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Good TV Shows for 13 Year Olds

Updated December 18, 2020 14.4k votes 2.0k voters 55.0k views53 items

List RulesVote 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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    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta...  more
  • The Good Place2
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    The Good Place

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

    Premiered2016

    The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael...  more
  • Alexa & Katie3
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    Alexa & Katie

    Paris Berelc, Isabel May

    Premiered2018

    Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham....  more
  • Modern Family4
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    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Premiered2009

    Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco...  more
  • Gilmore Girls5
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    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel

    Premiered2000

    Gilmore Girls (The WB, 2000) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy...  more
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    Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph

    Premiered2020

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    Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James

    Premiered2017

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  • Supergirl8
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    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed...  more
  • The Simpsons9
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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting...  more
  • Boy Meets World10
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    Boy Meets World

    Ben Savage, Rider Strong

    Premiered1993

    Boy Meets World (ABC, 1993) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and...  more
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    364
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    Abby Donnelly, Ricardo Hurtado

    Premiered2019

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    Premiered2013

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    Premiered2017

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    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Premiered2014

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    One Day at a Time

    Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell

    Premiered2017

    One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of...  more
  • Psych16
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    Psych

    James Roday, Dulé Hill

    Premiered2006

    Psych (USA Network, 2007) is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by...  more
  • The Middle17
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    The Middle

    Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn

    Premiered2009

    The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the...  more
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    Agent Carter

    Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy

    Premiered2016

    Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for...  more
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life19
    31
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    Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel
    Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created...  more
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    Prince of Peoria

    Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes

    Premiered2019

    Prince of Peoria (Netflix, 2018) is an American comedy television series, created by Nick...  more
  • Animaniacs21
    21
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    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

    Premiered2020

    Animaniacs (Hulu, 2020) is an American animated comedy show created by Tom Ruegger and a...  more
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  • Dance Academy23
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    Dance Academy

    Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit

    Premiered2010

    Dance Academy is an Australian teen-oriented television drama produced by Werner Film...  more
  • The Hardy Boys24
    12
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    The Hardy Boys

    Alexander Elliot, Rohan Campbell

    Premiered2020

    The Hardy Boys (Hulu, 2020) is an American comedy-drama mystery based on the original novel...  more
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch25
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    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea

    Premiered1996

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