A variety of SitCom in which the main characters are children, usually teenagers, with adults relegated to supporting or background roles such as mentors or authority figures. Such shows naturally tend to cover more kid-oriented situations and plots, and often make good (and repeated) use of CantGetAwayWithNuthin and the VerySpecialEpisode. StatusQuoIsGod is the rule in most of them (thus falling into level 2 of the SlidingScaleOfContinuity).

Perhaps the most common setting for a Kid Com is an academic one, with the characters being schoolmates, essentially the junior version of a WorkCom. But it can also follow a group of youngsters who just hang out at the local MaltShop or other "clubhouse"-type location.

{{Dom Com}}s generally don't qualify for inclusion in this category, since the protagonistic roles tend to be reversed (parents as main characters, children as supporting). However, a DomCom ''can'' double as a Kid Com if the primary focus is on the children rather than the adults or the family as a whole.

During TheSeventies and TheEighties, the Kid Com was a staple of network television. Today, a large percentage of them are made by either [[DanSchneider Schneider's Bakery]] for {{Nickelodeon}} or [[{{DCLAU}} It's A Laugh Productions]] for the DisneyChannel.

Often prone to DawsonCasting (though frequently [[{{Subversion}} subverted]] in recent years). Those originating in Canada [[OnlySoManyCanadianActors draw from the same smallish pool of actors]], with many kids appearing in several [[TomHanksSyndrome before going]] DarkerAndEdgier with a turn on ''Series/{{Degrassi}}''.
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!!Examples:

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* ''Series/BigKids'' (A British show with only one season.)
* ''Series/{{Blossom}}''
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch''
* ''Series/BreakerHigh''
* ''Series/CharlesInCharge''
* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''
* Comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' and its AnimatedAdaptation, ''The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show''
* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' is a borderline example; although it did generally focus on the family rather than the children, many plots were examined from the children's perspective.
** ''Series/GrowingPains''
** ''Series/FamilyTies''
** ''Series/HappyDays''
* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes''
* Any number of kid-oriented shows on The Disney Channel:
** ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''
** ''Series/ANTFarm''
** ''HannahMontana''
** ''LizzieMcGuire''
** ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''
* ''Series/FamilyMatters''
* ''Film/{{Gidget}}''
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', a SequelSeries to ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''
* ''Series/HowToBeIndie''
* ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver''
* ''Series/LifeWithBoys''
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''
* Brazilian show ''Malhação'' alternates between this and TeenDrama.
* ''{{Microsoap}}''
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', which was (particularly in the first season) pretty much one of these with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' taped over the middle of it.
* Canadian series ''Series/MySecretIdentity''.
* Any number of kid-oriented shows on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, including the NickVerse series:
** ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete''
** ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia''
** ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll''
** ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''
** ''Series/ICarly''
** ''Series/KenanAndKel''
** ''Series/MarvinMarvin''
** ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''
** ''Series/SaluteYourShorts''
** ''Series/TrueJackson''
** ''Series/{{Unfabulous}}''
** ''Series/{{Victorious}}''
** ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''
* The ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'' shorts:
* ''Series/OutOfThisWorld''
* ''ParkerLewisCantLose''
* ''Series/PunkyBrewster''
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
* Many Saturday Morning Cartoons also follow this format:
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheGaryColemanShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
** ''[[Series/PunkyBrewster It's Punky Brewster]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' is likely the most familiar example to modern audiences.
* The Creator/{{PBS}} series ''ShiningTimeStation''.
* ''ShipToShore''
* ''Series/SilverSpoons''
* ''Series/SisterSister''
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', at least in the earlier seasons. Can be considered a parody of this type of show.
* ''Series/TeenAngel''
* ''Series/That70sShow''
* ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}'' is a theatre example of this with an entirely teenage cast.
* ''Series/WhatsHappening''
* ''Series/TheWonderYears''
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