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List of the best ABC shows of all time, ranked by fans who watch them live or as re-runs. Since its acceptance into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has been a vital part in molding character and asserting social influence. We have seen Elvis and The Beatles perform, and watched the launch of space shuttles into orbit; TV is deeply ingrained into our social lexicon. What are the best ABC TV series ever?

In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women of all ages to determine the greatest shows ever to air on the American Broadcasting Corporation, aka ABC. The transmission of moving images through television has allowed the public to live vicariously through stories of imagination and also seem themselves reflected in stories more based in reality. From cartoons to variety programs, daytime dramas to primetime sitcoms, TV gives us a myriad of programs from which to be endlessly entertained and informed. Answering the question, “What is the best ABC show of all time?”, this list includes top TV favorites shows like Roseanne, The Wonder Years, Matlock, and The Price is Right

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310 228
Lost is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
carlybobarly added Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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298 228
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
carlybobarly added Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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261 166
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
SageAttar786 added Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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253 149
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
stew driscoll added Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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190 204
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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185 187
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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176 181
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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143 178
Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Who's the Boss? Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano

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162 174
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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112 113
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
SageAttar786 added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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148 170
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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128 166
Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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120 138
The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Price Is Right Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson

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116 157
Batman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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133 162
Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time

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74 109
Castle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
SageAttar786 added Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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104 156
MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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110 150
Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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103 150
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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93 154
Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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86 135
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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68 92
The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
stew driscoll added The Drew Carey Show Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles

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125 152
Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

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78 135
Leave It to Beaver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Leave It to Beaver Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley

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85 149
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US) Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer

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75 139
The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Odd Couple Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall

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71 152
Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Charlie's Angels Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, Robert Wagner

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65 138
Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Dynasty John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins

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69 133
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60 142
Matlock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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29 47
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Snorof88 added Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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6 5
Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Snorof88 added Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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61 143
Roots is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Roots LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Robert Reed

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6 8
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Snorof88 added Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

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6 8
Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Snorof88 added Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj

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57 139
NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
NYPD Blue Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

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68 131
My So-Called Life is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
My So-Called Life Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes

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44 144
Maverick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Maverick Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

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36 139
All My Children is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
All My Children Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew

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31 138
One Life to Live is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
One Life to Live Hayden Panettiere, Kourtney Kardashian, Marcia Cross

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32 142
thirtysomething is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
thirtysomething Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris

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28 139
The Commish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
The Commish Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen

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19 143
Ryan's Hope is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best ABC Shows of All Time
Ryan's Hope Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Mary-Louise Parker