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List Rules 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. You might also enjoy best teen romance movies streaming on Netflix. 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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+ - 25,226 8,226
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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2
+ - 23,855 7,774
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

3
+ - 19,333 6,291
Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

4
+ - 19,736 5,185
Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Gossip Girl Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

5
+ - 12,415 5,400
One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

6
+ - 9,596 5,965
Glee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Glee Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

7
+ - 11,709 3,915
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

8
+ - 8,421 4,889
90210 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Beverly Hills 90210 Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord

9
+ - 5,586 3,419
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

10
+ - 9,857 4,388
Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Awkward. Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed

11
+ - 7,988 2,520
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

12
+ - 7,037 3,410
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

13
+ - 5,673 3,151
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

14
+ - 7,832 3,656
Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Switched at Birth Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

15
+ - 7,023 3,154
The Carrie Diaries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Carrie Diaries AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong

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16
+ - 4,702 3,153
The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The O.c. Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

17
+ - 6,579 3,091
The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Secret Circle Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

18
+ - 5,337 1,735
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

19
+ - 4,237 1,082
Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Wizards of Waverly Place Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

20
+ - 4,275 2,213
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

21
+ - 6,067 3,294
The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

22
+ - 3,631 3,376
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

23
+ - 4,321 2,310
Faking It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Faking It Gregg Sulkin, Katie Stevens, Michael J. Willett

24
+ - 3,363 1,284
H2O: Just Add Water is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
H2O: Just Add Water Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren

25
+ - 3,179 1,533
Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Girl Meets World Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage

26
+ - 3,198 1,244
Young & Hungry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Young & Hungry Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero

27
+ - 4,839 3,146
The Lying Game is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Lying Game Charisma Carpenter, Helen Slater, Alexandra Chando

28
+ - 2,798 1,189
Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

29
+ - 2,625 717
Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Shadowhunters Darryll D.B. Walsh

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30
+ - 3,874 2,299
Twisted is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Twisted Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Ashton Moio

31
+ - 3,355 1,915
The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Tomorrow People Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell

32
+ - 3,720 1,295
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

33
+ - 3,269 1,984
Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Degrassi: The Next Generation Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

34
+ - 2,474 2,308
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Veronica Mars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

35
+ - 2,490 1,022
iCarly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
iCarly Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

36
+ - 2,891 2,132
Skins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Skins Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

37
+ - 3,673 1,540
Reign is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Reign Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs

38
+ - 2,287 1,909
Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

39
+ - 2,245 1,842
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

40
+ - 2,383 1,804
Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Beverly Hills 90210 Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

41
+ - 2,553 1,025
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Kim Possible Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

42
+ - 1,438 871
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

43
+ - 1,681 1,612
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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44
+ - 1,355 1,609
Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Suburgatory Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

45
+ - 1,918 1,038
Red Band Society is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Red Band Society Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro

46
+ - 1,125 333
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

47
+ - 2,614 141
Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

48
+ - 1,646 704
Good Luck Charlie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Good Luck Charlie Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry

49
+ - 1,843 1,869
Greek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Greek Clark Duke, Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer

50
+ - 1,917 991
Dance Academy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Dance Academy Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan