Best Kids' TV Shows on Netflix in 2018

Sometimes it's difficult for the whole family to sit down and watch prime-time TV together, so we assembled this list of our favorite shows and movies that are currently streaming on Netflix. From educational cartoons for kids to heartwarming dramas for teens and even classic comedies you watched as a kid, there's bound to be a top-rated title for everyone in your family. Many of these popular shows have multiple seasons available, so it's a good idea to establish some screen-time rules to keep binge-watching to a minimum. Netflix frequently updates its library, so check back here often for new additions to this list.

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Ask the Storybots TV Poster Image
Kids' big questions get answered by friendly, funny bots.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Care Bears & Cousins TV Poster Image
Classic fuzzy crew teaches empathy, kindness, friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Luna Petunia TV Poster Image
Sweet show has great messages, problem-solving, and pink.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Clangers TV Poster Image
Endearing remake of classic has a galaxy's worth of charm.
Network: Sprout
(2015)
(2015)
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Justin Time GO! TV Poster Image
Imagination takes Justin and friends to faraway, fun places.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Pocoyo TV Poster Image
Adventurous kid's curiosity will appeal to preschoolers.
Network: Online
(2011)
(2011)
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Puffin Rock TV Poster Image
Young bird's adventures celebrate curiosity, relationships.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Sofia the First TV Poster Image
Spunky, well-rounded princess celebrates individuality.
Network: Disney Channel, Disney Junior
(2013)
(2012)
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Splash and Bubbles TV Poster Image
Friendly fish introduce preschoolers to ocean science.
Network: PBS Kids
(2016)
(2016)
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A Storybots Christmas TV Poster Image
One kid's big question leads to lots of holiday fun.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Storybots Super Songs TV Poster Image
Clever music vids feature catchy tunes, cute cartoons.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2016)
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Super WHY! TV Poster Image
Young heroes' adventures build reading skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2007)
(2007)
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Word Party TV Poster Image
Cute, fun preschool series puts kids in vocab-teaching role.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Beat Bugs TV Poster Image
Beatles songs + engaging stories = fun family entertainment.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Beat Bugs: All Together Now TV Poster Image
Delightful musical tale teaches about friendship, teamwork.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Earth to Luna TV Poster Image
Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.
Network: Sprout
(2014)
(2014)
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Goldie & Bear TV Poster Image
Sweet preschool show blends fairy tale characters' stories.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
(2015)
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Julie's Greenroom TV Poster Image
Delightful series teaches young kids about performance arts.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Llama Llama TV Poster Image
Beloved books inspire charming, family-friendly series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Noddy, Toyland Detective TV Poster Image
Colorful take on classic is fun, teaches problem-solving.
Network: Sprout
(2016)
(2016)
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Octonauts TV Poster Image
Friendly adventurers teach kids about marine life, teamwork.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
(2010)
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The Ollie & Moon Show TV Poster Image
Feline friends' travels inspire curiosity about the world.
Network: Universal Kids
(2017)
(2017)
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PJ Masks TV Poster Image
Pint-size superhero capers have great messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
(2015)
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Strawberry Shortcake Berry Bitty Adventures TV Poster Image
Sweet stories of friendship populate this refreshed classic.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
(2010)
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Super Monsters TV Poster Image
Kindly monsters model positive behavior for preschoolers.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Treehouse Detectives TV Poster Image
Simple mysteries teach preschoolers about natural world.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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True and the Rainbow Kingdom TV Poster Image
Whimsical world's heroine helps her friends solve problems.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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True: Wonderful Wishes TV Poster Image
Kindhearted magical heroine helps friends solve problems.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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True: Magical Friends TV Poster Image
Kindness, friendship themes prominent in sweet series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Danger Mouse TV Poster Image
'80s series reboot polishes edges of classic spy spoof.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2015)
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Inspector Gadget TV Poster Image
Fun remake of '80s classic has multigenerational appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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The Magic School Bus Rides Again TV Poster Image
Great reboot encourages curiosity about science and nature.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Mia and Me TV Poster Image
Fantasy series has positive themes, intimidating villains.
Network: Nick Jr., Nickelodeon
(2014)
(2014)
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Spirit Riding Free TV Poster Image
Courage, adventure, and a great role model in sweet series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Trolls Holiday Movie Poster Image
Holiday-themed show will give Trolls fans the warm fuzzies.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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VeggieTales in the City TV Poster Image
City life teaches moral lessons in sweet animated series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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We're Lalaloopsy TV Poster Image
Music, silliness, and adventures in friendly series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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The Adventures of Puss in Boots TV Poster Image
Nomadic dueler finds a home in comical, endearing series.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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The Andy Griffith Show TV Poster Image
Cheery classic has positive, kid-friendly lessons.
Network: TV Land
(2005)
(1960)
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The Boss Baby: Back in Business TV Poster Image
Movie follow-up has laughs and strong family messages.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Bottersnikes & Gumbles TV Poster Image
Beautifully animated book adaptation has positive messages.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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A Little Help with Carol Burnett TV Poster Image
Adults ask kids for advice in fun, funny panel show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Planet Earth TV Poster Image
Stunning high-def series spotlights world wonders.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2007)
(2006)
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Planet Earth II TV Poster Image
Nature documentary sequel is a visual triumph.
Network: BBC America
(2017)
(2016)
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Trolls: The Beat Goes On! TV Poster Image
Trolls and Bergens coexist in cute, cheeky cartoon series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Worst Witch TV Poster Image
Spooky book-inspired series is mild and magical.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Bill Nye the Science Guy TV Poster Image
Fantastically fun classic is perfect formula for learning.
Network: PBS Kids
(2015)
(1998)
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Cupcake and Dino -- General Services TV Poster Image
Quirky 'toon mixes sweet themes with goofy adventures.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Deep TV Poster Image
Fantastic family-focused adventure explores the vast ocean.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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The Dick Van Dyke Show TV Poster Image
Kennedy-era comedy series offers good family fun.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2011)
(1961)
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Dinotrux TV Poster Image
Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays TV Poster Image
Sweet, silly holiday special will make young kids giggle.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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H2O: Mermaid Adventures TV Poster Image
Animated version of hit Aussie series makes a splash.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Hotel Transylvania: The Series TV Poster Image
Fast-paced, funny, and just spooky enough for young kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2017)
(2017)
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The Hunt TV Poster Image
Beautiful wildlife docu focuses on hunting, survival.
Network: BBC America
(2016)
(2016)
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Legend Quest TV Poster Image
Mexican folklore-inspired adventure series has broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir TV Poster Image
Pleasant Paris-set superhero story sweet fun for tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
(2015)
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Mr. Young TV Poster Image
Genius-teen-turned-teacher tale has merit for kids.
Network: Disney XD
(2011)
(2011)
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Project Mc2 TV Poster Image
Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale TV Poster Image
Puss explores fairy tales in fun, interactive special.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Skylanders Academy TV Poster Image
Toy-inspired adventure series a fun pick with broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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When Calls the Heart TV Poster Image
Faith-based period drama has stellar female role models.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2014)
(2014)
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Yo-Kai Watch TV Poster Image
Game-inspired anime explores emotions in a creative way.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
(2015)
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The Big Family Cooking Showdown TV Poster Image
British food contest celebrates families cooking together.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Good Witch TV Poster Image
Family-friendly series centers on charming, helpful witch.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2015)
(2015)
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The Great British Baking Show TV Poster Image
Mild, mouth-watering baking contest great fun for all ages.
Network: PBS, Syndicated
(2015)
(2010)
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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Lost & Found Music Studios TV Poster Image
Likable ensemble drama about teens following their dreams.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Poster Image
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(2006)
(1987)
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Star Trek: The Original Series TV Poster Image
A cultural icon that's lived long and prospered.
Network: G4, Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1966)
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Transformers Prime TV Poster Image
Action, violence don't overshadow worthy messages for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
(2010)
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Voltron: Legendary Defender TV Poster Image
DreamWorks updates '80s toon in tense but fantastic form.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Wakfu TV Poster Image
Excellent game-inspired anime has likable hero at heart.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
(2014)
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The Who Was? Show TV Poster Image
Fun books-inspired show intros kids to historical figures.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Anne with an E TV Poster Image
Dark themes don't overwhelm stellar Green Gables retelling.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Heartland TV Poster Image
Tween-friendly Canadian drama with horses, heartbreak.
Network: UPtv
(2015)
(2007)
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The Hollow TV Poster Image
Mystical animated series plays like "Lost" for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Long, Long Holiday TV Poster Image
Wonderful animated series about life in occupied France.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2015)
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Monster Fish TV Poster Image
Engaging expert travels the world seeking giant swimmers.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2010)
(2009)
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NOVA TV Poster Image
Stellar science series expands curious minds.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1974)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events TV Poster Image
Exceptional, spooky book adaptation is best for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Sugar Rush TV Poster Image
Timely twist on baking contest adds strategy to the mix.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Twilight Zone TV Poster Image
Classic morality tales still make you think.
Network: Syfy, Syndicated
(2005)
(1959)
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Zion TV Poster Image
Exceptional short docu tells teen's story of perseverance.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman TV Poster Image
Combination sitcom and food show is delightfully bonkers.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2017)
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Monster Garage TV Poster Image
Hot rod builders rev up the car-rehab genre.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2005)
(2002)
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Nailed It! TV Poster Image
Food fails are hilarious in this comedic competition.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Supergirl TV Poster Image
Strong female lead shoulders the weight of superhero series.
Network: CBS
(2015)
(2015)
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Dance Academy TV Poster Image
Realistic Aussie drama explores teen issues like dating.
Network: TeenNick
(2012)
(2012)
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The Good Place TV Poster Image
Incredibly original afterlife sitcom has charm, diversity.
Network: NBC
(2016)
(2016)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return TV Poster Image
Successor to cult fave is just as funny as the original.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
(2011)
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One Day at a Time TV Poster Image
Worthy update of classic sitcom has heart.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2017)
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White Rabbit Project TV Poster Image
MythBusters crew has fun exploring history with science.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Atypical TV Poster Image
Laughs, heart, in excellent series about teen with autism.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown TV Poster Image
Award-winning travel, food show serves up strong language.
Network: CNN, Netflix
(2017)
(2013)
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Arrow TV Poster Image
Drinking, deaths in dark superhero tale beloved by teens.
Network: CW
(2012)
(2012)
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The Carrie Diaries TV Poster Image
Sex and the City prequel is edgy but has merit for teens.
Network: CW
(2013)
(2013)
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Cheers TV Poster Image
Laughs are on tap in this classic sitcom.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1982)
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Chef's Table TV Poster Image
Documentary series on chefs and food is thoughtful, diverse.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2015)
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Degrassi: Next Class TV Poster Image
An edgier Degrassi for the digital age still has heart.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Detectorists TV Poster Image
There's hidden gold in this low-stakes British comedy.
Network: BBC
(2018)
(2014)
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Fire Chasers TV Poster Image
Wildfire docu is informative, artistic, and disturbing.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Frasier TV Poster Image
Intelligent, mature farce is a classic.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2005)
(1993)
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Frequency (2016) TV Poster Image
Supernatural time-shifting drama has heart, some violence.
Network: CW
(2016)
(2016)
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Gilmore Girls TV Poster Image
Fun coming-of-age drama that's great for teens.
Network: Freeform, CW
(2005)
(2000)
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Poster Image
Avengers TV follow-up is violent but thrilling fare.
Network: ABC
(2013)
(2013)
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Portlandia TV Poster Image
Quirky comedy about hipsters is mild but meant for adults.
Network: IFC
(2011)
(2011)
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The Toys That Made Us TV Poster Image
Fun, quirky docuseries is a nostalgic trip for toy fans.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2017)
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Ugly Delicious TV Poster Image
Food-culture show about more than just cuisine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Aquarius TV Poster Image
Sex, drugs, and murder in well-written if clichéd drama.
Network: NBC
(2015)
(2015)
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Black Lightning TV Poster Image
Electrifying DC series is a grown-up superhero tale.
Network: CW
(2018)
(2018)
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The Blacklist TV Poster Image
Twisty plots save violent crime drama from predictability.
Network: NBC
(2013)
(2013)
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Blue Bloods TV Poster Image
Interesting family cop drama has mature storylines.
Network: CBS
(2010)
(2010)
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Bonus Family TV Poster Image
Sparkling Swedish drama has language, sex, heart.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee TV Poster Image
Comics chat about topics mild, profane on mobile talk show.
Network: Online
(2015)
(2012)
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend TV Poster Image
Fun, musical romantic comedy with sweet star, depth.
Network: CW
(2015)
(2015)
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Documentary Now! TV Poster Image
Drugs, cursing, mock violence on hilarious spoof series.
Network: IFC
(2015)
(2015)
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Dynasty (2017) TV Poster Image
Drinks, diamonds, and drama galore in fun, soapy reboot.
Network: CW
(2017)
(2017)
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The Fosters TV Poster Image
Heartwarming drama about foster teens and their two moms.
Network: Freeform
(2013)
(2013)
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Freaks and Geeks TV Poster Image
Stellar teen dramedy explores angst, experimentation.
Network: Syndicated
(2011)
(1999)
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Friends TV Poster Image
Hilarious sitcom for adults and older teens.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2003)
(1994)
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Glee TV Poster Image
Edgy-but-quirky comedy's music, message will win teens over.
Network: Fox
(2009)
(2009)
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Gotham TV Poster Image
Dark, violent drama tells compelling Batman backstory.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2014)
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The IT Crowd TV Poster Image
Geeks rule in silly British sitcom about corporate culture.
Network: IFC
(2008)
(2006)
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iZombie TV Poster Image
Quirky zombie-detective show has violence, heart (and guts).
Network: CW
(2015)
(2015)
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Kim's Convenience TV Poster Image
Smart, fun, diverse Canadian show addresses social issues.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2016)
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Madam Secretary TV Poster Image
Strong female lead in smart, teen-friendly drama.
Network: CBS
(2014)
(2014)
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Manhunt: Unabomber TV Poster Image
Gripping crime story digs into a complicated case.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2017)
(2017)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Poster Image
Silly/smart bad-movie commentary is a teen geek's delight.
Network: Comedy Central
(2012)
(1988)
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New Girl TV Poster Image
Heartwarming roommate comedy with innuendo, drinking.
Network: Fox
(2011)
(2011)
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The Office TV Poster Image
Workplace spoof is hilarious but filled with mature humor.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2006)
(2005)
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Queer Eye TV Poster Image
Fun makeover reboot talks acceptance, being your best self.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Parks and Recreation TV Poster Image
Local government spoof for mature viewers is goofy at heart.
Network: NBC
(2009)
(2009)
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Pretty Little Liars TV Poster Image
Tantalizing mystery plays up glamour, sexiness in teen life.
Network: Freeform
(2010)
(2010)
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Sherlock TV Poster Image
Smart modern detective tales with dark, morbid elements.
Network: PBS
(2010)
(2010)
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Stranger Things TV Poster Image
Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Switched at Birth TV Poster Image
Family drama's responsible messages are good for teens.
Network: Freeform
(2011)
(2011)
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Time: The Kalief Browder Story TV Poster Image
Powerful docu about tragic impact of wrongful imprisonment.
Network: Spike
(2017)
(2017)
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV Poster Image
Charming, quirky, hilarious comedy has rich characters.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Travelers TV Poster Image
Smart time travel show balances thrills with humanity.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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