Shows for Fans of Pretty Little Liars

Plenty of teens love the mystery, intrigue, and drama of Pretty Little Liars. Parents? Not so much. If you're looking to get your teen hooked on something similar -- but a little less backstabby -- check out our list of alternatives. Some of these shows have teen drama in spades (My Mad Fat Diary), others are filled with binge-worthy murder mysteries (Ugly Betty), and a few have a little of both (Veronica Mars). All show teens supporting each other through challenges. In fact, teen viewers may see their own issues played out a little more realistically than on Liars

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Supergirl TV Poster Image
Strong female lead shoulders the weight of superhero series.
Network: CBS
(2015)
(2015)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Poster Image
Cult vampire series has witty bite and strong role model.
Network: FX
(2005)
(1997)
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Degrassi: Next Class TV Poster Image
An edgier Degrassi for the digital age still has heart.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Ugly Betty TV Poster Image
Underdog heroine is a model of charm and appeal.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2006)
(2006)
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Degrassi TV Poster Image
Superb, socially conscious drama deals with tough issues.
Network: TeenNick
(2005)
(2001)
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Freaks and Geeks TV Poster Image
Stellar teen dramedy explores angst, experimentation.
Network: Syndicated
(2011)
(1999)
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Friday Night Lights TV Poster Image
Poignant football drama scores; OK for teens.
Network: Freeform, NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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Gilmore Girls TV Poster Image
Fun coming-of-age drama that's great for teens.
Network: Freeform, CW
(2005)
(2000)
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East Los High TV Poster Image
Edgy Latino teen soap raises timely issues in sensitive way.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
(2013)
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My Mad Fat Diary TV Poster Image
Edgy but heartfelt British coming-of-age tale wows.
Network: Hulu
(2016)
(2015)
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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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