After the ratings surge “Breaking Bad” saw with it’s recent addition to Netflix, it was only a matter of time before some of the major broadcast networks experimented with this. Deadline is reporting that ABC will send three of it’s anticipated returning dramas to the online streaming site by the end of the month. It’s not so common to see such new dramas head to Netflix, but what does ABC have to lose with these three promising dramas? The seasons will be available to US subscribers just days before the shows are set to premiere.
“Once Upon a Time” and “Revenge” kick off their seasons on Sept. 30, while “Scandal” will kick off just a few days earlier on Sept. 27, following the premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy.” This isn’t typical of broadcast networks who like to keep their content exclusive, but this might just jump start other networks to make similar moves. We’ve already seen NBC and Fox preview a few of their fall fare online and On Demand for some select cable providers. This might push the other networks to follow similar suit in the future … maybe even sooner than we think. As you consider catching up on these shows before they kick off their second season, don’t forget to check out our own “Once Upon a Time” recaps from season 1 to get you ready for season 2.