TV Shows appropriate for Tweens


Steph wrote in asking for TV show ideas that are not too grown up, but not too baby-ish for her 12 year old daughter to watch!  Here are some of our and your suggestions:
– Gilmore Girls (Netflix)
– Phineas and Ferb (Netflix)
– Girl Meets World (Disney)
– Teen Titans Go (Cartoon Network)
– Mako Mermaids (Netflix)
– Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (VH1)
– Undercover Boss (CBS)
– Jessie (Disney)
– The Goldbergs (ABC)
– Fuller House (Netflix)
– Last Man Standing (ABC)
– Diggers (National Geographic Channel)
– Star Wars: Rebels (Disney XD) and Star Wars: Clone Wars (Netflix, Disney XD, and Cartoon Network)
– Dr. Who (BBC America and Amazon Prime)
– Shark Tank (ABC)
– Backstage (Disney XD)
– Melissa & Joey (FreeForm {the old ABC Family})
The Dinosaurs (available on DVD)

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6 years ago

I’m a big fan of classic movies and shows for kids/teens. They do get exposure to conflict, violence, etc., but without such explicit material/exposure. I also like watching documentaries and other historical content shows.

Angie Osinkosky
Angie Osinkosky
6 years ago

We have been watching oldies but goodies!
We are currently on a “Bewitched” craze, and recently we were watching “Gilligan’s Island” and “Little House on the Prairie.”
“The Middle” is also a good contemporary one.

6 years ago

The Wonder Years is on Netflix and so many topics are still relevant. Perfect for Middle Schoolers and parents.

6 years ago

I have two daughters, 11 and 13. We watch mostly Netflix so I am not sure of the actual network they originally were on. Here are some of the ones my family watches….oldies and currents:

~ What Went Down ~ Cesar 911
~ Gilligan’s Island ~ Andy Griffith
~ CHiPs (funny how my 13 yr old has her watch alarm set for this one)
~ The Great British Baking Show
~ Brain Games ~ Liv & Maddie
~ America’s Funniest Videos
~ Filthy Riches ~ The Brady Bunch
~ I Love Lucy ~ Mama’s Family
~ Murder She Wrote ~ Survivor
~ The Voice ~ America’s Got Talent
~ Duck Dynasty ~ Amazing Race
~ Wheel of Fortune ~ American Ninja Warrior
~ Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
~ Little Big Shots ~ Shark Tank
~ What Would You Do?

6 years ago

The Middle
Wednesday ABC 7 pm

Excellent sitcom about a family with 3 kids. It’s in its 7th season! Many people haven’t heard of it, but it’s awesome! Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn star as the parents.

Billy Davis
Billy Davis
6 years ago

“7th Heaven” and it was on for 11 seasons!

6 years ago

Another great show for tweens would be Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet. It’s a really cool show!

6 years ago

We watch Korean Dramas. They are comical and we read together! Coffee Prince and Boys over Flowers were great!

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