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List of popular NBC shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the best NBC TV shows, which includes both current and canceled series. The best NBC TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on NBC, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This includes some of today's most popular shows, like Community, Parks & Recreation and Law & Order SVU. Programs like 30 Rock and The Office, though recently cancelled, are considered some of the best, most influential TV shows in history. Let's not forget about television classics like Seinfeld, the original Law & Order, Family Ties, Miami Vice, ER and Cheers. These are among the best TV shows ever due their timelessness, clever plotlines and memorable characters.

Television fans in different locations grew up with NBC on different channels, but most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite NBC TV shows sink to the bottom of the list!

The list of top NBC television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the NBC network, even ones that have had their time or have been cancelled. Use this factual list to build one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.
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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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+ - 590 276
Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

3
+ - 352 260
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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+ - 324 294
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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+ - 453 201
The Office is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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+ - 278 298
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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+ - 261 265
Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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+ - 225 168
The Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson

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+ - 260 278
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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+ - 189 122
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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+ - 268 179
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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+ - 153 181
Late Night with David Letterma... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Late Night with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld

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+ - 176 198
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

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+ - 190 229
The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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+ - 197 225
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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+ - 133 123
Columbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Columbo Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan

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+ - 161 204
Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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+ - 177 202
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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+ - 240 158
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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+ - 215 212
ER is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
ER Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

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+ - 101 208
L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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+ - 179 184
Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

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+ - 141 151
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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+ - 197 205
Community is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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+ - 152 78
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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+ - 263 152
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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+ - 111 146
NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
NewsRadio Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick

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+ - 113 95
Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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+ - 85 103
Quincy, M.E. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Quincy, M.E. Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito

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+ - 99 107
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Mad About You Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow

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+ - 163 110
I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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+ - 180 134
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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+ - 59 117
SCTV Channel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
SCTV Channel Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

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+ - 96 94
Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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+ - 167 147
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Will & Grace Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

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+ - 134 116
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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+ - 90 54
The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

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+ - 61 110
The Midnight Special is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Midnight Special Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer

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+ - 94 78
Walt Disney's Wonderful World ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees

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+ - 89 73
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

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+ - 115 142
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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+ - 112 62
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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+ - 95 136
St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
St. Elsewhere Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

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+ - 128 154
Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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+ - 173 181
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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+ - 59 85
Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Night Gallery Rod Serling, Gary Collins

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+ - 49 31
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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+ - 44 19
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

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+ - 57 56
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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+ - 121 154
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz