TV That's Good for Boys

Boys have a lot of great TV to choose from with strong male characters in leadership roles. But for a show to be truly great for boys, it also needs to avoid stereotypes -- of both boys and girls -- and offer up a world that's made of male and female characters.

Browse TV That's Good for Boys

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Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.
Network: PBS
(2004)
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Kids can relate to this sweet, curious explorer.
Network: PBS
(2005)
Excellent lessons from Mister Rogers' next generation.
Network: PBS Kids
(2012)
Fun-filled series teaches social lessons to young mateys.
Network: Disney Channel
(2011)
Classic series gently promotes social skills, imagination.
Network: PBS
(2005)
Spunky, well-rounded princess celebrates individuality.
Network: Disney Channel, Disney Junior
(2013)
Boy's queries get kids curious about the world.
Network: PBS Kids
(2008)
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Native American-inspired cartoon focuses on positive themes.
Network: Online
(2014)
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Problem-solving cyber-adventures for kids.
Network: PBS
(2004)
Excellent update of '70s classic makes English lessons fun.
Network: PBS
(2009)
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Kids' building projects are smart fun for curious families.
Network: PBS Kids
(2011)
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Great role models exist in stories of helpful athletes.
Network: CBS
(2013)
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Zoologist brothers get animated in fun, kid-friendly series.
Network: PBS Kids
(2011)
Classic family sitcom offers fun with its lessons.
Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated, TBS
(2005)
Asian mysticism meets epic fiction in top-notch 'toon.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
Gentle competition brings pets and families together.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Quirky culinary comic mixes food, science, fun.
Network: Cooking Channel, Food Network
(2006)
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(2006)
Some decent messages wrapped up in the Force.
Network: Cartoon Network, TNT
(2008)
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Witty team puts urban legends to the scientific test.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2005)
Super-fast dinners may inspire young chefs.
Network: CBS
(2013)
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Brilliant, poignant comedy series has mature content.
Network: ABC
(2009)
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Smart detective series more funny than graphic.
Network: USA
(2006)
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Superb, socially conscious drama deals with tough issues.
Network: TeenNick
(2005)
Docu offers thoughtful insight into the world of others.
Network: MTV
(2010)