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The Best 2000s Teen Shows 

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Updated November 5, 2019 16.9k votes 1.9k voters 50.4k views 42 items

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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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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

Premiered: 2003

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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

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

Premiered: 2000

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Sabrina, the Teenage Wit... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

Premiered: 1996

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Wizards of Waverly Place... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

Premiered: 2007

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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

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

Premiered: 2007

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

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Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles

Premiered: 2006

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iCarly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

Premiered: 2007

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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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

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Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey

Premiered: 2005

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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams

Premiered: 1998

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
alyssa12 added Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

Premiered: 2009

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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Ben McKenzie

Premiered: 2003

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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

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The Suite Life of Zack &... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
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Premiered: 2005

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

Premiered: 1996

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90210 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds

Premiered: 2008

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The Secret Life of the A... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

Premiered: 2008

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

Premiered: 1999

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn

Premiered: 2004

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Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond

Premiered: 2005

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Teen Shows
Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Gaius Charles

Premiered: 2006

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