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These are the very best 1960s ABC dramas, ranked by user votes. The best ABC dramas came in all shapes and sizes... in a matter of speaking. Some of the top 1960s drama shows relied heavily on largely relatable human drama while other 60s ABC dramas through caution to the wind and hit their audiences with non-stop action. It should also be noted that the greatest ABC dramas were on the receiving end of  multiple Emmy Awards.

Which shows will you find on this best ABC dramas list? The Fugitive had fans on the edge of their seats in the 1960s. This good 60s ABC drama even inspired the 1993 film starring Harrison Ford. The Avengers and Peyton Place are other great 60s ABC drama shows.

The Mod Squad premiered on ABC in 1968 and went on to air for five seasons. Other good shows that are featured on this top 60s ABC dramas list include Ben Casey, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and It Takes a Thief.

Do you have a favorite ABC drams from the 1960s? Give the best series a thumbs up!

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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
The Fugitive William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series created in the 1960s. The Avengers initially focused on Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed. Hendry left after the first series and ...more

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Combat! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Combat! Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during ...more

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The Mod Squad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
The Mod Squad Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August 23, 1973. It stars Michael Cole as Peter "Pete" Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, ...more

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Ben Casey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Ben Casey Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ...more

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The F.B.I. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
The F.B.I. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Marvin Miller The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa ...more

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The Courtship of Eddie's Fathe... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
The Courtship of Eddie's Father Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz, Miyoshi Umeki The Courtship of Eddie's Father is an American television sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on the book written by Mark Toby. It tells the story of a widower, Tom ...more

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It Takes a Thief is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
It Takes a Thief Robert Wagner, Malachi Throne It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for three seasons between January 9, 1968, and March 24, 1970. It stars Robert Wagner in his television debut ...more

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Honey West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Honey West Anne Francis, Irene Hervey, John Ericson Honey West is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC during the 1965–1966 television season. Based upon a series of novels that had launched in 1957, the series starred Anne ...more

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Twelve O'Clock High is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Twelve O'Clock High Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson 12 O'Clock High is an American drama series set in World War II. This TV series originally broadcast on ABC-TV for two-and-one-half TV seasons from September 18, 1964, through January 13, 1967; ...more

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Court Martial is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Court Martial Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren Court Martial is an ITC Entertainment and Roncom Productions co-production crime drama TV series that premiered in 1966. Set during World War II, the series details the investigations of a Judge ...more

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Surfside 6 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Surfside 6 Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Richard Crane Surfside 6 is an ABC television series which aired from 1960 to 1962. The show centered on a Miami Beach detective agency set on a houseboat and featured Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield II; Van ...more

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Peyton Place is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Peyton Place Mia Farrow, Leslie Nielsen, Ryan O'Neal Peyton Place is an American prime-time soap opera which aired on ABC in half-hour episodes from September 15, 1964 to June 2, 1969. Based upon the 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, ...more

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The Rat Patrol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
The Rat Patrol Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden The Rat Patrol is an American action and adventure television series that aired on ABC between 1966 and 1968. The show follows the exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one ...more

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N.Y.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
N.Y.P.D. Jack Warden^! Robert Hooks^! Frank Converse N.Y.P.D. is the title of a half-hour American television crime drama of the 1960s set in the context of the New York City Police Department. The program appeared on the ABC network during the ...more

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Felony Squad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Felony Squad Howard Duff, Dennis Cole, Ben Alexander Felony Squad is a half-hour television crime drama originally broadcast on the ABC network from September 12, 1966 to January 31, 1969, a span encompassing seventy-three episodes.

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Burke's Law is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Burke's Law Gene Barry, Regis Toomey, Gary Conway Burke's Law is an American detective series that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965 and was revived on CBS in the 1990s. The show starred Gene Barry as Amos Burke, millionaire captain of Los Angeles ...more

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Follow the Sun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Follow the Sun Jayne Mansfield, Tuesday Weld, Gigi Perreau Follow the Sun is an American drama series which ran for thirty episodes on the ABC television network from September 17, 1961, through April 8, 1962.

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Bus Stop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1960s ABC Dramas
Bus Stop Richard Anderson, Marilyn Maxwell, Joan Freeman Bus Stop is a 26-episode American drama which aired on ABC from October 1, 1961, until March 25, 1962, starring Marilyn Maxwell as Grace Sherwood, the owner of a bus station and diner in the ...more