History Creator / ABCFamily

27th Aug '16 10:48:29 AM nombretomado
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The Family Channel, which was by this point co-owned with the library of MTM Enterprises, was bought by {{Fox}} in 1997, and renamed as the '''Fox Family Channel''' (or often just ''Fox Family'') the next year, and became primarily a hub for programming from Fox Kids and Saban, and programming imported or co-produced with Creator/{{Teletoon}}. The early look of the network, with the "twister" logo, was modelled after Canada's Creator/{{YTV}}, including an equivalent to YTV's ''The Zone'', known as ''The Basement''; other blocks included ''Captain Kangaroo's Treasure House'' (named after and featuring Saban's ''Series/CaptainKangaroo'' revival) and ''Toon-A Casserole'', which was a medley of cartoons. The channel, along with FoxKids, was sold to Disney in 2001 because not only did Fox have no idea what to do with a network devoted to families but the network struggled in ratings- they needed to sell it to avoid further money drainage. This was thanks to infighting between Fox and Saban over who ran the net, mediocre reaction to their new programming, a mass exodus of older viewers who loved the Westerns they used to show, and the restrictions of their contract for the purchase of the network. An attempt to create two spin-off channels with sex-segregated children's programming, the [[XtremeKoolLetterz Boyz & Girlz Channels]], also failed because of a lack of interest and viewers questioning excluding one gender from an entire channel (though it could be said that these days, the DisneyChannel and Creator/DisneyXD have the near-same concept).

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The Family Channel, which was by this point co-owned with the library of MTM Enterprises, was bought by {{Fox}} in 1997, and renamed as the '''Fox Family Channel''' (or often just ''Fox Family'') the next year, and became primarily a hub for programming from Fox Kids and Saban, and programming imported or co-produced with Creator/{{Teletoon}}. The early look of the network, with the "twister" logo, was modelled after Canada's Creator/{{YTV}}, including an equivalent to YTV's ''The Zone'', known as ''The Basement''; other blocks included ''Captain Kangaroo's Treasure House'' (named after and featuring Saban's ''Series/CaptainKangaroo'' revival) and ''Toon-A Casserole'', which was a medley of cartoons. The channel, along with FoxKids, was sold to Disney in 2001 because not only did Fox have no idea what to do with a network devoted to families but the network struggled in ratings- they needed to sell it to avoid further money drainage. This was thanks to infighting between Fox and Saban over who ran the net, mediocre reaction to their new programming, a mass exodus of older viewers who loved the Westerns they used to show, and the restrictions of their contract for the purchase of the network. An attempt to create two spin-off channels with sex-segregated children's programming, the [[XtremeKoolLetterz Boyz & Girlz Channels]], also failed because of a lack of interest and viewers questioning excluding one gender from an entire channel (though it could be said that these days, the DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel and Creator/DisneyXD have the near-same concept).
24th Aug '16 8:22:56 PM VideoGamer
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* ''Series/{{Rescue911}}'' (as The Family Channel)

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* ''Series/{{Rescue911}}'' ''Series/Rescue911'' (as The Family Channel)
24th Aug '16 8:21:43 PM VideoGamer
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* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' (as The Family Channel)


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* ''Series/{{Rescue911}}'' (as The Family Channel)
24th Aug '16 8:12:39 PM VideoGamer
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* ''Series/FreaksandGeeks'' (as Fox Family)

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* ''Series/FreaksandGeeks'' ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' (as Fox Family)
24th Aug '16 8:11:14 PM VideoGamer
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* ''Series/FreaksandGeeks'' (as Fox Family)
11th Aug '16 3:30:43 PM twilicorn
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* ''Boggle: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]One of three interactive game shows produced and hosted by [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] and announced by [[Series/SupermarketSweep Randy West]][[/note]]

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* ''Boggle: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]One [[note]]Along with ''Jumble'' and ''Shuffle'', one of three interactive game shows produced and hosted by [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] and announced by [[Series/SupermarketSweep Randy West]][[/note]]



* ''Jumble: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]One of three interactive game shows produced and hosted by [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] and announced by [[Series/SupermarketSweep Randy West]][[/note]]

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* ''Jumble: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]One [[note]]Along with ''Boggle'' and ''Shuffle'', one of three interactive game shows produced and hosted by [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] and announced by [[Series/SupermarketSweep Randy West]][[/note]]



* ''Shuffle: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]One of three interactive game shows produced and hosted by [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] and announced by [[Series/SupermarketSweep Randy West]][[/note]]

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* ''Shuffle: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]One [[note]]Along with ''Boggle'' and ''Jumble'', one of three interactive game shows produced and hosted by [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] and announced by [[Series/SupermarketSweep Randy West]][[/note]]
16th Jul '16 1:28:14 PM darkpowrjd
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* ''Series/BreakTheBank1985'' (as CBN Cable; Farago episodes only)

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* ''Series/BreakTheBank1985'' (as CBN Cable; Farago episodes only)only [[note]]Mainly because of the embargo that Gene Rayburn had on the episodes he hosted for reasons unrelated to the channel it was on.[[/note]])
13th Jul '16 6:33:43 PM themisterfree
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
27th Jun '16 8:06:19 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/DeadOfSummer''


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* ''Guilt''
27th Jun '16 7:18:41 PM Adept
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That same year, the channel's name became '''ABC Family''', the FoxKids block met its end the next year, and its programming moved to ABC Family (and ToonDisney) as "Jetix" (the name was introduced in 2004; previous to that the programming had aired on ABCF under the name of "ABC Family Action Block"). The early ABC years were spent converting the network to a place to re-air ABC programs, which was botched by the network realizing that only programs from their internal studio could get a second ABC Family run, with other outside producers heavily objecting to the arrangement. By 2005, it had seemed to become a place for cheap reality programming and non-stop reruns of ''TheBachelor''.

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That same year, the channel's name became '''ABC Family''', the FoxKids block met its end the next year, and its programming moved to ABC Family (and ToonDisney) as "Jetix" (the name was introduced in 2004; previous to that the programming had aired on ABCF under the name of "ABC Family Action Block"). The early ABC years were spent converting the network to a place to re-air ABC programs, which was botched by the network realizing that only programs from their internal studio could get a second ABC Family run, with other outside producers heavily objecting to the arrangement. By 2005, it had seemed to become a place for cheap reality programming and non-stop reruns of ''TheBachelor''.
''Series/TheBachelor''.
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