If you're around the age of 25 to 35, there is a good chance that your favourite TV shows are now coming up to a decade since they debuted.

There are some honourable mentions, though, as some other shows turn ten-years-old in 2015. Fan favourites such as My Name Is Earl, Everybody Hates Chris and The Office were all first shown in 2005. Other Series will hit double figures next year - Rules of Engagement, Nashville and Demons will be a decade old over the next 12 months.

But there are a lot of shows that have been around for a while, as of the end of 2016, and a lot of them - as they're still relevant - will surprise you when you remember they began in 2006.

It's been ten years since Roger Federer beat Marcos Baghdatis in the 94th Men's Australian Open and mockumentary "Borat" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival - just to offer another perspective.

Do you want to feel even older? Of course you do! Here's ten TV shows that debuted ten years ago in this year...

Ten shows that are now a decade old

The Hills

The Hills ended in 2010 - it was originally developed as a spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. The series lasted for six series and focused on the lives of several young women in Los Angeles.

Big Love

Big Love that was aired on HBO in the US, but ended in March 2011. The show is about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah that practices polygamy.


It was short-lived, Jericho, only lasting two years. Set in a post-apocalyptic America, the action-drama series centres on the residents of Jericho in the aftermath of a nuclear attack in the contiguous United States.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights is about a high school American football team in a small town in Texas.

The series uses this backdrop to address many contemporary issues facing Americans including family values, school funding, racism, drugs, abortion and lack of economic opportunities.


A series that probably started the binge-watching that we find in pop culture today, Dexter is an American Television crime drama mystery series that ended in 2013.

Set in Miami, the series centres on a forensic technician for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system.

The Adventures of Old Christine

Old Christine follows a middle-aged divorced mother who struggles to keep pace with those around her. Her ex-husband maintains a close relationship with her despite their divorce and interference by her brother and best friend makes for some hilarious TV.


Psych is a detective comedy-drama, the series follows Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department, whose impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he solves cases with psychic abilities.

The program only ended in 2014, but repeats are often aired on American TV.

30 Rock

The satirical sitcom which ended in early 2013, 30 Rock, follows the life of Liz Lemon, who is a writer for a fictional sketch-comedy The Girlie Show. The series is loosely based on Fey's experiences when she herself was the head writer for Saturday Night Live.

Robin Hood

A British series based on the traditional stories of a certain English folk hero, Robin Hood started strong but crashed hard, as the series was cancelled by the BBC after series three following the departure of multiple actors.

TCM Underground

A weekly late-night cult film showcase developed by former TCM marketing director Eric Weber, TCM Underground was originally hosted by metal musician Rob Zombie.

The movies were programmed by Eric Weber for just one year when TCM programmer Millie De Chirico took over the role.

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