90 Years of NBC Television

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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE -- "The Campout" Episode 9 -- Aired 11/19/1975 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alison Arngrim as Nellie Oleson, Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Chico and the Man" provided a comedy showcase for the late Freddie Prinze. It was one of the first mainstream network shows to feature a Latino in a lead role.
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Considered radical TV in its day, the story of two African-American boys adopted by a rich white family brought the phrase "What you Talking 'bout Willis" into the American lexicon. The show starred Todd Bridges and Gary Coleman.
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Before he was major movie star Will Smith introduced a new brand of cool to Bel-Air as the star of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Alfonso Ribeiro and Karyn Parsons co-starred.
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The "Golden Girls" may be gone but they're not forgotten as show-themed restaurants are becoming the rage. The program starred Bea Arthur as Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak, Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Betty White as Rose Nylund, Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Hill Street Blues' bought a gritty realism to police work and introduced flawed cops with relatable problems in and out of uniform.
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Like the Energizer bunny it's the show that keeps going and going and going. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" stars Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson.
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We watched Melissa Gilbert grow up in front of our eyes on "Little House on the Prairie."
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Bad-attitude cops, fast cars and pastel suits. Television had never seen anything quite like "Miami Voice" starring Philip Michael Thomas as Detective Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs and Don Johnson as Detective James 'Sonny' Crockett.
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65 years and still going strong. Matt Lauer recently celebrated 20 years in the anchor chair.
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Ah President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet, where are you when we need you? Martin Sheen starred along with Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn.
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The best news about "Will & Grace" is that the gang will soon be returning with new episodes. Pictured: (l-r) Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker, Debra Messing as Grace Adler, Eric McCormack as Will Truman
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The show that got Mr. T out of the boxing ring with Rocky and into America's living rooms. The "A-Team" also starred Dwight Schultz as 'Howling Mad' Murdock and George Peppard as John 'Hannibal' Smith.
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Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name..right? The show starred Ted Danson and was responsible for a long-running spinoff "Frazier" starring Kelsey Grammer.
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Before George Clooney was movie star he was putting on the scrubs in the ER alongside Noah Wyle as John Carter; Sherry Stringfield as Susan Lewis; Anthony Edwards as Mark Greene; Julianna Margulies as Carol Hathaway; and Eriq La Salle as Peter Benton.
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Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller.
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Steve Carell brought his special brand of crazy to "The Office," co-starring John Krasinski as Jim Halpert and Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute.
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Lauren Graham as Sarah Braverman and Craig T. Nelson as Zeek Braverman enjoyed a long run as stars on "Parenthood."
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Former professional basketball player Magic Johnson during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on February 13, 2017
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