Back to IndieWire

ABC Brings Nostalgic Favorites Like ‘My So-Called Life’ and ‘Trophy Wife’ Back to Life on Relaunched Streaming Site

From "Ugly Betty" to "Dinosaurs" to "Ellen," all our favorite ABC shows are now in one place.

"My So-Called Life."

“My So-Called Life.”

Mark Seliger/ABC

Thanks to the relatively recent popularity of streaming television, shows that have been off the air for years are getting a second chance at success online — services like Netflix has breathed new life into everything from “Gilmore Girls” to “Twin Peaks” by making all episodes available to new generations, even spurring some upcoming reboots.

READ MORE: ABC Fall Trailers 2016, Ranked: Kiefer Sutherland and Talking Pets Steal the Show

ABC, who just relaunched their streaming website and app, is taking nostalgia TV to a whole new level by streaming 38 “throwback” ABC shows for free. Whether you’ve been dying to watch teenage Claire Danes swoon over Jared Leto in “My So-Called Life,” or old episodes of “Ellen” are more your speed, the revamped ABC site has something for everyone.

Many of the throwback shows had only had limited streaming availability prior to the ABC relaunch, including shows like “Trophy Wife,” which wasn’t available to stream at all. Others, like “FlashForward” were only available on paid streaming sites. Other nostalgic installments in ABC’s online lineup include “Sports Night,” “Felicity,” “Body of Proof,” “October Road” and many more.

READ MORE: ABC Upfronts Preview: First Look at New Shonda Rhimes, Hayley Atwell Shows

Seven new ABC “digital originals” also make their debut on the new page and app, including Ty Burrell’s “Boondoggle” and “Forever 31” starring Iliza Scheslinger. A sizzle reel for the new website and app showcases the old and new shows that are available to stream for free.

Check out the video below, and head over to the ABC Shows page to kickstart some nostalgic binge watching.

Stay on top of the latest TV news! Sign up for our TV news email newsletter here. 

This Article is related to: Television and tagged , , , ,


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *