Mystery TV

From the inscrutable Lost to Scooby's obvious-in-hindsight plots (of course the caretaker did it!), TV offers lots of mysteries for kids and teens. Some are scary and some are silly, but watching mysteries can be a great way to develop skills such as listening, collecting and evaluating evidence, and forming a hypothesis. So put on your Sherlock hat and start solving!

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Busytown Mysteries TV Poster Image
Richard Scarry's beloved characters solve kid-size queries.
Network: CBS
(2009)
(2007)
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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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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV Poster Image
Scoob and the gang are on the case! Families AOK.
Network: Boomerang
(2004)
(1969)
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Eerie, Indiana TV Poster Image
Short-lived '90s series is more fun than frightful.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
(1991)
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House of Anubis TV Poster Image
British mystery series is clean, positive fun for tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
(2011)
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The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries TV Poster Image
Squeaky-clean teens solve mysteries in 1970s drama.
Network: ABC
(2012)
(1977)
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Murder, She Wrote TV Poster Image
Simple crime drama is tame by today's standards.
Network: A&E, Biography Channel, Hallmark Channel, Syndicated
(2004)
(1984)
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency TV Poster Image
Exceptional series based on loved books is great for teens.
Network: HBO
(2009)
(2009)
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Elementary TV Poster Image
Smart Sherlock drama is a great choice for mature teens.
Network: CBS
(2012)
(2012)
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Lost TV Poster Image
Excellent, sometimes scary drama for fearless families.
Network: ABC
(2005)
(2004)
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Sherlock TV Poster Image
Smart modern detective tales with dark, morbid elements.
Network: PBS
(2010)
(2010)
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Veronica Mars TV Poster Image
Strong female teen private eye digs into serious topics.
Network: CW
(2006)
(2004)
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