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The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite NBC comedies that aired in the '90s

The 90s were a great time for NBC TV shows. It was truly "must see TV." These are the best 1990s NBC comedy shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good 90s NBC comedies found humor in relationships, while others derived laughs from the workplace. All of the funniest NBC comedy shows featured memorable characters guaranteed to make viewers smile.

What shows will you find on this best 1990s NBC comedy shows list? Of course, Seinfeld appears near the top of the heap. For nine hilarious seasons, Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine proved that nothing is funnier than a show about nothing. Friends is another good show that appeared on NBC in the 1990s.

Will Smith shared the “story all about how his life got flipped-turned upside down” on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Other great shows that are featured on this top 1990s NBC comedy shows list include Mad About You, Blossom and Frasier.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

Premiered: 1990

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

Premiered: 1994

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
ChloeFletcher added Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

Premiered: 1985

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

Premiered: 1989

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

Premiered: 1984

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Premiered: 1982

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Premiered: 1993

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

Premiered: 1984

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Saved by the Bell: The C... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Dustin Diamond

Premiered: 1993

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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Premiered: 1998

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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow

Premiered: 1992

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Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard

Premiered: 1990

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Blossom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ, Joey Lawrence

Premiered: 1990

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Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal

Premiered: 1997

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News Radio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
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The Jeff Foxworthy Show ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Jeff Foxworthy, Haley Joel Osment, Ann Cusack

Premiered: 1995

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Brotherly Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBC Comedies of the 1990s
Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Liz Vassey

Premiered: 1995

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