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The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

Updated November 16, 2020 30.9k votes 4.1k voters 85.0k views100 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on NBC.

This list of the top current and canceled NBC shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best NBC TV shows of all time includes old NBC shows, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list. Answering the question, “What is the best NBC show of all time?”, this list includes top TV favorites shows like Seinfeld, the original Law & Order, Family Ties, Miami Vice, and Cheers. These are among the best TV shows ever due their timelessness, clever plotlines and memorable characters.

In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC and NBC is still home to some of the best shows on television today. If you're interested in funny shows then there’s everything from Community to Parks & Recreation. If procedurals are your thing, then NBC has got your back with Law & Order: SVU. For fans of drama, NBC has series like The Blacklist and ER.

What are the best NBC TV series ever? Vote up the best NBC shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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  • 1
    The Office
    1,452
    394

    The Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

    Premiered2005

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  • 2
    Seinfeld
    889
    723

    Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Premiered1989

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  • 3
    Friends
    1,100
    753

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

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  • 4
    The Blacklist
    324
    242

    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

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  • 5
    Parks and Recreation
    694
    236

    Parks and Recreation

    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir

    Premiered2009

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  • 6
    Frasier
    384
    293

    Frasier

    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves

    Premiered1993

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  • 7
    Community
    438
    301

    Community

    Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs

    Premiered2009

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  • 8
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    464
    218

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

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  • 9
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
    311
    292

    Premiered1962

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  • 10
    Saturday Night Live
    587
    529

    Saturday Night Live

    Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon

    Premiered1975

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  • 11
    The Golden Girls
    370
    288

    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

    Premiered1985

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  • 12
    Cheers
    480
    493

    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

    Premiered1982

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  • 13
    Star Trek: The Original Series
    286
    289

    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1966

  • 14
    I Dream of Jeannie
    181
    156

    I Dream of Jeannie

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman

    Premiered1965

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  • 15
    30 Rock
    450
    453

    30 Rock

    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin

    Premiered2006

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  • 16
    Chuck
    218
    203

    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

    Premiered2007

  • 17
    Quantum Leap
    162
    160

    Quantum Leap

    Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell

    Premiered1989

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  • 18
    Will & Grace
    214
    203

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    Premiered1998

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  • 19
    Night Court
    157
    108

    Night Court

    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

    Premiered1984

  • 20
    Scrubs
    379
    418

    Scrubs

    Zach Braff, Donald Faison

    Premiered2001

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  • 21
    ER
    273
    279

    ER

    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney

    Premiered1994

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  • 22
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    162
    23

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Premiered2013

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  • 23
    Get Smart
    156
    154

    Get Smart

    Don Adams, Barbara Feldon

    Premiered1965

  • 24
    Grimm
    143
    166

    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell

    Premiered2011

  • 25
    Family Ties
    207
    218

    Family Ties

    Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross

    Premiered1982