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23 Essential TV Series From The 2000s (and Where To Binge Them)

These series helped define a decade, and you can watch them today!

The 2000s were a very interesting time throughout media: nu metal and post-grunge seceded during the emergence of pop punk, CGI was changing what could be done with film and animation with every passing day, and television was transformed thanks to the arrival of expansive cable packages, a burgeoning DVD market, and new viewing habits courtesy of the internet and DVR.

23. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–15)

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

22. Deadwood (2004–06)

"Deadwood"

21. Gilmore Girls (2000–07)

"Gilmore Girls"

20. Fringe (2008–13)

"Fringe"

19. Smallville (2001–11)

"Smallville"

18. The Boondocks (2005–14)

"The Boondocks"

17. Nip/Tuck (2003–10)

"Nip/Tuck"

16. The O.C. (2003–07)

"The O.C."

15. The Shield (2002–08)

"The Shield

14. Battlestar Galactica (2003–09)

"Battlestar Galactica"

13. Dexter (2006–13)

"Dexter"

12. Chappelle’s Show (2003–06)

"Chappelle’s Show"

11. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2001–15)

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force"

10. The Wire (2002–08)

"The Wire"

9. Scrubs (2001–10)

"Scrubs"

8. Desperate Housewives (2004–12)

"Desperate Housewives"

7. 24 (2001–10)

"24"

6. Friday Night Lights (2006–11)

"Friday Night Lights"

5. Lost (2004–10)

"Lost"

4. House (2004–12)

"House"

3. Alias (2001–06)

"Alias"

2. Arrested Development (2003–06)

"Arrested Development"

1. Six Feet Under (2001–05)

"Six Feet Under"