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The Best Current Animated Series Airing Now

Updated May 24, 2021 39.8k votes 8.1k voters 113.0k views34 items

List RulesVote up your favorite cartoons and animated series that are currently airing new episodes.

The slate of current animated series on TV and streaming services is nothing short of spectacular. And here are those shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best current animated series, as a group, is made up of long running animated classics, and new sensations with cult followings. The top current animated series aren't only comedies, these toons are surprisingly action driven as well. Some of these great current animated series even have their own movies!

Which great cartoons will you find on this top current animated series list? Disenchantment is one of the funniest animated series airing today. This Netflix Original stars Abbi Jacobson as Princess Bean, the rebellious and alcoholic princess of Dreamland. Rick and Morty is another great animated series that is currently airing new episodes.

Several of the best current animated series have been on TV for decades. For instance, The Simpsons first premiered all the way back in 1989. Other top cartoons that appear on this good current animated series list include Family Guy, cult favorite Bob's Burgers, and Rick & Morty.

Do you have a favorite animated series that is currently airing new episodes? Vote the best shows up to No. 1 on this list and share your opinion in the comments section. And if you like these shows, check out our list of the best adult cartoons and vote up the best 2010s animated series.

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    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    PremieredDecember 2, 2013

    Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily influenced...  more
  • 2
    1,714
    1,264

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    PremieredJanuary 9, 2011

    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, Gene...  more
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    1,413
    1,154

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    PremieredMay 1, 1999

    SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon, 1999) is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures...  more
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    1,493
    1,259

    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    PremieredDecember 17, 1989

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the...  more
  • 5
    1,651
    1,468

    South Park

    Trey Parker, Matt Stone

    PremieredAugust 13, 1997

    South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre...  more
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    1,279
    1,190

    Archer

    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer

    PremieredJanuary 14, 2010

    Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are...  more
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    The Owl House

    Sarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick

    Premiered2020

    The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television series. A teenager finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a...  more
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    377
    212

    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell

    PremieredNovember 29, 2019

    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television series based on the DC Comics character. After breaking up with the Joker, harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco)...  more
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    555
    340

    Hilda

    Bella Ramsey, Daisy Haggard

    Premiered2018

    Hilda (Netflix, 2018) is an animated television series based on the comic book series by Luke Pearson. The adventures of fearless Hilda (Bella Ramsey), a blue-haired girl who along her deerfox Twig...  more
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    329
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    Carmen Sandiego

    Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard

    PremieredJanuary 18, 2019

    Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The origin story of globe-hopping master thief, Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez). ...  more
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    519
    427

    Final Space

    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen

    Premiered2018

    Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series created by Olan Rogers. An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark on...  more
  • 12
    1,359
    1,435

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    PremieredJanuary 31, 1999

    Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their...  more
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    Disenchantment

    Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon

    PremieredAugust 17, 2018

    Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon),...  more
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    1,192
    1,264

    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    PremieredFebruary 6, 2005

    American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first television...  more
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    577
    534

    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

    Cristina "Vee" Valenzuela, Bryce Papenbrook

    PremieredOctober 19, 2015

    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat Noir) is a French CGI action/adventure animated series produced by Zagtoon and Method Animation. The...  more
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    160
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    The Midnight Gospel

    Duncan Trussell, Phil Hendrie

    PremieredApril 20, 2020

    The Midnight Gospel (Netflix, 2020) is an adult animated comedy adventure television series created by Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell. Clancy, a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse...  more
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    216
    184

    Marvel's Spider-Man

    Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey

    PremieredAugust 19, 2017

    Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate...  more
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    450
    415

    Rugrats

    Nicole Byer, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered2021

    Rugrats (Paramount+, 2021) is an American animated children's series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain and is a reboot of the original 1991 series of the same name. The series...  more
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    The Loud House

    Grant Palmer, Collin Dean

    PremieredMay 2, 2016

    The Loud House (Nickelodeon, 2016) is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino. As the only boy and middle child, Lincoln Loud makes creative plans to improve his life living...  more
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    228
    202

    Housebroken

    Lisa Kudrow, Clea DuVall

    PremieredMay 31, 2021

    Housebroken (Fox, 2021) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Jennifer Crittenden, Clea DuVall, and Gabrielle Allan. A dog named Honey who runs group therapy sessions to help neighborhood...  more
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    47
    24

    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    PremieredNovember 26, 2010

    Young Justice (Cartoon Network, 2010) is an American action adventure superhero animation series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman and based on the comic book series of the same name. The...  more
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    Robot Chicken

    Seth Green, Matthew Senreich

    PremieredFebruary 20, 2005

    Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion...  more
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    52
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    Solar Opposites

    Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

    PremieredMay 8, 2020

    Solar Opposites (Hulu, 2020) is an animated comedy television series created by Mike McMahan and Justin Roiland. A family of aliens move to middle America, where they debate whether life is better...  more
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    Castlevania

    Richard Armitage, James Callis

    PremieredJuly 7, 2017

    Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont (Richard...  more
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    RWBY

    Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman

    Premiered2013

    RWBY is an anime-styled American CG-animated web-series created by the Rooster Teeth Productions' animation studio. The series is created and directed by animator Monty Oum. Episodes are released...  more