100 Greatest Children TV Shows

by jordanhores | created - 27 Sep 2015 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

This list is a list of best TV for kids based on popularity, positive reviews, cultural influence, importance, numerous accolades and what parents and kids love to watch for all ages. No specific ranking. Including Sesame Street, Peanuts, Nancy Drew and Scooby-Doo videoography. *=Ongoing ^=Facebook #=TV Guide's Greatest Cartoons/Kid Shows (Modern 1970s-) -Disney Top 10 Nickelodeon Top 10 Kim Possible Drake & Josh Lizzie McGuire Blue's Clues Recess Rugrats Phineas & Ferb Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Good Luck Charlie Spongebob Squarepants That's So Raven The Fairly Oddparents Gravity Falls The Loud House Sofia the First Avatar:The Last Airbender Doc McStuffins The Backyardigans The Weekenders Hey Arnold!

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1. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

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

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 75,805

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2. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 4,130

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3. The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 30,037

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4. The Backyardigans (2004–2013)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Five high-spirited best friends Uniqua, Austin, Tyrone, Tasha and Pablo, who are animals, use their vivid imaginations to create musical and interactive adventures in their backyard.

Stars: LaShawn Jefferies, Jonah Bobo, Sean Curley, Thomas Sharkey

Votes: 1,984

5. 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: 32,574

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6. 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: 14,585

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7. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Jack De Sena, Mae Whitman

Votes: 199,937

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8. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 28,314

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9. The Loud House (2016– )

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

Lincoln Loud is an eleven-year-old boy who lives with ten sisters. With the help of his right-hand man Clyde, Lincoln finds new ways to survive in such a large family every day.

Stars: Catherine Taber, Grey Griffin, Jessica DiCicco, Lara Jill Miller

Votes: 2,815

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10. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 29,476

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11. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988–1991)

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

Follow Winnie the Pooh's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Stars: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Paul Winchell

Votes: 2,902

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12. Kim Possible (2002–2007)

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

A high school cheerleader and her accident-prone best friend balance their duties as global crime-fighters with the typical challenges of adolescence.

Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 21,156

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13. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Votes: 20,463

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14. The Weekenders (2000–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The humorous Friday through Sunday misadventures of four best friends.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Grey Griffin, Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden

Votes: 2,140

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15. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme, and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire

Votes: 29,468

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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: 16,728

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17. Sofia the First (2013–2018)

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

Sofia, is a little girl with a commoner's background until her mom marries the King and suddenly she is royalty.

Stars: Ariel Winter, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Travis Willingham, Sara Ramirez

Votes: 1,959

18. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Action

Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their great-uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 57,430

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19. Doc McStuffins (2012– )

G | 11 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

"Doc McStuffins" is an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and communicates with and heals broken toys and stuffed animals.

Stars: Lara Jill Miller, Loretta Devine, Robbie Rist, Jess Harnell

Votes: 1,647

20. Sheriff Callie's Wild West (2014– )

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A kids' western centered on a kitty-cat sheriff whose job is to ensure that the town of Nice and Friendly Corners remains the friendliest town in the West.

Stars: Lucas Grabeel, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett, Gary Anthony Williams

Votes: 473

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21. Milo Murphy's Law (2016– )

TV-Y7 | 12 min | Animation, Short, Action

An animated comedy adventure series that follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy's Law namesake. Additionally, Dakota and Cavendish come from the future to prevent pistachio extinction.

Stars: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Sabrina Carpenter, Mekai Curtis, Dan Povenmire

Votes: 1,431

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22. Miles from Tomorrowland (2015– )

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Follows the outer space voyages of young adventurer Miles and his family.

Stars: Fiona Bishop, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny, Olivia Munn

Votes: 396

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23. Elena of Avalor (2016– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Short, Action

Princess Elena has saved her magical kingdom, Avalor, from an evil sorceress and must learn to rule as its crown princess. Elena's adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion.

Stars: Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Christian Lanz, Jillian Rose Reed

Votes: 907

24. 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: 16,348

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25. Mickey Mouse (2013– )

TV-G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse takes on new adventures finding himself in silly situations in different settings.

Stars: Chris Diamantopoulos, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer, Tony Anselmo

Votes: 1,630

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26. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 27,078

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27. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

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

A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland one thousand years earlier.

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 12,812

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28. Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015–2019)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.

Stars: Eden Sher, Adam McArthur, Grey Griffin, Daron Nefcy

Votes: 8,953

29. 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.

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

Votes: 16,136

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30. 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: 1,892

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31. Sesame Street (1969– )

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

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: 11,011

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32. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 21,293

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33. Curious George (2006–2015)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Follows the mischievous adventures of a Monkey by the name of George.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano, Jim Cummings

Votes: 1,280

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34. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 11,124

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35. Wild Kratts (2011– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Chris and Martin Kratt are brothers who explore the wild throughout the world to learn more about animals and share conservation information. They have three friends who travel in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis, Jonathan Malen

Votes: 821

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36. Peg+Cat (2013– )

G | 27 min | Animation, Short, Family

A spirited little girl named Peg and her sidekick Cat solve problems using foundational math concepts.

Stars: Christian Distefano, Hayley Faith Negrin, Dwayne Hill, Tommy Wazelle

Votes: 276

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37. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 5,983

38. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,251

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39. What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang are launched into the 21st century, with new mysteries to solve.

Stars: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin

Votes: 6,823

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40. Felix the Cat (1958– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The complete 1958-1959 full-color series!

Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 651

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41. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 30,343

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42. The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969–1971)

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

The Ant Hill Mob has to protect Penelope Pitstop from a murderous lawyer who is after her inheritance.

Stars: Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Paul Winchell, Don Messick

Votes: 1,429

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43. Quick Draw McGraw (1959–1962)

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

Quick Draw Mcgraw was a dimwitted and lanky mustang (horse) who caused much chaos in the Old West. If he could get his own six shooter out of his holster at all, he would usually shoot the ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Doug Young, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 1,239

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44. Astroboy (1963–1966)

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

In a future where science fiction is reality, Dr. Boynton creates a super-robot in his deceased son's image. Named Astro Boy, the robot can swim oceans, leap over mountains, and even fly ... See full summary »

Stars: Billie Lou Watt, Esperanzita Martínez, Mari Shimizu, Ray Owens

Votes: 703

45. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

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

The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 8,467

46. The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958–1962)

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

Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young, Hal Smith

Votes: 2,799

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47. Jonny Quest (1964–1965)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.

Stars: Mike Road, Tim Matheson, Don Messick, Danny Bravo

Votes: 3,800

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48. Mister Magoo (1960–1961)

5 min | Animation, Comedy

6.5