Entertainment The Best 2000s Teen Shows  

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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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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis
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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430 256
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick
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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414 276
One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
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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427 290
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
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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381 270
Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin
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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359 258
Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove
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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331 239
Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley
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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351 262
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
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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312 235
That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol
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
10
314 241
Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles
Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever for the fourth season, is an American musical comedy series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien which focused on Miley ...more
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292 237
Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey
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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281 229
iCarly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress
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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258 208
Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams
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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250 215
Even Stevens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth
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
15
101 56
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
alyssa12 added Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
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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245 231
The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher
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
17
214 196
7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel
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
18
228 224
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack
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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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
lashayshay143 added Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song
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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205 224
90210 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord
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
21
197 231
The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley
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
22
170 219
Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond
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
23
175 233
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
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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172 233
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn
Veronica Mars (UPN, The CW, 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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161 217
Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden
Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by ...more