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The Best ABC Shows of All Time

Updated November 17, 2020 17.4k votes 2.9k voters 58.4k views69 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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  • 1
    Lost
    715
    534

    Lost

    Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin

    Premiered2004

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  • 2
    Modern Family
    522
    420

    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Premiered2009

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  • 3
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    312
    299

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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  • 4
    Happy Days
    272
    302

    Happy Days

    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler

    Premiered1974

  • 5
    The Brady Bunch
    276
    277

    The Brady Bunch

    Robert Reed, Florence Henderson

    Premiered1969

  • 6
    The Wonder Years
    281
    313

    The Wonder Years

    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria

    Premiered1988

  • 7
    Castle
    230
    241

    Castle

    Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic

    Premiered2009

  • 8
    Batman
    192
    237

    Batman

    Adam West, Burt Ward

    Premiered1966

  • 9
    MacGyver
    171
    218

    MacGyver

    Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar

    Premiered1985

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  • 10
    Grey's Anatomy
    750
    408

    Grey's Anatomy

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers

    Premiered2005

  • 11
    Laverne & Shirley
    163
    209

    Laverne & Shirley

    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams

    Premiered1976

  • 12
    How to Get Away with Murder
    135
    49

    How to Get Away with Murder

    Viola Davis, Billy Brown

    Premiered2014

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  • 13
    Three's Company
    194
    251

    Three's Company

    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt

    Premiered1977

  • 14
    Once Upon a Time
    614
    407

    Once Upon a Time

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison

    Premiered2011

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  • 15
    The Good Doctor
    165
    85

    The Good Doctor

    Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas

    Premiered2017

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  • 16
    Roseanne
    287
    390

    Roseanne

    Roseanne Barr, John Goodman

    Premiered1988

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  • 17
    Scandal
    177
    111

    Scandal

    Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick

    Premiered2012

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  • 18
    Leave It to Beaver
    141
    181

    Leave It to Beaver

    Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont

    Premiered1957

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  • 19
    The Odd Couple
    130
    167

    The Odd Couple

    Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

    Premiered1970

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  • 20
    Desperate Housewives
    321
    252

    Desperate Housewives

    Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman

    Premiered2004

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  • 21
    Wonder Woman
    144
    191

    Wonder Woman

    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner

    Premiered1975

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  • 22
    The Drew Carey Show
    117
    160

    The Drew Carey Show

    Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader

    Premiered1995

  • 23
    Revenge
    169
    137

    Revenge

    Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe

    Premiered2011

  • 24
    Home Improvement
    55
    27

    Home Improvement

    Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson

    Premiered1991

  • 25
    Moonlighting
    138
    204

    Moonlighting

    Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis

    Premiered1985

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