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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Super WHY! TV Poster Image
Young heroes' adventures build reading skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2007)
(2007)
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Team Umizoomi TV Poster Image
Super team teaches preschoolers real-life math applications.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2010)
(2010)
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The Adventures of Napkin Man TV Poster Image
Mixed-media show's cartoon hero helps kids resolve feelings.
Network: Kids Central, Kidstream
(2017)
(2013)
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Danger Rangers TV Poster Image
Animal heroes teach safety in a fun, upbeat way.
Network: PBS
(2006)
(2005)
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Go Jetters TV Poster Image
Young heroes' travels introduce kids to world geography.
Network: Online, CBeebies
(2019)
(2017)
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Marvel Super Hero Adventures TV Poster Image
Marvel heroes offer life lessons and fun for preschoolers.
Network: Disney Junior
(2018)
(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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The Rocketeer TV Poster Image
Go-getter girl fills big shoes in next-gen superhero tale.
Network: Disney Junior
(2019)
(2019)
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StarBeam TV Poster Image
Girl hero saves the day in so-so preschool series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Dynomutt TV Poster Image
Scooby silliness + Batman adventure = retro fun.
Network: Boomerang
(2006)
(1976)
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Krypto the Superdog TV Poster Image
Kids will have fun with this caped canine hero.
Network: Boomerang, Cartoon Network
(2005)
(2005)
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Super Friends TV Poster Image
Classic superhero cartoon still saves the day.
Network: Boomerang
(2005)
(1973)
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Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy TV Poster Image
Bot trainees learn teamwork, perseverance at rescue school.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2019)
(2019)
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WordGirl TV Poster Image
Brainy heroine uses vocab to outwit bad guys.
Network: PBS Kids
(2007)
(2007)
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Atomic Betty TV Poster Image
Spunky space-travelling heroine is positive model for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
(2004)
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Captain Underpants Epic Choice-o-Rama TV Poster Image
Interactive movie celebrates creativity; potty humor galore.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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The Epic Tale of Captain Underpants in Space TV Poster Image
Same potty humor, different setting in books-inspired show.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends TV Poster Image
Classic superhero cartoon consistently entertains.
Network: Freeform, Disney XD
(2005)
(1981)
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The Aquabats! Super Show! TV Poster Image
Gleefully absurd kids' superhero show has cartoon violence.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2012)
(2012)
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Astro Boy (1960s) TV Poster Image
Classic action show is simple fun for kids and anime fans.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2008)
(1963)
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DC Super Hero Girls TV Poster Image
Too-brief animated shorts visit heroines' teen years.
Network: Online
(2016)
(2015)
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002) TV Poster Image
By the power of great messages, this one still entertains.
Network: Online
(2014)
(2002)
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Justice League Unlimited TV Poster Image
Heroes' mutual respect makes for a winning team.
Network: Boomerang, Cartoon Network
(2005)
(2004)
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Lab Rats: Elite Force TV Poster Image
Bionic and superhero teens team up in fun Disney sequel.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
(2016)
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Legion of Super Heroes TV Poster Image
Futuristic heroes call on teen Superman's help.
Network: CW
(2006)
(2006)
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Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts TV Poster Image
Super story about teamwork has strong females, violence.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
(2019)
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Marvel Rising: Initiation TV Poster Image
Origin story introduces crew of likable female superheroes.
Network: Disney XD
(2018)
(2018)
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Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors TV Poster Image
Strong female roles, diversity, and themes in origin story.
Network: Disney Channel
(2018)
(2018)
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Marvel's Spider-Man TV Poster Image
Likable interpretation plays up Spidey's human side.
Network: Disney XD
(2017)
(2017)
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Mighty Med TV Poster Image
Comical superhero series with strong friendship at heart.
Network: Disney XD
(2013)
(2013)
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir TV Poster Image
Pleasant Paris-set superhero story sweet fun for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel, Nickelodeon
(2015)
(2015)
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Mysticons TV Poster Image
Strong young women fight evil in fun animated adventure.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2017)
(2017)
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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes TV Poster Image
Fun series has hard-working wannabe hero, fantasy violence.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2017)
(2016)
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The Spectacular Spider-Man TV Poster Image
Web-slinger is great role model, with some cartoon action.
Network: CW, Disney XD
(2008)
(2008)
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Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters TV Poster Image
Hasbro hero teams up with pals in fun superhero tale.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Superman: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
Is it a bird or a plane? No, it's a super series!
Network: Boomerang
(2006)
(1996)
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Teen Titans Go! TV Poster Image
Superheroes' new look, comical feel invites younger kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
(2013)
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The Tick TV Poster Image
Superhero spoof works for kids and adults.
Network: Toon Disney
(2005)
(2001)
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Ultimate Spider-Man TV Poster Image
Hero finds super strength and responsibility with new peers.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
(2012)
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Young Justice: Outsiders TV Poster Image
Animated series breathes new life into superhero sidekicks.
Network: DC Universe
(2019)
(2019)
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Batman: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
A dark, violent comic book comes to life.
Network: Boomerang, Disney XD, Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
(1992)
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The Batman TV Poster Image
Revamped take on classic offers tweens thrills.
Network: Boomerang, WB
(2005)
(2004)
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Ben 10: Omniverse TV Poster Image
Teenage Ben's comical adventures are fun but violent.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
(2012)
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Costume Quest: Heroes on Holiday TV Poster Image
Charming holiday-themed special promotes teamwork, kindness.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
(2019)
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Green Lantern: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
Sharp take on comics hero has fighting, angry bad guys.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2011)
(2012)
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Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart TV Poster Image
Action, humor, and antics from fearless samurai hero.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
(2019)
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy TV Poster Image
Ragtag hero bunch's continuing story is violent but fun.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
(2015)
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Max Steel TV Poster Image
Amiable teen superhero fights enemies; lots of merchandise.
Network: Disney XD
(2013)
(2013)
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Power Players TV Poster Image
Toy-themed superhero action show has mild fantasy violence.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2020)
(2019)
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Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four TV Poster Image
The gals embrace a big sister, diversity in fun TV movie.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2017)
(2017)
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power TV Poster Image
Likable '80s reboot features strong female heroine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Spider-Man TV Poster Image
Complex, sophisticated action for older kids.
Network: Toon Disney
(2006)
(1994)
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Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings Movie Poster Image
Unlikely hero team has positive social messages for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Super Dinosaur TV Poster Image
Action-packed comics-inspired series has tense battles.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
(2019)
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ThunderCats Roar! TV Poster Image
Funny reboot of 1980s cartoon has some fantasy violence.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2020)
(2020)
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Twelve Forever TV Poster Image
Wonderfully weird show has heart; expect weapons, fighting.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Wolverine and the X-Men TV Poster Image
Fun action series for kids has enough depth for older fans.
Network: Nicktoons
(2009)
(2006)
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Young Justice TV Poster Image
Former sidekicks battle villains in action-packed cartoon.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
(2011)
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Spider-Man: The New Animated Series TV Poster Image
Spidey grows up in 'toon best for older kids+.
Network: Kabillion
(2003)
(2003)
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Marvel's Hero Project TV Poster Image
Marvel celebrates the young superheroes walking among us.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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Sailor Moon Crystal TV Poster Image
'90s anime reboot boasts girl power, but iffy body images.
Network: Hulu, Online
(2015)
(2014)
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Beware the Batman TV Poster Image
Dark, violent CGI series is best for mature tweens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
(2013)
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Bravest Warriors TV Poster Image
Goofy heroes time-travel, hilarity ensues in tween series.
Network: Cartoon Hangover, YouTube
(2015)
(2012)
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Raising Dion TV Poster Image
Supervillain violence, bullying in excellent family drama.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV Poster Image
Campy '90s tale still delights, but expect some violence.
Network: ABC, Discovery Family Channel
(2012)
(1993)
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Marvel's Agent Carter TV Poster Image
Strong female lead defies stereotypes in tantalizing series.
Network: ABC
(2015)
(2015)
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Stargirl TV Poster Image
Fun DC superhero show has fantasy violence, strong language.
Network: CW
(2020)
(2020)
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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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Batwoman TV Poster Image
Fun series delivers precise superhero punch, some violence.
Network: CW
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Black Lightning TV Poster Image
Electrifying DC series is a grown-up superhero tale.
Network: CW
(2018)
(2018)
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Gotham TV Poster Image
Dark, violent drama tells compelling Batman backstory.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2014)
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Heroes TV Poster Image
Hero-driven drama is "super" for teens and up.
Network: NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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Runaways TV Poster Image
Tantalizing teen drama raises sensitive topics of sexuality.
Network: Online
(2015)
(2008)
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The Awesomes TV Poster Image
Seth Meyers' funny superhero 'toon will delight grown-ups.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
(2013)
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The Umbrella Academy TV Poster Image
Great actors in quirky, dark, violent comic adaptation.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Titans TV Poster Image
Dark, violent series tells story of young DC superheroes.
Network: Online
(2018)
(2018)
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The Boys TV Poster Image
Edgy comedy-drama subverts the idea of superheroes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
(2019)
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Jessica Jones TV Poster Image
Flawed heroine fights evil in a darkly sexy, violent world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Luke Cage TV Poster Image
Complex role model is bulletproof in a bloody modern world.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Watchmen TV Poster Image
Meta-superhero show is deep, violent, challenging.
Network: HBO
(2019)
(2019)
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