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Oh, hey there. Guess what time it is? It’s throwback time. We’re throwing it back to those iconic Disney Channel TV shows that aired during the 2000s. In case you missed it, I listed my top 10 favorite DCOMs, every Disney Channel Halloween episode, and every Disney Channel holiday episode. Today, I’m going to share with you my favorite TV shows from the 2000s. The best Disney channel era, let’s be honest here. We’re going to start from my least favorite to my holy grail shows. Let’s get into this.
Here are my favorite 2000s Disney Channel TV Shows.
The Suite Life on Deck (2008-2011)
The Suite Life Deck is spin-off of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody which ran for 3 seasons. The premise follows Zack (Dylan Sprouse) and Cody (Cole Sprouse) Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song) as they attend Seven Seas High School on the S.S. Tipton, along the way the boys meet Bailey Pickett (Debby Ryan) while Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis) manages the ship.
There’s a simple reason why this is at the bottom of my list. It’s because there are shows I like better. Nonetheless, I do love this show. I like that we get to see Zack and Cody come of age and fall in love for the first time. I like that London had more dimension to her character.
My favorite episode might have to be the crossover with Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana. I just remember this episode. It’s like it’s been imprinted in my brain for several years. I love the camaraderie with Zack and Alex, how Max falls head over heels for London, and it just brings back so many good memories.
Phineas and Ferb (2007-2011)
Phineas and Ferb ran for a total of 4 seasons. The premise follows two stepbrothers, Phineas Flynn (Vincent Martella) and Ferb Fletcher (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) during their summer vacation as they build grand new projects daily while their sister Candace Flynn (Ashley Tisdale) tries to bust them at every chance she gets. We also see the boys’ pet, Perry aka Agent P (Dee Bradley Baker) thwart the many evil schemes put together by Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Dan Povenmire). Wow, that was a mouthful.
I’ve lost count at how many times I’ve rewatched this show, specifically episodes from the first season. It’s seriously so nostalgic. Be prepared for the overuse of the word: nostalgia. In all seriousness, I get an overwhelming sense of joy when I rewatch Phineas and Ferb.
Let’s also talk about Across the 2nd Dimension, Candace Against the Universe, and the Star Wars and Marvel specials for a second. They were all so good. The Marvel special wasn’t really my thing but the Star Wars one was such a good spoof. I love the movies. When I heard that a new movie was coming out in 2020, my inner-child was screaming. It was something that was so needed during that time of uncertainty.
Hannah Montana (2006-2011)
Hannah Montana ran for a total of 4 seasons. The premise follows the life of Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) as she navigates her double life as popstar, Hannah Montana, while trying to live a normal teenage life. Miley luckily has her dad Robby Ray Stewart (Billy Ray Cyrus), her brother Jackson Stewart (Jason Earles) and her two best friends Lilly Trustcott (Emily Osment) and Oliver Oken (Mitchel Musso) by her side.
The fact that Miley still talks about the show is pretty awesome. I did love this show. The early seasons were the best for sure. There were a lot of guest stars like Brooke Shields, Selena Gomez, Corbin Bleu, Heather Locklear, Jesse McCartney, Austin Butler, Madison Pettis, and many more.
The concept of the show was interesting. It was cool to see Miley come of age along with Lilly. The final scene makes me bawl like a baby every time I rewatch it.
That’s So Raven (2003-2007)
That’s So Raven ran for a total of 4 seasons. The premise follows Raven Baxter (Raven-Symoné), a teenager with psychic capabilities. Raven, Annelise van der Pol who portrays Chelsea Daniels, and Orlando Brown who portrays Eddie Thomas sing the theme song.
This show was ahead of its time. I’ve never seen a show, let alone a Disney Channel show, tackle issues that were never tackled before in the entertainment space at the time. This show taught me about racism at such a young age. I wish more Disney Channel shows taught children about important issues.
The physical comedy is so good. Raven is so good at what she does. The fact that she was younger than me in this is insane. After the show ended, Disney decided to do a spin-off, Cory in the House, which lasted for 2 seasons. Cory (Kyle Massey) and Victor Baxter (Rondell Sheridan) move into the White House because Victor gets the job as head chef for the President. Cory is Raven’s brother and Victor is Raven and Cory’s dad. Just wanted to clarify things. Apparently, the reason why the show got canceled is because it got overshadowed by Hannah Montana.
Kim Possible (2002-2007)
Kim Possible ran for a total of 4 seasons. The premise follows the adventures of teen crime-fighter, Kim Possible (Christy Carlson-Romano). Kim has her best friend Ron Stoppable (Will Friedle), his pet naked mole rat Rufus (Nancy Cartwright), and 10-year-old super-genius Wade (Tahj Mowry), by her side.
I rewatched 99% of Kim Possible a few years ago when I was sick and I fell in love with the show again. I forgot how good it was. It’s entertaining and the characters are written really well. As far as villains go, Drakken (John DiMaggio) and Shego (Nicole Sullivan) are my favorites. They’re iconic and they’re hilarious together.
Along with the show, a special and a movie were made. A Stitch in Time was such a genius concept. I love ‘what if’ scenarios and this special encapsulated them perfectly. So The Drama brought Kim and Ron together which I loved. Now that I’m an adult, I honestly would’ve rather had Kim and Ron stay friends because I love their friendship.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005-2008)
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody ran for a total of 3 seasons. The premise follows the lives of twin brothers, Zack (Dylan Sprouse) and Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse), who live in the Tipton hotel. Along with the boys, there’s hotel heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song), candy counter girl Maddie Fitzpatrick (Ashley Tisdale), the hotel manager Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), the boys’ single mother Carey Martin (Kim Rhodes), the hotel engineer Arwin Hawkhauser (Brian Stepanek), and the hotel bellhop Esteban Ramirez (Adrian R’Mante).
I’ve always loved this show but rewatching it has me love it even more. I love every character. There are so many iconic episodes. Ones that I remember more than others. As you know, a spin-off premiered in 2008 as well as The Suite Life Movie in 2011.
If this show didn’t make you want to live in a hotel, I don’t know what to tell you.
Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2012)
Wizards of Waverly Place ran for a total of 4 seasons. The premise follows young wizards Alex Russo (Selena Gomez), Justin Russo (David Henrie), and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin).
I got my personality from Alex Russo. My sarcasm was born from watching her on this show. Alex Russo is my favorite Disney Channel character and one of my favorite characters of all time. I think the reason why this show was so successful is because it’s so different. I’m a sucker for all things relating to wizardry, witchcraft, and other mythology so it’s no surprise how much I love this show.
If you asked me what my favorite Disney Channel show is, I would say Wizards of Waverly Place in a heartbeat. There’s just something about this show that makes me feel at home, similar to the way that the Harry Potter films make me feel.
Time to Wrap It Up
I hope you enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with me. I had a blast talking about these shows with all of you.
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All of the shows I mentioned are available to stream on Disney+.
Thank you so much for reading!