Live-Action Children's Shows

by primabellada | created - 05 Aug 2017 | updated - 28 Sep 2017 | Public

Anything not animated and meant for preteens, children, and/or family fun

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1. Raven's Home (2017– )

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

Though Raven Baxter is psychic, she would've never guess she'd be a single mother living in an apartment with her twins Nia and Booker Baxter and her best friend Chelsea and son Levi.

Stars: Jason Maybaum, Sky Katz, Anneliese van der Pol, Raven-Symoné

Votes: 2,001

2. That's So Raven (2003–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A teenage girl periodically receives brief psychic visions of the near future. Trying to make these visions come true results in trouble, and hilarious situations, for the girl and her friends.

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol, Kyle Massey

Votes: 16,795

3. Phil of the Future (2004–2006)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A family from 2121 is stuck in 2004, trying desperately to fit in.

Stars: Raviv Ullman, Amy Bruckner, Craig Anton, Lise Simms

Votes: 6,544

4. Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego. New episodes starting November 12th 2020 on Disney+.

Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Lalaine

Votes: 16,586

5. The Thundermans (2013–2018)

TV-G | 23 min | Action, Comedy, Family

These siblings with superpowers might be twins, but they are very different indeed.

Stars: Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Addison Riecke, Diego Velazquez

Votes: 3,185

6. iCarly (2007–2012)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Carly hosts her own home-grown web show, iCarly, Carly and sidekick Sam's regular Web casts ultimately feature everything from comedy sketches and talent contests to interviews, recipes, and problem-solving.

Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

Votes: 30,315

7. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,304

8. Teletubbies (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Saxon, Jessica Smith, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley

Votes: 6,482

9. The Wiggles (1998– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A show geared for babies up to older toddlers. This show is full of music, teaching kids songs and easy dances.

Stars: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page

Votes: 698

10. LazyTown (2002–2014)

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

In this Nick Jr. television show, a pink-haired girl named Stephanie moves to LazyTown with her uncle (the mayor of LazyTown), where she tries to teach its extremely lazy residents that physical activity is beneficial.

Stars: Magnús Scheving, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Julianna Rose Mauriello, Julie Westwood

Votes: 5,668

11. Choo Choo Soul (2006– )

G | Family, Music

Choo Choo Soul interstitial programs began airing in the United States during the Playhouse Disney programming block on the Disney Channel. The music video-style shorts feature Goings and ... See full summary »

Stars: Genevieve Goings, Constantine Abramson, Sami Autry, Sky Jordan White

Votes: 99

12. The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (2012–2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A television series of the popular YouTube series ''Annoying Orange''. Where Orange (Dane Boedigheimer) goes on an adventure with his friends. His weird friend Nerville (Toby Turner) ... See full summary »

Stars: Dane Boedigheimer, Toby Turner, Justine Ezarik, Bobby Jennings

Votes: 2,781

13. Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007–2019)

TV-Y | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Yo Gabba Gabba! is a fun live-action program for young children ages 1 and up. Join our host DJ Lance Rock as he introduces us to friendly toy monsters in a magical land full of music, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lance Robertson, Amos Watene, Adam Deibert, Emma Jacobs

Votes: 1,248

14. Bizaardvark (2016–2019)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Centers on best friends Paige and Frankie who express their offbeat individuality through funny music videos on their vlog channel Bizaardvark.

Stars: Olivia Rodrigo, Madison Hu, DeVore Ledridge, Ethan Wacker

Votes: 1,566

15. Stuck in the Middle (2016–2018)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Teenager Harley Diaz maneuvers her way through the bustle of being a middle child in a family with six other siblings.

Stars: Jenna Ortega, Isaak Presley, Ariana Greenblatt, Kayla Maisonet

Votes: 1,274

16. Good Luck Charlie (2010–2014)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The Duncan family are adjusting to the surprise birth of their fourth child, Charlie. When parents Amy and Bob return to work they put their latest addition in the care of her three older siblings.

Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico

Votes: 17,206

17. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2008)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Comedy about identical twins living at the Tipton Hotel with their single mother who is a lounge singer at the hotel.

Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale

Votes: 30,603

18. The Suite Life on Deck (2008–2011)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Spin-off of the hit Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," in which twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton enroll in a semester-at-sea program aboard a ship called the SS Tipton.

Stars: Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan

Votes: 14,416

19. Hannah Montana (2006–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Adventures of a teenage pop star who keeps her identity secret from even her closest friends by using a disguise on-stage.

Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus

Votes: 35,037

20. Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)

TV-G | 22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard.

Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone

Votes: 27,251

21. K.C. Undercover (2015–2018)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Family

An outspoken and confident technology wiz and skilled black belt discovers that both her parents are spies and expect her to follow in their footsteps.

Stars: Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden, Trinitee

Votes: 2,975

22. Jonas (2009–2010)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

The show follows the Jonas Brothers through fun and unusual situations as they try to live ordinary lives.

Stars: Kevin Jonas, Chelsea Kane, Nicole Gale Anderson, Joe Jonas

Votes: 5,505

23. Jessie (2011–2015)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A Texan teen moves to New York City to follow her dreams and ends up as a nanny for a high profile couple's four children.

Stars: Debby Ryan, Peyton List, Cameron Boyce, Karan Brar

Votes: 11,512

24. Girl Meets World (2014–2017)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

More than a decade after Boy Meets World (1993), Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school--where her father is her history teacher--as her parents did when they were younger.

Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel

Votes: 12,079

25. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An adolescent with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he endures the trials of growing alongside a good friend.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 37,157

26. Liv and Maddie (2013–2017)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Follows Liv, a popular television star whose show has just finished its run, and Maddie, an outstanding student and school basketball star whose popularity is on the rise, until Liv makes a return to their high school.

Stars: Dove Cameron, Joey Bragg, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Kali Rocha

Votes: 6,015

27. Austin & Ally (2011–2016)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Following the lives of Austin, an aspiring confident musician, Ally, a quiet talented songwriter and their two friends.

Stars: Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Raini Rodriguez, Calum Worthy

Votes: 8,493

28. Andi Mack (2017–2019)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

A contemporary coming-of-age story about a girl who's trying to determine where she fits in, when her free-spirited older sister returns with a revelation that changes everything, it sends Andi on an uncharted course of self-discovery.

Stars: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel

Votes: 1,739

29. Bunk'd (2015–2020)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Emma, Ravi, and Zuri Ross head off to a rustic summer camp in Maine, where their parents met as teens. Along with their new friends, love triangle, and the fears of the camp, the trio tries their best to settle into their exciting and challenging new lives at Camp Kikiwaka.

Stars: Miranda May, Peyton List, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson

Votes: 2,117

30. Shake It Up (2010–2013)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Two Chicago teens attempt to realize their dream of becoming professional dancers by landing spots on a popular local show.

Stars: Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan

Votes: 10,789

31. Dog with a Blog (2012–2015)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A family adopts a dog named Stan in the hope that two feuding step-siblings will bond over the pet. It works when the siblings soon find out that the dog can talk and write.

Stars: Genevieve Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, Stephen Full

Votes: 5,022

32. Even Stevens (2000–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of the Stevens family of five in Sacramento, California.

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth, Nick Spano

Votes: 13,090

33. A.N.T. Farm (2011–2014)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A musical prodigy, gets into a gifted program called Advanced Natural Talents at the local high school.

Stars: China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick, Jake Short, Stefanie Scott

Votes: 5,529

34. Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Sonny, a talented Midwestern girl, has won a nationwide talent search to move to Los Angeles and star in a popular television series. Sonny's home and work life is documented along with her adjustment to life in the spotlight.

Stars: Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Brandon Mychal Smith

Votes: 9,987

35. Best Friends Whenever (2015–2016)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Follows teenagers Shelby and Cyd, who when a science experiment goes wrong, become unstuck in time leaping forward and backward in time. Teenage genius Barry then helps girls master their new power.

Stars: Landry Bender, Lauren Taylor, Gus Kamp, Ricky Garcia

Votes: 1,458

36. Cory in the House (2007–2008)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

It's a brand new life for Cory Baxter as well as his father Victor Baxter (from their predecessor series That's So Raven) as the father-and-son duo move from San Francisco, California to ... See full summary »

Stars: Kyle Massey, Jason Dolley, Maiara Walsh, Madison Pettis

Votes: 6,361

37. I Didn't Do It (2014–2015)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Centers on ultra-competitive fraternal twins Lindy and Logan Watson who navigate high school together with their best friends.

Stars: Olivia Holt, Austin North, Piper Curda, Peyton Clark

Votes: 2,006

38. The Disney Channel Games (2006– )

Family

They take the actors and force them into a battle royal.

Stars: Moises Arias, Dante Basco, Jim Birdsall, Corbin Bleu

Votes: 239

39. Victorious (2010–2013)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Aspiring singer Tori Vega navigates life while attending a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts.

Stars: Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies

Votes: 18,233

40. Drake & Josh (2004–2007)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Comedy, Family

Two teens become step brothers. One is an awkward geek and the other is a popular musician.

Stars: Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove, Jonathan Goldstein

Votes: 33,253

41. Sam & Cat (2013–2014)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A pair of roommates start a baby-sitting service to earn extra cash.

Stars: Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio, Maree Cheatham

Votes: 6,759

42. Zoey 101 (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Zoey Brooks and her brother, Dustin, attend their first day at Pacific Coast Academy, a private boarding school that enrolls girls for the first time in its history.

Stars: Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey, Erin Sanders

Votes: 12,796

43. Big Time Rush (2009–2013)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Four hockey players from Minnesota aspire to become a boyband. Kendall, Logan, Carlos, and James embark on a life-changing journey and face challenges along the way.

Stars: Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega, Logan Henderson

Votes: 8,979

44. Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004–2007)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

Ned Bigby shares his advice on how to survive middle school.

Stars: Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee, Kyle Swann

Votes: 14,918

45. House of Anubis (2011–2013)

TV-G | 15 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

When one of their number disappears on the same day that an American girl joins their ranks, a group of English boarding school students embarks on solving a mystery.

Stars: Alex Sawyer, Eugene Simon, Brad Kavanagh, Jade Ramsey

Votes: 4,088

46. Out of Jimmy's Head (2007–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a young boy with the transplanted brain of a beloved cartoonist.

Stars: Dominic Janes, Jon Kent Ethridge, Rhea Lando, Matt Knudsen

Votes: 744

47. The Othersiders (2009)

30 min | Mystery, Reality-TV

3.1