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Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds 

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Updated July 1, 2020 2k votes 487 voters 26.5k views 38 items

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Choosing the best TV shows for 10-year-olds to watch - or at least guiding what they watch - can be complicated. They may be totally a tween, but that doesn't mean they're ready for deeper or darker themes. If you’ve been looking for good shows for 10-year-olds, this list of the best television series appropriate for kids who are ten will help find the right balance of fun to watch, age-appropriate and educational shows for 10-year-olds.

A ten-year-old kid may be a tween but they've only just got double digits to their age and aren't necessarily ready to watch shows for teens and older kids. The best shows for ten-year-olds to watch exercise the imagination such as Trollhunters and Adventure Time. The best shows for this age also offer complex stories that give them things to keep thinking and dreaming about or start conversations, like Doctor Who, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey or The Twilight Zone. Educational shows for 10-year-olds and talent-based reality shows for kids even feature a cast close to their age, thanks to shows like MasterChef Jr. and MythBusters Jr.

Which television shows are the best for 10-year-old kids to watch? Vote up the best shows for 10-year-olds and add any good TV series for 10-year old kids that are missing.

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A Series of Unfortunate ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
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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Alexa & Katie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
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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Andi Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
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
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MasterChef Junior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot

Premiered: 2013

MasterChef Junior (Fox, 2013) is an American cooking competition. 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country between the ages of eight and 13 will compete in the first audition round and ...more
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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly

Premiered: 2011

The Voice (NBC, 2011) is an American reality television singing competition hosted by Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, and Carson Daly. Based on the original The Voice of ...more
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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

Premiered: 1995

Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the ...more
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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

Premiered: 1993

Boy Meets World (ABC, 1993) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly. An adolescent (Ben Savage) with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he ...more
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The Next Step is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Trevor Tordjman, Isaac Lupien, Victoria Baldesarra

Premiered: 2013

The Next Step is a Canadian teen drama series shot in a reality television style. The show was created by Frank van Keeken. The series focuses on a group of dancers who attend The Next Step ...more
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Diary of a Future Presid... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Tess Romero, Selenis Leyva, Charlie Bushnell

Premiered: 2020

Diary of a Future President (Disney+, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Ilana Peña. Told from the narration of her diary, the show follows a 12-year-old ...more
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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2010

Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more
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Just Add Magic: Mystery ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Tyler Sanders, Jenna Qureshi

Premiered: 2020

Just Add Magic: Mystery City (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American family comedy television series, and a spinoff of Just Add Magic. Step-siblings Zoe and Leo, and their upstairs neighbor Ish ...more
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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Zach Callison, Estelle, Michaela Dietz

Premiered: 2013

Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar, former storyboard artist, writer, and composer for Adventure Time. It is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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3Below: Tales of Arcadia... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna, Nick Offerman

Premiered: 2018

3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix, 2018), or simply 3Below, is an American computer-animated science fantasy television series and is the second installment of Guillermo del Toro's Tales of ...more
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The Hollow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Ashleigh Ball, Connor Parnall, Adrian Petriw
The Hollow (Netflix, 2018) is a Canadian animated science fantasy adventure mystery series created by Vito Viscomi. Three teen strangers awaken in a dangerous world and try to make sense of what ...more
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Man vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal

Premiered: 2006

Man vs. Wild, also called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival, Survival Game, or colloquially as simply Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom, is a survival television series hosted by ...more
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Trollhunters: Tales of A... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix, 2016) is an American computer-animated fantasy television series created by Guillermo del Toro. An ordinary boy finds a magic amulet that turns him into ...more
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Ghostwriter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata, Hanna Levinson

Premiered: 2019

Ghostwriter (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American children's mystery television series created by Liz Nealon, and based on the 1997 series of the same name. When a ghost haunts a neighborhood ...more
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The Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, Malia Baker

Premiered: 2020

The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix, 2020) is an American family television series based on the classic children's book franchise from Ann M. Martin. In this contemporary take on the beloved book ...more
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Cleopatra in Space is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Lilimar, Katie Crown, Jorge Diaz

Premiered: 2020

Cleopatra in Space (Peacock, 2020) is a family animated action adventure television series created by Mike Maihack based on the graphic novel series of the same name. Cleopatra in Space tells ...more
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Hero Elementary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Lisa Michelle Cornelius, Chris River

Premiered: 2020

Hero Elementary (PBS Kids, 2020) is an American-Canadian children's animated television series created by Carol-Lynn Parente. Hero Elementary centers around a team of super students called ...more
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Craftopia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Lauren Riihimaki

Premiered: 2020

Craftopia (HBO Max, 2020) is an unscripted television series hosted by Lauren Riihimaki, aka LaurDIY. On Craftopia, 9-15-year old contestants put their imaginations to the test and make their ...more
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Where's Waldo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Joshua Rush, Haley Tju, Eva Carlton

Premiered: 2020

Where's Waldo? (Universal Kids, 2019) is an American animated children's television series with educational elements based on the North American variation of the Where's Wally? books by Martin ...more
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World of Dance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo
World of Dance (NBC, 2017) is an American reality dance competition series, hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum. Judged by Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough, dance performers, including solo acts ...more
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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good TV Shows for 10 Year Olds
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

Premiered: 1997

Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more