|Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast|
|Presented by||Stephanie Abrams & Mike Bettes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original channel||The Weather Channel|
|Picture format||480i (SD)|
|Original run||September 25, 2006 – February 27, 2009|
|Followed by||Weather Center|
Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast, commonly abbreviated Abrams & Bettes, Beyond the Forecast, or A&B, was a weather program produced by The Weather Channel.
Program history[edit | edit source]
Launched September 25, 2006, A&B was named for its primary pair of on-camera meteorologists, Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes. In its final five months, the one-hour program immediately preceded an hour of Evening Edition also hosted by Abrams and Bettes that featured the exact same content and format of that night's Abrams & Bettes broadcast. The program consists of weather maps, news, and discussion.
In February 2009, The Weather Channel's media kit began showing a different logo for the Weather Center program; the most notable change to come from this, however, was an addition, showing the program's name as "Weather Center with Abrams & Bettes". On February 23, a Twitter account registered to Abrams and Bettes revealed that they were moving to the 7pm-10pm EST time slot (which had been hinted at by electronic program guide scheduling changes that showed the removal of the program).
In mid-February 2009, A&B began the use of the Twitter service for some of their segments for viewer feedback, in addition to e-mails.
On February 27, 2009, the last edition of Abrams & Bettes aired. The show was replaced by Weather Center with Abrams and Bettes from 7 PM EST to 10 PM EST Monday through Friday with Paul Goodloe and Alexandra Steele hosting a separate 10 PM EST edition of the show with a different format than the 7 PM EST show.