Entertainment-oriented shows designed primarily for an audience of children.
A young bully is transformed into a dog and can only become a boy again after he's performed 100 good deeds. The only person who can hear him talk is his last victim, who adopts him as a pet and helps him on his quest. The Nickelodeon series first appeared in 1999.
In the future, a virus causes certain death by the age of 30, and the young survivors are controlled by a corporation called Nexes. The show first aired in 2002.
Animated series in which a group of animals uses stories to teach two children the importance of virtue. The show, based on "The Book of Virtues" by William Bennett, first aired in 1996.
Series chronicling the often-quirky adventures of two brothers with the same name. The Petes first appeared in Nickelodeon promotional spots and a few specials before the half-hour series first aired in 1993.
A PBS children's series in which a 6-foot kangaroo uses martial arts and song to teach children lessons. The show first aired in 1998 and features Mickey Thomas as the voice of Kanga Roddy, and Pat Morita as Uncle Pat.
Sketch comedy show for kids that first aired on Nickelodeon in 1995.
All That spinoff starring Amanda Bynes and featuring kid-friendly skits and characters. The Nickelodeon series first aired in 1999.
Anthology series in which members of the Midnight Society gather around a campfire to share stories of mystery and suspense. The show first aired in 1992.
The purple dinosaur teaches children counting, etiquette, and verbal skills, along with singing simple ditties. The series first aired in 1992.
Variety show in which a fox puppet made fun of performers doing their acts. The series first aired in 1968, with variations on the show beginning in 1980 and 2002.
Humorous educational series in which the host, Beakman, answers viewers' questions about science, with the help of a giant rat named Lester and various other lab assistants. The show, based on a newspaper cartoon called "You Can with Beakman and Jax," first aired in 1993.
When three children enter a haunted house on a dare, they discover a phantasm named Flabber who grants them a wish - to become their favorite comic book characters, the BeetleBorgs. The series first aired in 1996 under the title "Big Bad BeetleBorgs," then was continued in 1997 as "BeetleBorgs Metallix."
The host mixes humor into lessons about biology, chemistry, ecology, and other sciences. The series first aired in 1993.
Simple lessons are taught as an animated dog puts her pawprints on objects to tell her master what she wants to do. Children can try to figure out the puzzle. The series first appeared in 1996.
A Sid and Marty Krofft production running from 1970 to 1972 that featured the insect members of a rock band and their nemesis, the witch Benita Bizarre.
Caitlin Seeger, a troubled Philadelpha teen who has been shipped from foster home to foster home, chooses to move in with her distant cousin in rural Montana instead of being sent to juvenile hall.
The Nickelodeon/YTV program starring Lindsay Felton first aired in 2000; in some countries, it airs under the title "Just a Kid" or "Caitlin Montana."
A morning TV show which ran from 1955 to 1993 with the main character portrayed by Bob Keeshan.
A young boy is adopted by a circus troupe and works as water boy for an elephant. The series starred a young Micky Dolenz (who then went by the name Mickey Braddock) and first aired in 1956.
Tennis pro Cutty Cutler has adventures while explaining the ins and outs of a healthy lifestyle.
Bobby's life is turned upside down when his cousin Skeeter (a puppet voiced by Bill Bellamy) comes to live with his family in New York. The Nickelodeon show first aired in 1998.
Cartoon in which three kids - Jackie, Matt and Inez - use math and logic skills to defeat villains in cyberspace. The PBS series first aired in 2002.
Live-action shows produced by the Walt Disney studios.
Hosted by Donna Erickson, each episode features activities and adventures for children. The series first aired in 1999.
Science series featuring kids performing and talking about their own experiments and investigations. The series, produced for the Public Broadcasting Service by Twin Cities Public Television, first aired in 2002.
Children's Television Workshop-produced series designed to teach 7- to 10-year-olds reading and grammar skills through sketches, cartoons and songs. The show originally aired from 1971 to 1977.
A group of New York City kids solves mysteries with the help of Ghostwriter, a ghost who manipulates words and letters in ways only they can see. The Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) created the series as part of a multimedia effort to encourage literacy. The original series, in which storylines were stretched over four episodes, first aired on PBS stations in 1992; it was revived briefly as "The New Ghostwriter Mysteries," with one-episode mysteries, on CBS in 1997.
Filmed versions of the young adult horror stories written by R.L. Stine. The series first aired in 1995.
Series about a group of teens working at the Bar None, a guest ranch in Arizona. The show first aired in 1989.
American version of the hit Australian educational music show for kids; it is taped on the set of the Australian show. This version began airing in 2003 as part of the "Ready Set Learn" programming block on The Learning Channel and Discovery Kids.
Two sisters move from London to a new home out in the country. Based on the "Home Farm" books by Jenny Oldfield, the British series first aired in 1999.
The Huggabug Club features singing and dancing Huggabug, Auntie Bumble, and Miss Oops-A-Daisy. It debuted on PBS in 1996.
A birdlike puppet teacher instructs students about life and the world. The series first aired in 1992.
The Journey of Allen Strange starred Arjay Smith as a young alien stranded on Earth. The series first appeared in 1997.
Members of a rock band sing and dance while solving problems. The show first aired in 1984.
Introduces kids to the world of wild animals.
Four limber teenagers fight to defeat the witch Rita Repulsa and her evil lackeys. The series first aired in 1993.
Fred Rogers and a kingdom of puppets use songs and visitors to teach children about life. The series first appeared in 1966.
A teenager working part time as a clerk at the police department helps solve crimes. The series first aired in 1996.
Children's show that answers questions about science and the world around us. The series first aired in 1983.
The adventures of Hammy Hamster and his friends living on the Riverbank, starring an actual hamster and other animals. The series first aired in 1959 as "Tales of the Riverbank" and was revived in 1972 as "Hammy Hamster" before the most recent version, "Once Upon a Hamster," began in 1994.
The host and his friends have wacky adventures. The show first appeared in 1986.
A loveable little penguin lives with his family at the South Pole. The five-minute animations, produced by Trickfilmstudio in Switzerland, first aired in 1987.
Based on the magazine, the series explains for children how machines and technology work. The show first appeared in 1997.
A group of children build a community center in an old building, then find themselves fighting crime and corruption, using their knowledge of science to solve mysteries. The series first aired in 1982.
In each episode, host LeVar Burton introduces a children's book that is then read in its entirety. The series first aired in 1983.
Children at a summer camp have adventures and try to outsmart their counselors. The series first aired in 1991.
A truck accident soaks a teenage girl in an experimental chemical that gives her unusual powers and occasionally causes her to glow. Only her best friend and sister know her secret, and they fight to keep it from the chemical company agents investigating the accident. The Nickelodeon series first aired in 1994.
Residents of the street, both humans and puppets, teach basic lessons about things like numbers, letters, and life. The series first aired in 1969.
American "Thomas the Tank Engine" spinoff that first aired in 1990. The live-action series showed the goings-on at a train station and featured "Thomas" stories.
A girl uses her Web site to document the strange phenomena she encounters while traveling on a tour bus with her rock musician mother. The show first aired in 1999.
Half-hour series for kids aged 10 and older, covering a wide variety of educational topics.
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The musical series features six animals who form a band and teach lessons about values, self-esteem and decision making. The brainchild of singer Bobby Goldsboro, the series first aired in 1995.
Disney Channel show that first aired in 2002. Teenager Raven Baxter occasionally gets glimpses of the future, but finds trouble when she tries to make her visions come true.
Canadian children's program that aired from 1981-87. Featured a magical department store mannequin, Jeff, who came alive every night when the store closed. Characters on the show included Sam, the watchman, Jodie, a sales clerk, and Muffy the Mouse. Music, dancing, and singing highlighted a 'special' for the day.
After a virus wipes out the adult population, a group of teens tries to survive in an abandoned mall. The series first aired in 1999.
Spinoff of "The Worst Witch" that follows Mildred Hubble through college. The show first aired in 2001.
Comedy series featuring parodist Weird Al Yankovic, along with sketches, cartoons, celebrity guests and Harvey the Wonder Hamster. The show aired as part of CBS' Saturday-morning lineup in 1997-98.
Live-action series in which a dog imagines himself as various characters in classic books. The series first aired in 1995.
The adventures of a young girl attending witch school. Based on the book series of the same name, the show first aired in 1998.
Series about Zack Greenburg, a student who frequently finds strange things happening to him. The show first aired in 2000.
Children's show designed to promote interactivity; its cast invites viewers to participate in the activities shown, as well as to send in their own ideas. Among other things, ZOOM is known for its segments featuring the made-up language Ubbi Dubbi.
The show, produced by Boston-area PBS affiliate WGBH, was inspired by a British series called "Why Don't You Turn Off the TV and Do Something Less Boring?" and first aired from 1972 to 1978. An updated version of ZOOM began airing on PBS in 1999.