drama 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 Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
The Blacklist 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) 2 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a ...more

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn Elementary is an American crime drama series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. The series was created by Robert Doherty and stars Jonny ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Criminal Minds 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) 5 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her ...more

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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Code Black 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) 7 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Chicago Fire 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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Lucifer 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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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Limitless 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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Blindspot Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American crime drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no ...more

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
This Is Us 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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Shades of Blue Jennifer Lopez, Warren Kole, Dayo Okeniyi Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's ...more

The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
The X-Files 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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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
NCIS 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 criminal ...more

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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Designated Survivor Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto On the night of the State of the Union address, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of his Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom ...more

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Madam Secretary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Madam Secretary 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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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Scorpion 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

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Scandal 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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
The Flash 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. Crime scene investigator ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow (The CW, 2012) 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 ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Grimm 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

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bones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin Bones is an American crime procedural comedy-drama television series that premiered on Fox in the United States on September 13, 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Supernatural 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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Castle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan Castle is an American crime drama television series, which premiered on ABC on March 9, 2009. The series is produced jointly by Beacon Pictures and ABC Studios. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, it ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Quantico Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an upcoming American television series, spinning out of the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name.

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Chicago PD is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Chicago PD Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush Chicago P.D. is an American police procedural television drama series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead as a spin-off from Chicago Fire. The series originally premiered on NBC as a ...more

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
StaB added Orphan Black 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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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 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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Conviction is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Conviction Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore Conviction (ABC, 2016) is an American legal drama television series. Former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) is blackmailed into heading the Conviction Integrity Unit, a department ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Chicago Med 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

The Best Dramedy TV Series

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles The Good Wife is an American television legal and political drama that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009. The series was created by Robert King and Michelle King. It stars Julianna ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Wayward Pines Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones Wayward Pines (Fox, 2015) is an American mystery, science fiction television series developed by Chad Hodge. A Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two ...more

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Bull is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Bull Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr Bull (Gold, 2015) is a British television sitcom created and written by Gareth Gwynn and John-Luke Roberts. Rupert Bull (Robert Lindsay) tries to run an antiques shop, but knows nothing about ...more

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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
CSI: Cyber Shad Moss, Hayley Kiyoko, Patricia Arquette CSI: Cyber is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on March 4, 2015, on CBS during the 2014–15 network television schedule. The series is the third direct ...more

The Best New TV Dramas Since 2015

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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Gary Sinise, Alana de la Garza, Daniel Henney Tyler Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS, 2016) is an American police procedural series created by Erica Messer. It is the third show in the Criminal Minds franchise. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders ...more

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You, Me and the Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
You, Me and the Apocalypse Kyle Soller, Mathew Baynton, Joel Fry

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
NCIS: New Orleans Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. It premiered on ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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Pure Genius is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Pure Genius Dermot Mulroney, Augustus Prew, Odette Annable Pure Genius (CBS, 2016) (originally titled Bunker Hill) is an American medical drama television series created by Jason Katims. James Bell (Augustus Prew) is a Silicon Valley billionaire who ...more

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Second Chance is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Second Chance Robert Kazinsky, Adhir Kalyan, Dilshad Vadsaria Second Chance is a short-lived American television sitcom, created by David W. Duclon and Gary Menteer, which aired on Fox from September 26 to November 28, 1987. The series was then revamped ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Empire Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, former drug dealer, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious ...more

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Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series
Rosewood Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Dennis, Jaina Lee Ortiz