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Some of the '00s series on this list of 2000s ABC shows are still on the air, but you can still rank them from best to worst alongside some of the decade's biggest bygone hits. This '00s ABC shows list is dominated by hour-long dramas, but a few sitcoms and a few of the earliest reality show mega-hits also appear. They all go head to head here, with your votes deciding just which 2000s ABC TV shows were the best.

What are some of the best ABC series that aired in the 2000s? Lost and Grey's Anatomy were two game-changing '00s ABC shows. The network was all about the drama in the 2000s, as Desperate Housewives and Boston Legal were also two of ABC's biggest hits of the decade.

'00s ABC TV series included comedies like According to Jim and My Wife and Kids, but they were overshadowed by the reality shows that really took off at the turn of the century. The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars and Wife Swap all represented reality TV on the air.

Help decide the best '00s ABC shows by voting up your favorite shows and downvoting the ones that inspire zero nostalgia. Please add any good series we may have missed, and if you watched a lot of ABC in the 2000s, rerank the whole list so you can share your definitive version.
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Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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8 Simple Rules 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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Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more

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George Lopez 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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Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, 1998) is an American improvisational comedy show adapted from the British show. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the show features Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne ...more

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Private Practice Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland Private Practice is an American medical drama television series which aired on ABC from September 26, 2007, to January 22, 2013. A spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, the series takes place at Seaside ...more

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My Wife and Kids 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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Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, ...more

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Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. ...more

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According to Jim James Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Joe Campbell According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2,

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Brothers & Sisters Sally Field, Emily VanCamp, Rob Lowe Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September ...more

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Dancing with the Stars Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television ...more

The Best 2000s ABC Comedy Shows

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Supernanny Supernanny is a reality TV programme which originated in the United Kingdom about parents struggling with their children's behaviour. The UK version has aired on Channel 4 with E4 showing ...more

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Samantha Who? Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito, Kevin Dunn Samantha Who? is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from October 15, 2007 to July 23, 2009. The series was created by Cecelia Ahern and Don Todd, who also served as ...more

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Pushing Daisies Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009. The series stars Lee Pace as Ned, a ...more

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Boston Legal James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, ...more

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Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly Alias is an American spy-action television series created by J. J. Abrams, which was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006. It stars Jennifer Garner as ...more

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Extreme Makeover Sam Saboura Extreme Makeover was a television program from ABC in which individuals volunteered to receive an extensive makeover in Hollywood. The show was created by television producer Howard Schultz. It ...more

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Life with Bonnie Bonnie Hunt^! Mark Derwin^! David Alan Grier Life with Bonnie is an ABC television sitcom that originally aired from 2002 to 2004. The show outlined the life of character Bonnie Malloy, who juggled her personal life and her job as a ...more

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Ugly Betty America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Silvio Horta, which premiered on ABC on September 28, 2006, and ended on April 14, 2010. The series revolves around the ...more

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Hope & Faith Megan Fox, Kelly Ripa, Ted McGinley Hope & Faith is an American sitcom, starring Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa. It originally aired on ABC from September 26, 2003 to May 2, 2006. During the first and second seasons, the series was ...more

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The Wayne Brady Show Wayne Brady, Missi Pyle, Sandra McCoy The Wayne Brady Show is a variety show hosted by comedian Wayne Brady that aired in two separate forms. On August 8, 2001 ABC, for whom Brady had been working as a panelist on Whose Line Is It ...more

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Wife Swap Wife Swap is a British reality television programme produced by independent television production company RDF Media and created by Stephen Lambert for Channel 4, first broadcast in 2003. In the ...more

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Clerks: The Animated Series Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes Clerks is an American animated sitcom based on Kevin Smith's 1994 comedy of the same name. It was developed for television by Smith, Smith's producing partner Scott Mosier and former Seinfeld ...more

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Less than Perfect Sara Rue, Zachary Levi, Andrea Parker Less Than Perfect is an American sitcom created by Terri Minsky and starring Sara Rue and Sherri Shepherd which originally aired on ABC from October 1, 2002 to June 6, 2006. It follows Claude, ...more

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The Bachelor Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by Chris Harrison. There are three related series: The Bachelorette, ...more

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The Bachelorette Ben Sandford The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more

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Carpoolers Bridgette Wilson, Jerry O'Connell, Jerry Minor Carpoolers is an American single-camera comedy series, that aired on ABC from October 2, 2007 to March 4, 2008. The show was created by Bruce McCulloch, who also executive produced alongside ...more