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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    most listed Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    the people's #1 Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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    Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson

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    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    Tony Shalhoub, Amy Yasbeck, Thomas Haden Church

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    ranked low on reranks & added by iceman69 Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    ranked low on reranks & added by iceman69 Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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    added by zxray Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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    added by wiseannie Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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    added by zxray Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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    added by iceman69 Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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    added by iceman69 Betty White, Carol Burnett, Rue McClanahan

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    new! David Letterman

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    ranked low on reranks & added by iceman69 Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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    added by iceman69 Andréia Horta, Vinicius Zinn

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    added by iceman69 Jim Nabors, Allan Melvin, Ted Bessell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    often listed Rosie O'Donnell, Joey Lawrence, Nell Carter

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    added by iceman69 Reba McEntire, Joanna García, Scarlett Pomers

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    ranked low on reranks & added by iceman69 Jo Anne Worley, James Hampton, Stuart Margolin

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Judd Hirsch, Harry Groener, Isabella Hofmann

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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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    Kristy McNichol, Estelle Getty, Richard Mulligan

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    Regina King, Paul Winfield, Kevin Peter Hall

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    Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

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    Zach Galifianakis, Traylor Howard, Roger Rees

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lea Thompson, Sofia Milos, Malcolm Gets

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    Dick Butkus, Giovanni Ribisi, Paul Reiser

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    added by Umberhaven Matthew Perry, John Cho, Allison Miller

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