The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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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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    Cheers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    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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    Friends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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    30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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    The Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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    David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld

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    Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    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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    Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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    Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 13 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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    3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 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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    Taxi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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    The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    Columbo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Columbo Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan

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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    ER is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    ER Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

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    L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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    Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

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    Frasier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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    My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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    SCTV Channel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    SCTV Channel Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

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    Community is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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    I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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    NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    NewsRadio Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick

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    Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Quincy, M.E. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Quincy, M.E. Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito

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    Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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    Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Mad About You Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow

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    Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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    The Midnight Special is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    The Midnight Special Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer

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    Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Will & Grace Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

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    Night Court is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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    Chuck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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    Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

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    The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

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    Walt Disney's Wonderful World ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees

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    St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    St. Elsewhere Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

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    Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Knight Rider David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

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    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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    Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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    Night Gallery Rod Serling, Gary Collins

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    The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    The Monkees Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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    Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 49 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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    Lost is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time


    Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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