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Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds  

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List Rules Vote up the best shows appropriate for a thirteen year old to watch.

Picking out what is a good TV show for 13 year olds is particularly tricky. There often feels like a big gap between "kiddie shows" and teen shows that are too mature for someone who was 12 just a year ago. If you’ve been looking for good shows for thirteen-year-olds, this list of the best television shows appropriate for kids who are 13 will help.

Good shows for 13-year-old kids offer compelling stories, good laughs, and the right amount of drama and tension to be interesting and engaging - all without getting too grown-up. Shows that offer things to think about, like The Good Place and Speechless, while also being fun to watch are great for thirteen-year-olds. Positive role models people that take the time to learn from a situation are also important elements of good shows for this age range.

Which television shows are the most appropriate for thirteen-year-olds to watch? Vote up the best shows for kids who are 13, vote down the shows that are too mature or inappropriate, and add any good series for 13-year-old kids that are missing. Then check out our list of TV shows for tweens.

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Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
KassahWutke added Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar
Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. Degrassi is the fourth fictional ...more
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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more
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Smart Guy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
KassahWutke added Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver
Smart Guy is an American sitcom centering on the exploits of child genius T.J. Henderson, who moves from being an elementary school student in the fourth grade to a high school student in the ...more
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Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
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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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is an American fantasy-drama series that aired on ABC from October 10, 2013 to April 3, 2014. It was created by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Zack Estrin, and Jane ...more
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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
KassahWutke added Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel
7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday ...more
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Joan of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
KassahWutke added Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen
Joan of Arcadia is an American television fantasy/family drama telling the story of teenager Joan Girardi, who sees and speaks with God and performs tasks she is given. The series originally ...more
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Prince of Peoria is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
Prince of Peoria (Netflix, 2018) is an American comedy television series, created by Nick Stanton and Devin Bunje. The 13-year-old prince, Prince Maxemil "Emil" Vanderklaut III (Gavin ...more
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The Last Kids on Earth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
Nick Wolfhard, Charles Demers, Garland Whitt
The Last Kids on Earth (Netflix, 2019) is an American children's animation web television series created by Nick Stanton and Devin Bunje, based on the book series by Max Brallier. 13 year-old ...more
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8 Simple Rules is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
KassahWutke added Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson
8 Simple Rules is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal. It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005. Ritter's character in the series ...more
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Red Band Society is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro
Red Band Society is an American teen medical comedy-drama television series on Fox for the 2014–15 American television season developed by Margaret Nagle. The series premiered on September 17, ...more
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Everwood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Emily VanCamp
Everwood is an American drama television series that initially aired in the United States on The WB. The series is set in the fictional small town of Everwood, Colorado, and was filmed in Ogden, ...more
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Hindsight is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
Hindsight (VH1, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Emily Fox. While wrestling with doubts on the eve of her second wedding, Becca (Laura Ramsey) finds herself sent ...more
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I Am Jazz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds
I Am Jazz Ari Jennings
I Am Jazz (TLC, 2015), announced as All That Jazz, is an American reality television series. The series features Jazz and her family "dealing with typical teen drama through the lens of a ...more