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Topic: ABC Family

Pretty Little Liars Is Ending in 2017 After Helping Turn ABC Family Into Freeform

The show's success set the network on a new path

Pretty Little Liars, the hit teen drama that redefined ABC Family and led to the network changing its name to Freeform, is ending its run after this season. The show's…

Turner Says the Post-Millennial Generation Should Be Known as 'Plurals'

Yet another name idea for those born after 1997

Millennials are quickly becoming yesterday's news, and media companies are trying to figure out just what to call the next generation. Becomers? Founders? iGen? Post-Millennials? Those are just a few. And now…

Disney Renames ABC Family and Hopes 'Freeform' Will Better Reflect Its Edgier Content

Cable network considered 3,000 name options

After becoming the No. 1 cable network in women 18-34 for the first time last season, ABC Family would seem to be sitting pretty, but the second half of its…

ABC Family Is Just the Latest Cable Network to Rebrand Itself With a New Name

Why these 8 made the big switch

ABC Family will change its name to Freeform in January because to be free is to be liberated, to be unbound, to be unadulterated. But in this case, it won't…

Pretty Little Liars Shares the Secrets of Its Social Media Success

ABC Family series has garnered more than 100 million tweets

It's no big surprise that ABC Family's hit series Pretty Little Liars is one of the top shows on social media. The teen mystery drama has dominated social since its…

ABC Family Doubles Down on Original Programming to Reach Young Women

Wants to own the 'becomer' audience

As women between 14 and 29 enter new life phases, ABC Family wants to be the channel they flip to for programming that helps them navigate the next step. The cable…

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Kate Juergens Stepping Down as ABC Family's Chief Creative

Had a pivotal role in developing net's original programming

Kate Juergens is leaving her post as ABC Family’s chief creative officer and evp of original content, Variety reported. Juergens’ exit, which was announced by ABC Family president Tom Ascheim, comes…

Pretty Little Liars and Audi Test Real-Time Snapchat Content

And PLL gets sixth and seventh seasons

Fans of Pretty Little Liars should be stoked right about now: Hours ago, the ABC Family show got renewed for a sixth and seventh season, and the Season 5 premiere…

ABC Dips a Toe Into the Programmatic Pool

Partnership with FreeWheel furthers the cause of automated buying

While it executed all the expected dance moves, screening cut-downs of its fall series before letting late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel off the leash for his annual Friar’s Club roast of…

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