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The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s 

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Updated October 24, 2019 3.6k votes 304 voters 3.6k 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

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...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

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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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

Premiered: 2011

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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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Premiered: 2005

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A group of young doctors faces the pressure that comes from practicing medicine in a ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile

Premiered: 2013

The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam (Sean Giambrone), a geeky 11-year-old, uses a video camera to document his crazy family throughout ...more

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott

Premiered: 2009

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) 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

Premiered: 2014

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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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter

Premiered: 2018

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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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

Premiered: 2015

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka Khan. Louis Huang (Randall Park) relocates his family from Chinatown of Washington, DC to Orlando, ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 2013

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

Premiered: 2009

Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and an entry in the Dragons' Den franchise. Aspiring entrepreneur-contestants pitch their business idea ...more

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How to Get Away with Mur... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

Premiered: 2004

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Gabriel Mann

Premiered: 2011

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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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

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Man Up! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Teri Polo, Amanda Detmer, Dan Fogler

Premiered: 2011

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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Malibu Country is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Reba McEntire, Sara Rue, Justin Prentice

Premiered: 2012

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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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
The Good Doctor Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez

Premiered: 2017

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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

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

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

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Battle of the Network St... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Shows of the 2010s
Howard Cosell, Gabe Kaplan, Darleen Carr

Premiered: 1976

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