The First Ever Teen Drama

Beverly Hills, 90210Degrassi High, My So-Called Life, and Dawson’s Creek were all shows from the 1990s that pioneered the now ubiquitous teen drama, but nothing came before Never Too Young, the 1965 TV show that was the first to target a teen audience. Below, watch the full final episode.

Staring Tony Dow from Leave it to Beaver and Tommy Rettig of Lassie, Never Too Young was set in Malibu and told the stories of a group of affluent high schoolers and their parents. Basically, The O.C. in the 60s.

The show had musical guests that ranged from Marvin Gaye to The Cataways, shown above. Watch the closing credits below.