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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 2002

TV shows/series in chronological context: 2002 (MMII)was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium, the 2nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade. 2002 was designated as: International Year of EcotourismInternational Year of Mountains ()

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Firefly(2002-2003)

TV-14
| 1h 30min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 470 votes)

Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.

The Wire(2002-2008)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 395 votes)

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

Top Gear(2002-)

1h per episode | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 157 votes)

The hosts talk about the latest cars and its specifications. They review the performance of the car and also find out if it is as good as the manufacturers claim. The current hosts are Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc with The Stig.

Monk(2002-2009)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Crime, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 137 votes)

Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he developed an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate cases in the most unconventional ways.

The Shield(2002-2008)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 125 votes)

The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.

Naruto(2002-2007)

TV-PG
| 20min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Action & Adventure
3.8/5 (with 102 votes)

A powerful beast known as the Nine-Tails attacks Konoha, the hidden leaf village in the Land of Fire, one of the Five Great Shinobi Nations in the Ninja World. In response, the leader of Konoha at the time, the Fourth Hokage, seals the fox inside the body of the new born Naruto Uzumaki, making Naruto a host of the beast; During this process it cost the fourth Hokage his life, requiring the Third Hokage to return from retirement in order to become leader of Konoha again. As a child, Naruto is shunned by the Konoha community, who treat Naruto as if he were the Nine-Tails that attacked the village.

CSI: Miami(2002-2012)

42min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 101 votes)

CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex(2002-2005)

TV-MA
| 25min per episode | Animation, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 53 votes)

In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an effort to thwart cyber criminals and their plans to attack the innocent.

Kim Possible(2002-2007)

TV-G
| 30min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 42 votes)

Kim Possible is an American animated action-adventure comedy television series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted atmosphere and often lampoons the conventions and clichés of the secret-agent and action genres. It marked the second animated Disney Channel Original Series, and was the first series to be produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, in association with Disney Channel. Kim Possible was the Disney Channel's longest running original animated series until it was surpassed by Phineas and Ferb.

Directed by Steve Loter

Without a Trace(2002-2009)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Mystery, Drama, Action & Adventure
3.4/5 (with 37 votes)

Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.

American Idol(2002-2016)

1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
2.4/5 (with 32 votes)

Each year, hopeful singers from all over the country audition to be part of one of the biggest shows in American television history. Who will become the new American Idol?

Directed by Ken Warwick, Bruce Gowers, Shane Drake, Nigel Lythgoe

8 Simple Rules(2002-2005)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 29 votes)

What happens to a loving, rational Dad when his darling, pliable daughters morph into hormonally-challenged, incomprehensible teenagers? If he's Paul Hennessy, he reacts in ways even he finds crazy. Thank God he has a 13-year-old son who still speaks his language.

Codename: Kids Next Door(2002-2007)

3.5/5 (with 29 votes)

Taking numbers instead of names, five extraordinary 10-year-olds form a covert team called the Kids Next Door with one dedicated mission: to free all children from the tyrannical rule of adults.

The Best Sex Ever(2002-2003)

30min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
1.8/5 (with 26 votes)

A radio show host invites listeners to call in and relate their own personal story of "the best sex you ever had".

The Dead Zone(2002-2007)

3.4/5 (with 25 votes)

The Dead Zone, aka Stephen King's Dead Zone was an American-Canadian science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. The show, credited as "based on characters" from Stephen King's 1979 novel of the same name, first aired in 2002, and was produced by Lionsgate Television and CBS Paramount Network Television for the USA Network. The show was originally commissioned for UPN, but the network later dropped the show and it was picked up instead by USA. The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for its first five seasons. The sixth and last season was billed as "The season that changes everything" and production was moved to Montreal. The Dead Zone was expected to be renewed for a seventh season, however due to low ratings and high production cost the series was canceled in December 2007, without a proper series finale. Some rumors spread that Syfy would pick up the series after it was canceled by USA, but it did not happen. Rumors of a made for TV movie have all but faded with time.

Spooks(2002-2011)

1h per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
3.8/5 (with 23 votes)

Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.

Mr. Bean: The Animated Series(2002-)

TV-G
| 12min per episode | Animation, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 23 votes)

The animated daily trials and tribulations of clueless yet clever loner Mr Bean (aided by his best friend Teddy of course!) as he stumbles from one mishap to the next, always finding complex solutions to the simplest of problems.

Foyle's War(2002-)

2h per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 22 votes)

As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Everwood(2002-2006)

43min per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but resentful 15-year-old son Ephram and his 9-year-old daughter Delia.

The Twilight Zone(2002-2003)

3.7/5 (with 19 votes)

The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series was produced by New Line Television, which since 2008 is a division of Warner Bros., which released Twilight Zone: The Movie.

What's New, Scooby-Doo?(2002-2005)

TV-Y7
| 30min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 16 votes)

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang are launched into the 21st century, with new mysteries to solve.

Napoleon(2002)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.6/5 (with 16 votes)

The life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Directed by Yves Simoneau

Full Metal Panic!(2002-2018)

TV-14
| 25min per episode | Animation
3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the rare and coveted abilities of “the Whispered.” That’s where Sousuke Sagara enters the picture. He’s a hotshot soldier from the clandestine counter-terrorist organization known as Mithril – and he’s going undercover at Kaname’s school to try and keep her safe. He may be an ace in the cockpit of an Arm Slave mech, but there’s no training in the world that could prepare him for the warzone of high school.

John Doe(2002-2003)

1h per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 15 votes)

John Doe tell the story of a man who wakes up naked on an island off the coast of Seattle, knowing everything in the world there is to know—except for who he is and how and why he ended up there.

Jeremiah(2002-2004)

45min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
3.5/5 (with 14 votes)

Jeremiah is an American television series starring Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner that ran on the Showtime network from 2002 to 2004. The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where most of the adult population has been wiped out by a deadly virus.

Chobits(2002)

3.6/5 (with 14 votes)

Tokyo is abuzz with persocoms – humanoid computers that are virtually perfect. The socially and technologically inept Hideki is dying to get his hands on one. When he finds Chi abandoned in the trash, she’s cuter than any current model he’s ever seen before. But when he gets her home and turns her on, she has no data and only a single learning program installed. While Hideki puts his whole heart into teaching Chi the ins and outs of humanity, a mystery unfolds as a dark secret within her awakens.

Wire in the Blood(2002-2008)

1h per episode | Crime, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 13 votes)

Clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill's uncanny ability to see into the minds of murderers means he finds it difficult to distance himself from disturbing cases.

Azumanga Daioh(2002)

25min per episode | Animation, Comedy
4.3/5 (with 13 votes)

Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the manga, three additional chapters began serialization in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday under the title Azumanga Daioh: Supplementary Lessons. The manga is drawn in a series of vertical four-panel comic strips called yonkoma and depicts the lives of a group of girls during their three years as high-school classmates. The series has been praised for its humor driven by eccentric characters, and Kiyohiko Azuma acclaimed as a "master of the four-panel form," for both his art style and comic timing. It was adapted as an anime television series called Azumanga Daioh: the Animation by J.C.Staff, which aired from the week of April 8, 2002 until the week of September 30, 2002. It was broadcast on the TV Tokyo network and AT-X in five-minute segments every weekday, then rebroadcast as a 25-minute compilation that weekend, for a total of 130 five-minute segments collected in 26 episodes. The compilation episodes were released on DVD and Universal Media Discs by Starchild Records; the five-minute segments can be distinguished by their individual titles. Several soundtrack albums were released, as well as three Azumanga Daioh video games.

The Bachelor(2002-)

TV-14
| 1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV, Drama
2.8/5 (with 12 votes)

A single bachelor dates multiple women over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find his true love.

With Chris Harrison

Brigada(2002)

52min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 12 votes)

Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of four best friends from 1989 to 2000, mainly concentrating on the leader of the group, Sasha Belov.

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