Kids Entertainment The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked  

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Family musical TV shows promote learning, singing, and having fun with your loved ones. The best kids musical shows feature delightful characters experiencing life lessons and expressing their emotions in song. This is a list of the greatest TV show musicals including everything from Phineas and Ferb to The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana.

What programs will you find on this list of the best family-friendly musical TV shows? Since the late 1960s, the loveable monsters of Sesame Street have been teaching children their 123s and ABCs with informative and catchy songs. Jim Henson's furry creatures also appear on Fraggle Rock, as well as The Muppet Show, which featured musical guests like Elton John, John Denver, and Diana Ross performing alongside Kermit and friends. Other good family-friendly series include The Monkees, The Mickey Mouse Club, and Schoolhouse Rock. Many family friendly musical shows are animated but there are also great live-action musical kids TV shows.

Do you have favorite musical TV series to watch with your family? Give the best programs a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and share some of your favorite songs in the comments section.

 

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
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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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
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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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
Fraggle Rock is a British/American/Canadian children's live action puppet television series created by Jim Henson, about a society of Muppet creatures called Fraggles. Fraggle Rock was ...more

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22 10
Schoolhouse Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Blossom Dearie, Jack Sheldon, Grady Tate
Schoolhouse Rock! is an American interstitial programming series of animated musical educational short films that aired during the Saturday morning children's programming on the U.S. television ...more

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23 12
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
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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22 14
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien
Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, commonly known by the shortened title Muppet Babies, is an American animated television series that aired from September 15, 1984 to November 2, 1991 on CBS. The show ...more

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Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
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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Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
artsyldyrae added Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker
Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983–87, ...more

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22 15
The Mickey Mouse Club is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Jimmie Dodd, Tommy Cole, Eileen Diamond
The Mickey Mouse Club is an American variety television show that aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996. Created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions, the program was first ...more

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The Wonder Pets is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Steven Tyler, Idina Menzel, Jerry Stiller
Wonder Pets! is an American animated children's television series. It debuted March 3, 2006, on the Nick Jr. block of the Nickelodeon cable television network and Noggin on the same day. It won ...more

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Yo Gabba Gabba! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Biz Markie, Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke
Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American puppet children's television show starring five costumed toys-come-to-life and their friend DJ Lance Rock. The Gabba gang explores a single topic in each episode, ...more

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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith
The Monkees are an American pop/rock band that released music in their original incarnation between 1966 and 1970, with subsequent reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. Formed ...more

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross
Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life ...more

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The Backyardigans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
LaShawn Jefferies, Jonah Bobo, Sean Curley
The Backyardigans is a Canadian CGI-animated musical TV series that premiered in 2004 and was created by Janice Burgess. It features five animal children, who imagine that their backyard becomes ...more

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Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen
Between the Lions was a PBS Kids puppet television series designed to promote reading. The show was a co-production between WGBH in Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., in New York City, in ...more

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3 1
Sofia the First is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Sara Ramirez, Ariel Winter, Wayne Brady
Sofia the First is an American computer-animated television series that incorporates characters from the Disney Princess franchise. The series stars Ariel Winter as Sofia, a young girl who ...more

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Josie and the Pussycats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Janet Waldo, Jackie Joseph, Barbara Pariot
Josie and the Pussycats is an American animated television series, based upon the Archie Comics comic book series of the same name created by Dan DeCarlo. Produced for Saturday morning ...more

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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett
Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, ...more

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Lamb Chop's Play-Along is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Amy Castle, Brian Ito, Shari Lewis
Lamb Chop's Play-Along is an American half-hour preschool television series that was shown on PBS in the United States from 1992 until 1997, as well as on YTV in Canada. It was created and ...more

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Kidsongs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Lynsey Bartilson, Mark Humphrey, Alexandra Picatto
Kidsongs is an American children's media franchise which includes Kidsongs Music Video Stories on DVD and video, The Kidsongs TV Show, CDs of favorite children’s songs, song books, sheet music, ...more

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The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey
The Partridge Family is an American musical television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones is a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five ...more

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Trolls: The Beat Goes On! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin, David Fynn
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated television series developed by Matthew Beans, based on the 2016 movie. Queen Poppy (Amanda Leighton), Branch (Skylar Astin), the ...more

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Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles
Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever for the fourth season, is an American musical comedy series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien which focused on Miley ...more

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The Naked Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, Allie DiMeco
The Naked Brothers Band is an American musical comedy series created by Polly Draper. The show depicts the daily lives of Draper's sons, who lead a fictional world-renowned rock band from New ...more

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
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