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The Best Teen Dramedy TV Shows, Ranked

Updated December 4, 2020 2.5k votes 331 voters 4.6k views43 items

List RulesVote 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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    Gossip Girl
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    Gossip Girl

    Blake Lively, Leighton Meester

    Premiered2007

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  • 2
    Glee
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    Glee

    Lea Michele, Jane Lynch

    Premiered2009

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  • 3
    Pretty Little Liars
    92
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    Pretty Little Liars

    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson

    Premiered2010

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  • 4
    The Middle
    60
    34

    The Middle

    Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn

    Premiered2009

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  • 5
    Gilmore Girls
    74
    52

    Gilmore Girls

    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel

    Premiered2000

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  • 6
    One Tree Hill
    81
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    One Tree Hill

    Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty

    Premiered2003

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  • 7
    Teen Wolf
    72
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    Teen Wolf

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien

    Premiered2011

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  • 8
    Boy Meets World
    67
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    Boy Meets World

    Ben Savage, Rider Strong

    Premiered1993

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  • 9
    The Vampire Diaries
    30
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    The Vampire Diaries

    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

    Premiered2009

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  • 10
    The O.C.
    68
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    The O.C.

    Mischa Barton, Adam Brody

    Premiered2003

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  • 11
    Freaks and Geeks
    54
    43

    Freaks and Geeks

    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley

    Premiered1999

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  • 12
    Riverdale
    88
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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Premiered2017

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  • 13
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    47
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

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  • 14
    On My Block
    21
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    On My Block

    Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao

    Premiered2018

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  • 15
    Skins
    37
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    Skins

    Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult

    Premiered2007

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  • 16
    Degrassi: The Next Generation
    33
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    Degrassi: The Next Generation

    Miriam McDonald, Cassie Steele

    Premiered2001

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  • 17
    Awkward.
    35
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    Awkward.

    Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff

    Premiered2011

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  • 18
    American Vandal
    17
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    Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck

    Premiered2017

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    Malcolm in the Middle
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    Malcolm in the Middle

    Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek

    Premiered2000

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  • 20
    Undeclared
    26
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    Undeclared

    Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo

    Premiered2001

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    Love, Victor
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    Michael Cimino, Ana Ortiz

    Premiered2020

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  • 22
    Julie and the Phantoms
    2
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    Charlie Gillespie, Jadah Marie

    Premiered2020

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    Teenage Bounty Hunters
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    Teenage Bounty Hunters

    Maddie Phillips, Anjelica Bette Fellini
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    Find Me in Paris
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    Find Me in Paris

    Rik Young, Jessica Lord

    Premiered2018

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