ABC Studios

ABC Studios


company_name = ABC Studios
company_type = Subsidiary
parent = Disney-ABC Television Group
owner = The Walt Disney Company
foundation = Burbank, California, USA (1985) | location_city = Burbank, California
location_country = USA
key_people = John E. Pepper, Jr., Chairman
Robert Iger, President/CEO

industry = Television Production
homepage = []

ABC Studios is the television production division of Disney-ABC Television Group. ABC Studios was established as Touchstone Television in 1985 and given its current name in May 2007.


In its original incarnation as Touchstone Television, it was a spin-off company from Touchstone Pictures, itself a division/brand of Walt Disney Pictures and Television. In recent years, the studio mainly produces TV shows for ABC, ABC Family, Lifetime (half-owned by Disney with Hearst Corporation) and all other Disney-owned channels (although it has and does produce shows on CBS, NBC, The CW, and cable network FX).

On February 8, 2007, Disney-ABC Television Group rebranded Touchstone Television as ABC Television Studio. Announced at the annual Disney Investor Conference, the rebranding is part of the company's evolution to rebrand their strategy to focus on the three core brands: Disney, ABC and ESPN. In May 2007, the television production company changed its name again to ABC Studios.

Currently produced

* "According to Jim" (ABC)
* "The Amazing Race" (CBS, co-production with CBS Paramount Network Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television)
* "The Amazing Race Asia" (AXN, co-production with ActiveTV Pty LTd.)
* "Army Wives" (Lifetime)
* "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC)
* "Criminal Minds" (CBS, co-production with CBS Paramount Network Television, formerly Paramount Network Television)
* "Desperate Housewives" (ABC)
* "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC)
* "Eli Stone" (ABC)
* "Ghost Whisperer" (CBS, co-production with CBS Paramount Network Television)
* "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
* "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC)
* "Kyle XY" (ABC Family)
* "Life on Mars" (ABC), (Co-produced with 20th Century Fox Television)
* "Lost" (ABC)
* "Monk" (USA, co-production with Universal Media Studios)
* "Private Practice (ABC)
* "Reaper" (The CW)
* "Samantha Who?" (ABC)
* "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC)
* "Ugly Betty" (ABC), (Co-produced with Silvio Horta's Silent H Productions, Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa Productions and Ben Silverman's Reveille Productions)

Future productions

* "The Runners" (ABC, co-production with Sony Pictures Television)
*"Agent Hollywood" (ABC)
*"Snack Pizza" (NBC)
*"Cupid" (ABC)
* "Mr. Proof" (ABC, co-production with Sony Pictures Television)
* "Legend of the Seeker" (Syndication, distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television)
*"The Prince of Motor City" (ABC pilot)
*"" (ABC, distributed by Summit Entertainment and Reveille Productions and Universal Media Studios UK)

Formerly produced

* "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (ABC)
* "Alias" (ABC)
* "Boy Meets World" (ABC)
* "Blossom" (NBC)
*"Cane" (CBS) (Co-produced with CBS Paramount Network Television)
* "Carpoolers" (ABC) (Co-produced with DreamWorks Television)
* "Cavemen" (ABC)
* "" (ABC)
* "Commander in Chief" (ABC)
* "The Commish" (ABC) (co-produced with Stephen J. Cannell Productions)
* "Crumbs" (ABC)
* "Day Break" (ABC)
* "Dirt (FX)
* "Dinosaurs (ABC)
* "Empire" (Mini-Series) (ABC)
* "Empty Nest" (NBC)
* "Felicity" (The WB)
* "The Golden Girls" (NBC)
* "The Golden Palace" (CBS)
* "Home Improvement" (ABC)
* "Hope and Faith" (ABC)
* "In Case of Emergency" (ABC)
* "In Justice" (ABC)
* "In the Game" (ABC)
* "Kevin Hill" (UPN)
* "The Knights of Prosperity" (ABC)
* "Less Than Perfect" (ABC)
* "Life As We Know It" (ABC)
* "October Road" (ABC)
* "Moonlighting" (ABC)
* "Miss Guided" (ABC) (Co-produced with Fox Television Studios)
* "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" (ABC)
* "My So-Called Life" (ABC)
* "My Wife and Kids" (ABC)
* "Popular" (The WB)
* "Playmakers" (ESPN)
* "Rodney" (ABC)
* "" (ABC Family)
* "Six Degrees" (ABC)
* "Sports Night" (ABC)
* "Tilt" (ESPN)
* "Unhappily Ever After" (The WB)
* "What About Brian" (ABC)


Formerly known as

* ABC Television Studio (February–May 2007)
* Touchstone Television Productions, LLC (November 2006 – February 8, 2007; separate company) Fact|date=September 2007
* Touchstone Television (1985 – November 2006, a division of Walt Disney Pictures and Television)
* ABC Circle Films (1960s–1980s, a division of American Broadcasting Companies)

External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Touchstone becomes ABC Television Studios]

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