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The Office, Scrubs and 30 Rock are three of the best shows on television, they’re all broadcast by NBC on Thursday nights, and they all made their post-strike returns to our screens just a few days ago.

These three shows have all received Peabody Awards in recent years, and given the chance I’ll happily go on about how important good comedy is.

NBC has a strange place in my heart, and although its unfair to judge any network by the sum of its parts, its undeniable that NBC has some amazing individual programs, and from this outsiders opinion appears to foster quality in its programming, sometimes at the expense of immediate ratings gratification.

Whether its The Office, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Friday Night Lights, or Saturday Night Live, no other network delivers as much of my television content as NBC, which is quite an achievement, and also a little sad that its not an Australian channel.

6 Responses to “Welcome back NBC.”


  • I agree. The American version of The Office is my all-time favourite show… and with Ten being the way it is, it’s better to keep up with it by yourself. If we had it here, it would probably be my favourite network.

    I really like NBC’s presentation too. Top notch.

  • If only NBC had a Thursday night every night, they wouldn’t be so dam well failing.

  • NBC does an awful lot of annoying in-show advertising…

  • i love SNL, and wish that it was broadcast free to air here in OZ.

  • I agree with Peiter, they can be very heavy handed at dictating programme content to suit their commercial agenda. Take for example the cringeworthy ‘Green Week’ last Autumn, every sitcom was forced to shoehorn in some reference to environmental friendliness. Naturally, only 30 Rock came out of it with dignity!

  • NBC.. quality? *shocked* I found myself watching either FOX, CBS or ABC. And plus their on screen promotions was hellish.

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