Recap: The 100th to 11th Greatest TV Shows Of The 00s

If we’re honest, there’s a decent chance at least some of you stopped paying attention for at least some of the time we were writing about the 11th to 100th best TV shows of the last decade. We know we did – we typed the summaries of numbers 24 to 27 completely at random with our eyes closed, so here’s hoping it made some sort of sense. Anyway, in best Bruno Brookes fashion, before we enter the top ten we’re going to give you a rundown of the ninety shows not quite good enough to make what people who only speak in binary would call The Top 1,010.

100. Frank Sidebottom's Proper Telly Show in B/W (Channel M, 2006)
99. I Am Not An Animal (BBC Two, 2004)
98. Penn and Teller: Bullshit! (Showtime, 2003-Present)
97. The True Story of the Internet (Discovery, 2008)
96. Never Never (Channel Four, 2000)
95. Louis and the Nazis (BBC Two, 2003)
94. TV's Believe It Or Not (BBC Four, 2008)
93. Not Going Out (BBC One, 2006-2009)
92. The Mark Steel Lectures (BBC Four, 2003-2006)
91. It Started With Swap Shop… (BBC Two, 2006)

90. The Mitchell and Webb Situation (Play UK, 2001)
89. Comics Britannia (BBC Four, 2007)
88. The Peter Serafinowicz Show (BBC Two, 2007)
87. George Orwell: A Life in Pictures (BBC Two, 2003)
86. The Real Hustle (BBC Three, 2006-Present)
85. Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC Two, 2009)
84. Tetris: From Russia With Love (BBC Four, 2004)
83. The Smash Hits Story (Channel Four, 2005)
82. The People of New York vs Jerry Sadowitz (five, 2001)
81. The Big Match Revisited (ITV4, 2008-Present)
80. Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned (ITV1, 2000-2005)

79. Jekyll (BBC One, 2007)
78. Big Brother (Channel Four, 2000-2009)
77. Deal Or No Deal? (Channel Four, 2005-Present)
76. World of Pub (BBC Two, 2001)
75. The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (BBC One, 2005)
74. The Knights of Prosperity (ABC, 2007)
73. Frisky Dingo (Adult Swim, 2006-2008)
72. Return of the Goodies (BBC Two, 2005)
71. videoGaiden (BBC Scotland, 2005-2008)
70. Phoenix Nights (Channel Four, 2001-2002)

69. The Punk Years (Play UK, 2002)
68. Attention Scum (BBC Two, 2001)
67. Fantabulosa! (BBC Four, 2006)
66. Comedy Map of Britain (BBC Two, 2007-2008)
65. Biffovision (BBC Three, 2007)
64. Forty Years of Fuck (BBC Three, 2005)
63. The Story of Light Entertainment (BBC Two, 2006)
62. That Was The Week We Watched (BBC Two, 2003)
61. Tiswas Reunited (ITV1, 2007)
60. The Story of ITV: The People's Channel (& ITV50 Regional) (ITV1, 2005)

59. The IT Crowd (Channel Four, 2006-Present)
58. Who Killed Saturday Night TV? (Channel Four, 2004)
57. The Chaser's War on Everything (ABC1, 2006-2009)
56. Land Girls (BBC One, 2009)
55. Days That Shook the World (BBC Two, 2003-2007)
54. Stephen Fry in America (BBC One, 2008)
53. Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (BBC Two, 2007)
52. Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (Channel Four, 2004-Present)
51. Testees (FX. 2008)
50. Doctor Who (BBC One, 2005-Present)

49. Grass (BBC Three, 2003)
48. The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central, 2007-Present)
47. Robert Newman's A History of Oil (More4, 2006)
46. Sealab 2021 (Adult Swim, 2000-2005)
45. Pierrepoint (Not shown 'til 08) (ITV1, 2004)
44. Michael Palin’s New Europe (BBC One, 2007)
43. Maxwell (BBC Two, 2007)
42. Britz (Channel Four, 2008)
41. Chapelle's Show (Comedy Central, 2003-2006)

40. Life On Mars (BBC One, 2006-2007)
39. Look Around You (BBC Two, 2002-2005)
38. Early Doors (BBC Two, 2003-2004)
37. Dead Set (E4, 2008)
36. That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC Two, 2006-Present)
35. The Riches (FX, 2007-2008)
34. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS, 2005-Present)
33. Bored To Death (HBO, 2009-Present)
32. Mad Men (Showtime, 2008-Present)
31. 24 (Fox, 2001-Present)
30. Black Books (Channel Four, 2000-2004)

29. American Dad! (Fox, 2005-Present)
28. Not Only, But Always (Channel Four, 2004)
27. Adam and Joe Go Tokyo (BBC3, 2003)
26. Malcolm in the Middle (Fox, 2000-2006)
25. Flight of the Conchords (HBO, 2007-Present)
24. Charlie Brooker's News Wipe (BBC Four, 2009-Present)
23. QI (BBC Two/BBC One, 2003-Present)
22. Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008-Present)
21. 30 Rock (NBC, 2006-Present)
20. House (Fox, 2004-Present)

19. My Name Is Earl (NBC, 2005-2009)
18. 15 Storeys High (BBC Choice/BBC Three, 2002-2004)
17. The Showbiz Set (Channel Four, 2002)
16. The Colbert Report (Comedy Central, 2005-Present)
15. Still Game (BBC Scotland, 2002-2007)
14. Peep Show (Channel Four, 2003-Present)
13. Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (Adult Swim, 2007-Present)
12. Frontline Football (BBC Two, 2005)
11. Timeshift (BBC Four, 2003-Present)

Yes, we know it’s taken a long time, but just like World War I it’ll all be over by Christmas. Hopefully sooner, but it is us we’re talking about here.

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