I was inspired to make this list because I've been seeing older users (most of them in their late teens and 20s) obsessing over children's media so much, and kids' channels that are high on the Best TV Channels list. IMHO, I don't really think they should be watching kids' shows and instead watch stuff that's intended for their actual age demographic. I say this not just because you grow up and become an adult, but because sometimes people grow out of certain things. I should know this because when I was young I used to be so obsessed with cartoons. Now that I'm older I don't really have any interest in them anymore. Tastes change and it's just a natural part of life. I'm pretty sure most of the users on this site have grown out of some of these shows. Not saying some of them are bad or anything, it's just that they probably just couldn't do a whole lot for you once you got older.
Please know that this list is subjective and there's nothing wrong with no longer liking a show you used to like. Feel free to add whatever show you want as long as you've grown out of it/stopped liking it.
This list isn't just for kids' shows, but for teen/adult shows as well (those that haven't really aged well or were probably not even good to begin with). Feel free to add them too if you want.
The Top Ten
1iCarlyiCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.
One could pretty much say they've grown out of Dan Schneider live-action sitcoms in general. I know I liked some of his shows as a kid, but I've pretty much grown out of live-action kids sitcom comedies in general. It's especially grown out of me now that Schneider's split with Nickelodeon due to abusive harassment allegations. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
2VictoriousVictorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her ...read more.
3The Cleveland ShowThe Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy.
4Dora the ExplorerDora the Explorer (2000 - 2014) is an American preschool educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner in which Dora goes on adventures with her friend, a monkey named Boots.
Another show I used to love when I was younger. And we have people hating it just because it's cool. Why do people act so damn proud if they hate kids cartoons while they're over the age of 18? It's normal, not something to be proud of. You haven't achieved anything, so get off your damn high horse. - LemonComputer
5Barney & FriendsBarney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational ...read more.
6Family GuyFamily Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.
This seemed cool when I was 13-15 years old, but now I see it for what it is, a poor man's version of The Simpsons (which is so much better), for people who have never seen The Simpsons! - DaWyteNight
This used to be my favourite show but now I find it kind of repetitive. - 3DG20
It's an adults show. It's for any age above 18. How can you grow out of it? I don't understand it. - LemonComputer
7VeggietalesVeggieTales is an American series of direct-to-video children's computer animated films created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki featuring antropomorphic fruits and vegetables in stories conveying moral themes based on Christianity
I love this show but I hate the new Netflix version.
Well I've seen some inprovement from you yeah it's a great show but sometimes you've grown out of it - BoyGenius234
8Hannah MontanaHannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever for the fourth and final season, is an American musical comedy series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien which focused on Miley Stewart, a teenager living a double life as an average schoolgirl by day and a famous recording ...read more.
10Fanboy & Chum ChumFanboy & Chum Chum is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by Eric Robles for Nickelodeon. It is based on Fanboy, an animated short created by Robles for Nicktoons and Frederator Studios, which was broadcast August 14, 2009 to July 12, 2014 on Random! Cartoons. The series was first ...read more.
12Back at the BarnyardBack at the Barnyard is a Nickelodeon computer-animated television series that is a spin-off from the 2006 film, Barnyard.
13Teen Titans Go!'Teen Titans Go!' is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network. The show follows a superhero group called the Teen Titans, and shows what happens when they go home and have silly adventures. This show is Cartoon Network's revival of the popular 2003-2006 American animated television ...read more.
14Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
15South ParkSouth Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.
16SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. ...read more.
It’s getting better, but I can see how bad episodes made you lose faith in SpongeBob.
17RugratsRugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.
I still like this
Eh, it still holds up to me as a Nicktoon classic, but then again, I never really watched much of the episodes, so I'm probably not a big fan of it like others are. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
18Blue's CluesBlue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon in 1996. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their ...read more.
19Max & Ruby
20T.U.F.F. PuppyT.U.F.F. Puppy is a cartoon created by Butch Hartman. It ran on Nickelodeon from October 2, 2010 until April 4, 2015. It focused on Dudley Puppy and his partner Kitty Katswell as they protected Petropolis under the Turbo Undercover Fighting Force, or T.U.F.F.
21The Wonder PetsWonder Pets! is an American animated children's television series. It debuted March 3, 2006, on the Nick Jr.
22Johnny TestJohnny Test is an American-Canadian animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, for the first season, and Cookie Jar, for the remainder of the series.
23Liv and MaddieLiv and Maddie is a live-action Disney Channel sitcom that started on July 19, 2013, and ended on March 24, 2017. It is about two identical twin sisters named Olivia "Liv" Rooney and Madison "Maddie" Rooney (both portrayed by actress Dove Olivia Cameron; born in January 1996 as Chloe Celeste Hosterman) ...read more.
24Beavis and Butt-headBeavis and Butt-Head is an American animated sitcom created and designed by Mike Judge. The series originated from Frog Baseball, a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on Liquid Television.
25Thomas & Friends
26TeletubbiesTeletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes .
Them monsters used to terrify me when I was younger. - LemonComputer
I think everyone grows out of preschool shows.
I love Teletubbies, though I'd have to be honest if I said that I don't watch it anymore. Yeah, it's a pre-school show that I'd look back on and say "Oh, I used to watch that show years ago. Good times". I understand that notion.
This also extends to most other cartoons and kids/tween shows. The only animated media that I take interest in is Anime and I'd rather watch something like Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Westworld or a documentary off Nat Geo or Discovery Channel than any other T.V. shows. - CrimsonShark
27Ren & StimpyThe Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
28Drake & JoshDrake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along ...read more.
29Ed, Edd n EddyEd, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban ...read more.
30Dragon TalesDragon Tales is a Canadian-American animated pre-school fantasy adventure children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser.
31The Fairly OddParentsThe Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
32In the Night Garden...
33Steven UniverseSteven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.
34Best Friends WheneverBest Friends Whenever is an American multi-camera sitcom developed for Disney Channel, created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and executive produced by Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas, and Michael B. Kaplan. The series stars Landry Bender as Cyd, Lauren Taylor as Shelby, Gus Kamp as Barry, Ricky Garcia as ...read more.
35Wizards of Waverly PlaceWizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole ...read more.
36Good Luck CharlieGood Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.
37Girl Meets WorldGirl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom. The series made its debut on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014.
38Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.
39Austin & AllyAustin & Ally is an American teen sitcom that premiered on Disney Channel on December 2, 2011, and ended on January 10, 2016. The series was created by Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert, the writers and producers of the Disney Channel sitcoms Sonny with a Chance and Jonas.
40Tangled: The Series
41The Lion GuardThe Lion Guard is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley based on Disney's 1994 film The Lion King. The series was first broadcast with a television movie titled The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on Disney Channel on November 22, 2015 and began airing as a TV series on January ...read more.
42JessieJessie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from September 30, 2011 to October 16, 2015. The series was created and executive produced by Pamela Eells O'Connell and stars Debby Ryan as Jessie Prescott, a small town Texas girl who moves to New York City to try to become an actress, ...read more.
44Henry DangerHenry Danger is an American superhero sitcom television series airing on Nickelodeon. The series was created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen. The series revolves around a 13-year-old boy who becomes the sidekick of a local superhero. On March 2, 2017, Nickelodeon announced that a new animated series, ...read more.
45The ThundermansThe Thundermans is an American tween sitcom created by Jed Springarn. The show first aired in 2013. This show is about a family of superheroes who have adjusted to living a normal suburban life. On July 27, 2017, Nickelodeon released a statement to J-14, stating that the series has wrapped production ...read more.
46The Haunted HathawaysThe Haunted Hathaways is a Nickelodeon sitcom television series that began airing on July 13, 2013 and ended on March 5, 2015. It tells the story of a single mother and her two daughters who move into a home occupied by three ghosts, a single father and his two sons.
47Sam & CatSam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013, to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious.
I didn't have to grow out of this one, because I never liked it to begin with. - DaWyteNight
48Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & DawnNicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn is an American television sitcom produced by Nickelodeon. The series focuses on 10-year-old, later 11-year-old quadruplets Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn Harper. They have nothing in common and often fight, but they must work together to solve everyday situations.
49Wendell & VinnieWendell & Vinnie is an American sitcom television mini-series that premiered on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2013 and ran until September 22, 2013. The series stars Jerry Trainor and Buddy Handleson. The first official promo for the show was released on December 21, 2012.
50Rabbids InvasionRabbids Invasion (French: Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion) is a French/American animated television series which premiered on August 3, 2013, on Nickelodeon. The series began airing on Nicktoons during its second season in late 2015. On June 23, 2017, the series finale ended during its third season. ...read more.