Yeah Dredd, the big hits over here are definately not family friendly. Lost, Grey's Anatomy, both are a bit racy and violent for the younger ones. Heroes might be a bit better, but there is a significant amount of gore and violence in that. I guess the shows like Smallville (about Superboy), Seventh Heaven (still on?), the Gilmore Girls might be more suitible for family watching, but even they have several adult themes that I wouldn't want kids to watch. Forget about HBO, they throw in profanity just to have it said every other word.
Good thing is, you can still watch all the old classics over here pretty easily. They are on reruns everywhere. Good stuff like Quantum Leap, any of the old stuff like I dream of Genie, Bewitched, Get Smart, Green Acres, even the Wonder Years occasionally. Problem is, they tend to be on late at night, so the kids still don't get to watch.
I don't have children yet, but I believe the wife will probably put a lock-down on any TV programs or video games. She thinks Mario Brothers is violent...
"Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet!"
(Kill them all. God will know his own.)
-- Arnaud-Armaury, the Albigensian Crusade