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The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s

Updated July 13, 2020 44.9k votes 2.2k voters 27.6k views81 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
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    Pretty Little Liars

    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson

    Premiered2010

    Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, 2010) is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    iCarly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    iCarly

    Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy

    Premiered2007

    iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 3
    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

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    Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Gossip Girl

    Blake Lively, Leighton Meester

    Premiered2007

    Gossip Girl (The CW, 2007) is an American teen drama television series created by Josh... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Glee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Glee

    Lea Michele, Jane Lynch

    Premiered2009

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    The Originals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

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  • 7
    Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Premiered2017

    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    One Tree Hill

    Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty

    Premiered2003

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    The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    The Fosters

    Teri Polo, Sherri Saum

    Premiered2013

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    Big Time Rush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Big Time Rush

    Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow

    Premiered2009

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    13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Premiered2017

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    Austin & Ally is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Austin & Ally

    Ross Lynch, Laura Marano

    Premiered2011

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    Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Switched at Birth

    Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc

    Premiered2011

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    Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Teen Wolf

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien

    Premiered2011

    Teen Wolf (MTV, 2011) is an American teen drama series developed by Jeff Davis, and is loosely... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Legacies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Legacies

    Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis

    Premiered2018

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    Shameless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

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    Liv and Maddie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Liv and Maddie

    Dove Cameron, Joey Bragg

    Premiered2013

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    The 100 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Premiered2013

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

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    A.N.T. Farm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    A.N.T. Farm

    China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick

    Premiered2011

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    Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Awkward.

    Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff

    Premiered2011

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    90210 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    90210

    Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes

    Premiered2008

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    The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

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    Lab Rats is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Lab Rats

    Will Forte, Kelli Berglund

    Premiered2012

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    Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s
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    Degrassi: Next Class

    Ana Golja, Ricardo Hoyos
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