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The Best 2010s NBC Dramas  

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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.

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 1 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: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Player is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Rob Mariano, Dawn Olivieri, Ben
The Player is a 2004 American reality television program broadcast on UPN in which several men compete with each other using their "player skills" to seduce an attractive woman. The ...more
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Ironside is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Blair Underwood, Spencer Grammer, Pablo Schreiber
Ironside is an American drama television series that premiered during the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It was a remake of the original television series Ironside, which ran from 1967 to ...more
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Bluff City Law is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Barry Sloane
Bluff City Law (NBC, 2019) is an American crime drama thriller television series. The series follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specialize in the most controversial landmark ...more
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The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 7 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
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The Blacklist: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Tawny Cypress
The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC, 2017) is a crime thriller television series, a spin-off from the 2013 series The Blacklist. It stars Famke Janssen as Susan Scott "Scottie" Hargrave, ...more
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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Taken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Clive Standen, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano
Taken (NBC, 2017) is a Franco-American drama series developed by Alexander Cary, based on the film trilogy. Former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) must overcome a personal tragedy, in ...more
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Chicago Justice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Carl Weathers, Philip Winchester, John Ceda
Chicago Justice (NBC, 2016) follows the State Attorney's team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate their way through Chicago area politics, the legal arena, and media coverage while ...more
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann
Dracula is a British-American horror drama television series that premiered on NBC on October 25, 2013. It was produced by London-based Carnival Films. The series was created by Cole Haddon, and ...more
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Deception is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Meagan Good, Victor Garber, Laz Alonso
Deception is an American prime time television soap opera airing on NBC. The series, created by Liz Heldens, premiered on Monday, January 7, 2013. On May 8, 2013, NBC canceled Deception after ...more
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Do No Harm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Steven Pasquale, Alana De La Garza, Michael Esper
Do No Harm is an American drama that aired from January 31 through September 7, 2013, on NBC. The network placed a series order in May 2012. On November 12, 2012, NBC reduced its episode order ...more
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The Slap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Brian Cox, Melissa George, Lucas Hedges
The Slap is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on ABC1 from 6 October to 24 November 2011. The series is based on The Slap, a 2008 multi-award winning novel by ...more
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The Playboy Club is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Randy Steinmeyer, Eddie Cibrian, David Krumholtz
The Playboy Club is an American television series that ran on NBC from September 19 to October 3, 2011. Set in 1961, the series centers on the employees of the original Playboy Club operating in ...more
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Awake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris
Awake is an American television police procedural fantasy drama that originally aired on NBC for one season from March 1 to May 24, 2012. The pilot episode had an early release on Hulu on ...more
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 23 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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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 24 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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 25 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