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 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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    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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    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

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    Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong

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    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

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    Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

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    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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    Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Gregg Sulkin, Katie Stevens, Michael J. Willett

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    Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

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    Charisma Carpenter, Helen Slater, Alexandra Chando

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    Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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    Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

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    Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

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    Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren

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    Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

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    Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell

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    Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero

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    Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Ashton Moio

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    Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage

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    Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

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    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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    Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

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    Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

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    Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

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    Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

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    Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs

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    Darryll D.B. Walsh

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    Clark Duke, Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer

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    Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro

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    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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    Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

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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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    Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas

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    Erica Dasher, Nick Roux, Rowly Dennis

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