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The 2000s

The 2000s

  • Premiered: 
    July 8, 2018
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  • Network: CNN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    5th series in the "Decades" franchise, following The Nineties 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: entertainment

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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, THE 2000S is the latest installment of CNN's "Decades" franchise. This seven-part series explores the cultural and political milestones of the decade, including technological triumphs like the iPhone and social media, President George W. Bush's war on terror and response to Hurricane Katrina, Barack Obama's presidential election and the financial crisis, hip-hop's rise to dominance and a creative renaissance in television. THE 2000S combines archival footage and interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and stars including Edie Falco, Connie Britton, Jim Parsons, Vince Gilligan, Tom Hanks, Felicity Huffman, Questlove, General David Petraeus, Dexter Filkins, Lawrence Wright, Wolf Blitzer, Nina Totenberg, Damon Lindelof, Jon Cryer and more. The two-hour series opener, "The Platinum Age of Television," kicks off with a two-hour episode on television, highlighting groundbreaking shows such as THE SOPRANOS, BREAKING BAD, MAD MEN, THE OFFICE, GLEE, LOST and THE BIG BANG THEORY.
On Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, CNN premiered the finale of THE 2000S. The series ender, "I Want My MP3," explores how new technologies like Napster disrupted the music industry.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CNN
  • Produced by Playtone
  • Produced by Herzog & Company