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The 20 Best TV Shows 2000-2009

The 20 Best TV Shows of the Decade (2000-2009)

by Paste magazine

20. Deadwood
Creator: David Milch
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, John Hawkes,
Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, Paula Malcomson, William Sanderson,
Kim Dickens, Keith Carradine
Network: HBO

19. Dexter (2006-present)
Creator: James Manos Jr.
Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, Erik King,
C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, James Remar
Network: Showtime

18. Breaking Bad (2008-present)
Creator: Vince Gilligan
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte
Network: AMC

17. Family Guy (1999-present)
Creator: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Mike Henry
Network: HBO

16. Weeds (2005-present)
Creator: Jenji Kohan
Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould,
Allie Grant, with Justin Kirk, Kevin Nealon
Network: Showtime

15. Friday Night Lights (2006-present)
Creator: Peter Berg
Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Aimee Teegarden,
Michael B. Jordan, Jurnee Smollett
Networks: NBC/The 101

14. The Colbert Report (2005-Current)
Creators: Stephen Colbert, Ben Karlin, Jon Stewart
Stars: Stephen Colbert
Network: Comedy Central

13. Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)
Creator: Paul Feig
Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel,
Martin Starr, Busy Philipps, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty
Network: NBC

12. 30 Rock (2006-present)
Creator: Nick
Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski,
Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander
Network: NBC

11. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-present)
Creator: Larry David
Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman
Network: HBO

10. Mad Men (2007-present)
Creator: Matthew Weiner
Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks,
Bryan Batt, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Robert Morse, John Slattery
Network: AMC

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
Creator: Joss Whedon
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter,
David Boreanaz, Seth Green, Marc Blucas, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg,
Amber Benson, James Marsters, Anthony Stewart Head
Networks: The WB, UPN

8. Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
Creators: Glen A. Larson (original), Ronald D. Moore, David Eick
Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis,
Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Tricia Heifer, Grace Park, Tahmoh Penikett
Network: Sci-Fi

7. Lost (2004-present)
Creator: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof
Stars: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Naveen Andrews, Michael Emerson, Terry O’Quinn,
Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Daniel Dae Kim
Network: ABC

6. The Sopranos (1999-2007)
Creator: David Chase
Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli,
Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler
Network: HBO

5. The Office
BBC (2001-2003);
NBC (2005-present)
Creators: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

4. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996-present)
Creators: Madeleine Smithberg, Lizz Winstead
Stars: Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, John Hodgman, John Oliver,
Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms
Network: Comedy Central

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3. The West Wing (1999-2006)
Creator: Aaron Sorkin
Stars: Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe,
Stockard Channing, Joshua Malina, John Spencer, Dulé Hill
Network: NBC

2. The Wire (2002-2008)
Creator: David Simon
Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Idris Elba, Domenick Lombardozzi,
Ellis Carver, Andre Royo, Wendell Pierce, Rhonda Pearlman
Network: HBO

1. Arrested Development (2003-2006)
Creator: Mitch Hurwitz
Stars: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, David Cross, Michael Cera,
Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Alia Shawkat, Ron Howard
Network: Fox

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