Join Date: Oct 2017
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Ever since Disney acquired ABC, they haven't had much of a clue about how to program the network. Which seems strange, because they seem to be doing well running their other acquisitions from FOX, as well as the Disney Channel Group.
I agree that they really dropped the ball on Emergence, which definitely didn't seem to be a good fit for a 10 p.m. Tuesday slot. And this happened after they spent lots of effort and "mouse money" into hiring showrunners Tara Butters and her partner to develop the show for ABC!
Somehow, there seems to be a marked difference in Disney's whole attitude towards the OTA network, which probably is a "tell" that they believe streaming media to be the true future of television; it wouldn't surprise me if they end up unloading the ABC network to another big media company not too long from now.
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