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The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

Updated October 16, 2020 661.8k votes 112.4k voters 2.9m views137 items

List RulesVote up your favorite dramatic shows in which the main characters and target audience are teens.

Ranked here are the very best teen drama shows on television, ranked from best to worst. Popular teen drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining teen drama show of all time is. You might also enjoy best teen romance movies streaming on Netflix. The best teen TV shows aren't always just for teens, some are good in their own right, with fans of all ages! This list of the greatest teen drama shows ranks the best, based on the votes of the community (and you!) and also includes pictures from the shows, when available. You don't even have to be young to enjoy teen shows- for many adults, TV shows for teens are a guilty pleasure we just can't get enough of.

What are some good teen TV dramas? Don't let your favorite teen drama television programs fall 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 teen drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, when available. Shows include everything from Roswell to Saved by the Bell, and even some supernatural and romantic TV shows that are great for teens and young adults.

What is the best teen drama show of all time? What are the greatest teen drama shows? From TV shows for teenage girls, teen romance TV shows and all around good TV shows to watch for teenagers, this list lets your rank your favorites in this genre. What are your favorite young adult TV shows? Vote and rerank below to channel your inner teenager and let the world know! And if you love these shows, check out our list of the best teen drama movies.

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  • 1
    Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    25,648
    8,029

    ActorsBlake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

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  • 2
    Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    15,229
    3,270

    ActorsKJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols

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  • 3
    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    31,731
    11,671

    ActorsNina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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  • 4
    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    7,732
    1,968

    ActorsWinona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo

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  • 5
    Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    31,034
    11,954

    ActorsTroian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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  • 6
    Тийн Вълк is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    25,877
    9,513

    ActorsTyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

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  • 7
    13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    7,522
    2,596

    ActorsDylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh

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  • 8
    The 100 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    13,143
    5,293

    ActorsEliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell, Eli Goree, Marie Avgeropoulos

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  • 9
    Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
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    3,289

    ActorsKatherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia

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  • 10
    H2O: Just Add Water is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    7,501
    3,209

    H2O: Just Add Water

    2006

    ActorsCariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren

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  • 11
    Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    3,776
    1,437

    ActorsJamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey

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  • 12
    One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    15,353
    8,063

    ActorsChad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

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  • 13
    Good Luck Charlie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    4,119
    1,792

    ActorsBridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry

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  • 14
    The Carrie Diaries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    9,659
    5,164

    ActorsAnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong

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  • 15
    That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    2,627
    1,329

    ActorsTopher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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  • 16
    On My Block is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    844
    351

    ActorsDiego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia, Ronni Hawk, Sierra Capri

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  • 17
    Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    6,565
    3,742

    ActorsBen Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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  • 18
    Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    9,138
    5,276

    ActorsLauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

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  • 19
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    6,610
    2,816

    ActorsGrant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes

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  • 20
    Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    440
    145

    ActorsZendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Eric Dane

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  • 21
    Elite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    492
    183

    Elite

    2018

    ActorsMaría Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Ester Expósito, Danna Paola

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  • 22
    Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    9,316
    5,522

    ActorsVanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

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  • 23
    Outer Banks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    321
    100

    ActorsMadison Bailey, Madelyn Cline, Jonathan Daviss

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  • 24
    The Society is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    391
    139

    ActorsKathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo

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  • 25
    Glee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
    12,977
    8,375

    Glee

    2009

    ActorsLea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

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