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The Best Teen Shows of the 2010s

Updated July 13, 2020 42.7k votes 2.3k voters 29.5k views81 items

List RulesVote up the best young adult shows that aired in the 2010s

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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    Ross Lynch, Laura Marano

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