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See which series comes out on top

Julia Lechner
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Where do your favorites rank?

See where the most memorable series rank, based on critics' scores from the ABC Family era (2001-'16) and Freeform era (2016-present).

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41. Famous in Love

Bella Thorne is a normal college student who becomes a movie star in this drama series based on a Rebecca Serle novel. The show premiered in 2017 and has been renewed for a second season.

Metacritic score: 45

3 of 42 John Medland/Freeform

40. Shadowhunters

Based on Cassandra Clare's popular book series The Mortal Instruments, Shadowhunters is a supernatural drama centering around humans with angel blood who hunt demons. The award-winning series will return for a third season in 2018.

Metacritic score: 45

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39. The Secret Life of the American Teenager

It's the series that launched Shailene Woodley into stardom thanks to five seasons (2008-2013) on ABC Family in which the actress played a high school student dealing with the stigma of an unplanned pregnancy. The series won a Teen Choice Award and a Gracie Allen Award.

Metacritic score: 48

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38. Young & Hungry

Hannah Montana alum Emily Osment is a food blogger working as a personal chef in Young & Hungry. The Teen Choice Awards-nominated sitcom is currently in its fifth season.

Metacritic score: 48

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37. Beyond

A young man wakes up from a 12-year coma with special abilities in this sci-fi drama series. Freeform has renewed the show, which premiered in 2017, for a second season.

Metacritic score: 48

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36. Stitchers

A young woman is "stitched" into deceased peoples' memories to investigate murders in this sci-fi crime drama which is currently three seasons deep on Freeform.

Metacritic score: 48

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35. Baby Daddy

A bartender gets the shock of his life when his ex leaves a baby on his doorstep. The 20-something dad (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) raises his little girl with the help of his mom, brother and friends. The series ended in May 2017 after six seasons.

Metacritic score: 51

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34. Melissa & Joey

Melissa Joan Hart hires Joey Lawrence as a "manny" to look after her niece and nephew in this adorable sitcom that ran for four seasons (2010-2015) on ABC Family. The series earned a People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Comedy.

Metacritic score: 53

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33. Pretty Little Liars

For seven seasons (2010-2017), this mystery series captivated Freeform fans. A group of friends work together against an anonymous villain who has dirt on them. The series rocketed Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell to fame.

Metacritic score: 54

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32. Ravenswood

Though it only lasted one season (2013-'14), this supernatural teen drama that was a Pretty Little Liars spin-off series left fans in suspense as five strangers try to solve the mysterious curse that connects them.

Metacritic score: 55

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31. The Bold Type

A popular women's magazine and its young, go-getter employees are the center of this new Freeform series, which debuted in June 2017. Jane (Katie Stevens) and her friends find their identities and explore their sexualities in the Big Apple.

Metacritic score: 56

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30. Truth & Iliza

Freeform's late-night talk show, hosted by comedian Iliza Shlesinger, premiered in May 2017. The show, which evolved from her podcast, covers millennial and women's issues.

IMDB score: 57

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29. State of Georgia

Raven-Symoné is an aspiring actress who moves to New York City with her shy, science geek bestie (Majandra Delfino) in this one-season (2011) comedy series. Jason Derulo was among the notable guest stars on the short-lived show.

Metacritic score: 58

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28. Chasing Life

An ambitious young reporter fights leukemia with the support of her family and friends in this emotional drama series which ran for two seasons (2014-'15).

Metacritic score: 59

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27. Ruby & The Rockits

Music legend David Cassidy and Spy Kids actress Alexa PenaVega star in this cute comedy about a musical family. Ruby & The Rockits carried a tune for one season in 2009.

Metacritic score: 59

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26. Falcon Beach

Like a Canadian version of The O.C., Falcon Beach depicts teen drama in a small lake town. There's a professional wakeboarder, a pretty rich girl, a model with a drug problem, and a poor guy with a heart of gold. The series was canceled in 2007 after two seasons.

IMDB score: 60

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25. Power Rangers Ninja Storm

Season 11 of the Power Rangers franchise, which aired in 2003, was also the first to feature only one female Ranger. Power Rangers Ninja Storm shows a group of rebellious students using their ninja academy learnings to battle evil aliens.

IMDB score: 62

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24. Power Rangers Wild Force

The 10th season of the Power Rangers franchise, which aired in 2002, has the Rangers face off with the evil Jindrax, Toxica and their band of Orgs.

IMDB score: 62

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23. Kevin from Work

Kevin (Noah Reid) has to awkwardly deal with his office crush after professing his love to her in this cute workplace sitcom. Unfortunately, the series bit the dust after one season in 2015.

Metacritic score: 63

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22. The Lying Game

A foster child steps into the life of her wealthy identical twin sister in this teen drama based on the book series of the same name. The Lying Game left fans with a cliffhanger ending after two seasons (2011-'13).

Metacritic score: 63

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21. Make It or Break It

A group of teen gymnasts aspires to reach the Olympics in this scripted sports series featuring Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure. Fans were treated to three seasons (2009-'12) of somersaults and sassy athletes.

Metacritic score: 64

23 of 42 ABC Family

20. Roommates

Sister, Sister alum Tamera Mowry stars in this ensemble comedy about a group of new roommates in their 20s who are navigating love and career challenges. ABC Family's first scripted half-hour comedy only lasted one season in 2009.

IMDB score: 65

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19. Twisted

A teen boy (Avan Jogia) tries to clear his name after being accused of murder in this mystery-thriller series. In 2014, it was announced the series would not return for a second season, leaving fans with no resolution.

Metacritic score: 66

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18. 10 Things I Hate About You

A decade after the successful romantic comedy film hit theaters, ABC Family aired one season of the TV adaptation in 2009. The series stars Lindsey Shaw and Meaghan Martin as two very different sisters and their experiences with high school dating.

Metacritic score: 66

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17. Power Rangers Dino Thunder

The 12th season of the Power Rangers franchise, which aired in 2004, features the return of Jason David Frank, whom Power Rangers fans remember as the original Green Ranger. Together, the Rangers take on a villain who wants dinosaurs to rule the Earth again.

IMDB score: 66

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16. Becoming Us

The 2015 reality series documents the emotional journey of one Illinois family with a transgender parent. A young man, Ben, supports his father who has recently come out as a trans woman, Carly.

Metacritic score: 68

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15. The Nine Lives of Chloe King

Chloe King is a teen with special cat-like powers who may have had nine lives, but she only had one season. The fantasy series, which aired in 2011, starred Scream Queens actress Skyler Samuels in the titular role.

Metacritic score: 68

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14. The Fosters

Now in its fifth season, The Fosters is a family drama centered around a lesbian couple and their children. The progressive series has earned a Teen Choice Award and two GLAAD Media Awards.

Metacritic score: 69

30 of 42 Greg Gayne/Freeform

13. Recovery Road

Cancelled after one season in 2016, Recovery Road is a teen drama about a group of addicts living together at rehab facility. Jessica Sula and Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese starred on the series.

Metacritic score: 70

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12. Huge

Hairspray alum Nikki Blonsky plays Willamena, a young woman who is forced by her parents to go to fat camp. The series was based on a YA novel by Sasha Paley and ran for one season in 2010.

Metacritic score: 70

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11. Beautiful People

A single mom and her two daughters -- one academically gifted and the other an aspiring model -- move from New Mexico to New York City to make a fresh start. The series aired on ABC Family for one season from 2005 to 2006.

IMDB score: 71

33 of 42 Mark Levine/ABC Family

10. Job or No Job

This educational reality series follows young people as they apply and interview for their first job. The series, which premiered in 2015, lasted one season.

IMDB score: 72

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9. Freak Out

This reality prank series uses special effects makeup and crazy scenarios to scare unsuspecting victims. Fun episodes include "Flesh Eating Viruses Freak Me Out!" and "Rodents Freak Me Out!" Season 1 aired in 2015.

IMDB score: 74

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8. Bunheads

A Vegas showgirl (Sutton Foster) takes a job at her mother-in-law's ballet school. Several Gilmore Girls stars appeared on the series, including Kelly Bishop and Liza Weil. The series was canceled in 2013 after just one season.

Metacritic score: 74

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7. Switched at Birth

Two teen girls discover they were accidentally switched at birth and bond when their families move in together in this Peabody Award-winning family drama. The series ran for five seasons (2011-2017).

IMDB score: 75

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6. Cheer Squad

The 2016 reality series follows members of an accomplished Canadian cheerleading squad as they chase a third world title. Fans can binge-watch Season 1, which is currently on Netflix, while they wait to hear if another season is coming.

IMDB score: 75

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5. Greek

A nerd (Jacob Zachar) pledges a fraternity in the hopes of being the cool man on campus as he enters college. The series was presented in chapters and aired for four seasons (2007-'11).

IMDB score: 76

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4. Kyle XY

The show with the guy who didn't have a belly button. That's one way viewers may remember Kyle XY. The sci-fi series stars Matt Dallas as an young man with amnesia and special abilities. The series spent three seasons (2006-'09) on ABC Family.

IMDB score: 77

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3. Wildfire

A young woman (Genevieve Cortese) finds love on a horse ranch after doing a stint at a teen detention center. Wildfire aired on ABC Family for four seasons, from 2005 to 2008. The series finale was able to wrap things up nicely for fans with a wedding.

IMDB score: 77

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2. Lincoln Heights

A cop moves his family back to his old Los Angeles neighborhood with hopes of turning it around. The officer deals with a dangerous beat while his family struggles to fit in. The drama ran for four seasons (2007-2009) on ABC Family.

IMDB score: 79

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1. The Middleman

The Middleman ran for one season in 2008 before being cut from ABC Family due to low ratings. Based on a Viper Comics series, the show stars Natalie Morales as Wendy Watson, an artist who fights evil after being recruited by a secret agency. She faces off against super-smart apes, aliens and other creepy creatures.

IMDB score: 82