The furor has continued online, with a number of bloggers and advocates calling for ABC to pull the program.
Tonight ABC debuts a sitcom in which two manly men don dresses to try to get jobs posing as women.
“No ‘hoopla’ as Diane Sawyer takes over ABC World News” was a typical headline.
"the alphabet," late 13c., abece. Sense "rudiments or fundamentals (of a subject)" is from late 14c. From 1944 (in a "Billboard" headline) as a shortening of American Broadcasting Company. Related: ABCs.