TV Shows for Teens Who Like "Rick and Morty"

Cartoons aren't just for kids anymore. In fact, many animated shows are definitely not appropriate for younger viewers. But for tweens and teens looking for a good laugh, there are tons of hilarious shows for those who've outgrown kid-focused cartoons. Shows like Rick and Morty have gained intensely loyal fans with their smart, edgy, and slightly surreal style of animation. But the range of content on Adult Swim, Netflix, and more could leave your kids exposed to raunchy topics before they're ready. That's why we've compiled this list of some of the best animated shows for teens. Keep in mind that these shows can get rude and crude, so consider watching with your teens first. And for more animated fun, try our list of the Best Cartoons for Kids or Anime TV for Teens and Tweens.

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Pinky and the Brain

age 6+

Clever toon is great fun for both kids and adults.

Network: Toon Disney (1995)
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Adventure Time: Distant Lands - BMO

age 8+

Worthy extension of classic cartoon is cute and familiar.

Network: HBO Max (2020)
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Gravity Falls

age 8+

Clever sibling story has some spooky stuff for kids.

Network: Disney Channel (2012)
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Hilda

age 6+

Whimsical books-based show celebrates adventure, friendship.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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Twelve Forever

age 8+

Wonderfully weird show has heart; expect weapons, fighting.

Network: Netflix (2019)
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We Bare Bears

age 8+

Hilarious bear bros. try to fit into tech-heavy human world.

Network: Cartoon Network (2015)
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Adventure Time

age 10+

Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.

Network: Cartoon Network (2010)
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The Dragon Prince

age 10+

Captivating fantasy tale has positive themes, broad appeal.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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Steven Universe

age 10+

Quirky cartoon values family, fun, and finding your purpose.

Network: Cartoon Network (2013)
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Steven Universe: Future

age 10+

Deceptively simple series about real, powerful emotions.

Network: Cartoon Network (2019)
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Steven Universe: Wanted

age 10+

Steven Universe's world goes dark in game-changing special.

Network: Cartoon Network (2017)
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Regular Show

age 11+

Quirky animated series has some drinking, crude humor.

Network: Cartoon Network (2010)
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Aggretsuko

age 12+

Curious animated series a treat for post-Hello Kitty teens.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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The Simpsons

age 12+

Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.

Network: Fox (1989)
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Bob's Burgers

age 13+

Satirical, sometimes naughty humor on animated comedy.

Network: Fox (2011)
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King of the Hill

age 13+

Wickedly funny at times, but not for all tastes.

Network: Fox, FX, Syndicated (1997)
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Futurama

age 13+

The Jetsons meet The Simpsons.

Network: Comedy Central (1999)
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Daria

age 14+

Biting social commentary has mature themes.

Network: TeenNick (1997)
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Disenchantment

age 14+

Series from Simpsons creator has strong women, violence.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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F Is for Family

age 14+

'70s-set animated comedy is spicy but surprisingly nuanced.

Network: Netflix (2015)
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