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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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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    Tony Shalhoub, Amy Yasbeck, Thomas Haden Church

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    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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    Betty White, Carol Burnett, Rue McClanahan

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    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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