the main villain) is the wicked Dark Dragon, who seeks to unite magical creatures into wiping out the human race.
Animated Stories from the New Testament 1987-1995 N/A N/A The show's title is self-explanatory.
The Batman 2004-2008 Kids' WB TY-Y7 The young Caped Crusader begins his fight for justice.
Batman: The Animated Series 1992-1995 Fox Kids TV-Y7 Following in the success of Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film, comic book hero Batman fights for justice in the dark but quirky world of Gotham City and teaches young audiences fine examples of moral conduct, always putting brains before brawn unless otherwise absolutely necessary. In one particular episode, "It's Never Too Late", Batman helps drug dealer Arnold Stromwell realize the error of his ways. Arnold's brother, a priest, helps him see this as well.
Batman Beyond 1999-2001 Kids' WB TV-Y7 Capitalistic superhero Bruce Wayne/Batman, now retired, passes the torch to a new protege, Terry McGinnis, to continue fighting for justice.
Bob's Burgers 2011- Fox, Adult Swim TV-14 A very well done adult cartoon! The Belcher family are wealthy and own a hamburger restaurant, promoting capitalism, family values and fast food. One episode in particular has Bob's wife deciding to take flying lessons to spice up her marriage, but the instructor is a notorious serial womanizer who lures wives away to commit infidelity, and not only does Bob go out to try and rescue her, but his wife when discovering this independently makes clear she has no intention of cheating on her husband. It is also somewhat anti-environmentalist.
Chrono Crusade 2003-2004 (Japan) Fuji Television TV-14 This tear-jerking anime based on the manga of the same name is pro-Christian, pro-family, and pro-second amendment,
Danny Phantom 2004-2007 Nickelodeon TV-Y7 Through an inter-dimensional accident, teenager Danny Fenton gains ghostlike powers and uses them to fight evil ghosts as the superhero Danny Phantom. The series shows the consequences of using one's powers for personal gain and, of the three cartoons on this list created by Christian animator Butch Hartman, is the most critically acclaimed despite its short lifespan.
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera 2007-2008 Nickelodeon TV-Y7 Unlike most superhero cartoons, Manny Rivera usually debates using his powers for good or evil. But in the end he ends up doing them for good. Throughout the cartoon he also learns how to a responsible adult. The show is also pro-family as Manny's father is seen as a positive role model. One of the villains is also named Che (a nod to the terrorist murder Che Guevara). The episode "Clash of the Titan" also shows Manny's father ending his partnership with Titanium Titan because he states his family was more important than his partnership. And although Grandpapi (Manny Rivera's grandpa) is a "villain", he's more of a comic relief character rather than an actual bad guy; on top of that, he is still regarded as part of the family.
Extreme Ghostbusters 1997 Toon Disney TV-Y7 Continuation of the Ghostbusters.
Dog of Flanders 1975 (Japan) Nippon Animation An anime TV series adaptation of the Christian book A Dog of Flanders by Ouida. The series is pro-Christianity.
Drak Pack 1980 CBS TV-G This short lived cartoon stars three teens: Drak, Frankie, and Howler, who are the descendants of Universal monster villains Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolfman. However, unlike their fathers, the teens seek penance for the error of their ancestors' ways and use their powers for good.
The Fairly OddParents 1998- Nickelodeon TV-Y7 The main protagonist, Timmy Turner, commonly wishes for things from his quirky fairy godparents that aren't the best, but he almost always learns his lesson in the end. The series, created by Christian animator Butch Hartman, exposes the dangers of wishing for one's personal gain at the expense of others. Furthermore, it lightly pokes fun at the public school system: Denzel Crocker, a teacher and a regular antagonist, is completely insane and obsessed with both giving poor grades and trying to prove to the world that fairy godparents exist for his own personal gain.
The Funky Phantom 1971-1972 ABC TV-G A revolutionary ghost and his cat go on adventures with three teenagers, trying to uphold justice.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 1983-1989 First-run syndication Do we really need to explain?
Higglytown Heroes 2004-2008 Playhouse Disney TV-Y Four young friends (who are Russian dolls) and their pet squirrel learn the importance of heroic people such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, etc. They also say in every episode that they inspire to be heroes just like those people if they "work real hard". One of the characters also has a dad in the military in one episode.
Kikoriki (known in Russia as Smeshariki) 2004-2012 CTC and Russia 1 (Russia) TV-Y Despite being a Russian cartoon, this is an example of a children's cartoon done much better than many in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. Children can learn some valuable lessons and even some educational ones from watching this, and also contains content that adults will enjoy as well!
Legion of Super-Heroes 2006-2008 Kids WB TV-Y7 Based on the overlooked DC comics team of the same name. A private non-profit organization led by Superman helps those in need. One episode in particular "Lightning Storm" has a group of super "heroes" who taxes people for their service (big government) as opposed to helping people for the greater good.
Liberty's Kids 2002-2003 PBS TV-Y7 Does the title not say it all? Three young reporters (consisting of an American colonist, a British expatriate, and their cuddly French sidekick) witness the era of the American Revolution and its aftermath through their innocent eyes and learn what America represents.
The Little Mermaid (TV Series) 1992-1994 CBS TV-Y A prequel TV series based on conservative animated Disney movie, very pro-family as well.
My Patrasche 1992-1993 (Japan) Tokyo Movie Shinsha Another anime TV series adaptation of the Christian book A Dog of Flanders by Ouida. The series is pro-Christianity.
Ozzy & Drix 2002-2004 Kids WB TV-Y7 Based off of the 2001 animated/live-action film Osmosis Jones, this cartoon portrays human white blood cells positively as police officers who fight germs (anthropomorphized into hoodlums). Educational by nature, it teaches young audiences about human anatomy better than the Department of Education ever could.
Popeye the Sailor 1933-1957 (theatrical); 1960–1962 (TV) First-run syndication TV-G Adapted from a well-known comic strip, Popeye is a one-eyed U.S. Navy sailor who protects his girlfriend, Olive Oyl, from the infamous philanderer Bluto (later called Brutus in the TV cartoons). He courageously stands up for innocents and defends them against bullies who seek to impose their will solely through intimidation and brute force. The cartoon is also famous for promoting eating protein because Popeye eats spinach to gain superhuman strength and defeat villains.
Private Snafu 1943–46 Warner Bros. (produced for the United States War Department) N/A These instructional cartoon shorts, ironic and humorous in tone, were produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. They instruct service personnel about security, proper sanitation habits, booby traps, and other military subjects, ultimately improving troop morale. One of the cartoons, Spies, was later used as an exhibit at the CIA-made International Spy Museum.
Rambo: The Force of Freedom 1986 N/A TV-Y7 A cartoon adaptation from the conservative film series.
The Real Ghostbusters 1986-1992 ABC TV-Y7 A cartoon version of the conservative film Ghostbusters.
Special Agent Oso 2009-2012 Playhouse Disney TV-Y A children's cartoon in which an anthropomorphic bear (who is the title character) usually does what he believes is right and helps children with issues doing certain things.
Spider-Man: The Animated Series 1994-1998 Fox Kids TV-Y7 Spider-Man uses his superpowers to help those need (voluntary charity).
Superman: The Animated Series 1996-2000 Kids WB TV-Y7 American icon Superman fights for truth, justice, and the American way. The series is famous for adding more emotional complexity to the character, and one episode, "The Late Mr. Kent", presents the death penalty as acceptable.
Teen Titans 2003-2006 Cartoon Network TV-Y7 A private non-profit organization led by Robin and super powered teens use their powers for good.
T.U.F.F. Puppy 2010-2015 Nickelodeon TV-Y7 This cartoon by Christian animator Butch Hartman takes place in a world of anthropomorphic animals mirroring the Cold War era from the late 1950s through the 1960s (Hartman calls the series "Get Smart with a dog"). A dog and a cat work as secret agents for an organization based on the CIA called T.U.F.F., while the antagonist animals serve the evil, KGB-inspired organization D.O.O.M.
Veggie Tales 1993–Present Direct to video, NBC, Netflix TV-Y Anthropomorphic vegetables embark on adventures all based upon moral themes taught in Christianity, referencing God and Scripture throughout (excluding the NBC episodes, which were edited by the network to remove the religious messages).[5]
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald 1998-2003 N/A NR The capitalist fast-food company McDonalds' clown mascot Ronald McDonald embarks on colorful adventures with characters from various promotions starring alongside him in this series of direct-to-video short films.
X-Men: Evolution 2000-2003 Kids WB TY-Y7 Unlike the liberal movies, the cartoon follows what the comics were originally about (civil rights), as Charles Xavier leads his private school for mutants to help is students learn to use their superpowers for good. The show also states that government should say away from the social issue involving discrimination rather letting society accept them for what they are.

Debatable Whether Conservative

Title Original run Network TV rating Description
24: Legacy 2017 Fox TV 14 Although the plotline does involve fighting and showing the evils of Islamic terrorism, it delves into several leftist plot points such as a homosexual couple in the CTU, a reference to the race card, and a dig against law enforcement. Overall, this politically correct reboot was cancelled after one season.
Archer 2009-2016 (FX)
2016-present (FFX)
FX/FFX TV-MA The TV series deals with a spy for the ISIS (no relation to the real life terror group of the same name) fighting against KGB agents of what is implied to be the Soviet Union. Although, as implied by the main enemy force, the show has a condemnation against totalitarianism and Communism, the heroes also engage in some liberal values such as homosexuality and womanizing.
Ash vs. Evil Dead 2015- Starz TV-MA Despite its unrealistic views on demons, it at least portrays them as evil. And while the title hero does smoke weed (only once), it does show the disastrous results and consequences of his actions. It also portrays gun ownership in a positive light. Show's creator Sam Raimi is also a Republican[6]
Baby Blues 2000-2002 The WB
[adult swim]
TV-PG An animated adaptation of the comic strip of the same name. The show has some pro-family values in the form of the MacPhersons. That being said, however, the show has a huge amount of dysfunctional families being portrayed as comedic as well as it engaging in various liberal values-style crass humor such as some near occasions of infidelity, implied lesbianism, some dysfunctional families, a reference to a messy divorce, and an old man having trophy wives, due to executives demanding they make it more like The Simpsons (which at the time it aired was being run by Mike Scully which engaged in similar humor by that time) and the early stages of Family Guy. This resulted in most of the audience as well as the original creators of the comic strip to condemn it.
Ben 10 2005-2008 Cartoon Network TV-Y7 Ben Tennyson finds a super powered watch called the Omnitrix which allows him to turn into different alien superheroes for a brief amount of time. Using this gift, he uses it to help those in need. But the later episodes later had his cousin Gwen using witchcraft, however the show portrays them in a neutral manner as two villains named Hex and Charmcaster also use witchcraft for evil.
The Beverly Hillbillies 1962-1971 CBS Although it depicts a conservative family from the South as silly, the show powerfully illustrates how material possessions do not define a person. Buddy Ebsen stars as Jed Clampett, patriarch of the hillbilly Clampett family, who became multi-millionaires after Jed struck oil on his land in the Ozark Mountains and moved with his family to Beverly Hills, California. However, the Clampetts never let their newly obtained wealth affect who they are as people, maintaining moral and simplistic lifestyles throughout the show's run. Irene Ryan stars as Jed's mother-in-law Daisy May "Granny" Moses; Donna Douglas plays his beautiful, tomboyish, and animal-loving daughter Elly May Clampett; Max Baer portrays the dimwitted yet good-natured Clampett cousin Jethro Bodine; Raymond Bailey plays unscrupulous banker Milburn Drysdale; and Nancy Kulp stars as Drysdale's secretary Jane Hathaway. Popular throughout its run, The Beverly Hillbillies fell victim in 1971 to CBS' Rural Purge but has remained popular in syndicated reruns ever since and led to the 1981 reunion TV movie Return of the Beverly Hillbillies, a 1993 TV special titled The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies, and a feature film remake of the series that same year. The film starred Jim Varney as Jed, Erika Eleniak as Elly May, Cloris Leachman as Granny, Diedrich Bader as Jethro, Dabney Coleman as Mr. Drysdale, and Lily Tomlin as Miss Hathaway, with a cameo by Buddy Ebsen (in his final acting role) as his other famous TV character, Barnaby Jones.
Breaking Bad 2008–2013 American Movie Classics TV-MA Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a previously law-abiding chemistry teacher, gets involved in drug dealing and destroys himself and his family. Though he appears to be the "hero" of the series, each immoral decision leads him further along the path of destruction, and the evildoers all suffer for their actions. An alternate ending to the series depicts Cranston in his role as Hal, the patriarch of the family on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, waking up and realizing that the world of Breaking Bad was all a dream.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2013-Present Fox TV-14 Main character Captain Holt is an open homosexual in charge of the fictitious 99th police precinct in Brooklyn, New York City. However, his sexuality is downplayed for the most part, and this sitcom seems to humanize the police in an era when liberal news media does everything it can to dehumanize the authorities. It lightheartedly teaches that the police are kind, likeable everyday people with internal and interpersonal obstacles to overcome, and it averts the liberal idea that the police are "racist" with its multiracial main cast. On top of that, a number of villains that the detectives face are drug abusers or dealers, which supports war on illegal drugs, and Sgt. Terry Jeffords, one of the main characters, is a family man who prefers to act in the best interest of his wife and daughters.
Cops 1989- Fox; Spike TV-PG The good guys protecting the public from criminals, yet arguably promotes police state and big government. Filmed on location in many exotic and mundane locales with actual law enforcement agencies, both here in the U.S. and abroad. On the other hand, the police are also clearly depicted in a positive light, which is ultimately needed especially in light of the liberal news media's current unjust demonization of them.
Friends 1994-2004 NBC TV-PG The sitcom about six young adults living in New York City. It often promotes alcoholism and sex outside marriage. But on a conservative note, the show condemns smoking and drug usage, and somewhat a condemnation of the homosexual agenda, as Ross’s life was negatively affected by his wife being lesbian. On top of that two of the characters; Ross and Monica are brother and sister, which could also give the show a pro-family aspect.
Happy Tree Friends 1999- Mondo Media.com TV-MA A very bloody and gory animated flash cartoon featuring anthropomorphic animals. Despite its content, it shows the consequences and dangers of doing many of the things that lead to the deaths of the animals within the show in most of its episodes.
Justice League 2001-2006 Cartoon Network TV-Y7 A private non-profit organization lead by American icons Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and other DC characters fight to help the helpless and fight for justice. The event where they were formed featured a condemnation towards anti-Second Amendment policies, as a senator advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament, the result of which led directly to an invasion from Mars by the Imperium (with said senator actually being an agent that took the place of the real senator during a brief incursion to Mars), with the only one who realized the problem posed by nuclear disarmament being a general. However, the later episodes did start being left-leaning (probably being bullied by left-wing producers) as there is an episode that the villain Chronos plans to go back in time to undo the Big Bang theory and become a God. Another episode, "To Another Shore", claims that "global warming" may be real.
Kim Possible 2002-2007 Disney Channel Although it was feminist due to the titular character Kim Possible tending to save the world and her sidekick Ron Stoppable generally being comic relief, it also was pro-family values, as it was notably one of the few Disney Channel shows where the fathers of the main characters (Kim and Ron) were not depicted as bumbling, buffoonish, childish, or as a jerk, and in many cases the fathers actually helped significantly to save the day. For instance, Kim Possible's dad James Possible is a friendly yet brilliant rocket scientist, and believes in family bonds, and often pushes his children to follow family values and also honor family. In addition, there were several episodes where Ron played a significant role in saving the world. It is also notable as being one of the few Disney Channel shows to actually break the 65-episode cutoff rule on the network.
King of the Hill 1997-2010 Fox TV-PG Despite cartoonish nature, shows the struggle of a hardworking, traditional American family against "alternative" modern cultural movements and liberal political correctness.
The Larry Sanders Show 1992–1998 HBO TV-MA A dark comedy based around the background of a Hollywood talk show, showing a great deal of liberal and celebrity hypocrisy and mocking them for their behavior.
Law & Order 1990-2010 NBC TV-14 Police and court drama similar to Perry Mason in which the first halves of each episodes were the crimes, investigations and arrests of suspects and the second halves were the trials and aftermaths thereof. Although ultimately promoting law enforcement in a positive light, the series eventually started pushing more liberal themes, usually by pushing twists that have the ones most likely considered guilty being in fact innocent, while white-collar characters being depicted as the villains.
MacGyver 1985-1992 ABC TV PG Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson), agent of the fictional Phoenix Foundation, uses Yankee ingenuity to solve various problems using everyday items and escape the clutches of his enemies, and he eschews violence until absolutely necessary. Although this element overall was conservative, the creator Vin Di Bona implied a few times that it was meant to promote an anti-gun agenda, which the anti-Communist site "Discover the Networks" uncovered: "MacGyver producer Vin Di Bona noted that anti-gun messages were a recurring theme in that program. When asked what he thought of conservative critics who claimed that Hollywood was overwhelmingly liberal, Di Bona responded: 'I think it’s probably accurate, and I’m happy about it.'"[7] A reboot of this series, with Lucas Till in the title role, debuted on CBS in 2016.
Malcolm in the Middle 2000-2006 FOX TV-PG The sitcom celebrates family unity and often mocks liberal values, but it also shows a dysfunctional family (containing a dimwitted father, a harridan mother, a slacker oldest son, a bullying and dimwitted second-oldest son, and a socially awkward younger son, with the genius title character, the middle of five sons, as the only sane member) as funny.
Married...with Children 1987-1997 Fox TV-PG The show mocks liberal values, however it also portrays a dysfunctional family as funny. Also the Parents Television Council called it the crudest comedy on prime time television due to being peppered with lewd punch lines about sex, sexual stimulation, the homosexual lifestyle, and father Al Bundy's fondness for pornographic magazines and strip clubs.
NCIS: Los Angeles 2008-2017 CBS TV-14 A spinoff of NCIS that, as suggested by the title, takes place in Los Angeles. Although like its parent show, it is pro-Military and deals with the same premise, it has a bit more of a liberal viewpoint to the show, and infamously had an episode during the fourth season that dealt with the team trying to investigate a political murder during an election despite it being outside their jurisdiction.
NCIS: New Orleans 2013-2017 CBS TV-14 A spinoff of NCIS that, as suggested by the title, takes place in New Orleans. Although like its parent show, it is pro-Military and deals with the same premise, it has a bit more of a liberal viewpoint to the show (although not to the extent of NCIS: Los Angeles).
The Office 2005-2013 NBC TV-PG Mockery of liberal ideology and political correctness in an office setting, without a liberal laugh track. The main character repeatedly encounters contradictions and absurdities as he tries to conform to liberal expectations. The show was most popular when its humor was conservative, and has declined in quality and popularity as its conservative humor has been diluted. Its later seasons were notably more liberal and offensive towards religion. Steve Carell played the main character for six years and was denied an Emmy Award by liberals every time despite being by far the funniest actor on television.
The O'Reilly Factor Fox News Bill O'Reilly is like "Archie Bunker": cranky, critical, and wants government to push people around and lock 'em up. O'Reilly rarely espouses true conservative values, and was extremely vicious towards pro-life Cardinal Bernard Law. O'Reilly alienates millions of young people.
Pokémon 1997- TVTokyo (1997-present; Japan only); UPN-69 (1998-1999); Kids WB (1999-2007); Cartoon Network (2007-2016); Disney XD (2016-present) An anime adapted from a series of hugely popular trading cards and video games. The first few seasons showcased several conservative messages, including the strife to succeed even when the odds are considered insurmountable, as well as showing parental neglect and abandonment in a negative light in regards to the characters Brock and Misty, and to a certain extent one of the main villains Jessie. In addition, in the first season at least, there were also a few Christian references from Brock and Misty, and to some extent James. Pro-family values are present due to Misty becoming a mother to Togepi, and Brock also intending to aid his family when his parents weren't around due to the latter abandoning their children (or, in the case of the dub, the father abandoning them and the mother dying), only joining Ash after his father, Flint, returned and encouraged Brock to pursue his dreams. Was also anti-Hollywood Values as well, as the episode "Go West Young Meowth" showcases the more depraved nature of Hollywood, including at least one bickering couple, and does not treat it in a positive light, nor does Meowth's sweetheart, Meowzie, an epitome of Hollywood values, come across in a flattering light, with it also being heavily implied that this was the reason Meowth turned to villainy. One episode of DP also has an implicit condemnation of the homosexual agenda due to Brock calling Pikachu and Piplup (both of whom are confirmed male in an earlier episode) having an attraction to each other "unnatural." However, during later seasons, the conservative elements are pushed to the side and seem to promote more liberal agendas, including having the various female characters starting with May (most of whom are ten years old and thus still children) essentially act as sexual fanservice according to then-director Masamitsu Hidaka, as well as later on the story's refusal to allow Ash to win a league despite it being necessary to have him become a Pokémon Master (with the most infamous example of this being the Ash vs. Alain fight in the final round of the Kalos League, which had Ash losing against Alain despite the series, including the actual Japanese episode title for the battle in question, all but strongly implying the exact opposite), and eventually by Sun and Moon delaying having Ash resume his goal until nearly 40 episodes later, thus resulting in a more nihilistic view of Ash's goal. In addition, a running gag since Hoenn and to some extent Johto has Brock constantly chasing women and trying to ask them out, depicting him as a womanizer in a more comedic light. Moreover, the concept of friendships that was strongly emphasized in prior seasons eventually got phased out due to them essentially dropping characters after each season with barely a reference to them.
Police Woman 1974-1978 NBC While some may say it was made to popularize the feminist movement, it still does treat law enforcement with respect. Also, the episode "Flowers of Evil" did seem to anger liberals as it had a trio of lesbians who run a retirement home who rob and murder the elderly residents (an action that could never be shown on TV in the current age of political correctness).
The PowerPuff Girls 1998-2005, Reboot 2016-Present Cartoon Network TV-Y On the one hand, the three titular superhero girls seem to be the only protagonists capable of fighting their city’s various supervillains, while the police, consisting mostly of men, are depicted as bumbling and oafish, making the girls feministic (It doesn’t help that one of the working names for the trio was the more profane Whoop*** Girls). Moreover, innuendoes may be peppered throughout (and are more apparent in the 2016 reboot series, much to the chagrin of even the most devoted fans).

On the other hand, as the girls were created by a scientist to be the “perfect little girls,” they could be more feminine rather than feminist. They try to fit into traditional gender roles despite their capabilities, and they learn family values from the professor who made them and serves as a responsible, knowledgeable, benevolent father-figure and a voice of reason well-versed in various scientific disciplines. Plus, the recurring antagonist “Him” is an obvious reference to Satan, which hints at support for Christianity; and the devilish fiend is an androgynous being who demonstrates some effeminate traits, which unsympathetically depicts and satirizes gender confusion and homosexual lifestyles, respectively. In addition, a villain of the week, "Femme Fatal", was meant to be a condemnation towards the feminist ideology.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! 1969-1970, 1978 CBS; ABC TV-G Although it does teach kids conjugated thinking skills, most of the villains are businessmen which some could argue is an anti-capitalism statement. In addition, the theme song was meant to subtly promote a pro-drug message.
Scorpion 2013- CBS A show involving four geniuses who try to use their gifts to prevent global catastrophes as well as figure out how to live among normal society in their spare time that's loosely based on the life of Walter O'Brien. It promotes the concept of using one's innate skills for good, as well as improving oneself, with one episode in the series also mocking professor values as well as the current university system. The first season also has some negative views on government encroachment due to Walter being reluctant to allow Scorpion to be used by Homeland due to them using stuff against his intention. Also has some pro-family values, due to Paige, one of the members of Scorpion, trying to be a good mother for her genius son, and Walter doing whatever he can to save his terminally-ill sister during the first couple of seasons, as well as Sylvester, another member of Scorpion, proceeding to legally marry (albeit in a civil rather than religious manner) his sister to stop Walter from unnecessarily keeping her alive against his sister's wishes, and Toby and Happy also making every effort to welcome their baby into the world due to believing the latter to be pregnant. In addition, some of the main villains have also been Communists and various terrorist groups. On the other hand, it also has at times engaged in some more liberal themes such as environmentalism as well as some denouncement of Capitalism in later seasons.
The Simpsons 1987-1988 (The Tracey Ullman Show); 1989-present FOX TV-14 Many businessmen are made out to be dumb, Republicans have at times been depicted as evil, and family values aren't necessarily put in the best light. However, it still mocks liberal values as well as political correctness (including even showing the Democrats, via Springfield mayor and JFK wannabe Joe Quimby, as the corrupt and incompetent politicians they really are, although that being said, the character Lisa Simpson has occasionally been used as a soundboard for the more liberal views of the show), and although Bart Simpson causes a lot of trouble, he is painted out to be a "punk" rather than a "cool dude". This show is also known for being not as bad as the wretched Family Guy. The show was originally a series of short skits on The Tracey Ullman Show.
Smallville 2001-2011 The WB; The CW TV-PG / TV-14 Some conservative themes are present in the show and some liberal themes are present. Biblical undertones are present such as main character appearing as a Christ-like figure.
SpongeBob SquarePants 1996-present Nickelodeon TV-Y / TV-Y7 One of the most influential cartoons of the 21st century, centered on an energetic, anthropomorphic sea sponge (who more nearly resembles a kitchen sponge) and a diverse cast of his underwater friends, is decidedly one of the most politically ambiguous.

On the one hand, the series suggests that capitalists are inherently malign or simply obsessed with money, as the main character’s crustacean employer, the fast food restaurateur Mr. Krabs, is inclined to put money before others’ interests, sometimes at the expense of others’ well-being. In addition, SpongeBob and his dimwitted seastar best friend Patrick Star have a habit of annoying Squidward Tentacles, a grouchy octopus who lives between them, and tend to not face comeuppance for their childish actions (though there are exceptions), which may teach that being annoying is “acceptable” adult behavior. Specific episodes have controversial overtones, too. For instance, “Rock-a-Bye Bivalve” is infamous for depicting SpongeBob and his dimwitted seastar best friend Patrick Star raising a baby scallop like a homosexual couple. Moreover, one of the series’ worst-received episodes, “One Coarse Meal,” tries to make bullying look humorous because it centers on Mr. Krabs driving his microscopic arch business rival Plankton to suicide by appealing to the copepod’s secret fear of whales, a fear not present in any other episode. Worst of all, there is a theory that each of the seven main characters is modeled after one of the Seven Deadly Sins: Mr. Krabs is avarice for his love of money. Plankton is envy because he desires after that which Mr. Krabs has: a successful restaurant and the secret formula for Krabs’ signature sandwich, the Krabby Patty. Squidward is wrath due to his irritability. Sandy Cheeks the diving suit-clad squirrel is pride as she is immensely proud of her native Texas. Patrick is sloth since he is often seen dormant. Gary, SpongeBob’s pet sea snail, is gluttony because his character has little to do other than eat. SpongeBob is a strange variant on lust: though the character is said to be asexual, he seems to have “lust for life” because, depending on the writer(s), he can be too fixated on his job (or even on Squidward) at times.

On the other hand, most episodes where SpongeBob works in his regular job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab restaurant teach young audiences to take pride in hard work and persistence as SpongeBob strives to make the most out of his rather ordinary vocation. Most episodes where Plankton appears draw a clear distinction between good and evil, showing the errors of stealing and conducting business through illegitimate means as Plankton’s schemes to outcompete Mr. Krabs, the more competent businessman, or steal his Krabby Patty recipe backfire. Lastly, depending on the writer(s), Krabs can serve as a surrogate father-figure to SpongeBob, teaching him to stay out of danger and not to act so impulsively as he usually does. In addition, one episode advocates against gun control and showing the fallacy against the premise,[8] and another episode promotes self-sufficiency and mocks the welfare state.[9]

Squirrel and Hedgehog 1977 (North Korea) YouTube (Outside North Korea) NR The cartoon was created by the North Koreans as unsubtle propaganda for their Communist ideology, and in particular promoting the Kim Dynasty, and also showcases a significant amount of bloodshed by the heroes. That being said, however, its style in trying to propagate Communist values also unintentionally ends up promoting American and Western values due to the main villains, several wolves and other carnivorous creatures, being depicted as extremely competent and imposing and wielding high-tech weaponry, as well as the "heroes", despite being shown as herbivorous animals, being shown as particularly violent, as well as being more effeminate and crying a lot of the time thus unintentionally exposing the real horrors of communist ideology as well, with several of the viewers when it aired outside North Korea nearly forty years afterwards liking the villains more than the heroes and specifically citing how the villains were depicted as extremely competent as a reason.
Supergirl (first season only) 2015–2016 CBS (first season) The show had some liberal elements, such as promoting the feminist agenda to some extent, and also having a degree of forced multiculturalism (eg, turning Jimmy Olsen into a black man when he was originally a red-headed Caucasian in the comics). However, it also has some conservative elements to the show, namely pro-family messages, as well as the character Cat Grant in one episode expressing some regret for the fact that, when she got pregnant out of wedlock, she chose her career over her child (it should be noted that this would have been against the feminist agenda, since adherents to feminism generally reject any indication that a woman can't be satisfied by anything besides a career, especially being satisfied with having children and/or holding any remorse for giving up their child in favor of their careers.). In addition, environmentalism is depicted in a more negative manner due to the main villains, surviving Kryptonian prisoners at Fort Rozz, being sentenced there due to engaging in environmental terrorism in an attempt to save Krypton, and Kara Zor-El's uncle, Non, being an unrepentant mass murderer. The two-part season finale also dealt with the main villains' plan, Myriad, which involved mass mind-control which likewise had those affected by it making statements that eerily paralleled the statements made by liberal ideology.[10] Note that this only applies with the first season of Supergirl, as starting with the second season upon its move to the CW, it went hard-left in its political and social views (see its entry in Worst Liberal TV Shows for more information).
The Twilight Zone 1959-1964 (original run) CBS A recurring theme is that the selfish and the self-centered eventually lose what they sought to gain; hosted by Rod Serling. Examples of conservative episodes include:
  • "The Prime Mover" (episode 57, March 24, 1961)[11]
  • "The Mirror" (episode 71, October 20, 1961), a scathing criticism of Communism and the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba; starred a pre-Columbo Peter Falk as Ramos Clemente, a Latin American Communist revolutionary-turned-dictator based on Castro.

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