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List Rules TV 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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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
ChloeFletcher added Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

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Doug is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
ChloeFletcher added Doug Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common ...more

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Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
ChloeFletcher added Hey Arnold! Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta Hey Arnold is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett for Nickelodeon. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in a boarding ...more

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a Canadian horror fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, and was picked up by Nickelodeon in ...more

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All That is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
All That Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson All That is an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. All That first aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network on April 16, 1994, as a ...more

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Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Double Dare Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Double Dare is a children's game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on Nickelodeon. The show combines trivia questions with occasionally messy "physical challenges". ...more

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Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
xandermartin98 added Rocko's Modern Life Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby ...more

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Legends of the Hidden Temple Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centered on a temple that was "filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan temple ...more

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Clarissa Explains It All is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Clarissa Explains It All Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess Clarissa Explains It All is an American teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. Created by Mitchell Kriegman, it aired for five seasons and a total of 65 episodes from March 23, 1991, to December ...more

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Kenan & Kel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Kenan & Kel Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Vanessa Baden Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred then-All That cast members and Saturday Night Live alumni Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. ...more

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
xandermartin98 added SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more

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The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Alaina Hillman added The Ren & Stimpy Show John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series, created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. The show premiered on August 11, ...more

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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Alaina Hillman added CatDog Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. ...more

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Salute Your Shorts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Salute Your Shorts Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Amy Jo Johnson Salute Your Shorts is an American comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1992 and in reruns until early 1999. It was based on the 1986 book, Salute Your Shorts: Life at ...more

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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Drake & Josh 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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The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
ChloeFletcher added The Wild Thornberrys Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show ...more

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Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
ChloeFletcher added Rocket Power Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir Rocket Power is an American animated television series. The series debuted on Nickelodeon on August 16, 1999. The series ended on July 30, 2004 after four seasons. The show mainly revolves ...more

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The Amanda Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
The Amanda Show Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell and Nancy ...more

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Hey Dude is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Hey Dude Christine Taylor, David Lascher, David Brisbin Hey Dude is an American Western comedy series that aired from 1989 to 1991. The show was broadcast on the Nickelodeon network, and aired reruns on Nickelodeon until early 1999, and on TeenNick ...more

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The Secret World of Alex Mack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
The Secret World of Alex Mack Larisa Oleynik, Darris Love, Michael Blakley The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from October 8, 1994 to January 15, 1998, replacing Clarissa Explains It All on the SNICK line-up. It also ...more

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iCarly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
iCarly 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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What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
What Would You Do? Dee Bradley Baker, Marc Summers What Would You Do? is a 30-minute television show hosted by Marc Summers shown on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1993. Robin Marrella acted as the on-camera stagehand for the show's first season. Both ...more

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The Adventures of Pete & Pete is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its ...more

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Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Figure It Out Jeff Sutphen, Elle Young, Lorenz Arnell Figure It Out is an American children's panel game show that airs on Nickelodeon. The original series, hosted by Summer Sanders, ran for four seasons from July 7, 1997 to January 12, 2000. The ...more

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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutro... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Robert EL Faulk added The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, often shortened to just Jimmy Neutron, is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the ...more

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Wild and Crazy Kids is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Wild and Crazy Kids

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
zorbo67 added Avatar: The Last Airbender Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more

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You Can't Do That on Televisio... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Beth Hester added You Can't Do That on Television Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade You Can't Do That on Television is a Canadian television program that first aired locally in 1979 before airing internationally in 1981. It featured pre-teen and teenaged actors in a sketch ...more

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Ned's Declassified School Surv... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004. The series' ...more

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As Told by Ginger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Alaina Hillman added As Told by Ginger Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille As Told by Ginger is an American animated television series aimed at preteens and teenagers that was produced by Klasky-Csupo and aired on Nickelodeon. The series focuses on a middle schooler ...more

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Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Jeremy Hodge added Danny Phantom David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins Danny Phantom is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. It was distributed by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. ...more

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Invader Zim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
xandermartin98 added Invader Zim Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to ...more

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Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Zoey 101 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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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Victorious Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, ...more

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Nick Arcade is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Nick Arcade Phil Moore, Andrea Lively, Michael Bower Nick Arcade is an American children's game show created by James Bethea and Karim Miteff and hosted by Phil Moore, with Andrea Lively announcing, that aired on Nickelodeon in 1992, airing ...more

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Sam & Cat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Sam & Cat Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013 to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious. It stars ...more

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Big Time Rush is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Big Time Rush Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega Big Time Rush is an American television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from November 28, 2009 until July 25, 2013. It was created by Scott Fellows. and focused on the Hollywood ...more

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Nick News with Linda Ellerbee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
ChloeFletcher added Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Linda Ellerbee, Jennifer S. Rose, Gerald Ford Nick News with Linda Ellerbee is an educational children's and teenagers' television show on Nickelodeon that has been shown since 1992. Nick News takes the form of a highly rated and recognized ...more

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True Jackson, VP is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
True Jackson, VP Keke Palmer, Ashley Argota, Matt Shively True Jackson, VP is an American television sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon from November 8, 2008 to August 20, 2011. The series starred Keke Palmer, Ashley Argota, Matt Shively, Danielle ...more

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Unfabulous is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Unfabulous Emma Roberts, Malese Jow, Jordan Calloway Unfabulous is an American children's television series that aired on Nickelodeon. The series is about an "unfabulous" middle school student named Addie Singer, played by Emma Roberts. ...more

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House of Anubis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
House of Anubis Alex Sawyer, Eugene Simon, Brad Kavanagh House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and ...more

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H2O: Just Add Water is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
H2O: Just Add Water Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren H₂O: Just Add Water, also known as H₂O, is an Australian dramatic fantasy television programme for children and teenagers created by Jonathan M. Shiff. It first screened on Australia's Network ...more

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Welcome Freshmen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Welcome Freshmen Rick Galloway, Chris Lobban, Jocelyn Steiner Welcome Freshmen is a television show that ran on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1993. The show took place at Hawthorne High School with a group of high school students and a bumbling vice principal. ...more

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The Mystery Files of Shelby Wo... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Irene Ng, Pat Morita, Adam Busch The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo is a Canadian-American children's mystery television series that ran on Nickelodeon between 1996 and 1998. A total of 41 episodes of 30 minutes each were ...more

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The Nick Cannon Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
The Nick Cannon Show Malachi McGlone, Todd Baker, Kenan Thompson The Nick Cannon Show is an American television comedy spin-off of All That. It aired on Nickelodeon's SNICK block 2002-2003 along with All That, The Amanda Show and Taina. The premise of the ...more

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Romeo! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Romeo! Zachary Williams, Master P, Erica O'Keith Romeo! is an American/Canadian television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 2003 to 2006, totaling 53 episodes. The filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia, while the show takes ...more

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The Haunted Hathaways is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
The Haunted Hathaways Chico Benymon, Amber Montana, Lil' P-Nut The Haunted Hathaways is a Nickelodeon sitcom television series that began airing on July 13, 2013 and ended on March 5, 2015. It tells the story of a single mother and her two daughters who ...more

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Power Rangers Megaforce is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
Power Rangers Megaforce Andrew Gray, Ciara Hanna, John Mark Loudermilk Power Rangers Megaforce (Nickelodeon, 2013) is an American television series and the twentieth season of Power Rangers. A evil galactic armada came to destroy planet Earth and now the Megaforce ...more

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Fifteen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
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The Brothers García is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Original Shows
The Brothers García Alvin Alvarez^! Vaneza Leza Pitynski^! Bobby Gonzalez The Brothers García is an American sitcom that premiered in 2000 on Nickelodeon and ended in 2004. It was among the first projects of Sí TV, an effort to produce programming ...more