Best TV Shows of the Last 15 Years

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Common Sense Media, and to celebrate, we're highlighting the best TV shows that have premiered since 2003. This list of TV series features some of the most popular comedies, dramas, and educational programs for kids and teens. Even as kids have shifted to streaming series online, these top-rated shows stand the test of time. It wasn't easy to narrow this list down, but now it's your turn to decide the best of the best. For more iconic media, check out these lists: Most Groundbreaking Video Games and Best Movies of the Last 15 Years.

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood TV Poster Image
Excellent lessons from Mister Rogers' next generation.
Network: PBS Kids
(2012)
(2012)
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Doc McStuffins TV Poster Image
Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
(2012)
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Odd Squad TV Poster Image
Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
(2014)
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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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Project Mc2 TV Poster Image
Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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MythBusters TV Poster Image
Witty team puts urban legends to the scientific test.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2005)
(2003)
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Adventure Time TV Poster Image
Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
(2010)
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Andi Mack TV Poster Image
Heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story best for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2017)
(2017)
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Black-ish TV Poster Image
Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2014)
(2014)
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Modern Family TV Poster Image
Brilliant, poignant comedy series has mature content.
Network: ABC
(2009)
(2009)
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Friday Night Lights TV Poster Image
Poignant football drama scores; OK for teens.
Network: Freeform, NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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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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Lost TV Poster Image
Excellent, sometimes scary drama for fearless families.
Network: ABC
(2005)
(2004)
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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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Stranger Things TV Poster Image
Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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