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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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867 208
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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858 205
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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639 209
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 4 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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1,311 175
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Arthur J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu

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1,259 174
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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823 186
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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979 172
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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679 170
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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661 182
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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797 171
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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979 167
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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489 37
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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541 218
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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332 85
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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Zoom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Zoom Jared Nathan

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536 178
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked

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Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 18 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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226 81
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 19 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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400 175
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Martha Speaks Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond

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408 209
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 22 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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244 85
Wishbone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
CosmicCastaway added Wishbone Amy Acker, Melissa Archer, Shelley Duvall

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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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235 170
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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407 213
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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263 185
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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239 205
Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 28 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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537 199
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Rolie Polie Olie Michael Cera, Michael Angelis

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The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 30 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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160 83
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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289 219
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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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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186 171
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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89 81
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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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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Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 38 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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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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Gerlina added Nature Cat

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Gerlina added Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius

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Shining Time Station is listed (or ranked) 42 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) 43 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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Super Why is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
hydu7 added Super Why

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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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Kidsongs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Kidsongs Lynsey Bartilson, Mark Humphrey, Alexandra Picatto

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Strawberry Shortcake's Berry B... is listed (or ranked) 47 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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The Legend of Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Turbo Dogs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Kids TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Gerlina added Turbo Dogs Dan Petronijevic, Hadley Kay, Stacey DePass

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Gerlina added Dot's Story Factory PBS KIDS