Best new Teen TV Shows + High school drama (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)

A selection of the best recent teen series. Perfect for teenagers. From high school series to almost-university stuff.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best teen TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Jay Beattie, Jill E. Blotevogel & Dan Dworkin our new Teen genre creators?

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

Riverdale (26-1-2017 | The CW)

Loosely based on the Archie Comics, Riverdale is a subversive take on small town life, and the facade that people are trying to keep up. It looks like a slick pastiche of an old fashion high school movie.

CreatorRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa
StarringK.J. Apa, Cole Sprouse & Camila Mendes
Themeshigh school, teen,
CountryUnited States

Atypical (19-1-2017 | Netflix)

A new Netflix coming of age comedy about the first 18 years life of an autistic teen.

Photo of Atypical
CreatorRobia Rashid
StarringKeir Gilchrist ,Jennifer Jason Leigh & Michael Rapaport
Themesyouth, coming-of-age,
CountryUnited States

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

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

  1. Gossip Girl (Since 19-9-2007 , Season: 6 - The CW)
  2. A vicious blogger turns the lifes of wealthy teenagers into a nightmare.

    CreatorStephanie Savage & Josh Schwartz
    StarringBlake Lively, Leighton Meester & Penn Badgley
    Similar tv showsPretty Little Liars
    Themesfriendship, gossip, drama, romance,
    Keywordsdramatic, romantic,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  3. One Tree Hill (Since 23-9-2003 , Season: 9 - The WB)
  4. The lifes of a group of teenagers in One Tree Hill, centered around two competitive half-brothers.

    CreatorMark Schwahn
    Starring Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty & Hilarie Burton
    Similar tv showsThe O.C., Dawson's Creek
    Themesambitions, career, competition, friendship, drama, sports,
    Keywordscompetitive, conversational, dramatic,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  5. The O.C. (Since 5-8-2003 , Season: 4 - Fox)
  6. A troublesome teenage guy moves into a wealthy family in Orange County. You can take a poor guy out of the wrong side of the tracks, but then what?

    CreatorJosh Schwartz
    StarringMischa Barton, Adam Brody & Peter Gallagher
    Similar tv showsGossip Girl, One Tree Hill
    Themesfriendship, drama, romance,
    Keywordsamusing, conversational, dramatic,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  7. Undeclared (Since 25-9-2001 , Season: 1 - Fox)
  8. Steve Karp, a college freshman, embarks on one the greatest experiences of his life, together with his fellow dorm-mates. Unfortunately, his lonely and recently divorced father is going with him.

    CreatorJudd Apatow
    StarringJay Baruchel, Carla Gallo & Charlie Hunnam
    Similar tv showsFreaks and Geeks, Party Down
    Themescollege, friendship, youth, comedy,
    Keywordsabsurd, amusing, funny,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  9. Veronica Mars (Since 22-9-2004 , Season: 3 - UPN )
  10. A young, beautiful girl aims to discover the mysteries of the town of Neptune, after her best friend is murdered and her dad is removed as county sherrif.

    CreatorRob Thomas
    StarringKristen Bell, Percy Daggs III & Jason Dohring
    Similar tv showsGilmore Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Themesdeath, emotions, youth, crime, drama,
    Keywordsdramatic, thrilling, unusual,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

Teen genre statistics

Genre popularity
Genre ranking#15
Familiar facesKristen Bell, Percy Daggs III & Jason Dohring
Trending showsStitchers, Scream & Gossip Girl
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

teen TV series scheduled for release this year.