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List of popular NBC shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the best NBC TV shows, which includes both current and canceled series. The best NBC TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on NBC, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This includes some of today's most popular shows, like Community, Parks & Recreation and Law & Order SVU. Programs like 30 Rock and The Office, though recently cancelled, are considered some of the best, most influential TV shows in history. Let's not forget about television classics like Seinfeld, the original Law & Order, Family Ties, Miami Vice, ER and Cheers. These are among the best TV shows ever due their timelessness, clever plotlines and memorable characters.

Television fans in different locations grew up with NBC on different channels, but most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite NBC TV shows sink to the bottom of the list!

The list of top NBC television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the NBC network, even ones that have had their time or have been cancelled. Use this factual list to build one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.
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501 355
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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2
613 298
Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

3
366 274
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

4
330 317
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Umberhaven added Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

5
492 211
The Office is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

6
297 310
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

7
267 283
Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

8
267 289
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

9
233 181
The Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson

10
198 132
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

11
276 189
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

12
181 209
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

13
196 241
The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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202 235
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

15
156 194
Late Night with David Letterma... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Late Night with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld

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135 135
Columbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Columbo Peter Falk^! Mike Lally^! John Finnegan

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162 215
Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

18
179 213
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

19
250 167
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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219 222
ER is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
ER Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

21
103 219
L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

22
182 194
Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

23
146 159
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

24
173 81
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
shortstop added Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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207 213
Community is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

26
277 154
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

27
114 152
NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
NewsRadio Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick

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117 101
Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

29
87 108
Quincy, M.E. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Quincy, M.E. Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito

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102 113
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Mad About You Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow

31
187 139
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Umberhaven added The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

32
164 115
I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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60 123
SCTV Channel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added SCTV Channel Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

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96 100
Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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173 151
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Will & Grace Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

36
137 121
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Umberhaven added Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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91 57
The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
MimoNielsen added The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

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96 79
Walt Disney's Wonderful World ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees

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61 114
The Midnight Special is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added The Midnight Special Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer

40
93 75
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

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119 146
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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115 65
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
MimoNielsen added Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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55 31
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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95 140
St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
St. Elsewhere Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

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181 184
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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130 158
Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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49 21
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

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61 58
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
riyachopra1505 added How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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59 88
Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Night Gallery Rod Serling, Gary Collins

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123 156
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Umberhaven added Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz