1999–2000 United States network television schedule

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The 1999–2000 United States network television schedule is for the United States broadcast television schedule on all six commercial television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1999. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New series highlighted in bold.

Each of the 30 highest-rated shows is listed with its rank and rating as determined by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

     Yellow indicates the programs in the top 10 for the season.
     Cyan indicates the programs in the top 20 for the season.
     Magenta indicates the programs in the top 30 for the season.

PBS is not included; member stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary.

Sunday[edit]

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Wonderful World of Disney Snoops The Practice (#9/11.8)
Winter Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#3/17.1)
CBS 60 Minutes (#8/12.0) Touched by an Angel (#10/11.6) CBS Sunday Movie (#14/10.9)
Fox Fall The World's Funniest! King of the Hill The Simpsons Futurama The X-Files Local Programming
Winter Futurama Malcolm in the Middle (#28/8.9)
(Tied with Dateline NBC – Friday)
NBC Fall Dateline Sunday Third Watch NBC Sunday Night Movie
Winter Twenty-One
Spring World's Most Amazing Videos Dateline Sunday
The WB Fall 7th Heaven Beginnings Felicity Jack & Jill Local Programming
December Safe Harbor
Winter 7th Heaven Beginnings
Spring D.C. Movie Stars Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane
Follow-up Charmed repeats
Summer The Steve Harvey Show For Your Love The Jamie Foxx Show Mission Hill
Follow-Up For Your Love

Monday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall 20/20 Monday NFL Monday Showcase Monday Night Football (#7/13.5)
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie (#24/9.1)
(Tied with The West Wing and Spin City)
Once and Again
CBS Fall The King of Queens Ladies Man Everybody Loves Raymond (#12/11.4) Becker (#18/10.4) Family Law (#27/9.0)
Spring Grapevine
Follow-up Ladies Man
Summer Big Brother The King of Queens
Fox Fall Time of Your Life Ally McBeal Local Programming
Winter That '70s Show Various programming
Spring Titus
Summer Opposite Sex
NBC Fall Suddenly Susan Veronica's Closet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (#30/8.8)
(Tied with The CBS Wednesday Movie)
Dateline Monday
Winter Freaks and Geeks Dateline Monday Third Watch
Follow-up Twenty One
Spring Freaks and Geeks
Follow-up Dateline Monday Twenty One
Summer Mysterious Ways Law & Order
UPN Moesha The Parkers Grown Ups Malcolm & Eddie Local Programming
The WB Fall 7th Heaven Safe Harbor
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Brutally Normal
Follow-up Various programming
Spring Roswell

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Spin City (#24/9.1)
(Tied with The West Wing and The ABC Monday Night Movie)
It's Like, You Know... Dharma & Greg (#17/10.5) Sports Night Once and Again
Follow-up Oh, Grow Up
Winter Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#1/18.6) NYPD Blue (#15/10.7)
(Tied with Stark Raving Mad)
Spring Talk to Me
Follow-up Sports Night
Summer Comedy repeats
CBS Fall JAG (#20/9.7) 60 Minutes II (#23/9.3) Judging Amy (#19/10.2)
Summer Big Brother Love & Money
Follow-up The King of Queens
Fox Fall Ally That '70s Show Party of Five Local Programming
Follow Up That '70s Show
Winter Various Repeats
Spring Family Guy
Summer Family Guy The PJs Family Guy The PJs
Follow Up That '70s Show Titus
NBC Fall Just Shoot Me! 3rd Rock from the Sun Will & Grace The Mike O'Malley Show Dateline Tuesday
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Veronica's Closet
Spring 3rd Rock from the Sun God, the Devil and Bob Just Shoot Me!
Summer Suddenly Susan M.Y.O.B. Veronica's Closet
UPN Fall Shasta McNasty Dilbert The Strip Local Programming
Winter I Dare You: The Ultimate Challenge
Spring Secret Agent Man The Beat
Follow Up The Parkers repeats Moesha repeats
May I Dare You: The Ultimate Challenge
Summer Shasta McNasty Dilbert
The WB Buffy the Vampire Slayer Angel

Note: On Fox, Ally aired as re-edited half-hour repeats of the original hour-long Ally McBeal series. On CBS, Falcone premieres at 9:00 p.m. on April 4, 2000.

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Two Guys and a Girl Norm The Drew Carey Show (#21/9.5) Oh, Grow Up 20/20 Wednesday
Follow-up It's Like, You Know... Norm
Winter Norm Spin City (#24/9.1)
(Tied with The West Wing and The ABC Monday Night Movie)
Spring Then Came You
Follow-up Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Summer Clerks
Follow Up Two Guys and a Girl Norm Spin City (#24/9.1)
(Tied with The West Wing and The ABC Monday Night Movie)
CBS Fall Cosby Work with Me CBS Wednesday Movie (#30/8.8)
(Tied with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Follow Up Various Repeats
Winter City of Angels
Spring CBS Special Presentations
Summer Survivor: Borneo
Follow Up Big Brother Various Programming
Late Summer Big Brother CBS Wednesday Movie
Fox Fall Beverly Hills, 90210 Get Real Local Programming
Spring Party of Five
Summer Various Repeats Guinness World Records Primetime
NBC Fall Dateline Wednesday The West Wing (#24/9.1)
(Tied with The ABC Monday Night Movie and Spin City)
Law & Order (#11/11.5)
Winter Twenty-One
Spring Dateline Wednesday
UPN Seven Days Star Trek: Voyager Local Programming
The WB Fall Dawson's Creek Roswell
Spring Felicity
Mid-Summer Young Americans

Note: On ABC, Clerks premiered at 9:30 on May 31, 2000.

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Whose Line Is It Anyway? Whose Line Is It Anyway? Wasteland 20/20 Downtown
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#2/17.5)
Spring Wonderland
Follow-up 20/20 Downtown
CBS Fall Diagnosis: Murder Chicago Hope 48 Hours
Summer Big Brother City of Angels
Fox Fall World's Wildest Police Videos Family Guy Action Local Programming
Follow-up FOX Special Presentation Greed
December Guinness World Records Primetime
Winter Fox Thursday Night Movie
NBC Fall Friends (#5/14.0) Jesse (#13/11.3) Frasier (#6/13.6) Stark Raving Mad (#15/10.7)
(Tied with NYPD Blue)
ER (#4/16.9)
Spring Daddio Battery Park
Follow-Up Will & Grace Just Shoot Me!
Summer 3rd Rock from the Sun Will & Grace
Follow-Up Frasier (#6/13.6)
UPN WWF SmackDown! Local Programming
The WB Popular Charmed

Note: On NBC, the sitcom Daddio premiered on March 23, 2000 at 8:30. On Fox, Family Guy only had two airings and one special Sunday airing, and then on March 7, 2000, the show was moved to Tuesdays. On The WB, Popular premiered Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 9:00 pm.

Friday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Hughleys Boy Meets World Sabrina the Teenage Witch Odd Man Out 20/20 Friday
Follow-up Boy Meets World Odd Man Out The Hughleys
Winter Various programming
Spring The Hughleys Making the Band
Follow-Up Making the Band
CBS Fall Kids Say the Darndest Things Love & Money Now and Again Nash Bridges
Follow-up Candid Camera
Winter Cosby
Summer Candid Camera JAG (#20/9.7)
Follow-Up Big Brother
Fox Fall Ryan Caulfield: Year One Harsh Realm Local Programming
Follow Up FOX Movie Presentation
Winter World's Wildest Police Videos Greed
Summer Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Mid-Summer Guinness World Records Primetime
NBC Fall Providence (#22/9.4) Dateline Friday (#28/8.9)
(Tied with Malcolm in the Middle)
Cold Feet
Follow Up Various Repeats
Winter Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (#30/8.8)
(Tied with The CBS Wednesday Movie)
UPN Fall Blockbuster Shockwave Cinema Local Programming
Summer The Strip Secret Agent Man
The WB Fall Mission Hill The Jamie Foxx Show The Steve Harvey Show For Your Love
Follow Up The Jamie Foxx Show
Winter Various Repeats
Summer Baby Blues Baby Blues Young Americans repeats

Saturday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall College Football on ABC
Winter ABC Big Picture Show
Spring ABC Big Picture Show Various programs or specials
CBS Fall Early Edition Martial Law Walker, Texas Ranger
Winter Winning Lines Various programming
Follow-up Early Edition
Summer 48 Hours Walker, Texas Ranger Falcone
Follow-Up Big Brother Walker, Texas Ranger
Fox COPS COPS America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Local Programming
NBC Fall Freaks and Geeks The Pretender Profiler
Winter The Pretender Profiler World's Most Amazing Videos
Spring The Others Profiler
Summer NBC Saturday Night Movie Various Repeats

By network[edit]

ABC[edit]

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NBC[edit]

UPN[edit]

The WB[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Highest-rated series is based on the annual top-rated programs list compiled by Nielsen Media Research and reported in: Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.