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. You don't even have to be young to enjoy teen shows- for many adults, TV shows for teens are a guilty pleasure we just can't get enough of.

What are some good teen TV dramas? 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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    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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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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    Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

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    Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord

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    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

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    Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

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    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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    Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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    Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

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    Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

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    Gregg Sulkin, Katie Stevens, Michael J. Willett

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren

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    Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage

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    Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero

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    Charisma Carpenter, Helen Slater, Alexandra Chando

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    Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

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    Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

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    Darryll D.B. Walsh

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    Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

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    Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

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    Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

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    Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs

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    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

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    Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

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    Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

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    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

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    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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    Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro

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    Clark Duke, Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer

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    Alexis Denisof, Vanessa Morgan, Cynthia Watros

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    Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan

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    Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry

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