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List of the best ABC shows of all time, ranked by fans who watch them live or as re-runs. Since its acceptance into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has been a vital part in molding character and asserting social influence. We have seen Elvis and The Beatles perform, and watched the launch of space shuttles into orbit; TV is deeply ingrained into our social lexicon. What are the best ABC TV series ever?

In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women of all ages to determine the greatest shows ever to air on the American Broadcasting Corporation, aka ABC. The transmission of moving images through television has allowed the public to live vicariously through stories of imagination and also seem themselves reflected in stories more based in reality. From cartoons to variety programs, daytime dramas to primetime sitcoms, TV gives us a myriad of programs from which to be endlessly entertained and informed. Answering the question, “What is the best ABC show of all time?”, this list includes top TV favorites shows like Roseanne, The Wonder Years, Matlock, and The Price is Right

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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+ - 285 212
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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+ - 242 151
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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+ - 234 138
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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+ - 183 195
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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+ - 181 178
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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+ - 173 173
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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+ - 139 172
Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Who's the Boss? Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano

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+ - 157 168
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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+ - 100 106
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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+ - 124 161
Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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+ - 116 134
The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Price Is Right Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson

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+ - 113 151
Batman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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+ - 107 146
Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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+ - 129 159
Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time

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+ - 101 152
MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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+ - 101 146
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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+ - 90 150
Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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+ - 67 86
The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Drew Carey Show Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles

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+ - 84 131
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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+ - 121 149
Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

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+ - 74 131
Leave It to Beaver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Leave It to Beaver Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley

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+ - 83 146
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US) Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer

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+ - 71 147
Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Charlie's Angels Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, Robert Wagner

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+ - 73 136
The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Odd Couple Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall

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+ - 65 133
Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Dynasty John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins

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American Bandstand Dick Clark

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+ - 60 137
Matlock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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+ - 27 42
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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+ - 5 1
Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

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Roots is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Roots LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Robert Reed

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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj

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+ - 56 135
NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
NYPD Blue Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

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+ - 66 128
My So-Called Life is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
My So-Called Life Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes

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+ - 44 139
Maverick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Maverick Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

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+ - 35 136
All My Children is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
All My Children Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew

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+ - 32 138
thirtysomething is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
thirtysomething Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris

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+ - 30 135
One Life to Live is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
One Life to Live Hayden Panettiere, Kourtney Kardashian, Marcia Cross

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+ - 28 135
The Commish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Commish Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen

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+ - 19 139
Ryan's Hope is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Ryan's Hope Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Mary-Louise Parker