The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time TV Programs
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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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    - 120

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 214
    - 154

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 154
    - 116


    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 232
    - 154


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 130
    - 133

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 132
    - 134


    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 69
    - 48
    ) open
  8. 8
    + 139
    - 78


    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 105
    - 60

    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Carson

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 126
    - 128


    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 76
    - 23

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

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 106
    - 80


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 104
    - 95


    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 108
    - 113


    Angie Harmon, Jill Hennessy, Michael Moriarty

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 103
    - 113


    Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Lowe, Martin Sheen

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 96
    - 100


    Alfre Woodard, Dennis Franz, Jeffrey Tambor

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 58
    - 22

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 68
    - 102

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

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 124
    - 69

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 97
    - 99


    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 161
    - 118


    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 35
    - 24

    added by murphycat
    Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 56
    - 61

    added by murphycat
    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

    ) open
  24. 24
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    - 128


    George Clooney, Jared Padalecki, Julianna Margulies

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 67
    - 70


    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 49
    - 22

    ranked low on reranks & added by murphycat
    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 44
    - 22

    added by murphycat
    Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 38
    - 25

    added by murphycat
    Jack Klugman, Robert Ito, Garry Walberg

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  29. 29
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    - 25

    added by murphycat
    Meat Loaf, Helen Reddy, Wolfman Jack

    ) open
  30. 30
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    - 80


    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

    ) open
  31. 31
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    - 116


    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 29
    - 19

    added by murphycat
    Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 66
    - 77


    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

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  34. 34
    + 58
    - 64


    Denzel Washington, Mark Harmon, Howie Mandel

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 31
    - 16

    added by murphycat
    Ronald Reagan, Walt Disney, Art Linkletter

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 30
    - 30

    added by murphycat
    Ginnifer Goodwin, Julie Bowen, Justin Long

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 91
    - 99


    Yvonne Strahovski, Matt Bomer, Linda Hamilton

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 26
    - 18

    added by murphycat
    Rod Serling, Gary Collins

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 34
    - 4

    ranked low on reranks & added by MimoNielsen
    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 79
    - 51


    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 30
    - 26

    added by murphycat
    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 25
    - 25

    added by murphycat
    Cameron Mitchell, Leif Erickson, Linda Cristal

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 63
    - 68


    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 24
    - 17

    added by murphycat
    Bruce Lee, Raymond Burr, Don Galloway

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 27
    - 27

    added by murphycat
    George Clooney, Ashley Judd, Sela Ward

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 36
    - 14

    added by murphycat
    June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 69
    - 52

    added by Umberhaven
    James Spader, Parminder Nagra, Megan Boone

    ) open
  48. 48
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    - 53

    added by Umberhaven
    Dean Stockwell, Scott Bakula, Deborah Pratt

    ) open
  49. 49
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    - 81

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 32
    - 17

    added by murphycat
    Tony Shalhoub, Amy Yasbeck, Thomas Haden Church

    ) open
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