The Best NBC Comedies of All Time TV Programs

The Best NBC Comedies of All Time

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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 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 Friends. NBC is also responsible for modern cult classics like 30 Rock, 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 Sanford and Son. 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 "What is the best NBC comedy of all time?"

Again, remember to vote up 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, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Eddie Murphy

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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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, Andy Kaufman

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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    Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson

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    Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind

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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover

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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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    Amy Yasbeck, Tony Shalhoub, Thomas Haden Church

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    David Letterman

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    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Bill Daily

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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    Betty White, Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman

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    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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    Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Joey Lawrence, Nell Carter

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    Billy Crystal, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

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    Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, Harry Groener

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    Reba McEntire, Joanna García, Scarlett Pomers

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    George Clooney, Molly Ringwald, Cloris Leachman

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    Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin

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    Diane Ladd, Vic Tayback, Linda Lavin

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    Lea Thompson, Sofia Milos, Amy Pietz

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    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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    Jo Anne Worley, Phyllis Davis, Carol Wayne

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    Geena Davis, Martin Landau, Dabney Coleman

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    Brittany Murphy, Mayim Bialik, Joey Lawrence

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    Conan O'Brien, Max Weinberg, Andy Richter

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    Dick Butkus, Giovanni Ribisi, Paul Reiser

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    Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett

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