ABC FAMILY is now called FREEFORM
Watch ABC Family Pretty little liars is set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the series follows the lives of four girls, Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, and Spencer Hastings, whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison DiLaurentis. After a long year later, the wacky friends are reunited suddenly start receiving crazy messages from a mysterious figure who call themselves “A”, And this crazy “A” threatens to expose their deepest secrets, and threatens to kill them all, including ones they thought only Alison knew. In the beginning they think it’s Alison herself, but after Alison turns up alive the girls realize that someone else is this “A” character
PLL has become the #1 scripted show on Instagram, the #1 scripted show on Pinterest, has 14.5 million Facebook fans, has the top 6 most tweeted episode of a scripted series, and the March 18th, 2014 season four finale stands as the most social hour of scripted television in 2014.
Besides having shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Chasing Life, The Fosters, Melissa & Joey, Switched at Birth and Baby Daddy, ABC Family has become a phenomenon for teens and young adults who choose to watch more and more. Although most people watch at home, there are several live stream options on the internet for people who are not in the USA and for those who cannot make it to a TV in time. Watching live online ABC Family also has the GO app which many use. We will probably find out who this “A” person is soon!
In The Secret Life of the American Teenager, another ABC Family offering, Shailene Woodley plays Amy Juergens, the straight and narrow student who is good and then an unexpected pregnancy rocks her world following a whirlwind one-night stand at band camp. Controversially, the character braces herself for the ensuing emotional rollercoaster, and learns to balance the weight of the world that has fallen upon her shoulders, does provide for genuinely compelling and thought-provoking family television.
Although mostly teens and young people watch ABC family it has recently been growing to include a larger older audience group that seems to be a lasting trend for it.
The Influence that ABC Family has on young people is very discernible even in this digital age of the internet. Who influences your life? Is it your parents, your teachers, your education? What if the biggest influence in your life was your television, whether you realized it or not. Teenagers are strongly influenced by what they watch and sometimes that can be dangerous. Things that do not usually occur in life or are not age appropriate can give off the illusion of being typical because you have seen it on television.
It is no secret that ABC Family channel’s programming content standards had changed several years earlier after the sale of the channel by Pat Robertson and International Family Entertainment, and the channel had even aired some acquired series and movies that contain profanity, violence and sexual content or dialogue after the sale to News Corporation, only running them somewhat more so since being purchased by The Walt Disney Company. ABC Family does air parental advisory tags at the beginning of some TV-14 rated programs, such as That ’70s Show and some episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Pretty Little Liars, Twisted and The Fosters.