Knowledge Identifier: &ABC_Family
Category: Business (17)
Founded in 1975.
Countries: United States (80%), (8%), Canada (5%)
Linked to: ABC Family Worldwide, Disney XD, American Broadcasting Company, News Corporation
Nevertheless, some American cable providers confusingly display Family Channel's 1988-1998 "Paint and Sun" logo as that of ABC Family's logo on electronic program guides, and occasionally the reverse has occurred with ABC Family's Robertson-era logo as The Family Channel appearing in some Canadian listings
Helen Slater - She was a series regular on the half-season run of the 1990 ABC newsroom drama "Capital News" and the 2011-2013 two season run of the ABC Family series "The Lying Game"
The new schedule included reruns of the CBS Saturday morning series "Pee-wee's Playhouse", which had not been seen on television since 1991
This program block airs in primetime on weekdays and from noon through primetime on weekends from December 1 through 25th each year, and has run on the channel since 1996 as The Family Channel
Michael Burger - Also from 1996 to 1997, Burger hosted the &Family_Channel (ABC_Family)'s game show "The New Family Challenge", succeeding the previous host of "Family Challenge", Ray Combs, who had committed suicide in 1996
Sesame Workshop - In August 1997, &Fox_Family (ABC_Family) started efforts to increase its quantity and quality of children's entertainment, "which could lead to an equity investment by Fox in the non-profit CTW in exchange for programs for its Family Channel
From 1998 to 2002, ABC Family secured cable rights to several films starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Telethon - However, on the Sunday before the Super Bowl, CBN continues to produce a 12-hour telethon which airs on ABC Family and is syndicated to various television stations; the broadcast of the program on the cable channel was a condition inserted in a 1998 deal by International Family Entertainment to sell The Family Channel to News Corporation, and remained in place after the channel's 2001 sale to The Walt Disney Company
In 1999, Fox tried to spin off two digital cable channels from Fox Family, the Boyz Channel and the Girlz Channel, which both contained program content focusing on each gender; both networks were shut down a year later due to lack of demand and the controversy that developed over the gender-segregated channels
7th Heaven (TV series) - In the United States, the show began airing reruns in off-network syndication on September 25, 2000, but ceased to air in syndication in September 2008, while the series was still in first-run broadcast on The WB and later on The CW. The show aired on the ABC Family channel from the fall of 2002 until 2008
Those two game packages were moved to ESPN beginning with the 2002 baseball season, but the playoff games remained on ABC Family for one additional year due to contractual issues
The Sound of Music (film) - Since 2002 it has aired on ABC , and periodically on its sister cable network, ABC Family, where its most recent runs have been the full version in a four-hour time slot, complete with the entr'acte
A deal was made to move those playoff games to ESPN, which produced the games for ABC Family, starting with the 2003 season
Brendan Leonard - "The Brendan Leonard Show" ran a total of 40 episodes during the summer of 2003 before it was cut from the ABC Family network in August
The "13 Nights of Halloween" returned in 2004, which included reruns of "Scariest Places on Earth" and the premiere of the original made-for-TV movie "The Hollow"
The 2005 schedule provided a return to more traditional Halloween programming and scary movies
Michael Piller - In 2005, "Wildfire", another series that Piller developed with his son, debuted on the ABC Family channel
Serena Williams - In April 2005, MTV announced plans to broadcast a reality show around the lives of Serena and Venus, which was eventually aired on ABC Family
Kyle XY - After the 10-episode debut season on ABC Family during summer 2006, news reported a total of 23 new episodes were ordered for the second season, which started on June 11, 2007, with rebroadcasts on ABC beginning on June 15, 2007
Bruce Thomas (actor) - He co-starred on the ABC Family original series "Kyle XY" as Stephen Trager from 2006-2009
Cory Hardrict - In 2007, he had a recurring role on the ABC Family series "Lincoln Heights" and executive produced the film "Neighborhood Watch", in which he starred
Josie Bissett - In 2008, she began a recurring role on the ABC Family TV series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Soapnet - In late 2008, the network entered into a distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Television to air a package of recent films from the studio's library and some archived content on weekend evenings, along with several 20th Century Fox films and some in ABC and ABC Family's telefilm archive aimed at the network's target audience
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - In June 2008, Alloy noted that it was developing a "Pretty Little Liars" television pilot for ABC Family, with the novels adapted for television
The Secret Life of the American Teenager - It first aired on ABC Family on July 1, 2008 and ran until June 3, 2013
The Secret Life of the American Teenager - "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" first aired on ABC Family on July 1, 2008
Jamie Chung - In 2008, she starred in her first major role as well as the series lead in the ABC Family miniseries "Samurai Girl" which launched in September 2008
Candace Cameron Bure - After taking a break from acting Cameron returned to a television series in 2009 and was cast in "Make It or Break It", a teenage gymnastics drama on ABC Family, where she played Summer Van Horn
Peri Gilpin - In 2009, Gilpin appeared in the ABC Family drama "Make It or Break It", for which she received a Gracie Award in the category of "Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series"
The Secret Life of the American Teenager - Following the success of its first season, ABC Family announced on January 31, 2009, plans to renew "Secret Life"
The Secret Life of the American Teenager - The official press release was released on February 9 and was added to ABC Family's line up on April 7, 2009
Nico Tortorella - In June 2009 Tortorella was announced to star in the ABC Family Teen Drama television series "Make It or Break It
Lindsay Lohan - It was originally planned for a theatrical release, but instead appeared as a TV movie on the ABC Family cable channel in July 2009, "a setback for the star" according to Variety.
Ashley Benson - In December 2009, Benson was cast as Hanna Marin in the ABC Family Teen Drama television series "Pretty Little Liars" based on the book series by Sara Shepard
Bianca Lawson - In December 2009, Lawson was cast as Maya St. Germain in the ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars" based on the book series by Sara Shepard
India de Beaufort - At the end of 2010 India was cast in the ABC Family pilot "Jane By Design" as "India Jourdain"
Nia Peeples - Peeples has been cast in the 2010 ABC Family TV series "Pretty Little Liars", based on the book series by Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - "Pretty Little Liars" was called one of the most spectacular new shows of summer 2010 thanks to heavy promotion by ABC Family, including "spicy promos and hot posters"
Winnie Holzman - Holzman and her daughter penned a TV pilot based on the Sasha Paley novel "Huge", which ABC Family greenlit in January 2010 with a direct-to-series order
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - On January 27, 2010, ABC Family picked up the series for 10 episodes, set to premiere in June 2010
7th Heaven (TV series) - Then, It was announced on April 1, 2010 that ABC Family had re-obtained the rights to the series, and would begin airing it at 11 a
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - After an initial order of 10 episodes on June 28, 2010, ABC Family ordered an additional 12 episodes for season one
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - On June 28, 2010, ABC Family ordered 12 more episodes of the show, bringing its total first-season order to 22
ABC Family airs its original drama series on Monday and/or Tuesday nights, and since 2011, has aired its comedy series on Wednesday nights
CBS - As of 2011, "Rudolph" and "Frosty the Snowman" are the only two pre-1990 animated specials remaining on CBS; "Charlie Brown" and "The Grinch" moved to ABC, while cable network ABC Family owns the "Garfield" specials
Charisma Carpenter - In 2011, Carpenter landed a recurring role in ABC Family's drama "The Lying Game"
Skyler Samuels - In 2011, she starred as main character, Chloe King, on the ABC Family series, "The Nine Lives of Chloe King"
Lucas Grabeel - In the summer of 2011, Grabeel is starring in the ABC Family drama "Switched at Birth", in which he plays the brother of one of the two girls who were mistakenly switched in the hospital at birth
Lea Thompson - Since 2011 she has co-starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family series "Switched at Birth"
Lea Thompson - Since 2011, Thompson has starred in the ABC Family series "Switched at Birth", about a family realizing their 16-year-old daughter is not biologically theirs and was switched with another baby at the hospital
The Secret Life of the American Teenager - On January 9, 2011, ABC Family announced the show would return for its fourth season on March 26, 2011
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - On January 10, 2011, ABC Family picked the show up for a second season that premiered on June 14, 2011
Robert Naylor (actor) - In May 2011, he filmed the TV movie Cyberbully which was shot in Montreal and premiered on ABC Family on July 17, 2011
The Lying Game - "'The Lying Game"' is an American teen drama television series that aired on ABC Family from August 15, 2011 to March 12, 2013
Raven-Symone - The season concluded August 17, 2011 with twelve episodes, and ABC Family cancelled the show on September 16, 2011
The Lying Game - On September 15, 2011, ABC Family gave the series a 10 episode back order bringing the first season to 20 episodes
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - On November 29, 2011, ABC Family renewed the show for a third season, which consisted of 24 episodes
Andie MacDowell - In 2012 she is co-starred in the short-lived ABC Family series "Jane by Design"
Melissa Peterman - In 2012, Peterman announced she was appearing in an upcoming ABC Family sitcom, "Baby Daddy"
Justin Bruening - In 2012, he began a recurring role on the &ABC_family (ABC_Family) drama, "Switched at Birth"
Johnny Pacar - Pacar portrayed Damon Young, a recurring role on ABC Family's "Make It or Break It", a series about teenage gymnasts striving for the 2012 Olympics
Johnny Pacar - Pacar starred as Damon Young on ABC Family's "Make It or Break It", a series about teenage gymnasts striving for the 2012 Olympics
The Secret Life of the American Teenager - On February 2, 2012, ABC Family renewed the series for a fifth season
The Secret Life of the American Teenager - On February 2, 2012, it was announced ABC Family renewed The Secret Life of the American Teenager for a fifth season
Soapnet - On March 1, 2012, it was announced that the network's operations would be taken over by ABC Family following the dismantling of the ABC Daytime corporate structure under Brian Frons, who had resigned in December 2011
Home Alone (franchise) - On March 15, 2012, ABC Family announced the development of the fifth installment in the "Home Alone" series
The Lying Game - On April 24, 2012, ABC Family announced it has been renewed for a second season, slated for a winter premiere
Tricia Leigh Fisher - In July 2012, Fisher, her husband and children began appearing on the ABC Family reality series "Beverly Hills Nannies"
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - On 4 October 2012, ABC Family announced that the show was renewed for a fourth season, again comprising 24 episodes
The Notebook (2004 film) - On November 11, 2012, ABC Family premiered an extended version with deleted scenes added back into the original storyline
Nico Tortorella - He is best known for his roles in "Scream 4", the 2013 Fox series "The Following", and the ABC Family television series "Make It or Break It"
Mary Page Keller - In 2013 Keller was cast in ABC Family drama series "Chasing Life", set to air in early 2014
Melissa Peterman - In February 2013, ABC Family announced Peterman was the host of another upcoming competition, "Dancing Fools"
Ravenswood (TV series) - A spin-off of "Pretty Little Liars", ABC Family green lit the series on March 26, 2013
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - On March 26, 2013, ABC Family announced that a spin-off, "Ravenswood", would air in October 2013
Drew Seeley - The movie aired April 21, 2013 on ABC Family, where Seeley played the role of "Young Ryan"
Jennifer Lopez - The show premiered on ABC Family on June 3, 2013, and has since been a ratings success for the network
The Lying Game - On July 15, 2013, Chando revealed that ABC Family has canceled the series after two seasons
Mary Page Keller - In 2014, Keller began starring as the mother of lead character in the ABC Family drama series "Chasing Life"
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) - It was announced on June 10, 2014 that "Pretty Little Liars" was renewed for two seasons, making the show ABC Family's longest running original hit series