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The ABC Sunday Night Movie is a television program that aired on Sunday nights, first for a brief time in 1962 under the title Hollywood Special (although Time magazine lists this version as The Sunday Night Movie) to supposedly replace an open time slot for a cancelled TV show, “Bus Stop”, which was cancelled after March 1962. It then began airing regularly under its more commonly known title from late 1964 to 1998, on ABC. From 2004 on, it has aired sporadically as a special program, now titled “ABC Sunday Movie of the Week”, though as of the 2011-12 television season, the only films in this timeslot are aired under the Hallmark Hall of Fame banner, which transferred to ABC in that season. However, starting with the 2014-15 television season, The Hallmark Hall of Fame is no longer on broadcast television in any form (including ABC) for good. As a result of this, the Sunday Night Movie is now exclusively relegated to 2 special holiday movies, The Sound of Music every holiday season and The Ten Commandments every Easter.
The ABC Sunday Night Movie was replaced in 1998 with The Wonderful World of Disney although the Sunday Night Movie initially continued to air alongside TWWOD for its final season.