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The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 & added by Umberhaven Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  2. 2
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    most listed Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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  3. 3
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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler

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  4. 4
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    ranked low on reranks Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  5. 5
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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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  6. 6
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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  8. 8
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    David Letterman

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  9. 9
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  10. 10
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    Alfre Woodard, Dennis Franz, Jeffrey Tambor

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  11. 11
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  12. 12
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    Johnny Carson

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  13. 13
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    ranked low on reranks & added by murphycat William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  14. 14
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    Angie Harmon, Jill Hennessy, Michael Moriarty

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  15. 15
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  16. 16
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    Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Lowe, Martin Sheen

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  17. 17
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Susan Dey, Jimmy Smits, Blair Underwood

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  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks & added by murphycat Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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  20. 20
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  21. 21
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    added by murphycat Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  22. 22
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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  23. 23
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    new! & added by murphycat Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy

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  24. 24
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    added by murphycat Jack Klugman, Robert Ito, Garry Walberg

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  25. 25
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks George Clooney, Jared Padalecki, Julianna Margulies

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  26. 26
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    added by murphycat Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  27. 27
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    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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  28. 28
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    added by murphycat Meat Loaf, Helen Reddy, Wolfman Jack

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  29. 29
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    added by murphycat Ginnifer Goodwin, Julie Bowen, Justin Long

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  30. 30
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    added by murphycat Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind

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  31. 31
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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  32. 32
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    added by murphycat George Clooney, Ashley Judd, Sela Ward

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  33. 33
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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  34. 34
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    Denzel Washington, Mark Harmon, Howie Mandel

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  35. 35
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    added by murphycat Rod Serling, Gary Collins

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  36. 36
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    added by murphycat Cameron Mitchell, Leif Erickson, Linda Cristal

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  37. 37
    Up 14
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    added by murphycat Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  38. 38
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    Yvonne Strahovski, Matt Bomer, Linda Hamilton

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  39. 39
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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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  40. 40
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    added by murphycat Ronald Reagan, Walt Disney, Art Linkletter

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  41. 41
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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  42. 42
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    added by murphycat Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts

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  43. 43
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    added by murphycat Bruce Lee, Raymond Burr, Don Galloway

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  44. 44
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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

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  45. 45
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    added by murphycat Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell, Seth Peterson

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  46. 46
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    Jeff Goldblum, Alicia Witt, Paul Wesley

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  47. 47
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    added by Umberhaven James Spader, Parminder Nagra, Megan Boone

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  48. 48
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    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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  49. 49
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    often listed & added by Umberhaven Claire Coffee, Bitsie Tulloch, David Giuntoli

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  50. 50
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    added by murphycat June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad

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