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The very best edutainment shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest edutainment shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular edutainment TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining edutainment show of all time is. Don't let your favorite edutainment television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of edutainment television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different shows, including Animal Face-Off and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best edutainment show of all time?" and "What are the greatest edutainment shows?"
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Edutainment TV Shows
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Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program created by Ted Turner, Robert Larkin III, and Barbara Pyle, produced by Pyle, Nicholas Boxer, Andy Heyward and Robby London, and developed by Pyle, Boxer, Heyward, London, Thom Beers, Bob Forward, Phil Harnage and Cassandra Schafhausen. The series was produced by Turner Program Services and DIC Entertainment and it was broadcast on TBS from September 15, 1990 to December 5, 1992. A sequel series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, was produced by Hanna-Barbera and Turner Program Services, and was broadcast from September 11, 1993 to May 11, 1996. Both series continue today in syndication. The ...more

Actors: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie

Premiered: 1990

Number of Seasons: 6

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The Young Indiana Jones Chroni... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Edutainment TV Shows
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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North Carolina and on the campus of UNCW. The series was an Amblin Entertainment/Lucasfilm production in association with Paramount Network Television. The series explores the childhood and youth of the fictional character Indiana Jones and primarily stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier as the title character, with George Hall playing an elderly version of Jones for the bookends of most episodes, though Harrison Ford bookended one episode. The show was created and executively produced by George Lucas, ...more

Actors: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 3

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Brain Games is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edutainment TV Shows
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Brain Games is a reality television series that discusses and explores the components of the human brain. Hosted by Jason Silva, the show uses experts in cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology. The show is interactive, encouraging viewers to participate in experiments, or "brain games", that emphasize the main points presented in each episode. The series debuted on the National Geographic channel in 2011. ...more

Premiered: 2011

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Handy Manny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Edutainment TV Shows
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Handy Manny


Handy Manny is a Disney-animated children's television program. It first aired on September 16, 2006 as originally part of Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney daily block intended for preschoolers. On February 14, 2011, it was moved to the Disney Junior block, serving as Playhouse Disney's replacement. The show's title character is voiced by Wilmer Valderrama. Children aged 4–9 were usually the show's audience. The show was created by Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler and Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Rick Gitelson. The animation is produced by Toronto-based Nelvana and features the voice performances of Wilmer Valderrama, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny, Fred Stoller, Nika Futterman, Kath ...more

Actors: Jane Lynch, Giada De Laurentiis, Wilmer Valderrama, Lance Bass, Grey DeLisle, + more

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 3

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