The Best NBC Comedies of All Time TV Programs

The Best NBC Comedies of All Time

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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.

List Criteria: Comedies and Sitcoms on NBC only.

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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Cheers

    1982 More
    99
  3. 3
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    1994 More
    95
  4. 4
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Cosby Show

    1984 More
    87
  5. 5
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    1975 More
    85
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    1990 More
    82
  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Frasier

    1993 More
    80
  8. 8
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    often listed
    The Golden Girls

    1985 More
    76
  9. 9
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    ranked low on reranks
    Family Ties

    1982 More
    75
  10. 10
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    74
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    often listed
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    73
  12. 12
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    Night Court

    1984 More
    73
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    71
  14. 14
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    3rd Rock from the Sun

    1996 More
    71
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Community

    2009 More
    68
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    often listed
    Sanford and Son

    1972 More
    67
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    Taxi

    1978 More
    65
  18. 18
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    1967 More
    64
    added by: iceman69
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    niche appeal
    I Love Lucy

    1951 More
    63
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    NewsRadio

    1995 More
    62
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Parks and Recreation

    2009 More
    57
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Will & Grace

    1998 More
    57
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    WKRP in Cincinnati

    1978 More
    57
    added by: wiseannie
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    Wings

    1990 More
    56
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    niche appeal
    I Dream of Jeannie

    1965 More
    56
    added by: zxray
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    often listed &controversial
    Diff'rent Strokes

    1978 More
    55
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    1970 More
    55
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    often listed
    Mad About You

    1992 More
    54
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    often listed
    My Name Is Earl

    2005 More
    54
  30. 30
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    1965 More
    53
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    ranked high on reranks
    Soap

    1977 More
    53
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    ALF

    1986 More
    52
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mama's Family

    1983 More
    52
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    new! Reba

    2001 More
    50
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Alice

    2008 More
    44
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  36. 36
    Up 57
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    1964 More
    43
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Love, American Style

    1969 More
    42
    added by: iceman69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Different World

    1987 More
    42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Just Shoot Me!

    1997 More
    42
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    often listed
    Gimme a Break!

    1981 More
    36
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    often listed &controversial
    Dear John

    1988 More
    29
  42. 42
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    controversial
    Caroline in the City

    1995 More
    21
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    Up All Night

    2011 More
    21
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