Sitcoms The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time  

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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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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Umberhaven added Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger 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 Office is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer 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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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan 30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke 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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The Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. ...more

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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney 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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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Late Night with David Letterma... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld Late Night with David Letterman is a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC that was created and hosted by David Letterman. It premiered in 1982 as the first incarnation of the Late Night ...more

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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ER is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police ...more

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito Taxi is an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series—which won 18 Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series—focuses ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
shortstop added Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman 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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Columbo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan Columbo is an American television series starring Peter Falk as a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The character and show, created by William Link and Richard Levinson, ...more

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1982 until May 14, 1989. The series, created by Gary David Goldberg, reflected the move in the United States from the ...more

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L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained ...more

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Community is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover 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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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly 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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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Umberhaven added James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry ...more

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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added 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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Quincy, M.E. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County ...more

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I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom ...more

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

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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and ...more

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Umberhaven added 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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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
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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Walt Disney's Wonderful World ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color is a action adventure biography TV series.

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The Midnight Special is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
riyachopra1505 added Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show is an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959, to June 27, 1964, on the ABC and NBC television networks. Produced by Jay ...more

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by ...more

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
MimoNielsen added 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

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez 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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St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama black comedy television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982, to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
Umberhaven added David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more

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Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time
murphycat added Rod Serling, Gary Collins Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The ...more