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The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote up the best shows that premiered on or after January 1st, 2015, that best capture teen spirit.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we're ranking the best teen TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated teen shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new teen series on television. What is the best new teen show? 

Featuring new CW shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent teen dramas include Red Oaks, Riverdale, Dear White People, and Scream Queens. Netflix's original series 13 Reasons Why and Atypical are both considered as must watch shows for teens in 2018. 

Vote up the best new teen shows and feel free to add any new teen series missing from the list. Then, check out our list of the best teen drama shows.

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Nini Chichua added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
TiagoOgait added KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey
Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh
13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
EsterIllesova added Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more
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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
veerlescheijvens added Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant
Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more
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The Society is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Gideon Adlon, Domenic Arduino, Sean Berdy
The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser and unofficially inspired by the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A group of ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
grammargal13 added Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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The End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more
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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende
Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more
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A Series of Unfortunate Events is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
starraven added Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more
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On My Block is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sammie Hensel added Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia
On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age television series created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. Four bright and street-savvy friends navigate their way through the ...more
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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele
Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more
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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
sourberry added Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner
Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy.
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Alexa & Katie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
jinkieszoinks added Paris Berelc, Isabel May, Tiffani Thiessen
Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham. Eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school, lifelong best friends Alexa ...more
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Good Trouble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sabasree Pradhan added Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez
Good Trouble (Freeform, 2019) is an American family drama television series, and a spinoff of The Fosters. Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana Foster (Cierra Ramirez) move to Los Angeles and ...more
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Grown-ish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Grown-ish Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Chris Parnell
Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. When Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) heads off to college to begins her ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
grammargal13 added Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer
The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. College freshman Jack Morton (Jake Manley) joins a fabled secret society and is ...more
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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
jmasonc added Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth
Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more
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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
jinkieszoinks added Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more
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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine
Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written by Robia Rashid. Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, looks for a ...more
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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Lauren M. P. added Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson
Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a good-hearted, earnest ...more
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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein
Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more
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Greenhouse Academy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts, Chris O’Neal
Greenhouse Academy (Netflix, 2017) is a tween drama television series, based on the Israeli television series, adapted by Giora Chamizer and Paula Yoo. At an elite Southern California boarding ...more
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Pretty Little Liars: The Perfe... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sammie Hensel added Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Sofia Carson
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform, 2019) is an American teen drama television series developed by I. Marlene King, based on the novel by Sara Shepard. Nothing in the perfectly ...more