The 2000s (miniseries)

The 2000s is a documentary miniseries which premiered on July 8, 2018 on CNN. Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's studio Playtone, the 7-part series chronicles events and popular culture of the United States during the 2000's. It served as a follow-up to the predecessors The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, and The Nineties. CNN greenlit the series in May 2016.[2][3]

The 2000s
GenreTelevision documentary
Theme music composerBlake Neely
Composer(s)Nathaniel Blume
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Executive producer(s)Tom Hanks
Gary Goetzman
Mark Herzog
Producer(s)Alex Fleming
Michael Goetzman
Patrick Roscoe
Gina Scarlata
CinematographyJack Kney
Editor(s)Jason Hardwick
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)CNN
Herzog & Company
Original networkCNN
Picture formatHDTV
Original releaseJuly 8 (2018-07-08) –
August 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)
Preceded byThe Nineties
Followed byThe Movies[1]
External links


Episode Title Scheduled air date US viewers
1"The Platinum Age of Television"July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)0.835[5]
Television in the United States during the 2000s, including HBO's The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Entourage, reality television, mockumentary-style sitcoms such as The Office, the creative renaissance, Dexter, and AMC's notable entries into original programming with Mad Men and Breaking Bad.[4]
2"Mission Accomplished"July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)0.675[6]
The election of George W. Bush, Terrorism in the United States during the 2000s, including the September 11 attacks and the launch of the War on Terror.
3"Quagmire: Bush's Second Term"July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)0.736[7]
George W. Bush's second term as president, including the Iraqi insurgency, Hurricane Katrina, and the incoming Great Recession.
4"The I Decade"July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)0.684[8]
Technology in the 2000s, including the Dot-com bubble, the rise of Google, Apple's further growth, smartphones, and "Web 2.0" services and social networks (such as Friendster, Myspace, YouTube, and Facebook).
5"The Financial Crisis"August 5, 2018 (2018-08-05)0.638[9]
The financial crisis that threatened the global economy in the 2000s.
6"Yes We Can"August 12, 2018 (2018-08-12)0.789[10]
The campaign and election of Barack Obama.
7"I Want My MP3"August 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)0.692[11]
Music of the 2000s, the shift to digital distribution.


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  2. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2016-05-18). "CNN Greenlights 'The Nineties' and Series on Comedy, Music". Variety. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  3. ^ "CNN Original Series, "The 2000s," Premieres Sunday, July 8". CNN. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  4. ^ Journal, Tim Clodfelter Winston-Salem. "TV Tidbits: CNN looks at the TV shows that defined the 2000s". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Scoreboard: Sunday, July 8". TVNewser.
  6. ^ "Scoreboard: Sunday, July 15". TVNewser.
  7. ^ "Scoreboard: Sunday, July 22". TVNewser.
  8. ^ "Scoreboard: Sunday, July 29". TVNewser.
  9. ^ "Scoreboard: Sunday, Aug. 5". TVNewser.
  10. ^ "Scoreboard: Sunday, Aug. 12". TVNewser.
  11. ^ "Scoreboard: Sunday, Aug. 19". TVNewser.

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Preceded by
The Nineties
The 2000s Next:
The Movies