ABC Family will kick off its new Saturday-night block of repurposed ABC
comedies with encores of Life with Bonnie and Less Than Perfect four days after episodes air on ABC. For now, movies will provide the
lead-in and lead-out.
ABC Family created the block, dubbed "ABC Plus," as part of a new strategy to
woo younger viewers with comedies and reality shows. Angela Shapiro, ABC
Family's new president, plans to use a mix of ABC reruns and original fare.
Shapiro had hoped to run That Was Then in the block, but ABC canceled
the show. She was also angling for 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage
Daughter, but the deal didn't happen. The ABC Plus block kicks off Oct.