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The Best 2010s NBC Dramas

Updated November 5, 2019 3.5k votes 344 voters 2.6k views67 items

List RulesVote 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 Victims Unit
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    51

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    This Is Us
    74
    31

    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Family drama

    This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    The Blacklist
    96
    60

    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Law & Order
    54
    28

    Law & Order

    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Legal drama, Legal

    Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Chicago P.D.
    68
    53

    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Friday Night Lights
    60
    48

    Friday Night Lights

    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Sports drama, Family drama

    Friday Night Lights (NBC, 2006) is an American sports drama television series developed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Parenthood
    55
    48

    Parenthood

    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama

    Parenthood (NBC, 2010) is an American television drama series created by Jason Katims. Four... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Chicago Med
    54
    47

    Chicago Med

    Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

    Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Chicago Fire
    57
    52

    Chicago Fire

    Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    New Amsterdam
    38
    31

    New Amsterdam

    Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

    New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Blindspot
    55
    53

    Blindspot

    Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Thriller

    Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Chuck
    49
    47

    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Espionage, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama

    Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Grimm
    60
    63

    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, Fantasy

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  • 14
    Timeless
    32
    30

    Timeless

    Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science Fiction, Action

    Timeless (NBC, 2016) follows the adventures of an unusual trio; a history professor (Abigail... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Hannibal
    52
    62

    Hannibal

    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Psychological horror, Psychological thriller, Crime drama, Crime thriller

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  • 16
    The Night Shift
    33
    37

    The Night Shift

    Daniella Alonso, Jill Flint

    Premiered2014

    The Night Shift is an American medical drama series that premiered on May 27, 2014, on NBC.... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Manifest
    27
    32

    Manifest

    Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Good Girls
    25
    31

    Good Girls

    Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Dark comedy

    Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenna Bans.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Revolution
    39
    50

    Revolution

    Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery

    Revolution (NBC, 2012) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Shades of Blue
    17
    22

    Shades of Blue

    Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Action, Mystery, Thriller

    Shades of Blue (NBC, 2016) is an American crime drama television series set in New York City.... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Constantine
    27
    44

    Constantine

    Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau

    Premiered2014

    Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    The Mysteries of Laura
    23
    42

    The Mysteries of Laura

    Debra Messing, Laz Alonso

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    The Mysteries of Laura is an American police procedural comedy-drama television series that... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Dracula
    11
    24

    Dracula

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Dracula is a British-American horror drama television series that premiered on NBC on October... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    The Enemy Within
    11
    24

    The Enemy Within

    Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Chicago Justice
    10
    22

    Chicago Justice

    Carl Weathers, Philip Winchester

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Legal Drama

    Chicago Justice (NBC, 2016) follows the State Attorney's team of prosecutors and investigators... more on Wikipedia