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The Best 1990s NBC Shows  

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These are the best 1990s NBC shows ranked by user votes. The 1990s was a great time for NBC television programs. Some of the best 1990s NBC shows were dramas and other good 90s NBC series were  unforgettable comedies. Many of the greatest 1990s NBC TV shows are still popular to this day with syndicated reruns. A few of them are even considered the greatest TV shows of all time. Fans will also enjoy the best 90s after school shows and the best 90s CBS shows

What shows appear near the top of this best 1990s NBC shows list? Seinfeld is widely considered to be the best NBC sitcoms of the 90s, or any decade. This “show about nothing” found hilarity in the lives of four single friends living their day-to-day lives in New York City. Friends is another good show that aired on NBC in the 1990s.

When it comes to great NBC dramas from the 90s, it doesn't get much better than ER, which premiered in 1994. Other great series that are featured on this top 1990s NBC shows list include Mad About You, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Law & Order.

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards
Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more
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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan
The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more
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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce
Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more
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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more
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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Sachin Bhatnagar added Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern
The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more
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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt
Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 1989 through May 1993. Created by Donald P. Bellisario, it starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam ...more
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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in ...more
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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston
3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very ...more
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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, ...more
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ER is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and ...more
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Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Smith
Unsolved Mysteries is an American television program, hosted by Robert Stack from 1987 to 2002 and later by Dennis Farina starting in 2008. The show was broadcast first as specials in 1987, then ...more
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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll
Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan court, presided over by the young, ...more
15
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more
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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow
Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. The show starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.
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Wings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard
Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, the show is set at the fictional "Tom ...more
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Sachin Bhatnagar added David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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Blossom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ, Joey Lawrence
Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from July 5, 1990 to May 22, 1995. Don Reo created the series which starred Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo, a teenager living with her father and ...more
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Matlock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, ...more
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NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick
NewsRadio is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1995 to 1999, focusing on the work lives of the staff of an AM news station. The series was created by executive ...more
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Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal
Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with 148 episodes produced. The show was created by Steven Levitan, ...more
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Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Dustin Diamond
Saved by the Bell: The College Years is a sequel to the Saved by the Bell series which ran from May 22, 1993 to February 8, 1994, lasting one season. It was the third incarnation of the ...more
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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Sachin Bhatnagar added Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery
Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on ABC from September 19, 1989 to July 28, 1993, totaling 97 episodes. Created by Steven Bochco and ...more
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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy
A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of ...more