Parenting The Best TV Networks for Kids  

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List Rules TV networks focused on kids programming. Vote up the best TV networks for kids to watch.

Keeping the kids entertained is a hard task to accomplish. It’s tough to find a family friendly television channel that you won’t feel like you’ll have to constantly monitor, but in today’s world of cable television, there are fortunately a lot of great options. Many kid's shows are educational as well, keeping the minds of little ones active. What are the best TV Networks for kids?

This list has the best networks that are safe for you and your family, producing some of the best kid’s shows on television like "Arthur," "Babar," "Curious George," "Looney Toons," "Drake and Josh," "SpongeBob Squarepants," and "Dexter’s Laboratory." Networks like the Disney Channel, PBS Kids, and the Cartoon Network are all vying for kid viewers, and as a result, some truly great kids programming exists.

This list features the best TV Networks for kids, including, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, and ABC Family. Vote up the best TV network for children below or add another that offers kid's shows but isn't already on the list.

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Disney Channel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Disney Channel Shake it Up, Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, That's so Raven, Austin and Ally

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Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Andrew Chukin added Nickelodeon

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PBS Kids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
PBS Kids Arthur, Babar, Curious George, Looney Tunes

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Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Disney XD Lab Rats, Mighty Med, Pair of Kings, Zeke and Luther

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Disney Junior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Disney Junior Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates

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Nick Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Nick Jr. Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, PeppaPig

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Teen Nick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Teen Nick Drake & Josh, How to Rock, Sam and Cat, Zoey 101

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Boomerang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Boomerang 2 Stupid Dogs, Ben 10, The Flintstone Kids, Josie and the Pussycats, The Jetsons

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Sprout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Sprout Sesame Street, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Rolie Polie Olie, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

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Animal Planet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Animal Planet The Crocodile Hunter, Meerkat Manor, The Most Extreme, River Monsters

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Nic Toons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Nic Toons SpongeBob SquarePants, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Legend of Korra, The Penguins of Madagascar

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Cartoon Network is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
bogned201 added cartoon network

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National Geographic Channel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
National Geographic Channel Break It Down, Hooked, World's Toughest Fixes, Man Made, Dog Town

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Cartoon Network Too is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Cartoon Network Too Ed, Edd n Eddy, Regular Show, Adventure Time, Teen Titans

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Kids' WB is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Kids WB Johnny Bravo, Total Drama Island, Chowder

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The Hub is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
The Hub Scooby Doo, Ben 10, Total Drama World Tour, Power Puff Girls

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51 38
Fox Kids is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Fox Kids Tiny Toon Adventures, X-Men, Life With Louie, The Tick

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Freeform is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Freeform Kyle XY, Pretty Little Liars

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Nick 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Nick 2 The World of David the Gnome, Don't Just Sit There, Clarissa Explains It All, Rocko's Modern Life, Standby: Lights, Camera, Action!

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Baby TV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Baby TV Sesame Street, Curious George, Babar, Arthur

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Jetix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Jetix Dragon Booster, Pucca, Sonic X, World of Quest

The Best HBO Dramas of All Time

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Family TV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Family TV The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Full House, The Simpsons, Boy Meets World

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NBC Family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
NBC Family Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, The Middle, Twisted

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TV Land is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
TV Land The Andy Griffith Show, Mork and Mindy, Everybody Loves Raymond

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Toonami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Toonami Samurai Jack, Scooby Doo, Arthur, Dexter's Laboratory

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Hallmark Channel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Hallmark Channel Cedar Cove, When Calls the Heart

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Qubo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
KweenKisesMontoyaExoh added Qubo

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KidsCo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
KidsCo Dragon Ball Z, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, Babar

The Best Fox Comedies of All Time

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Cartoonito is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Cartoonito The Amazing World of Gumball, Buggs Bunny, Dexter's Laboratory, Pokemon

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Ytv is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Ytv Code Lyoko, Mad, Spongebob Squarepants, Camp Lazlo

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Minimax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Minimax Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Looney Tunes, The Power Puff Girls

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Teletoon Retro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Teletoon Retro Animaniacs, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Babar, Dexter's Laboratory, Care Bears

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Univision is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Univision The Backyardigans, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, The Jungle Book

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Cbbc is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Cbbc 12 Again, All at Sea, Arthur, Blue Peter

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Teletoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Teletoon Dr. Dimensionpants, Atomic Puppet, Pirate Express, Endangered Species

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3KidsTV is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
3KidsTV added 3KidsTV

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Pogo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Pogo Ninjago, Powerpuff Girls, Naruto

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Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible, Burger Land

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The CW is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
The CW Smallville, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Megamax is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Networks for Kids
Megamax Camp Lazlo, Cow and Chicken, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack