or


[11/24/08 - 01:57 PM]
ABC Family Hosts a Magical Weekend Full of "Harry Potter" Films, December 5-7
Plus: In the world television premiere of the special extended edition of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," viewers will also see deleted scenes not included in the original film version.

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY HOSTS A MAGICAL WEEKEND FULL OF "HARRY POTTER" FILMS, DECEMBER 5-7

EVENT FEATURES EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOKS AT "HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE," INCLUDING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE AND CAST INTERVIEWS

WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF "HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE" SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION WILL CONTAIN DELETED SCENES NOT INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL FILM VERSION

Burbank, CA (November 24, 2008) � ABC Family continues the holiday cheer with its "Harry Potter" weekend on December 5-7, airing the first four installments of the popular film series as part of the network's "25 Days of Christmas" programming event. In the world television premiere of the special extended edition of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," viewers will also see deleted scenes not included in the original film version.

To add to the magic, ABC Family will also be airing exclusive first looks at the new film, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (opening in theatres July 17, 2009), throughout the weekend's three-day event. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Michael Gambon discuss the upcoming film's exciting storylines, as well as revealing insider information. ABC Family's first looks at the latest Harry Potter feature film also offer viewers a sneak peek of never-before-seen footage of love running rampant through Hogwarts, a look into Tom Riddle's past and an introduction of Hogwarts new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Horace Slughorn.

The "Harry Potter" weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 5th

(7:30 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

In this enchanting film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's delightful bestseller, Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters.

Saturday, December 6th

(1:30 � 5:00 PM ET/PT) "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

(5:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT) "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

Harry and his two best friends, Ron and Hermione, try to uncover a mysterious dark force that is terrorizing the school. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Harris, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters.

(9:00 PM � 12:00 AM ET/PT) "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

Harry, Ron and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts, where they're forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black, who seemed to pose a great threat to Harry. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters.

Sunday, December 7th

(12:30 � 4:30 PM ET/PT) "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

(4:30 � 7:30 PM ET/PT) "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

(7:30 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" � Special Extended Version World Television Premiere (the film will contain deleted scenes not included in the original film version).

When Harry Potter's name mysteriously emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools � the Triwizard Tournament. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Issacs, Alan Rickman, Brendan Gleeson, Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall.

Part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, ABC Family, distributed in over 95 million homes, features original movies, series and specials reflecting today's families and entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today's relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a mix of quality acquired series and theatricals as well as original movies and scripted dramas. ABC Family is also the destination for Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas" branded programming events. ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[10/29/20 - 12:25 PM]
OWN Announces First-Look Deal with Holly Carter and Releve Entertainment, An All3Media America Company
The first project under the new deal includes an all-star holiday gospel music special, "Our OWN Christmas" set to air on Tuesday, December 1.

[10/29/20 - 12:01 PM]
A&E Network Greenlights New Documentary Special "Biography: TLC" (wt) Celebrating the Iconic and Pioneering Story of the Top Selling American Female Group of All Time
The special will be directed by Matt Kay and will premiere on A&E in 2021.

[10/29/20 - 12:00 PM]
IMDb TV and Amazon Studios Greenlights Judge Judy Sheindlin to Preside Over a New Court Program for a Free Streaming Audience
The Untitled Judge Judy Sheindlin Project will feature no-nonsense, expeditious Judge Sheindlin's signature adjudication style with a new array of cases, litigants and judgments.

[10/29/20 - 12:00 PM]
CBS All Access Renews "No Activity" for a Fourth Season
In a departure from previous seasons, the fourth season will feature all the fan favorite characters in animated form.

[10/29/20 - 11:39 AM]
Acorn TV's "My Life Is Murder" Starring Lucy Lawless to Return in 2021
The 10-episode series moves from Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand and is currently in pre-production, starring Lucy Lawless alongside her season one cohort Ebony Vagulans.

[10/29/20 - 11:30 AM]
Nickeloden Announces All-New Midnight Society for Season Two of Beloved Horror Anthology Series, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
In season two (six episodes), this new group of kids tell a terrifying tale about a curse that has been cast over their small seaside town, haunted by an all-new villain named the Shadowman.

[10/29/20 - 11:08 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Returns with a Steamy Season on Sunday, December 6 at 8PM ET/PT
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, and Kenya Moore return this season.

[10/29/20 - 11:02 AM]
Awkwafina and Sandra Oh Star in Untitled Sister Comedy for Netflix
In the film, a lonely recluse's life is upended when her train wreck of a sister vows to mend their relationship by helping her fulfill her lifelong dream: to be a contestant on her favorite game show.

[10/29/20 - 10:17 AM]
Lark Voorhies to Make Special Appearance on "Saved by the Bell" Premiering Wednesday, Nov. 25 on Peacock
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez star in the new series, reprising their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater.

[10/29/20 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Announces Additional Casting for "Why Women Kill" Season Two
They join previously announced cast members Allison Tolman and Nick Frost.

[10/29/20 - 09:30 AM]
The CW Network Sets Premiere Dates for New Season
Highlights include the return of "The Flash" and the premiere of "Superman & Lois" on Tuesday, February 23.

[10/29/20 - 09:30 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Acquires Drama Series "Tell Me Your Secrets," Psychological Thriller Starring Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater and Enrique Murciano
The 10-episode drama, originally shot for TNT, revolves around a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past.

[10/29/20 - 09:19 AM]
The Midseason Premiere of "Tyler Perry's Ruthless" Returns Thursday, November 26 on BET+
The one-hour drama will drop three episodes on its premiere date, with new episodes launching every Thursday on BET+.

[10/29/20 - 09:13 AM]
HBO Documentary "The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," Spotlighting the Legendary Band, Debuts December 12
This film follows the Bee Gee's meteoric rise as they rode the highs of fame and fortune, negotiated the vagaries of the ever-shifting music business and navigated the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.

[10/29/20 - 09:01 AM]
Netflix Announces "My Dad the Bounty Hunter" an Intergalactic Space Epic for the Entire Family
Russell Hornsby, Yvonne Orji, Priah Ferguson, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle and Jim Rash star in the animated series.