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The Best TV Shows About Puberty

Updated April 6, 2021 454 votes 100 voters 2.4k views19 items

List RulesVote up the shows that best center their story around going through puberty and growing up.

Puberty is an awful time filled with embarrassment, confusion, and disgusting smells. It's something we all must suffer through, and though we don't suffer alone, it sometimes feels that way. Or at least we wish we were alone. But along with the rise of Peak TV has come some amazing TV shows about puberty that prove we all go through the same thing while growing up and that, in retrospect, it's kinda funny. 

These shows deal with the horrific insights to puberty in comedic, touching, and even empathetic ways that our beleaguered health teachers could never dream of. Whether they're touching family dramas or gross-out comedies, the shows on this list all bring something new and entertaining to the awful topic of puberty.

Keeping in mind that these shows have featured specific storylines dedicated to the trials and tribulations puberty, and not just the general hardship of coming of age, here are the best TV shows about puberty. Vote up the shows best shows that have handled one of the worst parts of growing up.

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    22

    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney
    Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew...  more
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    35
    13

    Sex Education

    Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield
    Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
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    17
    7

    Boy Meets World

    Alex Désert, Trina McGee
    Boy Meets World (ABC, 1993) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and...  more
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    15
    10

    PEN15

    Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle
    PEN15 (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna...  more
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    15
    12

    Doug

    Billy West, Fred Newman
    Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early...  more
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    15
    11

    Pepper Ann

    Kathleen Wilhoite, April Winchell
    Pepper Ann is an American animated series created by Sue Rose and aired on ABC. It debuted on...  more
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    13
    9

    Malcolm in the Middle

    Jane Kaczmarek, Frankie Muniz
    Malcolm in the Middle (Fox, 2000) is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer....  more
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    10
    9

    The Fosters

    Teri Polo, Sherri Saum
    The Fosters (Freeform, 2013) is an American drama television series created by Bradley...  more
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    13
    13

    The Wonder Years

    Josh Saviano, Danica McKellar
    The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol...  more
  • 10
    9
    10

    Degrassi: The Next Generation

    Cassie Steele, Jamie Johnston
    Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTV, 2001 ) is a Canadian teen drama television series created...  more
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    0
    0

    Chad

    Madeleine Arthur, Ese Atawo
    Chad (TBS, 2021) is an American sitcom created by Nasim Pedrad. A 14-year-old Persian boy...  more
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    8
    10

    Parenthood

    Dax Shepard, Joy Bryant
    Parenthood (NBC, 2010) is an American television drama series created by Jason Katims. Four...  more
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    8
    12

    On My Block

    Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao
    On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren...  more
  • 14
    9
    13

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more
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    5
    7

    The Goldbergs

    Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone
    The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam...  more
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    7
    11

    Bunheads

    Sutton Foster, Kaitlyn Jenkins
    Bunheads (ABC, 2012) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy...  more
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    5
    9

    The Middle

    Neil Flynn, Chris Kattan
    The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the...  more
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    3
    7

    Derry Girls

    Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan
    Derry Girls (Channel 4, 2018) is a British sitcom created by Lisa McGee. Erin (Saoirse-Monica...  more
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    8

    Puberty Blues

    Claudia Karvan, Daniel Wyllie
    Puberty Blues is an Australian television drama series broadcast on Network Ten. It is based...  more