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The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s 

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Updated July 13, 2020 32.7k votes 2.1k voters 26.7k views 81 items

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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

Premiered: 2010

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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

Premiered: 2007

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

Premiered: 2009

Glee (Fox, 2009) is an American musical comedy-drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of ...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

Premiered: 2016

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

Premiered: 2007

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

Premiered: 2013

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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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

Premiered: 2003

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
NichelleAlexandria added KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

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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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly

Premiered: 2013

The Fosters (Freeform, 2013) is an American drama television series created by Bradley Bredeweig and Peter Paige. Teenager Callie Jacob (Maia Mitchell) is placed in a foster home with a lesbian ...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

Premiered: 2009

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

Premiered: 2017

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

Premiered: 2011

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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

Premiered: 2011

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Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

Premiered: 2011

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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

Premiered: 2013

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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

Premiered: 2011

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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

Premiered: 2018

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2013

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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Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed

Premiered: 2011

Awkward (MTV, 2011) is an American teen comedy series created by Lauren Iungerich. After being mistaken as a suicidal teen, social outcast Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) starts blogging about ...more

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90210 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds

Premiered: 2008

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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

Premiered: 2018

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A.N.T. Farm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick, Jake Short

Premiered: 2011

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Lab Rats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Will Forte, Kelli Berglund, Hal Sparks

Premiered: 2012

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Premiered: 2019

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Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
Ana Golja, Ricardo Hoyos, Stefan Brogren
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