ABC is mostly known for its family-friendly content, thanks to parent company Disney. It does bring quality entertainment to the masses though. You don’t even need a cable subscription to pick up this broadcast network, and an OTA DVR makes it a great cordcutter’s channel.
If you’re not caught up on these great ABC shows for 2018, now’s a great time to start binging as we move into 2019.
10. The Good Doctor
Starring: Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas
Shaun Murphy plays a savant surgical resident at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital in this modern-day Dougie Howser, M.D.
9. Modern Family
Starring: Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland
Modern Family is a live-action version of The Simpsons in many ways, and the vanilla family plotlines are light enough to keep you happy, even though there are so many TV families to choose from these days.
8. The Rookie
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones
Anything with Nathan Fillion is going to be good, and this cop drama shows off all his pieces of flair.
7. Single Parents
Starring: Taran Killam, Jake Choi, Kimrie Lewis
The best new show out of the house of mouse in 2018 revolves around a group of adults navigating single parenthood with young kids.
6. Shark Tank
Starring: Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran
Budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to billionaire investors, and I’ve got hands-on experience with a lot of Shark Tank products. Watch American business deals get made on this brilliant show, and if you can’t get enough, find Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank episodes in a variety of English-speaking countries like the U.K. and Australia.
5. American Housewife
Starring: Katy Mixton, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly
The first season was a series of fat jokes, but from season 2 onward, this is the new Modern Family that brings fresh ideas to the table by showing a family that actually struggles among rich people.
Starring: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi
And if you really want to see struggles, Anthony Anderson shows us how close to Louie ABC is willing to get with its sitcoms.
3. Fresh off the Boat
Starring: Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang
Despite Eddie Huang’s protests, this hit ABC show consistently delivers perspectives on immigrant issues in America. Despite focusing on an era past, it’s still relevant today, as each of its stars continue shining in other projects.
2. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
Any serious Marvel fan knows this series is a must-watch to fill in gaps between movies and see deeper impacts of major cinematic events. It’s also a testing ground for new characters to introduce to the other Marvel projects.
1. How to Get Away with Murder
Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
A law professor guides her students through the ins and outs of law by defending them (and herself) against murder plots, betrayal, and all levels of sneakiness. It’s been five years now, and this series still keeps fans salivating for the next satisfying episode.