Preteen TV

Once kids graduate from a cartoon-only diet, a world of television opens up. Some of the best preteen TV is designed specifically for this age group, while they're also interested in general interest shows that can appeal to the whole family. But pick and choose wisely (use our reviews for guidance) because along with the quality programming is a whole lotta junk.

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Modern Camelot-inspired tale has great messages for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2010)
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Smart series ignites girls' interest in science and math.
Network: PBS
(2010)
Teen's overnight success is unrealistic -- but fun for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2008)
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Mobile game show drives trivia buffs wild.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2005)
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Witty team puts urban legends to the scientific test.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2005)
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Spirited singing contest shows off power of the human voice.
Network: NBC
(2009)
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How not to die in the wilderness -- tweens and up.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2006)
Celebs' genealogical journeys are inspiring and educational.
Network: NBC, TLC
(2010)
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Thoughtful sci-fi cartoon with monsters is best for tweens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
Rambunctious ninja returns, slightly older, in anime sequel.
Network: Disney XD
(2009)

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