Whether you don't feel bound by the idea of shows for grown-ups, or you need something good to watch with the kids in your life, the actually good kids shows of 2022 have just the thing to make a mixed-age audience happy. The best kids shows for adults don't rely on sneaky dirty jokes so much as they have hidden depths of writing and design that keep you watching. In 2022 there are some delightful examples of great shows for the family and we've got them here, ranked thanks to your votes.
The kids shows adults like often do more with their stories than present easily surmountable problems that are solved in ten minutes. The new Star Trek show, Star Trek: Prodigy, has a story that spans from Delta to Alpha Quadrant, satisfying any sci-fi nerd's needs, no matter how old they are. Do you prefer fantasy? Then Supernatural Academy is ready to admit you. Horror? Then welcome to Sulphur Springs. And, if you're just looking for something fun and cute that won't drive you up the wall after the third consecutive watch, shows like Sharkdog are a sure bet, while the songs in The Ghost and Molly McGee are actually pretty catchy.
Which of these great kids series is the best of the bunch? Which are you most looking forward to watching with kids (or on your own) in 2022? Vote up your favorites and watch as the kids TV shows the whole family will love rise to the top!
Kids need more than sugar in both their diet and in their media consumption and kid-friendly scares in Secrets of Sulphur Springs are a delightful addition to any family watchlist. With mysteries, ghosts, and even time-travel, this Disney Channel series is a fun watch even for grown-ups.
A superhero series for everyone, the latest addition to the Disney+ Marvel series follows nerdy 16-year old Kamala Khan who loves video games and writing fan fiction about superheroes and has difficulty fitting in until she develops powers of her own. Mixing a relatable coming-of-age story with all the fun of superhero action-adventure, this series is not only a great family watch but fans can then read the comics together as well.
A revival of the early 2000s series The Proud Family, the story is once again set around Penny Proud and her boisterous loving family, this time nagivating their lives in the 2020s. With many of the original voice actors returning this is a nostalgic comfort show for grown-ups and a great animated sitcom for any age.
One thing kids shows have that is far more rare in shows for grown-ups is cheerful confidence. And the titular character of Nate knows just how funny and awesome he is (even if he's also a little insecure). With its charming design and a voice cast that includes Rob Delaney as Nate's dad Martin, and based on a comic strip that spun off into two children's books before becoming an animated series, this cheerful animated series promises fun stories that the whole family will love.
First, the brother bears of We Bare Bears were already cute, but make them cubs and they are nigh on irresistibly adorable. All the heartwarming story of the original series is here, this time following Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear as they search for a new home in a magical, teleporting box. It's cute and goofy for kids while being charming enough for any adults watching with them (or on their own).
In the first entry in the Star Trek franchise made especially for younger audiences, there's another first - none of the main cast is human, nor are they members of the Federation. Set five years after the USS Voyager returned to Earth, a trouble-making group of teen aliens find an abandoned Starfleet ship. Luckily for these young spacefarers there is a helpful hologram aboard, designed after the former captain of the USS Voyager, Kathryn Janeway. Perfect for parents wanting to introduce their kids to a favorite fandom, this show is just as great for any Star Trek nerd, no matter their age.