2003 in television,
other events of 2004,
2005 in television
and the list of 'years in television'.
- February 9 - Kerry McFadden wins ITV's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!.
- March 28 - Maori Television starts broadcasting in New Zealand
- April - TV Tokyo premieres a couple of shows during the first week of the month:
- April 17 - Toonami moves from 5 PM to 7 PM (primary time) and extends by four hours (from two to six).
- May 15 - Jimmy Fallon makes his last appearance as a cast member of Saturday Night Live on its season finale.
- June 2 - a contestant on Jeopardy!, Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah, begins a long and ongoing (as of October) run as champion.
- June 4 - Kitten Pinder is evicted from the Big Brother house, shouting against the Queen and the aristocracy on the way out.
- June 16 - In the UK, Big Brother is taken off air as the housemates threaten to kill each other.
- September 28 - Longtime veteran Marcy Walker makes what has been termed by soap sources as her final appearance on All My Children after two decades of being affiliated with the program.
- November 1 - The Young and the Restless airs its milestone 8,000th episode.
- General Electric, owner of NBC, purchases Universal Studios from Vivendi, leaving all six US broadcast networks part of a company which also owns a film studio.
Ending this year
- January 2 - Lynn Cartwright, 76, US actor
- January 19 - Jerry Nachman, 57, MSNBC editor-in-chief
- January 23 - Bob Keeshan, 76, US actor, Captain Kangaroo
- January 27 - Jack Paar, 85, The Tonight Show host
- January 29 - Mary-Ellis Bunim, 57, producer and co-creator of The Real World
- February 23 - Carl Anderson, 58, US actor
- February 24 - John Randolph, 88, US actor
- March 7 - Paul Winfield, 62, Emmy-winning actor
- March 8 - Robert Pastorelli, 50, actor on Murphy Brown
- March 17 - J. J. Jackson, 62, former MTV VJ
- March 26 - Jan Sterling, 82, US actor
- March 27 - Art James, 74, game show host and announcer
- March 28 - Sir Peter Ustinov, 82, British actor
- March 30 - Alistair Cooke, 95, BBC broadcaster and transatlantic commentator
- March 30 - Hubert Gregg, 89, BBC broadcaster
- April 1 - Carrie Snodgress, 57, character actress
- May 9 - Alan King, comedian
- May 17 - Tony Randall, actor and star of television version of The Odd Couple
- May 21 - Gene Wood, 78, announcer of Family Feud and other US game shows
- July 9 - Isabel Sanford, 86, actress most famous for her role on The Jeffersons, from natural causes
- July 28 - Eugene Roche, 75, actor with recurring roles on Soap and many other series