8 Immigrant Family Stories Being Told on TV Right Now (PHOTOS)

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Little America (Apple)

The newly-announced show will be an anthology series of immigration stories, from the people who brought you The Big Sick, Master of None, and SMILF.

'Party of Five' creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman (Alberto E. Rodriguez & Imeh Akpanudosen for Getty Images)

Party of Five (Freeform)

The creators of the ’90s family drama, Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, are taking a new approach with the reboot—instead of killing off the parents of the Beundias kids, they’re deporting them.

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Roswell (The CW)

Kevin Kelly Brown, who produced the original early ’00s series, is revamping the show with an immigration twist.


Master of None (Netflix)

This Emmy-winning series focuses on Dev (Aziz Ansari), an actor trying to make it in New York City. By featuring his real-life Indian parents on the show, Ansari proves that the American dream isn’t a myth.

Fresh Off The Boat
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Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

Based on the book by Eddie Huang, the series about an Asian American family during the ’90s is something that resonates with many across the country.

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One Day at a Time (Netflix)

The Netflix remake of the ’70s original follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living under one roof.

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The Fosters (Freeform)

The show about a blended foster family has featured storylines like a DACA recipient facing deportation.

Jane the Virgin
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Jane the Virgin (The CW)

Styled like a telenovela, the story of Jane and her traditional Latin-American family brings the laughs and tears.

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As more and more shows get picked up at networks, there’s a clear trend developing—stories focused on immigrant families.

Immigration wasn’t always part of the conversation on sitcoms and family dramas, but with shows like Jane the Virgin and Master of None blazing a trail with examples of first-generation Americans, audiences have come to welcome these diverse stories.

And now, we have even more diverse family programming on the way. There’s Apple’s recently-ordered anthology series, Little America, penned by spouses Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, who recently co-wrote The Big Sick. Plus, even reboots like Party of Five and Roswell are tackling the topic.

Click through our gallery above for all of the current and coming programming.