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The Audio Description Project

TV Series With Audio Description by Network

SAP FeatureLAST TITLE UPDATE: Jun 12, 2024; 417 TV series. Added indicates recent additions. Jump to Index.

  • Boldface listings with an asterisk (*) after the title indicates the title is ACTIVE (currently showing up in our TV by Days listing).
  • Italicized titles are In Limbo and not Active - not known to be renewed or canceled yet. These will not be listed in our Master AD List.
  • Series marked both Active and Renewed or In Limbo are typically past season reruns or the tail end of the current season.
  • Last seen is the week in which we last found a title active (not shown for all networks)
  • Plain text listings show the last date we saw a title in the daily schedule for networks that we are able to track reliably.
  • Series not renewed in over a year since last seen will be deleted unless we have indications that renewal is probable.
  • When we hear that a show has been renewed for the next season or if the current season is the final season, we mark it (for your reference as well as ours).
  • Reruns often occur on a different network. They (or shows in syndication) are marked "{R}".
  • One-time specials and movies are not included (but they are included in our TV by Days listing).
  • Not mandated means the station is not required by the FCC to provide description.
  • We list network AD Schedule or Reference pages or phone numbers when available.
  • Notes at the bottom of this page address general information, other networks, and history.
  • See our Daily Listing of Described TV Programs or NFB's Newsline service.
  • See also the FCC page concerning AD on TV or ACB's Resolution to the FCC re AD Listings.
  • On October 27, 2020, the FCC issued a Report and Order which in part changed the terminology from Video Description to Audio Description.

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Broadcast Mandated:       
Non-Broadcast Mandated:           
Not Mandated:             
                                    
Info About:          and more; see Notes at the bottom

ABC (Broadcast, Mandated, 34 Series)

Schedule. "(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of Litton Weekend Adventure on Saturday mornings. ABC is owned by Disney. Most description is by VITAC and Audio Eyes. You can also download the free WATCH ABC APP on various devices, where ABC is offering description on most of the prime time shows listed below.

CBS (Broadcast, Mandated, 31 Series)

Schedule (not updated frequently). "(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of The CBS Dream Team...It's Epic! on Saturday mornings. You can also subscribe to Paramount+ (see Paramount+ AD Titles) or use the free CBS App, where all of the CBS prime time scripted shows are offered with description. See ACB Commends CBS on Expanding Description. CBS is owned by Paramount. Description by WGBH Media Access Group.

Cartoon Network (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 6 Series)

The Cartoon Network is an American basic cable channel owned by Warner Bros Discovery. They do pass audio description for a few shows through at least some cable partners, but we do not have any access to the schedule. Since we are just listing the ones viewers have told us about in the past, they may or may not be current, and we do not list these shows in the Master AD List.

Discovery (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 35 Series)

Schedule. Owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. If you find that any of these shows are not described, or we are missing some, please let us know!

E! (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 5 Series)

E! (Entertainment Television) offers a small number of described series and movies. They do not offer an AD Schedule at this time. If you are unable to receive AD on this network, contact your cable provider. E! is owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal, so expect NBC reruns here (though renewals would be noted under NBC).

FOX (Broadcast, Mandated, 37 Series)

No accurate online schedule. Description by various providers.

FXX (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated)

FXX is an American basic cable channel owned by the Walt Disney Company through FX Networks. It is the partner channel of FX, with its programming focusing on original and acquired comedy series and feature films for a primary demographic of men aged 18–34. [Wikipedia] They do pass audio description for a few shows through at least some cable partners, but we do not have any access to the schedule, so we cannot list them here.

Hallmark (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 4 Series)

The Hallmark Channel became mandated for AD on July 1, 2021. It is only available to cable subscribers or through fee streaming services such as YouTube TV (which DOES support AD on Hallmark), and DTV Stream (may not support AD on Hallmark yet), and Sling TV (extra charge), fubuTV, Philo, or frndly (the cheapest option), though they do not pass through description. If you are unable to receive AD on this network, contact your cable provider or streaming service. In addition to the series listed here, Hallmark also describes many movies (see our Daily listing for movies). Note that the associated channels Hallmark Family and Hallmark Mystery are also offering AD on selected programming, and all of them are owned by Crown Media Holdings. Hallmark offers a complete listing of audio described content on all three Hallmark Channels on their website.

Hallmark Family (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 1 Series)

Hallmark Family focuses on family-friendly dramatic storytelling programs that are typically not being aired on either of its sister channels, the Hallmark Channel or Hallmark Mystery, both of which also offer AD and are owned by Crown Media Holdings. It is only available to cable subscribers or through fee streaming services such as Sling TV and DTV Stream, which may or may not carry audio description. Hallmark offers a complete listing of audio described content on all three Hallmark Channels on their website.

HGTV (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 75 Series)

Schedule (though not particularly accurate). HGTV is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. Some of the shows may be in rerun status, and not all reruns have description.

HISTORY (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 21 Series)

Schedule. Some of the shows may be in rerun status, and not all reruns have description. History (formerly The History Channel) is owned by A&E Networks, which is jointly owned by Disney and Hearst Communications.

Hallmark Mystery (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 32 Series)

Hallmark Mystery airs family-oriented feature and television films along with a limited number of murder- and mystery-themed television series. It is only available to cable subscribers or through fee streaming services such as Sling TV and DTV Stream, which may or may not carry audio description. Note that the associated channels Hallmark and Hallmark Family are also offering AD on selected programming, and all of them are owned by Crown Media Holdings. Hallmark offers a complete listing of audio described content on all three Hallmark Channels on their website.

NBC (Broadcast, Mandated, 27 Series)

Schedule. "(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of The More You Know on Saturday mornings. Beginning in September 2022, current NBC series can be streamed next-day on Peacock, not on Hulu. NBC is owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal. Description by Caption Max.

Nickelodeon (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 6 Series)

Nickelodeon is an American basic cable channel owned by Paramount Global. A number of years ago they were a mandated network but are no longer. They do pass audio description for a few shows through at least some cable partners, though probably not for newer episodes. Some shows are on the preschool channel only. We do not have any access to the schedule, so we are just listing the ones viewers have told us about in the past. Since they may or may not be current, we do not list them in our Master AD List.

Oxygen (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 3 Series)

Oxygen is owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal. According to Wikipedia, "The channel primarily airs true crime programming and dramas targeted towards women." We have no schedule for these titles which at one time were audio described, so they are not listed in our Master AD List.

PBS (Broadcast, Not Mandated)

PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) was the first provider of audio description on television, and even today they broadcast more hours of audio described programming than any other Broadcast network. Yet ironically, they do not produce any listing of which shows have description, so it is difficult for us to provide that information to you. However, PBS does release a lot of described programming via several streaming options (in addition to broadcast), so we urge you to consult our listing of Partial List of Audio Described Shows on PBS for both what MAY be described locally for you AND for what you MAY be able to find online. Also, tvlistings.zap2it.com may be a helpful resource for finding described shows on PBS in your area. Look for the "DVS" notation in the show details.

SYFY (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 7 Series)

SYFY, owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal, also broadcasts a number of movies with audio description. We have no reliable schedule, so the following titles may or may not be active with AD.

TBS (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 16 Series)

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings). Many series are reruns with not all episodes described. Many movies are also described. TBS is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.

Telemundo (Broadcast, Not Mandated, 5 Series)

"(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of Mi Telemundo shown on Saturday mornings. Since Telemundo is not a mandated station for AD, your local station may or may not pass through the SAP AD audio. Telemundo is owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal. All audio description is in Spanish.

The CW (Broadcast, Not Mandated, 5 Series)

"(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of One Magnificent Morning shown on Saturday mornings. NOTICE: There may be additional shows with AD on The CW, but we are unable to verify this with either The CW or users. Please advise us of any additional shows you find. Also note that many local CW stations do not pass through description. We are unable to track "active" status for some shows. The CW is jointly owned 75% by Nexstar, 12.5% by Paramount (CBS contributed the C to the name), and 12.5% by Warner Bros. Discovery (WarnerMedia at the time contributed the W).

TLC (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 33 Series)

Schedule. TLC, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, became mandated for AD on July 1, 2021. It is only available to cable subscribers or through fee streaming services such as Sling TV, fuboTV, Philo, Hulu with Live TV, or YouTube TV. It is not available via frndly. If you are unable to receive AD on this network, contact your cable provider.

TNT (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 9 Series)

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings). Many series are reruns (often the same as TBS) with not all episodes described and not necessarily all listed here. Because they come and go, we don't announce reruns as "NEW" here, and we remove inactive ones. Many movies are also described. TNT is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.

truTV (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 8 Series)

truTV is a basic cable channel owned by Warner Bros Discovery. Its predecessor was Court TV, but now it focuses on comedy, docusoaps, and reality shows.

USA (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 17 Series)

Many series are reruns with not all episodes described. Some movies are also described. USA Network is owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal, so expect NBC reruns here (though renewals would be noted under NBC).

SUMMARY:  417 series titles for TV networks.


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