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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  1. 1
    Up 602
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    most listed
    Cheers

    1982 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 679
    Down 352

    the people's #1
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 631
    Down 352
    1994 More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 425
    Down 291
    1984 More
    91
  5. 5
    Up 444
    Down 282
    1975 More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 439
    Down 268
    1993 More
    87
  7. 7
    Up 368
    Down 224
    1985 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 426
    Down 329
    1990 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 376
    Down 226
    1984 More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 327
    Down 233
    1982 More
    81
  11. 11
    Up 413
    Down 330
    2005 More
    79
  12. 12
    Up 370
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    2006 More
    79
  13. 13
    Up 342
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    1996 More
    78
  14. 14
    Up 280
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    1972 More
    78
  15. 15
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    2001 More
    77
  16. 16
    Up 268
    Down 157
    1978 More
    77
  17. 17
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    2009 More
    73
  18. 18
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    1995 More
    71
  19. 19
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    1990 More
    71
  20. 20
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    1998 More
    71
  21. 21
    Up 168
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Carol Burnett Show

    1967 More
    69
    added by: iceman69
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    ALF

    1986 More
    68
  23. 23
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    I Love Lucy

    1951 More
    67
    added by: iceman69
  24. 24
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    often listed
    Mad About You

    1992 More
    67
  25. 25
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    ranked low on reranks
    WKRP in Cincinnati

    1978 More
    67
    added by: wiseannie
  26. 26
    Up 176
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    1978 More
    67
  27. 27
    Up 150
    Down 91
    1965 More
    67
    added by: zxray
  28. 28
    Up 232
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    2005 More
    65
  29. 29
    Up 306
    Down 295
    2009 More
    64
  30. 30
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    Down 104
    1965 More
    61
    added by: zxray
  31. 31
    Up 89
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    1983 More
    57
    added by: iceman69
  32. 32
    Up 106
    Down 81
    1970 More
    56
    added by: iceman69
  33. 33
    Up 170
    Down 238
    1997 More
    56
  34. 34
    Up 101
    Down 264

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Different World

    1987 More
    52
  35. 35
    Up 94
    Down 251

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gimme a Break!

    1981 More
    51
  36. 36
    Up 67
    Down 99
    1964 More
    49
    added by: iceman69
  37. 37
    Up 74
    Down 92
    2008 More
    48
    added by: iceman69
  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    Soap

    1977 More
    47
    added by: iceman69
  39. 39
    Up 69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dear John

    1988 More
    47
  40. 40
    Up 61
    Down 95
    1969 More
    46
    added by: iceman69
  41. 41
    Up 81
    Down 111
    2001 More
    45
    added by: iceman69
  42. 42
    Up 21
    Down 21
    1980 More
    42
  43. 43
    Up 84
    Down 276

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Caroline in the City

    1995 More
    42
  44. 44
    Up 16
    Down 20
    40
  45. 45
    Up 21
    Down 35
    1979 More
    39
    added by: BrianSkeith
  46. 46
    Up 20
    Down 48
    1985 More
    37
  47. 47
    Up 13
    Down 44
    1996 More
    37
  48. 48
    Up 13
    Down 34
    2012 More
    37
    added by: Umberhaven
  49. 49
    Up 19
    Down 55
    1988 More
    37
  50. 50
    Up 17
    Down 52
    1987 More
    37
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