TV That Promotes Teamwork

Developing character strengths and life skills is essential to kids' overall growth and success. These TV shows help kids learn the value of working respectfully and effectively within a group -- and doing their share. The character strength of teamwork surfaces in these titles by being intrinsic to the story, being repeated several times in the actions of a lead character, and "wins" over character flaws such as thinking only of oneself. (See even more movies and TV shows that promote teamwork.)

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3rd & Bird TV Poster Image
Colorful bird community celebrates diversity, cooperation.
Network: Disney Channel
(2011)
(2011)
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Bear in the Big Blue House TV Poster Image
Cooperate and share with Bear! Great for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2005)
(1997)
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Blue's Clues TV Poster Image
Engaging fun for young ones (and parents, too!).
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
(1996)
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Bubble Guppies TV Poster Image
Cheerful aqua tots teach kids good social lessons.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
(2011)
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The Busy World of Richard Scarry TV Poster Image
Friendly book characters teach kids about cooperation.
Network: Syndicated
(2011)
(1994)
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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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Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Poster Image
Kids will love this big dog with lots of smarts.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(2000)
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Dragon Tales TV Poster Image
Curious kids and dragons take flight.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1999)
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The Fresh Beat Band TV Poster Image
Perky pals teach musical concepts with positive messages.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2009)
(2009)
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Handy Manny TV Poster Image
Friendly handyman teaches kids about cooperation.
Network: Disney Channel
(2006)
(2006)
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Hey Duggee TV Poster Image
Charming characters' adventures celebrate active learning.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2016)
(2014)
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Jake and the Never Land Pirates TV Poster Image
Fun-filled series teaches social lessons to young mateys.
Network: Disney Channel
(2011)
(2011)
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Jungle Junction TV Poster Image
Colorful friends teach preschoolers about solving problems.
Network: Disney Channel
(2009)
(2009)
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Justin Time GO! TV Poster Image
Imagination takes Justin and friends to faraway, fun places.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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PAW Patrol TV Poster Image
Cute pups rescue neighbors in friendly cartoon.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
(2013)
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Sheriff Callie's Wild West TV Poster Image
Friendly frontier town teaches kids about strong character.
Network: Disney Junior
(2013)
(2013)
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The Stinky & Dirty Show TV Poster Image
Popular book characters are excellent role models for kids.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
(2016)
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Terrific Trucks TV Poster Image
Delightful series follows adventures of real dirt movers.
Network: Sprout
(2016)
(2016)
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Wallykazam!: The Big Goblin Problem TV Poster Image
Friendly messages, superb literacy content, fun adventure.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
(2015)
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The Wonder Pets! TV Poster Image
Kid-friendly mini-operas about teamwork and more.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2006)
(2006)
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Zou TV Poster Image
Zou
Curious zebra tot's adventures model positive social skills.
Network: Disney Junior
(2013)
(2012)
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The Backyardigans TV Poster Image
Animal friends find melodious, kid-friendly adventures.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
(2004)
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Beat Bugs TV Poster Image
Beatles songs + engaging stories = fun family entertainment.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Doozers TV Poster Image
Fraggle Rock co-stars emphasize learning by doing.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(2014)
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Fishtronaut TV Poster Image
Well-rounded animated series has broad learning potential.
Network: Kids Central
(2015)
(2015)
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Fresh Beat Band of Spies TV Poster Image
Animated spin-off touts problem-solving skills, plus music.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2015)
(2015)
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Julie's Greenroom TV Poster Image
Delightful series teaches young kids about performance arts.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Miles from Tomorrowland TV Poster Image
Family's tot-friendly adventures are out of this world.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
(2015)
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Octonauts TV Poster Image
Friendly adventurers teach kids about marine life, teamwork.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
(2010)
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PJ Masks TV Poster Image
Pint-size superhero capers have great messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
(2015)
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The Smurfs TV Poster Image
Little blue gnomes share, care, and learn.
Network: Boomerang
(2004)
(1981)
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Wallykazam! TV Poster Image
Exceptional preschool show with quality literacy curriculum.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
(2014)
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Annedroids TV Poster Image
STEM learning, positive role models in well-rounded series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
(2013)
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Cyberchase TV Poster Image
Problem-solving cyber-adventures for kids.
Network: PBS
(2004)
(2002)
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Inspector Gadget TV Poster Image
Bumbling bionic detective offers worry-free laughs for kids.
Network: Syndicated
(2009)
(1983)
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Mia and Me TV Poster Image
Fantasy series has positive themes, intimidating villains.
Network: Nick Jr., Nickelodeon
(2014)
(2014)
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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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Odd Squad: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Pint-sized problem-solvers face rival squad on funny show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Phineas and Ferb TV Poster Image
Duo's over-the-top schemes are fun for kids.
Network: Disney XD
(2008)
(2007)
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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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Descendants Movie Poster Image
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Giver TV Poster Image
Kids' ideas become reality in inspiring volunteer builds.
Network: qubo
(2015)
(2012)
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Dinotrux TV Poster Image
Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Gilligan's Island TV Poster Image
Unique characters and situations drive classic sitcom.
Network: CBS, Syndicated
(2010)
(1964)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street TV Poster Image
Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
(2014)
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H2O: Mermaid Adventures TV Poster Image
Animated version of hit Aussie series makes a splash.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Lab Rats: Elite Force TV Poster Image
Bionic and superhero teens team up in fun Disney sequel.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
(2016)
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Laverne & Shirley TV Poster Image
Classic sitcom duo is still doing it their way.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
(1976)
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Legend Quest TV Poster Image
Mexican folklore-inspired adventure series has broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Skylanders Academy TV Poster Image
Toy-inspired adventure series a fun pick with broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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The Tick TV Poster Image
Superhero spoof works for kids and adults.
Network: Toon Disney
(2005)
(2001)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Poster Image
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(2006)
(1987)
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Star Trek: The Original Series TV Poster Image
A cultural icon that's lived long and prospered.
Network: G4, Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1966)
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Thunderbirds Are Go TV Poster Image
Fun, updated classic stars team of brothers helping others.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
(2015)
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Voltron: Legendary Defender TV Poster Image
DreamWorks updates '80s toon in tense but fantastic form.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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We Bare Bears TV Poster Image
Hilarious bear bros. try to fit into tech-heavy human world.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
(2015)
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The Amazing Race TV Poster Image
Stressful global race features tense moments, teamwork.
Network: CBS, Travel Channel
(2006)
(2001)
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Top Chef Junior TV Poster Image
Fun, family-friendly cooking competition stars tween chefs.
Network: Universal Kids
(2017)
(2017)
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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(2006)
(1963)
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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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Xena: Warrior Princess TV Poster Image
Mythology and action-adventure for teens and up.
Network: Logo, Oxygen
(2004)
(1995)
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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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Fame (1980s) TV Poster Image
Classic teen series is dated, but it once broke new ground.
Network: Syndicated
(2008)
(1982)
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Fire Chasers TV Poster Image
Wildfire docu is informative, artistic, and disturbing.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Firefly TV Poster Image
Buffy creator's space Western entertains.
Network: Syndicated
(2005)
(2002)
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Poster Image
Avengers TV follow-up is violent but thrilling fare.
Network: ABC
(2013)
(2013)
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NewsRadio TV Poster Image
Fresh office humor worth tuning in to.
Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated
(2005)
(1995)
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Scrubs TV Poster Image
Goofy medical comedy with heart; for older teens.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2005)
(2001)
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Taxi TV Poster Image
Classic 1970s ensemble comedy is witty but gritty.
Network: ABC
(2010)
(1978)
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The X-Files TV Poster Image
Brilliant sci-fi drama for brave teens and up.
Network: Syfy, TNT
(2005)
(1993)
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Community TV Poster Image
College comedy's wit trumps some stereotyping.
Network: NBC
(2009)
(2009)
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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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Heroes TV Poster Image
Hero-driven drama is "super" for teens and up.
Network: NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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Lost TV Poster Image
Excellent, sometimes scary drama for fearless families.
Network: ABC
(2005)
(2004)
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The Office TV Poster Image
Workplace spoof is hilarious but filled with mature humor.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2006)
(2005)
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Stranger Things TV Poster Image
Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Battlestar Galactica TV Poster Image
Exciting space drama has complex adult themes.
Network: Syfy
(2005)
(2004)
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Law & Order TV Poster Image
Dead bodies + courtroom drama = mature teens only.
Network: NBC
(2005)
(1990)
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24 TV Poster Image
24
A tense thriller for adults and mature teens.
Network: Fox
(2006)
(2001)
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