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The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s  

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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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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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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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Castle is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 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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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more
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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Mixed-ish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Arica Himmell, Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mixed-ish (ABC, 2019), stylized as mixed•ish, is an American single-camera sitcom created by Kenya Barris and Peter Saji, and a prequel spin-off of Black-ish and the second series to be spun-off ...more
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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj
Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for ABC. The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her ...more
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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Galavant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Rookie Blue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Don't Trust the B---- in Apart... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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