2000–01 United States network television schedule

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The 2000–01 network television schedule for the six major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers prime time hours from September 2000 to August 2001. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series canceled after the 1999-2000 season.


New fall series are highlighted in bold.

Note: The Sydney Olympics hindered the ability to start airing shows in a timely manner. Most television series began their seasons during the month of October.

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, the Public Broadcasting Service, was in operation, but the schedule was set by each local station.

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 The Wonderful World of Disney Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#8/12.4) The Practice (#10/11.7)
CBS 60 Minutes (#15/11.1) Touched by an Angel (#22/9.7)
(Tied with Cursed / The Weber Show and NYPD Blue)
CBS Sunday Movie (#29/8.6)
(Tied with Family Law and The District)
Fox Fall Futurama King of the Hill The Simpsons Malcolm in the Middle The X-Files Local programming
Spring The Lone Gunmen (13 eps.)
Follow-up The X-Files
NBC Fall Dateline Sunday Ed NBC Sunday Night Movie
Follow-up World's Most Amazing Videos Dateline Sunday
The WB Fall The Jamie Foxx Show For Your Love The Steve Harvey Show The PJs Hype (13 eps.) Nikki Local Programming
Follow-up Encore programming Hype Nikki Grosse Pointe
Winter The PJs Encore programming Encore programming
Spring The Oblongs For Your Love

Note: On The WB, The Oblongs premiered at 9:30 p.m. on April 1, 2001.

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 Downtown NFL Monday Showcase Monday Night Football (#5/12.6)
(Tied with Friends and Everybody Loves Raymond)
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie Gideon's Crossing
Spring Encore programming
CBS The King of Queens (#27/8.9) Yes, Dear (#28/8.7) Everybody Loves Raymond (#5/12.6)
(Tied with Friends and Monday Night Football)
Becker (#16/10.9) Family Law (#29/8.6)
(Tied with The District and The CBS Sunday Movie)
Fox Boston Public Ally McBeal Local Programming
NBC Fall Daddio Tucker (12 eps.) Deadline (13 eps.) Third Watch
Follow-up Dateline Monday Encore programming
Mid-season Titans Dateline Monday
Winter Encore programming
Follow-up First Years (3 eps.)
Spring Weakest Link Dateline Monday
UPN Moesha The Parkers The Hughleys Girlfriends Local Programming
The WB 7th Heaven Roswell Local Programming

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#4/13.0) Dharma & Greg The Geena Davis Show (21 eps.) Once and Again
Winter The Mole NYPD Blue (#22/9.7)
(Tied with Cursed / The Weber Show and Touched by an Angel)
Spring Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#4/13.0)
Follow-up What About Joan?
CBS JAG (#26/9.2) 60 Minutes II Judging Amy (#21/9.9)
Fox That '70s Show Titus Dark Angel Local Programming
NBC Fall The Michael Richards Show (8 eps.) 3rd Rock from the Sun Frasier (#17/10.7)
(Tied with Temptation Island)
DAG (17 eps.) Dateline Tuesday
Winter 3rd Rock from the Sun DAG Three Sisters
Spring The Fighting Fitzgeralds Encore programming
Summer Spy TV Go Fish Frasier (R) Kristin
UPN Fall UPN Movie Tuesday Local Programming
Spring Chains of Love All Souls
Follow-up Seven Days Chains of Love
The WB Buffy the Vampire Slayer Angel Local Programming

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Who Wants to be a Millionaire (#3/13.7) The Drew Carey Show Spin City Gideon's Crossing
Winter Once and Again
Spring My Wife and Kids Two Guys and a Girl The Job
Follow-up Spin City
Summer You Don't Know Jack (6 eps.) The Beast (6 eps.)
CBS Fall Bette Welcome to New York CBS Wednesday Movie
Spring Some of My Best Friends Encore programming
Fox Fall Malcolm in the Middle Normal, Ohio (7 eps.) The $treet (6 eps.) Local Programming
Winter That '70s Show Grounded for Life Temptation Island (#17/10.7)
(Tied with Frasier)
Spring Boot Camp (8 eps.)
NBC Fall Titans (11 eps.) The West Wing (#11/11.6)
(Tied with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Thursday and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Law & Order (#9/12.3)
Winter Ed
UPN Fall Seven Days Star Trek: Voyager Local Programming
Spring Special Unit 2
The WB Fall Dawson's Creek Felicity Local Programming
Winter Jack & Jill
Spring Felicity

Note: On The WB, new episodes of Jack & Jill aired at 9:00pm on January 10, 2001.

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Whose Line Is It, Anyway? Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#11/11.6)
(Tied with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The West Wing)
Primetime Thursday
CBS Fall 48 Hours City of Angels Diagnosis: Murder
Follow-up Encore programming Diagnosis: Murder 48 Hours
Winter Survivor (#1/17.4) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (#11/11.6)
(Tied with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Thursday and The West Wing)
Spring Big Apple
Fox Fox Thursday Night Movie Local Programming
NBC Friends (#5/12.6)
(Tied with Monday Night Football and Everybody Loves Raymond)
Cursed / The Weber Show (17 eps.) (#22/9.7)
(Tied with NYPD Blue and Touched by an Angel)
Will & Grace (#14/11.3) Just Shoot Me! (#20/10.4) ER (#2/15.0)
UPN WWE SmackDown Local Programming
The WB Gilmore Girls Charmed Local Programming

Friday[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 The Trouble With Normal (10 eps.) Norm Madigan Men (9 eps.) 20/20
Follow-up Encore programming
Winter Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#19/10.5) Two Guys and a Girl Norm
Spring Two Guys and a Girl Norm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#19/10.5)
Follow-up Making the Band
CBS Fall The Fugitive (22 eps.) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (#11/11.6)
(Tied with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Thursday and The West Wing)
Nash Bridges
Winter Diagnosis: Murder The Fugitive
Fox Fall World's Wildest Police Videos FreakyLinks (13 eps.) Local Programming
Follow-up Million Dollar Mysteries
Winter FreakyLinks
Spring The Lone Gunmen
NBC Providence Dateline Friday Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (#25/9.6)
UPN Fall Freedom (7 eps.) Level 9 (9 eps.) Local Programming
Winter Gary & Mike Celebrity Deathmatch
The WB Fall Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Grosse Pointe (17 eps.) Popular Local Programming
Follow-up Encore programming
Winter Popstars USA (13 eps.)
Spring Encore programming

Note: On The WB, Popstars USA premiered on January 12, 2001 at 8:30pm.

Saturday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC ABC Big Picture Show
CBS Fall That's Life Walker, Texas Ranger The District (#29/8.6)
(Tied with Family Law and the CBS Sunday Movie)
Winter Kate Brasher
Spring Walker, Texas Ranger Walker, Texas Ranger
Fox COPS America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Local Programming
NBC Fall NBC Saturday Night Movie
Winter

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Renewals and cancellations[edit]

Renewals[edit]

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Cancellations and Series endings[edit]

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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.