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The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s 

Ariel Kana
Updated October 1, 2019 11.2k votes 726 voters 17k views 74 items

List Rules Vote up the best 2000s TV shows that make you feel nostalgic for the aughts

The 2000s was a decade of great technological achievements. During this time, we left behind the simpler comforts of the '90s in order to make way for the high tech tools of tomorrow. Kids traded in their roller blades and scooters for iPods and cellphones, and even started changing what they watched on TV. Goodbye Rugrats, hello Spongebob! We've put together a list of the best TV shows of the 2000s for the next time you're feeling a little aughts nostalgia. 

2000s TV was all about reflecting on how we were able to experience "the best of both worlds." Some '00s shows, like As Told By Ginger and Even Stevens, held on to that '90s vibe while shows like Rock of Love and Charm School paved the way for guilty pleasure viewing. Shows like Grounded for Life and Lizzie McGuire depicted what real life was like for teenagers and kids growing up in the 2000s, while Slime Time Live and Double Dare 2000 took their old-school approaches up a notch for bigger, better entertainment.  

What were your favorite TV shows in the 2000s? Maybe you loved the dark, creepy world of Invader Zim, or maybe you were all about the laughs on Punk'd. Perhaps you wanted to prank your friends and family, like the guys on Jackass and Viva La Bam, or maybe you wanted A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila. Vote up your favorite 2000s TV shows below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. Feel free to add any of your favorite '00s shows that we may have missed at the bottom of the list. 
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Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 64

Network: Nickelodeon

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Farce, + more

Drake and Josh are two guys with different personalities. REALLY different. Going to the same school is about the only thing they have in common. But that's about to change--in a BIG way. See, ...more

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Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 126

Network: YTV, Nickelodeon (Greece), Canal Panda, Nickelodeon

Genres (Tv): Animation, Satire, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Fantasy television, + more

The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the everyday adventures of Timmy Turner, a boy who is granted ...more

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 204

Network: Nickelodeon

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Family Film

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more

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Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 87

Network: Disney Channel

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

Kim Possible is an American animated television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel. It centers on Kim Possible, a teenage fighter who has the task of dealing ...more

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Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Disney Channel

Genres (Tv): Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Comedy

Lizzie McGuire (Disney Channel, 2001) is an American live-action teen sitcom. Lizzie (Hilary Duff) has a sarcastic animated alter ego that represents her feelings and talks to Lizzie as she goes ...more

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Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 100

Network: Disney Channel, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Comedy, + more

That's So Raven is an American supernatural teen sitcom television series. It debuted on the Disney Channel on January 17, 2003, and ended its run on November 10, 2007. The show spawned Disney ...more

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What's New, Scooby-Doo? ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
James Englebert added Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 42

Network: Kids' WB, The WB Television Network, Teletoon, Cartoon Network, CBBC, + more

Genres (Tv): Horror comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Mystery, Adventure film, + more

What's New, Scooby-Doo? is the ninth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo. A revival of the original Scooby-Doo, Where are You! series after a ...more

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Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 64

Network: Nickelodeon

Genres (Tv): Computer Animation, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Adventure film, + more

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, often shortened to just Jimmy Neutron, is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the ...more

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Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 54

Network: Disney Channel

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon

The Proud Family is an American animated television sitcom that ran on the Disney Channel from September 21, 2001 to August 19, 2005. In 2011, reruns of The Proud Family were shown on the ...more

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Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Disney Channel

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Comedy

Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 2, 2003. It follows the life of the ...more

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Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 151

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

Malcolm in the Middle is an American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, ...more

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Ashton Kutcher, Brian Fitzpatrick, Andrew Santino

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 74

Network: TVGN, MTV, Fox Reality Channel, MTV2

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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Joe Rogan

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 142

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality television

Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. It originally aired between 2001 and 2006, when it was cancelled. It was later revived in 2011, only to be cancelled again on May 13, ...more

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Su-chin Pak

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 17

Number of Episodes: 106

Network: MTV

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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Pimp My Ride Xzibit, Buck

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 73

Network: MTV, Speed

Genres (Tv): Automotive, Reality television

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Sandra Bullock, George Lopez, Constance Marie

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 120

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 76

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Tim-Ryan O'Kane, Tom Oberdick, Jesse Wolter

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Network: MTV

Genres (Tv): Dating, Reality television

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Double Dare 2000 Jason Harris, Tiffany Phillips, Tia Marrie

Premiered: 2000

Double Dare 2000 (Nickelodeon, 2000) is an American television game show based on the original Double Dare. The new show used a revamped set and bigger physical challenges. It also featured the ...more
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Hilarie Burton, Susie Castillo, Nick Zano

Premiered: 1998

Number of Episodes: 2247

Network: MTV

Genres (Tv): Music video, Talk show

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Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Nickelodeon, TeenNick

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Drama, Children's television series, + more

Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks and her friends as they ...more

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Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 25

Network: MTV

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Comedy, Action, Reality television

Jackass is an American reality series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, crude, self-injuring stunts and pranks. The show served as a ...more

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Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 122

Network: Nick at Nite, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

My Wife & Kids (ABC, 2001) is an American sitcom television series created by Don Reo and Damon Wayans. Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta ...more

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
MattJackson added Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 236

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. The personal and professional lives of six friends (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa ...more

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James Englebert added Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire

Premiered: 1964

Number of Seasons: 35

Number of Episodes: 9200

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Game show

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