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The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years 

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Updated August 10, 2020 105.3k votes 12.2k voters 177.2k views 91 items

List Rules Vote up the best shows that premiered on or after January 1st, 2017, that best capture teen spirit.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we're ranking the best teen TV shows since 2017. 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 Love, Victor, Euphoria, Looking for Alaska, and I am Not OK with This are all considered must-watch shows for teens in 2020. 

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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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

Premiered: 2017

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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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh

Premiered: 2017

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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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan

Premiered: 2018

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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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
EsterIllesova added Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez

Premiered: 2018

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) 5 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

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 Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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 Society is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy

Premiered: 2019

The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser. After discovering everybody else in their town has vanished, a group of teenagers must ...more
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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Atypical Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine

Premiered: 2017

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) 9 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

Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series created by Moira Walley-Beckett, based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth ...more
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A Series of Unfortunate ... is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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) 11 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sammie Hensel added Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia

Premiered: 2018

On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. In an inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, four teens - a ...more
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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
sourberry added Runaways Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner

Premiered: 2017

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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Outer Banks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline, Jonathan Daviss

Premiered: 2020

Outer Banks (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama series created by created by Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke. A group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks stumble upon a ...more
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Alexa & Katie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
jinkieszoinks added Paris Berelc, Isabel May, Tiffani Thiessen

Premiered: 2018

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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Elite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
stankluytmans2 added María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau

Premiered: 2018

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Elite (Netflix, 2018) is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona. When three working-class teenagers begin attending an exclusive ...more
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Greenhouse Academy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts, Chris O’Neal

Premiered: 2017

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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Never Have I Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani

Premiered: 2020

Never Have I Ever (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. The series follows the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian ...more
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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Zendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow

Premiered: 2019

Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, love, and
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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein

Premiered: 2017

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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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
jmasonc added Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth

Premiered: 2018

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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I Am Not Okay With This ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sophia Lillis, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Sofia Bryant

Premiered: 2020

I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix, 2020) is an American coming-of-age drama television series created, directed, written, and executive produced by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall. Sydney ...more
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Grown-ish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Chris Parnell

Premiered: 2018

Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. When the Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) heads off to college to begin ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years
grammargal13 added Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Premiered: 2019

The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. After joining a secret society of magic users, college freshman Jack Morton ...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

Premiered: 2017

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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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

Premiered: 2019

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