20 Years of TV: 25 TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

TV Shows That Premiered in 2003
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Interesting, out of all the TV shows that premiered in 20 years ago, only NCIS is still on air. Check out the 25 tv shows that premiered in 2003 below

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All of Us

Loosely based on Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s blended family All of Us centered on the co-parenting of a divorced couple.

The sitcom premiered on Sept 16, 2003 and aired the first three seasons on UPN. It then moved to The CW (the merged UPN and WB) on October 1, 2006 and aired for one season before being cancelled on May 15, 2007.


TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

That’s So Raven

The Disney series which lasted for 4 seasons (Jan 17, 2003 – Nov 10, 2007) centered on teenager Raven Baxter who has psychic visions of the near future. Often, she finds herself miscalculating the events she sees, resulting in trouble for herself, her friends and family.

The series resulted in the spin-off Cory in the House and Raven’s Home.



TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

Las Vegas

This drama follows the elite surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of one of Las Vegas’ largest casinos. They deal with card counters, costly streaks of random luck and rival casinos stealing away the high rollers. The cast of characters is fleshed out with an entertainment coordinator, an all-knowing valet, a pit boss and an elusive former competitor.

It aired for five seasons (Sept 22, 2003 – Feb 15, 2008) on NBC



TV Shows That Premiered in 2003
Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS | ©2003 UPN All Rights Reserved


The show revolves around Miami fashion designer Shelly Williams (Eve), a woman whose fashion career is on the move but whose love life is a work in progress. The show lasted for three seasons (Sept 15, 2003 – May 11, 2006).



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Dead Like Me

The premise of the show is that certain people, when they die, are offered the job of grim reapers. They get a rapidly healing physical body (which has a different face when seen by the living) and the chance to stay in the world until they collect a requisite number of souls. Then, the job passes to the last dead person on their list. The newest addition to this team is Georgia “George” Lass, who died at 18 after being struck by flaming space debris. She was pretty unhappy in life, and learning that death doesn’t offer relief from living is not sitting very well with her. The show lasted 2 seasons (June 27, 2003 – October 31, 2004) on Showtime




TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

Chappelle’s Show

The sketch-comedy show, co-created by and starring Dave Chappelle. Each episode opens up with a stand-up routine that leads into a taped comedy sketch and ends with a musical performance. The series lasted for three seasons (January 22, 2003 – July 23, 2006)



THE TRACY MORGAN SHOW TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

The Tracy Morgan Show

Tracy Morgan portrays “Tracy Mitchell”, who is the owner of an auto repair garage. He has a wife named Alicia (Tamala Jones), a teenaged son named Derrick (Marc John Jefferies) and a seven-year-old named Jimmy (Bobb’e J. Thompson) as well as Aunt Pearl (Esther Scott).

The series lasted one season on NBC from Dec 2, 2003 to Mar 20, 2004. Two episodes of the 18-episode season are unaired.




TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

America’s Next Top Model

Created by Tyra Banks, ANTM was a reality competition where aspiring models competed for the title of “America’s Next Top Model” and a chance to begin their career in the modeling industry. It aired on three different networks UPN, The CW, and VH1 from May 20, 2003 to April 10, 2018.



TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

All About The Andersons

The series centered around Anthony Anderson as a single father and struggling actor who moves back into his parents’ house only to find that his room has been rented out to a nursing student. Upon return, he realizes why he moved out in the first place.

It aired on The WB from September 12, 2003 to February 12, 2004 — it was canceled after one season.



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All Grown Up

The Rugrats spin-off series followed Tommy, Dil, Chuckie, the twins, Phil and Lil, Kimi, Angelica, and Susie now tweens/teens. It ran for five seasons (April 12, 2003, – Aug 17, 2008) and featured voice actors from the original series.






The series revolves around a fictional team of Special Agents of the Major Case Response Team from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the primary federal law enforcement agency of the US Dept of the Navy. They investigate criminal activities involving the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and their families. It’s been airing since Sept 23, 2003.





Romeo Miller raps in a band called Pieces of The Puzzle along with three of his siblings. His father, who is a record producer, provides guidance, along with Romeo’s stepmother and nanny.

It aired on Nick from Sep 13, 2003 to July 23, 2006.


The Center

The Center was a new music program show on BET to replace Hits from the Street. It focused on music, entertainment, and lifestyle and was hosted by America, Tiffany Withers, and Julissa Bermudez. It aired for 4 years ( March 3, 2003 – January 25, 2007).




the-handler TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

The Handler

An FBI agent trains and handles agents who go under cover to solve crimes at all levels of Los Angeles’ diverse society, interacting with government and local law enforcement agencies that come to him for help with both long-term and quick sting operations.

The series lasted for one season (Sept 26, 2003 – Jan 30, 2004) on CBS





TV Shows That Premiered in 2003


The very short-lived series (aired from Apr 14 to May 13, 2003) centered on brothers and record industry moguls, Jackson and Grady Ellis. After clawing their way up from the streets, the brothers have created a successful record company in the high-stakes hip-hop music business. Though they are deeply trusting of and dependent upon each other, the brothers approach business in starkly contrasting manners.






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Queens Supreme

The series starred Oliver Platt as New York judge Jack Moran who, with his equally eccentric and colorful colleagues, preside over court cases as the real-life Queens Supreme Court in Long Island City, Queens. The series lasted on season (Jan 10 – 24, 2003) but only aired 3 of the 13 episodes.






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Wanda At Large

Sykes starred as Wanda Hawkins, a former government worker who decides to become a stand-up comedian.

The series lasted two seasons on FOX from March 26 to November 7, 2003.





Threat Matrix

Using stories ripped from the headlines, Special Agent John Kilmer heads the Homeland Security Agency, dedicating his life to diverting disaster and keeping the United States safe.

The series lasted one season on ABC from September 18, 2003 to January 29, 2004.




TV Shows That Premiered in 2003

One Tree Hill

Set in the fictional North Carolina coastal town of Tree Hill, the main storyline in the early seasons is the relationship between two half-brothers, Lucas and Nathan Scott, who start out as enemies but bond as the show progresses. It aired for nine seasons from Sep 23, 2003 to Apr 4, 2012.

TV Shows That Premiered in 2003


Fame was a short lived (lasted summer of 2003) reality TV competition show. It was based on the Italian show Amici, where young talented dancers, singers and actors attended a school to become triple threat performers.

It was titled after the 1980 film of the same name and was NBC’s attempt to duplicate a more-rounded American Idol.





From Sep 9, 2003 – Apr 20, 2004, Whoopi, which starred Whoopi Goldberg as a one-hit wonder Mavis Rae, a cigarette-smoking, alcohol-drinking, menopausal and especially opinionated hotelier aired. The former one-hit wonder runs her own small hotel in New York City – and does it any way she wants. I lasted one season on NBC.


The Simple Life

Society princesses/party girls Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie leave their parties, wardrobes and trust funds behind and move in with a farm family for five weeks to experience life as they have never known it. It lasted from December 2, 2003 – August 5, 2007.




Ride with Funkmaster Flex

Hosted by Flex, the series documented the subculture of automobiles that are popular in the hip-hop and Hollywood communities. It aired for two seasons on Spike TV from Sep 1, 2003 to exactly one year later on Sep 1, 2004.




Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge

Hosted by Steve Harvey it was a short-lived variety show in which each episode, performers compete for a $10,000 prize. It aired on the WB from 2003 to 2005.





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