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These are the very best 2000s cult TV series, ranked from best to worst by your votes. It's hard to say what made a show a great 2000s cult TV series. Some of the best 2000s cult TV shows were sci-fi and others gained cult status from their weekly lampooning of pop culture. One thing is for sure, the top 2000s cult TV series have very loyal fans.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 2000s cult TV series list? After its 2003 premiere, Arrested Development gained a cult following thanks to the show's rapid fire jokes, clever characters and hilarious references. Though it was cancelled in 2006, Arrested Development only gained fans over the years prompting Netflix to produce a new season in 2013.

Battlestar Gallactica gave sci-fi fans everything they wanted during its 2004 – 2009 run. Other good series that appear on this top 2000s cult TV show list include Lost, Veronica Mars and Strangers With Candy.

Which 2000s cult show is your favorite? Cast your votes!
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more

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Community is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
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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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more

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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Renato Bartolomei, Latham Gaines, Gareth Reeves The Cult is a New Zealand serial drama television series in which a group of people try to rescue their loved ones from a mysterious cult called Two Gardens. The Cult held the 8:30-9:30 spot on ...more

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Spaced is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin Spaced is a British television sitcom written by and starring Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg, and directed by Edgar Wright. Two series of seven episodes each were broadcast in 1999 and 2001 on ...more

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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Veronica Mars (Hulu, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more

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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more

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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
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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Strangers with Candy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. It first aired on April 7, 1999, and concluded its third and final season on October 2, 2000. Its timeslot was Sundays at ...more

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Undeclared is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Cult TV Series
Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam Undeclared is an American sitcom that aired on Fox during the 2001–02 season. The show has developed a cult following. In 2012, Entertainment Weekly listed the show at #16 in the "25 Best ...more