The Best Current ABC Dramas 

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ABC has a great line up of dramatic shows on TV right now, and these are the best current ABC dramas of 2016-2017, ranked by user votes. One could make that case that any one of these shows could be considered one of the top current drama shows on TV. So, what are the greatest current ABC dramas in your opinion? From fan favorites to TV series that have won multiple Emmy Awards, the competition is stiff so vote wisely!

Which shows will you find on this best current ABC dramas list? After premiering in 2014, How To Get Away with Murder quickly became a hit for ABC. Once Upon a Time is also one of ABC's best current shows for the fantastically inclined.

The fall of 2015 welcomed several new dramas to ABC. Blood and Oil, Wicked City and The Family all appear on this great current ABC drama list.

In 2016, ABC premiered The Catch, Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland, Notorious, and Conviction starring Hayley Atwell. 

Do you have a favorite drama currently airing on ABC in 2016-2017? Give the best shows a thumbs up and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.

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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter
The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more

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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
The Good Doctor
Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez
The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon ...more
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson
Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents as they gradually evolve into seasoned ...more

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Station 19 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Station 19
Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon
Station 19 (ABC, 2018) is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee, and the second spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. The professional and personal lives of a group of heroic ...more
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
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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How to Get Away with Mur... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American legal thriller television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five ...more

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Emergence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Alexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman, Ashley Aufderheide
Emergence (ABC, 2019) is an American mystery-themed thriller drama television series created by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Long Island's Peconic Bay police chief, Jo Evans (Allison ...more
Grand Hotel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Demian Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez, Denyse Tontz
Grand Hotel (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Spanish TV series. Charismatic Miami Beach hotel owner Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir), his second wife (Roselyn ...more
For Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant
For Life (ABC, 2020) is an American legal drama television series created by Hank Steinberg. Prisoner Aaron (Nicholas Pinnock) becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a ...more

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Stumptown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal
Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman, based on the graphic novels of the same name written by Greg Rucka with art by Matthew Southworth. ...more

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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current ABC Dramas
Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco
General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the third longest-running ...more

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