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Audio Described Shows on TV (Video Description)

Audio Described Shows by Network

LAST TITLE UPDATE:  Mar 22, 2019; newest shows in bold text, some updates are deletions or Renew/Cancel notes.  "Specials" and movies are not included.  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 reruns might not have description.  Reruns 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.  When we hear that a show has been renewed or canceled for the NEXT season, we mark it (for your reference as well as ours).  Please report errors and omissions to the Webmaster!

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

See our Daily Listing of Described TV Programs
or a List of Previously Described TV Programs
or the ACB's Resolution to the FCC re AD Listings
Ren19 = Known to be renewed for 2019-20 season
Can19 = Known to be canceled for 2019-20 season
Summer
= runs between March and October
Network,
Schedule Link, Contact#
Series - Current
(new ones highlighted)
BROADCAST NETWORKS
(Received Over-the-Air or via Cable/Satellite)

ABC logo

Schedule (the main schedule marks AD shows with the AD icon)

Reference (not a Schedule, not 100% accurate)

America's Funniest Home Videos; American Housewife; black-ish; Castaways (summer, not renewed yet); Celebrity Family Feud (Ren19, summer); Child Support; CMA Fest (summer); For the People; Fresh Off the Boat; Litton Weekend Adventure (see below); Match Game; Modern Family; Schooled; Shark Tank; Single Parents; Speechless; Splitting Up Together; Steve Harvey's Funderdome (summer); The $100,000 Pyramid (summer); The Bachelorette (summer); The Conners (Ren19); The Fix; The Goldbergs; The Gong Show (summer, not renewed yet); The Kids Are Alright; The Rookie; Videos After Dark; Whiskey Cavalier.  Description by VITAC and Audio Eyes.

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  Litton Weekend Adventure, consisting of:  Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown; Ocean Treks With Jeff Corwin; Rescue Heroes; Rock the Park; The Great Dr. Scott; 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

Schedule
(212) 975-7917
Blue Bloods; Criminal Minds; NCIS; NCIS: Los Angeles; NCIS: New Orleans; The Big Bang Theory (Can19); The CBS Dream Team...It's Epic! (see below); Young Sheldon.  Description by WGBH Media Access Group.

SATURDAY MORNINGS: CBS Dream Team, consisting of:  Dr. Chris: Pet Vet; Hope in the Wild; Lucky Dog; Tails of Valor; The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation; The Inspectors.  Note, some CBS stations reportedly carry a different block of Litton's programs.

Fox logo

Their Reference list is totally outdated ...

9-1-1; American Grit (summer, not renewed yet); Beat Shazam (Ren19, summer); Bob's Burgers; Empire; Family Guy; Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back; Gotham (final season); Hell's Kitchen (Ren19); Last Man Standing; Lethal Weapon (status pending); MasterChef (Ren19, summer); MasterChef Junior (Ren19); Mental Samurai; Proven Innocent; Rel (status pending); So You Think You Can Dance (Ren 19, summer; partially described); Star; The Cool Kids; The Four: Battle for Stardom (2019 renewal status unclear); The Gifted (status pending); The Masked Singer (Ren19 or 20); The Orville; The Passage; The Resident; The Simpsons.  Description by various providers.

NBC logo

Schedule
(Must look for Description logo)
818-777-7030
A.P. Bio (Ren19, summer); American Ninja Warrior (summer, status unknown); Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Chicago Fire; Chicago Med; Chicago PD; Good Girls (Ren19); Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; New Amsterdam; Superstore; The Enemy Within; The Good Place (Ren19); The More You Know (see below); The Village; Will & Grace.  Most description by Caption Max.

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  The More You Know, consisting of:  Consumer 101; Earth Odyssey With Dylan Dreyer; Naturally, Danny Seo; The Champion Within; The Voyager With Josh Garcia; Vets Saving Pets.

PBS logo PBS

[not mandated]
Offers description of many children's shows (like NatureCat; WordGirl; 1001 Nights; Cyberchase; Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood; Let's Go Luna!; Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; Peg + Cat; Pinkalicious & Peterrific; Ready Jet Go!; and Super Why) and some adult programming (like American Experience; American Masters; Animals With Cameras: A Nature Miniseries; Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise; Independent Lens; Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope; Prohibition; most Masterpiece Mystery; The Himalaya Connection; The Perfect Crime; The Vietnam War; and Travel Detective).  Description by various providers.  No known list on the PBS website exists.  Arrow See our 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:  Chicken Soup for the Soul's Animal Tales; Did I Mention Invention?; Ready, Set, Pet; The Wildlife Docs; This Old House: Trade School; Welcome Home.  [Note:  This series was renewed for FIVE YEARS in January 2016, though year-to-year content may vary.]
Independent
Stations
Litton Entertainment, who produces the Saturday Morning series for four of the networks above, also produces what is called the Go Time block of children's programming with audio description for syndication, primarily to independent stations.  This block includes the following programming (subject to change):  Jewels of the Natural World; Ocean Mysteries With Jeff Corwin (X2); Outback Adventures With Tim Faulkner; Rock the Park (X2).
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!

Discovery Channel

Schedule
Airplane Repo; Alaska: The Last Frontier; Alaskan Bush People; BattleBots; Brake Room; Cooper's Treasure; Deadliest Catch; Diesel Brothers; Expedition Unknown; Gold Rush; Hard to Kill; Mad Dog Made; Master of Arms; Misfit Garage; Naked and Afraid; Street Outlaws; The Last Alaskans; Treasure Quest; Ultimate Ninja Challenge; Vegas Hot Rods; Vegas Rat Rods; Vegas Rat Rods Resurrected; Vegas Rat Rods: Supercharged.  Some of the shows may be in rerun status, and not all reruns have description.

Disney logo Disney Channel & Junior & XD

[mandate ended July 1]
NOTICE:  On July 1, 2018, Disney dropped their Schedule of "Descriptive Video Services," and it appears that they are no longer offering described programming.  We wrote them, but they did not reply.  If you can confirm the existence of description on any Disney shows, please notify the ADP webmaster!

E! Network
E! Network

[not mandated]
A viewer has reported receiving audio description on a movie on this network; if you can confirm this, please email the webmaster.

HGTV

Schedule
Beach Hunters; Beachfront Bargain Hunt; Caribbean Life; Fixer Upper; House Hunters; House Hunters International; Lakefront Bargain Hunt; Love It Or List It; Mexico Life; Property Brothers Buying and Selling.  Some of the shows may be in rerun status, and not all reruns have description.

History Channel logo The History Channel

Schedule
Alone; American Pickers; American Restoration; Ancient Aliens; Billion Dollar Wreck; Brothers in Arms; Counting Cars; Detroit Steel; Forged in Fire; Forged in Fire: Knife or Death; Hunting Hitler; Knight Fight; Knightfall; Love It or List It; Mountain Men; Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels; Pawn Stars; Project Blue Book; Road Hauks; Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry; Swamp People; Swamp People: Blood and Guts; The Curse of Oak Island; The Selection: Special Operations Experiment; Top Gear; Truck Night in America; Vikings.  Some of the shows may be in rerun status, and not all reruns have description.

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!

Oxygen Network

[not mandated]

A viewer has reported receiving audio description on shows on this network.  Their schedule lists repeats from other networks with "DVS" noted.  Some of the shows so-noted are:  NCIS; NCIS Los Angeles; CSI; Criminal Minds.  Please report other shows to the webmaster for listing here, along with your success or failure in receiving description on Oxygen.

Syfy channel logo

[not mandated]
Some movies are shown with AD (confirmed by viewer in March 2018), but this may vary by area, and whether or not the AD signal is passed through locally.

TBS logo

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings)
2 Broke Girls* (some episodes); American Dad; Angie Tribeca (status pending); Bob's Burgers* (inconsistent AD); Brooklyn Nine-Nine*; Counting Cars*; Family Guy*; Final Space (Ren19); Friends*; NCIS: Los Angeles*; New Girl*; Search Party (Ren19); Seinfeld*; The Big Bang Theory*; The Cleveland Show*; The Guest Book (status pending); The Last O.G. (summer).  * = Reruns; not all episodes described.  Many movies are also described.

Turner Classic Movies logo

[not mandated]
Schedule:  404-885-5535
Offers description of numerous old movies, those released prior to the advent of regular description.  It is difficult to find a list of these movies, but the best way may be via the NFB Newsline, which you can receive via email or other means. You can also call the number listed to the left for a listing.

Telemundo

[not mandated]
At this time no prime time shows are known to be described on Telemundo, which is a Spanish Language network.

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  Mi Telemundo, consisting of:  El Viajero Con Josh Garcia; Salvando Animales; Aventuras Con Dylan Dreyer; Vivir Al Natural; Danny Seo; Una Mano Amiga; and El Campeón En Ti.

TNT logo

[mandate ended July 1]
Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings)
Animal Kingdom; Bones*; Castle*; Claws; Final Space*; Hawaii Five-O*; I Am the Night; Law & Order*; NCIS: Los Angeles*; NCIS: New Orleans*; Shatterbox; The Alienist (see note); The Big Bang Theory*; The Last O.G..  * = Reruns.  Many movies are also described.  Note:  The Alienist has ended, but a follow-up series is planned, possibly with the same name, so we are leaving it here.

Universal HD logo UNIVHD

[not mandated]
Universal HD has reportedly offered some movies with description; if you can confirm this, please email the webmaster.

USA Network logo

Schedule
212-664-7010
American Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja; Chicago PD*; Chrisley Knows Best; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation*; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit*; Miz & Mrs (Ren19); Modern Family*; Mr. Robot (Ren 19 for final season); NCIS*; NCIS: Los Angeles*; NFL Football Fanatic; Queen of the South (summer, Ren19); Real Country (status pending); Suits (R19 for final season); Temptation Island; The Cromarties; The Sinner (Ren19, summer; reportedly also on the E! network); White Collar*.  * = Reruns.
 LISTINGS of Described Television Shows
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View the ACB/ADP Daily Listing of Described TV Programs! Pointer
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 and our Described Titles links

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