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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Children's Television Series TV series.

The very best children's television series shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest children's television series shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular children's television series TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining children's television series show of all time is. Don't let your favorite children's television series television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of children's television series television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

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This list answers the questions, "What is the best children's television series show of all time?" and "What are the greatest children's television series shows?"

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The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Tom and Jerry Show Tom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole The Tom and Jerry Show, also known as The New Tom and Jerry Show, is an animated television series produced for Saturday mornings by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with ...more

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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
ZacharyGolus added Looney Tunes Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie ...more

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe Scooby Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo. Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, it premiered on CBS ...more

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Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Phineas and Ferb Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series ...more

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The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The ...more

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Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Blue's Clues Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development ...more

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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Arthur J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for the Public Broadcasting Service. The show is set in the fictional ...more

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Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
JenAnistonFriends added Wizards of Waverly Place Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena ...more

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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Drake & Josh Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove Drake and Josh are two guys with different personalities. REALLY different. Going to the same school is about the only thing they have in common. But that's about to change--in a BIG way. See, ...more

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The Suite Life on Deck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Suite Life on Deck Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song The Suite Life on Deck is an American sitcom that aired on Disney Channel from September 26, 2008 to May 6, 2011. It is a sequel/spin-off of the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of ...more

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Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc. Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is the eleventh incarnation of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo animated series, and the first incarnation not to be first-run on Saturday mornings. The series is ...more

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Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Clifford's Puppy Days Lara Jill Miller, Henry Winkler, Masiela Lusha Clifford's Puppy Days is a short-lived animated children's television series that originally aired on Both PBS and PBS Kids from 15 September 2003 to 13 October 2004. A prequel to the original ...more

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Baby Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Baby Looney Tunes Sam Vincent, June Foray, Terry Klassen Baby Looney Tunes is an American animated television series showing the Looney Tunes characters as babies: it is not meant to be taken into canon with the original Looney Tunes. It was produced ...more

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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Sesame Street Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated ...more

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Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Bob the Builder Chris Evans, Richard Briers, Greg Proops Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion ...more

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Franklin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Franklin Noah Reid, Elizabeth Saunders, Leah Renee Franklin is a Canadian children's animated television series, based on the Franklin the Turtle books by Brenda Clark and Paulette Bourgeois. It was produced by Nelvana, and aired on Treehouse TV ...more

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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Muppet Show Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 ...more

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The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Care Bears Mickey Rooney, Tara Strong, Melleny Brown The Care Bears is an animated television series based on the Care Bears franchise, which aired between 1985 and 1988 in syndication; on the ABC network, The CBN Family Channel from 1988 to 1990, ...more

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Bear in the Big Blue House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Bear in the Big Blue House Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz, Vicki Eibner Bear in the Big Blue House is an American children's television series created by Mitchell Kriegman and produced by The Jim Henson Company for Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney preschool ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in ...more

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Avatar: The Last Airbender Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more

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The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Jetsons George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962 to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in ...more

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The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Land Before Time Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett, Nika Futterman The Land Before Time is an American animated television series, based on the Land Before Time film series created by Judy Freudberg and Tony Geiss. It was developed for television by Ford Riley ...more

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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Teen Titans Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes Teen Titans is an American TV show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, that premiered on Cartoon Network and The WB in 2003. It is based primarily on the run of stories by Marv ...more

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Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Courage the Cowardly Dog Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more

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Recess is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Recess Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere. The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates ...more

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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Ben 10 Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith Ben 10 is an American animated series created by Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series is about a 10-year-old boy named Ben Tennyson who gets a watch-like alien ...more

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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Batman: The Animated Series Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more

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Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Danny Phantom David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins Danny Phantom is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. It was distributed by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. ...more

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Dora the Explorer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Dora the Explorer Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried ...more

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Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille Animaniacs is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. Television and produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Animaniacs is the second animated ...more

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Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Codename: Kids Next Door Dee Bradley Baker, Ben Diskin, Lauren Tom Codename: Kids Next Door, also known as Kids Next Door or by its initials KND, is an American animated television series created by Tom Warburton for Cartoon Network, and the thirteenth of the ...more

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Ben 10: Alien Force is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Ben 10: Alien Force Yuri Lowenthal, Dee Bradley Baker, Ashley Johnson Ben 10: Alien Force is an American animated television series created by team Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It takes place five years after Ben 10. The series premiered ...more

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Bill Nye the Science Guy Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson, Bill Nye Bill Nye the Science Guy is a live action educational television program that originally aired from September 10, 1993 to June 20, 1998 and was hosted by Bill Nye. The show aired on PBS Kids and ...more

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Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Ed, Edd n Eddy Matt Hill, Tommy Karlsen, Sam Vincent Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves ...more

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Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Yuri Lowenthal, Ashley Johnson, Dee Bradley Baker Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is an American animated television series – the third entry in Cartoon Network's Ben 10 franchise created by team Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. ...more

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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Christina Lange A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is the eighth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. This spin-off of the original show was created by Tom Ruegger and premiered on ...more

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All Grown Up! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
All Grown Up! Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie All Grown Up, also known as Rugrats: All Grown Up, is an animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó for Nickelodeon. After the success of All Growed Up, ...more

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Disney's House of Mouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Disney's House of Mouse Wayne Allwine, Bill Farmer, Rod Roddy Disney's House of Mouse is an American animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, that originally aired from 2001 to 2003. On September 2, 2002, an all night ...more

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Babar the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Babar the Elephant Babar the Elephant is a fictional character who first appeared in the French children's book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff in 1931, and enjoyed immediate success. An English-language ...more

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The Emperor's New School is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Emperor's New School J.P. Manoux, Patrick Warburton, Curtis Armstrong The Emperor's New School is an American animated television series that aired on Disney Channel. The show is based on the characters from The Emperor's New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel ...more

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters ...more

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
X-Men Scott Porter, Cam Clarke, Jennifer Hale The X-Men are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki (Armor). There, they confront the U-Men, a lunatic ...more

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Sonny with a Chance is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
JenAnistonFriends added Sonny with a Chance Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight Sonny with a Chance is an American sitcom which aired on Disney Channel, created by Steve Marmel. The series follows the experiences of teenager Sonny Munroe, portrayed by Demi Lovato, who ...more

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Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Barney & Friends Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Tory Green Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8. The series, which first aired on April 6, 1992, features the title character Barney, a purple ...more

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The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Lou Albano, Harvey Atkin, John Stocker The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is an American television series based upon Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2 video games. It was originally broadcast via first-run ...more

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American Dragon: Jake Long is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
American Dragon: Jake Long Eddie Guzelian, Jeff Goode, Matthew Negrete American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series. It was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Jeff Goode. It premiered on Disney Channel on January 21, ...more

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Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Cyberchase Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Jacqueline Pillon Cyberchase is an American animated television series that premiered on January 21, 2002, on PBS Kids. The series focuses around three earth kids, Jackie, Matt, and Inez, who are brought into ...more

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Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush Little House on the Prairie, also known as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, is a five-hour miniseries which was broadcast on ABC as part of The Wonderful World of Disney ...more