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The Best 1990s NBC Shows

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List RulesVote up your favorite NBC TV series that aired in the '90s

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.

Do you have a favorite 1990s NBC show? Give the best series a thumbs up!

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  • 1
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    195
    91

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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  • 2
    The Golden Girls
    189
    83

    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

    Premiered1985

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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  • 3
    Seinfeld
    209
    111

    Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Cheers
    161
    86

    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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  • 5
    Friends
    210
    117

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

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  • 6
    Frasier
    182
    81

    Frasier

    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

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  • 7
    Law & Order
    116
    94

    Law & Order

    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Legal drama, Legal

    Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    The Cosby Show
    123
    100

    The Cosby Show

    Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Quantum Leap
    121
    100

    Quantum Leap

    Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Procedural drama, Drama, Science Fiction

    Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Night Court
    104
    80

    Night Court

    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Legal

    Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    ER
    107
    92

    ER

    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama, Medical fiction

    ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Wings
    95
    86

    Wings

    Tim Daly, Steven Weber

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Mad About You
    100
    87

    Mad About You

    Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    3rd Rock from the Sun
    113
    103

    3rd Rock from the Sun

    John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

    3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Wonder Years
    104
    43

    The Wonder Years

    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Will & Grace
    107
    112

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Unsolved Mysteries
    66
    22

    Unsolved Mysteries

    Robert Stack, Dennis Farina

    Premiered1987

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Reality television

    Unsolved Mysteries (NBC, 1987) is an American mystery documentary television show created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Just Shoot Me!
    72
    99

    Just Shoot Me!

    Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    NewsRadio
    68
    86

    NewsRadio

    Dave Foley, Stephen Root

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    NewsRadio is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1995 to 1999,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Matlock
    74
    89

    Matlock

    Andy Griffith, Linda Purl

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Police procedural, Drama, Comedy-drama, Legal drama, Legal

    Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    The X-Files
    84
    65

    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action

    The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Blossom
    80
    80

    Blossom

    Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from July 5, 1990 to May 22, 1995. Don Reo... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    A Different World
    60
    95

    A Different World

    Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison

    Premiered1987

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    A Different World (NBC, 1987) is an American sitcom created by Bill Cosby, and a spin-off of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Freaks and Geeks
    61
    104

    Freaks and Geeks

    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Comedy-drama

    Freaks and Geeks (NBC, 1999) is an American teen comedy-drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Doogie Howser, M.D.
    52
    55

    Doogie Howser, M.D.

    Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Medical fiction

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