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The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s  

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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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Castle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan
Castle is an American 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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a 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 Rookie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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 Middle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney
Last Man Standing (Fox, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Jack Burditt. The show follows Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), a senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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A Million Little Things ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco
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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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross
Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall
Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and five ...more

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Malibu Country is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Reba McEntire, Sara Rue, Justin Prentice
Malibu Country is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from November 2, 2012, to March 22, 2013. The series was created by David A. Stewart and marks Reba McEntire's return to series ...more

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Battle of the Network St... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Howard Cosell, Gabe Kaplan, Darleen Carr
Battle of the Network Stars was a series of competitions where television stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC would compete in various sporting events. A total of nineteen of these competitions were ...more

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Kids Say the Darndest Th... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Tiffany Haddish, Bill Cosby, Art Linkletter
Kids Say the Darndest Things is an American comedy series originally hosted by Bill Cosby (CBS, 1998) and later by Tiffany Haddish (ABC, 2019), based on a popular feature with the same name in ...more

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Mr. Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Matthew Perry, Andrea Anders, James Lesure
Mr. Sunshine is an American television sitcom that aired from February 9 to April 6, 2011, as a mid-season replacement. The single-camera comedy was co-created by Matthew Perry, who also starred ...more
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Work It is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Rebecca Mader, Rochelle Aytes, Amaury Nolasco
Work It is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 3 to January 10, 2012 as a mid-season replacement for the canceled Man Up!. The series is set in St. Louis, and is about two ...more

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The Deep End is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Billy Zane, Clancy Brown, Nicole Ari Parker
The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina ...more

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Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Scoundrels Virginia Madsen, Leven Rambin, Vanessa Marano
Scoundrels is an American television series that aired on the ABC network. It is based on the New Zealand TV series Outrageous Fortune. The one-hour comedy-drama premiered on Sunday, June 20, ...more
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Detroit 1-8-7 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Michael Imperioli, James McDaniel, Aisha Hinds
Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural drama series about the Detroit Police Department's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors ...more
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Man Up! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Teri Polo, Amanda Detmer, Dan Fogler
Man Up! is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from October 18 to December 6, 2011. On December 8, ABC announced the series had been cancelled due to low ratings. Only 8 episodes were aired on ...more
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Expedition Impossible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Expedition Impossible Dave Salmoni, AJ Gibson, Jeff Evans
Expedition Impossible is a 2011 American reality television series. The series follows thirteen teams of three competitors as they "solve problems while racing across deserts, over ...more