Since Disney (DIS) took in ABC 17 years ago, the TV network has mostly operated outside the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Since Disney (DIS) took in ABC 17 years ago, the TV network has mostly operated outside the regular Disney universe, but that is changing as low ratings force ABC to seek inspiration for new hits. New shows include a drama based on Disney roller coaster Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and "S.H.I.E.L.D.," which is about ancillary characters from "The Avengers" blockbuster movie.