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Good TV Shows for Young Boys To Watch

Updated February 2, 2021 713 votes 38 voters59 items

List RulesVote up the most age-appropriate and fun series for a young boy to watch

Figuring out the best TV shows for young boys to watch can be tough. When they're not quite teens but are grown past shows for little kids, finding engaging shows with good role models for boys and interesting storylines can be difficult. Luckily, there seem to be more and more great shows for tween boys every year, so whether he likes superheroes or super silly stories, there is something he'll love. If you’ve been looking for good shows for boys, or great shows to binge at a sleepover, this list of the best television shows appropriate for young boys will help you find the right balance of fun to watch, inspirational, and educational shows for boys.

Every boy is different and just because a kid is a boy doesn’t mean they necessarily want to watch "boy shows”. The best shows for boys to watch find a balance between complex themes and imaginative storylines, with a wide range of characters to be inspired by. This includes everything from new series based on comic books like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Teen Titans Go! to fantastical animated series such as OK K.O. Let’s Be Heroes and Adventure Time. Great shows for boys sometimes even include leads that are girls, but have a world populated with awesome guys, like The Legend of Korra. There are also plenty of classic shows their parents grew up with, like Gargoyles or Eerie, Indiana, that boys of today will still love.

Which television shows are the best for young boys to watch? Vote up the best shows for boys and add any good TV series for boys that are missing.

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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender1
    35
    5

    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered2005

    NetworkNickelodeon

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action/Adventure, Steampunk, Romance TV, Children's television series

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  • Doctor Who2
    30
    5

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes3
    31
    10

    OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

    Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor

    Premiered2017

    NetworkCartoon Network

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy

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  • Steven Universe4
    30
    11

    Steven Universe

    Zach Callison, Estelle

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Animation

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events5
    25
    8

    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Wolfblood6
    20
    2

    Wolfblood

    Aimee Kelly, Bobby Lockwood

    Premiered2012

    NetworkCBBC, CBBC

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Teen Drama, Horror

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Everybody Hates Chris7
    27
    11

    Everybody Hates Chris

    Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold

    Premiered2005

    NetworkUPN, The CW Television Network

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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  • Craig of the Creek8
    21
    7

    Craig of the Creek

    Phillip Solomon, Georgina Kidder

    Premiered2018

    NetworkCartoon Network

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family

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  • The Flash9
    25
    14

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    NetworkThe CW

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • SpongeBob SquarePants10
    15
    2

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    Premiered1999

    NetworkNickelodeon

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family Film

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  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.11
    21
    10

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

    NetworkABC

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Adventure Film, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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  • We Bare Bears12
    15
    4

    We Bare Bears

    Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin

    Premiered2015

    NetworkNickelodeon

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family

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  • Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.13
    14
    2

    Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.

    Sam Ashe Arnold, Cole Sand

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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  • Gravity Falls14
    24
    15

    Gravity Falls

    Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch

    Premiered2012

    NetworkDisney Channel

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Animated cartoon, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Mystery

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Nowhere Boys15
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  • Danger Force16
    14
    5

    Danger Force

    Ben Giroux, Cooper Barnes

    Premiered2020

    NetworkNickelodeon

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Action

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Teen Titans Go!17
    11
    2

    Teen Titans Go!

    Arnold Drake, George Pérez

    Premiered2013

    NetworkCartoon Network

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series, Action

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Rocko's Modern Life18
    18
    15

    Rocko's Modern Life

    Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny

    Premiered1993

    NetworkNickelodeon, Cartoon Network

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Black-ish19
    14
    10

    Black-ish

    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Premiered2014

    NetworkABC

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Fresh Off the Boat20
    10
    5

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Constance Wu, Randall Park

    Premiered2015

    NetworkABC

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • The Healing Powers of Dude21
    10
    5

    The Healing Powers of Dude

    Raylene Harewood, Jace Chapman

    Premiered2020

    NetworkNetflix

    Genres (Tv)Action, Comedy, Family

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Teen Titans22
    5
    1

    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville

    Premiered2002

    NetworkSistema Brasileiro de Televisão, RTP 2

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action/Adventure, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Superhero fiction

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Ghostwriter23
    8
    7

    Ghostwriter

    Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata

    Premiered2019

    NetworkApple TV+

    Genres (Tv)Children's TV, Mystery, Fantasy

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody24
    5
    4

    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

    Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse

    Premiered2005

    NetworkDisney Channel

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Comedy

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Boy Meets World25
    8
    8

    Boy Meets World

    Ben Savage, Rider Strong

    Premiered1993

    NetworkABC

    Genres (Tv)Teen sitcom

    Amazon_watch buy button