DVD Release Date11 Best TV Shows Highlighting Single Dads in 2023

11 Best TV Shows Highlighting Single Dads in 2023

11 Best TV Shows Highlighting Single Dads in 2023

Dads are pretty amazing, and there are some seriously awesome TV shows that capture the comedy and heart of being a single father.

Being a single dad raising daughters definitely has its fair share of challenges, but it also leads to timeless and relatable television. Whether it’s the classic Full House or the modern Kenan, these sitcoms nail the highs and lows of single dad life. Sometimes, the dad is just one piece of a bigger puzzle, like in Arrested Development, but he still takes center stage. Amidst all the chaos, it’s ultimately a show about a single dad and his son.

But single dad shows aren’t just limited to sitcoms. Take a look at shows like Stranger Things and Wolf Like Me, where the father-daughter relationships are just as vital to the story as the supernatural elements. These shows prove that the bond between a single dad and his child can be a powerful driving force.

Now, we’re curious to hear your thoughts! Which TV shows about single dads do you think are the absolute best? Share your favorites and see how they stack up. And hey, don’t forget to explore the world of fantastic shows about single moms too!

1. The Nanny

The Nanny
Actors: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Lauren Lane, Daniel Davis, Nicholle Tom

Premiered: November 3, 1993

2. Full House

Full House
Actors: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin

Premiered: September 22, 1987

3. Silver Spoons

Silver Spoons
Actors: Ricky Schroder, Joel Higgins, Alfonso Ribeiro, Erin Gray

Premiered: September 25, 1982

4. Shameless

Starring: William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kenney, and Ethan Cutkosky.

Premiered: December 12, 2010

5. Arrested Development

Arrested Development
Actors: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat

Premiered: November 2, 2003

6. Stranger Things

Stranger Things
Actors: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo

Premiered: July 15, 2016

7. Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai
Starring: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan

Premiered: May 2, 2018

8. Kenan

Actors: Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, Dani Lane, Dannah Lane

Premiered: February 16, 2021

9. Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

Everything's Gonna Be Okay
Actors: Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Adam Faison, Maeve Press

Premiered: January 16, 2020

10. B Positive

B Positive
Actors: Thomas Middleditch, Annaleigh Ashford, Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Izzy G.

Premiered: November 5, 2020

11. The Upshaws

The Upshaws
Actors: Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes, Kim Fields, Gabrielle Dennis, Page Kennedy

Premiered: May 12, 2021