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YouTube-funded original show will begin airing on ABC in October

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Recipe Rehab
Recipe Rehab

YouTube has put major money behind its original content channels this year, and now that push is paying off for one of them. According to The Wall Street Journal, Recipe Rehab, a show from Everyday Health's YouTube channel, will grow from a web-only series into a full, 30-minute syndicated show that will be broadcast on ABC networks. This marks the first time a show that is part of YouTube's original channel program has been picked up by a broadcast TV network — a move that certainly helps validate YouTube's position of pushing professional, premium content.

Everyday Health reportedly gets more than 30 million unique visitors to its various web properties every month, and the company hopes that its new broadcast presence will drive more visitors to its YouTube channel and vice-versa. However, an Everyday Health executive also said that it was "hard for us as a business to be YouTube-only." ABC had no comment, and while the show is slated to being airing on Saturday mornings, it's not clear yet which specific channels will air the new program.

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