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[03/14/11 - 02:19 PM]
ABC Family's "Harry Potter Weekend" Airs from Thursday, March 17th - Sunday, March 20th
Plus: look for never-before-seen interview footage from the cast and filmmakers about key scenes from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 & 2."

[via press release from ABC Family]

TAKE A TIME-TURNER LOOK BACK AT EVERY SPELL, SPIDER AND SNAPE ENCOUNTER DURING ABC FAMILY'S "HARRY POTTER WEEKEND," AIRING FROM THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH - SUNDAY, MARCH 20TH

Network to Air Never-Before-Seen Interview Footage of Cast and Filmmakers Giving Fans an Inside Look Into the Making of the Harry Potter Film Franchise

Burbank, CA (March 14, 2011) - As the world prepares to see the finale of the Harry Potter film series, ABC Family gives fans a chance to look back at their favorite wizards and witches with a wicked weekend full of "Harry Potter" films. The weekend starts with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" on Thursday, March 17th and will include airings of each of the first five films through Sunday, March 20th.

Faithful Potter fans will also be given a chance to go behind-the scenes with never-before-seen interview footage from the cast and filmmakers which give insights on key scenes from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 & 2," as well as revisiting important moments from the previous films to prepare for the final battle that takes place in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2." The never-before-seen footage that will be airing throughout the weekend includes a look back at Harry and Ginny's relationship, director David Yates' take on Harry and Hermione's relationship, the origins of The Marauder's Map and a look into the very last shot of principal photography of the film franchise with producer David Baron. ABC Family will also be airing exclusive sneak peeks at some of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," most exciting moments, including Harry & Draco's fight in the Room of Requirement, the hair-raising dragon sequences and the final courtyard battle between good and evil. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" opens in theaters on July 15, 2011.

The "Harry Potter" weekend schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 17th

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

Friday, March 18th

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

Saturday, March 19th

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

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

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

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

Sunday, March 20th

7:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 98 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today's relationships, all told with diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a mix of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas!" ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.





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