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ABC Circle Films|
Walt Disney Television
|Founded||March 21, 1985 (as Touchstone Films)|
|Headquarters||Burbank, California, U.S.|
ABC Entertainment Group|
(Disney–ABC Television Group) (both ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company)
ABC Studios, is the television production unit of ABC Entertainment Group, part of Disney–ABC Television Group (both ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company). ABC Studios was established as the Touchstone Television banner in 1985 and given its current name on May 28, 2007.
The Touchstone Films banner was used for TV by then-new Disney CEO Michael Eisner in the 1984–85 television season with the short lived western, Wildside. Touchstone was a banner of Disney Pictures which included at the time television production. In the next season, Disney's TV production unit produced a hit in The Golden Girls using the Touchstone Films brand.
On April 18, 1989, Walt Disney Television and Touchstone Television were grouped together under Garth Ancier, president of network television for Walt Disney Studios. With difficulty selling in the off-network syndicated market, Disney television executives decided in late September 1990 that Hull High, then on NBC, or a potential NBC mid-season replacement, Disney Action-Adventure Hour, would be its last hour long drama. High's pilot did cost the company $4.5 million which was considered very costly. In 1992, Touchstone moved into producing longer forms for TV, focusing on more adult fare with its first telefilm for CBS about Edna Buchanan, a Miami Herald crime reporter who would win a Pulitzer Prize.
On August 24, 1994, with Jeffrey Katzenberg's resignation, Richard Frank became head of Walt Disney Television and Telecommunications, a new group taking Touchstone and other TV units out of the Disney studios.
In April 1996, due to ongoing post-Disney-CC/ABC merger realignment and the retirement of its president, Walt Disney Television and Telecommunications' divisions were reassigned to other groups, with Touchstone Television transferred to The Walt Disney Studios. By March 1998, David Neuman assumed the presidency of Touchstone TV. In March 1998, Touchstone was placed under Buena Vista Television Productions, a newly formed group under chairman Lloyd Braun, along with Walt Disney Network Television.
In 2000, Touchstone created two departments for comedy in September, and a department for drama in December. While two of their pilots were in consideration to be picked up by ABC in April 2003, Tollin/Robbins Productions agreed to a two-year development deal with Touchstone Television, which included a two-year option, shares in profits and outside sales.
ABC Television Studio
In February 2007, Touchstone Television was renamed ABC Television Studios as part of Disney's push to drop secondary brands like Buena Vista for Disney, ABC and ESPN. It take the name from ABC Circle Films which folded into Touchstone Television.
In June 2009, ABC Entertainment announced a new organization, effective immediately as ABC Entertainment Group, consolidating back office functions like business affairs, distribution and scheduling of ABC Studios and ABC Entertainment while retaining separate creative units. In January 2010, Disney–ABC Television Group announced it was cutting 5% of its workforce. In October 2012, ABC Studios formed its Signature division to sell to outside networks.
List of programs produced by Touchstone Television/ABC Studios
|The Amazing Race||2001–present||CBS||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Television Studios|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2003–present||ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Jackhole Productions|
|Grey's Anatomy||2005–present||ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with The Mark Gordon Company and Shondaland Productions (2005–present) (season 2–present)|
|Criminal Minds||2005–present||CBS||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with The Mark Gordon Company and CBS Television Studios|
|Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||2013–present||ABC||co-production with Mutant Enemy Productions and Marvel Television|
|Black-ish||2014–present||ABC||co-production with Khalabo Ink Society, Principato-Young Entertainment and Cinema Gypsy Productions|
|How to Get Away with Murder||2014–present||ABC||co-production with Nowalk Entertainment and Shondaland|
|Marvel's Daredevil||2015–present||Netflix||co-production with DeKnight Prods. (season 1), Goddard Textiles and Marvel Television|
|Marvel's Jessica Jones||2015–present||Netflix||co-production with Tall Girls Productions and Marvel Television|
|Speechless||2016–present||ABC||co-production with Silver & Gold Productions, The Detective Agency and 20th Century Fox Television|
|Marvel's Luke Cage||2016–present||Netflix||co-production with Marvel Television|
|American Housewife||2016–present||ABC||co-production with Eight Sisters, Inc., Wiener & Schwartz Productions and Kapital Entertainment|
|Marvel's Iron Fist||2017–present||Netflix||co-production with Devilina Productions and Marvel Television|
|The Good Doctor||2017–present||ABC||co-production with 3AD Productions, EnterMedia Content, Shore Z Productions and Sony Pictures Television|
|Marvel's The Punisher||2017–present||Netflix||co-production with Bohemian Risk Productions and Marvel Television|
|The Alec Baldwin Show||2018–present||ABC||co-production with El Dorado Pictures|
|For the People||2018–present||ABC||co-production with Davies Heavy Industries and Shondaland|
|Station 19||2018–present||ABC||co-production with Shondaland|
|Splitting Up Together||2018–present||ABC||co-production with A Very Good Production, Piece of Pie Productions and Warner Bros. Television|
|Take Two||2018–present||ABC||co-production with MillMar Pictures, Tandem Communications and StudioCanal|
|The Rookie||2018||ABC||co-production with The Mark Gordon Company|
|A Million Little Things||2018||ABC||co-production with Next Thing You Know Productions and Kapital Entertainment|
|The Fix||2018||ABC||co-production with Erica Messer Productions and Mandeville Television|
|Grand Hotel||2018||ABC||co-production with UnbeliEVAble Entertainment|
|The Kids Are Alright||2018||ABC||co-production with Industrial Brothers and Meadow Lark Lane Productions|
|Schooled||2018||ABC||co-production with Sony Pictures Television|
|Single Parents||2018||ABC||co-production with Meadow Lark Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox Television|
|8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter||2002–05||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Shady Acres Entertainment, Flody Co., (2002-2004) (seasons 1-2) and Tracy Gamble Productions (2004) (season 2)|
|10-8: Officers on Duty||2003–04||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Spelling Television and Badlands Entertainment|
|According to Jim||2001–09||ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Newman/Stark Productions, Suzanne Bukinik Entertainment and Brad Grey Television|
|Alex, Inc.||2018||ABC||co-production with Davis Entertainment, Gimlet Media and Sony Pictures Television|
|Alias||2001–06||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Bad Robot Productions|
|All-American Girl||1994–95||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|American Crime||2015–17||ABC||co-production with International Famous Players Radio Pictures Corporation and Stearns Castle Entertainment|
|Army Wives||2007–13||Lifetime||co-production with The Mark Gordon Company|
|The Astronaut Wives Club||2015||ABC||co-production with Fake Empire Productions and Groundswell Productions|
|Bakersfield P.D.||1993–94||Fox||as Touchstone Television|
|The Beast||2001||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Betrayal||2013–14||ABC||co-production with Remainder Men Productions, Scripted World Productions and VARA|
|Blossom||1990–95||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Impact Zone Productions and Witt-Thomas Productions|
|Bob Patterson||2001||ABC||co-production with Angel Ark Productions and 20th Century Fox Television; as Touchstone Television|
|Body of Proof||2011–13||ABC||co-production with Matthew Gross Entertainment and Arcturus Productions (2011-2013) (seasons 2-3)|
|Boy Meets World||1993–2000||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Michael Jacobs Productions|
|Bringing up Jack||1995||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Brothers & Sisters||2006–11||ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Berlanti Television and After Portsmouth Productions|
|Brotherly Love||1995–96||NBC/The WB||Season 1 produced by Touchstone Television. Season 2 produced by Walt Disney Television|
|Brutally Normal||2000||The WB||as Touchstone Television|
|Buddies||1996||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Cane||2007||CBS||co-production with CBS Paramount Network Television|
|Carol & Company||1990||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Wind Dancer Productions and Kalola Productions|
|Carpoolers||2007–08||ABC||co-production with DreamWorks Television, T.R.O.N.T Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment|
|Castle||2009–16||ABC||co-production with Beacon Pictures, The Barry Schindel Company (2009) (season 1), Experimental Pictures (2009-2013) (seasons 2-5) and Milmar Pictures (2013–2015) (seasons 6-7)|
|The Catch||2016–17||ABC||co-production with Shondaland Productions|
|Cavemen||2007||ABC||co-production with Double Vision Productions and Television 360|
|Clerks: The Animated Series||2000||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Miramax Television, View Askew Productions and Woltz International Pictures Corporation|
|Clone High||2002–03||MTV||co-production with Doozer Productions, Lord Miller Productions, Nelvana and MTV; as Touchstone Television|
|Code Black||2015–18||CBS||co-production with Michael Seitzman's Pictures, Tiny Pyro Productions and CBS Television Studios|
|Commander in Chief||2005–06||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Battle Plan Productions and Steven Bochco Productions|
|Conviction||2016–17||ABC||co-production with Double Fried Productions and The Mark Gordon Company|
|Costello||1998||Fox||as Touchstone Television|
|Cougar Town||2009–15||ABC/TBS||co-production with Doozer Productions and Coquette Productions|
|Courting Alex||2006||CBS||co-production with Paramount Network Television; as Touchstone Television|
|Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||2016–17||CBS||co-production with Erica Messer Productions, The Mark Gordon Company and CBS Television Studios|
|Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||2011||CBS||co-production with The Mark Gordon Company, Bernero Productions and CBS Television Studios|
|The Crossing||2018||ABC||co-production with Dworkin/Beattie Productions and Brick Moon Television|
|Crumbs||2006||ABC||as Touchstone Television co-production with Marco Pennette Productions|
|Cupid||2009||ABC||co-production with Rob Thomas Productions and Sony Pictures Television|
|Cutters||1993||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Daddio||2000||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Big Fan|
|Dangerous Minds||1996–97||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Day Break||2006–08||ABC/TV One||as Touchstone Television in 2006|
|Designated Survivor||2016–18||ABC||co-production with Kinberg Genre and The Mark Gordon Company|
|Desperate Housewives||2004–12||ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Cherry Productions|
|Detroit 1-8-7||2010–11||ABC||co-production with Remainder Men Productions and Mandeville Television|
|Devious Maids||2013–16||Lifetime||co-production with Cherry/Wind Productions and Televisa International|
|Dirt||2007–08||FX||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Coquette Productions and Matthew Carnahan Circus Products|
|Dirty Sexy Money||2007–09||ABC||co-production with Berlanti Productions|
|Donas de Casa Desesperadas||2007–08||RedeTV!||an exclusive version of Desperate Housewives made for Brazil|
|Down and Out in Beverly Hills||1987||Fox||as Touchstone Television|
|Downward Dog||2017||ABC||co-production with Mosaic Media Group, Animal Media Group and Legendary Television|
|Dr. Ken||2015–17||ABC||co-production with Old Charlie Productions, Davis Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television|
|Eli Stone||2008–09||ABC||co-production with Berlanti Productions|
|Ellen||1994–98||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with the Black/Marlens Company|
|The Ellen Burstyn Show||1986||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Empire||2005||ABC||miniseries; as Touchstone Television|
|Empty Nest||1988–95||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Witt-Thomas Productions|
|The Family||2016||ABC||co-production with Mandeville Films and Minnesota Logging Company|
|The Fanelli Boys||1990–91||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with KTMB|
|Felicity||1998–02||The WB||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Imagine Television|
|FlashForward||2009–10||ABC||co-production with HBO Entertainment and Phantom Four Films|
|Galavant||2015–16||ABC||co-production with Rhode Island Ave. Productions|
|Gary Unmarried||2008–10||CBS||co-production with Ed Yeager Productions (2008-2009) (season 1), Rude Mood Productions (2008-2009) (season 1) and CBS Television Studios|
|GCB||2012||ABC||co-production with Darren Star Productions and Kapital Entertainment|
|The Geena Davis Show||2000–01||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|The George Wendt Show||1995||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Ghost Whisperer||2005–10||CBS||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with CBS Television Studios and Sander/Moses Productions|
|Gideon's Crossing||2000–01||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Heel And Toe Films|
|Go Fish||2001||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|The Golden Girls||1985–92||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Witt-Thomas-Harris Productions|
|The Golden Palace||1992–93||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Good & Evil||1991||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|The Good Life||1994||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|Grandfathered||2015–16||Fox||co-production with Rhode Island Ave. Productions, Consolidated Chumworks and 20th Century Fox Television|
|Happy Endings||2011–13||ABC||co-production with Sony Pictures Television, FanFare Productions and Shark Vs Bear Productions (2012-2013) (season 3)|
|Hard Time on Planet Earth||1989||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Hardball||1994||Fox||as Touchstone Television|
|Heartland||1989||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Hello Ladies||2013||HBO||co-production with Four Eyes Entertainment and Quantity Entertainment|
|Herman's Head||1991–94||Fox||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Witt/Thomas Productions|
|Hiller and Diller||1997–98||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Imagine Television|
|Home Improvement||1991–99||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Wind Dancer Productions|
|Homeboys In Outer Space||1996–97||UPN||co-production with Sweet Lorraine Productions; as Touchstone Television|
|Hope & Faith||2003–06||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Industry Entertainment|
|Hull High||1990–91||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Gil Grant Productions|
|If Not for You||1995||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Imaginary Mary||2017||ABC||co-production with David Guarascio Productions, Adam F. Goldberg Productions, Happy Madison Productions and Sony Pictures Television|
|Imagine That||2002||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Seth Kurland Productions and Columbia TriStar Television|
|In Case of Emergency||2007||ABC||co-production with Bushwhacker Productions and Howard J. Morris Productions; as Touchstone Television|
|In Justice||2006||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with King Size Productions|
|In the Game||2004||ABC||unaired pilot; as Touchstone Television|
|In the Motherhood||2009||ABC||co-production with Pointy Bird Productions, Cabloom! Productions and Mindshare Entertainment|
|Inconceivable||2005||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|Intelligence||2014||CBS||co-production with CBS Television Studios, and The Barry Schindel Company|
|It's All Relative||2003–04||ABC||co-production with Storyline Entertainment, Naturally Blond Productions and Paramount Network Television; as Touchstone Television|
|The Job||2001–02||ABC||co-production with Apostle Productions, The Cloudland Company and DreamWorks Television; as Touchstone Television|
|Kevin Hill||2004–05||UPN||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Icon Productions|
|Kevin (Probably) Saves the World||2017–18||ABC||co-production with Fazekas & Butters Productions|
|Kingdom Hospital||2004||ABC||co-production with Sony Pictures Television and Mark Carliner Productions; as Touchstone Television|
|The Knights of Prosperity||2007||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with B&B Productions and Worldwide Pants Incorporated|
|Kyle XY||2006–09||ABC Family||as Touchstone Television until 2006; co-production with Kyle XY Productions, BenderSpink Productions and Two Cigarettes and One Match Productions (2006) (season 1)|
|Laurie Hill||1992||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Legend of the Seeker||2008–10||Syndication||co-production with Paperboy Productions and Renaissance Pictures|
|Lenny||1990–91||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Less than Perfect||2002–06||ABC||co-production with Wass-Stein Productions; as Touchstone Television|
|Life as We Know It||2004–05||ABC||co-production with Sachs/Judah Productions and Cabloom! Productions; as Touchstone Television|
|Life on Mars||2008–09||ABC||co-production with 20th Century Fox Television|
|Life with Bonnie||2002–04||ABC||co-production with Bob & Alice Productions; as Touchstone Television|
|Life's Work||1996–97||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Line of Fire||2003–04||ABC||co-production with Battle Plan Productions and DreamWorks Television; as Touchstone Television|
|Little House on the Prairie||2005||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Lost||2004–10||ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Bad Robot Productions|
|Lost at Home||2003||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Michael Jacobs Productions and NBC Studios|
|Lucky 7||2013||ABC||co-production with Amblin Television, Remainder Men and The Beekeeper's Apprentice|
|Madigan Men||2000||ABC||co-production with Chupack Productions and Artists Television Group; as Touchstone Television|
|Madoff||2016||ABC||miniseries; co-production with Lincoln Square Productions|
|Malibu Country||2012–13||ABC||co-production with ACME Productions|
|Mama's Boy||1987–88||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|Man Up!||2011||ABC||co-production with Garfield Grove, Bicycle Path Productions and Tagline Television|
|Manhattan Love Story||2014||ABC||co-production with Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Burrow Owl Productions|
|Marvel's Agent Carter||2015–16||ABC||co-production with Fazekas & Butters Productions and Marvel Television|
|Marvel's The Defenders||2017||Netflix||miniseries; co-production with Goddard Textiles, Nine and a Half Fingers, Inc. and Marvel Television|
|Marvel's Inhumans||2017||ABC||financed by IMAX Entertainment; co-production with Devilina Productions and Marvel Television|
|Marvel's Most Wanted||2016||ABC||unaired pilot; co-production with Marvel Television|
|Maybe It's Me||2001–02||The WB||as Touchstone Television; co-production with SamJen Productions and Warner Bros. Television|
|Maybe This Time||1995–96||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Michael Jacobs Productions|
|The Mayor||2017||ABC||co-production with Jeremy Bronson Productions, Fee-Fi-Fo Films and Fanfare Productions|
|MDs||2002||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Miracles||2003||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with David Greenbalt Productions and Spyglass Entertainment|
|Misery Loves Company||1995||Fox||as Touchstone Television|
|Missing||2012||ABC||co-production with Little Engine Productions and Upcountry Productions|
|Mixology||2014||ABC||co-production with Lucas & Moore and Ryan Seacrest Productions|
|Monk||2002–09||USA||as Touchstone Television (final surviving series to carry the Touchstone Television logo); co-production with Mandeville Films and Universal Cable Productions|
|Monty||1994||Fox||as Touchstone Television|
|Moon Over Miami||1993||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Harley Peyton TV and Columbia Pictures Television|
|The Muppets||2015–16||ABC||co-production with The Muppets Studio and Bill Prady Productions|
|The Muppets' Wizard of Oz||2005||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with The Jim Henson Company and Fox Television Studios|
|My Generation||2010||ABC||co-production with 26 Keys Productions|
|My Wife and Kids||2001–05||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Wayans Bros. Entertainment and Impact Zone Productions|
|Nashville||2012–17||ABC/CMT||co-production with The Bedford Falls Company (2016–2017) (season 5), Walk And Chew Gum, Inc., Cutler Productions (2012-2013) (season 1), Small Wishes Productions (2012-2016) (seasons 1-4), Opry Entertainment and Lionsgate Television; parted ways with the show for season six|
|The Neighbors||2012–14||ABC||co-production with 17-28 Black, Inc. and Kapital Entertainment|
|Night Stalker||2005–06||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Big Light Productions|
|No Ordinary Family||2010–11||ABC||co-production with Berlanti Television and Oh That Gus Inc.|
|Notorious||2016||ABC||co-production with Osprey Productions and Sony Pictures Television|
|Nowhere Man||1995–96||UPN||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Lawrence Hertzog Productions|
|Nurses||1991–94||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions|
|The Nutt House||1989||NBC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Brooksfilms Television and Alan Spencer Productions|
|October Road||2007–08||ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Space Floor Television, Mojo Films and Group M Entertainment (season 1)|
|Of Kings and Prophets||2016||ABC||co-production with BoomGen Studios, Philotimo Factory and Jason T. Reed Productions|
|Off the Map||2011||ABC||co-production with Shondaland and Minnesota Logging Company|
|The Oldest Rookie||1987–88||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Once and Again||1999–02||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Bedford Falls Productions|
|Once Upon a Time||2011–18||ABC||co-production with Kitsis-Horowitz Productions|
|Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||2013–14||ABC||co-production with Kitsis-Horowitz Productions|
|Pacific Station||1991–92||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|Perception||2012–15||TNT||co-production with Paperboy Productions|
|The PJs||1999–2001||Fox/The WB||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Imagine Television, The Murphy Company, and Will Vinton Studios|
|Playmakers||2003||ESPN||as Touchstone Television; produced as/on behalf of ESPN|
|Popular||1999–2001||The WB||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Ryan Murphy Productions, Roundtable Ink and The Shephard/Robin Company|
|Pride & Joy||1995||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|Private Practice||2007–13||ABC||co-production with Shondaland and The Mark Gordon Company|
|The Protector||2011||Lifetime||co-production with Wass-Stein Productions|
|Push, Nevada||2002||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Quantico||2015–18||ABC||co-production with Random Acts Productions and The Mark Gordon Company|
|Raising the Bar||2008–09||TNT||co-production with Steven Bochco Productions|
|The Real O'Neals||2016–17||ABC||co-production with Windsor & Johnson Productions and di Bonaventura Television|
|Reaper||2007–09||The CW||co-production with The Mark Gordon Company, Fazekas & Butters and Dark Baby Productions|
|Red Band Society||2014–15||Fox||co-production with Amblin Television and Filmax International|
|Red Widow||2013||ABC||co-production with Endemol|
|Regular Joe||2003||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Resurrection||2014–15||ABC||co-production with Plan B Entertainment|
|Revenge||2011–15||ABC||co-production with Page Fright (2011-2013) and Temple Hill Entertainment|
|Ringer||2011–12||The CW||co-production with Green Eggs And Pam Productions, Inc., Brillstein Entertainment Partners, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television|
|The River||2012||ABC||co-production with Haunted Movies, J.A. Green Construction Corp. and Amblin Television|
|Rodney||2004–06||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Romy and Michele: In the Beginning||2005||ABC Family||as Touchstone Television|
|Ruby & The Rockits||2009||ABC Family|
|Samantha Who?||2007–09||ABC||co-production with Donald Todd Productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners|
|Scandal||2012–18||ABC||co-produced with Shondaland|
|Scoundrels||2010||ABC||co-production with Long Run Productions|
|Scrubs||2001–10||NBC/ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Doozer|
|Secrets and Lies||2015–16||ABC||co-production with Avenue K Productions, Hoodlum Entertainment and Kapital Entertainment|
|The Secret Lives of Men||1998||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|The Sinbad Show||1993–94||Fox||as Touchstone Television|
|Singer & Sons||1990||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|Six Degrees||2006–07||ABC||co-production with Nosebleed Productions; as Touchstone Television|
|Social Studies||1997||UPN||as Touchstone Television|
|Someone Like Me||1994||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|Soul Man||1997–98||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Sports Night||1998–2000||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Imagine Television|
|Stat||1991||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|State of Georgia||2011||ABC Family||co-production with Jennifer Weiner Productions and Kirk J. Rudell Productions|
|Still Star-Crossed||2017||ABC||co-production with Shondaland|
|Style & Substance||1998||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|Teen Angel||1997–1998||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Spooky Magic Productions|
|Thanks||1999||CBS||as Touchstone Television|
|That Was Then||2002||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Threat Matrix||2003–04||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Industry Entertainment|
|Tilt||2005||ESPN||produced as/on behalf of ESPN; as Touchstone Television|
|Three Moons Over Milford||2006||ABC Family||as Touchstone Television|
|Thunder Alley||1994–95||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Trophy Wife||2013–14||ABC||co-production with Quantity Entertainment|
|The Trouble with Normal||2000||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Garfield Grove Productions and Paramount Television|
|Ugly Betty||2006–10||ABC||as Touchstone Television until 2007; co-production with Silent H Productions, Ventanarosa Productions and Reveille Productions|
|Uncle Buck||2016||ABC||co-production with Will Packer Productions, Unaccountable Freaks Productions and Universal Television|
|Unhappily Ever After||1995–99||The WB||as Touchstone Television|
|Veritas: The Quest||2003||ABC||co-production with Massett/Zinman Productions; as Touchstone Television|
|The Vineyard||2013||ABC Family|
|Walter & Emily||1991–92||NBC||as Touchstone Television|
|The Wayne Brady Show||2001–02||Syndication||co-production with Brad Grey and Don Mischer; as Buena Vista Television|
|Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central)||2002||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with The Cloudland Company|
|What About Brian||2006–07||ABC||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Bad Robot Productions and Sachs/Judah Productions (season 1)|
|When We Rise||2017||ABC||miniseries; co-production with Hungry Jackal Productions and Laurence Mark Productions|
|Where I Live||1993||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|The Whispers||2015||ABC||co-production with Clickety-Clack Productions and Amblin Television|
|Wicked City||2015||ABC||co-production with Mandeville Television|
|Wildside||1985||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Wonderland||2000||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Woops!||1992||Fox||as Touchstone Television|
|You Wish||1997–98||ABC||as Touchstone Television|
|Zero Hour||2013||ABC||co-production with Clickety-Clack Productions and di Bonaventura Pictures|
|Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane||1999–2000||The WB||as Touchstone Television; co-production with Michael Jacobs Productions|
|Cable show programs|
(ABC Entertainment Group)
ABC Signature Studios (alternatively Signature, or ABC Signature) is a dedicated division of ABC Studios spearheading development and production in premium and basic cable as well as streaming platforms. The artist driven arm provides a year-round destination for development and production across the cable landscape. Most recently, their new critically acclaimed comedy "SMILF" created by Frankie Shaw who also stars and directs premiered on Showtime. Signature is currently in production on the half-hour “black-ish” spin-off, “grown-ish,” from creator/EP Kenya Barris starring Yara Shahidi which premieres on Freeform early next year. Additionally, Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios are in post production on two new series: “Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu premiering this month and "Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” premiering on Freeform in 2018. Signature's previous series include “Guerrilla,” “Dead of Summer,” “Blood & Oil,” “Benched,” and the Emmy-nominated HBO film “Confirmation,” starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce.
ABC Studios was moving to sell to outside networks. As the studios had placed the former ABC comedy Cougar Town at TBS, and Devious Maids at Lifetime, Signature was started in October 2012 to continue the trend.
Signature developed Mistresses, which was included in ABC's summer schedule and renewed for another season. Signature was incorporated on September 23, 2013. In October 2013, the division placed its first outside project, Benched, for USA with a pilot order which finished shooting by December. Other projects were in the works with A&E, WE tv and TBS. In the works with ABC, Signature has a possible straight-to-series Stephen King story adaptation, Grand Central based on The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates.
Corporate sibling Freeform picked up Rated P For Parenthood for development as its first program from Signature in June 2014.
In April 2015, Signature and ABC Studios agreed to a two-year, first-look with Black Label Media, started by Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill three years ago as a financing and producing company. McG's Wonderland Sound & Vision signed a two-year overall production agreement with Signature, Freeform and ABC Studios in October 2015. This follows two productions from McG on Freeform/ABC Family.
In April 2016, Freeform greenlit Marvel's Cloak & Dagger with a straight-to-series order as Marvel Television's first co-production with Signature. Another co-production with Marvel Television was greenlit in August 2016, with Marvel's Runaways confirmed for the Hulu streaming service. Signature put in development a live action Mighty Ducks series in January 2018 that is likely to end up being a show on BAMTech's Disney brand streaming service.
|SMILF||2017–present||Showtime||co-production with Supahsmaht Productions, Groundswell Productions, Quantity Entertainment and Showtime Networks|
|Marvel's Runaways||2017–present||Hulu||co-production with Fake Empire Productions and Marvel Television|
|Grown-ish||2018–present||Freeform||co-production with Khalabo Ink Society, Principato-Young Entertainment and Cinema Gypsy Productions|
|Marvel's Cloak & Dagger||2018–present||Freeform||co-production with Wandering Rocks Productions and Marvel Television|
|All About The Washingtons||2018–present||Netflix||co-production with Amblin Television|
|Marvel's New Warriors||2018||TBA||co-production with Marvel Television|
|Godfather of Harlem||2019||Epix||co-production with Significant Productions|
|Grand Central||TBA||ABC||co-production with Upstart Entertainment|
|Strega||TBA||A&E||co-production with Gotham Group|
|Borne to be Wilde||TBA||A&E||co-production with Coquette Productions|
|Suburban Shootout||TBA||WE tv||co-production with Kapital Entertainment and Feelgood Fiction|
|Rated P For Parenthood||TBA||Freeform||co-production with Milojo Productions|
|Little Fires Everywhere||TBA||Hulu||co-production with Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street|
|Mistresses||2013–16||ABC||co-production with Good Talk Productions, Bob Sertner Productions, Ecosse Films and Tsiporah Productions|
|Benched||2014||USA||co-production with The Mark Gordon Company|
|Blood & Oil||2015||ABC||co-production with Flame Ventures|
|Confirmation||2016||HBO||television film; co-production with Groundswell Productions and HBO Films|
|Dead of Summer||2016||Freeform||co-production with Kitsis-Horowitz Productions|
|Guerrilla||2017||Sky Atlantic/Showtime||miniseries; co-production with Green Door Pictures, Fifty Fathoms and Stearns Castle Entertainment|
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