The Best NBC Comedies of All Time TV Programs
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The Best NBC Comedies of All Time

List Criteria: Comedies and Sitcoms on NBC only.

The best NBC comedies of all time include classic sitcoms that captivated television audiences for years. This list of the greatest NBC comedy TV shows is a long one, because the network gave us so many of the most memorable comedy series in television history. Which show is your favorite? Vote it up! And, if you don't see your personal favorite NBC comedy listed, by all means, add it.

In the 1980s, NBC began to seriously dominate Thursday night programming with a lineup that included some of these first-rate comedy TV shows, including 'The Cosby Show,' 'Cheers,' 'Family Ties' and 'A Different World.' The "Must See TV" trend continued well into the 1990s, with shows like 'Seinfeld,' 'Frasier,' 'Mad About You' and, of course, 'Friends.' Today, the NBC Thursday night comedy lineup includes '30 Rock,' 'The Office,' 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Community.'

This list of the best NBC comedies of all time features so many multiple Emmy Awards nominees and winners, it's staggering really. But it's not just the big name shows: Several great comedy programs on NBC didn't last long, but they made a great impact on pop culture. Some of the best NBC sitcoms from the late 70s and early 80s are also included, like 'Diff'rent Strokes' and 'Gimmie a Break!' And who could possibly forget Will Smith's 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Fortunately, many of these great comedies that originally aired on NBC will continue to live on in syndication (probably forever).

This list aims to answer the question "whatis the best NBC comedy of all time?"

Again, remember to vote for the NBC comedy shows you think are the best, and vote down any that you just don't like.
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Cheers

    1982 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 637
    Down 358
    1994 More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 427
    Down 296
    1984 More
    91
  5. 5
    Up 446
    Down 286
    1975 More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 445
    Down 272
    1993 More
    87
  7. 7
    Up 374
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    1985 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 427
    Down 333
    1990 More
    86
  9. 9
    Up 377
    Down 231
    1984 More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 328
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    1982 More
    81
  11. 11
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    2005 More
    79
  12. 12
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    2006 More
    79
  13. 13
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    1996 More
    78
  14. 14
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    1972 More
    78
  15. 15
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    2001 More
    77
  16. 16
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    1978 More
    77
  17. 17
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    2009 More
    74
  18. 18
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    1995 More
    72
  19. 19
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    1990 More
    71
  20. 20
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    1998 More
    71
  21. 21
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Carol Burnett Show

    1967 More
    70
    added by: iceman69
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    ALF

    1986 More
    68
  23. 23
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    I Love Lucy

    1951 More
    68
    added by: iceman69
  24. 24
    Up 153
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    1965 More
    67
    added by: zxray
  25. 25
    Up 193
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    1978 More
    67
    added by: wiseannie
  26. 26
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    1992 More
    67
  27. 27
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    1978 More
    67
  28. 28
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    2005 More
    65
  29. 29
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    2009 More
    65
  30. 30
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    1965 More
    61
    added by: zxray
  31. 31
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    1983 More
    57
    added by: iceman69
  32. 32
    Up 107
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    1970 More
    57
    added by: iceman69
  33. 33
    Up 172
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    1997 More
    56
  34. 34
    Up 102
    Down 265

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Different World

    1987 More
    52
  35. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gimme a Break!

    1981 More
    51
  36. 36
    Up 67
    Down 100
    1964 More
    49
    added by: iceman69
  37. 37
    Up 74
    Down 93
    2008 More
    49
    added by: iceman69
  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    Soap

    1977 More
    48
    added by: iceman69
  39. 39
    Up 61
    Down 96
    1969 More
    47
    added by: iceman69
  40. 40
    Up 69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dear John

    1988 More
    47
  41. 41
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    2001 More
    46
    added by: iceman69
  42. 42
    Up 21
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    1980 More
    43
  43. 43
    Up 85
    Down 276

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Caroline in the City

    1995 More
    43
  44. 44
    Up 16
    Down 21
    40
  45. 45
    Up 22
    Down 35
    1979 More
    39
    added by: BrianSkeith
  46. 46
    Up 20
    Down 49
    1985 More
    38
  47. 47
    Up 20
    Down 55
    1988 More
    38
  48. 48
    Up 14
    Down 35
    2012 More
    38
    added by: Umberhaven
  49. 49
    Up 13
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    1996 More
    38
  50. 50
    Up 17
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    1987 More
    37
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