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The Best ABC Shows of All Time

Updated January 13, 2021 18.2k votes 3.1k voters 60.7k views75 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on ABC.

This list of the top current and canceled ABC shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best ABC TV shows of all time includes old ABC shows, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list. 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.

In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC and ABC is still home to some of the best shows on television today. If you're interested in family sitcoms then there’s everything from The Brady Bunch to Modern Family. If superheroes excite you, you might love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. For fans of drama, ABC has you covered with series like How To Get Away With Murder or the fantasy drama Once Upon A Time.

What are the best ABC TV series ever? Vote up the best ABC shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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  • Lost1
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    580

    Lost

    Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin

    Premiered2004

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  • Modern Family2
    561
    444

    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Premiered2009

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  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.3
    332
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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  • Castle4
    248
    259

    Castle

    Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic

    Premiered2009

  • The Wonder Years5
    290
    337

    The Wonder Years

    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria

    Premiered1988

  • Happy Days6
    281
    325

    Happy Days

    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler

    Premiered1974

  • The Brady Bunch7
    280
    303

    The Brady Bunch

    Robert Reed, Florence Henderson

    Premiered1969

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  • Batman8
    196
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    Batman

    Adam West, Burt Ward

    Premiered1966

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  • Three's Company9
    200
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    Three's Company

    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt

    Premiered1977

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  • How to Get Away with Murder10
    179
    53

    How to Get Away with Murder

    Viola Davis, Billy Brown

    Premiered2014

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  • Grey's Anatomy11
    811
    426

    Grey's Anatomy

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers

    Premiered2005

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  • The Odd Couple12
    132
    175

    The Odd Couple

    Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

    Premiered1970

  • MacGyver13
    177
    240

    MacGyver

    Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar

    Premiered1985

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  • Once Upon a Time14
    643
    413

    Once Upon a Time

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison

    Premiered2011

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  • Roseanne15
    290
    401

    Roseanne

    Roseanne Barr, John Goodman

    Premiered1988

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  • Laverne & Shirley16
    163
    219

    Laverne & Shirley

    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams

    Premiered1976

  • The Good Doctor17
    187
    93

    The Good Doctor

    Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas

    Premiered2017

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  • Leave It to Beaver18
    141
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    Leave It to Beaver

    Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont

    Premiered1957

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  • Scandal19
    192
    114

    Scandal

    Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick

    Premiered2012

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  • Wonder Woman20
    146
    199

    Wonder Woman

    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner

    Premiered1975

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  • The Drew Carey Show21
    121
    164

    The Drew Carey Show

    Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader

    Premiered1995

  • Desperate Housewives22
    337
    259

    Desperate Housewives

    Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman

    Premiered2004

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  • Revenge23
    182
    139

    Revenge

    Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe

    Premiered2011

  • Home Improvement24
    60
    32

    Home Improvement

    Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson

    Premiered1991

  • Moonlighting25
    138
    209

    Moonlighting

    Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis

    Premiered1985

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