History Creator / AbcFamily

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''.
18th Jun '16 3:54:06 AM themisterfree
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* ''Series/RadioActive'' (as Fox Family)
9th Jun '16 5:23:54 AM themisterfree
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* ''Small Talk'' (as The Family Channel)

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* ''Small Talk'' (as The Family Channel)Channel) [[note]]The final American series produced by [[Series/SaleOfTheCentury Reg]] [[Series/{{Scrabble}} Grundy]] [[Series/HotStreak Productions]][[/note]]



3rd Jun '16 5:31:01 PM themisterfree
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* ''Masters of the Maze'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]Sort of a SpiritualLicensee to British kids' game show ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'', but with more video game-style elements and an educational bent; the producer was [[Series/BreakTheBank1985 Kline]] [[Series/StrikeItLucky and]] [[Series/WinLoseOrDraw Friends]], and the hosts were [[Series/FunHouse J.D. Roth]] in season 1 and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Mario Lopez]] in season 2; season 1 also had [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Renae Jacobs]] as the "Lady of the Maze"[[/note]]

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* ''Masters of the Maze'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]Sort of a SpiritualLicensee TransAtlanticEquivalent to British kids' game show ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'', but with more video game-style elements and an educational bent; the producer was [[Series/BreakTheBank1985 Kline]] [[Series/StrikeItLucky and]] [[Series/WinLoseOrDraw Friends]], and the hosts were [[Series/FunHouse J.D. Roth]] in season 1 and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Mario Lopez]] in season 2; season 1 also had [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Renae Jacobs]] as the "Lady of the Maze"[[/note]]
3rd Jun '16 5:30:08 PM themisterfree
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* ''Boggle: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel)

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* ''Boggle: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel)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]]



* ''Family Challenge'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]notable for being the last show hosted by former ''Series/FamilyFeud'' host Ray Combs prior to his 1996 suicide[[/note]]

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* ''Family Challenge'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]notable for being the last show hosted by former ''Series/FamilyFeud'' host Ray Combs prior to his 1996 suicide[[/note]]suicide, as well as the last game show announced full-time by Gene Wood prior to his retirement[[/note]]



* ''The Home And Family Show'' (as The Family Channel)[[note]]Hosted by Christina Ferrare and Chuck Woolery (who was replaced by Michael Burger after a while). In 2012 it was UnCancelled on the Hallmark Channel and is currently hosted by Ferrare (who replaced Paige Davis) with Mark Steines.[[/note]]

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* ''The Home And Family Show'' (as The Family Channel)[[note]]Hosted by Christina Ferrare and Chuck Woolery [[Series/WheelOfFortune Chuck]] [[Series/{{Scrabble}} Woolery]] (who was replaced by [[Series/MatchGame Michael Burger Berger]] after a while). In 2012 it was UnCancelled on the Hallmark Channel and is currently hosted by Ferrare (who replaced Paige Davis) with Mark Steines.[[/note]]



* ''Jumble: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel)

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* ''Jumble: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel)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]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' (as The Family Channel)



* ''Masters of the Maze'' (as The Family Channel)

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* ''Masters of the Maze'' (as The Family Channel)Channel) [[note]]Sort of a SpiritualLicensee to British kids' game show ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'', but with more video game-style elements and an educational bent; the producer was [[Series/BreakTheBank1985 Kline]] [[Series/StrikeItLucky and]] [[Series/WinLoseOrDraw Friends]], and the hosts were [[Series/FunHouse J.D. Roth]] in season 1 and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Mario Lopez]] in season 2; season 1 also had [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Renae Jacobs]] as the "Lady of the Maze"[[/note]]



* ''Series/ShoppingSpree'' (as The Family Channel)
* ''Shuffle: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel)

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* ''Series/ShoppingSpree'' (as The Family Channel)
Channel) [[note]]Creator/JayWolpert's longest-running game show, clocking in at a season and a half![[/note]]
* ''Shuffle: The Interactive Game'' (as The Family Channel)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]]



* ''Trivial Pursuit'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]aired as an hour-long pair of half-hour shows: ''The Interactive Game'', where 12 (later nine) players were whittled down to three; and the "classic game" (simply called ''Trivial Pursuit''), played by the aforementioned three finalists)[[/note]]

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* ''Trivial Pursuit'' (as The Family Channel) [[note]]aired [[note]]Also a Wink Martindale-produced and hosted series; aired as an hour-long pair of half-hour shows: ''The Interactive Game'', where 12 (later nine) players were whittled down to three; and the "classic game" (simply called ''Trivial Pursuit''), played by the aforementioned three finalists)[[/note]]
20th May '16 9:34:03 AM MarcoPolo250
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In March 2012, the network gained a Canadian counterpart in ABC Spark, which replaced Dusk ([[NetworkDecay formally, a horror film network called Scream]]). ABC Spark is bound by none of Robertson's requirements, and outside of some programs already claimed by other channels (like ''PrettyLittleLiars'', which was one of [[Creator/{{CTV}} MuchMusic's]] stalwart shows), carries most of ABC Family's original shows, and even rerun shows.

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In March 2012, the network gained a Canadian counterpart in ABC Spark, which replaced Dusk ([[NetworkDecay formally, a horror film network called Scream]]). ABC Spark is bound by none of Robertson's requirements, and outside of some programs already claimed by other channels (like ''PrettyLittleLiars'', which was one of [[Creator/{{CTV}} [[UsefulNotes/CanadianMultichannelNetworks MuchMusic's]] stalwart shows), carries most of ABC Family's original shows, and even rerun shows.
20th May '16 9:32:37 AM MarcoPolo250
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Become with us." That's some bad grammar.]]

Cable channel owned by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]]. It started in 1977 as '''CBN Satellite Network''', then '''CBN Cable Network''' ("CBN" standing for "Christian Broadcasting Network"), owned by controversial Right-Wing pastor Pat Robertson. In 1988, the channel was renamed to '''CBN Family Channel'''; two years later it was spun off and the name was changed to '''The Family Channel''', as the channel had begun to make too much money for non-profit CBN to keep it around. Through all the CBN/Family Channel years, though, outside of the hours devoted to ''Series/The700Club'' and its surrounding programming it was probably known more for being the place your grandfather got his fix of [[TheWestern Westerns]] with ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'', ''Series/TheBigValley'', and ''Series/{{Bonanza}}''. In the early 1990s, the network started original programming such as ''Big Brother Jake'' (think ''Series/CharlesInCharge'', minus the hijinks of teenage hormones), and the television version of ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'', which owing to where it aired was severely [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerised]]. Soon, though, most of the network's original efforts devolved to the usual NoBudget family {{Game Show}}s found on cable at that time, including the second iteration of ''Series/ShopTilYouDrop''.

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Become [[caption-width-right:350:''[[Main/{{Slogans}} Become with us." ]]'' ...That's some bad grammar.]]

A Cable channel owned by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]]. It started in 1977 as '''CBN Satellite Network''', then '''CBN Cable Network''' ("CBN" standing for "Christian Broadcasting Network"), owned by controversial Right-Wing pastor Pat Robertson. In 1988, the channel was renamed to '''CBN Family Channel'''; two years later it was spun off and the name was changed to '''The Family Channel''', as the channel had begun to make too much money for non-profit CBN to keep it around. Through all the CBN/Family Channel years, though, outside of the hours devoted to ''Series/The700Club'' and its surrounding programming it was probably known more for being the place your grandfather got his fix of [[TheWestern Westerns]] with ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'', ''Series/TheBigValley'', and ''Series/{{Bonanza}}''. In the early 1990s, the network started original programming such as ''Big Brother Jake'' (think ''Series/CharlesInCharge'', minus the hijinks of teenage hormones), and the television version of ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'', which owing to where it aired was severely [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerised]]. Soon, though, most of the network's original efforts devolved to the usual NoBudget family {{Game Show}}s found on cable at that time, including the second iteration of ''Series/ShopTilYouDrop''.
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