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All that may very well be window dressing, however. Not that big-ratings hits have stopped coming towards ABC's way: ''Modern Family'' has become a media and ratings darling and ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has made the network a ratings juggernaut on a night many thought was almost as dead as Fridays. ''Grey's Anatomy'' and ''Dancing With the Stars'' continue to be ratings gold as well. However, ABC has lost major footing in trying to capture lightning twice and repeat the success of the ''Modern Family'' and ''LOST'' formulas: the network has become a revolving door of single-camera sitcoms (including ''DontTrustTheBInApartment23'', ''Back in the Game'', ''Super Fun Night'' and ''The Neighbors'') with many of them failing to last past a single season, and attempts to recapture the genre show success of ''LOST'' in particular (including ''Series/{{V 2009}}'', ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily'', ''Once Upon a Time in Wonderland'' and, to an arguable extent, ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'') particularly ending in failure. In many ways, ABC has found themselves [[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/01/12/bubble-watch-abc-deep-dive-intelligence-chicago-pd-enlisted-more/228587/ back into the position they were when they were bought by Disney]], leading to the natural [[http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/ben-sherwood-to-succeed-anne-sweeney-as-disneyabc-television-group-president/ executive shake-ups]].

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All that may very well be window dressing, however. Not that big-ratings hits have stopped coming towards ABC's way: ''Modern Family'' has become a media and ratings darling and ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has made the network a ratings juggernaut on a night many thought was almost as dead as Fridays. ''Grey's Anatomy'' and ''Dancing With the Stars'' continue to be ratings gold as well. However, ABC has lost major footing in trying to capture lightning twice and repeat the success of the ''Modern Family'' and ''LOST'' formulas: the network has become a revolving door of single-camera sitcoms (including ''DontTrustTheBInApartment23'', ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'', ''Back in the Game'', ''Super Fun Night'' and ''The Neighbors'') with many of them failing to last past a single season, and attempts to recapture the genre show success of ''LOST'' in particular (including ''Series/{{V 2009}}'', ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily'', ''Once Upon a Time in Wonderland'' and, to an arguable extent, ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'') particularly ending in failure. In many ways, ABC has found themselves [[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/01/12/bubble-watch-abc-deep-dive-intelligence-chicago-pd-enlisted-more/228587/ back into the position they were when they were bought by Disney]], leading to the natural [[http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/ben-sherwood-to-succeed-anne-sweeney-as-disneyabc-television-group-president/ executive shake-ups]].
19th Dec '16 6:39:14 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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1st Nov '16 6:49:03 PM darkchiefy
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In [[TheNineties the 1990s]] and [[TurnOfTheMillennium early 2000s]], the network's only success story was its spectacular subversion of the FridayNightDeathSlot, the ''TGIF'' comedy block on Fridays, which featured such shows as ''Series/FullHouse'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'' and ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Hits on other nights, such as ''Series/ThePractice'' and ''Series/{{Alias}}'', were few and far between, and attempts to launch a hit RealityShow (like Creator/{{CBS}}' ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' and Creator/{{Fox}}'s ''Series/AmericanIdol'') proved to be embarrassments. It briefly enjoyed massive success with the hit GameShow ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', until they started marketing the show to death by airing it ''four nights a week'', turning it from a megahit into [[DeaderThanDisco a punchline]] almost overnight. Also during the 1990s, Capital Cities was bought by Creator/{{Disney}}, the network's current owner, who during the first few years of their ownership played this up significantly (ie. replacing the previous Saturday-morning schedule with the ''OneSaturdayMorning'' block, putting ads for ABC programs on Disney, Touchstone and Miramax VHS tapes; early fears of it being rebranded "The Disney Network" were never realized), but this has since cooled down.

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In [[TheNineties the 1990s]] and [[TurnOfTheMillennium early 2000s]], the network's only success story was its spectacular subversion of the FridayNightDeathSlot, the ''TGIF'' ''Franchise/TGiF'' comedy block on Fridays, which featured such shows as ''Series/FullHouse'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'' and ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Hits on other nights, such as ''Series/ThePractice'' and ''Series/{{Alias}}'', were few and far between, and attempts to launch a hit RealityShow (like Creator/{{CBS}}' ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' and Creator/{{Fox}}'s ''Series/AmericanIdol'') proved to be embarrassments. It briefly enjoyed massive success with the hit GameShow ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', until they started marketing the show to death by airing it ''four nights a week'', turning it from a megahit into [[DeaderThanDisco a punchline]] almost overnight. Also during the 1990s, Capital Cities was bought by Creator/{{Disney}}, the network's current owner, who during the first few years of their ownership played this up significantly (ie. replacing the previous Saturday-morning schedule with the ''OneSaturdayMorning'' block, putting ads for ABC programs on Disney, Touchstone and Miramax VHS tapes; early fears of it being rebranded "The Disney Network" were never realized), but this has since cooled down.
8th Oct '16 11:17:04 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheBugsBunnyRoadRunnerShow The Bugs Bunny Show]]'' [[note]](original run 1960-61, aired in reruns until 1968; returned as ''The Road Runner Show'' in 1971-73, then back as ''The Bugs Bunny Show'' in 1973-75, then as ''The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour'' in 1985-86 and finally as ''The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show'' in 1986 until they lost the rights to Creator/CartoonNetwork in 2000)[[/note]]
* ''Series/{{thirtysomething}}''



* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheBugsBunnyRoadRunnerShow The Bugs Bunny Show]]'' [[note]](original run 1960-61, aired in reruns until 1968; returned as ''The Road Runner Show'' in 1971-73, then back as ''The Bugs Bunny Show'' in 1973-75, then as ''The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour'' in 1985-86 and finally as ''The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show'' in 1986 until they lost the rights to Creator/CartoonNetwork in 2000)[[/note]]
* ''Series/{{thirtysomething}}''
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