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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  1. 1
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    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

  2. 2
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    Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

  3. 3
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    Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

  4. 4
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    Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

  5. 5
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    One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

  6. 6
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    Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed

  7. 7
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    The Originals is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by abby3314
    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

  8. 8
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    Beverly Hills 90210 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by veronic
    Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord

  9. 9
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    Glee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

  10. 10
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    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by menna-essam
    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

  11. 11
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    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by 17hels
    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

  12. 12
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    The 100 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by elisebrun44
    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

  13. 13
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    The Carrie Diaries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by Robert Wabash
    AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong

  14. 14
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    Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

  15. 15
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    Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by Robert Wabash
    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

  16. 16
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    Faking It is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Gregg Sulkin, Katie Stevens, Michael J. Willett

  17. 17
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    often listed & added by Robert Wabash
    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

  18. 18
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    The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

  19. 19
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    The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

  20. 20
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    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by JoanneFares
    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

  21. 21
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    The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

  22. 22
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    The Lying Game is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Charisma Carpenter, Helen Slater, Alexandra Chando

  23. 23
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    Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by Robert Wabash
    Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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    Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

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    Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

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    Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks
    Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

  26. 26
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    Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

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    Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage

  27. 27
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    Young & Hungry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero

  28. 28
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    Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by Robert Wabash
    Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

  29. 29
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    Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by LanaYoshii
    Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

  30. 30
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    H2O: Just Add Water is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by dalila-perez
    Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren

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    Skins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    often listed & added by Robert Wabash
    Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

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    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

  33. 33
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    iCarly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

  34. 34
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    Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

  35. 35
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    Twisted is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Ashton Moio

  36. 36
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    Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

  37. 37
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    The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell

  38. 38
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    Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by ChristineMejlbo
    Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

  39. 39
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    Beverly Hills 90210 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by carlybobarly
    Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

  40. 40
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    Reign is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by manahilsheikh.hg
    Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs

  41. 41
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    Red Band Society is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by elisebrun44
    Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro

  42. 42
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    Greek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    often listed & added by Robert Wabash
    Clark Duke, Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer

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    iZombie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

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    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

  44. 44
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    Dance Academy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by Joanna Duong
    Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan

  45. 45
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    Good Luck Charlie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry

  46. 46
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    Jane by Design is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Erica Dasher, Nick Roux, Rowly Dennis

  47. 47
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    Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows


    Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

  48. 48
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    Finding Carter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by georgia12345
    Alexis Denisof, Vanessa Morgan, Cynthia Watros

  49. 49
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    Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by Robert Wabash
    Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas

  50. 50
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    Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

    added by carlybobarly
    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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