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The Best Family-Friendly Musical TV Shows, Ranked

Updated September 10, 2020 2.3k votes 192 voters 9.8k views40 items

List RulesVote 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. 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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  • Fraggle Rock1
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    Fraggle Rock

    Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

    Premiered1983

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  • Animaniacs2
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    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

    Premiered1993

    Animaniacs is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. Television...  more
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  • Phineas and Ferb3
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    Phineas and Ferb

    Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

    Premiered2007

    Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally...  more
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  • Kidsongs4
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    Kidsongs

    Lynsey Bartilson, Mark Humphrey

    Premiered1994

    Kidsongs is an American children's media franchise which includes Kidsongs Music Video Stories...  more
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  • Kids Incorporated5
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    Kids Incorporated

    Fergie, Brittany Murphy

    Premiered1984

    Kids Incorporated, also known as Kids Inc., was an American children's television program. It...  more
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  • The Banana Splits Adventure Hour6
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    Don Messick, Daws Butler

    Premiered1968

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  • Muppet Babies7
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    Dee Bradley Baker, Eric Bauza

    Premiered2018

    Muppet Babies (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American computer-animated television series...  more
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  • Lamb Chop's Play-Along8
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    Amy Castle, Brian Ito

    Premiered1992

    Lamb Chop's Play-Along is an American half-hour preschool television series that was shown on...  more
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  • The Partridge Family9
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    The Partridge Family

    Shirley Jones, David Cassidy

    Premiered1970

    The Partridge Family is an American musical television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones...  more
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  • The Monkees10
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    The Monkees

    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz
    The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with...  more
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  • The Mickey Mouse Club11
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    The Mickey Mouse Club

    Jimmie Dodd, Tommy Cole

    Premiered1955

    The Mickey Mouse Club is an American variety television show that aired intermittently from...  more
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  • The Great Space Coaster12
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    The Great Space Coaster

    Kevin Clash, Noel MacNeal

    Premiered1981

    The Great Space Coaster is a children's television show that was broadcast in first-run...  more
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  • Happy Days13
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    Happy Days

    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler

    Premiered1974

    Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to...  more
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  • Alvin and the Chipmunks14
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    Alvin and the Chipmunks

    Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman

    Premiered1983

    Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks,...  more
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  • Josie and the Pussycats15
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    Josie and the Pussycats

    Janet Waldo, Jackie Joseph

    Premiered1970

    Josie and the Pussycats is an American animated television series, based upon the Archie...  more
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  • Yo Gabba Gabba!16
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    Yo Gabba Gabba!

    Biz Markie, Rob Paulsen

    Premiered2007

    Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American puppet children's television show starring five costumed...  more
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  • LazyTown17
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    LazyTown

    Magnús Scheving, Stefán Karl Stefánsson

    Premiered2004

    LazyTown is an educational musical children's television program with a cast and crew from...  more
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  • Sesame Street18
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    Sesame Street

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz

    Premiered1969

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  • California Dreams19
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    Kelly Packard, Michael Cade

    Premiered1992

    California Dreams is an American teen-oriented sitcom that aired from 1992 to 1996 on Saturday...  more
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  • Julie and the Phantoms20
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    Charlie Gillespie, Jadah Marie

    Premiered2020

    Julie and the Phantoms (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy musical television series...  more
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  • The Muppet Show21
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    The Muppet Show

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz

    Premiered1976

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  • Between the Lions22
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    Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman

    Premiered2000

    Between the Lions was a PBS Kids puppet television series designed to promote reading. The...  more
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  • Encore!23
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    Kristen Bell

    Premiered2019

    Encore! (Disney+, 2019) is an American musical reality television series and a spin-off of the...  more
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  • Schoolhouse Rock24
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    Schoolhouse Rock

    Blossom Dearie, Jack Sheldon

    Premiered1973

    Schoolhouse Rock! is an American interstitial programming series of animated musical...  more
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    Shaylin Becton, Tucker Chandler

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