Cable television was plain awesome in the early to mid-2000s. Disney Channel and Nickelodeon dominated the entertainment market for kids and young adults. I think we all wish we could bring back those shows sometimes. Here is a list of some of the greatest TV shows to air on family-friendly television.

1. "That’s So Raven"

Raven Symone was the epitome of family-friendly humor in the mid-2000’s. Her sassy demeanor and quirky friends made this show one of our favorites.

2. "Even Stevens"

Admit it, you wanted to be a part of the Stevens family. Louis’ pranks on older sister Ren, Bean's outlandish love for bacon and the fantastic feature film that accompanied the series land it a spot on our list.

3. "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"

The Tipton Hotel seems like the coolest place to live ever. Add the Martin twins and the rest of the cast to the equation and this show has “checked in” to our list.

4. "Lizzie Mcguire"

Hilary Duff was the idol of many mid-2000 tweeners. Her bubbly personality and coming of age episodes made this show one we couldn’t miss.

5. "The Amanda Show"

Amanda Bynes has led an eventful, arrest-filled life in the past couple of years. But before she appeared in court, she appeared on an outrageously funny, family-friendly version of Saturday Night Live.

6. "Jimmy Neutron"

This cartoon made being educated and knowledgeable cool and if that doesn’t say enough then I don’t know what will.

7. "Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide"

Although this was sort of an inaccurate depiction of middle-school, it still was incredibly entertaining. You also learned some pretty important life lessons along the way.

8. "Zoey 101"

^*sighs*

If you didn’t wish you went to PCA (Pacific Coast Academy) in the mid-2000s, you’re lying. This unique concept of a relaxed, amusing boarding school in California accompanied by a memorable cast earn it a place on our list.

9. "Wizards of Waverly Place"

This aired towards the end of Disney’s prime era for television shows (2000-2011). However it’s exceptional, magical plot and the fact that Selena Gomez embodied what every 13-year-old girl aspired to be kept it relevant and successful.

10. "Drake & Josh"

This is quite possibly one of the best things to ever happen to American television. It completely reinvented family-friendly entertainment in a way that was enjoyable and hilarious.


Even though we can’t bring back these great shows, we can still watch reruns… and that’s not too bad of a compromise.