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The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013  

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Television shows about teenagers in high school is an interesting genre. These shows deal with issues that most everybody has dealt with in their life, from first loves to the feeling of alienation. Since the feelings that most teenagers feel are so universal, teen high school shows are in many different genres. Teen high school comedies like Awkward deal with the more humorous parts of living with extreme hormones. Dramas like 90210 and Twisted focus on the tougher parts of being a teenager. Many shows about teenagers are also science fiction series because the issues of feeling like you don’t fit in and nobody understands you can also be attributed to werewolves, vampires, witches, and other supernatural creatures.

What are the best shows about teenagers in high school from 2013? The teenagers on these shows range from the sex obsessed kids from The Carrie Diaries to the angst ridden mysterious teens from Pretty Little Liars. Whether teenagers are artistic or drama-filled, the shows on this list feature characters that every one could relate to at least once in their life.

The 2013 high school shows on this list are not just for teenagers, looking to drool at cute boys with their shirts off. People of all ages enjoy these shows because of their universal themes.

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
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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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
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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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
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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Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
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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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly
The Fosters is an American family drama television series that airs on the ABC Family network in the United States and ABC Spark in Canada. The series follows the lives of the titular Foster ...more
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Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie
Switched at Birth is an American teen/family drama television series that premiered on ABC Family on June 6, 2011, at 9:00 ET/PT. The one-hour scripted drama is set in the Kansas City ...more
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90210 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord
90210 is an American teen drama television series, developed by Rob Thomas, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, that aired on The CW from September 2, 2008 to May 13, 2013. It is the fourth series in the ...more
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The Carrie Diaries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
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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Glee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
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 Lying Game is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Charisma Carpenter, Helen Slater, Alexandra Chando
The Lying Game is an American teen drama television series that aired on ABC Family from August 15, 2011 to March 12, 2013. The series was produced by Pratt Enterprises, Alloy Entertainment, and ...more
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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett
Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, ...more
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The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley
The Secret Life of the American Teenager is an American teen drama television series created by Brenda Hampton. It first aired on ABC Family on July 1, 2008 and ran until June 3, 2013. The show ...more
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Twisted is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Ashton Moio
Twisted is an American teen drama mystery-thriller television series. The pilot episode aired on March 19, 2013, and the show's next 10 episodes resumed airing on June 18, 2013. On July 30, ...more
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My Babysitter's a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Matthew Knight, Vanessa Morgan, Atticus Mitchell
My Babysitter's a Vampire is a 2011 Canadian television series, based on the television film of the same name. In Canada, the series premiered in French on Télétoon on February 28, ...more
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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell
The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec that aired on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. ...more
16
Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
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
17
Skins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
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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My Mad Fat Diary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
My Mad Fat Diary
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Sam & Cat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio
Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013 to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious. It stars ...more
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Nowhere Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Nowhere Boys is an Australian teen-oriented television drama series created by Tony Ayres. The series was first broadcast on ABC3 on 7 November 2013. It follows the adventures of four mismatched ...more
21
Hollywood Heights is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Melissa Ordway, Hunter King, Carlos Ponce
Hollywood Heights is an American family drama, which aired on Nick at Nite and TeenNick from June 18 to October 5, 2012. Loosely based on the Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una estrella, the series ...more
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The Thundermans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Jack Griffo
The Thundermans is an American superhero live-action comedy television series that began airing on Nickelodeon, on October 14, 2013. The series is created by Jed Spingarn. Nickelodeon announced ...more
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Bunheads is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Sutton Foster, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles
Bunheads is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lamar Damon, that aired on ABC Family from June 11, 2012 to February 25, 2013. Starring Sutton Foster, ...more
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Wendell & Vinnie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen & High School Shows of 2013
Jerry Trainor, Buddy Handleson, Nicole Sullivan
Wendell & Vinnie is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2013 and ran until September 22, 2013. The series stars Jerry Trainor and Buddy ...more