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The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made  

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List Rules Vote up the best musical kids shows that have aired on television.

Chances are if you grew up sometime in the latter half of the 20th century, your childhood was filled with musical television programs that you sang along to and might even remember the lyrics for as an adult. Sing-along and musical kids shows are nothing new, which is why everyone has their absolute favorites. Whether you fondly remember a show you grew up with or came to love one that your children enjoyed, chances are, you have an absolute favorite!

The best musical shows for kids are easily some of the best television ever made for children, often combining learning with music like Sesame Street. Musical shows for teens balance covers of old favorites with sitcom drama and allow young people to keep on singing without feeling like they're watching kid stuff. Little do they know, musical kids shows keep being fun even when you grow up. There are hundreds of amazing programs in this genre to choose from. To narrow it down, this list has highlighted the very best of them all, but not every show is created equally. Whether you prefer to sing along with the characters on the screen, enjoy the programming for its educational benefit, or simply love the tunes, these series are the best musical kids shows of all time.

This list is only focusing on non-animated, live-action series for children and young teens, so please vote up your favorite, and don't forget to add any we missed!

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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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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Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory
Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development ...more
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Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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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The Mickey Mouse Club is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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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Dumbo's Circus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Phil Baron, Bart Carroll, Caleb Chung
Dumbo's Circus was a live action/puppet television series that aired on The Disney Channel beginning on May 6, 1985, and featured the character of Dumbo from the original film. The series was in ...more
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Yo Gabba Gabba! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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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California Dreams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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
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Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Dee Bradley Baker, Eric Bauza, Matt Danner
Muppet Babies (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American computer-animated television series featuring toddler versions of the Muppets characters and a reboot of the original 1984–1991 animated ...more
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Eureeka's Castle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Pam Arciero, Cheryl Blaylock, Johnny Grasso
Eureeka's Castle is an American children's television series created by Judy Katschke and R.L. Stine.
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The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Morgan Freeman, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby
The Electric Company is an educational American children's television series that was directed by Bob Schwartz, Henry Behar and John Tracy, written by Christopher Cerf, Jeremy Steven and John ...more
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Welcome to Pooh Corner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Laurie Main
Welcome to Pooh Corner is a live-action/puppet television series that aired on The Disney Channel, featuring the characters from the Winnie the Pooh universe portrayed by actors in human-sized ...more
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The Puzzle Place is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Alice Dinnean, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal
The Puzzle Place is an American children's television series produced by KCET in Los Angeles, California and Lancit Media in New York City, New York. It premiered on the Public Broadcasting ...more
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Kids Incorporated is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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
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Glee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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
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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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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The New Mickey Mouse Club is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
The New Mickey Mouse Club Lisa Whelchel, Julie Piekarski, Allison Fonte
The New Mickey Mouse Club (Disney, 1977) was a revamped version of the original The Mickey Mouse Club show. Disney revived the concept, but modernized the show cosmetically, with a disco ...more
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Lamb Chop's Play-Along is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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 Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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 Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
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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The Aquabats! Super Show! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
The Aquabats! Super Show!
The Aquabats! Super Show! is an American action-comedy television series which aired from March 3, 2012 to January 18, 2014 on the United States cable network The Hub. The series was created by ...more
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Adventures in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Teri Garr, Elisabeth Harnois, Armelia McQueen
Adventures in Wonderland is a live-action musical television series based on Walt Disney's animated classic Alice in Wonderland. In the series, Alice, was portrayed as a girl who can come and go ...more
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Out of the Box is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Aleisha Allen
Out of the Box is an American children's television series which premiered on Playhouse Disney on October 10, 1998 and ended its run on September 27, 2004 with reruns until June 2005 and is now ...more
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New Zoo Revue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Chuck Woolery, Fran Ryan, Bob Holt
New Zoo Revue is an American half-hour children's television show that ran in syndication from 1972-1977. Stations usually broadcast the program in the early or middle part of the morning hours, ...more