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The Best Current NBC Dramas  

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

These are the best current NBC dramas of 2016-2017, 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 2011, Grimm has entertained viewers by adapting classic fairy tale characters into a dark, police drama. Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) has special abilities to fight these trouble-makers while maintaing law and order. 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 Brave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Surfvb added Mike Vogel, Anne Heche, Demetrius Grosse
The Brave (NBC, 2017) is an American drama series with showrunners Matt Corman and Chris Ord. Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) is Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency working with ...more
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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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#82 of 219 The TV Shows with the Best Writing #47 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watchfeaturing Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Blacklist'

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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund
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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#287 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #1,118 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Timefeaturing Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Chicago Fire'

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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush
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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#286 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #1,076 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Timefeaturing Best Seasons of Chicago P.D.

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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
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 interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more

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#1,769 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #37 of 122 The Best Current Dramatic TV Showsfeaturing The Best Characters on This Is Us, Ranked

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto
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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown
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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#2,218 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #38 of 40 All The TV Shows Ending in 2020, Ranked #47 of 50 The Best NBC Dramas of All Time

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Zoey's Extraordinary Pla... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher
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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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta
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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#29 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #2,234 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #43 of 120 The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020

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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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The Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Daniella Alonso, Jill Flint, Ken Leung
The Night Shift is an American medical drama series that premiered on May 27, 2014, on NBC. The series was created by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, and follows the lives of the staff who work the ...more

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Manifest is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The InBetween is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna
The InBetween (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Born with the ability to see and communicate with the dead, Cassie Bishop (Harriet Dyer) reluctantly helps detectives solve ...more
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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo
Shades of Blue (NBC, 2016) is an American crime drama television series set in New York City. It stars Jennifer Lopez as the main character Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is ...more
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Days of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBC Dramas
Pamela Anderson, Shelley Hennig, Melinda Clarke
Days of Our Lives is an American daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network. It is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every ...more

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