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The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

Updated February 16, 2021 32.0k votes 4.4k voters 88.5k views105 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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  • The Office1
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    446

    The Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

    Premiered2005

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  • Seinfeld2
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    Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Premiered1989

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  • Friends3
    1,151
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    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

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  • Parks and Recreation4
    774
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    Parks and Recreation

    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir

    Premiered2009

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  • Community5
    498
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    Community

    Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs

    Premiered2009

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  • Frasier6
    397
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    Frasier

    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves

    Premiered1993

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  • The Blacklist7
    360
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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

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  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air8
    526
    239

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

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  • Saturday Night Live9
    619
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    Saturday Night Live

    Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon

    Premiered1975

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  • Cheers10
    501
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    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

    Premiered1982

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  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson11
    327
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    Premiered1962

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    #146 of 449 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time#108 of 389 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate

  • The Golden Girls12
    385
    316

    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

    Premiered1985

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  • Star Trek: The Original Series13
    301
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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1966

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  • 30 Rock14
    465
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    30 Rock

    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin

    Premiered2006

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  • Quantum Leap15
    177
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    Quantum Leap

    Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell

    Premiered1989

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  • Chuck16
    230
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    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

    Premiered2007

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  • I Dream of Jeannie17
    183
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    I Dream of Jeannie

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman

    Premiered1965

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  • Night Court18
    165
    114

    Night Court

    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

    Premiered1984

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  • Scrubs19
    382
    415

    Scrubs

    Zach Braff, Donald Faison

    Premiered2001

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  • ER20
    273
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    ER

    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney

    Premiered1994

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  • Will & Grace21
    216
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    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    Premiered1998

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  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine22
    231
    31

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Premiered2013

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  • Get Smart23
    161
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    Get Smart

    Don Adams, Barbara Feldon

    Premiered1965

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  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit24
    352
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

    Premiered1999

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  • Law & Order25
    243
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    Law & Order

    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin

    Premiered1990

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