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The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s 

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Updated October 24, 2019 3.4k votes 293 voters 3.1k views 135 items

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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 244

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. The series follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los ...more

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 96

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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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal

Premiered: 2013

The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. The show is produced by Goldberg, Seth Gordon, and Doug ...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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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

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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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 132

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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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 114

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) 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 ...more

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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) 13 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 64

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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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, 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, inspired by the Alexandre Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo. An emotionally troubled young woman (Emily ...more

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 180

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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A Million Little Things ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
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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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 75

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) 19 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Reba McEntire, Sara Rue, Justin Prentice

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 18

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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Battle of the Network St... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Howard Cosell, Gabe Kaplan, Darleen Carr

Premiered: 1976

Number of Episodes: 19

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Kids Say the Darndest Th... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Tiffany Haddish, Bill Cosby, Art Linkletter

Premiered: 1995

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 64

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) 22 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Matthew Perry, Andrea Anders, James Lesure

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

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) 23 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Rebecca Mader, Rochelle Aytes, Amaury Nolasco

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 2

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) 24 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Billy Zane, Clancy Brown, Nicole Ari Parker

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 6

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Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Scoundrels Virginia Madsen, Leven Rambin, Vanessa Marano

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

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