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1. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.3
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A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

2. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.6
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

3. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

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

7.0
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The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Creator: Bill Cosby | Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer

4. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

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

7.9
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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all 3 of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

Creators: Michael Maliani, Kevin O'Donnell | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones

5. Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Family

8.3
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo.

Creator: Bob Claver | Stars: Robert Keeshan, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems, Hugh Brannum

6. Zoboomafoo (1999–2006)

TV-Y | 29 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Chris and Martin Kratt bring their enthusiasm for animals to the pre-school set.

Creators: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Leo Eaton | Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Gord Robertson, Samantha Tolkacz

7. Tweenies (1999– )

40 min | Action, Family

5.0
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Puppets who are friends going through trouble, puberty, and sometimes get up to no good. Join them as they learn the meaning of friendship.

Stars: Colleen Daley, Justin Fletcher, Bob Golding, C.H. Beck

8. Beakman's World (1992– )

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science.

Creator: Jok R. Church | Stars: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

9. Zoom (1999– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

6.2
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Stars: Kenny Yates, Caroline Botehlo, Eric Rollins, Kaleigh Cronin

10. The Berenstain Bears (2002– )

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

7.3
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Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister jump from their beloved children's books right into their all-new animated TV show! They are presented with many situations, such as new neighbors, watching ... See full summary »

Stars: Camilla Scott, Benedict Campbell, Michael Cera, Tajja Isen

11. The Joy of Painting (1983– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

9.2
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In this half-hour program, artist Bob Ross paints on canvas a beautiful oil painting.

Stars: Bob Ross, John Thamm

12. Zoom (1972–1978)

TV-G | Family

8.0
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Stars: Tracy Tannebring, Kenny Pires, Jon Reuning, Joe Shrand

13. The Voyage of the Mimi (1984– )

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Family, History

6.5
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Stars: Ben Affleck, Mary Tanner Bailey, Edwin De Asis, Victoria Gadsden

14. 3-2-1 Contact (1980–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

8.2
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A children's show explaining various principles of science and their applications.

Stars: David Quinn, Debra Shapiro, Todd A. Rolle, Ginny Ortiz

15. Square One TV (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

16. Walking with Cavemen (2003– )

100 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution.

Stars: Robert Winston, Alec Baldwin, Christian Bradley, Alex Palmer

17. Hi-5 (1998– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Australian weekly children's educational series.

Stars: Fely Irvine, Nathan Foley, Kellie Hoggart, Charli Robinson

18. Mr. Wizard's World (1983–1991)

Family

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With the help of his young assistants, Mr. Wizard starts each episode with a demonstration that at first glance should be impossible, but is actually based firmly on basic scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Herbert, Michael Dicay, Christian Malcolm, Tanis Roese

19. Playing Shakespeare (1982 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

9.6
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John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.

Stars: John Barton, David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard

20. Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish (1992– )

TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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Stars: Liliana Abud, Arturo Puig, Yazmin Pereira, Luis Couturier

21. Löwenzahn (1981– )

30 min | Family

8.2
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Stars: Peter Lustig, Helmut Krauss, Guido Hammesfahr, Sanam Afrashteh

22. Big Bird in China (1983 TV Movie)

75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »

Writers: Jon Stone, Joseph A. Bailey | Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

23. Postcards from Buster (2004– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

5.9
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Buster Baxter of "Arthur" fame travels around the world with his family.

Stars: Daniel Brochu, Vanessa Abruzzo, Elizabeth Diaga, Stephanie Martin

24. Sesame Street, Special (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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There's a special going on at Sesame Street. First, Gladys Knight and the Pips sing the theme song, then Phil Donahue interviews the residents; Alastaire Cookie tells us the tale of "The 39... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Stiles, Christopher Cerf, Cathi Turow, Mark Saltzman, Nancy Sans, Luis Santeiro | Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long

25. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

8.3
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As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Geiss | Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson

26. Kratts' Creatures (1995– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.0
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Chris and Martin Kratt explore a variety of different animals' habitats and lifestyles each week, with help from Allison and her computer, and Ttark, an animated dinosaur.

Creators: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt | Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Shannon Duff, Ron Rubin

27. Tomorrow's World (1965–2003)

30 min | Documentary

7.4
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Long running BBC TV series looking at what's new in science and technology.

Stars: Judith Hann, Howard Stableford, Raymond Baxter, Michael Rodd

28. Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (1994 TV Movie)

Family, Music

7.7
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Everyone's invited as Sesame Street celebrates its 25th birthday! The whole family will want to sing along with this special hour-long collection of favorite Sesame Street songs.

Writers: Sara Compton, Judy Freudberg, Jeff Moss, Luis Santeiro, Norman Stiles | Directors: Mustapha Khan, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Martin P. Robinson, Fran Brill, Jerry Nelson

29. Chased by Dinosaurs (2003 TV Mini-Series)

150 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.9
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This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.

Star: Nigel Marven

30. Sesame Street Mexico (1973– )

30 min | Family

6.9
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The Spanish-language counterpart of "Sesame Street". It uses dubbed portions of the original, but also includes separately-produced segments with its own cast of Muppets and human characters.

Stars: Leticia Amezcua, Gerardo Zardain, Odín Dupeyrón, Rocio Lara

31. Winky-Dink and You (1953–1957)

Family, Animation

7.8
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"winky-dink and you" was the pioneer in interactive programming. The core of the program was children sent away for a kit. The kit had a plastic screen that stuck to the TV tube with static... See full summary »

Creators: Harry W. Prichett, Edwin Brit Wyckoff | Stars: Jack Barry, Dayton Allen, Mae Questel

32. PicturePages (1984– )

Family

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PicturePages was a short (10-15 minutes, I think) program in which Bill Cosby helped kids with activities in an activity book. You could buy the activity book and play along.

Star: Bill Cosby

33. Die Sendung mit der Maus (1971– )

30 min | Animation, Family

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Creator: Gert K. Müntefering | Stars: Armin Maiwald, Bill Ramsey, Christoph Biemann, Ralph Caspers

34. Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1996–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.7
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Contestants pursue the thief and her cohorts through time by answering questions about history.

Stars: Lynne Thigpen, Kevin Shinick, Alaine Kashian, John Lathan

35. Mr. Wizard (1951–1972)

30 min | Family

8.3
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Mr. Wizard performed interesting scientific experiments for a young audience using materials found around the home.

Creator: Jules Power | Stars: Don Herbert, Alan Howard, Rita Walter, Bruce Lindgren

36. C'est pas sorcier (1993– )

26 min | Documentary, Family

8.4
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Creators: Frédéric Courant, Jamy Gourmaud | Stars: Frédéric Courant, Jamy Gourmaud, Sabine Quindou, Valérie Guerlain

37. Sesamstraat (1976– )

15 min | Family

8.0
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Stars: Sien Diels, Aart Staartjes, Cathrine van Woerden, Martin van Waardenberg

38. Sesame Street (1983– )

Family

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Stars: Sarai Tzuriel, Gabi Amrani, Yona Atari, Jil Ben David

39. The Why Why? Family (1996– )

5 min | Animation, Family

7.2
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Quickie children's cartoon series about the inquisitive Why Why family, whose father is a scientist. In each episode, one member of the family asks another a question regarding some ... See full summary »

Stars: Heidi Lenhart, Derek Patrick, Jan Rabson, Mendi Segal

40. EKN Teen Kids News (2003– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, News

5.3
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Creators: Douglas Wester, Kristen Wester, Albert T. Primo | Stars: Erika Wester, Kristen Wester, Kennedy Zimet, Mia Guzman

41. Sesame Street Stays Up Late! (1993 TV Special)

Family

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Stars: Pam Arciero, Alison Bartlett, Linda Bove, Fran Brill

42. Poko (2003– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Poko is a stop-motion animation show for young children which deals with simple strategies to help them cope with everyday childhood frustrations and mishaps (while laughing out loud).

Stars: Cory Bowles, Cameron Davidson, Owen Pattison

43. Play with Me Sesame (2002– )

20 min | Family

6.7
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Early childhood series hosted by Sesame Street Muppet characters, whom invite viewers to participate in segments as per a child's playdate.

Stars: Fran Brill, Eric Jacobson, David Rudman, John Tartaglia

44. Wild About Animals (1995– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

7.1
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Traveling the globe to deliver young viewers fascinating stories about animals around the world.

Star: Mariette Hartley

45. Connect with English (2007– )

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Connect with English is a series that brings that same effective method to speakers of other languages who are learning English. Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a ... See full summary »

Stars: Karin Anglin, Willy O'Donnell, Carlos Lacamara, Mark Consuelos

46. Flower Pot Men (1952–1954)

12 min | Family

8.0
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Creator: Hilda Brabben | Stars: Maria Bird, Peter Hawkins, Gladys Whitred, Julia Williams

47. Barrio Sésamo (1979–2000)

25 min | Family

7.5
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In Spain, they didn't just dub the original "Sesame Street" and then broadcast it. They combined it with new material made in Spain. "Barrio Sesamo" combines an original spanish episode ... See full summary »

Stars: José Riesgo, Emma Cohen, Chelo Vivares, Conchita Goyanes

48. History Bites (1998–2003)

Comedy, History

7.8
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Important periods of history humourously illustrated in a television format.

Creator: Rick Green | Stars: Rick Green, Ron Pardo, Bob Bainborough, Jeremy Winkels

49. Download (1999– )

28 min | Documentary

7.0
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Educational series about computers and the Internet.

Stars: Mai-Britt Vingsøe Watt, Martin Stachowski, Mads Galsgaard, Birgitte Blume

50. A*mazing (1994–1996)

26 min | Family, Game-Show

8.9
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Children's game show where contestants compete in a series of spelling challenges and scavenger hunts inside various mazes.

Stars: A.J. Carter, James Sherry