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The Best 2010s NBC Dramas 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite NBC dramas that aired in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s NBC dramas, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Some good 2010s NBC drama shows follow crime-fighting detectives and others explore the personal lives of dysfunctional families. There even a few of the greatest 2010s NBC drama shows that are more like 80s art-house movies than TV shows. 

What shows will you find on this best 2010s NBC dramas list? Parenthood found a wide audience through its excellent portrayal of a multi-generational family. Ron Howard created this NBC series based on his hit 1989 film of the same name. Chuck was another good drama show that aired on NBC in the 2010s.

Heroes was a big hit for NBC in the 2000s and it was resurrected for Heroes Reborn in the 2010s. Other great shows that appear on this top 2010s NBC dramas list include Chicago Fire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Friday Night Lights.

Do you have a favorite NBC series from the 10s? Give the best dramas a thumbs up.

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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown
This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in ...more

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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush
Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol ...more

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden
Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund
Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas with Dick Wolf serving as an executive producer. The series originally ...more

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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery
New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in ...more

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto
Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago ...more

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown
Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard
Parenthood is an American television drama series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan which ...more

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Timeless
Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett
Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Hannibal is an American psychological thriller–horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by ...more

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez
Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. When a twenty-something computer geek (Zachary Levi) inadvertently downloads ...more

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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta
Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) ...more

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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito
A family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, ...more

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Manifest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis
Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew Fernandes. When Montego Air Flight 828 lands safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew ...more

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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo
Shades of Blue (NBC, 2016) is an American crime drama television series set in New York City. It stars Jennifer Lopez as the main character Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is ...more
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The Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Daniella Alonso, Jill Flint, Ken Leung
The Night Shift is an American medical drama series that premiered on May 27, 2014, on NBC. The series was created by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, and follows the lives of the staff who work the ...more
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The Mysteries of Laura ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Debra Messing, Laz Alonso, Josh Lucas
The Mysteries of Laura is an American police procedural comedy-drama television series that premiered on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. It was developed by Jeff Rake, who also serves as an ...more

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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford
Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC, featuring the DC Comics character John Constantine. Matt Ryan stars as ...more

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The Village is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie
The Village (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Despite a difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Brooklyn apartment building find that the more their ...more
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Emerald City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu
Emerald City (NBC, 2017) is an American fantasy television series based on the Land of Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum. It stars Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale, Florence Kasumba as The ...more
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The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey
The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica Wolfe (Jennifer Carpenter), considered one of the most notorious traitors in modern history, is ...more