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Shows That Turned 20 in 2019  

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List Rules Vote up the shows that premiered in 1999 that you still enjoy today.

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of TV shows turning 20 in 2019. Featuring intense dramas, weird new game shows, and some of the longest running animated series of all time, the best TV shows that premiered in 1999 will remind you how well older shows have aged (or not) throughout the decades. What is your favorite show turning 20 years old this year?  

When ranking the movies that came out 20 years ago, you can expect to see shows that are still on, like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Family Guy, and WWE Smackdown, at the top. Other memorable 1999 TV shows have been off the air a while like include The Sopranos, Digimon, Freaks and Geeks, and Mission Hill

In 1999 the WB aired Roswell, an adaptation of the Roswell High books - twenty years later Roswell, New Mexico is airing on The CW in the second adaptation of the series. Even though it was only it's first season James Gandolfini and Edie Falco won a Golden Globe and an Emmy, respectively, for their work on The Sopranos.

Vote up the best shows that premiered in 1999, and celebrate this television turning 20 with binge watch of your favorite episodes.

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco
The Sopranos is an American drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American Tony Soprano, the show portrays the difficulties he ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more
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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more
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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal
Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is an American television quiz show based upon the British program of the same title, which offers a maximum prize of $1,000,000 for correctly answering a series of ...more
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Cold Case Files is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Danny Pino, Anthony Green
Cold Case Files (A&E, 1999) is a reality legal docuseries hosted by Bill Kurtis. The show documents the investigation of many long-unsolved murders (referred to as "cold cases" in ...more
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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom
Batman Beyond is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. Depicting a teenaged Batman in a ...more
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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
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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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
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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WWE SmackDown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Michael Coulthard, Glenn Jacobs, Paul Wight
WWE SmackDown (1999), also referred to as SmackDown Live or simply SmackDown, is a professional wrestling television program and complements Raw as the second of WWE's two main weekly programs. ...more
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The Amanda Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
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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Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Matt Hill, Tommy Karlsen, Sam Vincent
Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves ...more
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Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble
Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more
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Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Andrea Libman, Danny McKinnon, Ty Olsson
Dragon Tales is an American animated pre-school children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana ...more
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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set ...more
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The New Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Billy West, Mark Hamill, Elizabeth Daily
The New Woody Woodpecker Show is an animated television series based on the original cartoon by Walter Lantz, produced by Universal Cartoon Studios and aired from 1999 until 2002 on Fox Kids and ...more
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Good Eats is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Alton Brown, Vickie Eng, Deb Duchon
Good Eats is a former television cooking show, created and hosted by Alton Brown, which aired in North America on Food Network Cooking Channel. Likened to television science educators Mr. Wizard ...more
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Judge Mathis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Greg Mathis
Judge Mathis is a long-running syndicated arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Superior Court Judge of Michigan's 36th District Court, Greg Mathis. The syndicated series ...more
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Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Chris Evans, Richard Briers, Greg Proops
Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion ...more
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Sabrina: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Emily Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Nick Bakay
Sabrina: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It was produced by Savage Studios Ltd. and Hartbreak Films ...more
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Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
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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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl
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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Spider-Man Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Rino Romano, Kathleen Barr, Paul Dobson
Spider-Man Unlimited is a short-lived American animated series featuring the Marvel comic book superhero Spider-Man. Unlimited premiered in 1999, but, although it had fair ratings, was ...more
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Walking with Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Shows That Turned 20 in 2019
Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier
Walking with Dinosaurs is a six-part documentary television miniseries that was produced by the BBC, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, and first aired in the United Kingdom, in 1999. The series was ...more