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Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds 

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Updated June 17, 2020 763 votes 156 voters 16.9k views 43 items

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Figuring out the best TV shows for 8-year-olds to watch can be complicated. Right at the cusp of being a tween, they know when a show is pandering to little kids, but that doesn't mean they're ready for deeper or darker themes. If you’ve been looking for good shows for 8-year-olds, this list of the best television series appropriate for kids who are eight will help find the right balance of fun to watch, age-appropriate and educational shows for 8-year-olds.

Just because a kid is now officially a tween doesn’t mean they are automatically ready to watch shows for teens and older kids. The best shows for eight-year-olds to watch offer more complex stories that have lots of rewatch value as they get older such as Avatar: Legend of Kora, Trollhunters, and even Star Wars Rebels. Some educational shows for 8-year-olds even feature kids close to their age, thanks to shows like MythBusters Jr. and Project MC2.

Which television shows are the best for 8-year-old kids to watch? Vote up the best shows for 8-year-olds and add any good TV series for 8-year old kids that are missing.

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Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal

Premiered: 2012

Gravity Falls is an American animated television series created by animator Alex Hirsch for Disney Channel, now on Disney XD. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin ...more
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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett

Premiered: 2010

Victorious (Nickelodeon, 2010) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called ...more
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Avatar: The Last Airbend... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

Premiered: 2005

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more
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Project MC² is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Mika Abdalla, Ysa Penarejo, Victoria Vida

Premiered: 2015

Project Mc2 (Netflix, 2015), pronounced "Project MC-squared ", is an American educational comedy television series. Set in a fictional city called Maywood Glen, California, it revolves ...more
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The Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino

Premiered: 2012

The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon, 2012) is an American animated television series created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, and a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Avatar Korra ...more
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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan

Premiered: 2015

We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network, 2015) is an American animated sitcom created by Daniel Chong. Three bear siblings, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear, awkwardly attempt at integrating with the human ...more
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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Adam Savage, Elijah Horland, Jesse Lawless

Premiered: 2019

Mythbusters Jr. (Discovery Channel, 2019) is an American science entertainment television program. This spin-off of Mythbusters teams up host Adam Savage with six kids, all under the age of 16, ...more
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Raven's Home is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson
Raven's Home (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy and family television series developed by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, and a spinoff and sequel to That's So Raven. Best friends Raven ...more
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Trollhunters: Tales of A... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 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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Spirit Riding Free: Ridi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Amber Frank, Bailey Gambertoglio, Sydney Park

Premiered: 2020

Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy (Netflix, 2020) is an animated kids television series and spin-off of the series Spirit: Riding Free. A new chapter begins for Lucky and her friends as they ...more
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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara

Premiered: 2004

The Batman is an animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It ran from September 11, 2004 to March 22, 2008, on the Saturday morning ...more
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She-Ra and the Princesse... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka

Premiered: 2018

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated web television series developed by Noelle Stevenson. A reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra: Princess of Power, ...more
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MythBusters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Jon Lung, Brian Louden

Premiered: 2003

MythBusters is a science entertainment television program created by Peter Rees and produced by Australia's Beyond Television Productions for the Discovery Channel. The series is transmitted by ...more
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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
blair.mackenzie added 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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Spirit Riding Free is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Amber Frank, Sydney Park, Bailey Gambertoglio
Spirit Riding Free (Netflix, 2017) is a computer-animated series based on the 2002 Oscar-nominated film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Set during the 19th century in the small town of ...more
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Kids Baking Championship... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Natalie Venable

Premiered: 2015

Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, 2015) is a television program hosted by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli. Talented young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, a cash ...more
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Transformers: Cybertron ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Lisa Ann Beley, Richard Newman, Michael Adamthwaite

Premiered: 2005

Transformers: Cybertron is the 2005-2007 Transformers toy line and animated series. When the destruction of Unicron results in the formation of a massive black hole, the planet Cybertron is ...more
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Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine

Premiered: 2001

Lizzie McGuire (Disney Channel, 2001) is an American live-action teen sitcom. Lizzie (Hilary Duff) has a sarcastic animated alter ego that represents her feelings and talks to Lizzie as she goes ...more
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Ned's Declassified Schoo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee

Premiered: 2004

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004. The series' ...more
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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall

Premiered: 2014

Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and five ...more
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Craig of the Creek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Phillip Solomon, Georgina Kidder, H. Michael Croner
Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an American anime created by Matt Burnett and Ben Levin. Craig and his two friends have adventures in the suburban wilderness known as the Creek, ...more
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Amphibia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Brenda Song, Justin Felbinger, Bill Farmer
Amphibia (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American animated television series created by Matt Braly. The series chronicles the adventures self-centered 13-year-old Thai-American girl named Anne ...more
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Cousins for Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young, Micah Abbey

Premiered: 2018

Cousins for Life (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert. The show follows the misadventures of Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and ...more
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Total Dramarama is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
blair.mackenzie added Total Dramarama
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3Below: Tales of Arcadia... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 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