Musical TV

Kids of all ages love music. And when the singing, playing, and performing comes to television, it can be a perfectly entertaining union. The music-themed shows for kids and teens on this list range from musical sitcoms to youthful talent competitions to historical docuseries. There's tons of cross-generational appeal, so these picks can offer lots of quality bonding time with your kids. For more of our fave picks for music lovers, check out Movies About Musicians, Musicals for Kids, and Best Music Apps and Games for Kids.

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Get Up and Move TV Poster Image
Lively show encourages kids to be active through dance.
Network: Universal Kids
(2019)
(2019)
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Jack's Big Music Show TV Poster Image
Rockin' puppets teach toddlers the joys of music.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2005)
(2005)
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Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures TV Poster Image
YouTube channel spin-off is musical fun for preschoolers.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Rhyme Time Town Singalongs TV Poster Image
Re-imagined nursery rhymes and cute animals teach lessons.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Music Lullabies TV Poster Image
Gentle Disney characters star in sleepy, short music videos.
Network: Disney Junior
(2019)
(2018)
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True Tunes TV Poster Image
Darling, creative music vignettes will delight True's fans.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Beat Bugs TV Poster Image
Beatles songs + engaging stories = fun family entertainment.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Fraggle Rock: Rock On TV Poster Image
Fraggles make connections in fun, charming musical shorts.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Motown Magic TV Poster Image
Thoughtful musical series emphasizes self-confidence.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Majors & Minors TV Poster Image
Positive, inspiring music reality show for whole family.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2011)
(2011)
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Big Time Rush TV Poster Image
Teen musicians' climb to the top is tween-friendly fun.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2010)
(2009)
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Max & Maestro TV Poster Image
Charming series teaches music appreciation across genres.
Network: Kidstream
(2020)
(2019)
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America's Most Musical Family TV Poster Image
Family singing competition is positive and energetic.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
(2019)
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High School Musical: The Music in You TV Poster Image
Real-life teens bring HSM to the stage.
Network: Disney Channel
(2007)
(2007)
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Julie and the Phantoms TV Poster Image
Heartwarming series wins with music, emotional honesty.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Lost & Found Music Studios TV Poster Image
Likable ensemble drama about teens following their dreams.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Sing On! TV Poster Image
Lively, fun amateur karaoke singing game has some innuendo.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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The Singing Bee TV Poster Image
Sing-along competition is lighthearted fun.
Network: CMT, NBC
(2007)
(2009)
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Teen Beach 2 Movie Poster Image
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Victorious TV Poster Image
Upbeat iCarly-like tween comedy promotes confidence.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2010)
(2010)
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American Idol TV Poster Image
Long-running music competition is consistently entertaining.
Network: Fox, ABC
(2006)
(2002)
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series TV Poster Image
Faux-docu is a fun new take on the now-classic musical.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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It Takes a Choir TV Poster Image
Inspiring reality show has meaningful messages for families.
Network: USA
(2014)
(2014)
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The Naked Brothers Band TV Poster Image
Tween rockumentary series has a bit of edge.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2007)
(2007)
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Name That Tune TV Poster Image
Fun, classic musical reboot has some mild innuendo.
Network: Fox
(2021)
(2021)
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The One: Making a Music Star TV Poster Image
Real World meets Idol; tweens OK.
Network: ABC
(2006)
(2006)
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Dolly Parton's Heartstrings TV Poster Image
Compelling dramatic tales bring iconic song lyrics to life.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Music City TV Poster Image
Formulaic, unscripted series has great country music.
Network: CMT
(2018)
(2018)
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Platinum Hit TV Poster Image
Songwriting contest more focused on craft than drama.
Network: Bravo
(2011)
(2011)
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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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Song Exploder TV Poster Image
Insightful docu about creativity, collaboration, and music.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Nashville TV Poster Image
Country crooners pay their dues in reality soap.
Network: Fox
(2007)
(2007)
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On the Record TV Poster Image
Moving docu centers on race and culture in Me Too movement.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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Empire TV Poster Image
Musical melodrama explores family, fame, and homophobia.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2015)
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Royalties TV Poster Image
Lots of cursing, sexy stuff, laughs in edgy musical comedy.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
(2020)
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