Best Tween TV Shows

It can be a real challenge to find TV shows for tweens that are actually good. As kids creep up in age, they still like cartoons, but they also enjoy a mix of live-action shows with some relatable storylines. But shows that target this age group often rely too much on crude humor, sassy drama, and over-the-top violence. Luckily, we've compiled this list of series that provide not only great role models for older kids but also the fun, engaging entertainment they'll love. And for more tween favorites, check out our list of the Best Tween Movies.

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Odd Squad

age 5+

Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.

Network: PBS Kids (2014)
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Just Kidding

age 6+

No-frills, kid-staged pranks make for funny family comedy.

Network: Disney XD (2012)
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Little Lunch

age 6+

Insightful mockumentary shows the lives of kids during play.

Network: Netflix (2015)
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The Loud House

age 8+

Funny commentary on big-family dynamics has kindly messages.

Network: Nickelodeon (2016)
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Milo Murphy's Law

age 6+

Unlucky teen's fortune lies in friendship, positive outlook.

Network: Disney XD (2016)
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100 Things to Do Before High School

age 7+

Funny tales of tweens' adventures celebrate friendship.

Network: Nickelodeon (2014)
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Brainchild

age 7+

Smart, funny series teaches kid-friendly science concepts.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

age 7+

Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.

Network: Amazon Prime Video (2014)
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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

age 7+

Themes of perseverance, friendship dominate dystopian tale.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Little House on the Prairie

age 7+

Classic pioneer drama is one for the books.

Network: Hallmark Channel, Syndicated (1974)
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Middle School Moguls

age 7+

Likable show has themes of diversity and perseverance.

Network: Nickelodeon (2019)
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Mighty Med

age 7+

Comical superhero series with strong friendship at heart.

Network: Disney XD (2013)
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Project Mc2

age 7+

Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.

Network: Netflix (2015)
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SciGirls

age 7+

Smart series ignites girls' interest in science and math.

Network: PBS (2010)
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Shop Class

age 7+

DIY competition series values hands-on skills and teamwork.

Network: Disney+ (2020)
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Costume Quest

age 8+

Animated series has positive messages, magical charm.

Network: Amazon Prime Video (2019)
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Craftopia

age 8+

Tween crafters compete in fun, family-friendly DIY series.

Network: HBO Max (2020)
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Detention Adventure

age 8+

Some rebelliousness, great teamwork in fun treasure quest.

Network: HBO Max (2020)
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Ghostwriter

age 8+

Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.

Network: Apple TV+ (2019)
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Glitch Techs

age 8+

Likable gaming-inspired show promotes diversity, teamwork.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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