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The Best 1990s Teen Shows 

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List Rules Vote up the best shows that aired in the '90s for an audience of teenagers and young adults.

The '90s are one of the greatest decades in TV history. There was top-tier programming in just about every TV subgenre. These are the best 90s teen shows, ranked from best to worst angsty teens everywhere. Some top 90s teen series follow the ups and downs of dating in high school, while others are about young adults that are forced to save the world from supernatural forces. 

What series will you find on this best 1990s teen shows list? My So Called Life was a great young adult series that defined the grunge era. AIDS, teen pregnancy, and suicide are just a few of the heavy topics that Angela Chase (Claire Danes) and her friends dealt with throughout the course of the short-lived series. Beverly Hills, 90210 is another great teen show that aired in the 1990s. 

'90s teen viewers synchronized their Swatches so that they never missed an episode of Parker Lewis Can't Lose. Other good young adult programs that are featured on this top '90s teen shows list include Dawson's Creek, Felicity, and Moesha.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

Premiered: 1990

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

Premiered: 1993

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Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond

Premiered: 1989

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

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Sabrina, the Teenage Wit... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

Premiered: 1996

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Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

Premiered: 1990

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

Premiered: 1998

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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams

Premiered: 1998

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My So-Called Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Claire Danes, Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz

Premiered: 1994

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

Premiered: 1988

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

Premiered: 1999

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Daria is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo

Premiered: 1997

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry

Premiered: 1994

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Clarissa Explains It All... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

Premiered: 1991

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

Premiered: 1996

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Blossom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ, Joey Lawrence

Premiered: 1990

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Kenan & Kel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Vanessa Baden

Premiered: 1996

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Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell

Premiered: 1994

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
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Premiered: 1996

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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery

Premiered: 1989

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy

Premiered: 1987

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Salute Your Shorts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Amy Jo Johnson

Premiered: 1991

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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
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Premiered: 1999

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The Secret World of Alex... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Larisa Oleynik, Darris Love, Michael Blakley

Premiered: 1994

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Hey Dude is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Christine Taylor, David Lascher, David Brisbin

Premiered: 1989

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