Teenager Television Series

Broadcasting companies, as well as online networks, develop television series to attract the younger generation. The volume and variety of the television series aiming at teenagers have tremendously increased since the late 1990s. As television viewers, teenagers demonstrate specific behaviors. On average, they are big consumers of online and on-set entertainment. Among the multiple genres targeting teenagers, the high-school narrative remains a classic one. Thus, high-school students are shown a mirror of themselves. Teen protagonists are chosen to seduce a teen audience. However, over the last two decades, popular series have changed the way the younger generation is depicted. This entry examines the audience for teenager television shows, their global reach, narratives about high schools, the glamorous veneer these narratives often project, and the marketing ...

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