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The Best Teen Drama TV Shows  

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List Rules Any drama series in which the main characters and target audience are primarily teens.

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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!

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Good Luck Charlie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
2010
Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010 to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a ...more
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Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added 2001
Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. Degrassi is the fourth fictional ...more
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Skins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added 2007
Skins is a British teen drama that followed the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. Each episode generally focuses on a particular ...more
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Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
ahmed-maklad added 2005
Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks and her friends as they ...more
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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
2013
The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec that aired on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. ...more
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Twisted is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
2013
Twisted is an American teen drama mystery-thriller television series. The pilot episode aired on March 19, 2013, and the show's next 10 episodes resumed airing on June 18, 2013. On July 30, ...more
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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
2004
Veronica Mars (UPN, The CW, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...more
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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
2006
Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by ...more
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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
mani1127 added 1998
That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in ...more
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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
2001
Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more
36
Shake It Up is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
AnaP. added 2010
Shake It Up is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel in the United States from November 7, 2010 to November 10, 2013. Created by Chris Thompson and starring Bella Thorne and ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
jenz-meonada-sespeñe added 2012
Beauty & the Beast is an American television series, very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name, created by Sherri Cooper-Landsman and Jennifer Levin that premiered ...more
38
Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
carlybobarly added 1990
Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American drama series that originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox and was produced by Spelling Television in the United States, and subsequently ...more
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Scream is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
kacy stevenson added 2015
Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, based on the film series. After a cyber-bullying incident serves ...more
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Dance Academy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Joanna Duong added 2010
Dance Academy is an Australian teen-oriented television drama produced by Werner Film Productions in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and ZDF. Series one premiered on 31 ...more
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Red Band Society is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
elisebrun44 added 2014
Red Band Society is an American teen medical comedy-drama television series on Fox for the 2014–15 American television season developed by Margaret Nagle. The series premiered on September 17, ...more
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My Babysitter's a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added 2011
My Babysitter's a Vampire is a 2011 Canadian television series, based on the television film of the same name. In Canada, the series premiered in French on Télétoon on February 28, ...more
43
Star-Crossed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
2014
Star-Crossed is an American science fiction romantic drama television series created by Meredith Averill. Star-Crossed premiered on The CW on Monday, February 17, 2014, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 ...more
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That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
dusankons added 2003
That's So Raven is an American supernatural teen sitcom television series. It debuted on the Disney Channel on January 17, 2003, and ended its run on November 10, 2007. The show spawned Disney ...more
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The Lying Game is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
2011
The Lying Game is an American teen drama television series that aired on ABC Family from August 15, 2011 to March 12, 2013. The series was produced by Pratt Enterprises, Alloy Entertainment, and ...more
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Sonny with a Chance is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
camilaarayawilson added 2009
Sonny with a Chance is an American sitcom which aired on Disney Channel, created by Steve Marmel. The series follows the experiences of teenager Sonny Munroe, portrayed by Demi Lovato, who ...more
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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
carlybobarly added 1999
Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more
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Finding Carter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
georgia12345 added 2014
Finding Carter is an American teen drama television series that premiered on MTV on July 8, 2014. The series was created by Emily Silver, and stars Kathryn Prescott as Carter, a young teenage ...more
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Mako Mermaids is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
indyayoung added 2012
Mako: Island of Secrets is an Australian television programme for children and teenagers. Internationally released as Mako Mermaids, the show is a spin-off of H2O: Just Add Water and is produced ...more
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Famous in Love is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
yologirl added
Famous in Love (Freeform, 2017) is an American drama television series based on the book with the same name, written by Rebecca Serle. Paige Townsen (Bella Thorne), an ordinary college student, ...more