ABC revamps streaming app with new digital slate, adds seven new shows

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LOS ANGELES — ABC is adding throwbacks — like My So Called Life — and a handful of new digital series to its streaming app as part of a major revamp.

The network announced the launch of seven new digital shows for its app Wednesday (check out an exclusive clip of Modern Family star Ty Burrell’s digital series below).

A look at ABC’s revamped streaming app.

The app itself will also get a facelift. There will be a redesigned user interface exclusively for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV that improves discovery and navigation, ABC said.

“Our team has completely reimagined the digital viewing experience for ABC fans,” Karin Gilford, SVP of Digital Media at ABC Television Network, said in a statement. “All of this allows us to expand beyond the bounds of our linear schedule and extend ABC storytelling to viewers across screens and platforms.”

“Our team has completely reimagined the digital viewing experience for ABC fans.”

Here’s a full list of the new digital programming (plus an exclusive clip of Burrell’s show):

Boondoogle

“After a life of obscurity, Burrell has finally made it big with a starring role in the hit series ‘Wingbot.’ Now he and his non-tourage of best friends Mel, Joel and Johnny get to enjoy some of the perks of being a TV star. It’s time for these 40-something husbands and dads to cut loose… mostly on weekends and during reasonable hours. Starring: Burrell, Joel Spence, Mel Cowan, Johnny Meeks, all as themselves.”

All My Gay Friends Are Getting Married

“A celebration of gay marriage through the eyes of only mildly bitter single girl, Michelle Collins, who’s realizing that everyone is now getting married…except her. She’ll sit down with the couples as they recount how they fell in love and relive their epic wedding ceremonies.”

Forever 31

“Comedian Iliza Shlesinger and her friends struggle with the indignities of dead-end jobs, hangovers, dating, infidelity and all the rest of the absurdities of modern adulthood.  Created by and starring Shlesinger.”

Tastemade’s ‘Get Cookin’

“Sponsored by Hefty, three popular Tastemakers – Erwan Heussaff, Lazarus Lynch, Megan Mitchell  – arm viewers with the techniques, tips, and recipes to take their food game to the next level. In addition to showing mouthwatering recipes, these chefs will tell personal stories behind these dishes, why they matter, and why they should be the next things to devour.”

I Can Find $3,000 In Your Home

“eBay millionaire Linda Lightman believes that everyone has at least 52 items totaling at least $3,000 in their homes. She’s going to households around the country to find the treasure in their trash and show you how to make money with insider tips about the online resale value of your stuff.”

Newborn Moms

“The comedic story of what it’s like to be a new parent struggling with sleepless nights, self doubt and swollen boobs. Created by Aurora Browne and Nadine Djoury, the series follows two moms, Rosie and Julia, as they reconcile the kind of mothers they thought they would be with the kind they actually are.  Starring Aurora Brown (Rosie) and Nadine Djoury (Julia).”

On The Record

“Provides an intimate ‘story behind the song’ experience where songwriters perform an acoustic version of the song and share the inspiration behind it.  The interviews will reveal the song’s meaning, personal anecdotes of its evolution, and its impact on the artist’s life and career. The first installment in the series features Hollywood Records recording artist Shawn Hook discussing his hit singles ‘Wonderful Surprise,’ ‘Million Ways’ and ‘Sound of Your Heart.’ Future artists include Fancy and Yuna.”

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