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The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s

Updated October 1, 2019 13.3k votes 857 voters 20.9k views74 items

List RulesVote 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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  • What's New, Scooby-Doo?1
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    What's New, Scooby-Doo?

    Frank Welker, Casey Kasem

    Premiered2002

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

    What's New, Scooby-Doo? is the ninth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon...  more

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  • SpongeBob SquarePants2
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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family Film

    SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon, 1999) is an American animated television series created by...  more

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  • The Fairly OddParents3
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    The Fairly OddParents

    Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee

    Premiered2001

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

    The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for...  more

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  • Drake & Josh4
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    Drake & Josh

    Drake Bell, Josh Peck

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Teen sitcom

    Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon, 2004) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. Despite...  more

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  • Kim Possible5
    250
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    Kim Possible

    Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle

    Premiered2002

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

    Kim Possible is an American animated television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark...  more

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    #10 of 139 The Best High School TV Shows#59 of 141 The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time

  • That's So Raven6
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    That's So Raven

    Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown

    Premiered2003

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

    That's So Raven is an American supernatural teen sitcom television series. It debuted on the...  more

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  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius7
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    107

    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia

    Premiered2002

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

    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, often shortened to just Jimmy Neutron, is an...  more

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  • Lizzie McGuire8
    215
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    Lizzie McGuire

    Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg

    Premiered2001

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

    Lizzie McGuire (Disney Channel, 2001) is an American live-action teen sitcom. Lizzie (Hilary...  more

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  • The Proud Family9
    182
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    The Proud Family

    Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon

    The Proud Family is an American animated television sitcom that ran on the Disney Channel from...  more

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    #130 of 349 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time#143 of 644 The Best Cartoons of All Time

  • Danny Phantom10
    101
    53

    Danny Phantom

    David Kaufman, Grey Griffin

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Romance Film, Supernatural, Animation, Action/Adventure, Animated cartoon

    Danny Phantom is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for...  more

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  • Malcolm in the Middle11
    167
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    Malcolm in the Middle

    Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Malcolm in the Middle (Fox, 2000) is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer....  more

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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender12
    135
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    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action/Adventure, Steampunk, Romance TV, Children's television series

    Avatar: The Last Airbender (Nickelodeon, 2005) is an American television series created by...  more

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  • Zoey 10113
    105
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    Zoey 101

    Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher

    Premiered2005

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

    Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January...  more

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  • Friends14
    87
    57

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta...  more

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  • Fear Factor15
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    Fear Factor

    Joe Rogan

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Reality television

    Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. It originally aired between 2001 and...  more

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  • Even Stevens16
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    Even Stevens

    Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano

    Premiered2000

    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...  more

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  • Teen Titans17
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    103

    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action/Adventure, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Superhero fiction

    Teen Titans is an American TV show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, that...  more

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  • MTV Cribs18
    145
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    MTV Cribs

    Su-chin Pak

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    MTV Cribs and CMT Cribs, depending on which channel it airs, is a franchise reality television...  more
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy19
    109
    87

    Ed, Edd n Eddy

    Matt Hill, Tommy Karlsen

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Cartoon, Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

    Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny...  more

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  • Jeopardy!20
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    Jeopardy!

    Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert

    Premiered1964

    Genres (Tv)Game show

    Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a...  more

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  • Punk'd21
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    Punk'd

    Ashton Kutcher, Brian Fitzpatrick

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    Punk'd is an American hidden camera-practical joke reality television series that first aired...  more

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    #132 of 277 The Most Overrated TV Shows Of All Time#429 of 1,322 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

  • Pimp My Ride22
    148
    131

    Pimp My Ride

    Xzibit, Buck

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Automotive, Reality television

    Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV and hosted by rapper Xzibit. Each episode consists...  more

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  • George Lopez23
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    George Lopez

    Sandra Bullock, George Lopez

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    George Lopez, also known as The George Lopez Show, is an American television sitcom created by...  more

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  • Totally Spies!24
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    Totally Spies!

    Jennifer Hale, Andrea Baker

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Animation, Adolescence, Animated cartoon, Drama

    Totally Spies! is a French and Canadian animated television series created by Vincent...  more

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  • 8 Simple Rules25
    113
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    8 Simple Rules

    Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    8 Simple Rules is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal. It...  more

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