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Emergence

Emergence

8.7/10
September 24, 2019 on ABC
A police chief takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all
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    GenresDrama, Mystery
    Number Of Seasons1
    Created ByMichele Fazekas
    NetworksABC
    First Air DateSeptember 24, 2019
    Last Air DateOctober 8, 2019
    StatusReturning Series
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    Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    8.1/10
    April 8, 1990 on ABC
    The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the hear
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    GenresDrama, Thriller, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
    Number Of Seasons3
    Created ByMark Frost
    NetworksABC
    First Air DateApril 8, 1990
    Last Air DateSeptember 3, 2017
    StatusEnded
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    The Untouchables

    The Untouchables

    8/10
    October 15, 1959 on ABC
    The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on ABC. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness' experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the
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      GenresDrama
      Number Of Seasons4
      NetworksABC
      First Air DateOctober 15, 1959
      Last Air DateMay 21, 1963
      StatusEnded
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      The Last Defense

      The Last Defense

      8/10
      June 12, 2018 on ABC
      This docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones.
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      GenresDocumentary
      Number Of Seasons1
      NetworksABC
      First Air DateJune 12, 2018
      Last Air DateJuly 24, 2018
      StatusReturning Series
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      Columbo

      Columbo

      8/10
      September 15, 1971 on ABC
      Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all evidence need
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        GenresCrime, Drama, Mystery
        Number Of Seasons11
        Created ByRichard Levinson
        NetworksABC
        First Air DateSeptember 15, 1971
        Last Air DateDecember 22, 2005
        StatusEnded
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        Please Like Me

        Please Like Me

        7.9/10
        February 28, 2013 on ABC
        After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh must help his mother with her battle with depression and the rest of
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          GenresDrama, Comedy
          Number Of Seasons4
          Created ByJosh Thomas
          NetworksABC
          First Air DateFebruary 28, 2013
          Last Air DateDecember 14, 2016
          StatusEnded
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          Boston Legal

          Boston Legal

          7.8/10
          October 3, 2004 on ABC
          Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley serie
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          GenresComedy, Drama
          Number Of Seasons5
          Created ByDavid E. Kelley
          NetworksABC
          First Air DateOctober 3, 2004
          Last Air DateDecember 8, 2008
          StatusEnded
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          Boy Meets World

          Boy Meets World

          7.8/10
          September 24, 1993 on ABC
          Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 on ABC
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            GenresDrama, Comedy
            Number Of Seasons7
            Created ByApril Kelly
            NetworksABC
            First Air DateSeptember 24, 1993
            Last Air DateMay 5, 2000
            StatusEnded
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            77 Sunset Strip

            77 Sunset Strip

            7.8/10
            October 10, 1958 on ABC
            77 Sunset Strip is an hour-length American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith, and Edd Byrnes. The show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers,
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              GenresDrama, Crime
              Number Of Seasons6
              Created ByRoy Huggins
              NetworksABC
              First Air DateOctober 10, 1958
              Last Air DateFebruary 7, 1964
              StatusEnded
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              Scrubs

              Scrubs

              7.8/10
              October 2, 2001 on ABC
              In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
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              GenresDrama, Comedy
              Number Of Seasons9
              Created ByBill Lawrence
              NetworksABC
              First Air DateOctober 2, 2001
              Last Air DateMarch 17, 2010
              StatusEnded
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              Lost

              Lost

              7.8/10
              September 22, 2004 on ABC
              Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
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              GenresDrama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
              Number Of Seasons6
              Created ByJeffrey Lieber
              NetworksABC
              First Air DateSeptember 22, 2004
              Last Air DateMay 23, 2010
              StatusEnded
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              My So-Called Life

              My So-Called Life

              7.7/10
              August 25, 1994 on ABC
              The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
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                GenresDrama
                Number Of Seasons1
                Created ByWinnie Holzman
                NetworksABC
                First Air DateAugust 25, 1994
                Last Air DateJanuary 26, 1995
                StatusCanceled
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                The Odd Couple

                The Odd Couple

                7.7/10
                September 24, 1970 on ABC
                The Odd Couple is a television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount Telev
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                  GenresComedy
                  Number Of Seasons5
                  NetworksABC
                  First Air DateSeptember 24, 1970
                  Last Air DateMarch 7, 1975
                  StatusEnded
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                  The Critic

                  The Critic

                  7.7/10
                  January 26, 1994 on ABC
                  The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners
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                    GenresAnimation, Comedy, Drama
                    Number Of Seasons3
                    Created ByAl Jean
                    NetworksABC
                    First Air DateJanuary 26, 1994
                    Last Air DateMay 21, 1995
                    StatusEnded
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                    The Goldbergs

                    The Goldbergs

                    7.6/10
                    September 24, 2013 on ABC
                    Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Go
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                    GenresComedy
                    Number Of Seasons6
                    Created ByAdam F. Goldberg
                    NetworksABC
                    First Air DateSeptember 24, 2013
                    Last Air DateDecember 12, 2018
                    StatusReturning Series
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                    Barney Miller

                    Barney Miller

                    7.5/10
                    January 23, 1975 on ABC
                    Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Fl
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                      GenresComedy
                      Number Of Seasons8
                      Created ByTheodore J. Flicker
                      NetworksABC
                      First Air DateJanuary 23, 1975
                      Last Air DateMay 20, 1982
                      StatusEnded
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                      Stumptown

                      Stumptown

                      7.5/10
                      September 25, 2019 on ABC
                      Dex Parios is a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.
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                        GenresDrama
                        Number Of Seasons1
                        Created ByJason Richman
                        NetworksABC
                        First Air DateSeptember 25, 2019
                        Last Air DateOctober 9, 2019
                        StatusReturning Series
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                        The Good Doctor

                        The Good Doctor

                        7.5/10
                        September 25, 2017 on ABC
                        A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
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                        GenresDrama
                        Number Of Seasons2
                        Created ByDavid Shore
                        NetworksABC
                        First Air DateSeptember 25, 2017
                        Last Air DateDecember 3, 2018
                        StatusReturning Series
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                        The Pink Panther Show

                        The Pink Panther Show

                        7.5/10
                        December 18, 1964 on ABC
                        The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of cartoon shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng between 1969 and 1979, starring the animated Pink Panther character from the opening credits of the live-action films. The series was produced by Mirisch F
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                        GenresAnimation, Comedy
                        Number Of Seasons4
                        Created ByFriz Freleng
                        NetworksABC
                        First Air DateDecember 18, 1964
                        Last Air DateFebruary 1, 1980
                        StatusEnded
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                        About the author

                        This page was created by our editorial team. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers.

                        Kelly Peacock is an accomplished poet and social media expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Kelly has a Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Farieligh Dickinson University and has contributed to many literary and cultural publications. Kelly assists on a wide variety of quote inputting and social media functions for Quote Catalog. Visit her personal website here.

                        Kendra Syrdal is a writer, editor, partner, and senior publisher for The Thought & Expression Company. Over the last few years she has been personally responsible for writing, editing, and producing over 30+ million pageviews on Thought Catalog.