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The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years 

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Updated March 27, 2020 644 votes 48 voters 1.5k views 39 items

List Rules Vote up the best kids live-action shows that premiered on or after January 1st, 2015.

Television programs created solely for the entertainment of children are themselves nothing new, but new and current series are created each and every year with some of the best having hit the airwaves as recently as 2015. Shows like those everyone grew up with are still being made fresh and new for children of a new generation with some of the best kids series coming from new, kid-focused studios and channels.

The best live-action shows for kids are easily some of the best series ever made for children, but there are hundreds of amazing programs in this genre to choose from. Offering something different than "kiddie cartoons", live-action kids shows give children everything from role models to wish fulfillment. Sitcoms, game shows, science fiction, and more are created with a young audience in mind. To narrow it down, this list has highlighted the very best of children's live-action series from 2015 and beyond.

This list is only focusing on live-action kids series that premiered their first episode in 2015 or beyond so please vote up your favorite, and don't forget to add any we missed.

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Raven's Home is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson
Raven's Home (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy and family television series developed by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, and a spinoff and sequel to That's So Raven. Best friends Raven ...more
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Henry Danger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Timothy Brennen, Cooper Barnes, Ella Anderson

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 5

Network: Nickelodeon

Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 2014) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen. A 13-year-old boy (Jace Norman) lands a part-time job as a sidekick of Captain ...more
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Stuck in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jenna Ortega, Ronni Hawk, Isaak Presley
Stuck in the Middle (Disney Channel, 2016) is an American comedy television series developed by Alison Brown and Linda Videtti Figueiredo. In the fictional town of Marshport, Harley Diaz (Jenna ...more
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K.C. Undercover is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden

Premiered: 2015

K.C. Undercover (Disney Channel, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Corinne Marshall. A high school math genius (Zendaya) gets recruited by her parents after she finds out ...more
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Andi Mack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie
Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7, 2017. Andi Mack is turning 13 when her older sister Bex returns home. Andi works through her teenage ...more
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Lab Rats: Elite Force is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
William Brent, Bradley Steven Perry, Jake Short
Lab Rats: Elite Force is an American sitcom created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore that premiered on Disney XD on March 2, 2016. The series is a combined spinoff of Lab Rats and Mighty Med. ...more
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Bunk'd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Peyton List, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson
Bunk'd (Disney Channel, 2015) is an American sitcom and a spinoff of Jessie. Siblings Emma (Peyton List), Ravi (Karan Brar), and Zuri (Skai Jackson) head off to Camp Kikiwaka for the summer.
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Bella and the Bulldogs ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Brec Bassinger, Coy Stewart, Jackie Radinsky

Premiered: 2015

Bella and the Bulldogs (Nickelodeon, 2015) is an American teen comedy television series created by Jonathan Butler and Gabriel Garza. The series follows cheerleader Bella Dawson (Brec Bassinger) ...more
9
Best Friends Whenever is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Landry Bender, Lauren Taylor, Gus Kamp

Premiered: 2015

Best Friends Whenever (Disney, 2015) is an American children's comedy television series created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas. Set in Portland, Oregon, two teenage girls named Cyd (Landry ...more
10
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Premiered: 2000

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Nickelodeon

Double Dare is a children's game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on Nickelodeon. The show combines trivia questions with occasionally messy "physical challenges". ...more
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Gamer's Guide to Pretty ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Cameron Boyce, Murray Wyatt Rundus, Felix Avitia
Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything (Disney XD, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton. When professional video game player Connor (Cameron ...more
12
Bizaardvark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Madison Hu, Olivia Rodrigo, Jake Paul
Bizaardvark is an American sitcom created by Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman that premiered on Disney Channel on June 24, 2016. The series follows Frankie and Paige, two teenage best friends who ...more
13
Fast Layne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sophie Pollono, Sofia Rosinsky, Brandon Rossel

Premiered: 2019

Network: Disney Channel

Fast Layne (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American comedy television miniseries created by Travis Braun. Twelve-year-old over-achiever Layne (Sophie Pollono) finds her orderly life thrown into a ...more
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The Dude Perfect Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert
The Dude Perfect Show is a television series about the YouTube channel members Dude Perfect. The shows are about the lives of the Dude Perfect members and behind the scenes of some of their ...more
15
Sydney to the Max is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ruth Righi, Ava Kolker, Jackson Dollinger

Premiered: 2019

Network: Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Mark Reisman. Set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, the show follows outgoing middle ...more
16
Mutt & Stuff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Mutt & Stuff Brigitte the Dog, Meegan Godfrey, Kuma

Premiered: 2015

Mutt & Stuff (Nick Jr. 2015) is an American children's television series created by Sid and Marty Krofft and Bradley Zweig. The series follows Calvin Millan, son of "The Dog ...more
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Power Rangers Ninja Stee... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
William Shewfelt, Peter Sudarso, Nico Greetham
Power Rangers Ninja Steel (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American television series and the twenty-fourth season of Power Rangers. A new team of superhuman power rangers must work together and use ...more
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Power Rangers Dino Charg... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Brennan Mejia, Camille Hyde, Yoshua Sudarso

Premiered: 2015

Power Rangers Dino Charge (Nickelodeon, 2015) is the twenty-second season of the long-running American children's television program Power Rangers. The Rangers begin a mission to find the ...more
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Game Shakers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores

Premiered: 2015

Game Shakers (Nickelodeon, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Schneider. Two seventh graders, Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), start a ...more
20
Ghostwriter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata, Hanna Levinson

Premiered: 2019

Network: Apple TV+

Ghostwriter (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American children's mystery television series based on the 1997 series of the same name. When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing ...more
21
Knight Squad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Owen Joyner, Daniella Perkins, Amarr M. Wooten

Premiered: 2018

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: Nickelodeon

Knight Squad (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Sean Cunningham and Marc Dworkin. At a "magical school for knights in training", two very different ...more
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Danger Force is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ben Giroux, Cooper Barnes, Michael D. Cohen

Premiered: 2020

Network: Nickelodeon

Danger Force (Nickelodeon, 2020) is an American action comedy television series and spin-off of Henry Danger created by Christopher J. Nowak. Captain Man has a new crew of superhero sidekicks - ...more
23
Diary of a Future Presid... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Carmina Garay, Charlie Bushnell, Selenis Leyva

Network: Disney+

Diary of a Future President (Disney+, 2020) is an American comedy television series. Told from the narration of her diary, the show follows a 12-year-old girl Cuban-American as she navigates ...more
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Hunter Street is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Stony Blyden, Mae Mae Renfrow, Kyra Smith
Hunter Street is a comedy adventure television series created by Reint Schölvinck and Melle Runderkamp that premiered on Nickelodeon on March 11, 2017. The lives of five foster kids change ...more
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Cousins for Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Live Action Kids TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young, Micah Abbey

Premiered: 2018

Network: Nickelodeon

Cousins for Life (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert. The show follows the misadventures of Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and ...more