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The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years 

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Updated February 24, 2020 98k votes 11.5k voters 167.3k views 51 items

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

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

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
2
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

Premiered: 26 january 2017

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Mystery

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
3
13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Mystery

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
4
The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

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
5
Chilling Adventures of S... 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

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

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
6
Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 55

Network: Freeform

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

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
7
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

Premiered: 2018

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama

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
8
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

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

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
9
The Society is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Gideon Adlon, Domenic Arduino, Sean Berdy

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Teen drama, Teen

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
10
Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

Network: Fox

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
11
A Series of Unfortunate ... 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

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

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
12
Atypical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Atypical Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine

Network: Netflix

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
13
Runaways is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
sourberry added Runaways 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.
14
Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 14 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

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Drama

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
15
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

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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
16
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
jinkieszoinks added Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

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
17
Greenhouse Academy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts, Chris O’Neal

Network: Netflix

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
18
Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
jmasonc added Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth

Genres (Tv): Action, Superhero, Romance, Sci-fi, Teen drama

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
19
Grown-ish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Chris Parnell

Premiered: 2018

Network: Freeform

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

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
20
On My Block is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sammie Hensel added Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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
21
Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ana Golja, Ricardo Hoyos, Stefan Brogren

Genres (Tv): Teen drama

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
22
Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein

Genres (Tv): Animation, Adult, Comedy

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
23
Insatiable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
DoboşAndreea added Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Gorham

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Comedy-drama

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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Famous in Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, Keith Powers

Network: Freeform

Genres (Tv): Drama

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
25
Good Trouble is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sabasree Pradhan added Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama, Romance

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