Childhood TV shows

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1. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

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

When a sixteen-year-old high school student finds out she's a witch, her two aunts offer guidance on how to control her newly-discovered magical powers.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay

Votes: 32,261

2. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 20,023

3. Rescue 911 (1989–1996)

60 min | Documentary

William Shatner hosts this television show, featuring dramatic reenactments of situations leading to emergency calls to 9-1-1.

Stars: William Shatner, David Teschendorf, Gene Babb, Ken Parham

Votes: 853

4. My Pet Monster (1987– )

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

An ordinary monster doll comes to life when his shackles are released by a magic key.

Stars: Hadley Kay, Michael J. Reynolds, Robert Cait, Alyson Court

Votes: 362

5. Clueless (1996–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

A television series based on the popular movie of the same name. Many of the actors from the movie appear in the television series, including Dionne, Mr. Hall, Miss Giest, Amber, and Murray.

Stars: Rachel Blanchard, Stacey Dash, David Lascher, Donald Faison

Votes: 2,451

6. Doug (1991–1994)

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

The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 16,772

7. Bobby's World (1990–1998)

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

A boy named Bobby Generic creates adventures using his overactive imagination.

Stars: Howie Mandel, Gail Matthius, Kevin Smets, Charity James

Votes: 3,821

8. Step by Step (1991–1998)

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

Two families become one, step by step.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan

Votes: 11,799

9. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993–1999)

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

A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, Ed Neil, David J. Fielding

Votes: 19,356

10. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

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

A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 12,579

11. C.O.P.S. (1988–1989)

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

A team of specially enhanced policemen fights crime in the year 2020.

Stars: Ken Ryan, Zevi Wolmark, Len Carlson, Paul De La Rosa

Votes: 1,254

12. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

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

A close knit group of six friends try to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 29,754

13. Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Family

A new group of students are now making their way through the halls of Bayside High School. Mr. Belding is still the principal, and Screech is now his assistant.

Stars: Dennis Haskins, Dustin Diamond, Samantha Esteban, Sarah Lancaster

Votes: 1,754

14. Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Zack, Screech, and Slater are all college students now. They are struggling to adapt to college life and facing rough times, sometimes thanks in part to R.A. Mike Rogers and Prof. Jeremiah ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Dustin Diamond, Mario Lopez

Votes: 3,968

15. Rugrats (1990–2006)

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

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: 30,228

16. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

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

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 29,054

17. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 113,146

18. Married... with Children (1987–1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 92,631

19. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 346,717

20. 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: 37,176

21. Polka Dot Door (1971–1993)

30 min | Family, Musical

Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.

Stars: Arielle Di Iulio, Dallas Goyo, Debra Goyo, Robert Lee

Votes: 272

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: 471

23. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)

TV-Y7 | 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: 17,518

24. Care Bears (1985–2006)

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

The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans.

Stars: Dan Hennessey, Bob Dermer, Luba Goy, Melleny Melody

Votes: 2,853

25. Dennis the Menace (1986–1988)

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

Good-natured, 6 y.o. Dennis is a menace to his parents and especially to his neighbor, Mr. Wilson. He has adventures with his friends and dog, Ruff. Each episode has 3 6-10 min. stories.

Stars: Brennan Thicke, Jeannie Elias, Marilyn Lightstone, Sharon Noble

Votes: 4,621

26. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)

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

Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker, Dody Goodman

Votes: 2,680

27. 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: 11,311

28. 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: 7,589

29. Shining Time Station (1989–1993)

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

An American version of the popular British children's program. Every episode, the kids (and sometimes the adults, too) at Shining Time Station learn some special lessons about life and ... See full summary »

Stars: Didi Conn, Brian Edward O'Connor, Olga Felgemacher, Peter Baird

Votes: 581

30. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon, Kerry Shale

Votes: 3,251

31. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

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

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: 31,045

32. Mad About You (1992–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Paul and Jamie Buchman are a recently-married New York City couple. They point out the gentle humor in domesticity and life's everyday situations.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow, Leila Kenzle

Votes: 19,677

33. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 69,623

34. Roseanne (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama

A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom "Roseanne", which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 38,278

35. Murphy Brown (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The personal and professional misadventures of an opinionated but beloved woman working as a TV journalist.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 8,080

36. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the third planet from the sun.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

Votes: 44,685

37. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

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, Marcella Lowery

Votes: 2,168

38. Full House (1987–1995)

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

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 50,412

39. Family Matters (1989–1998)

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

The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 23,153

40. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)

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

Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.

Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern, Alley Mills

Votes: 32,659

41. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith, Zachery Ty Bryan

Votes: 37,912

42. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

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

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 15,323

43. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

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

This show follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have televisions, refrigerators, et cetera. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 15,244

44. Beetlejuice (1989–1991)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Adventures of the ghostly con-artist and his 12-year-old pal, Lydia.

Stars: Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain, Elizabeth Hanna

Votes: 6,360

45. Under the Umbrella Tree (1986–1993)

TV-Y | 15 min | Family

Holly and her three puppet roommates teach young children different lessons.

Stars: Stephen Brathwaite, Holly Larocque, Bob Stutt, Noreen Young

Votes: 283

46. Mighty Max (1993–1995)

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

Max (Rob Paulsen), a twelve-year-old boy, finds a magical cap that can teleport him across dimensions.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Tony Jay, Richard Moll, Corey Burton

Votes: 1,553