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Encyclopedia > ABC Family
ABC Family
Launched November 17, 2001
Network Disney-ABC Television Group
Owned by The Walt Disney Company
Slogan A New Kind of Family.
Headquarters Flag of the United States Burbank
Website abcfamily.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 311
Dish Network Channel 180
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check Local Listings for channels

ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ABC Family offers contemporary and inclusive programming, including series, movies, events, and enhanced ABC encore presentations. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... Disney-ABC Television Group manages all of The Walt Disney Companys U.S. and global entertainment and news television properties. ... Disney redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Burbank is a common place name in English speaking countries. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Disney-ABC Television Group manages all of The Walt Disney Companys U.S. and global entertainment and news television properties. ... Disney redirects here. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ...

Contents

History

See also: Television networks preceding ABC Family

// The network was founded by Pat Robertson in April 1977 as CBN Cable, an arm of his Christian Broadcasting Network. ...

Beginning

ABC Family logo from 2001-2003. The slogan was "Everything you Want to Know from A to Z."

ABC Family launched on November 17, 2001 after FOX Family was sold to ABC for $3.2 billion in July of that same year. The sale to ABC included the Fox Kids Network (a joint venture of Fox and Haim Saban) which provided the new ABC Family with hours of children's programming. Image File history File links ABC_Family. ... Image File history File links ABC_Family. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... USD redirects here. ... This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ... Haim Saban Haim Saban (born 15 October 1944 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a television and media proprietor. ...


The sale to ABC, owned by Disney, was considered one of the largest mistakes or problems occurring during the tenure of Michael Eisner. The failure was primarily due to the acquisition being done by the strategic planning department of Disney, without consulting anyone at ABC. The original plan was to use the channel to essentially show re-runs of ABC programming, but this plan was completely impossible since ABC had no syndication rights to the majority of their own programs. During this time, the network did air same-season repeats of Alias, Less Than Perfect, Life with Bonnie, and The Bachelor. But in trying to change the focus of the channel, Disney also cancelled several Fox Family series, like State of Grace, and cut back on the network's TV movies, which were among the few programs Fox Family was doing well with. The ratings tumbled further as the network became dependent on syndicated reruns and no original programs (save for original wrap-around segments around Bachelor repeats, and children's programming). Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ... Alias is an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... Less Than Perfect was an American television sitcom television program that began airing on ABC on October 1, 2002 and ended on June 6, 2006. ... Life With Bonnie was an ABC television comedy airing 2002-2004 which outlined the life of Bonnie, who juggled her personal life and a TV talk show position. ... The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show that debuted in 2002 on ABC. The series has been renewed through spring 2007, titled The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman. ... State of Grace is an American sitcom that ran for two seasons on the Fox Networks Fox Family channel during 2001 and 2002. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, telefilm, etc. ...


The next major plan was to reposition the channel to market it to college students, young women, or to a more hip audience under the name XYZ, a reverse reference to ABC. Disney soon found that the channel could never be renamed as such. The sale from CBN contained a stipulation from Robertson that the channel contain the word "Family" in the name forever, no matter who owns the network. To create XYZ, the Family Channel would have had to cease to exist - terminating all existing cable TV contracts - and XYZ would have to be created as a new network. Cable companies would not be obligated to put XYZ in the spot vacated by the Family Channel. ABC scrapped the idea after discovering this clause.[1].


The name was revisited at one point in 2003, serving as a program block entitled "The XYZ.", showing programs and movies aimed at the above groups. The network was also used as a buffer to burn off failed ABC series, such as All American Girl, which featured Spice Girl Geri Haliwell. The reality based game show starts out with 45 females that try out to become the all American girl. ... The Spice Girls were a British vocal girl band. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Change

ABC Family logo from 2003-2006. The slogan was "Welcome to the Family."

Following controversial remarks made by 700 Club host Pat Robertson about Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, as well as other equally controversial comments regarding gays, feminists, Muslims, abortion, and many other social issues, ABC Family moved to distance itself from the program, changing the disclaimers before, during, and after the broadcasts from "The following/preceding program is brought to you by CBN" to "The following/preceding CBN telecast does not reflect the views of ABC Family." Since 2003, ABC Family has been producing more successful ABC Family Original Movies and series. Image File history File links Abcfamily_logo. ... Image File history File links Abcfamily_logo. ... Marion Gordon Pat Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is a televangelist from the United States. ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (pronounced ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ...


Today

ABC Family's new slogan, "A New Kind of Family" has been used since 2006.

In August 2006, an all new slogan and visual style premiered on ABC Family: A New Kind of Family. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Note that the name implies family programming, which is somewhat misleading as there is an abundance of material not suitable for children under 13, such as the TV series Greek (which is usually rated TV-14). As previously stated, the word "Family" is required under the terms of the lease from Robertson. Neither CBN nor Robertson have prepared any legal action against ABC for its drifting into less family-friendly fare.


On August 31, 2006, ABC Family aired Jetix for the last time as a part of Disney's plan to convert all Jetix airings to Toon Disney. Jetix aired various children's programs since its debut on the network in 2002, which included Metabots, Beyblade, Digimon: Digital Monsters, Daigunder, Get Ed, and many others. Of its long list of programs, the Power Rangers series was its most successful. Sitcom repeats currently air in Jetix's former timeslot from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. ET, with the morning airing of the 700 Club/Living the Life block pushed back an hour further to 9 a.m. ET. is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... Medabots, frequently misspelled as Metabots, and known in Japan as Medarot ), is a video game published by Natsume, about battling robots. ... Original run 8 January 2001 – 24 December 2001 No. ... Daigunder (爆闘宣言ダイガンダー; Bakuto Sengen Daigandā) is an anime series about humans using robots in tournaments. ... Get Ed is a computer animated television series which debuted in the year 2005 and as of 2007 is airing as part of the Jetix programming block on the United States cable television network Toon Disney and also used to run on the ABC Family channel before they switched over... Power Rangers is a long-running American childrens television series adapted from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai Series, though it is not simply an English dub of the original. ...


ABC Family is also becoming known for giving previews to upcoming movies, as it has done for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hairspray and Stardust. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy adventure film, based on the novel of the same name, by J. K. Rowling. ... This article is about the 1988 film. ... Stardust is an upcoming film to be directed by Matthew Vaughn set for a 2007 release. ...


The network is also known for its holiday block programming. Among its largest and most ambitious programming is its "25 Days of Christmas," when most prime-time and weekend programming is jettisoned in favor of Christmas programs, of which the network owns a large library. Much of this includes Rankin-Bass originals and sequels owned by its predecessor, Fox Family, as well as feature-length movies and, usually, two new made-for-TV films, each year. There is also a "13 Nights of Halloween" (consisting of suspense and horror films, generally of the mild variety to keep with its family-friendly image). For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Rankin-Bass (aka Videocraft International) is an American production company, known for its seasonal television specials. ...


ABC Family is also known for buying rights to movies that did not do well initially or those released in other countries primarily, and re-branding them to establish a larger fan base, among these films are

The popular show Kyle XY has given the channel the most viewers in the network's history. [1] Slap Her. ... The List is an independent feature film that is to be released the summer of 2007. ... Lovewrecked was originally a feature length film that, when the rights were sold, became a television movie that was released in 2007 (even though it sat on the shelf for two years), however after many different attempts at theatrical distribution in the U.S., The Weinstein Company, who obtained the... Full of It is a 2007 comedy film directed by Christian Charles. ... Kyle XY is an American drama television series about a boy named Kyle, who wakes up in the forest outside of Seattle, Washington with no memory of his life up until that point. ...


ABC Family has also recently been generating high levels of viewers with their weekend movie events. The "Harry Potter Weekend" Block generated some of the highest levels of viewers for the year so far [2], as well as their The Sound of Music weekend events. For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ...


In early 2008, the network is expected to launch a companion HDTV channel [3]; currently the network's original series are produced in a 16:9 HD format (currently downgraded to letterboxed 4:3 on the current channel), and episodes of Greek and Kyle XY have been broadcast in 720p on ABC HD during summer Friday broadcasts. High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... The 16:9 aspect ratio (also known as widescreen) is an aspect ratio that is 16/9 or 1. ... For the mail collector, see letter box. ... 4:3 is a ratio. ... JOHN HERMAN SUCKS FAT DICK ...


In October 2007, ABC Family completely revamped their website, giving it a more digital look as compared to its previous look, they also revamped, the Broadband Player, putting more content on it including reruns of Three Moons Over Milford, and episodes of 7th Heaven, Grounded for Life, Kyle XY, and Greek, as well as adding some Fox Kids programming they still own, such as "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". Three Moons Over Milford is a quirky drama set in a picturesque small town in Southern Vermont. ... This article is about the TV program. ... Grounded for Life is an American television sitcom. ... Kyle XY is an American drama television series about a boy named Kyle, who wakes up in the forest outside of Seattle, Washington with no memory of his life up until that point. ... This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ...


Programming

This is a list of television programs formerly or currently broadcast by ABC Family. ...

Current U.S. Primetime schedule

All times are Eastern and Pacific (subtract one hour for Central and Mountain time). Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... Mountain Standard Time (MST) is UTC-7, Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) is UTC-6 The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn and winter, and by subtracting six hours during daylight saving time...

Primetime 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Sunday Movie Movie
Monday 8 Simple Rules 8 Simple Rules Grounded for Life Grounded for Life Kyle XY Movie
Tuesday 8 Simple Rules 8 Simple Rules Grounded for Life Grounded for Life Lincoln Heights Movie
Wednesday 8 Simple Rules 8 Simple Rules Grounded for Life Grounded for Life Movie
Thursday 8 Simple Rules 8 Simple Rules Grounded for Life Grounded for Life Movie
Friday 8 Simple Rules 8 Simple Rules Grounded for Life Grounded for Life Movie
Saturday Smallville Ugly Betty Movie

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References

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See also

  • Family (similar Canadian service)

For the American channel, see Television networks preceding ABC Family or its current form ABC Family. ...

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