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Audio Described Shows on TV (Video Description)

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Audio Described Shows by Network (Updated 12/12/17)

If a reasonably accessible schedule of described programs is available, we provide a link labeled Schedule below; alternatively we try to provide a network's Reference to a list of described shows.  If there is a phone number available for listings of described shows or questions for a particular network, we list it.  Remember, some of these are for NEW SEASON only, so repeats might not have description.  Repeats may or may not occur, and perhaps on a different network.  "Not mandated" means the station is not required by the FCC to provide description.  In 2015, The History Channel was substituted for Nickelodeon by the FCC.  When we hear that a show has been renewed or canceled for the NEXT season, we mark it.  Please report errors to the Webmaster!

ABC  CBS  Fox  NBC  PBS  The CW  Cartoon  Disney  E!  History  Nick  SyFy  TBS  TCM  TNT  UnivHD  USA

See our Daily Listing of Described TV Programs
or a List of Previously Described TV Programs
Ren18 = Known to be renewed for 2018 season
Can18 = Known to be canceled for 2018 season
Pending Ren18 = no decision yet for 2018 season
Network,
Schedule Link, Contact#
Series - Current
(new ones highlighted)
BROADCAST NETWORKS
(Received Over-the-Air or via Cable/Satellite)

ABC logo

Reference (not a Schedule, not 100% accurate)

America's Funniest Home Videos, American Housewife, black-ish, Celebrity Family Feud (summer, Ren18), Fresh Off the Boat, Modern Family, Quantico, Shark Tank, Somewhere Between (summer, Can18), Speechless, Steve Harvey's Funderdome, Ten Days in the Valley (Can18), The Bachelorette, The Goldbergs, The Mayor (Can18), The Middle (Can18).  Description by VITAC and Audio Eyes.

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  Litton Weekend Adventure, consisting of:  Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown, Ocean Treks With Jeff Corwin, Rock the Park, Sea Rescue, The Wildlife Docs, Vacation Creation. 
NOTE:  You can also download the WATCH ABC APP on various devices.  ABC is offering Description on most of the shows listed above.

CBS logo

Reference (2nd half of page, incomplete)
Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, NCIS New Orleans, The Big Bang Theory.  Description by WGBH Media Access Group.

SATURDAY MORNINGS:   CBS Dream Team (Ren18), consisting of:  Lucky Dog (X2), Dr. Chris: Pet Vet, The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, The Inspectors, The Open Road With Dr. Chris.  Note, some CBS stations reportedly carry a different block of LItton's programs.

Fox logo

Reference (not a schedule, contains canceled shows too)

American Grit, Beat Shazan (except episode 1), Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Ghosted, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, Hotel Hell (pending Ren18, airs every 2 years), Hypnotize Me (no start date yet), Lethal Weapon, Love Connection, Lucifer, MasterChef (Ren18), MasterChef Junior, My Kitchen Rules, New Girl (Can18), So You Think You Can Dance (summer, partially described), Star, The Exorcist, The Gifted, The Last Man on Earth, The Mick, The Orville (Ren18), The Simpsons, The X-Files.  Description by various providers.

NBC logo

Schedule
(Must look for Description logo)
818-777-7030
American Ninja Warrior (Ren18), Better Late than Never (summer), Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (Can18), Marlon, Midnight Texas, Superstore, The Brave (Can18), The Good Place (Ren18), Will & Grace.  Description by Caption Max.

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  The More You Know, consisting of:  Give; Journey With Dylan Dreyer; Naturally Danny Seo; The Champion Within; The Voyager With Josh Garcia; Wilderness Vet.

PBS logo PBS

[not mandated]
Offers description of many children's shows (like NatureCat, WordGirl, 1001 Nights, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (Ren18), Peg + Cat, and Super Why) and some adult programming (like most Masterpiece Mystery, The Perfect Crime, and Travel Detective).  Description by various providers.  No known list on the PBS website exists; we continue to work on our contacts there!  Partial list of PBS described shows.

The CW logo The CW

[not mandated]
At this time no prime time shows are known to be described on The CW.

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  One Magnificent Morning, consisting of:  Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition; Brain Games; and This Old House: Trade School.  [Note:  This series was renewed for FIVE YEARS in January 2016, though year-to-year content may vary.]
NONBROADCAST NETWORKS
(Available via Cable or Satellite Only)

Cartoon Network logo Cartoon Network

[not mandated]
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, Supernoobs .

We believe there are more shows but they haven't told us.  If you can supply us with additional confirmed names, we will list them here!

Disney logo
Disney Channel
& Junior & XD

Schedule
BUNK'D, Doc McStuffins, KC Undercover (Can18), Mickey and the Roadster Races, Miles From Tomorrowland (Ren18), Sofia the First, Stuck in the Middle (Ren18), The Lion Guard

E! Network 
E! Network

A viewer has reported receiving audio description on a movie on this network. 

History Channel logo The History Channel

Schedule
Some of the following are in rerun status:  Alone, Ancient Aliens, American Pickers, American Restoration, Billion Dollar Wreck, Counting Cars, Detroit Steel, Forged in Fire, Mountain Men, Road Hauks, SIX, Swamp People, The Selection: Special Operations Experiment, Pawn Stars, Vikings

Nickelodeon logo Nickelodeon
and Nick Jr

[no longer mandated]
[We do not know if shows marked with a '?' are still current] Blaze and the Monster Machines, Dino Dan/Trek's Adventures (?), Dora the Explorer (?), iCarly (?), Max and Ruby (?), Mike the Knight (? on Nick Jr), PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig (?), Peter Rabbit (?), Shimmer and Shine, SpongeBob SquarePants, Team Umizoomi (?), Tickety Tock (?), Wallykazam.  We believe that description will continue even though not mandated any more.  Please give us updates!

Syfy channel logo

[not mandated]
Some movies are reportedly shown with their description tracks.

TBS logo

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings)
American Dad, Angie Tribeca, Search Party, Wrecked (Ren18).  Reruns:   Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory, The Guest Book, Two Broke Girls (some episodes); and some movies.  Note:  Bob's Burgers pulled because it does not reliably contain description on TBS.  Separation Anxiety pulled in Dec '16 because no information is available about status.

Turner Classic Movies logo

[not mandated]
404 885-5535, option 2
Offers description of numerous old movies.

TNT logo

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings)
Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior.  Reruns:  Bones, Castle, Hawaii Five-O, Law & Order; and some movies

Universal HD logo UNIVHD

Universal HD has reportedly offered some movies with description

USA Network logo

Schedule
212-664-7010
Chrisley Knows Best (Ren18), Colony (Ren18), Damnation, Falling Water, Mr. Robot, Playing House (summer), Queen of the South (summer Ren18), Shooter (summer, Ren18), Suits (summer show), The Sinner (summer show, reportedly also on the E! network); plus reruns for Chicago PD, CSI, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, NCIS, NCIS LA
 LISTINGS of Described Television Shows
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You may also use AFB's Described TV Listings service,
or you can be informed of described shows via NFB's Newsline service.
STREAMING SERVICES
(Available only via the Internet, including mobile devices, usually for a monthly fee)
This information is available on our Streaming page

Note:  Networks may also provide description for some movies.
Please notify the webmaster of additional series that you find described or schedules exclusively for described shows.

For general information on audio description on TV, including providers and how-to information, please see our TV General Information page.