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The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

Updated April 1, 2021 32.6k votes 4.6k voters 90.9k views107 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 Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

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    Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

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    Community

    Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs

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    Parks and Recreation

    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir

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    Saturday Night Live

    Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon

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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

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    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

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    Frasier

    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves

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    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    30 Rock

    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin

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    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

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    Scrubs

    Zach Braff, Donald Faison

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    Quantum Leap

    Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell

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    I Dream of Jeannie

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman

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    Night Court

    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

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    ER

    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney

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    The West Wing

    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

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    Get Smart

    Don Adams, Barbara Feldon

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