What it was about: Caitlin’s Way followed Caitlin Seeger, who, after getting arrested, is given the choice to either go to jail or live with her mom’s cousin on a ranch. She picks the ranch. Culture shock ensues. Throughout the series she ~finds her way~.
2. Sheep in the Big City
Network: Cartoon Network Original run: 2000–2002
What it was about: Sheep moves from his farm to the Big City to avoid being used in a sheep-powered ray gun. He’s on the run from General Specific and Farmer John. Sheep even has a love interest, Swanky the Poodle.
Network: Nickelodeon Original run: 2002–2008
What it was about: Rudy Tabootie finds a piece of White Lightning chalk and discovers he’s able to access the ChalkZone, a world where all chalk drawings that have been erased go. Together with his old drawing Snap and his crush Penny, Rudy gets into all sorts of trouble and fun in the ChalkZone.
4. Time Squad
Network: Cartoon Network Original run: 2001–2003
What it was about: Time Squad followed Buck, Otto, and Larry 3000, who all live in a space station in the year 10,000,000 AD. They all travel back in time together to ensure that important historical events happen how they’re supposed to happen. The creator Dave Wasson described it as “a C-average student’s approach to history.”
5. My Life As A Teenage Robot
Network: Nickelodeon Original run: 2003–2005
What it was about: XJ-9 (aka Jenny) is a robot who just wants to be a regular teenager and hang with her friends Brad, Sheldon, and Tuck. But alas, she’s tasked with using her robot powers to protect the Earth from evil-doers, and that often cramps her teenage lifestyle.
Network: Nickelodeon Original run: 2002–2002
What it was about: Pelswick Eggert is a 13-year-old who uses a wheelchair. He’s just trying to live his teenage life and not be treated differently, with his friends Ace, Goon, and Julie by his side.