Children's TV Shows

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1. The Jetsons (1962–1963)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 15,596

2. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

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

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: 28,535

3. Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Family

Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Robert Keeshan).

Stars: Robert Keeshan, Hugh Brannum, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

Votes: 942

4. The Smurfs (1981–1990)

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

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 12,827

5. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

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

Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 5,893

6. Mr. Wizard's World (1983–1991)

Family

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

Votes: 539

7. Beakman's World (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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

Stars: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 2,058

8. The Magic School Bus (1994–1997)

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

An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.

Stars: Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell, Tara Meyer

Votes: 6,746

9. Zoboomafoo (1999–2001)

TV-Y | 29 min | Comedy, Family

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

Stars: Martin Kratt, Chris Kratt, Gord Robertson, Samantha Tolkacz

Votes: 1,938

10. Double Dare (1986–1988)

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

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 1,205

11. You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy

Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

Stars: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Votes: 1,580

12. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

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

The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 5,747

13. 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: 70,283

14. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Ren, a psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a dimwitted Manx cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy, have a host of unusual adventures.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 18,667

15. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (1998–2006)

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

A young boy, who happens to be a genius, lives in a small town with his family and friends and often gets into crazy adventures with them involving the things he invents.

Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Mark DeCarlo

Votes: 13,204

16. Hey Dude (1989–1991)

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

A group of friends work together with their boss at a dude ranch and go through many fun moments and mishaps along the way.

Stars: David Brisbin, Debi Kalman, Christine Taylor, Joe Torres

Votes: 2,278

17. Salute Your Shorts (1991–1993)

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

A group of kids at a summer camp, run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn, form friendships as they spend time harassing buffoonish camp counselor Kevin "Ug" Lee.

Stars: Trevor Eyster, Danny Cooksey, Michael Bower, Kirk Baily

Votes: 4,599

18. Think Fast (1989–1990)

Family

Two teams battle it out based on their knowledge and physical skills.

Stars: Michael Carrington, Skip Lackey, James Eoppolo, Henry J. Waleczko

Votes: 21

19. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )

120 min | Documentary, History

A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Vecchio, Peter Coyote, Lisa Ling, Gerald Durrell

Votes: 237

20. Garfield and Friends (1988–1995)

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

Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.

Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Howard Morris

Votes: 9,126

21. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

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

Votes: 2,982

22. Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (1984–1988)

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

Musical comedy with the Canadian children's musical trio.

Stars: Paula Gallivan, Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein, Bram Morrison

Votes: 437

23. King of the Hill (1997–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 40,515

24. The Tom and Jerry Show (2014– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A cat and mouse brawl with each other.

Stars: Stephen Stanton, Rick Zieff, Grey Griffin, Gary Cole

Votes: 802

25. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)

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

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker, Luc Durand

Votes: 15,693

26. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

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

Votes: 46,902

27. Adventure Time (2010–2018)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A 12-year-old boy and his best friend, wise 28-year-old dog with magical powers, go on a series of surreal adventures with each other.

Stars: Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Hynden Walch

Votes: 62,728

28. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

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

Votes: 19,771

29. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 7,046



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