The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

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List Criteria: Any drama series in which the main characters and target audience are primarily teens.

Ranker here are the very best teen drama shows on television, ranked from best to worst. Popular teen drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining teen drama show of all time is. Teenage TV shows aren't always just for teens, some are good in their own right, with fans of all ages! This list of the greatest teen drama shows ranks the best, based on the votes of the community (and you!) and also includes pictures from the shows, when available.

What are some good teen TV shows? Don't let your favorite teen drama television programs fall to the bottom of the list – be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of teen drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, when available. Shows include everything from Roswell to Saved by the Bell, and even some romantic TV series that are great for teens and young adults.

What is the best teen drama show of all time? What are the greatest teen drama shows? From TV shows for teenage girls, teen romance TV shows and all around good TV shows to watch for teenagers, this list lets your rank your favorites in this genre. What are your favorite young adult TV shows? Vote and rerank below to channel your inner teenager and let the world know!
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    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

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    Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

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    Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

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    Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

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    Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

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    Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

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    Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

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    Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

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