Best Superhero TV Shows

Why go to the theaters to get your superhero fix when you can enjoy some of the best caped crusaders right from your couch? This list has the perfect picks for superhero fans of all ages. There are classic crime fighters like Batman and Superman; preschool heroes who love to learn like Team Umizoomi; kid-friendly cartoons like Teen Titans Go!; and even dark, edgy antiheroes for teens, like Jessica Jones or Luke Cage. You'll find both Marvel and DC Comics well represented on this list. So enjoy these super series, and when you're done, be sure to check out the Best Superhero Books for Kids and the Best Superhero Movies for Kids.

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Team Zenko Go

age 2+

Fab superhero role models use powers for good deeds.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Super WHY!

age 3+

Young heroes' adventures build reading skills.

Network: PBS Kids (2007)
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Team Umizoomi

age 3+

Super team teaches preschoolers real-life math applications.

Network: Nick Jr. (2010)
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The Adventures of Napkin Man

age 4+

Mixed-media show's cartoon hero helps kids resolve feelings.

Network: Kids Central, Kidstream (2013)
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Danger Rangers

age 4+

Animal heroes teach safety in a fun, upbeat way.

Network: PBS (2005)
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Go Jetters

age 4+

Young heroes' travels introduce kids to world geography.

Network: Online, CBeebies (2017)
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Marvel Super Hero Adventures

age 4+

Marvel heroes offer life lessons and fun for preschoolers.

Network: Disney Junior (2017)
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PJ Masks

age 4+

Pint-size superhero capers have great messages for kids.

Network: Disney Junior (2015)
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The Rocketeer

age 4+

Go-getter girl fills big shoes in next-gen superhero tale.

Network: Disney Junior (2019)
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StarBeam

age 4+

Girl hero saves the day in so-so preschool series.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Dynomutt

age 5+

Scooby silliness + Batman adventure = retro fun.

Network: Boomerang (1976)
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Krypto the Superdog

age 5+

Kids will have fun with this caped canine hero.

Network: Boomerang, Cartoon Network (2005)
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Super Friends

age 5+

Classic superhero cartoon still saves the day.

Network: Boomerang (1973)
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Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy

age 5+

Bot trainees learn teamwork, perseverance at rescue school.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (2019)
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WordGirl

age 5+

Brainy heroine uses vocab to outwit bad guys.

Network: PBS Kids (2007)
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Atomic Betty

age 6+

Spunky space-travelling heroine is positive model for kids.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (2004)
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Captain Underpants Epic Choice-o-Rama

age 6+

Interactive movie celebrates creativity; potty humor galore.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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The Epic Tale of Captain Underpants in Space

age 6+

Same potty humor, different setting in books-inspired show.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

age 6+

Classic superhero cartoon consistently entertains.

Network: Freeform, Disney XD (1981)
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The Aquabats! Super Show!

age 7+

Gleefully absurd kids' superhero show has cartoon violence.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (2012)
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