Entertainment The Best Children's TV Shows  

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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of shows, like Batibot and Blue's Clues, in it.

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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
24nnaikar1 added Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more

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422 169
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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388 160
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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317 123
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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365 152
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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322 131
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
ZacharyGolus added 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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306 126
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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293 120
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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235 94
Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
JenAnistonFriends added 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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238 99
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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268 121
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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218 92
Franklin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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223 96
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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213 90
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
Mickey Rooney, Tara Strong, Melleny Brown
The Care Bears, also called The Care Bears Family, is an animated television series based on the Care Bears franchise, which aired between 1985 and 1988 in syndication; on the ABC network, The ...more

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197 81
The Suite Life on Deck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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226 99
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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195 83
Bear in the Big Blue House is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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259 123
Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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204 94
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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220 114
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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189 101
Baby Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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161 87
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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158 85
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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139 73
The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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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146 81
Recess is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's TV Shows
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