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The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows

Updated April 14, 2021 204.2k votes 11.4k voters 125.2k views118 items

List RulesTV shows that were created by and originally aired on Nickelodeon. Vote up the best original Nickelodeon series.

Nickelodeon, also sometimes referred to as “Nick” is an American paid cable and satellite TV network which specifically caters to kids and has produced a variety of well-known original programs including animated series, reality shows, and game shows. Nickelodeon is owned by MTV Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Entertainment and currently has over 98 million viewers! It’s no wonder that this popular TV channel is producing some of the best original kids shows in history! What are the best Nickelodeon original shows of all time?

Launched in 1977 Nickelodeon has been growing by leaps and bounds, and has only increased in popularity with each new show it’s cranked out. Nickelodeon is also responsible for discovering some of Hollywood’s youngest stars who have taken their careers to the next level after leaving the channel.

This list features the best Nickelodeon original shows, ranked as the best by voters, including, iCarly, Drake and Josh, Clarissa Explains it All, Salute Your Shorts, Welcome Freshmen, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and Zoey 101. Vote up the best Nickelodeon original shows below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.

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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass
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    Rugrats

    Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh
    Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and...  more

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    The Fairly OddParents

    Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee
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    Drake & Josh

    Nancy Sullivan, Miranda Cosgrove
    Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon, 2004) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. Despite...  more

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    iCarly

    Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor
    iCarly (Nickelodeon, 2012) is an American teen sitcom created by Dan Schneider. The series...  more

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    Hey Arnold!

    Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith
    Hey Arnold is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett for...  more

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    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia
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    Kenan & Kel

    Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell
    Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred...  more

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    All That

    Mark Saul, Leon Frierson
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    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Jessie Flower, Dante Basco
    Avatar: The Last Airbender (Nickelodeon, 2005) is an American television series created by...  more

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    CatDog

    Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny
    CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The...  more

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    Doug

    Billy West, Fred Newman
    Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early...  more

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    Danny Phantom

    David Kaufman, Grey Griffin
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    Rocko's Modern Life

    Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny
    Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for...  more

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    Are You Afraid of the Dark?

    Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull
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    Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

    Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee
    Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that...  more

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    Rocket Power

    Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale
    Rocket Power is an American animated television series. The series debuted on Nickelodeon on...  more

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    The Wild Thornberrys

    Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle
    The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It...  more

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    Legends of the Hidden Temple

    Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker
    Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centered...  more

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    Double Dare

    Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone
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    Zoey 101

    Erin Sanders, Jamie Lynn Spears
    Zoey 101 (Nickelodeon, 2005) is an American teen drama comedy series created by Dan Schneider....  more

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    Clarissa Explains It All

    Joe O'Connor, Melissa Joan Hart
    Clarissa Explains It All is an American teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. Created by...  more

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    The Amanda Show

    Nancy Sullivan, Raquel Lee
    The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on...  more

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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

    John Kricfalusi, Billy West
    The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated...  more

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    Victorious

    Daniella Monet, Matthew Bennett
    Victorious (Nickelodeon, 2010) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. The series...  more

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