What to Watch 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. 

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 1 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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3,097 1,118
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 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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415 160
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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391 179
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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The End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 6 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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231 101
Legacies is listed (or ranked) 7 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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1,699 1,446
Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 8 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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312 186
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Meagan Grider added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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1,054 1,003
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Nini Chichua added Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro
Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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529 473
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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382 341
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 12 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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1,123 1,221
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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649 670
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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397 379
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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154 119
Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 17 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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671 811
Greenhouse Academy is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ana Golja, Ricardo Hoyos, Stefan Brogren
Degrassi: Next Class is a 2016 Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi Universe, the fifth series in the Degrassi franchise. Like its predecessors, the series follows an ...more

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314 367
Insatiable is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
DoboşAndreea added Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Gorham
Insatiable (Netflix, 2018) is an American black comedy-drama series created by Lauren Gussis. A disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach (Dallas Roberts) takes on a ...more

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164 163
Grown-ish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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754 1,003
Famous in Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, Keith Powers
Famous in Love (Freeform, 2017) is an American drama television series based on the book with the same name, written by Rebecca Serle. Paige Townsen (Bella Thorne), an ordinary college student, ...more

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109 87
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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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Andi Mack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Teen 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