TV Full List of ABC Afterschool Special Episodes

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Below is a complete ABC Afterschool Special episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual ABC Afterschool Special episodes are listed along with the ABC Afterschool Special episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. ABC Afterschool Special episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. This poll contains items like “The Wave” and “Positive: A Journey Into AIDS.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the ABC Afterschool Special episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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The Woman Who Willed a Miracle Feb 09 1983 - The Woman Who Willed a Miracle, is an ABC Afterschool Special starring Cloris Leachman, M. Emmet Walsh, Leif Green and Rosemary Murphy. It's executive producer was Dick Clark under the auspices ...more

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The Wave Mar 30 1983 - The Wave is a short made-for-TV movie directed by Alex Grasshoff, based on Ron Jones' The Third Wave experiment. Though more prominently featured as an episode of the ABC Afterschool Special ...more

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A Special Gift Oct 24 1979 - A Special Gift is the story of a boy for whom the possession of two exciting talents creates one frustrating problem.

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Dinky Hocker Dec 12 1979 - Dinky Hocker is an American television teen comedy/drama that aired as an ABC Afterschool Special on December 12, 1979. It was based on the 1972 novel Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack by M.E. Kerr.

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Last of the Curlews Oct 04 1972

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Follow the North Star Nov 01 1972

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Santiago's Ark Dec 06 1972

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William Jan 03 1973

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The Incredible, Indelible Magical, Physical Mystery Trip Feb 07 1973

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Alexander Apr 04 1973

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She Drinks a Little Sep 23 1981 - ""She Drinks a Little"" ... or does she a lot, lot more? That's what Cindy's friends try to convince her as she denies that her mother may be a flat-out alcoholic. ...more

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Starstruck Oct 14 1981 - Aspiring teen folk singer is torn whether to continue her singing or to accept an educational scholarship.

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Tough Girl Oct 28 1981 - After juvenile delinquent Renie Lake is caught dealing drugs in a stolen van, she is court ordered to live with her father and rigid step-family. Despite living with a family that seems to ...more

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The Color of Friendship Nov 11 1981 - The Color of Friendship is a 1981 film shown as part of the ABC Afterschool Special series. It's about the friendship between two 13-year-old boys, one black and one white, in a small town that ...more

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The Unforgivable Secret Feb 10 1982

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Daddy, I'm Their Mama Now Mar 03 1982

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Sometimes I Don't Love My Mother Apr 07 1982

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Amy and the Angel Sep 22 1982

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Two Loves for Jenny Oct 27 1982

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A Very Delicate Matter Nov 10 1982

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Please Don't Hit Me, Mom Jan 19 1983 - Please Don't Hit Me, Mom is a TV episode that was nominated for Outstanding Children's Program in the 34th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Have You Ever Been Ashamed of Your Parents? Mar 16 1983

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But It's Not My Fault Mar 23 1983

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It's No Crush, I'm in Love Sep 28 1983

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The Hand Me Down Kid Oct 19 1983

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The Celebrity and the Arcade Kid Nov 09 1983

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Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy Dec 07 1983

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Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia Mar 07 1984

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The Hero Who Couldn't Read Apr 18 1984

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The Great Love Experiment

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Summer Switch Sep 19 1984

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The Almost Royal Family Oct 24 1984 - The Almost Royal Family is an American television teen comedy that aired as an ABC Afterschool Special on October 23, 1984. The program was based on the 1973 novel Meanwhile, Back At the Castle, ...more

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Mom's On Strike Nov 14 1984

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I Want to Go Home Feb 13 1985

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First the Egg Mar 06 1985

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One Too Many May 01 1985

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No Greater Gift Sep 11 1985

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Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale Oct 09 1985

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Don't Touch Nov 06 1985 - A teen-aged girl named Karen Anderson suspects that Molly Stewart, the 6-year-old girl she is baby-sitting, is behaving quite strangely around an adult friend of the Stewarts. Turns out that the ...more

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Can a Guy Say No? Feb 12 1986

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Are You My Mother? Mar 05 1986

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Getting Even: A Wimp's Revenge Mar 19 1986

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A Desperate Exit Sep 17 1986

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Wanted: The Perfect Guy Oct 01 1986 - A teen-aged boy and his girlfriend secretly place personal ads for his divorced mother, Ellie, in an effort to find Mr. Right. The two screen potential dates, but none of them seem right for ...more

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Teen Father Oct 22 1986

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The Gift of Amazing Grace Nov 19 1986

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Supermom's Daughter Feb 18 1987

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Divorced Kids' Blues Mar 04 1987

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Class Act: A Teacher's Story Mar 18 1987

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Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story Sep 09 1987