ABC Afterschool Specials

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ABC Afterschool Specials
Premiere October 4, 1972
Finale December 5, 1996
Network/Provider ABC
Style 60-minute comedy / drama anthology
Company ABC
Seasons 25
Episodes 153
Origin USA

ABC Afterschool Specials is a comedy / drama anthology that aired on ABC.

Targeted toward adolescent and teenage viewers and airing periodically (roughly between two and eight times per year) late in the afternoon following school during the school year, hour-long specials, primarily dramatic in nature and often dealing with controversial topics, were featured in this series. This series was the inspiration for two similar series broadcast by rival networks, the CBS Schoolbreak Special and NBC's Special Treat.

Contents

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One October 4, 1972 April 4, 1973 6
Season Two October 3, 1973 June 5, 1974 7
Season Three October 2, 1974 April 27, 1975 7
Season Four October 8, 1975 May 19, 1976 7
Season Five October 6, 1976 April 6, 1977 6
Season Six October 12, 1977 May 5, 1978 7
Season Seven September 27, 1978 May 9, 1979 7
Season Eight September 26, 1979 March 19, 1980 7
Season Nine September 24, 1980 March 18, 1981 7
Season Ten September 23, 1981 April 7, 1982 7
Season Eleven September 22, 1982 March 30, 1983 8
Season Twelve September 28, 1983 April 18, 1984 7
Season Thirteen September 19, 1984 May 1, 1985 7
Season Fourteen September 11, 1985 March 19, 1986 6
Season Fifteen September 17, 1986 June 3, 1987 8
Season Sixteen September 9, 1987 March 16, 1988 6
Season Seventeen September 15, 1988 April 20, 1989 7
Season Eighteen September 14, 1989 April 19, 1990 6
Season Nineteen September 13, 1990 March 21, 1991 5
Season Twenty September 18, 1991 April 16, 1992 4
Season Twenty-One October 1, 1992 April 15, 1993 4
Season Twenty-Two September 16, 1993 December 9, 1993 2
Season Twenty-Three September 15, 1994 May 25, 1995 6
Season Twenty-Four September 21, 1995 June 11, 1996 6
Season Twenty-Five September 12, 1996 December 5, 1996 3

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
Collector's Set August 23, 2005 purchase 13
1974-76 October 12, 2004 purchase 2
1976-77 October 12, 2004 purchase 2
1978-79 January 11, 2005 purchase 1
1979-80 January 11, 2005 purchase 1
Class of '81-'82 May 24, 2005 purchase 1
Class of '82-'86 May 24, 2005 purchase 1

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