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The Best 1990s Teen Shows

Updated May 21, 2020 15.0k votes 1.6k voters 41.6k views35 items

List RulesVote 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.

What is the best 90s Teen Show? Vote up your favorites!
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

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  • 2
    Saved by the Bell
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    Saved by the Bell

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez

    Premiered1989

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  • 3
    Boy Meets World
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    Boy Meets World

    Ben Savage, Rider Strong

    Premiered1993

    Boy Meets World (ABC, 1993) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea

    Premiered1996

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  • 6
    Beverly Hills, 90210
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    Beverly Hills, 90210

    Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty

    Premiered1990

    Beverly Hills, 90210 (Fox, 1990) is an American teen drama television series created by Darren... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    That '70s Show
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    That '70s Show

    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon

    Premiered1998

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  • 8
    Dawson's Creek
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    Dawson's Creek

    James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes

    Premiered1998

    Dawson's Creek (The WB, 1998) is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    My So-Called Life
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    My So-Called Life

    Claire Danes, Bess Armstrong

    Premiered1994

    My So-Called Life (ABC, 1994) is an American teen drama television series created by Winnie... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Wonder Years
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    The Wonder Years

    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria

    Premiered1988

    The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Freaks and Geeks
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    Freaks and Geeks

    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley

    Premiered1999

    Freaks and Geeks (NBC, 1999) is an American teen comedy-drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Daria
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    Daria

    Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes

    Premiered1997

    Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Clarissa Explains It All
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    Clarissa Explains It All

    Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler

    Premiered1991

    Clarissa Explains It All is an American teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. Created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Sister, Sister
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    182

    Sister, Sister

    Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley

    Premiered1994

    Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Blossom
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    Blossom

    Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ

    Premiered1990

    Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from July 5, 1990 to May 22, 1995. Don Reo... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    7th Heaven
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    7th Heaven

    Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks

    Premiered1996

    7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Party of Five
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    Party of Five

    Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf

    Premiered1994

    Party of Five (Fox, 1994) is an American television teen and family drama created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Kenan & Kel
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    Kenan & Kel

    Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell

    Premiered1996

    Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Roswell
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    Roswell

    Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr

    Premiered1999

    Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written... more on Wikipedia
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    Doogie Howser, M.D.
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    Doogie Howser, M.D.

    Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella

    Premiered1989

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    The Secret World of Alex Mack
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    The Secret World of Alex Mack

    Larisa Oleynik, Darris Love

    Premiered1994

    The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from... more on Wikipedia

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    Clueless
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash

    Premiered1996

    Clueless is a television series spun off from the 1995 teen film of the same name. The series... more on Wikipedia

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    A Different World
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    A Different World

    Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison

    Premiered1987

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    Salute Your Shorts
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    Salute Your Shorts

    Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau

    Premiered1991

    Salute Your Shorts is an American comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 1991... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Sweet Valley High
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    Sweet Valley High

    Brittany Daniel, Cynthia Daniel

    Premiered1994

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