Noah Knows Best
Created byKen Lipman
StarringPhillip Van Dyke
Rachel Roth
Richard Kline
Willie Green
Marcia Strassman
Stacy Meadows
Cori Yarckin
Dempsey Pappion
Robert Scism
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (5 unaired in the US)
Executive producerKen Lipman
ProducerKelly Oien
Production locationsNickelodeon Studios, Universal Studios Florida Orlando, Florida
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesTested Ladder Entertainment
Nickelodeon Productions
Original release
ReleaseOctober 7 (2000-10-07) –
December 17, 2000 (2000-12-17)

Noah Knows Best is an American sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7 to December 17, 2000. The series was canceled with five unaired episodes out of thirteen produced, due to low ratings. Four of the five unaired episodes aired in the UK following the show's cancellation in the US. The show starred Phillip Van Dyke as the title character, Noah. The show was recorded at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida and was the last sitcom of its kind to be taped there as the concept was thought to be too outdated by its time of premiering. It was one of the last shows to premiere on Nickelodeon's Saturday Night block, SNICK.


The show only lasted for two months on Nickelodeon, from October to December 2000. The poor ratings resulted in the quick cancellation of the show. Creator Ken Lipman stated once in an interview that creative differences were the reason the show did not last long.[1] As he says regarding the inspiration for the show:

After 78 episodes of Alex, I was a little bored with the heightened reality/sci-fi/gimmicky aspect of the show and had felt the reason that it worked and resonated with kids was more about the characters than the powers. I also am a city guy, grew up in NYC, and really wanted to do a contemporary, urban, single-camera comedy that took place in NY. Noah was something I really wanted to try and even though it was a different idea for Nick, and they didn’t warm to it immediately, I appreciated when they green lit for pilot.

— Ken Lipman, "Inside peek from “Alex Mack” and “Noah Knows Best” from show creator Ken Lipman", Nickelodeon Studios: Past, Present, and Future (August 19, 2014)

Though the remaining episodes did not air in the United States, YouTuber Wesley Mead uploaded recordings of episodes 9, 10, 11, and 12 in April 2024, allegedly from a marathon shown on Nickelodeon in the UK on December 26, 2000.[2]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"The Tickets"Allison LiddiKen LipmanOctober 7, 2000 (2000-10-07)
2"The Computer"Pamela DresserKen LipmanOctober 14, 2000 (2000-10-14)
3"Noah Knows Politics"Dana DeVally PiazzaAmy Sriberg & Mindy SchneiderOctober 21, 2000 (2000-10-21)
4"Door to Door"Pamela DresserEmily KapnekNovember 4, 2000 (2000-11-04)
5"Three's Company"Virgil FabianAmy Sriberg & Mindy SchneiderNovember 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
6"Pink Slip-Up"Allison Liddi-BrownEmily KapnekDecember 3, 2000 (2000-12-03)
7"Slices of Life"Allison LiddiAmy Sriberg & Mindy SchneiderDecember 10, 2000 (2000-12-10)
8"Lost Night"Kim FieldsKen LipmanDecember 17, 2000 (2000-12-17)
9"The Final Insult"Pamela DresserTemi AkinyemiDecember 26, 2000 (2000-12-26) (UK)[3]
10"Slam Book"Allison LiddiTemi AkinyemiDecember 26, 2000 (2000-12-26) (UK)[4]
11"Noah's Art"Dana DeVally PiazzaAmy Sriberg & Mindy SchneiderDecember 26, 2000 (2000-12-26) (UK)[5]
12"Clipped in the Wings"Virgil FabianEmily KapnekDecember 26, 2000 (2000-12-26) (UK)[6]
13"The Tutor"Virgil FabianTemi AkinyemiUNAIRED (2001) (UNAIRED (2001))


  1. ^ "Inside peek from "Alex Mack" and "Noah Knows Best" from show creator Ken Lipman". 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  2. ^ "Noah Knows Best - English". 2024-04-11. Retrieved 2024-04-11.
  3. ^ "Noah Knows Best - S01E9 - The Final Insult - English audio". 2024-04-11. Retrieved 2024-04-11.
  4. ^ "Noah Knows Best - S01E10 - Hudson Slam Book - English audio". 2024-04-11. Retrieved 2024-04-11.
  5. ^ "Noah Knows Best - S01E11 - Noah's Art - English audio". 2024-04-11. Retrieved 2024-04-11.
  6. ^ "Noah Knows Best - S01E12 - Clipped in the Wings - English audio". 2024-04-11. Retrieved 2024-04-11.