Slowly but surely, major networks and cable providers are realizing the power of Netflix. The streaming giant largely went unopposed for a long time in our weekend what-to-watch plans. But now there鈥檚 some pretty stiff competition, especially from 鈥渘ewcomer鈥澛燗BC聽鈥 yes, that聽ABC. The major network聽just completely revamped its app with a slew of material, old and new, and it鈥檚 starting to lure us in.


It鈥檚 ESPECIALLY because the network announced that chief among the new material on its app are 38 classic ABC hits. And it鈥檚 biiiig news. We will now be able to binge watch recent classics like聽Ugly Betty and Brothers & Sisters, plus old faves like Smart Guy聽for free.聽Gamechanger, right? The network is also throwing back to old episodes of Ellen聽and聽School House Rock.聽

On top of the 38 old shows coming back, ABC is also releasing seven original programs exclusively on the app. We鈥檙e most excited about one called聽Boondoggle,聽starring Ty Burrell from聽Modern Family.聽And, of course,聽ABC is keeping its current hit shows on the app, so you鈥檒l be fine if you ever need to kick it back to the present.

What are you most excited to watch on the new ABC app? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Mac Rumors; photo via ABC)