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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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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
afragano added Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action comics. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as ...more
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Felicity is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley
Felicity is an American prime time television drama series that was created by J. J. Abrams and Matt Reeves and produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for The WB Television ...more
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Sweet Valley High is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Brittany Daniel, Cynthia Daniel, Jason David Frank
Sweet Valley High is an American Live-action comedy-drama series very loosely based on Francine Pascal's book series of the same name. The series ran from September 5, 1994 to October 14, 1997, ...more
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Moesha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk
Moesha is an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996, to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Denise Mitchell, a high school ...more
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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in ...more
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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Vanessa Angel, Lee Tergesen, John Mallory Asher
Weird Science is a mid-1990s American comedy series made for television, based on the 1985 film of the same name.
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California Dreams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Kelly Packard, Michael Cade, Jay Anthony Franke
California Dreams is an American teen-oriented sitcom that aired from 1992 to 1996 on Saturday mornings during NBC's Teen NBC programming block. It was created by writers Brett Dewey and Ronald ...more
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Hang Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Dick Butkus, Anthony Anderson, Jay Hernandez
Hang Time is an American teen sitcom that aired on NBC from September 9, 1995 to December 16, 2000 as part of the network's Saturday morning program block for teenagers, TNBC. Created by Troy ...more
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Parker Lewis Can't Lose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten
Parker Lewis Can't Lose is an American teen sitcom that originally aired on FOX from September 1990 to June 1993. During the last season, the series sported the simpler title Parker Lewis. The ...more
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The Journey of Allen Strange is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 1990s Teen Shows
rjay Smith, Erin J. Dean, Shane Sweet
The Journey of Allen Strange is an American television series that aired on Nickelodeon's SNICK block of programming for three seasons from 1997 to 2000.