The Alphabet Network is revving up its streaming game. ABC has announced its slate of new, upcoming, and returning digital TV series available via the ABCd streaming app. Among the new ABCd TV shows is the scripted This Isn’t Working TV series, from “social media influencer” Lisa Schwartz.
Other new ABCd TV shows include: Matthew Hussey’s What To Text Him Back; Tastemade’s Farm to Plate, starring Guy Turland; and She Talks, covering true stories of women who have turned their “passions into paychecks.” A new episode of On the Record featuring RnB singer Yuna is also available. A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus premieres September 15th. Get the details from this ABC press release.[Each linked show title in bold, is a link to that show on abc.go.com.]
ABC LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER SLATE OF ABCD ORIGINALS FOR
THE NEW ABC APP
New Series Include ‘What To Text Him Back’ from Relationship Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author Matthew Hussey and ‘This Isn’t Working’ from YouTube Star Lisa Schwartz
Four new ABCd original short-form series are live now on the ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected TV devices, including “What To Text Him Back” from relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author of “Get the Guy” Matthew Hussey; “This Isn’t Working” from social media influencer Lisa Schwartz; “Farm to Plate,” from Tastemade and Aussie culinary sensation Guy Turland; and “She Talks,” which tells the empowering stories of women who have turned their passions into paychecks. A new episode of “On the Record” is also available featuring rising RnB star Yuna and on September 15 “A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus” will debut with up and coming comedian and talk show host Quinn Marcus.[Watch ABCd’s “Sept Sizzle” teaser.]
Series details include:
Relationship expert and New York Times best-selling author of “Get The Guy,” Matthew Hussey breaks down dating in the digital age. From inappropriate sexts or just the simple, yet often confounding ones like, “hey,” viewers will never be lost in “textlation” again. #WhatToTextHimBack.
Sarah Turner (Lisa Schwartz) is an aspiring actress with a negative bank account balance, taking on an endless stream of embarrassing part-time jobs to make ends meet. Along with her roommates (the uptight and straight-laced Nicole and the free-spirited hippie Jake), Sarah represents a new generation overwhelmed with the trials of adult life but underwhelmed with the idea of working a 9-to-5. Actress, comedian and YouTube star Lisa Schwartz, known online as Lisbug, co-produced and wrote the series with Sean Kearney. The series is also executive produced by Schwartz and Kearney, along with Maker Studios, and Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling of Retrofit. #ThisIsntWorkingShow.
Aussie chef Guy Turland explores the foraging phenomenon, trekking through land and sea to pick the freshest local ingredients from the most interesting places. Guided by people who truly understand the ingredients and prepared in the great outdoors, Turland discovers what it truly means to eat well and be happy. #FarmToPlate.
This month, “On the Record” features Muslim RnB songbird Yuna. From being an aspiring law student in Malaysia to singing part time with local bands to now collaborating with RnB superstar Usher on her latest single “Crush,” Yuna shares how she found her voice while balancing the Muslim traditions she holds sacred. #OnTheRecord
What does it take to find success? Be smart, work hard and – above all – be FEARLESS. Real-life women entrepreneurs Alli Webb, founder of DryBar; Wendi Levy and Kim Etheridge, co-founders of Mixed Chicks; Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker, co-founders of Sugar Paper; and Zhena Muzyka, founder of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, share the sacrifices and triumphs of striking out on their own. #SheTalks
On September 15, “A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus” will go live in conjunction with Marcus’ role as the official social media correspondent for the 2016 Emmys. Marcus is best known from MTV’s “Girl Code” and MTVu’s “Quinnterviews.”
In “A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus,” interviewees are asked to share some aspect of their everyday lives with Marcus. Unassuming and always just a little awkward, Marcus balances the fine line between being intimate and being totally invasive. #ALittleOfYourTime
ABC re-launched its app July 13, marking a major evolution of its streaming service. In addition to the current on-air shows, the network added ABCd short-form series, full seasons of 38 “Throwback” shows, and a redesigned user interface exclusively for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV that improves discovery and navigation.
Full seasons of beloved past shows include: “8 Simple Rules,” “Benched,” “Betrayal,” “Body of Proof,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Commander in Chief,” “Detroit 1-8-7,” “Dinosaurs,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Ellen,” “Felicity,” “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,” “My So-Called Life,” “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,” “Sports Night,” “Trophy Wife,” “Ugly Betty,” and “What About Brian?”
ABC.com and the ABC app enables users nationwide to access full episodes of their favorite shows on demand, including “Dancing with the Stars,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Modern Family,” “Quantico,” “Shark Tank” and “Scandal.” Additionally, subscribers of participating pay TV providers have several advantages. They can watch a 24-hour live network stream in select markets, access exclusive programming events and the most recent episodes of ABC series and news programs the day after they air. The new original ABCd shorts and the “throwback” series are available to all viewers on ABC.com and the ABC apps for mobile and connected TV devices without signing in.
The newly redesigned ABC app is available exclusively in Apple’s App Store and its Apple TV App Store. It is also available on ABC.com, Amazon Appstore, Google Play, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox 360.
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