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The Greatest TV Shows About Insects  

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List Rules The best shows about, or starring, Insects, both scripted and reality.

There's something about insects that make them look beautiful when viewed up close in 4K on your TV. But if you saw that very same insect was on the wall behind your TV, you'd probably scream and try to smush it. But once that was taken care of you'd go right back to watching your insect TV show and having a great time. 

Since the beginning of television, there's been no shortage of colorful and unique TV insects that have been providing us with entertainment for decades. Whether they're shows for kids, adults, or everyone in between, there's a show about insects that appeals to everyone. There's something about those antennae, or all the legs and fancy colors, that makes insectoid and anthropomorphic bug characters appealing even to folks who would not willingly welcome actual bugs into their home.

The series on this list, all of which feature an insect or arthropod of one kind or another as the star - from lazy bugs to hard-working ants - are all here to stoke our love of the creepy crawly world, while reminding us exactly why it's nice to view these things from afar. So let's rank this list of shows about insects that make us glad we live indoors from best to worst.

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Freaky Stories is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Stephanie Morgenstern, Susan Roman, Juan Chioran

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 3

Freaky Stories is a Canadian television series, which was originally broadcast by YTV in English and Canal Famille in French. It is an animated show about urban legends hosted by two animatronic ...more
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Creepy Crawlers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects

Premiered: 1994

Creepy Crawlers is an joint-venture between American and French animated series from 1994, produced by Saban Entertainment.
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Monster Bug Wars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Monster Bug Wars

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Monster Bug Wars is a nature documentary program, created and distributed by Beyond Television Productions and televised on the Science Channel in the United States, and SBS in Australia. The ...more
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Growing Up Creepie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Athena Karkanis, Richard Yearwood, Stevie Vallance

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 2

Growing Up Creepie was an animated television series made in the USA and Canada by Mike Young Productions and produced by Discovery Kids. In other countries, the series was simply titled ...more
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Insectia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 2

Insectia is a nature documentary program on the Discovery Channel. The show's host, Georges Brossard, explains the life of insects by traveling around the world and introducing specimens in ...more
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Beat Bugs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Ashleigh Ball, Lili Beaudoin, Rebecca Husain

Premiered: 2016

Beat Bugs (Netflix, 2016) is an Australian-Canadian animated children's television series created by Josh Wakely. Featuring music by the Beatles, the show revolves around five young bugs who ...more
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Oggy and the Cockroaches... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Hugues Le Bars, Michel Elias

Premiered: 1999

Oggy and the Cockroaches is a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company.
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Roboroach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Scott Thompson, Len Carlson, Jayne Eastwood

Premiered: 2002

Roboroach is a Canadian animated television series, which ran on Teletoon in Canada and Fox Kids in Europe. It follows the story of a cockroach named Rube and his brother Reg. While scavenging ...more
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Atom Ant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Atom Ant is a cartoon ant and superhero, created by Hanna-Barbera in 1965. Atom costarred in The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show. In syndication, Atom Ant aired alongside Precious Pupp and The ...more
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Fly Tales is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects

Premiered: 1999

Fly Tales is an animated series made in 1999. It featured the short adventures of a ball shaped fly. The Fly would come into sticky situations but always somehow manage to escape. The theme ...more
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The Hive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects

Premiered: 2011

The Hive is a British CGI animated children's television series broadcast by Playhouse Disney, Tiny Pop and CITV in February 2010. The series is of 78 episodes each of 7 minutes and 2 seasons. ...more
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Hermie and Friends is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Hermie and Friends
Hermie and Friends is a Christian video series for children. The show is 3-D animated and stars two caterpillars named Hermie and Wormie. The show started with a 40-minute Max Lucado video ...more
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Insektors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 2

Insektors is a 1994 French animated TV series about a conflict between two tribes of anthropomorphic insects: the Joyces and the Yuks. Made in a small studio, Fantome, in France, it was the 1994 ...more
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Santo Bugito is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Cheech Marin, George Kennedy, Henry Gibson

Premiered: 1995

Santo Bugito is a 1995 animated cartoon series produced and developed by Klasky-Csupo for CBS and created by Arlene Klasky. It ran for thirteen episodes and revolved around the goings on in a ...more
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The Buzz on Maggie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Jessica DiCicco, David Kaufman, Thom Adcox-Hernandez

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 1

The Buzz on Maggie is an American animated television series created by Dave Polsky for Disney Channel. The series centers on an ambitious and expressive tween fly named Maggie Pesky and her ...more
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The Bug Diaries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Insects
Abigail Dylan Harrison, Gary Littman, Jaden Michael

Premiered: 2019

The Bug Diaries (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American animated comedy television series for preschoolers based on the children's books of the same name by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. The show ...more