Great TV Shows with Latino Characters and Creators

From the colorful adventures in Dora the Explorer to the sweeping drama and romance in Jane the Virgin, Latino-influenced TV shows are full of great role models, positive messages, and rich storytelling. These series cover a wide range of genres, from kid-friendly animations to hilarious comedies to emotional dramas. Explore the language, culture, and history of Latino people with these programs for every age. And be sure to check out our Books with Latino Characters and Games That Highlight Latino Culture for more great media picks.

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Canticos

age 3+

Bilingual sing-a-long series great for preschoolers.

Network: Amazon Prime Video, Nick Jr. (2018)
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Dora the Explorer

age 3+

Preschoolers will love Dora's ongoing adventures.

Network: Nickelodeon (2000)
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Nina's World

age 3+

Strong diversity, community, family themes in superb series.

Network: Universal Kids (2015)
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Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters

age 3+

Super Monsters celebrate Día de los Muertos in cute special.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Santiago of the Seas

age 4+

Exceptional preschool series celebrates kindness, courage.

Network: Nickelodeon (2020)
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Dora and Friends: Into the City!

age 5+

School-age TV icon explores community service, friendship.

Network: Nickelodeon (2014)
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Maya & Miguel

age 5+

Engaging cartoon teaches cultural diversity.

Network: PBS (2004)
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Talia in the Kitchen

age 6+

Likable female role model outshines soap opera-style series.

Network: Nickelodeon (2015)
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Legend Quest

age 7+

Mexican folklore-inspired adventure series has broad appeal.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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Victor and Valentino

age 7+

Adventure, mild scares in Mesoamerican folklore-based show.

Network: Cartoon Network (2019)
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Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation

age 9+

"Dog Whisperer" spin-off takes canine advice cross-country.

Network: NatGeoWild (2017)
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Trollhunters

age 9+

Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.

Network: Netflix (2016)
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The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia

age 12+

Sweet Latinx throwback sitcom has romance, girl power.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Selena: The Series

age 10+

Tejano star rises in mostly family-friendly series.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Immigration Nation

age 12+

Damning documentary series puts ICE under the microscope.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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One Day at a Time

age 12+

Worthy update of classic sitcom has heart.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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Party of Five

age 13+

Worthy Latinx reboot of '90s classic has drinking, sex.

Network: Freeform (2020)
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Ugly Betty

age 13+

Underdog heroine is a model of charm and appeal.

Network: ABC, Syndicated (2006)
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Welcome to the Family

age 13+

Funny sitcom glosses over reality of teen pregnancy.

Network: NBC (2013)
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Alternatino with Arturo Castro

age 14+

Sharp satire, some language in hilarious Latinx sketch show.

Network: Comedy Central (2019)
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