TV shows turning 19 in 2019

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February 11, 2019

TV shows turning 19 in 2019

Each year, some television shows are canceled as quickly as they premier while others are renewed for subsequent seasons and stand the test of time. Show cancellations are often more complicated than one would think, as they can leave fans devastated and looking to fill the void left by their favorite series.

In the spirit of paying tribute to some of the best shows from the past, Stacker set out to find the 40 top-rated shows turning 19 in 2019. To compile this list, we found 40 TV shows that first premiered in 2000 and analyzed IMDb user ratings. Shows are ranked from worst to best, with the highest-rated show taking the #1 spot on the list. In the event of a tie, shows are ranked by the number of IMDb user votes, and only shows with at least 1,000 user votes made the list.

From one-season wonders like "Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue" and "Clerks" to primetime shows that continue to carry weight for major networks to this day, check out which top-rated shows from the turn of the millennium are turning 19 this year.

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#40. Dora the Explorer (2000 – 2015)

IMDb rating: 4.0
IMDb user votes: 4,303
Starring: Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez, Caitlin Sanchez

With each episode of "Dora the Explorer,” children can join Dora, her monkey Boots, and her trusty backpack on new adventures. This informative children’s show often encourages viewers to help Dora make decisions, and Dora teaches viewers Spanish words along the way.

#39. Cheaters (2000 – present)

IMDb rating: 4.7
IMDb user votes: 1,263
Starring: Joey Greco, Robert Magruder, Tommy Habeeb, Clark Gable III

Scorned lovers could hire a camera crew to investigate whether their significant other was cheating on them in the shocking reality show "Cheaters.” Some viewers claimed the unfaithful partners weren’t the only liars on the show after "Cheaters” was purported to be staged.


#38. Cribs (2000 – present)

IMDb rating: 5.1
IMDb user votes: 1,374
Starring: Bam Margera, Moby, Jack Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne

With each new episode of MTV’s "Cribs,” viewers are welcomed into lavish homes to get an exclusive sneak peek into the domestic lives of celebrities. The show has featured famous families like the Osbournes and pro athletes including Tony Hawk and Floyd Mayweather.


#37. Big Brother (2000 – present)

IMDb rating: 5.4
IMDb user votes: 9,042
Starring: Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, George Boswell, Clayton Halsey

There’s no such thing privacy in the "Big Brother” house. Fans can tune into CBS to watch cast members get evicted each week, and there’s even a 24-hour live stream so viewers can watch what’s going on in the house at all times.


#36. Cleopatra 2525 (2000 – 2001)

IMDb rating: 6.0
IMDb user votes: 1,770
Starring: Gina Torres, Victoria Pratt, Jennifer Sky, Elizabeth Hawthorne

"Cleopatra 2525” was a sci-fi show featuring scantily clad female heroines and action-packed scenes. Cleo is living in the year 2001 until her plastic surgery goes wrong and she is cryogenically frozen. When she wakes 525 years later, Cleo bands together with two other warriors to take back Earth.

#35. Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000 – 2001)

IMDb rating: 6.6
IMDb user votes: 1,318
Starring: Michael Chaturantabut, Sean Cw Johnson, Alison MacInnis, Keith Robinson

The eighth spin-off of the original "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” "Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue” followed five super teens who fend off evil in the fictional Mariner Bay, Calif. Unlike iterations of the show before it, "Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue” lifted the veil, revealing the Rangers’ identities at the beginning of the series.


#34. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000 – 2018)

IMDb rating: 6.7
IMDb user votes: 2,295
Starring: Patrick Warburton, Stephen Furst, Nicole Sullivan, Larry Miller

"Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” is the TV spin-off of the "Toy Story” franchise. Focusing on Buzz Lightyear’s intergalactic adventures, the show follows the country’s favorite toy astronaut on his mission to protect the galaxy from Emperor Zurg.


#33. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000 – 2003)

IMDb rating: 6.7
IMDb user votes: 2,918
Starring: John Ritter, Grey Griffin, Cree Summer, Kel Mitchell

Based off of Norman Bridwell’s books by the same name, "Clifford the Big Red Dog” was an animated children’s series that followed the adventures of Emily Elizabeth Howard and her dog, Clifford. Despite the fact the last new episodes aired in 2003, fans of the show can look forward to the larger-than-life big red dog returning to television in 2019.


#32. Andromeda (2000 – 2005)

IMDb rating: 6.7
IMDb user votes: 10,867
Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Laura Bertram, Gordon Michael Woolvett

"Andromeda” is a sci-fi action show that ran for five seasons. In the show, Captain Dylan Hunt, played by Kevin Sorbo, leads his crew aboard the warship Andromeda as they help defend and restore Systems Commonwealth.


#31. Son of the Beach (2000 – 2002)

IMDb rating: 7.0
IMDb user votes: 2,297
Starring: Jaime Bergman, Roland Kickinger, Leila Arcieri, Kimberly Oja

"Son of the Beach” is an American sitcom and parody of the 1989 television show "Baywatch.” Radio talk show host Howard Stern was an executive producer for the show during its three-season run.


#30. Yes, Dear (2000 – 2006)

IMDb rating: 7.0
IMDb user votes: 5,826
Starring: Anthony Clark, Liza Snyder, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley

"Yes, Dear” showcased the trials and comedic tribulations of two couples with vastly different parenting styles. In 2010, Mike O’Malley and Liza Snyder had a "Yes, Dear” reunion while making a guest appearance on the show "Raising Hope.”


#29. The District (2000 – 2004)

IMDb rating: 7.1
IMDb user votes: 1,221
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Roger Aaron Brown, Sean Patrick Thomas, Elizabeth Marvel

"The District” followed Chief Jack Mannion as he worked to cut the Washington D.C. crime rate in half. The show aired for four seasons on CBS before ending in 2004.


#28. Sheep in the Big City (2000 – 2002)

IMDb rating: 7.1
IMDb user votes: 1,232
Starring: Kevin Seal, James Godwin, Ken Schatz, Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Emmy winner (and writer for "Sesame Street”) Mo Willems was the creative mind behind "Sheep in the Big City.” In the show, Sheep is chosen to man a sheep-powered ray gun for the government, but he isn’t up for the job.


#27. Girlfriends (2000 – 2008)

IMDb rating: 7.1
IMDb user votes: 2,873
Starring: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Reginald C. Hayes

"Girlfriends” followed four best friends as they tried to navigate life and love. Today, the cast of the show is still acting: Tracee Ellis Ross stars in ABC’s "Black-ish,” and Golden Brooks played Molly Daly in the 2018 film "The Darkest Minds.”


#26. As Told by Ginger (2000 – 2006)

IMDb rating: 7.1
IMDb user votes: 4,682
Starring: Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille, Aspen Vincent

This Emmy-nominated cartoon about a plucky middle schooler determined to become popular aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons. The show was hailed a success, as it told a personal story that kids and parents alike could relate to.


#25. Survivor (2000 – present)

IMDb rating: 7.1
IMDb user votes: 19,818
Starring: Jeff Probst, Lillian Morris, Jon Dalton, Rob Mariano

The tribe has spoken, and they’ve named "Survivor” one of the longest-running shows to make this list. This competitive reality series set ratings records for CBS when it aired in the summer of 2000 and has had 38 seasons since.


#24. The Brak Show (2000 – 2007)

IMDb rating: 7.2
IMDb user votes: 3,159
Starring: Andy Merrill, C. Martin Croker, George Lowe, Carey Means

"The Brak Show” is an animated sitcom that aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Spin block during its seven-year run. The show spun-off from "Space Ghost Coast to Coast” and featured a space cat-like protagonist named Brak.


#23. Jackass (2000 – 2007)

IMDb rating: 7.2
IMDb user votes: 19,960
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo, Ryan Dunn

Filled with cringeworthy moments and insane stunts, the "Jackass” franchise was an immediate success, becoming MTV’s highest-rated original show. The network later placed limitations on the stunts in "Jackass” when kids around the country injured themselves after attempting tricks they watched on the show.  


#22. Static Shock (2000 – 2004)

IMDb rating: 7.3
IMDb user votes: 4,117
Starring: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michele Morgan

Virgil Hawkins goes from an average teenager to an electric-powered superhero in "Static Shock.” Voiced by Phil LaMarr, Static leaves his gang behind in order to defend Dakota City against supervillains.


#21. Boston Public (2000 – 2004)

IMDb rating: 7.3
IMDb user votes: 4,965
Starring: Loretta Devine, Anthony Heald, Fyvush Finkel, Chi McBride

In the wake of teenage-centered dramas like "Beverly Hills 90210” and "Melrose Place,” the creators of "Boston Public” took a different approach, making a television show centered on the faculty of an inner-city high school. The series ran for four seasons and had 81 episodes before being canceled in 2004.


#20. Clerks (2000 – 2001)

IMDb rating: 7.4
IMDb user votes: 11,303
Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith

This movie-turned-TV-show was an animated comedy that followed the boring lives of convenience store clerks Dante and Randal. "Clerks” was short lived though, airing for only one season before being canceled.


#19. Jackie Chan Adventures (2000 – 2005)

IMDb rating: 7.4
IMDb user votes: 16,183
Starring: Jackie Chan, James Sie, Stacie Chan, Sab Shimono

In "Jackie Chan Adventures,” Jackie Chan must fight an evil organization to stop them from getting their hands on magical talismans. Jackie isn’t alone in his noble fight though; along the way, he gets help from his cousin Jade and his uncle, Chan.


#18. Dark Angel (2000 – 2002)

IMDb rating: 7.4
IMDb user votes: 28,414
Starring: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn, J.C. MacKenzie

Jessica Alba plays a genetically modified human prototype named Max in "Dark Angel.” After escaping from a military facility, Max attempts to find other superhumans like her while evading the government agents trying to capture her.


#17. The Invisible Man (2000 – 2002)

IMDb rating: 7.6
IMDb user votes: 2,705
Starring: Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones

Darien Fawkes is a con man-turned-secret government agent with a special power—he can become invisible. While his newfound power helps him with espionage, some adverse side effects impact his ability to handle everyday life.


#16. Titus (2000 – 2002)

IMDb rating: 7.6
IMDb user votes: 5,174
Starring: Christopher Titus, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward, David Shatraw

Based on Christopher Titus’ dysfunctional family life, "Titus” is an American sitcom that follows the lives of a family forced to deal with an abusive, drunk father. Despite the show’s successful debut on Fox, it ended in 2002.


#15. Ed (2000 – 2004)

IMDb rating: 7.6
IMDb user votes: 6,157
Starring: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

"Ed” follows the life of a once-big city lawyer who makes a new start for himself, setting up a law practice in a small-town bowling alley. The premiere of "Ed” attracted nearly 16 million viewers in 2000, but now, the show isn’t available on any streaming platforms, and reruns aren’t on cable networks, making it extremely hard to find.


#14. Even Stevens (2000 – 2003)

IMDb rating: 7.7
IMDb user votes: 12,375
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth, Nick Spano

"Even Stevens” was a Disney Channel original series that pushed its star Louis—played by Shia LaBeouf—to new heights. After playing the annoying little brother in the show and tv movie, LaBeouf went on to star in blockbusters like "Disturbia” and "Transformers.”


#13. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000 – 2015)

IMDb rating: 7.7
IMDb user votes: 20,904
Starring: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Matt Maiellaro

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force” features a meatball, a milkshake, and an order of fries as its main characters. Despite the seemingly absurd premise, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force” became the sixth-longest running animated show in the U.S.


#12. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 – 2015)

IMDb rating: 7.7
IMDb user votes: 72,445
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” follows detectives in the Las Vegas Police Department as they crack down on murders, drug dealers, and the like. "CSI” is so pervasive in the American psyche that some researchers claim the show, and shows like it, have caused jurors to have altered expectations of what goes on in courtrooms. Researchers coined it the "CSI Effect.”


#11. Young Americans (2000)

IMDb rating: 7.9
IMDb user votes: 1,366
Starring: Mark Famiglietti, Kate Bosworth, Rodney Scott, Katherine Moennig

Launching off the success of "Dawson’s Creek,” the WB created the summer spin-off "Young Americans.” The show follows the summer escapades of teens at the Rawley Summer Academy.


#10. Jack of All Trades (2000)

IMDb rating: 7.9
IMDb user votes: 2,453
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Angela Marie Dotchin, Stuart Devenie, Stephen Papps

"Jack of All Trades” was a television drama set in the 1800s. Jack Stiles, an American spy, teams up with a Brit to stop Napoleon Bonaparte's advances in the South Pacific.


#9. Sealab 2021 (2000 – 2005)

IMDb rating: 7.9
IMDb user votes: 6,435
Starring: Harry Goz, Erik Estrada, Ellis Henican, Brett Butler

Another adult animated show to make the list, "Sealab 2021” is a parody of the short-lived 1970s show "Sealab 2020.” The show’s creators, Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, use clips from the original "Sealab” throughout the show.


#8. X-Men: Evolution (2000 – 2003)

IMDb rating: 7.9
IMDb user votes: 8,894
Starring: Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge, Kirby Morrow

"X-Men: Evolution” took a different spin on the classic comics—taking fans’ favorite X-Men characters and turning them into high school students. Cyclops, Professor Xavier, Rogue, and others all played major roles in this not-so-normal high school.


#7. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000 – 2007)

IMDb rating: 8.0
IMDb user votes: 9,593
Starring: Gary Cole, Stephen Colbert, Thomas Allen, John Michael Higgins

Harvey Birdman, once a superhero known as "Birdman,” becomes a lawyer for cartoon characters in Adult Swim’s "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.” In 2018, fans of the show were surprised when Adult Spin launched a special titled "Harvey Birdman, Attorney General.”


#6. Malcolm in the Middle (2000 – 2006)

IMDb rating: 8.0
IMDb user votes: 107,228
Starring: Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan

Frankie Muniz and Bryan Cranston come together as a hilarious father-son duo in "Malcolm in the Middle.” The show has been heralded by fans and critics alike for his realistic portrayal of Middle America, showcasing the struggles of a family living paycheck-to-paycheck.


#5. The Weekenders (2000 – 2004)

IMDb rating: 8.1
IMDb user votes: 2,031
Starring: Kath Soucie, Grey Griffin, Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden

In this Disney Channel original series, the main characters—Tino, Tish, Carver, and Lor—experience new adventures every weekend. "The Weekenders” aired for four seasons and had 76 episodes.


#4. Gilmore Girls (2000 – 2007)

IMDb rating: 8.2
IMDb user votes: 84,677
Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

A mother-daughter pair living in the fictional Stars Hollow, Conn. were the ingredients for success for "Gilmore Girls.” After the show concluded in 2007, the fandom did not die. Today, fans of the show can view the original seasons and a four-part "Gilmore Girls” revival on Netflix.


#3. Queer as Folk (2000 – 2005)

IMDb rating: 8.3
IMDb user votes: 17,315
Starring: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Michelle Clunie

"Queer as Folk” originally aired in the U.K. in 1999, and a U.S. version premiered the following year. In 2018, Bravo confirmed it’s working on a reboot of the show.


#2. Higher Ground (2000)

IMDb rating: 8.4
IMDb user votes: 1,277
Starring: Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Kandyse McClure

"Higher Ground” aired for only one season but has 8.4 out of 10 stars on IMDb. The show follows Peter Scarbrow as he goes from Wall Street to high school, taking up the mantle of headmaster at a school for at-risk teens.


#1. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 – present)

IMDb rating: 8.7
IMDb user votes: 83,081
Starring: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

"Curb Your Enthusiasm” is Larry David’s comedic masterpiece. In it, David plays a highly fictionalized version of himself who must navigate a series of minor annoyances and scenarios. Many of the guest stars to appear on the show during its 17-year run have been famous friends of David’s.


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