ABC has relaunched its streaming service with not just a new name — ABCd — but a bevy of new bells and whistles.
For one, full seasons of 38 “throwback” series — including Brothers & Sisters, Felicity, My So-Called Life, Body of Proof and Sports Night — will be available via the free, ad-supported service.
Other past programs now streaming include 8 Simple Rules, Benched, Betrayal, Commander in Chief, Detroit 1-8-7, Dinosaurs, Dirty Sexy Money, Ellen, FlashForward, Happy Town, Hope and Faith, I Survived a Japanese Game Show, The Knights of Prosperity, Less Than Perfect, Manhattan Love Story, Mixology, My Generation, The Neighbors, October Road, Off the Map, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Perception, Reaper, Red Band Society, The River, Samantha Who?, School House Rock, Secret Millionaire, Smart Guy, Trophy Wife, Ugly Betty and What About Brian?
Additionally, ABCd will feature original content, including Boondoogle (watch it here), which stars Modern Family patriarch Ty Burrell as a 40something TV actor who has finally made it big (with the series Wingbot) and now hangs with his “non-tourage” of best buds (played by Joel Spence, Mel Cowan and Johnny Meeks). Other fresh fare includes Forever 31, starring comedian Iliza Shlesinger.
The ABC app also added live streaming for 14 markets — Albuquerque/Santa Fe, Boston, Fort Smith/Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Jackson, MS, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Monterey-Salinas, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Portland-Auburn, Savannah and West Palm Beach-Ft Pierce — as well as improved its user interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch (is that still a thing??) and Apple TV users.
Watch a sizzle reel for the shiny, new ABCd: