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List Rules Vote up the best TVs that aired on PBS Kids.

If you were a kid in the 90s or 2000s, you probably have seen several of the best PBS kids TV shows. Many of those PBS kids shows are actually still around and more popular than ever. But out of all those programs, which was the most popular one to ever air on PBS? Was it Sesame Street or Berenstain Bears? Fellow fans rank their favorite PBS kids TV shows below. Don't agree with the rankings below? Feel free to vote shows up or down. Better yet, you can rerank the list yourself.

This list of the top current and canceled PBS Kids TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best PBS Kids TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on PBS Kids, as this list covers the entire history of the network. Old PBS Kids shows were truly the best, as '90s PBS shows brought tons of color and adventure to old little kids shows. PBS Kids shows from the '90s especially stood out on TV to many generation Y and Z kids. But you'll be glad to know that PBS Kids is still home to some of the best childrens' television shows today.

Although the network is primarily dominated with cartoons, you can find a couple of live action shows mixed in there as well. Classic cartoons, like Arthur and Curious George, are featured on PBS Kids, and newer shows, like Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood have a place there as well. Live action shows like Zoom and Zoboomafoo are also available.

Television fans in different locations may have grown up with PBS Kids shows on different channels, but the top TV shows on PBS Kids should be pretty familiar to everyone. The list of top PBS Kids television shows below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the PBS Kids network, even cancelled PBS Kids shows. Vote up the best shows on PBS Kids below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
wiabux added Sesame Street Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

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960 231
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
wiabux added Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Keith David, Fred Rogers, Don Francks

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954 230
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Cyberchase Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Jacqueline Pillon

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1,421 188
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Arthur J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu

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701 239
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
wiabux added Reading Rainbow LeVar Burton^! Jennifer Betit Yen^! Arnold Stang

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1,364 192
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Dragon Tales Andrea Libman, Danny McKinnon, Ty Olsson

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907 203
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Zoboomafoo Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Gord Robertson

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1,066 187
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
The Berenstain Bears Michael Cera, Brian Cummings, Mark Rendall

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738 182
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Clifford's Puppy Days Lara Jill Miller, Henry Winkler, Masiela Lusha

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712 196
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
wiabux added Bill Nye the Science Guy Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson, Bill Nye

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860 178
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Curious George Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano

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1,057 171
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
The Magic School Bus Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell

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569 41
Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
CosmicCastaway added Clifford the Big Red Dog John Ritter, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer

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587 235
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat Khaira Ledeyo, Holly G. Frankel, Carrie Finlay

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390 97
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
CosmicCastaway added Between the Lions Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen

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521 228
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Zoom Jared Nathan

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591 191
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked

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264 97
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
CosmicCastaway added Liberty's Kids Whoopi Goldberg, Liam Neeson, Billy Crystal

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Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Peep and the Big Wide World Joan Cusack, Megan Mullally, Jayne Eastwood

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507 223
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Martha Speaks Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond

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431 189
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
hydu7 added Wild Kratts Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis

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288 93
Wishbone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
CosmicCastaway added Wishbone Amy Acker, Melissa Archer, Shelley Duvall

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444 221
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Zinnate added WordGirl Dannah Feinglass Phirman, Ryan Raddatz, Maria Bamford

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488 284
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
VincentOsekwe added Barney & Friends Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Tory Green

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253 182
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
hydu7 added George Shrinks Tracey Moore, Bryn McAuley, Kathleen Laskey

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441 224
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr, George Carlin

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284 198
It's a Big Big World is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
It's a Big Big World Peter Linz, Tyler Bunch, Tim Lagasse

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128 60
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Evan Worrell added The Electric Company Morgan Freeman, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby

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259 215
Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Elijah Wood

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Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Rolie Polie Olie Michael Cera, Michael Angelis

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185 89
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
CosmicCastaway added Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella

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316 233
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Sid the Science Kid Drew Massey^! Alice Dinnean^! Victor Yerrid

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473 268
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Teletubbies Toyah Willcox, Eric Sykes, Penelope Keith

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Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Play with Me Sesame Jim Henson, Frank Oz, John Tartaglia

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107 95
Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
CosmicCastaway added Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series Emily Hampshire, Wayne Robson, Al Mukadam

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk

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322 210
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Dinosaur Train Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett

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Where in Time Is Carmen Sandie... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
CosmicCastaway added Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? Lynne Thigpen^! Kevin Shinick^! Alaine Kashian

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Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Gerlina added Timothy Goes to School Alyson Court, Linda Kash, Fiona Reid

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Gerlina added Nature Cat

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Super Why is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
hydu7 added Super Why

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Shining Time Station is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
AJ2445 added Shining Time Station Ringo Starr, George Carlin, Didi Conn

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Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
sydneymadisonnetwork added Peg + Cat Dwayne Hill, Hayley Faith Negrin - 2013

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Olivia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Olivia Yvonne Craig, Katie Leigh, Brianna McCracken

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54 66
Strawberry Shortcake's Berry B... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Gerlina added Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures Andrea Libman, Britt McKillip, Ashleigh Ball

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218 190
The Legend of Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
The Legend of Tarzan Michael T. Weiss, Olivia d'Abo, Jim Cummings

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105 194
Kidsongs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Kidsongs Lynsey Bartilson, Mark Humphrey, Alexandra Picatto

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34 62
Theodore Tugboat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Gerlina added Theodore Tugboat Denny Doherty

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