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The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

Updated January 12, 2021 667.6k votes 113.1k voters 2.9m views138 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 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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