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.
Premiered: 2017Raven's Home (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy and family television series... more
Premiered: 2017Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7,... more
Premiered: 2019Ghostwriter (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American children's mystery television series created by... more
Premiered: 2020Danger Force (Nickelodeon, 2020) is an American action comedy television series and spin-off... more
Premiered: 2019Sydney to the Max (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by... more
Premiered: 2019Fast Layne (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American comedy television miniseries created by... more
Premiered: 2020Diary of a Future President (Disney+, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by... more
- 1219I Am Frankie (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Marcela... more
Premiered: 2019Power Rangers Beast Morphers (Nickelodeon, 2019) is an American television series and the... more
Premiered: 2017Hunter Street is a comedy adventure television series created by Reint Schölvinck and Melle... more
Premiered: 2018Cousins for Life (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Kevin... more
- 1121Power Rangers Ninja Steel (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American television series and the... more
Premiered: 2018Knight Squad (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Sean... more
Rachel & MeRachel Coleman, Sonya Cantor
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.
- 518Keep It Spotless (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American competition television series created by... more
Premiered: 2018Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American docuseries and revival... more
- 519Lip Sync Battle Shorties (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American reality television program... more
Premiered: 2018Star Falls (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by George Doty... more
Premiered: 2018Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham.... more
- 11Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. (Netflix, 2018) is a comedy television series created by Robin J.... more
Premiered: 2019The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a... more
Premiered: 2018Coop & Cami Ask the World (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American comedy television series... more
Premiered: 2019Mythbusters Jr. (Discovery Channel, 2019) is an American science entertainment television... more
Go! Live Your WayPilar Pascual, Renata Toscano
Premiered: 2019Go! Vive a tu manera (Netflix, 2019), or "Go! Live Your Way," is an Argentinean television... more
Premiered: 2019Blue's Clues & You! (Nickelodeon, 2019) is a Canadian and American live-action and animated... more