3 Daytime Shows the Whole Family Can Watch

Michael Logan
Goldie and Bear on Disney Junior
Disney Junior

At home with kids and looking for something wholesome to watch? Tune into these three shows that are appropriate for all ages.

Goldie & Bear

GOLDIE & BEAR - "Goldie & Bear," a fairy tale-inspired adventure series for preschoolers premiering in Fall 2015, follows the fairytale adventures of newfound friends Goldie and Bear, following the renowned porridge incident of "Goldilocks and The Three Bears." (Disney Junior) BEAR, GOLDIE

We all know Goldilocks illegally entered the home of the Three Bears, ate their porridge, broke a chair and crashed in Baby Bear’s bed. But what happened after that? Turns out, the little burglar realized she’d screwed up big time and came back to apologize! Aimed at kids 2 through 7, Goldie & Bear puts a fresh spin on timeless fairy tales and nursery rhymes—others include Humpty Dumpty, The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood—to illustrate the importance of friendship and community. “In the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack and the Giant are antagonists, but in our world, we explore them as pals,” notes executive producer Chris Gilligan (Frankenweenie). “We’ll also connect the dots from story to story. What the Giant wears on his feet just might help the Little Old Lady Who Lives in a Shoe.”

Goldie & Bear, Series premiere, November, Disney Junior

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The Inspectors


CBS kills in the primetime ratings with its procedural crime dramas. Now the network is bringing one to its hit Saturday-morning teen-appeal lineup. The Inspectors focuses on young heartthrob Preston Wainwright (Bret Green), who lost the use of his legs in a car accident, as he fights postal and cyber crime alongside his mom (Jessica Lundy), a veteran U.S. postal inspector. “We’re targeting the teen audience with a show about Internet scams and identity theft because today’s criminals are targeting teens,” says creator and executive producer Dave Morgan. “This is an innovative, ambitious series—as nutritious as it is entertaining—that kids and their parents can watch together and talk about afterward.”

The Inspectors, Series premiere, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:30am/9:30c, CBS

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

A photo from the production of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on 7/7/15, in Stamford, Conn. Photo credit: Lorenzo Bevilaqua-Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution.

A shot at a million bucks is so much better than a rose. Chris Harrison replaces Terry Crews as host of this classic quiz show and claims he’s eager for the chance to stretch. “The Bachelor and The Bachelorette—as much as I love them—don’t require me to do much heavy lifting,” Harrison says. “To show some real personality on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and to drive the game is this TV host’s dream.” Special Harrison-centric theme weeks will include “Bachelor Fan Favorites,” featuring Andrew Firestone, Courtney Robertson, Trista Sutter and other popular contestants of the past, as well as “Eligible Bachelor Week” with real-life single guys who can’t catch a gal. Cracks Harrison: “When they share their disastrous personal stories, you will know exactly why they’re still bachelors!”

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Season premiere, Monday, Sept. 14, Syndicated