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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    most listed
    Cheers

    1982 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    96
  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

    1994 More
    94
  4. 4
    Up 391
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Cosby Show

    1984 More
    89
  5. 5
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    1975 More
    85
  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks
    Frasier

    1993 More
    85
  7. 7
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    1990 More
    82
  8. 8
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    1985 More
    82
  9. 9
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    1982 More
    80
  10. 10
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    1984 More
    80
  11. 11
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    1996 More
    76
  12. 12
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    often listed &controversial
    The Office

    2005 More
    76
  13. 13
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    often listed &controversial
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    75
  14. 14
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    Taxi

    1978 More
    75
  15. 15
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    1972 More
    74
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    73
  17. 17
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    often listed &controversial
    Community

    2009 More
    69
  18. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    NewsRadio

    1995 More
    68
  19. 19
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    1951 More
    67
    added by: iceman69
  20. 20
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    Down 44
    1967 More
    67
    added by: iceman69
  21. 21
    Up 171
    Down 75

    ranked low on reranks
    WKRP in Cincinnati

    1978 More
    67
    added by: wiseannie
  22. 22
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    controversial
    Wings

    1990 More
    66
  23. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Will & Grace

    1998 More
    64
  24. 24
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    1965 More
    63
    added by: zxray
  25. 25
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    controversial
    Parks and Recreation

    2009 More
    62
  26. 26
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    controversial
    ALF

    1986 More
    62
  27. 27
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    often listed &controversial
    Diff'rent Strokes

    1978 More
    61
  28. 28
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    often listed &controversial
    My Name Is Earl

    2005 More
    61
  29. 29
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    Mad About You

    1992 More
    61
  30. 30
    Up 108
    Down 79
    1965 More
    59
    added by: zxray
  31. 31
    Up 87
    Down 62
    1970 More
    57
    added by: iceman69
  32. 32
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mama's Family

    1983 More
    54
    added by: iceman69
  33. 33
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    often listed &controversial
    Just Shoot Me!

    1997 More
    53
  34. 34
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    1977 More
    52
    added by: iceman69
  35. 35
    Up 57
    Down 75

    often listed
    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    1964 More
    49
    added by: iceman69
  36. 36
    Up 69
    Down 82

    controversial
    Reba

    2001 More
    48
    added by: iceman69
  37. 37
    Up 55
    Down 74
    2008 More
    47
    added by: iceman69
  38. 38
    Up 96
    Down 233

    often listed &controversial
    A Different World

    1987 More
    46
  39. 39
    Up 47
    Down 75

    controversial
    Love, American Style

    1969 More
    46
    added by: iceman69
  40. 40
    Up 87
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    often listed &controversial
    Gimme a Break!

    1981 More
    45
  41. 41
    Up 10
    Down 9
    1996 More
    44
  42. 42
    Up 11
    Down 17
    1987 More
    42
  43. 43
    Up 10
    Down 19
    1988 More
    42
  44. 44
    Up 9
    Down 20
    1986 More
    40
  45. 45
    Up 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    Go On

    2012 More
    40
    added by: Umberhaven
  46. 46
    Up 6
    Down 19
    1985 More
    40
  47. 47
    Up 65
    Down 224

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dear John

    1988 More
    39
  48. 48
    Up 5
    Down 22
    1996 More
    38
  49. 49
    Up 4
    Down 10

    ranked low on reranks
    The Facts of Life

    1979 More
    36
    added by: BrianSkeith
  50. 50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Caroline in the City

    1995 More
    36
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