As the streaming wars rage on, one of the most important things for any company running a streaming service is to appeal to a wide audience. Outside the US and Latin America, Disney+ appeals to massive audiences with everything from horror movies to classic comedy films; In the US, however, it is very different.
With Disney+ US slowly leaking some General Entertainment content like Blackish, Grownish, The Orville, and Glee, I thought it would be good to take a look at what I consider to be the best general Entertainment holds content to make it easier for Disney and Disney+ US subscribers to access more mature content on Disney+.
The Fosters and its sequel (Good Trouble) cover similar themes as Disney+’s Big Shot:
Let’s start with a show about teenagers and high school and the sequel that follows two of the main characters as they cope with adulthood. “The Fosters” is a series that follows the Fosters-Adams family led by a lesbian couple, Stef Foster, a police officer, and Lena Adams, an assistant principal who is raising one biological child and four adopted children. The sequel to The Fosters, known as Good Trouble, follows two of the adopted Fosters-Adams children, namely Callie and Mariana, as they embark on their next journey and work in Los Angeles. Disney+’s own original series, Big Shot, explores several of the same themes as both series, and both The Fosters and Good Trouble stream on Disney+ in countries like the UK, so there’s no reason why both shows this cannot be added to the US.
The Golden Girls is Comfort Food Television:
This series needs no introduction and helped make beloved Betty White a star. The Golden Girls is a classic ABC show that many people continue to consume to this day. This classic sitcom follows the adventures of single middle-aged women and is currently streaming on Disney+ in the UK and Hulu in the US. This series would be a great addition to help Disney+ US subscribers jump into general entertainment.
20. Television animation has several shows that could sit alongside The Simpsons:
Since Disney+ launched in the US, the service has streamed almost the entire run of The Simpsons and while that series has been running on Disney+ since launch. The studio behind it, 20th Television Animation, has several other shows that could run alongside The Simpsons on Disney+ in the US.
One notable series is The Simpsons’ sister series, and that is Futurama, which not only shared the same network and studio, but also the same creator, and isn’t much more mature than The Simpsons. Another notable show is Bob’s Burgers, a family sitcom featuring musical numbers that are randomly animated.
The last show is a newer one, and that’s The Great North, a delightful sitcom set in Alaska. All three shows are rated TV-14 or lower, and not much more salacious than The Simpsons in its heyday.
ABC’s Superstar delves into the legacies of several celebrities:
This ABC News documentary offers an amazing glimpse into the lives and legacies of many talented icons, including Robin Williams, Whitney Houston, Richard Pryor and Kobe Bryant, among several other stars. This docuseries offers an amazing insight into the stories of many people whose work has inspired many generations.
Modern Family is a 2010s ABC mainstay:
A family sitcom that ran for eleven seasons from 2009 to 2020. “Modern Family” ran for over a decade and is already streaming on Disney+’s sister streaming service Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in countries like the UK. There is a potential problem with Modern Family as Disney has a deal for the series to stream on NBCUniversal’s Peacock in the United States.
General Entertainment is critical to the success of Disney+ in the United States, especially with the upcoming price increase and ad-supported tier coming soon if Disney is to ensure such a significant price increase and monetize content with advertising.
Disney’s General Entertainment portfolio is much larger than meets the eye, as Disney owns thousands of television series from ABC, Freeform, Touchstone TV, Walt Disney Television and 20th Television, meaning Disney has the potential to create content for all different general adjust entertainment interests.
Everything from ABC News documentaries to 20th Television’s adult animation edition to modern YA Freeform series. As Disney+ adds more content in the United States that is aimed at a general audience, the service will lose its current image as a “babysitting” service.
What do you think? What general entertainment would you like on Disney+?