8 Shows With TV's Most Complicated Families Right Now

Meredith Jacobs
TV Complicated Families Supernatural Station 19 Prodigal Son
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Some of the best families — biologically related or not — on TV are messy.

Take, for instance, MacGyver. Angus (Lucas Till) and his family would easily have counted as one of the most complicated on TV ... until both his father, James, a.k.a. fellow operative Oversight (Tate Donovan), and his aunt Gwendolyn Hayes (Jeri Ryan), who was heading up the villainous group Codex, died. And Fox's fall offering, Filthy Rich — in which, following the patriarch's (Gerald McRaney) death, his family learns he had three other children and included them in his will — would fit the bill as well.

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But while we wait for our favorites to return to our TV screens, we're rounding up the families that keep us glued to our seats with their drama, darkness, secrets, and more, from Council of Dads to Prodigal Son. (Often times, all of those things are why we love these families.)