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Entertainment The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows  

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List of popular Public Broadcasting Service shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Public Broadcasting Service TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Public Broadcasting Service TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Public Broadcasting Service, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

Shows include everything from Sesame Street to Arthur.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with Public Broadcasting Service on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Public Broadcasting Service TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Public Broadcasting Service television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Public Broadcasting Service network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Emily Hampshire, Wayne Robson, Al Mukadam
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series is a half-hour animated television show produced by Sullivan Entertainment and created by writer/director/producer Kevin Sullivan. The series was ...more
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20 0
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Khaira Ledeyo, Holly G. Frankel, Carrie Finlay
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat was a PBS animated program aired in 2001, adapted from Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat books by Amy Tan.
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35 1
Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added John Ritter, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer
Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American-British animated children's television series, based upon Norman Bridwell's famous children's book series of the same name. Produced by Scholastic ...more
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34 1
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Lara Jill Miller, Henry Winkler, Masiela Lusha
Clifford's Puppy Days is a short-lived animated children's television series that originally aired on Both PBS and PBS Kids from 15 September 2003 to 13 October 2004. A prequel to the original ...more
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33 1
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Andrea Libman, Danny McKinnon, Ty Olsson
Dragon Tales is an American animated pre-school children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana ...more
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31 1
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Jacqueline Pillon
Cyberchase is an American animated television series that premiered on January 21, 2002, on PBS Kids. The series focuses around three earth kids, Jackie, Matt, and Inez, who are brought into ...more
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29 1
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis
Wild Kratts is an American/Canadian educational children's animated series created by Chris and Martin Kratt. The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group produce the show, which is ...more
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48 3
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang
Reading Rainbow is an American children's television series that aired on PBS Kids and PBS Kids Go! from June 6, 1983, until November 10, 2006, that encouraged children to read. In 2012 an iPad ...more
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46 3
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Gord Robertson
Zoboomafoo is an American / Canadian children's television series that aired from January 25, 1999 to November 21, 2001 and is still currently shown in syndication and it is regularly shown on ...more
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49 4
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano
Curious George is an animated television series based on the Curious George children's book series, which features Jeff Bennett as the voice of The Man with the Yellow Hat. Frank Welker, who ...more
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47 4
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Keith David, Fred Rogers, Don Francks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is an American half-hour children's television series that was created and hosted by namesake Fred Rogers. The series originated in 1963 as Mister Rogers on CBC ...more
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32 2
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Michael Cera, Brian Cummings, Mark Rendall
The Berenstain Bears is an Gemini Award-nominated animated television series based on the children's book series of the same name by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The series follows the lives of a ...more
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55 6
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu
Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for the Public Broadcasting Service. The show is set in the fictional ...more
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59 9
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
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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48 6
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell
The Magic School Bus is a Canadian–American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for ...more
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42 5
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr, George Carlin
Thomas & Friends is a British-American children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network in 1984 and airs on PBS Kids in the US. It is based on The Railway ...more
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25 2
Pob's Programme is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Pob's Programme is a children's television programme which was broadcast in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 between October 1985 and November 1987. The programme is presented by a puppet named ...more
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44 7
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Jim Conroy
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, sometimes shortened as Fetch!, is a children's television series on PBS during the PBS Kids Go! block of educational programming. It is a reality-game show that is ...more
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46 8
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Dannah Feinglass Phirman, Ryan Raddatz, Maria Bamford
WordGirl is an American children’s animated television series produced by the Soup2Nuts animation unit of Scholastic Entertainment for PBS Kids. The show began as a series of shorts entitled The ...more
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43 7
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond
Martha Speaks is a American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the 1992 children's book of the same name by Susan Meddaugh, about a talking dog named Martha, who is owned by ...more
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39 6
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Drew Massey, Alice Dinnean, Victor Yerrid
Sid the Science Kid is an American CGI animated series that premiered on PBS Kids on September 1, 2008. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET ...more
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35 5
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Jared Nathan
Zoom is an American television program for ages eight and up, created almost entirely by children. It originally aired on PBS from January 4, 1999 to June 24, 2005. It was a remake of a 1972 TV ...more
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38 6
Wishbone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Amy Acker, Melissa Archer, Shelley Duvall
Wishbone is a half-hour children's television show that aired from 1995 to 1998 in the United States on PBS. The show's title character is a Jack Russell Terrier. Wishbone lives with his owner ...more
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39 7
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett
Dinosaur Train is an American/Canadian/Singaporean animated series created by Craig Bartlett. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted ...more
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36 6
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Public Broadcasting Service TV Shows
Whoopi Goldberg, Liam Neeson, Billy Crystal
Liberty's Kids is an animated educational historical fiction television series produced by DIC Entertainment, originally broadcast on PBS Kids from September 2, 2002 to April 4, 2003, although ...more