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The Best 2000s Teen Shows 

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Updated November 5, 2019 16.2k votes 1.8k voters 48.1k views 42 items

List Rules Vote up the best young adult shows that aired in the 2000s

These are the best 2000s teen shows, ranked from best to worst by young adult TV show fans all over the world. Some of these top 2000s teen series follow the relationship drama of high schoolers, while other shows on this list are about superheroes during their awkward teenage years. Obviously, the greatest shows on featured on this list were able to pull in audiences of all ages.

What are some of the shows that just have to be included on this best 2000s teen shows list? Gilmore Girls, which aired on the WB from 2000 – 2007, was such a popular young adult show that Netflix decided to revive the series to update fans on the characters' lives. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel starred as the title characters, setting the example for the perfect mother daughter relationship. Smallville is another good teen show that aired in the 2000s.

Football, relationships, and school combined to make Friday Night Lights a hit since it premiered in 2006. Other great young adult programs that are featured on this top 2000s teen shows list include Freaks and Geeks, Veronica Mars, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

So, what are the best teen TV shows from the 2000s? Be sure to vote up your favorites and see if others agree with you.
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The Suite Life of Zack &... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
lashayshay143 added Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 87

Network: Disney Channel

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Comedy

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series was first broadcast on Disney Channel on March 18, 2005, with 4 million viewers, ...more

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
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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Sabrina, the Teenage Wit... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 163

Network: The WB Television Network, ABC Family, TeenNick, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Sitcom, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy television, + more

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 153

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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

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Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 187

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Teen drama, Drama, Sports film

One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more

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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 64

Network: Nickelodeon

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

Drake and Josh are two guys with different personalities. REALLY different. Going to the same school is about the only thing they have in common. But that's about to change--in a BIG way. See, ...more

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
alyssa12 added Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 89

Network: The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Paranormal romance, Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Teen drama, Drama, + more

The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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Wizards of Waverly Place... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 106

Network: Disney Channel

Genres (Tv): Drama, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy

Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena ...more

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 121

Network: The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Drama

Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 144

Network: UPN, The WB Television Network

Genres (Tv): Paranormal romance, Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, + more

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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That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 100

Network: Disney Channel, American Broadcasting Company

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

That's So Raven is an American supernatural teen sitcom television series. It debuted on the Disney Channel on January 17, 2003, and ended its run on November 10, 2007. The show spawned Disney ...more

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Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 98

Network: Disney Channel

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

Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever in its fourth and final season, is an American musical comedy television series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien. ...more

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Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Nickelodeon, TeenNick

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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iCarly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 109

Network: Nickelodeon

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

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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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 128

Network: The WB Television Network

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Teen drama, Drama, Serial

Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series about the fictional lives of a close-knit group of friends beginning in high school and continuing in college. The series stars James ...more

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Even Stevens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Disney Channel

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Comedy

Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 2, 2003. It follows the life of the ...more

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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 92

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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

The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. The ...more

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 243

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Drama

7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 217

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Adventure film, + more

Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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Skins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 55

Network: E4

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

Skins is a British teen comedy-drama television series that follows the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. Its controversial ...more

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90210 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Teen drama, Drama

90210 is an American teen drama television series, developed by Rob Thomas, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, that aired on The CW from September 2, 2008 to May 13, 2013. It is the fourth series in the ...more

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Moesha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 127

Network: UPN

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

Moesha is an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996, to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Denise Mitchell, a high school ...more

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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 61

Network: The WB 100+ Station Group

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Drama, Science Fiction

Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims. The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third ...more

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The Secret Life of the A... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 121

Network: City, ABC Family

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Drama, Family Film

The Secret Life of the American Teenager is an American teen drama television series created by Brenda Hampton. It first aired on ABC Family on July 1, 2008 and ran until June 3, 2013. The show ...more

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Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 88

Network: UPN, The CW Television Network

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

Everybody Hates Chris is an American sitcom based on the teenage experiences of African American comedian Chris Rock. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock himself was a teenager from ...more

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