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The Best 2000s NBC Shows 

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Updated June 15, 2019 2k votes 347 voters 3k views 40 items

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These are the best 2000s NBC shows ranked by user votes. The 2000s was a great time for NBC television programs. Some of the best 2000s NBC shows were dramas and other good 2000s NBC series were comedies. Obviously. But regardless of genre, there were some great shows on NBC in the 2000s. Many of the greatest 2000s NBC TV shows are still popular to this day with syndicated reruns.

What shows appear near the top of this best 2000s NBC shows list? The Office had viewers laughing out loud with Michael Scott's antics as soon as the first episode premiered in 2005. Although this great NBC sitcom hilariously mirrored American office jobs, the show was based on the UK series of the same name created by Ricky Gervais. 30 Rock is another good show that aired on NBC in the 2000s.

Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks garnered a cult following before it was cancelled in 2000, making it an even bigger hit with reruns. Other great shows that are featured on the top 2000s NBC shows list include The West Wing, Just Shoot Me! and Frasier.

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary

The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg Daniels, based on the 2001 British series. Led by manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the office ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

Premiered: 2009

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

Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a perky mid-level bureaucrat, and her ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Frasier (NBC, 1993) is an American sitcom television series created by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee, and a spinoff of Cheers. After his divorce, psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane ...more

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ER is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Drama, Medical fiction

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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Community is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Community (NBC, 2009) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon. After being disbarred for faking his college degree, a narcissist lawyer (Joel McHale) enrolls in community ...more

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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Political drama, Drama, Serial drama

The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set ...more

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire

30 Rock (NBC, 2006) is an American satirical sitcom television series created by Tina Fey. Head writer Liz Lemon (Fey) tries to run her sketch comedy show, while dealing with an arrogant boss ...more

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Medical drama

Scrubs (NBC, 2001) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence. In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) ...more

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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

Premiered: 2005

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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, + more

Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. When a twenty-something computer geek (Zachary Levi) inadvertently downloads ...more

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Comedy-drama

Freaks and Geeks (NBC, 1999) is an American teen comedy-drama television series created by Paul Feig. A gifted high schooler (Linda Cardellini) starts hanging out with a group of burnouts, while ...more

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Law & Order: Crimina... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal

This show is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it was also primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and René Balcer, the ...more

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Crossing Jordan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Legal

Crossing Jordan is an American television drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001 to May 16, 2007. It stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a forensic pathologist ...more

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Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Josh Duhamel, James Caan, James Lesure

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Adventure film, + more

Las Vegas is an American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008. The show focuses on a team of people working at the fictional Montecito Resort & ...more
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Medium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Procedural drama, Drama, Mystery, + more

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Medium is an American television drama series that premiered on NBC on January 3, 2005, ending its run on that network on June 1, 2009. The series then moved to CBS on September 25, 2009, airing ...more

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Adam Vinnie Campetti added John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more

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Third Watch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Medical fiction

Third Watch is an American drama series which first aired on NBC from 1999 to 2005, for a total of 132 episodes, broadcast in six seasons of 22 episodes each. The show was set and filmed in New ...more

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Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart
Knight Rider is a 2008 television film which was created to serve as a backdoor pilot for the new Knight Rider television series, a revival of the series of the same name which aired during the ...more
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Studio 60 on the Sunset ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford

Premiered: 2006

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

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Joey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Joey is an American sitcom, a spin-off from Friends, which stars Matt LeBlanc reprising his role as Joey Tribbiani. It premiered on the NBC television network, on September 9, 2004, in the ...more
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Providence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell, Seth Peterson

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Drama, Medical fiction

Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
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Boomtown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Lana Parrilla, Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Mystery, + more

Boomtown was a U.S. television action/drama series produced by NBC. Created by Graham Yost, the show's title is a nickname for its setting, Los Angeles, California.

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Good Morning, Miami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Suzanne Pleshette, Nick Offerman, Ashley Williams

Premiered: 2002

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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American Dreams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s NBC Shows
Gail O'Grady, Tom Verica, Brittany Snow

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama

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