Teen TV The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the best series about teens that combine equal parts comedy and drama.

Humor and high school conflicts combine to make teen dramedies binge-worthy television. The best teen dramedy shows feature young characters dealing with relationships, school, and family issues - not to mention supernatural threats. This is a list of the greatest TV teen dramedy shows including everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Teen Wolf to Glee.

What shows will you find on this list of the best teenage dramedies? Freaks and Geeks walked the line between laugh-out-loud comedy and heart-wrenching drama, with storylines about everything from politics, to pot, to parties. Seth Rogan, James Franco, Busy Phillips, and a number of other talented actors comprised the show's cast. Veronica Mars is another popular teen dramedy. The Gilmore Girls' snappy dialogue brought fresh life to every episode. Other good series featured here include Smallville, Boy Meets World, and One Tree Hill.

It's up to you to decide which teen dramedy is the best. Vote your favorites up to the top of the list and please add any good shows that are missing.

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more
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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more
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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels
Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more
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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley
Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, ...more
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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more
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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale
Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden
Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more
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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco
Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more
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Glee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more
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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
The O.C. Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more
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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed
Awkward is an American teen comedy series created by Lauren Iungerich for MTV. The show's central character is Jenna Hamilton, a Palos Verdes, California, teenager who struggles with her ...more
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Skins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie
Skins is a British teen drama that followed the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. Each episode generally focuses on a particular ...more
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The Carrie Diaries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong
Carrie Bradshaw is in her senior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love and friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and
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On My Block is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia
On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age television series created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. Four bright and street-savvy friends navigate their way through the ...more
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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston
Malcolm in the Middle is an American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, ...more
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Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar
Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. Degrassi is the fourth fictional ...more
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Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage
A decade after "Boy Meets World," Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. The younger child, a daughter named Riley, faces life lessons through her family, ...more
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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine
Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written by Robia Rashid. Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, looks for a ...more
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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern
The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more
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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott
The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more
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My So-Called Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes
My So-Called Life is an American teen drama television series created by Winnie Holzman and produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. It originally aired on ABC from August 25, 1994, to ...more
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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner
Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy.
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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn
Veronica Mars (UPN, The CW, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...more