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List Rules 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
NewsRadio Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick

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+ - 452 358
Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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+ - 559 513
Community is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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+ - 365 370
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Mad About You Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow

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+ - 331 175
I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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+ - 415 327
Wings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Wings Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard

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Late Night with David Letterma... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Late Night with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld

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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Will & Grace Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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+ - 251 195
Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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+ - 374 346
ALF is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Just Shoot Me! Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal

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+ - 282 346
Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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+ - 213 215
Mama's Family is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Mama's Family Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry

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+ - 227 163
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
A Different World Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy

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+ - 156 113
The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
The Facts of Life Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

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+ - 154 364
Gimme a Break! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Gimme a Break! Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller

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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin

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Soap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Soap Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

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+ - 115 360
Dear John is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Dear John Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, Harry Groener

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Alice Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback

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+ - 197 215
Reba is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Reba Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey

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+ - 110 104
The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
The Monkees Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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Caroline in the City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Caroline in the City Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz

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Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

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Love, American Style is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Love, American Style Jo Anne Worley, Phyllis Davis, Carol Wayne

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien, Max Weinberg, Andy Richter

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Blossom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Blossom Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ, Joey Lawrence

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+ - 38 117
Buffalo Bill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Buffalo Bill Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright

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Up All Night is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
Up All Night Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett

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My Two Dads is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of All Time
My Two Dads Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan