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The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Shows That Defined The Decade

Updated June 2, 2021 65.6k votes 7.2k voters 196.5k views46 items

List RulesVote up the best TV series that aired new episodes between 2000 and 2009 on Nickelodeon.

These are the best 2000s Nickelodeon shows according to your votes, from The Fairly OddParents to Drake & Josh. 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.

What are the best Nickelodeon 2000s shows? Did the shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the '00s Nickelodeon shows you think are the best of the decade and see where the Nick shows of the 2000s you loved to watch rank.

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    Drake & Josh

    Drake Bell, Josh Peck

    PremieredJanuary 11, 2004

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Children

    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) get into...  more

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    iCarly

    Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy

    PremieredSeptember 8, 2007

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Children

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    iCarly (Nickelodeon, 2012) is an American teen sitcom created by Dan Schneider. The series tells the story of Carly Shay, a teenager who creates her own web show called 'iCarly' with her best friends...  more

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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    PremieredMay 1, 1999

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy, Animated, Children

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    SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon, 1999) is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures...  more

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    The Fairly OddParents

    Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee

    PremieredMarch 30, 2001

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Animated, Children

    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 two...  more

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    Victorious

    Victoria Justice, Daniella Monet

    PremieredMarch 27, 2010

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Children

    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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    Zoey 101

    Jamie Lynn Spears, Craig Robert Young

    PremieredJanuary 9, 2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Children

    Zoey 101 (Nickelodeon, 2005) is an American teen drama comedy series created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy, a...  more

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    Rugrats

    Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh

    PremieredAugust 11, 1991

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animated, Children

    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 Tommy, Chuckie,...  more

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    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia

    PremieredApril 20, 2002

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animated, Children

    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 2001...  more

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    CatDog

    Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny

    PremieredApril 4, 1998

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Comedy, Animated, Children

    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. Nickelodeon...  more

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    Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

    Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw

    PremieredSeptember 12, 2004

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Children

    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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    Hey Arnold!

    Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith

    PremieredOctober 7, 1996

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Animated, Children

    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 house....  more

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    Danny Phantom

    David Kaufman, Grey Griffin

    PremieredApril 3, 2004

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animated, Children

    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. The...  more

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    The Backyardigans

    LaShawn Jefferies, Jonah Bobo

    PremieredOctober 11, 2004

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animated, Children

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    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 an...  more

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    Blue's Clues

    Donovan Patton, Steve Burns

    PremieredSeptember 8, 1996

    Genres (Tv)Educational, Children

    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 and...  more

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    Big Time Rush

    Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena

    PremieredNovember 28, 2009

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Children

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    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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    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Dante Basco, Jessie Flower

    PremieredFebruary 21, 2005

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Animated, Children

    Avatar: The Last Airbender (Nickelodeon, 2005) is an American television series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with Aaron Ehasz as head writer. Set in an Asiatic-like world...  more

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    The Amanda Show

    Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell

    PremieredJune 28, 1998

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Children

    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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    My Life as a Teenage Robot

    Chad Doreck, Janice Kawaye

    PremieredAugust 1, 2003

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Adventure, Animated, Children

    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 Wakeman,...  more
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    All That

    Chelsea Brummet, Jack De Sena

    PremieredApril 16, 1994

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Music, Children

    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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    The Penguins of Madagascar

    Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong

    PremieredNovember 29, 2008

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Adventure, Animated, Children

    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 penguins...  more

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    Franklin

    Noah Reid, Elizabeth Saunders

    PremieredNovember 3, 1997

    Genres (Tv)Educational, Animated, Children

    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 in...  more

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    Back at the Barnyard

    Tino Insana, Chris Hardwick

    PremieredSeptember 29, 2007

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy, Animated, Children

    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 show is...  more

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    The Wild Thornberrys

    Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle

    PremieredSeptember 1, 1998

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Nature, Animated, Children

    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 returned to...  more

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    Fanboy and Chum Chum

    Nika Futterman, David Hornsby

    PremieredOctober 23, 2009

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Animated, Children

    Fanboy & Chum Chum is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by Eric Robles for Nickelodeon. It is based on Fanboy, an animated short created by Robles for Nickelodeon and Frederator...  more

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    All Grown Up!

    Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright

    PremieredApril 12, 2003

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Animated, Children

    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, the Rugrats 10th...  more

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