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The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s

Updated October 1, 2019 13.4k votes 813 voters 19.7k 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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    SpongeBob SquarePants
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    106

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family Film

    SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    What's New, Scooby-Doo?
    192
    61

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Drake & Josh
    262
    105

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Fairly OddParents
    268
    112

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Kim Possible
    249
    113

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 6
    That's So Raven
    233
    119

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Lizzie McGuire
    222
    125

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
    190
    110

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    The Proud Family
    183
    118

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Danny Phantom
    92
    48

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Malcolm in the Middle
    165
    116

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Zoey 101
    100
    59

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Friends
    84
    48

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    124
    89

    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 is an American television series that aired for three seasons on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Fear Factor
    161
    128

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Even Stevens
    161
    130

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    MTV Cribs
    149
    122

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Ed, Edd n Eddy
    110
    85

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Punk'd
    154
    133

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Pimp My Ride
    152
    133

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Teen Titans
    127
    107

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    George Lopez
    130
    113

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Jeopardy!
    90
    72

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Totally Spies!
    63
    46

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 25
    8 Simple Rules
    117
    112

    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 on Wikipedia

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