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The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked 

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List Rules Sitcoms that aired between 2000 and 2009.

List of the best sitcoms that aired in 2000-2009, as ranked by sitcom fans. Sitcoms have been a staple of television since the 1950s, but there was never a more eclectic mix of sitcoms than in the 2000s.There was at least one sitcom for every type of television viewer. People who enjoy shows about heartwarming and relatable families could watch "Modern Family," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "My Wife and Kids." If sitcoms filmed in front of live studio audiences were your thing, you could watch "Two and a Half Men" or" Everybody Loves Raymond."

 

If your taste in television leans more towards wacky characters and sidesplitting comedy, shows like "The Office," "30 Rock," "Scrubs," and "Arrested Development" were perfect for you. Many sitcoms of the 2000s were also mixed with a bit of drama and edge, like "Weeds" and "Extras." Some of the top sitcoms of the 2000s came from across the pond, with programs like "Peep Show," "The IT Crowd," and "Flight of the Concords" gaining popularity across the globe.

 

What is your favorite sitcom from the 2000s? Vote for your top favorites on this list of the best sitcoms which aired between 2000-2010.

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Atat added Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 236

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy, Romance

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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more
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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 184

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more
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The Office is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 201

Network: Global Television Network, NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Romantic comedy, + more

The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more
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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 28

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama, + more

Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more
6
Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 181

Network: American Broadcasting Company, NBC

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, + more

Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more
7
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 234

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more
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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
pgoddard23 added Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 200

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Sitcom, Comedy

That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 210

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

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
10
Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 151

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

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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Everybody Loves Raymond ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 210

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, and Monica Horan. It originally ran on CBS from September ...more
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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 207

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. The show was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions, CBS Paramount ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 16

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more
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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Atat added Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 158

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more
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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Erik Olson added Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 264

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Farce, Comedy

Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more
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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 224

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons. Originally starring Charlie Sheen, Jon ...more
17
It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more
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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 68

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 96

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

My Name Is Earl is an American television comedy series created by Greg Garcia that aired on the NBC television network from September 20, 2005, to May 14, 2009, in the United States. It was ...more
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in ...more
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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Artur Pl added John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 139

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very ...more
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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 140

Network: Comedy Central, Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more
23
The Middle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
will-avila added Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 96

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 228

Network: NBC, Lifetime Television

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more
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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sitcoms That Aired Between 2000-2009, Ranked
AccusedJ added Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Drama, Period piece, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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