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List Rules Only TV series that aired between 2000 and 2009

List of the best shows that aired from 2000-2009, as ranked by television fanatics and critics. Television has been steadily evolving over the past few decades. What used to be simply an entertaining way to spend a half hour with the family has transformed into an elevated art form. Movies have been usurped by the television medium due to a continued rise in content quality. Starting in the 2000s, when cable networks like HBO and Showtime were introduced, the focus moved to quality in writing, directing, and acting more than ever before. People in the entertainment business who used to focus on movies began to move into television.

 

In the '00s, there were more quality television shows on the air than ever before. Cable networks introduced shows like Six Feet Under, Dexter, and The Sopranos that revolutionized the way television was made. Other shows, like Lost, Battlestar Galactica, and Supernatural, changed the way people watched television, by including fan involvement and discussion as part of the experience. Comedies like Arrested Development and The Office and reality shows like American Idol also reigned supreme in the television universe.

 

What are your favorite TV shows from 2000-2009? This list includes the top shows from the 2000s from a variety of genres from sitcoms to science fiction.

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1
+ - 426 216
The Office is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
The Office 2005-2013

The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows The Best Animated Films Ever

2
+ - 217 217
House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
House 2004-2012

3
+ - 311 174
Friends is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Friends 1994-2004

4
+ - 309 195
Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Breaking Bad 2008-2013

5
+ - 199 245
Lost is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Lost 2004-2010

6
+ - 172 203
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
The Sopranos 1999-2007

7
+ - 244 195
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

8
+ - 137 143
Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

9
+ - 181 214
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Dexter 2006-2013

10
+ - 182 138
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Modern Family 2009-present

11
+ - 186 148
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Family Guy 1999-present

12
+ - 253 185
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
The Big Bang Theory 2007-present

13
+ - 155 91
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

14
+ - 136 79
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

15
+ - 174 164
Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Scrubs 2001-2010

The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows 31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

16
+ - 99 188
Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Mad Men 2007-2015

17
+ - 130 140
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

18
+ - 93 147
Monk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Monk 2002

19
+ - 168 175
Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Arrested Development 2003-present

20
+ - 186 143
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Parks and Recreation 2009-present

21
+ - 148 153
South Park is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
South Park 1997-present

22
+ - 128 157
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Supernatural 2005-present

23
+ - 81 115
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Frasier 1993

24
+ - 147 158
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

25
+ - 94 116
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Futurama 1999

26
+ - 88 71
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

27
+ - 79 63
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

28
+ - 90 109
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Sons of Anarchy 2008-present

29
+ - 106 138
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

The Best Dating Shows from the 2000s The Best Things About Fall

30
+ - 80 102
Psych is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Psych 2006-2014

31
+ - 82 106
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

32
+ - 81 152
24 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
24 2001-present

33
+ - 82 157
Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Six Feet Under 2001-2005

34
+ - 74 100
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

35
+ - 92 104
Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Criminal Minds 2005-present

36
+ - 86 148
The Wire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
The Wire 2002-2008

37
+ - 49 101
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Chuck 2007-2012

38
+ - 84 102
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Prison Break 2005-2009

39
+ - 75 88
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

40
+ - 67 120
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Fringe 2008-2013

41
+ - 77 62
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

42
+ - 89 113
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Gilmore Girls 2000-2007

43
+ - 69 71
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

The Best 2000s Sitcoms The Best Bars and Pubs in London

44
+ - 106 142
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Firefly 2002-2003

45
+ - 67 56
Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

46
+ - 60 50
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

47
+ - 51 53
The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

48
+ - 80 113
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
30 Rock 2006-2013

49
+ - 61 67
Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

50
+ - 68 120
Weeds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Television Shows of the 2000s
Weeds 2005-2012