ABC Afterschool Special

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About the TV Show

ABC Afterschool Special

ABC Afterschool Special

First Air Date: October 04, 1972

First Aired on    :   1972
Status    :   Ended
Created By    :   Guy Fraumeni
Networks    :   ABC
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Seasons/Episodes    :   135 episodes in 24 Seasons

The ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from 1972 to 1997, usually in the late afternoon on week days. Most episodes were dramatically presented situations, often controversial, of interest to children and teenagers. Several episodes were either in animated form or presented as documentaries. Topics included illiteracy, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy. The series won 51 Daytime Emmy Awards during its 25-year run. In 2004 and 2005, BCI Eclipse and Sunset Home Visual Entertainment issued six DVD collections of episodes from the series that had been produced by Martin Tahse, each collection containing four episodes. A boxed set, in the shape of a school bus, was also released containing all of the DVD releases, with a detailed information booklet of all the specials on the set and including an extra DVD of two specials that had previously not been released on DVD. The DVDs are currently out of print.


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Seasons

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Season 24 (1996)

2 episodes


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Season 23 (1995)

4 episodes


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Season 22 (1994)

4 episodes


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Season 21 (1993)

4 episodes


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Season 20 (1992)

4 episodes


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Season 19 (1990)

4 episodes


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Season 18 (1989)

2 episodes


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Season 17 (1988)

5 episodes


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Season 16 (1987)

6 episodes


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Season 15 (1986)

7 episodes


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Season 14 (1985)

6 episodes


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Season 13 (1984)

6 episodes


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Season 12 (1983)

7 episodes


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Season 11 (1982)

7 episodes


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Season 10 (1981)

7 episodes


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Season 9 (1980)

7 episodes


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Season 8 (1979)

7 episodes


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Season 7 (1978)

6 episodes


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Season 6 (1977)

7 episodes


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Season 5 (1976)

6 episodes


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Season 4 (1975)

7 episodes


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Season 3 (1974)

7 episodes


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Season 2 (1973)

7 episodes


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Season 1 (1972)

6 episodes


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Specials (1)

1 episodes