In an age where millions of American consumers have said “no more” to their cable companies, the broadcasting companies that have served the U.S. for decades now are in a unique position to cash in. That’s because there are products like the Clear TV Key allowing viewers to sever ties with cable television and watch dozens of stations for free following the one-time purchase of an antenna. ABC is likely well aware of this phenomenon, and its fall 2017 schedule appears to reflect a desire to run with tried-and-true programming with a few brand-new shows sprinkled in for good measure. While the viewership results remain to be seen, consumers who opt for this money-saving measure are bound to appreciate the entertainment that comes devoid of a monthly bill.
According to published schedules, “Dancing with the Stars” will return for another season and fill the 8 p.m. time slot. “The Good Doctor,” which is new for 2017, will air at 10 p.m. and focuses on a “a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome” who joins a “a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit,” according to ABC’s description. ABC appears to be banking on fan favorites in the middle of the week to carry the ratings, from “The Goldbergs” and “Modern Family” to “Speechless” and “Designated Survivor.” Come Friday, ABC has scheduled “Once Upon a Time,” now at a new day and time, for 8 p.m.; the new “Marvel’s Inhumans” at 9 p.m. and news program “20/20” at its regular 10 p.m. slot. Come the weekend, football fans can catch college teams on “Saturday Night Football” at 8 p.m. on Saturdays as well as “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Shark Tank” on Sunday evenings.
After a long day at work, there are very few things better than being able to relax and watch your favorite television program from the comfort of your own home. The only conceivable way that this can be ruined is the realization that you’re paying, on average, $100 per month to your cable company so you can access hundreds of channels — yet watch one of them at a time. Fortunately, there are ways around this financial hurdle that will allow you to save some cash in the process. By purchasing a Clear TV Key, you’ll be able to access dozens of over-the-air broadcast channels that offer local and national news, movies, sports, children’s entertainment, foreign language programming and more.