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The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Nickelodeon TV Series that aired from 2000-2009.

From The Fairly OddParents to Drake & Josh, these are the best 2000s Nickelodeon shows, according to your votes. Although cartoons dominate the list, there were plenty of funny 2000s live action comedies from Nickelodeon, including Zoey 101 and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. The talented Miranda Cosgrove helped to make iCarly one of the biggest hits for Nick in the 2000s as well (who could forget the show that introduced the world to a new version of food fusion in the spaghetti taco?)

Before becoming the host of America's Got Talent, Nick Cannon appeared on two popular 2000s Nickelodeon shows – All That and The Nick Cannon Show. You may remember Nick's slate of '90s live shows and cartoons, but we're willing to bet you've forgot about a few underrated 2000s Nick shows, like The Brothers Garcia and Caitlin's Way.

This list features all the best Nick shows from 2000 to 2009, so vote up your favorites and please add a title if it's not here already!

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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Teen sitcom

Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon, 2004) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. Despite having opposite personalities, stepbrothers Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck) ...more

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iCarly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Children's television series, Comedy, Family Film

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates ...more

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Family Film

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

Premiered: 2001

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

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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Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey

Premiered: 2005

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

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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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Jennifer Jensen0 added Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Drama, Children's television series, Musical, + more

Victorious (Nickelodeon, 2010) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called ...more

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Ned's Declassified Schoo... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
greenbite7@gmail.com added Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Drama, Children's television series, Comedy-drama, + more

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004. The series' ...more

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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Animated series

Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

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The Adventures of Jimmy ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen

Premiered: 2002

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

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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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, + more

CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. ...more

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Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Premiered: 2004

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

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

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Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory

Premiered: 1996

Genres (Tv): Children's television series

Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development ...more

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The Backyardigans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
LaShawn Jefferies, Jonah Bobo, Sean Curley

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Family Film, Animated series

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Backyardigans is a Canadian CGI-animated musical TV series that premiered in 2004 and was created by Janice Burgess. It features five animal children, who imagine that their backyard becomes ...more

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Big Time Rush is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Children's television series, Musical, Comedy

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Big Time Rush is an American television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from November 28, 2009 until July 25, 2013. It was created by Scott Fellows. and focused on the Hollywood ...more

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Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta

Premiered: 1996

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Animated series

Hey Arnold is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett for Nickelodeon. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in a boarding ...more

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Avatar: The Last Airbend... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
CosmicCastaway added Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

Premiered: 2005

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

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more

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The Amanda Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Variety show, Sketch

The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell and Nancy ...more

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The Penguins of Madagasc... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Diedrich Bader

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy, Family Film, + more

The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series that has aired on Nickelodeon. It stars nine characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar: The ...more

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My Life as a Teenage Rob... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
CosmicCastaway added Chad Doreck, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Adventure film, Comedy, Action, + more

My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon. The series follows the adventures of XJ-9, better known as Jenny ...more

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All That is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Television comedy, Adolescence, Variety show, Children's television series, + more

All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. The series originally aired on Nickelodeon from April 16, 1994 to October 22, 2005, lasting ten ...more

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Back at the Barnyard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Tino Insana, Chris Hardwick, Jeffrey Garcia

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Computer Animation, Animation, Children's television series, Comedy

Back at the Barnyard is a Nickelodeon computer-animated television series that is a spin-off from the 2006 film, Barnyard. The debut series premiered on September 29, 2007 on Nickelodeon. The ...more

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Franklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Noah Reid, Elizabeth Saunders, Leah Renee

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series

Franklin is a Canadian children's animated television series, based on the Franklin the Turtle books by Brenda Clark and Paulette Bourgeois. It was produced by Nelvana, and aired on Treehouse TV ...more

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The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series

The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show ...more

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All Grown Up! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Premiered: 2003

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

All Grown Up, also known as Rugrats: All Grown Up, is an animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó for Nickelodeon. After the success of All Growed Up, ...more

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The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade
Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, + more

The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers ...more

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