2016 TV The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series  

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List Rules Drama TV series on major networks (i.e., CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and CW) that have aired new episodes in 2016 only

The major network channels have created some of the most entertaining drama series to watch.  In 2016, there have been some great TV shows on air.  They can be crime, medical, supernatural, historical, superhero and science fiction types of shows.  Which have been the most enjoyable to watch?
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more
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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
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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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
Person of Interest is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former ...more
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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas
Scorpion is an American drama television series loosely based on the life of self-proclaimed genius and computer expert Walter O'Brien. In the series, O'Brien and his genius friends help each ...more
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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill
Elementary (CBS, 2012) is an American procedural drama series created by Robert Doherty, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. Following his fall from grace in London and ...more
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more
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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro
Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more
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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Harry Ford, Melanie Chandra, Benjamin Hollingsworth
Code Black (CBS, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Michael Seitzman. The show centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and ...more
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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short
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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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette
NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more
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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
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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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto
Designated Survivor (ABC, 2016; Netflix, 2019) is an American political conspiracy drama television series. On the night of the State of the Union address, an incident claims the lives of the ...more
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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper
Limitless (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Craig Sweeny, based on the 2011 film. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old burnout and struggling musician, ...more
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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Jennifer Lopez, Warren Kole, Dayo Okeniyi
Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's (Ben ...more
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Madam Secretary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller
Madam Secretary is an American political drama television series created by Barbara Hall and executive produced by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman. It stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth ...more
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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
StaB added Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris
Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being stranded on a hostile ...more
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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj
Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for ABC. The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her ...more
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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
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