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The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s 

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A huge demographic that TV shows need to reach out to is young adults. Teens love TV. What they love even more is TV targeted at them about things that they are interested in. These are the best 2010s teen shows, ranked from best to worst by teenage TV watchers everywhere. Some of these teen series follow the relationship drama of the popular kids and the not-so-popular kids, while others revolve around high school underdogs singing their hearts out in show choir competitions. 

What shows belong on this best 2010s teen shows list? From 2009 – 2015, Glee reigned supreme as the number 1 teen show. Following a diverse class of students of a fictitious glee club, this wonderful young adult show tackled the topics that are important to high school students across America. One Tree Hill is another good teen show that aired in the 2010s, ending in 2012 after premiering in 2003.

Based on the highly-successful Sex and the City series, The Carrie Diaries gave viewers a glimpse in to Carrie Bradshaw's life as a teen. Other great young adult series that appear on this top 2010s teen shows list include Reign, Awkward., and Pretty Little Liars. The best 2010s teen shows aren't all about modern-day teenagers - some top teen shows of the 2010s include science fiction series like The 100, teen urban fantasy like Teen Wolf, and teen superhero shows such as Cloak & Dagger.

What is the best teen TV show of the 2010s? Give your favorite shows a thumbs up and share your thoughts in the comments section!

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale
Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more

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iCarly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress
iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates ...more

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Glee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley
Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly
The Fosters is an American family drama television series that airs on the ABC Family network in the United States and ABC Spark in Canada. The series follows the lives of the titular Foster ...more

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Big Time Rush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega
Big Time Rush is an American television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from November 28, 2009 until July 25, 2013. It was created by Scott Fellows. and focused on the Hollywood ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh
13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more

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Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie
Switched at Birth is an American teen/family drama television series that premiered on ABC Family on June 6, 2011, at 9:00 ET/PT. The one-hour scripted drama is set in the Kansas City ...more

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Austin & Ally is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Raini Rodriguez
Austin & Ally is an American teen sitcom which first aired on the Disney Channel on December 2, 2011. The series was created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, the writers and producers of ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden
Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more

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Liv and Maddie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Dove Cameron, Joey Bragg, Tenzing Norgay Trainor
Liv and Maddie is an American teen sitcom created by John Beck and Ron Hart and produced by It's a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel. The series stars Dove Cameron as two identical twins with ...more
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky
Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more

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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant
Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more
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90210 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord
90210 is an American teen drama television series, developed by Rob Thomas, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, that aired on The CW from September 2, 2008 to May 13, 2013. It is the fourth series in the ...more

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Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed
Awkward is an American teen comedy series created by Lauren Iungerich for MTV. The show's central character is Jenna Hamilton, a Palos Verdes, California, teenager who struggles with her ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell
The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
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Diary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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Diary is an American documentary television series that premiered February 16, 2000, on MTV. The show's opening titles begin with the slogan "You think you know ... but you have no
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A.N.T. Farm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick, Jake Short
A.N.T. Farm is an American teen sitcom which originally aired on Disney Channel from May 6, 2011 to March 21, 2014. It first aired on May 6, 2011, as a special one-episode preview and continued ...more
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Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Ana Golja, Ricardo Hoyos, Stefan Brogren
Degrassi: Next Class is a 2016 Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi Universe, the fifth series in the Degrassi franchise. Like its predecessors, the series follows an ...more
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Lab Rats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Will Forte, Kelli Berglund, Hal Sparks
Lab Rats is an American television sitcom that premiered on February 27, 2012 on Disney XD, which focuses on the life of teenager Leo Dooley, whose mother, Tasha, marries billionaire genius ...more