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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 and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.
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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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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 4 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 Med is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 6 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 P.D. is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 11 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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The Mysteries of Laura is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Law & Order: LA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Corey Stoll, Rachel Ticotin, Alfred Molina
Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and ...more
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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford
Constantine 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 Constantine, a British ...more
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The Event is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale
The Event is an American television series containing elements of science fiction, action/adventure and political allegory. The show was created by Nick Wauters and premiered on NBC on September ...more
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Heroes Reborn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay
Heroes Reborn is a 2015 TV series.
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Harry's Law is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald
Harry's Law is an American legal comedy-drama television series created by David E. Kelley, which ran from January 17, 2011, to May 27, 2012. On May 12, 2011, NBC renewed the show for a second ...more
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Smash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. ...more
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Mercy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Michelle Trachtenberg, Taylor Schilling, James Van Der Beek
Mercy is a medical drama which aired on NBC from September 23, 2009 to May 12, 2010. The series initially aired on Wednesday nights at 8/7c, as part of the 2009 fall season, but was pushed back ...more
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Chase is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Nia Long, Danielle Panabaker, Jesse Metcalfe
Chase is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jennifer Johnson for the NBC network. The series follows a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team, based out of ...more
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Aquarius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s NBC Dramas
Emma Dumont, Whitney Rose Pynn, Claire Holt
Aquarius (NBC, 2015) is an American period crime drama television series created by John McNamara. The show aired from May 28, 2015, to September 10, 2016. In 2015, the series was among seven ...more