When you were a teenager, there was nothing better than watching your favorite TeenNick shows. But then you grew up and went to college or otherwise entered adulthood, and the old TeenNick TV shows just faded from your memory. Over the years, your tastes in music, movies, television and even people have probably changed. But thinking about all of those old TeenNick TV shows definitely brings back some memories.
TeenNick, which later became the N, was known for some really great programming. These shows weren’t just about your first crush and learning how to drive. Many of these shows took on very serious topics that many teens had to go through. From teen pregnancy and abortion to divorce and stepfamilies, the best shows on TeenNick made sure that the big problems of everyday life weren't ignored.
Of course, you remember the bigger shows like Degrassi, but what about the TeenNick shows you forgot about? The series that only lasted one or two seasons may not have been the most popular, but they were still fun to watch. Take a stroll down memory lane with these live-action and animated shows, and vote your favorites up to the top of the list.
Ginger was just trying to be popular. But this animated show wasn't afraid to get deep - as Ginger and her friends tried to get into the "in" crowd, they grew up with the show. The series ran from 2000-2006.
Airing in 2005, this six-episode miniseries followed three brothers in Harlem who had to learn to take care of themselves after the death of their parents. The drama grappled with serious issues like the juvenile detention system and grief. Rapper Nas provided the theme song.
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From 2006-2009, the surfing show Beyond the Break had teens dreaming of hitting the Hawaiian beach. The series told the stories of four professional female surfers, along with their dreamy love interests. Kim Kardashian even made an appearance on the show - she ended up getting her hair full of poi.
South of Nowhere (which aired from 2005-2008) followed the Carlin family as they struggled to adapt to life in L.A. This show tackled all sorts of issues, from racism to abortion to teen drinking. Spencer, the youngest daughter, even questioned her sexuality.