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Freeform

Freeform, formerly known as ABC Family, is a cable channel owned by Disney ABC Cable Networks. It was originally founded in 1977 as The CBN Cable Network by Evangelical minister Pat Robertson, as extension to his television ministry, over time the network started airing less and less religious programming. In 1988 to reflect, the change in format, the channel changed its name to The Family Channel. By the year 1990, CBN spun off the network, because it had grown too profitable for the ministry. In 1997, News Corporation, owners of the Fox television network and Saban Entertainment bought the network and changed the network to Fox Family Channel the next year. In 2002, ABC bought the channel and gave it the name ABC Family . It rebranded  itself under its current name on January 12, 2016 using current flagship Shadowhunters as their remarketing brand.

Original programmingEdit

Title Premiere date Current season Source(s)
Drama
The Fosters June 3, 2013 5
Shadowhunters January 12, 2016 3
Beyond January 2, 2017 2
Famous in Love April 18, 2017 2
The Bold Type July 11, 2017 1
Comedy
Young & Hungry June 25, 2014 5
Reality
Truth & Iliza May 2, 2017 1
Digital
Party Girl November 16, 2016 1
Oh My Josh! November 22, 2016 1
School of Doodle January 13, 2017 1
Open Roads January 13, 2017 1
Time for Bed with Punam Patel January 13, 2017 1
My Boyfriend is a Robot February 10, 2017 1

Upcoming programmingEdit

Title Premiere date Source(s)
Drama
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger 2018
Siren March 29, 2018
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists TBA
Comedy
Alone Together January 10, 2018
Marvel's New Warriors 2018
Grown-ish
Reality
Hollywood Movie Night 2018