I recently queried folks on my facebook page about TV shows they knew of that have no characters with children, or shows that don’t involve pregnancy or children (at least so far), and people responded with more shows than I expected!
Here’s the list so far with links so you can them check out if you are not already familiar with a show–
Burn Notice, White Collar, Perfect Couples, Stargate, Warehouse 13, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Royal Pains, Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS, Psych, Covert Affairs, Seinfeld (reruns), Taxi (reruns) Spooks, The Mentalist, CSI, Rules of Engagement, Lost Girl, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Leverage, Human Target, The Defenders, Harry’s Law, The Chicago Code, The Good Guys, Nikita, The Closer.
What others can you think of (besides news shows and the like) ? Do you see trends in the kind of shows that do not involved parenthood or kids, e.g., sci-fi, cop shows?
Now these shows may not involved pregnancy and kids, but that does not necessarily mean they always will, or that the characters are necessarily childfree.
So even better, are there any shows with no kids that, as Firecracker Mandy puts it, have characters that are “vocally childfree” and the show portrays their lives as “awesome?”
That might be trickier…do you think? I don’t know of any. In any case, I am pleased that there seem to be more shows out there than I thought that are not child-centric…