With Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Sesame Street (1969– )

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

8.1
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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: 13,889

2. Barney & Friends (1992–2010)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

3.8
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From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Patty Wirtz, Jeff Ayers

Votes: 9,657

3. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school.

Stars: Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Maureen Deiseach, Angela Deiseach

Votes: 2,908

4. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (2012– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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The adventures of the children of the characters of Fred Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Addison Holley, Ted Dykstra, Heather Bambrick, Amariah Faulkner

Votes: 1,212

5. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 16,386

6. The Magic School Bus (1994–1997)

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

7.8
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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: 9,916

7. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

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

8.7
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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: 8,813

8. The Electric Company (1971–2009)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.1
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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

Votes: 2,063

9. Cyberchase (2002– )

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

6.9
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Three kids, Jackie, Matt, Inez, and their bird friend Digit, must save cyberspace from the evil Hacker with the use of strategy and math skills.

Stars: Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Christopher Lloyd, Jacqueline Pillon

Votes: 2,593

10. Wild Kratts (2010– )

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

7.7
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The Kratt Brothers and their team use their "Creature Power" suits to learn about and help various species of animals around the world.

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

Votes: 1,679

11. American Experience (1987– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,916

12. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

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

7.9
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A group of kids solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Sheldon Turnipseed

Votes: 2,561

13. Wishbone (1995–1998)

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

8.2
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 3,909

14. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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Before the popularity of AncestryDNA, journalist and cultural critic Henry Louis Gates, Jr. divulges the family trees of various celebrities, many times with stunning revelations.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates Jr., CeCe Moore, Ty Burrell, Kehinde Wiley

Votes: 1,178

15. Dragon Tales (1999–2005)

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

6.3
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Two children find a dragonscale, and have fun socializing with dragons.

Stars: Kathleen Barr, Andrea Libman, Danny McKinnon, Jason Michas

Votes: 4,072

16. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003)

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

6.5
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The adventures of a larger-than-life red dog on Bridwell Island.

Stars: Antonio Delli, John Ritter, Grey Griffin, Tom Eastwood

Votes: 4,880

17. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Stacy Keach, Lance Lewman

Votes: 2,772

18. Testament (1983)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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71 Metascore

The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack.

Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal

Votes: 6,317 | Gross: $2.04M

19. Super Why! (2007–2016)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.1
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A group of characters who live at a library turn into superheroes and then go into books; using early reading skills to save the day. They later use a problem from the story one of them faced and apply it to their own lives.

Stars: Tajja Isen, Siera Florindo, Zachary Bloch, Nicholas Castel Vanderburgh

Votes: 900

20. This Old House (1979– )

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.8
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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

Stars: Richard Trethewey, Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor, Tom Silva

Votes: 902

21. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

7.6
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Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

Stars: Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella, Sean Altman

Votes: 2,721

22. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 24,563 | Gross: $1.21M

23. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 26,400 | Gross: $7.83M

24. Reading Rainbow (1983–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.4
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, John Bonavia, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang

Votes: 4,711

25. Great Performances (1971– )

TV-G | Drama, Music, Musical

7.8
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Filmed and televised versions of theater productions, such as plays, musicals, operas, ballets, and concerts from around the world.

Stars: Julie Andrews, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 781

26. The Electric Company (2006– )

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The Electric Company are a group of kids with the ability to create and rearrange words, they are usually in conflict with The Pranksters, who have similar powers but use them to cause trouble.

Stars: William Jackson Harper, Josh Segarra, Reggie Watts, Ashley Austin Morris

Votes: 359

27. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: Daniel Okrent, George F. Will, John Chancellor, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 4,293

28. Seize the Day (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

5.8
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Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford, Glenne Headly

Votes: 1,373

29. Zoom (1997– )

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

7.2
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A group of older children do arts and crafts, cooking, science and technology, and games sent in by viewers.

Stars: Caroline Botelho, Kenny Yates, Alisa Besher, Zoe Costello

Votes: 1,168

30. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Documentary series focusing on great American artists and personalities.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Tony Bennett, Lee Grant

Votes: 1,030

31. Shining Time Station (1989–1993)

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

8.2
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At seemingly a ordinary train station in a small American town, extraordinary things happen including a tiny man called "Mr. Conductor" who tells stories about Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends.

Stars: Didi Conn, Brian Edward O'Connor, Alan Semok, Olga Felgemacher

Votes: 691

32. The War (2007)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

Votes: 5,254

33. American Playhouse (1980–1994)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Jeffrey DeMunn, Elizabeth Franz, Edward Herrmann, Sada Thompson

Votes: 366

34. Between the Lions (1999– )

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

7.1
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Live-action and animation blend together in this educational fantasy about a family of lions running a library filled with adventurous and musical books.

Stars: Anthony Asbury, Jennifer Barnhart, Peter Linz, Fred Newman

Votes: 1,376

35. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010–2018)

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

6.3
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The Cat in The Hat knows a lot about virtually every thing. With the help of fish, thing 1, and thing 2; the Cat in the Hat teaches kids about many things through song and games.

Stars: Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk, Rob Tinkler

Votes: 643

36. Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998)

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

8.2
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Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

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

Votes: 7,817

37. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page, David Attenborough

Votes: 697

38. Martha Speaks (2008–2016)

TV-Y | 28 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Tales of a dog, Martha, who eats alphabet soup and gains the ability to speak. This series follows the antics of Martha and her owner as she encounters many adventures with her newfound ability.

Stars: Tabitha St. Germain, Vanesa Tomasino, Cedric Payne, Brian Drummond

Votes: 1,068

39. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Diana Rigg

Votes: 851

40. Lamb Chop's Play-Along (1992–1997)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

7.1
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An enthusiastic singing lady and her puppet animal friends go on a variety of adventures.

Stars: Amy Castle, Shari Lewis, Amanda McAdam, Sabrina Sanchez

Votes: 1,879

41. Sid the Science Kid (2008– )

TV-Y | 27 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.4
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A young and curious boy constantly wonders the fields of science.

Stars: Drew Massey, Victor Yerrid, Mia Ella Mimica, Alice Dinnean

Votes: 698

42. The Mole Agent (2020)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.5
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69 Metascore

A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: Sergio Chamy, Romulo Aitken, Marta Olivares, Berta Ureta

Votes: 8,595

43. Kidsongs (1987– )

TV-G | Family, Music

7.6
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A group of kids produce and star in their own music video show.

Stars: Julene Renee, Megan Miyahira, Frat Fuller, Alexandra Picatto

Votes: 159

44. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary following German auteur Werner Herzog as he deals with difficult actors, bad weather and getting a boat over a mountain, all in an effort to make his film Fitzcarraldo (1982).

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 7,294

45. Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (2001–2004)

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

7.2
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A young cat living in a magistrate's palace in ancient China, learns the values and importance of family and loyalty.

Stars: Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Oliver Grainger, Jesse Vinet, Hiro Kanagawa

Votes: 1,271

46. 3-2-1 Contact (1980–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

8.1
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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

Votes: 561

47. Country Music (2019)

Documentary, Music

8.9
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The story of the creation of modern Country music.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Marty Stuart, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash

Votes: 1,434

48. A Thief of Time (2003 TV Movie)

94 min | Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Gary Farmer, Adam Beach, Ernest Tsosie III, Wes Studi

Votes: 648

49. Meet the Patels (2014)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

7.1
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70 Metascore

An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.

Directors: Geeta Vasant Patel, Ravi Patel | Stars: Ravi Patel, Geeta Vasant Patel, Champa V. Patel, Vasant K. Patel

Votes: 3,428 | Gross: $1.69M

50. Maya & Miguel (2004–2009)

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

5.8
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Maya Santos interferes in the lives of those around her, often dragging her twin, Miguel, into her schemes.

Stars: Beth Payne, Tabitha St. Germain, Jeannie Elias, Jeremy Clarkson

Votes: 675


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