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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    most listed
    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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    Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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    the people's #1 & added by Umberhaven
    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    often listed
    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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    David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld

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    Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan

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    John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

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    Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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    Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

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    Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

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    Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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    Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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    Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick

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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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    Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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    Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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    Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito

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    Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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    added by murphycat
    Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow

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    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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    Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer

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    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

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    added by murphycat
    Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees

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    added by MimoNielsen
    Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

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    added by murphycat
    Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

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    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    added by Umberhaven
    David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

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    added by murphycat
    Rod Serling, Gary Collins

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    Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

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    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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