Great TV Shows with Latino Characters and Creators

From the colorful adventures in Dora the Explorer to the sweeping drama and romance in Jane the Virgin, Latino-influenced TV shows are full of great role models, positive messages, and rich storytelling. These series cover a wide range of genres, from kid-friendly animations to hilarious comedies to emotional dramas. Explore the language, culture, and history of Latino people with these programs for every age. And be sure to check out our Books with Latino Characters and Games That Highlight Latino Culture for more great media picks.

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Canticos

age 3+

Bilingual sing-a-long series great for preschoolers.

Network: Amazon Prime Video, Nick Jr. (2018)
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Dora the Explorer

age 3+

Preschoolers will love Dora's ongoing adventures.

Network: Nickelodeon (2000)
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Nina's World

age 3+

Strong diversity, community, family themes in superb series.

Network: Universal Kids (2015)
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Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters

age 3+

Super Monsters celebrate Día de los Muertos in cute special.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Santiago of the Seas

age 4+

Exceptional preschool series celebrates kindness, courage.

Network: Nickelodeon (2020)
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Dora and Friends: Into the City!

age 5+

School-age TV icon explores community service, friendship.

Network: Nickelodeon (2014)
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Maya & Miguel

age 5+

Engaging cartoon teaches cultural diversity.

Network: PBS (2004)
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Legend Quest

age 7+

Mexican folklore-inspired adventure series has broad appeal.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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Victor and Valentino

age 7+

Adventure, mild scares in Mesoamerican folklore-based show.

Network: Cartoon Network (2019)
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Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation

age 9+

"Dog Whisperer" spin-off takes canine advice cross-country.

Network: NatGeoWild (2017)
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Gordita Chronicles

age 8+

Positive immigration-themed comedy has sex references.

Network: HBO Max (2022)
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Trollhunters

age 9+

Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.

Network: Netflix (2016)
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Selena: The Series

age 10+

Tejano star rises in mostly family-friendly series.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

age 12+

Fantasy prequel details Middle-earth history, has violence.

Network: Amazon Prime Video (2022)
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The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia

age 12+

Sweet Latinx throwback sitcom has romance, girl power.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Immigration Nation

age 12+

Damning documentary series puts ICE under the microscope.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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One Day at a Time

age 12+

Worthy update of classic sitcom has heart.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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Mr. Iglesias

age 12+

Throwback sitcom has lovable characters, some mature humor.

Network: Netflix (2019)
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Love, Victor

age 12+

Earnest LGBTQ film spin-off series is endearing and lovely.

Network: Hulu (2020)
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Party of Five

age 13+

Worthy Latinx reboot of '90s classic has drinking, sex.

Network: Freeform (2020)
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