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The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite NBC comedies that aired in the 2000s

These are the best 2000s NBC comedy shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good 2000s NBC comedies find humor in relationships, while others derive laughs from the workplace. All of the funniest NBC comedy shows featured memorable characters that will forever be remembered by fans and TV historians alike.

What shows will you find on this best 2000s NBC comedy shows list? Tina Fey turned her Saturday Night Live experience into big laughs with the hit show 30 Rock. Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski also starred in this hilarious series which ran from 2006 – 2013. Will & Grace was another good show that aired on NBC in the 2000s.

The Office used documentary style camera-work to add extra flair during its nine season run. Other great shows featured on this top 2000s NBC comedy shows list include Just Shoot Me!, Friends and My Name Is Earl.

Which 2000s NBC comedies do you think are the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 236

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy, Romance

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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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 264

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Farce, Comedy

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 201

Network: Global Television Network, NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Romantic comedy, + more

The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 139

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 228

Network: NBC, Lifetime Television

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 28

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama, + more

Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 181

Network: American Broadcasting Company, NBC

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, + more

Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 138

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

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Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 148

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 96

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

My Name Is Earl is an American television comedy series created by Greg Garcia that aired on the NBC television network from September 20, 2005, to May 14, 2009, in the United States. It was ...more

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Community is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 84

Network: Comedy Central, NBC

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

Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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Good Morning, Miami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Suzanne Pleshette, Nick Offerman, Ashley Williams

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 40

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Good Morning, Miami is a sitcom which ran from 2002 to 2004 on NBC. Created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the show focused on the personal and professional life of Jake, the executive ...more
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Happy Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Jaime Pressly, Christine Baranski, John Larroquette

Premiered: 2003

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Happy Family is an NBC sitcom that debuted in fall of 2003.
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The Michael Richards Sho... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Michael Richards, Tim Meadows, William Devane

Premiered: 2000

Number of Episodes: 9

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done ...more
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The Tracy Morgan Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams, Tamala Jones

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Tracy Morgan Show is an American sitcom that aired from December 2, 2003 to March 20, 2004 on NBC. The series stars Tracy Morgan and Tamala Jones. The show was canceled in its first season ...more
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Inside Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Breckin Meyer, Miriam Shor, Bryan Callen

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Inside Schwartz is an American sitcom starring Breckin Meyer as the titular character. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and National Broadcasting Company and first aired on ...more
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Three Sisters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Dyan Cannon, A. J. Langer, Vicki Lewis

Premiered: 2001

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Three Sisters is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC for two seasons from January 9, 2001, to February 5, 2002.
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Hidden Hills is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Tamara Taylor, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Paula Marshall

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Hidden Hills is an American sitcom that aired on NBC during the 2002-2003 TV season. Based on the book Surviving Suburbia, the series was created by Peter Segal and Ric Swartzlander. The theme ...more
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Kath & Kim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Selma Blair, Molly Shannon, John Michael Higgins

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 17

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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In-Laws is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
In-Laws Jean Smart, Bonnie Somerville, Dennis Farina

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 15

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

In-Laws is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 2002 until January 2003. The series starred Bonnie Somerville, Jean Smart, Elon Gold, and Dennis Farina.
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Whoopi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Whoopi (2003) (TV Series)

Premiered: 2003

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Whoopi is an American situation comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, that aired on Tuesdays from September 9, 2003, on NBC to April 20, 2004. The series revolved around the events and people at her ...more
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Watching Ellie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Comedy Shows
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Carell, Jane Lynch

Premiered: 2002

Number of Episodes: 19

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Watching Ellie is an American sitcom that starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus and was created by her husband, Brad Hall. It aired on NBC from February 2002 to May 2003, though only sixteen episodes were ...more