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List of popular Discovery Family channel shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Discovery Family TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Discovery Family TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Discovery Family, which used to be called Discovery Kids, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

List features shows like Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Martin Mystery.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with Discovery Family on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Discovery Family TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Discovery Family television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Discovery Family network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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joshjamesperkins added Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell
The Magic School Bus is a Canadian–American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for ...more

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Tutenstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
David Lodge, Lex Lang, Crystal Scales
Tutenstein is an American animated television series, produced by Porchlight Entertainment for Discovery Kids based on the comic by Jay Stephens which was published in Oni Press' JetCat ...more

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Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls Diane Mizota
Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls was a 2003 reality television series spin-off of the home redecorating series, Trading Spaces, hosted by Diane Mizota. During the fourth season, Chuck Cureau ...more

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Growing Up Creepie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Athena Karkanis, Richard Yearwood, Stevie Vallance
Growing Up Creepie was an animated television series made in the USA and Canada by Mike Young Productions and produced by Discovery Kids. In other countries, the series was simply titled ...more

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Flight 29 Down is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Allen Alvarado, Jeremy James Kissner, Johnny Pacar
Flight 29 Down is a television series about a group of teenagers who are stranded on an island. It was produced by Discovery Kids. The show was created by Stan Rogow and D. J. MacHale. The ...more

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Time Warp Trio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Sarah Gadon, Annick Obonsawin, Scott McCord
Time Warp Trio is an American/Canadian animated television series, based on the children's book series of the same name by Jon Scieszka. Produced by Soup2Nuts in association with WGBH Boston, ...more

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Truth or Scare is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Michelle Trachtenberg
Truth or Scare is a television series on the Discovery Kids network. The show aired from October 25, 2001 to January 1, 2003. Each episode was 30 minutes long with commercials. It was hosted by ...more

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LazyTown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Magnús Scheving, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Julianna Rose Mauriello
LazyTown is an educational musical children's television program with a cast and crew from Iceland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It was created by Magnús Scheving, a ...more

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Endurance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
J.D. Roth, Sabrina Lloyd, Julie Dubela
Endurance is an American reality television children's program, previously shown on the Discovery Kids cable network in the United States and also on networks in other countries. The show's ...more

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Kenny the Shark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
roseeess added Jim Conroy, Rob Bartlett, Kelli Rabke
Kenny the Shark is an animated television series produced by Discovery Kids. The show premiered on NBC's Discovery Kids on NBC from November 1, 2003 and ended February 18, 2006 with two seasons ...more

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Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Joan Cusack, Megan Mullally, Jayne Eastwood
Peep and the Big Wide World is an American/Canadian produced Flash-animated television series created by Canadian Animator Kaj Pindal and based on the 1988 short film Peep and the Big Wide World ...more

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Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond
Martha Speaks is a American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the 1992 children's book of the same name by Susan Meddaugh, about a talking dog named Martha, who is owned by ...more

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Strange Days at Blake Holsey H... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Lawrence Bayne, Michael Seater
Black Hole High is a Canadian science fiction television program which first aired in North America in October 2002 on Global TV. It is set at the fictional boarding school of the title, where a ...more

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Mystery Hunters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
David Acer, Christina Broccolini
Mystery Hunters is a Canadian Documentary television series aimed at a young audience. It aired on YTV in Canada and on Discovery Kids in the United States. It was also dubbed in Japanese and ...more

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Grossology is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Seán Cullen, Juan Chioran, Michael Cohen
Grossology is a Canadian animated television series produced by Nelvana, and based loosely on the non-fictional children’s book series of the same name by Sylvia Branzei. It debuted on the YTV ...more

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Darcy's Wild Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Sara Paxton, Ashley Leggat, Natalie Radford
Darcy's Wild Life is an American-Canadian television series, filmed during 2004–2006, and broadcast on Discovery Kids and the Family Channel. The show revolves around Darcy Fields, the daughter ...more

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Hi-5 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Hi-5 Charli Robinson, Kathleen de Leon Jones, Casey Burgess
Hi-5, an Australian children's television program, was first shown on the Nine Network in 1999 and is based on the children's music group Hi-5. Hi-5 is a children's pop music group much like ...more

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Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr, George Carlin
Thomas & Friends is a British-American children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network in 1984 and airs on PBS Kids in the US. It is based on The Railway ...more

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Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett
Dinosaur Train is an American/Canadian/Singaporean animated series created by Craig Bartlett. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted ...more

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Dinosapien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Brittney Wilson, Suzanna Hamilton, James Coombes
Dinosapien is a British/Canadian children's television program produced jointly by BBC Worldwide and Cambium Catalyst International with SEVEN24 Films. Overall 15 episodes were made, each 21 and ...more

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Scout's Safari is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Anastasia Baranova
Scout's Safari is a children's television series that aired on the Discovery Kids Channel and Saturday mornings on NBC. The series was created by Thomas W. Lynch.

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Hip Hop Harry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Hip Hop Harry Elizabeth Small, David Joyner, Kelly Dolan
Hip Hop Harry is a children's show that aired on Discovery Kids and TLC as part of the Ready Set Learn block, as well as most Retro Television Network affiliates, as an E/I-compliant program. ...more

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more

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Bindi the Jungle Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Bindi the Jungle Girl

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Popular Mechanics for Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Discovery Kids TV Shows of All Time
Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel, Vanessa Lengies
Popular Mechanics for Kids was an educational Canadian television series based on Popular Mechanics magazine. It was notable for starting the careers of Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel and Tyler ...more