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The Best Current NBC Dramas 

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Updated May 12, 2020 2.6k votes 557 voters 11k views 15 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite NBC drama shows that are currently airing new episodes

These are the best current NBC dramas, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Some good current NBC drama shows follow crime-fighting detectives and others explore the personal lives of relatable families. A few of the greatest current NBC drama shows even feature elements of sci-fi.

What shows will you find on this best current NBC dramas list? Since premiering in 2016, This Is Us has captured viewers by by their hearts with the interconnected life of a handful of people who share the same birthday. The Blacklist is another good drama show currently airing on NBC.

Chicago Med is the latest NBC series to use The Windy City as a setting for big drama. Other great shows that appear on this top current NBC dramas list include The Mysteries of Laura, Heroes Reborn and Blindspot.

Which current NBC drama deserves the top spot on this list? Vote up your favorites!

 

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

Premiered: 2013

The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon Bokenkamp. In exchange for immunity from prosecution, a high-profile criminal (James Spader) volunteers ...more

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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

Premiered: 1999

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City. In the style of the original Law & Order, ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

Premiered: 2012

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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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush

Premiered: 2014

Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol ...more

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto

Premiered: 2015

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

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Premiered: 2016

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 intertwine, from sharing the same ...more

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown

Premiered: 2015

Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more

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Days of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Kristian Alfonso, Matthew Ashford, Mary Beth Evans

Premiered: 1965

Days of Our Lives (NBC, 1965) is an American daytime soap opera created by Ted and Betty Corday. A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of ...more

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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta

Premiered: 2018

Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) ...more

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Manifest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis
Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew Fernandes. When Montego Air Flight 828 lands safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew ...more

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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery
New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in ...more

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Bluff City Law is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Barry Sloane
Bluff City Law (NBC, 2019) is an American crime drama thriller television series. The series follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specialize in the most controversial landmark ...more
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Council of Dads is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Michael O'Neill
Council of Dads (NBC, 2020) is an American drama television series based upon the 2010 book The Council of Dads by Bruce Feiler. When Scott Perry (Clive Standen) discovers he has cancer he is ...more
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Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O’Byrne Tate Ellington
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (NBC, 2020) is an American crime drama television series based on The Bone Collector series of novels by Jeffery Deaver. Retired forensic criminologist ...more

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Zoey's Extraordinary Pla... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher

Premiered: 2020

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC, 2020) is an American musical fantasy dramedy television series. The show is set around Zoey's (Jane Levy) ability to recognize the thoughts of the people ...more

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