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
    Up 594
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    most listed
    Cheers

    1982 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 658
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    the people's #1
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 614
    Down 327
    1994 More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 417
    Down 268
    1984 More
    91
  5. 5
    Up 432
    Down 264
    1975 More
    88
  6. 6
    Up 430
    Down 249
    1993 More
    87
  7. 7
    Up 418
    Down 312
    1990 More
    85
  8. 8
    Up 347
    Down 220
    1985 More
    84
  9. 9
    Up 371
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    1984 More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 321
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    1982 More
    80
  11. 11
    Up 364
    Down 314
    2006 More
    78
  12. 12
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    Down 318
    2005 More
    78
  13. 13
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    1972 More
    77
  14. 14
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    1996 More
    77
  15. 15
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    2001 More
    76
  16. 16
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    1978 More
    76
  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Community

    2009 More
    73
  18. 18
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    Down 61
    1967 More
    72
    added by: iceman69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    NewsRadio

    1995 More
    71
  20. 20
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    Down 63
    1951 More
    71
    added by: iceman69
  21. 21
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    1990 More
    70
  22. 22
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    1998 More
    69
  23. 23
    Up 186
    Down 95

    ranked low on reranks
    WKRP in Cincinnati

    1978 More
    69
    added by: wiseannie
  24. 24
    Up 143
    Down 88
    1965 More
    68
    added by: zxray
  25. 25
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    1986 More
    67
  26. 26
    Up 201
    Down 236
    1992 More
    66
  27. 27
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    Down 233

    often listed
    Diff'rent Strokes

    1978 More
    66
  28. 28
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    Down 291
    2009 More
    66
  29. 29
    Up 226
    Down 239
    2005 More
    64
  30. 30
    Up 120
    Down 100
    1965 More
    62
    added by: zxray
  31. 31
    Up 102
    Down 78
    1970 More
    62
    added by: iceman69
  32. 32
    Up 87
    Down 102
    1983 More
    60
    added by: iceman69
  33. 33
    Up 96
    Down 82
    1977 More
    58
    added by: iceman69
  34. 34
    Up 169
    Down 234
    1997 More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 78
    Down 107
    2001 More
    55
    added by: iceman69
  36. 36
    Up 69
    Down 88
    2008 More
    55
    added by: iceman69
  37. 37
    Up 64
    Down 95
    1964 More
    54
    added by: iceman69
  38. 38
    Up 58
    Down 91
    1969 More
    52
    added by: iceman69
  39. 39
    Up 19
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    1980 More
    52
  40. 40
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    Down 258
    1987 More
    52
  41. 41
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    1981 More
    50
  42. 42
    Up 69
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    often listed
    Dear John

    1988 More
    47
  43. 43
    Up 13
    Down 39
    1996 More
    45
  44. 44
    Up 17
    Down 47
    1987 More
    44
  45. 45
    Up 83
    Down 271

    often listed
    Caroline in the City

    1995 More
    44
  46. 46
    Up 13
    Down 49
    1986 More
    43
  47. 47
    Up 15
    Down 50
    1988 More
    43
  48. 48
    Up 19
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    The Facts of Life

    1979 More
    42
    added by: BrianSkeith
  49. 49
    Up 13
    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    The Monkees

    41
  50. 50
    Up 14
    Down 44
    1985 More
    41
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