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ABC Family's 13th Annual "13 Nights of Halloween" Holiday Programming Event Airs October 19-31
Said event kicks off with a new prequel episode of "Pretty Little Liars" on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from ABC Family]


Special Prequel Episode of "Pretty Little Liars" Kicks Off the Programming Event on Oct. 19th

Burbank, CA (September 13, 2011) - For the 13th consecutive haunting year, ABC Family scares up 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN with programming terrifyingly filled with ghoulish entertainment. The popular programming event, starting Tuesday, October 19, and concluding on Sunday, October 31, begins with a special Halloween episode of ABC Family's hit original series "Pretty Little Liars." The stunt will also include the basic cable premiere of "Coraline," the ABC Family feature film premiere of "Bewitched" and a massive mix of Halloween-themed programming airing for the 13 nights leading up to Halloween. Following is a listing of programming thrills and chills taking place October 19-31 during ABC Family's 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN.

Night One - Wednesday, October 19

The 13th annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN kicks off with a brand new episode, a prequel to television's favorite haunted foursome - the Pretty Little Liars. Get a look back at some of the series most frightening episodes with an all day marathon from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET/PT. Then at 8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT catch an all-new Halloween-themed episode of Pretty Little Liars, where you get to see how all the secrets began for Alison and her four best friends in this prequel episode. If you haven't gotten enough of "A" and all of his/her tortured tricks, stick around to see how the torment began in the pilot episode (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT).

Night Two - Thursday, October 20

Start off the night being hauntingly entertained with a Halloween-themed episode of That '70s Show at 6:00 - 6:30 PM ET/PT. Then get your slick shoes ready and beware of booby-traps as you join the motley crew of kids in The Goonies (6:30 - 9:00 PM ET/PT) as they search for the famed treasure of One-Eyed Willy. The night caps off with the Sanderson sisters, their quest for immortal life and the 300 year-old cat that tries to spoil their dastardly plans in Hocus Pocus (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT).

Night Three - Friday, October 21

The Halloween hilarity continues with a Halloween-themed episode of America's Funniest Home Videos (6:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT). Then at 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT, get another dose of witches brew with an encore airing of Hocus Pocus. End the evening with a ghoul whose name you won't dare to say three times in a row, Beetlejuice (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT)

Night Four - Saturday, October 22

The spooktacular weekend kicks off with a tale of a boy who befriends a vampire in The Little Vampire at 8:00 - 10:00 AM ET/PT. Then beware of the wild animals when an adventure game mysteriously comes to life in Jumanji (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET/PT). Just when you think you have had enough thrills for one day, then follow the adventure of a group of kids turned pirate treasure hunters in The Goonies at 12:30 - 3:00 PM ET/PT. Get an insider's look at how the world's greatest candy is made in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (3:00 - 5:30 PM ET/PT) and stick around for some more Wonka candy fun with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (5:30 - 8:00 PM ET/PT). They're creepy and they're kooky, mysteriously spooky - they're The Addams Family at 8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT, followed by more shenanigans of the macabre Addams Family in Addams Family Values (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT). The evening comes to a deadly stop when two women use immortality to end a long-time rivalry in Death Becomes Her at 12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT.

Night Five - Sunday, October 23

Another full day of spooks is ahead, starting with a teenager who is getting in touch with her inner witch in Teen Witch at 7:00 - 9:00 AM ET/PT. The eerie fun continues as the search for the infamous pirate One-Eyed Willy takes some wild and possibly deadly turns in The Goonies (9:00 - 11:30 AM ET/PT). Then starting at 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ET/PT, get a double dose of the world's most famous and mysterious chocolatier in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, followed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 2:00 - 4:30 PM ET/PT. The day takes a ghoulish turn as Jack Skellington and the rest of Halloweentown prepares to take over another beloved holiday in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (4:30 - 6:00 PM ET/PT). Can't get enough of the twisted world of Tim Burton? Have no fear, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is here and ready for an after-life long relationship at 6:00 - 8:00 PM ET/PT. At 8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT is the Basic Cable Premiere of Coraline, a story about a girl who finds an idealized version of her unhappy home life and realizes it may not be all it is cracked up to be. The evening comes to a close with other-worldly hijinks in Beetlejuice (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT) as a deceased couple battle a ghoul from beyond.

Night Six - Monday, October 24

Kelso and crew revel in spooky hijinks in a Halloween-themed episode of That '70s Show at 6:00 - 6:30 PM ET/PT. The hilarious Halloween spells continue with the ABC Family Premiere of Bewitched (6:30 - 8:30 PM ET/PT), where a suburban housewife may have more tricks up her sleeve than meets the eye. The witchy ways wrap up as two sisters invoke their inner sorcery to fight a family curse in the film Practical Magic, at 8:30 - 11:00 PM ET/PT.

Night Seven - Tuesday, October 25

The evening starts off with haunting humor in the form of a Halloween-themed episode of America's Funniest Home Videos at 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT. "Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize" with an airing of The Haunted Mansion at 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT. As the evening comes to an end, move from ghosts to monsters that are in the scream business with Disney Pixar's Monsters, Inc. (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT).

Night Eight - Wednesday, October 26

The week-long airing of Halloween-themed episodes of America's Funniest Home Videos continues at 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT. If you missed all the monsterous fun the night before, catch an encore airing of Disney Pixar's Monsters, Inc. (7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the story of the happiest little ghost you will ever meet, Casper at 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT.

Night Nine - Thursday, October 27

Another episode of America's Funniest Home Videos brings Halloween hilarity at 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT. Then catch an encore presentation of Casper (7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT), the world's friendliest ghost. All the Scooby snacks in the world won't be able to help the gang as they track down dastardly culprits in Scooby-Doo, at 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT.

Night Ten - Friday, October 28

Frightening follies are the focus of another Halloween-themed episode of America's Funniest Home Videos, at 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT. The evening continues as viewers get a double dose of family wackiness with Morticia and Gomez in The Addams Family (7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT) and Addams Family Values (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT).

Night Eleven - Saturday, October 29

A day full of Halloween haunts begins with everyone's favorite teen witch in the film Sabrina the Teenage Witch at 8:00 - 10:00 AM ET/PT. The spells and potions continue as another teenager must come to grips with her witch-filled lineage in Teen Witch (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET/PT). Then at 12:00 - 2:00 PM ET/PT, a little ghost named Casper helps a father and daughter who move into a haunted house. The Scooby gang reunites when each member arrives on a mysterious island to investigate strange occurrences in Scooby-Doo (2:00 - 4:00 PM ET/PT). Missed the tale of an unhappy girl dreaming of the perfect world last weekend? Here is the chance to catch an encore presentation of Coraline, at 4:00 - 6:00 PM ET/PT. From one little girl dreaming of more to another who uses her telekinetic powers to get rid of her evil principal and grouchy parents, Matilda airs from 6:00 - 8:00 PM ET/PT. Then with an eye of newt and pinch of bats teeth, the three Sanderson witches terrorize a town in Hocus Pocus at 8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT. Didn't get enough witchy frights? There is nothing to fear with an encore presentation of Hocus Pocus (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT). The evening comes to a haunted halt when Eddie Murphy does his own ghost hunting in The Haunted Mansion (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Twelve - Sunday, October 30

The Scooby gang kicks off a day full of monsters, ghosts and witches with Scooby-Doo at 7:30 - 9:30 AM ET/PT. From a haunted island to a haunted house, Casper (9:30 - 11:30 AM ET/PT) continues the hauntingly fun times. Then a little girl takes unpleasant matters into her own hands in Matilda at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET/PT. The wackiest family on the block is back at it with The Addams Family (1:30 - 3:30 PM ET/PT) and Addams Family Values (3:30 - 5:30 PM ET/PT). The night continues with some spooky spells with two sisters who invoke the spirits in Practical Magic (5:30 - 8:00 PM ET/PT). Then follow Van Helsing as the famous monster hunter takes on his most formidable foe, Count Dracula, at 8:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT before ending the night with haunting humor and a Halloween-themed episode of America's Funniest Home Videos (11:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Thirteen - Monday, October 31

The frightening thrills come to an end as All Hallows Eve is upon us and promises to bring with it a treat bag full of fun. One more Halloween-themed episode of America's Funniest Videos starts the night off with harrowing hijinks at 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT. Then continue the Halloween haunts with Casper (7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT) as he helps a family battle three pesky poltergeists. The evening comes to a screaming halt when three witches promise to wreak havoc in Hocus Pocus at 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT.

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.

  [september 2011]  


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