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The National Broadcasting Company, or NBC, is the American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center. In May 2004, NBC merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment to form NBC Universal.


NBC was created in 1926, originally as a radio broadcasting company. As television revolutionized the world, NBC began broadcasting television programs.

NBC began airing Heroes in late September of 2006. The series is scheduled for broadcast in several other countries.



Laura Lancaster reports on an Odessa train wreck. Laura Lancaster is the real life senior vice president of NBC's drama and cable programming.


A male student at Union Wells High School wears a Battlestar Galactica shirt. Battlestar Galactica began airing on the NBC-affiliated SciFi Channel in 2003 and later on NBC in 2004.


Angela Bromstad reports on Jackie's murder. Angela Bromstad is the real life president of NBC Universal Television Studios.

Graphic Novel:Road Kill

Sylar hitchhikes with a trucker from the "Northeast Brewing Company". The brewing company's name can be abbreviated "NBC".

Graphic Novel:War Buddies, Part 1

While in her loft, Hana reviews electronic communication from various places, including an NBC program and the NBC peacock.

Later, the television in Le Bar shows Brian Williams (misspelled as "Brain Williams") on NBC Nightly News reporting on the Nathan Petrelli's Congressional campaign out of New York City.


In the background of the dog show that Mr. Muggles watches, the logo for NBC is seen passing by.

Fight or Flight

Monica watches the "Martial Arts Movie of the Week" on "Brava". In real life, "Bravo" is an NBC Universal-owned cable television channel which sometimes shares programming with NBC.


A microphone with the MSNBC logo is visible in Nathan's press conference.

Graphic Novel:Faces, Part 1

Thompson, Jr. tells Connie that he wouldn't mind being stranded on MILF Island with her. MILF Island is the title of the April 10, 2008 episode of 30 Rock, produced by NBC. MILF Island is also the title of a reality show spoof featured on 30 Rock.

The Second Coming

Bruce Evans reports on the shooting at Nathan's press conference. Bruce Evans is the real life senior vice president of NBC.

The Butterfly Effect

When he first meets Matt, Usutu wears a Universal Studios t-shirt.


Peter arranges to meet Noah at 4001 Nebraska Avenue in Washington, D.C., which is the address of both WRC-TV, the local NBC affiliate, and NBC News's Washington bureau.

Graphic Novel:Rebellion, Part 3

A billboard has the peacock logo on it.

Once Upon a Time in Texas

Hiro wears a Knight Rider t-shirt.

Brave New World

Don insists on watching an episode of The Biggest Loser. Caspar Abraham dismisses the show as schadenfreude.



See Also

  • For references to NBC's television show Crossing Jordan, see Crossing Jordan.
  • For references to NBC and SyFy's television show Battlestar Galactica, see Battlestar Galactica.
  • For references to NBC's television show Las Vegas, see Las Vegas (TV series).
  • For references to NBC's television show Quantum Leap, see Quantum Leap.
  • For references to NBC and SyFy's several television shows from the Star Trek franchise, see Star Trek.

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