The BEST Episodes of Kid Nation

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Network: CBS

Forty over-achieving kids are given free reign to create their own society in this new reality-based offering from CBS. Forty kids are given forty days free of adult supervision in an abandoned New Mexico town to build a new world. At the end of every episode, the kids have a town meeting. At the meeting the kids award one child a gold star worth $20,000. The finale will end with the biggest test, the biggest awards, and a special surprise.

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We've All Decided to Go Mad!

#1 - We've All Decided to Go Mad!

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 12, 2007

The first season comes to an end with the pioneers trying to keep the town running after they find out that the job board has been destroyed. The pioneers take part in three challenges with each one worth a gold star worth $50,000. At the end the pioneers all receive a surprise that brings many of them to tears

star 8.50
4 votes
Bless Us and Keep Us Safe

#2 - Bless Us and Keep Us Safe

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 2007

The Town Council is faced with a dilemma when the topic of religion arises. Their suggestion of having one religious ceremony to accommodate all faiths ruffles some feathers.

star 8.40
5 votes
To Kill or Not to Kill?

#3 - To Kill or Not to Kill?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 2007

Debate over acquiring a new source of food divides the Pioneers.

star 8.00
6 votes
Bonanza Is Disgusting

#4 - Bonanza Is Disgusting

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 2007

The town council also hands out it's first punishment to one of it's citizens. And pigs, rats and flies become a problem in Bonanza city.

star 8.00
3 votes
I Just Like the Recess Part

#5 - I Just Like the Recess Part

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 2007

The town council elects a law enforcer for the city and Taylor is banned from participating in any of the future rewards.

star 7.75
4 votes
Not Even Close to Fair

#6 - Not Even Close to Fair

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 14, 2007

The town council makes a big decision regarding the districts which upsets a lot of the pioneers. The pioneers also learn about equality and realize that it's not that easy to achieve.

star 7.67
3 votes
Viva La Revolucion!

#7 - Viva La Revolucion!

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 17, 2007

The Kids get the opportunity to choose new leaders. Olivia vows to defeat Anjay in the elections, which leads to a heated exchange between them.

star 7.50
4 votes
The Root Of All Evil

#8 - The Root Of All Evil

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 2007

The kids try to make more money by selling products on the streets of Bonanza. The town council finds a treasure chest in a gold mine and have to decide what to do with it. And one pioneer is accused of bribing fellow towns people for support in winning the gold star.

star 7.50
4 votes
Starved for Entertainment

#9 - Starved for Entertainment

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 7, 2007

Kennedy and Savannah cook the town a authentic Kentucky dinner which leaves one of the girls feeling homesick and wanting to leave. Also the kids hold a talent show to bring some entertainment to Bonanza City but one kid goes on stage to make a very surprising announcement instead.

star 7.50
4 votes
Where's Bonanza, Dude?

#10 - Where's Bonanza, Dude?

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 5, 2007

Bonanza's town-council leaves the city to visit with nearby Native Americans. While the town-council is away Bonanza City's sheriff sees this as an opportunity and takes control of the town.

star 7.50
4 votes
I'm Trying to Be a Leader Here

#11 - I'm Trying to Be a Leader Here

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2007

40 kids from the ages of 8-15 are put into the abandoned town of Bonanza City, New Mexico for 40 days. They have to build their own society by electing leaders, passing laws, and establishing an economy.

star 7.33
9 votes
Deal With It!

#12 - Deal With It!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 2007

When disorder erupts among the Pioneers, the Town Council is forced to make some tough decisions regarding the rules and maintaining order that don't go over well with everyone.

star 7.25
4 votes
Let Me Talk!

#13 - Let Me Talk!

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 21, 2007

The town council is faced with another hard decision regarding a reward challenge. Their decision causes emotions to run high in Bonanza City.

star 7.25
4 votes