Best new Kids TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)

The Vore's TV staff selects the top best kids TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Alex Hirsch, Sydney Newman & Lauren Brooke our new Kids genre creators?

Sure, children's TV is a whole different ball game. In fact, many new tv-makers have to start their career there, as you will learn a ton. But in terms of really good Kids tv series, the quality has been not too great. If you compare it to the quality drama television for adults in recent years. But it appears that things are changing for kids tv as well, now that players like Netflix and Amazon are entering the game.

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

A series of unfortunate events (13-1-2017 | Netflix)

Lemony Snicket's children's novel is brought to life by Netflix. The three Baudelaire children, just made orphans after the death of their parents because of a mysterious fire, are embarking on a adventurous journey to uncover dark family secrets.
CreatorMark Hudis
StarringNeil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton & Malina Weissman
Themesfamily, fantasy,
CountryUnited States

Ducktales (18-1-2017 | Disney XD)

A newly animated take on the classic Ducktales about Scrooge McDuck and his three little Nephews who travel around the world searching for lost treasures and gold mines. We can't wait as Disney is still the number one name in animation, and a serious attempt at TV is most welcome.
CreatorMatt Youngberg
StarringTony Anselmo, Beck Bennett, Kate Micucci
CountryUnited States

Best kids TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

Best kids TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Gravity Falls (Since 15-6-2012 , Season: 2 - Disney XD)
  2. Two twins move in with their uncle in Gravity Falls, where they find themselves confronted with astonishing mysteries.

    CreatorAlex Hirsch
    StarringJason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal
    Similar tv showsSteven Universe
    Themeschildhood, adventure, animation,
    Keywordsadventurous, amusing, clever, cute,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  3. Doctor Who (Since 17-3-2006 , Season: 10 - BBC One )
  4. An eccentric but sympathetic Time Lord travels across the universe to fight injustice. An honourable remake.

    CreatorSydney Newman
    StarringPeter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman & Matt Smith
    Similar tv showsThe Sarah Jane Adventures
    Themesextraterrestial life, science, technology, travelling, adventure, drama,
    Keywordsawe-inspiring, classic, dramatic, futuristic,
    CountryCanada United Kingdom
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  5. Heartland (Since 14-10-2007 , Season: 9 - CBC)
  6. The tales of a tragedy-struck family on a range in Canada.

    CreatorLauren Brooke
    StarringAmber Marshall, Michelle Morgan & Graham Wardle
    Similar tv showsWildfire
    Themesfamilies, life, drama, family,
    Keywordsdramatic, family-oriented, romantic,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  7. Switched at Birth (Since 6-6-2011 , Season: 5 - ABC Family)
  8. Two teenage girls lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

    CreatorLizzy Weiss
    StarringSean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel & Vanessa Marano
    Similar tv showsBaby Daddy
    Themesfamilies, friendship, coming-of-age, drama, family,
    Keywordscharming, dramatic, family-oriented, social-oriented,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  9. Baby Daddy (Since 20-6-2012 , Season: 5 - ABC Family)
  10. A 20-something bachelor bartender becomes an unlikely parent when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby girl on his doorstep.

    CreatorDan Berendsen
    StarringJean-Luc Bilodeau, Tahj Mowry & Derek Theler
    Similar tv showsRaising Hope
    Themesparenting, comedy, family,
    Keywordsabsurd, easy, family-oriented, fun, romantic,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

Kids genre statistics

Genre popularity
Genre ranking#4
Familiar facesJean-Luc Bilodeau, Tahj Mowry & Derek Theler
Trending showsGravity Falls, Baby Daddy & Switched at Birth
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

41 kids TV series scheduled for release this year.

Shows for kids & the whole family are always rather popular, but don't get much critical acclaim. Even though the amount of shows stay consistent, about 250 shows a year, the quality is going up. Especially now players like Netflix are entering the market.