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List Rules Upvote your favorite ABC TV Series that aired in the 2010s

The way we watch TV may be changing, but this list of 2010s ABC shows makes it clear that network television still boasts great programming. These ABC shows of the 2010s are ranked from best to worst according to your votes, and there's no shortage of options to suit your TV tastes. The best 2010s ABC series include hour-long dramas, half-hour comedies, and some reality show standbys.

What are some of the best series that you will find on this good 2010s ABC TV shows list? That's up to you, but Modern Family is worth considering. This sitcom has won dozens of Emmy Awards since it premiered in 2009. The Middle is another great comedy series that appears on this best 2010s ABC shows list.

The 2010s have also good years for ABC dramas. Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and Nashville are all among the most popular ABC series of the 2010s. Fantasy fans also enjoy the ABC series Once Upon a Time, which riffs on familiar fairy tales with clever and dramatic twists.

Which 2010s ABC TV series will be at the top of the list? Vote up your favorite shows and downvote the ones you don't think are worth recommending. If we missed any great series, add them, and if you're a rabid ABC viewer, rerank the list to share your definitive version.
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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla 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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The Middle Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The Goldbergs Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal The Goldbergs is an American television sitcom that premiered on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on ABC. The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. ...more

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan Castle is an American crime drama television series, which premiered on ABC on March 9, 2009. The series is produced jointly by Beacon Pictures and ABC Studios. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, it ...more

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly ...more

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Scandal Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short 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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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Shark Tank Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and a franchise of Dragons' Den. Aspiring entrepreneur-contestants pitch their business idea to a panel ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, ...more

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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Last Man Standing Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney Last Man Standing (ABC, 2011) is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen. The series follows Mike Baxter, a senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor sporting goods ...more

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her ...more

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann Revenge is an American primetime television series that airs on ABC, starring Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp, which debuted on September 21, 2011. During its first season it aired on ...more

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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Dancing with the Stars Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television ...more

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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an upcoming American television series, spinning out of the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name.

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Galavant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Galavant Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones Galavant is an American fairy tale-themed musical comedy television series that was created, written, and executive produced by Dan Fogelman with executive producers Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, ...more

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Nashville Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere 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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Rookie Blue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Rookie Blue Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma Rookie Blue is a Canadian police drama television series starring Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith. It was created by Morwyn Brebner, Tassie Cameron, and Ellen Vanstone. The police drama ...more

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Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Suburgatory Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin Suburgatory is an American sitcom television series created by Emily Kapnek that premiered on ABC on September 28, 2011, and ended on May 14, 2014. The series originally aired on Wednesday ...more

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The Bachelor Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by Chris Harrison. There are three related series: The Bachelorette, ...more

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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
American Crime Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that premiered on ABC on March 5, 2015, airing Thursdays at 10:00 pm. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars ...more

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Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Happy Endings Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton Happy Endings is an American sitcom television series that ran on ABC from April 13, 2011 to May 3, 2013. The single-camera ensemble comedy originally aired as a mid-season replacement with a ...more

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Body of Proof is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Body of Proof Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was ...more

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Don't Trust the B---- in Apart... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is an American sitcom created by Nahnatchka Khan that aired on ABC in the United States from April 11, 2012, to January 15, 2013. The series originally ...more

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The Whispers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The Whispers Milo Ventimiglia, Lily Rabe, Kristen Connolly The Whispers is an upcoming American television series created and executive produced by Soo Hugh with co-executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Dawn Olmstead for ...more

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Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Last Resort Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts Revolves around the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be ...more

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GCB is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
GCB Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols GCB is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Robert Harling, produced by Darren Star, and starring Kristin Chenoweth, Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Miriam Shor, Marisol Nichols, ...more

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Bachelor in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Bachelor in Paradise Chris Harrison Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, 2014) is an elimination-style reality competition television series, and a spinoff of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Hosted by Chris Harrison, the show features ...more

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No Ordinary Family is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
No Ordinary Family Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker No Ordinary Family is an American television series that aired on ABC and CTV in Canada. The one-hour science fiction comedy-drama was produced by ABC Studios for the 2010–11 television season. ...more

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The Bachelorette Ben Sandford The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more

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Secrets & Lies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Secrets & Lies Juliette Lewis, Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez Secrets and Lies is an American drama television series based on the Australian television series of the same name. The series has a 10-episode series commitment. Barbie Kligman was brought in ...more

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Celebrity Wife Swap is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Celebrity Wife Swap Celebrity Wife Swap is an American TV series.

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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The Chew The Chew is an American cooking-themed talk show that airs on ABC as part of the network's weekday daytime lineup. The name and format was inspired by fellow ABC talk show, The View, but The ...more

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Pan Am is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Pan Am Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley Pan Am is an American period drama television series created by writer Jack Orman. Named for the iconic Pan American World Airways, the series features the pilots and stewardesses of the airline ...more

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Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Jamie Oliver Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution was a television series on ABC from March 2010 until summer 2011. The show was produced by British chef Jamie Oliver and Ryan Seacrest, following Oliver as he ...more

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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Extreme Weight Loss is a television program from ABC in which individuals volunteer to receive training and lifestyle changes from trainer Chris Powell. The show is slightly based on the ...more

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The View is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The View Lisa Ling, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopoulos The View is an American talk show and entertainment/infotainment program that has aired on ABC since August 11, 1997, as part of its daytime programming block. The show's concept was conceived ...more

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Mistresses is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Mistresses Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes Mistresses is an American mystery drama television series based on the 2008–10 U.K. series of the same name, about the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit ...more

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The Taste is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The Taste Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre The Taste (ABC, 2013) is an American cooking-themed reality competition series. 16 contestants are put in team and individual cooking challenges with the help of mentors Anthony Bourdain, ...more