Musicals The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked  

Ranker TV
597 votes 80 voters 2.7k views 28 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite musical show that the whole family can enjoy.

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.

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.

list ordered by

1
29 10
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

2
27 11
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

3
20 9
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

4
18 10
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
14 7
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
19 12
The Mickey Mouse Club is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
15 9
Schoolhouse Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
14 9
The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
16 12
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
13 9
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
1491971760840 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

11
12 9
Victorious is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
10 7
The Wonder Pets is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
17 15
Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
14 13
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
9 8
Yo Gabba Gabba! is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
8 7
Josie and the Pussycats is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
6 6
The Chipettes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
1491971760840 added

18
11 12
The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 18 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

19
7 8
Kidsongs is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
7 8
The Naked Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
8 10
Lamb Chop's Play-Along is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
7 9
Jonas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas

23
6 10
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
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

24
10 15
Glee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more

25
2 7
Kids Incorporated is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Fergie, Brittany Murphy, Mario Lopez Kids Incorporated, also known as Kids Inc., was an American children's television program. It was largely a youth-oriented program with musical performances as an integral part of each and every ...more

26
4 10
The Banana Splits Adventure Ho... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
1491971760840 added Don Messick, Daws Butler, Paul Winchell The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television variety program featuring The Banana Splits, a fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters. The costumed ...more

27
3 9
The Great Space Coaster is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
1491971760840 added Kevin Clash, Noel MacNeal, Pam Arciero The Great Space Coaster is a children's television show that was broadcast in first-run syndication from 1981 through 1986.

28
2 8
California Dreams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked
Kelly Packard, Michael Cade, Jay Anthony Franke California Dreams is an American teen-oriented sitcom that aired from 1992 to 1996 on Saturday mornings during NBC's Teen NBC programming block. It was created by writers Brett Dewey and Ronald ...more