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 show 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, with series such as Molly of Denali, Esme & Roy, and Let's Go Luna!
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 more recent 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.
Premiered: October 7, 1996
Premiered: September 6, 1999
Premiered: September 4, 2006
Premiered: September 11, 1994
Premiered: February 19, 1968
Premiered: November 10, 1969
Premiered: January 21, 2002
Clifford's Puppy DaysLara Jill Miller, Henry Winkler
Premiered: September 1, 2003
Premiered: May 29, 2006
Premiered: September 10, 1993
Premiered: December 31, 2010
Premiered: September 3, 2007
Premiered: July 27, 1983
WishboneAmy Acker, Melissa Archer
Liberty's KidsWhoopi Goldberg, Liam Neeson
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese CatKhaira Ledeyo, Holly G. Frankel
Premiered: September 4, 1984
Dinosaur TrainTabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr
Premiered: September 7, 2009
Premiered: April 12, 2004