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Rick Ace Rhodes
Did anyone else hear that ABC Family is changing it's name to "Freeform" at the beginning of 2016?

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Mr Magic
Yes, I did. I feel the network name should've been changed years ago.
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vkimo
Wasn't it Fox Family before that? Either way some of the content really pushed the "Family" boundaries.
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Mr Magic
What did their former show Greek have to do with the family genre? I never seen it, but I imagine it's about a bunch of partying fraternity kids.
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Vaporman87
vkimo wrote :

Wasn't it Fox Family before that? Either way some of the content really pushed the "Family" boundaries.
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My thoughts exactly. The name change is way overdue.
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Rick Ace Rhodes
thecrow174 wrote :

What did their former show Greek have to do with the family genre? I never seen it, but I imagine it's about a bunch of partying fraternity kids.
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I never saw it either, but I don't think it was completely about partying like Blue Mountain State was. I think it had a lot to do with the drama surrounding the college atmosphere.
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Caps 2.0
It reminds me of a line I once said: The network is called ABC Family. It's strange. I didn't know that kids were 14 years old when they were born.

That, of course, is a reference to how all their original programming has at least a TV-14 rating.
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Rick Ace Rhodes
Caps 2.0 wrote :

It reminds me of a line I once said: The network is called ABC Family. It's strange. I didn't know that kids were 14 years old when they were born.

That, of course, is a reference to how all their original programming has at least a TV-14 rating.
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Yeah, I never really understood the whole "Family" part either. I mean in the early 2000's they had a lot of older syndicated sitcoms airing on the channel, but they no longer air any of that, except for Boy Meets World. Since the mid-2000's it seems like everything they do is geared towards teenagers and young adults.
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Mr Magic
They kind of ruined their reputation as a family network when they aired Slacker Cats.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacker_Cats
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vkimo
Caps 2.0 wrote :

It reminds me of a line I once said: The network is called ABC Family. It's strange. I didn't know that kids were 14 years old when they were born.

That, of course, is a reference to how all their original programming has at least a TV-14 rating.
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Well said. It seems to me like the kind of hopeless programming that adults who want to be friends with their children instead of parents would watch in hopes of spending time with their self absorbed dimwits.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
Surprised it wasn't sooner.
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