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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
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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Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino
Book One: Air is the first season of the U.S. animated TV series The Legend of Korra created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Consisting of twelve episodes, it was initially ...more
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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman
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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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North
Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not a direct adaptation of Peter David, Todd ...more
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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan
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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more
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Voltron: Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Josh Keaton, Steven Yeun, Jeremy Shada
Voltron: Legendary Defender is a 2016 American animated web television series. The series follows the adventures of the Paladins of Voltron who must learn to form the giant robot Voltron to ...more
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3Below: Tales of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna, Nick Offerman
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 Batman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara
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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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett
Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, ...more
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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall
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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Trollhunters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman
Trollhunters (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 the next Troll ...more
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World of Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 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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Ned's Declassified School Surv... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee
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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She-Ra and the Princesses of P... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka
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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Costume Quest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Gabriella Graves, Sloane Letourneau, Issac Ryan Brown
Costume Quest (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American animated television series based on the video game of the same name created by Double Fine Productions. The show stars four kids facing off ...more
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Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine
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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The Next Step is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Trevor Tordjman, Isaac Lupien, Victoria Baldesarra
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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Project MC² is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Mika Abdalla, Ysa Penarejo, Victoria Vida
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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House of Anubis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Alex Sawyer, Eugene Simon, Brad Kavanagh
House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and ...more
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MythBusters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Jon Lung, Brian Louden
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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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Adam Savage, Elijah Horland, Jesse Lawless
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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Transformers: Cybertron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Lisa Ann Beley, Richard Newman, Michael Adamthwaite
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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Wolverine and the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Steve Blum, Jim Ward, Nolan North
Wolverine and the X-Men is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The ...more
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Kids Baking Championship is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good TV Shows for 8 Year Olds
Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Natalie Venable
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