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ABC launched as a radio network on October 12, 1943, serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS and NBC. In the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that formerly operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, who had been the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop and greenlight many successful series. In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80% interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network's corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, and television and radio stations. In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC's assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company.

Network’s Shows

Big Sky
Premiere Date: November 17, 2020

Private detective Cassie Dewell partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. Debuts Nov 17, 2020 on CTV.


The 2020 Emmys
Premiere Date: September 20, 2020

Click here for a link to the list of Emmy winners from Sunday, Sept 20, 2020’s show.


United We Fall
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A couple with young children and overzealous extended families let their judgmental grandmother move in with them.


For Life
Premiere Date: February 11, 2020

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. Season 2 arrives Nov 18, 2020.


Premiere Date: September 25, 2019

A sharp-witted army veteran becomes a private investigator in Portland, Oregon, where she takes care of her brother. In September 2020 the show was cancelled by ABC.


Premiere Date: September 24, 2019

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. Debuts Sept 24 on CTV.


Premiere Date: September 24, 2019

Follows Bow’s parents, Paul and Alicia, who decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. Premieres Tuesday, Sept 24, 2019.


Reef Break
Premiere Date: June 20, 2019

Reformed thief Cat Chambers (Poppy Montgomery) works as the fixer for the governor of a pacific island but she soon crosses paths with people in her past including federal agent Jake Elliot (Ray Stevenson) and police detective Jake Wyatt (Desmond Chiam) in this crime drama from Montgomery and Ken Sanzel.


Grand Hotel
Premiere Date: June 17, 2019

Santiago Mendoza along with his second wife Gigi and their adult children run a luxury Miami Beach hotel but behind the scenes there is debt, scandal and secrets. Debuts on TV on CTV Monday June 17 at 10pm ET.


Grey’s Anatomy
Premiere Date: March 27, 2005

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.


Modern Family
Premiere Date: September 23, 2009

Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. After 11 years, the multi-Emmy-awarded show takes its final bow with a 2-hour episode on April 8.


Bless This Mess
Premiere Date: April 16, 2019

A newlywed couple’s plan to leave the big city for a quieter life in Nebraska doesn’t go as expected.


Whiskey Cavalier
Premiere Date: February 24, 2019

A pair of CIA agents embark on missions to save the world, but have to put up with each other first.


The Fix
Premiere Date: March 18, 2019

An L.A. prosecutor moves to Oregon after losing a high-profile murder case, but when the killer strikes again, she returns to seek justice under her own terms.


The Conners
Premiere Date: October 16, 2018

Follow-up to the comedy series Roseanne (1988), centering on the family members of the matriarch after her sudden death. Season 3 debuts Oct 21, 2020 on CTV on TV (and maybe online).


Station 19
Premiere Date: March 22, 2018

Follows the men and women of a Seattle firehouse.


Premiere Date: January 9, 2019

A spinoff of The Goldbergs set in the 1990s that follows the faculty of William Penn Academy who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students.


Splitting Up Together
Premiere Date: March 27, 2018

The story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.


Premiere Date: September 24, 2014

A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.


For The People
Premiere Date: March 13, 2018

Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, brand new lawyers work for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high profile and high stakes cases in the country – all as their personal lives intersect.


The Kids Are Alright
Premiere Date: October 16, 2018

A pair of working class parents in an Irish-Catholic family try to raise their eight kids during the 1970s.


American Housewife
Premiere Date: October 11, 2016

A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.


Premiere Date: September 21, 2016

The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces – and excellent at creating new ones.


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Premiere Date: September 24, 2013

The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.


A Million Little Things
Premiere Date: September 26, 2018

A group of friends become motivated to living fuller lives after the unexpected death of a close friend.


The Rookie
Premiere Date: October 16, 2019

The series follows John Nolan, a 40-year-old man who moves from his comfortable, small-town life to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department.


Fresh Off the Boat
Premiere Date: February 4, 2015

A Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s.


The Goldbergs
Premiere Date: September 24, 2013

In the 80s, geeky Adam uses a video camera to document his family’s crazy life. His mom is overprotective, while his dad finds it difficult to parent without screaming. Season 8 debuts Oct 21, 2020 on CTV on TV and online.


How to Get Away with Murder
Premiere Date: September 25, 2014

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.


The Good Doctor
Premiere Date: September 25, 2017

Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Returns for a 4th season on Nov 2, 2020.


Single Parents
Premiere Date: September 26, 2018

A group of single parents form their own support system as they raise their kids and struggle to start new relationships.



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