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The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked 

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Updated October 29, 2019 9k votes 890 voters 4.1k views 62 items

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These are the best 2010s ABC dramas, ranked by user votes. These ABC dramas left an indelible mark on the television genre. The top 2010s drama shows feature a great mix of of storylines. From medical dramas to crime stories to adventures set in the Marvel Universe. What are the greatest 2010s ABC dramas? Vote for your favorites.

Which shows will you find on this best 2010s ABC dramas list? By combining real life drama with classic fairy tales, Once Upon a Time has grown to become one of ABCs most popular shows. Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Robert Carlyle lead this talented cast. Nashville is another great '10s ABC drama. The medical drama Grey's Anatomy had already aired six seasons by the start of the decade, and was set to be still going strong at the end of 2019.

Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, is a fan favorite when it comes to 2010s ABC dramas. Other top shows that appear on this good 2010s ABC dramas list include Secrets & Lies, Pan Am and Body of Proof.

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 16

Number of Episodes: 356

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents as they gradually evolve into seasoned ...more

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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
The Good Doctor Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez

Premiered: 2017

The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon ...more

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Station 19 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Station 19 Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon

Premiered: 2018

Station 19 (ABC, 2018) is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee, and the second spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. The professional and personal lives of a group of heroic ...more
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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short

Premiered: 2012

Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more

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How to Get Away with Mur... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

Premiered: 2014

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American legal thriller television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five ...more

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 44

Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 105

Castle (ABC, 2009) is an American crime-comedy-drama television series created by Andrew W. Marlowe. A homicide detective (Stana Katic) reluctantly works with a best-selling mystery novelist ...more

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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter
The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 44

Revenge (ABC, 2011) is an American drama television series created by Mike Kelley. An emotionally troubled young woman sets out to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

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A Million Little Things ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco

Premiered: 2018

A Million Little Things (ABC, 2018) is an American family drama television series created by D. J. Nash. A group of friends intertwined in each other's lives all realize they need to start ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin

Premiered: 2015

Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto
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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 21

Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan, and Connie ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

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Stumptown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal

Premiered: 2019

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Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz
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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj
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Rookie Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 42

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For the People is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Britt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ben Rappaport
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Mistresses is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 3

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Body of Proof is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 42

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The Catch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Alimi Ballard
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Grand Hotel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Demian Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez, Denyse Tontz
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Pan Am is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 14

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Once Upon a Time in Wond... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Dramas of the 2010s, Ranked
Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

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