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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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Castle is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 3 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 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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 5 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 Rookie is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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Missing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Ashley Judd, Sean Bean, Cliff Curtis
Missing is an American mystery thriller drama television series, starring Ashley Judd, Cliff Curtis and Sean Bean. The series ran from March 15, 2012 to May 17, 2012 on ABC. ABC announced on May ...more
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Cougar Town is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps
Cougar Town is an American television sitcom that ran for 102 episodes over six seasons, from September 23, 2009 until March 31, 2015. The first three seasons aired on ABC, with the series ...more
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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 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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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Forever is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore
Forever is an American drama television series about Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal medical examiner in New York City. The series aired on ABC as part of the 2014–15 fall television season. The ...more
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Super Fun Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Ashley Tisdale, Rebel Wilson, Jacki Weaver
Super Fun Night is an American sitcom that aired from October 2, 2013, to February 19, 2014, on ABC. The series aired during the 2013–14 television season on ABC in the Wednesday night 9:30 pm ...more
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Kids Say the Darndest Things is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Take the Money and Run is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Take the Money and Run
Take the Money and Run is a reality game show that premiered on August 2, 2011 as part of the ABC network's 2011–12 primetime schedule. The series is unscripted and involves contestants trying ...more
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Work It is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Battle of the Network Stars is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Mr. Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 23 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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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
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) 25 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