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The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s  

Rina Yun
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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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Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris
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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Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol
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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Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright
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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke
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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Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine
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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Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove
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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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
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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Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth
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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Ashton Kutcher, Brian Fitzpatrick, Andrew Santino
Punk'd is an American hidden camera-practical joke reality television series that first aired on MTV in 2003 and was created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, and produced and hosted by ...more
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Joe Rogan
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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Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen
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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Su-chin Pak
MTV Cribs and CMT Cribs, depending on which channel it airs, is a franchise reality television program that originated on the MTV Networks' MTV. It later aired on its CMT channel that features ...more
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Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton
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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Xzibit, Buck
Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV and hosted by rapper Xzibit. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. The original ...more
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Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston
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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Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey
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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Friends is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
MattJackson added Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more
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8 Simple Rules is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson
8 Simple Rules is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal. It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005. Ritter's character in the series ...more
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Tim-Ryan O'Kane, Tom Oberdick, Jesse Wolter
Room Raiders is a "dating/reality" series on MTV.
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Sandra Bullock, George Lopez, Constance Marie
George Lopez, also known as The George Lopez Show, is an American television sitcom created by comedian George Lopez, Bruce Helford and Robert Borden, which originally aired on ABC from March ...more
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Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II
My Wife & Kids is an American television show that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television, it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, ...more
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Double Dare 2000 Jason Harris, Tiffany Phillips, Tia Marrie
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
Total Request Live is a television series on MTV that featured popular music videos. TRL was MTV's prime outlet for music videos as the network continued to concentrate on reality-based ...more
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Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
James Englebert added Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire
Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of ...more
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Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows You Watched After School in the 2000s
David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins
Danny Phantom is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. It was distributed by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. ...more