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

Updated November 13, 2020 505 votes 58 voters 2.2k views53 items

List RulesVote up the best kids live-action shows that premiered on or after January 1st, 2017.

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 2017. 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 2018 and beyond.

This list is only focusing on live-action kids series that premiered their first episode in 2017 or beyond so please vote up your favorite, and don't forget to add any we missed.

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    Raven's Home
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    19

    Raven's Home

    Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown

    Premiered2017

    Raven's Home (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy and family television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Andi Mack
    25
    21

    Andi Mack

    Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush

    Premiered2017

    Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Ghostwriter
    5
    1

    Ghostwriter

    Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata

    Premiered2019

    Ghostwriter (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American children's mystery television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Danger Force
    5
    2

    Danger Force

    Ben Giroux, Cooper Barnes

    Premiered2020

    Danger Force (Nickelodeon, 2020) is an American action comedy television series and spin-off... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Fast Layne
    10
    14

    Fast Layne

    Sophie Pollono, Sofia Rosinsky

    Premiered2019

    Fast Layne (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American comedy television miniseries created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Sydney to the Max
    12
    17

    Sydney to the Max

    Ruth Righi, Ava Kolker

    Premiered2019

    Sydney to the Max (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Diary of a Future President
    2
    4

    Diary of a Future President

    Tess Romero, Selenis Leyva

    Premiered2020

    Diary of a Future President (Disney+, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    I Am Frankie
    12
    19

    I Am Frankie

    Alex Hook, Uriel Baldesco
    I Am Frankie (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Marcela... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Hunter Street
    11
    18

    Hunter Street

    Stony Blyden, Mae Mae Renfrow

    Premiered2017

    Hunter Street is a comedy adventure television series created by Reint Schölvinck and Melle... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Cousins for Life
    9
    17

    Cousins for Life

    Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young

    Premiered2018

    Cousins for Life (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Kevin... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Power Rangers Ninja Steel
    10
    21

    Power Rangers Ninja Steel

    William Shewfelt, Peter Sudarso
    Power Rangers Ninja Steel (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American television series and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Knight Squad
    8
    20

    Knight Squad

    Owen Joyner, Daniella Perkins

    Premiered2018

    Knight Squad (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Sean... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Rachel & Me
    5
    18

    Rachel & Me

    Rachel Coleman, Sonya Cantor

    Premiered2018

    Rachel and her young friends learn about different topics together. Each episode explores a different theme, and the children sing, learn sign language, and discuss what they know about that topic.

  • 14
    Keep It Spotless
    5
    18

    Keep It Spotless

    Melissa Vanderschyff
    Keep It Spotless (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American competition television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp
    5
    18

    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp

    Jackson Rozells, Juliet Embry

    Premiered2018

    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American docuseries and revival... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Lip Sync Battle Shorties
    4
    19

    Lip Sync Battle Shorties

    Nick Cannon, JoJo Siwa
    Lip Sync Battle Shorties (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American reality television program... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Star Falls
    2
    16

    Star Falls

    Siena Agudong, Kamaia Fairburn

    Premiered2018

    Star Falls (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by George Doty... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Power Rangers Beast Morphers
    1
    5

    Power Rangers Beast Morphers

    Rorrie D. Travis, Jasmeet Baduwalia

    Premiered2019

    Power Rangers Beast Morphers (Nickelodeon, 2019) is an American television series and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Alexa & Katie
    0
    2

    Alexa & Katie

    Paris Berelc, Isabel May
    Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham.... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.
    1
    1

    Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.

    Sam Ashe Arnold, Cole Sand
    Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. (Netflix, 2018) is a comedy television series created by Robin J.... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
    1
    1

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Premiered2019

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Coop & Cami Ask the World
    0
    2

    Coop & Cami Ask the World

    Dakota Lotus, Ruby Rose Turner

    Premiered2018

    Coop & Cami Ask the World (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American comedy television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Mythbusters Jr.
    1
    1

    Mythbusters Jr.

    Adam Savage, Elijah Horland

    Premiered2019

    Mythbusters Jr. (Discovery Channel, 2019) is an American science entertainment television... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Go! Live Your Way
    0
    2

    Go! Live Your Way

    Pilar Pascual, Renata Toscano

    Premiered2019

    Go! Vive a tu manera (Netflix, 2019), or "Go! Live Your Way," is an Argentinean television... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Blue's Clues & You!
    1
    1

    Blue's Clues & You!

    Jaiden Cannatelli, Shakira

    Premiered2019

    Blue's Clues & You! (Nickelodeon, 2019) is a Canadian and American live-action and animated... more on Wikipedia