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List Rules Any drama series in which the main characters and target audience are primarily 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. Teenage 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 romantic TV series 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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1
25,134 8,306
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Emőke Dömötör added The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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2
26,409 8,880
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Emőke Dömötör added Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

3
20,561 6,712
Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

4
20,777 5,495
Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Emőke Dömötör added Gossip Girl Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

5
13,056 5,749
One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

6
10,131 6,381
Glee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Glee Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

7
8,796 5,212
90210 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
veronic added Beverly Hills 90210 Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord

8
12,436 4,181
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
abby3314 added The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

9
5,992 3,700
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
menna-essam added Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

10
10,246 4,653
Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Awkward. Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed

11
8,576 2,731
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
elisebrun44 added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

12
6,121 3,353
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

13
8,175 3,887
Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Switched at Birth Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

14
7,411 3,616
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
17hels added Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

15
7,369 3,368
The Carrie Diaries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added The Carrie Diaries AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong

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16
4,983 3,359
The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Emőke Dömötör added The O.c. Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

17
6,854 3,280
The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Secret Circle Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

18
5,780 1,875
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
JoanneFares added The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

19
4,748 1,226
Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Wizards of Waverly Place Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

20
4,550 2,400
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

21
6,289 3,505
The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

22
3,836 3,541
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

23
4,479 2,485
Faking It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Faking It Gregg Sulkin, Katie Stevens, Michael J. Willett

24
3,085 855
Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Sarah Jayde added Shadowhunters Darryll D.B. Walsh

25
3,451 1,722
Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
dalila-perez added Girl Meets World Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage

26
4,954 3,296
The Lying Game is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Lying Game Charisma Carpenter, Helen Slater, Alexandra Chando

27
3,370 1,393
Young & Hungry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Young & Hungry Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero

28
3,677 1,434
H2O: Just Add Water is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
dalila-perez added H2O: Just Add Water Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren

29
3,067 1,335
Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

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30
3,985 2,430
Twisted is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Twisted Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Ashton Moio

31
4,029 1,418
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

32
3,447 2,130
Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added Degrassi: The Next Generation Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

33
2,576 2,421
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Veronica Mars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

34
2,743 1,142
iCarly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
iCarly Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

35
3,037 2,264
Skins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added Skins Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

36
3,488 2,015
The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
The Tomorrow People Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell

37
3,875 1,650
Reign is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
manahilsheikh.hg added Reign Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs

38
2,388 2,016
Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

39
2,355 1,928
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

40
3,583 207
Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
KassahWutke added Riverdale

41
2,498 1,893
Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
carlybobarly added Beverly Hills 90210 Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

42
1,785 1,722
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
carlybobarly added Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

43
1,570 980
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
zainab-sulman added iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

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44
1,416 1,716
Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Suburgatory Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

45
2,736 1,115
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
ChristineMejlbo added Kim Possible Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

46
1,377 407
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
faziusgamer added Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

47
2,046 1,137
Red Band Society is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
elisebrun44 added Red Band Society Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro

48
1,904 1,959
Greek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Robert Wabash added Greek Clark Duke, Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer

49
2,076 1,092
Dance Academy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Joanna Duong added Dance Academy Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan

50
1,796 798
Good Luck Charlie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Drama TV Shows
Good Luck Charlie Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry