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NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

Aug. 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM   |   Comments

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. network NBC says it plans to air a special featuring laugh-out-loud scenes from the greatest television shows of all time next month.

"TV's Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special" is to premiere Sept. 1.

"With 60 years of hilarious television show moments to choose from, the special focuses on the top 30 funniest moments -- ranked in a countdown format and leading to No. 1 -- in television history," the network said in a release Tuesday.

Shows featured on the program include "Seinfeld," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Simpsons," "Friends," "Will & Grace," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Cheers," "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock," "The Cosby Show" and "Modern Family," as well as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "I Love Lucy," "The Carol Burnett Show" and "All in the Family."

Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Matthew Perry, Betty White, Lucille Ball, Neil Patrick Harris, Jerry Seinfeld, Johnny Galecki, Dan Castellaneta, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Ted Danson, Michael J. Fox, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen are just a few of the many performers who will be spotlighted in memorable moments. Comic gems will also feature Christina Applegate, Eric McCormack, Tony Danza, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinksi, Brad Garrett, Phil Hartman, Jane Kaczmarek, Katey Sagal and more.

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