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Audio Described Shows on TV (Video Description)

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Audio Described Shows by Network (Updated 4/24/17)

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.  If a series which was previously described at least one season has ended, it is listed under Previous.  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!

See our Daily Listing of Described TV Programs
= Known to be renewed for 2017-18 season
Can17 = Known to be canceled for 2017-18 season
Can18 = Known to be canceled for 2018-19 season
"Pending Ren17" means no decision yet for a season beginning in 2017
Schedule Link, Contact#
Series - Current
(new ones highlighted)
Series - Previous
(some now on TBS, TNT, USA, or Netflix)
(Received Over-the-Air or via Cable/Satellite)

ABC logo

Reference (not a Schedule)

American Housewife, black-ish (Ren17), Celebrity Family Feud (Ren17 summer), Fresh Off the Boat, Imaginary Mary, Modern Family, Secrets and Lies (Can18), Shark Tank (Ren17), Speechless, The Goldbergs (Ren17), The Middle (Ren17), The Real O'Neals (Can17).

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown, Ocean Treks With Jeff Corwin, Outdoor Adventures With Tim Faulkner, Rock the Park, Sea Rescue, and The Wildlife Docs.  Read about them at Litton Weekend Adventure.

NOTE:  You can also download the WATCH ABC APP on various devices.  ABC is offering Description on most of the shows listed above.
Previously described on ABC:  Astronaut Wives Club, Back in the Game, Beyond the Tank, Happy Endings, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23, Last Man Standing, Mistresses, Motive (Moved to USA),  Nashville (Moved to CMT for 2016/2017, probably without description), Outback Adventures With Tim Faulkner, Secret Millionaire, Rookie Blue, Selfie, Suburgatory, Super Fun Night, The Neighbors, The Quest, The Whispers.

CBS logo

Schedule or
Reference (2nd half of page)
Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, NCIS (Ren17), NCIS Los Angeles, NCIS New Orleans, The Big Bang Theory. 

SATURDAY MORNINGS:   Dr Chris, Pet Vet; Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes; Lucky Dog; The Henry Ford Innovation Nation; The Inspectors; The Open Road With Dr Chris.  Read about them at CBS Dream Team.  Note, some CBS stations reportedly carry a different block of LItton's programs.
Previously described on CBS:  CSI, All In With Laila Ali, Recipe Rehab

Fox logo

(Must look for AD Logo)
24 Legacy, American Grit, APB, Bob's Burgers, Bones (Can17), Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire (Ren17), Family Guy, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen (Ren17), Home Free, Hotel Hell (pending Ren17), Kicking and Screaming, Lethal Weapon (Ren17), Lucifer (Ren17), Making History, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior (Ren17), My Kitchen Rules, New Girl (Probably Can17), Pitch, Prison Break, Rosewood, Scream Queens, Shots Fired, Son of Zorn, Star (Ren17), The Exorcist, The Last Man on Earth (Probably Can17), The Mick (Ren17), The Simpsons (Ren17), The X-Files (Ren17; unofficially renewed), You the Jury, Wayward Pines (probably Can17). Previously described on FOX:  24: Live Another Day, Almost Human, American Dad (moved to TBS),  BOOM!,  Bordertown, Bullseye, Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Coupled, Dads, Fringe, Gang Related, Glee, Golan the Insatiable, Gracepoint, Grandfathered, Houdini & Doyle, Kitchen Nightmares (possibility of returning), Mulaney, Raising Hope, Rake, The Cleveland Show, The Grinder, The Mindy Project (moved to Hulu), The Following, Weird Loners

NBC logo

(Must look for Description logo)
American Ninja Warrior, Better Late than Never (Ren17 summer), Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Grimm (last season: Can17), Law and Order SVU, Superstore (Ren17), The Good Place (Ren17).

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  The More You Know, consisting of:  The Voyager With Josh Garcia; Journey With Dylan Dreyer; Naturally, Danny Seo.
Previously described on NBC:  30 Rock, About a Boy, Animal Practice, Betty White's Off Their Rockers (moved to Lifetime), Community, Crossbones, Crossing Lines, Crowded, Deception, Do No Harm, Go On,  Growing Up Fisher, Guys With Kids, Heartbeat, Heroes Reborn, Ironside, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Saving Hope, Sean Saves the World, State of Affairs, The Michael J Fox Show, The Office, Truth Be Told, Up All Night, Whitney

PBS logo PBS

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

The CW logo The CW

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

SATURDAY MORNINGS:  Calling Dr. Pol; Dinner Spinner; Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition; Rescue Me With Dr Lisa; Save Our Shelter; Unlikely Animal Friends; Vacation Creation.  Read about them at One Magnificent Morning[Note:  This series was renewed for FIVE YEARS in January 2016, though year-to-year content may vary.]
Previously described on The CW:  Expedition Wild, Rock the Park (moved to ABC)

NOTE:  Since The CW is not required to provide description, many local outlets do not have the equipment to pass along description from their network feed.
(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 and have written to ask them for a list.  If you can supply us with additional confirmed names, we will list them here!
NOTE:  Since the Cartoon Network is not required to provide description, many local outlets do not have the equipment to pass along description from their network feed.

Disney logo
Disney Channel
& Junior & XD

BUNK'D, Doc McStuffins (Ren17), Girl Meets World (Can17), KC Undercover, Liv and Maddie: Cali Style (Can17), Mickey and the Roadster Races, Sofia the First, Stuck in the Middle, The Lion Guard Previously described on Disney:  A.N.T. Farm, Austin & Ally, Dog With a Blog, Fish Hooks, Good Luck Charlie, Gravity Falls, Henry Hugglemonster, I Didn't Do It, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Jessie, Little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Miles From Tomorrowland, Phineas and Ferb, Shake It Up, Wander Over Yonder

History Channel logo The History Channel

Some of the following are in rerun status:  Alone (Ren17), Ancient Aliens, American Pickers, American Restoration, Billion Dollar Wreck, Counting Cars, Detroit Steel, Ice Road Truckers (Can17), Ozzy and Jack's World Detour (pending Ren17), Road Hauks, SIX (Ren17), Swamp People, The Outlaw Chronicles (Pending Ren17), The Selection: Special Operations Experiment, Pawn Stars, Vikings Top Gear, Iron & Fire

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, Bubble Guppies (Can17), Dino Dan/Trek's Adventures (?), Dora the Explorer (?), iCarly (?), Max and Ruby (?), Mike the Knight (? on Nick Jr), Mutt & Stuff (Can17), PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig (?), Peter Rabbit (?), Shimmer and Shine, SpongeBob SquarePants (Ren17), Team Umizoomi (?), Tickety Tock (?), Wallykazam.  We believe that description will continue even though not mandated any more. Previously described on Nickelodeon:  Go Diego Go, The Fairly OddParents (unknown which others are not current...)

Syfy channel logo

[not mandated]
Some movies are reportedly shown with their description tracks.  Dec '16: The new series Incorporated (Can17), which also shows on the USA Network with description, was not observed to be described on SyFy. NOTE:  Since the SyFy network is not required to provide description, many local outlets do not have the equipment to pass along description from their network feed.

TBS logo

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings)
American Dad (Ren17), Angie Tribeca, Wrecked.  Reruns:   Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory, 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. Previously described on TBS:  Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Tyler Perry's House of Payne

Turner Classic Movies logo

[not mandated]
404 885-5535, option 2
Offers description of numerous old movies. NOTE:  Although not mandated, this network has offered description as long as any of them, so there is a good likelihood you will be able to receive description.

TNT logo

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings)
Good Behavior (Ren17).  Reruns:  Bones, Castle, Grimm, Hawaii Five-O, Law & Order; and some movies Previously described on TNT:  Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer

Universal HD logo UNIVHD

Universal HD has reportedly offered some movies with description NOTE:  Since UNIVHD is not required to provide description, many local outlets do not have the equipment to pass along description from their network feed.

USA Network logo

Colony, Eyewitness (Can17), Falling Water, Incorporated (Can17), Mr. Robot (Ren17), Playing House, Queen of the South, Shooter (Ren17), Suits; plus reruns for CSI, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, NCIS, NCIS LA Previously described on USA:  Benched, Burn Notice, Common Law, Complications, Covert Affairs, Dig (mini-series), Donny, Graceland, Motive, Necessary Roughness, Psych, Royal Pains, Rush, Satisfaction, Sirens, White Collar
 LISTINGS of Described Television Shows
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.
(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.

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