[09/02/14 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Family Scares Up Some Fun During Its 16th Annual "13 Nights pf Halloween" Holiday Programming Event, Airing October 19th - 31st
The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," an all-new "Pretty Little Liars" fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials "Freak Out."

[via press release from ABC Family]


Halloween Episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," and "Pretty Little Liars" Fan Appreciation and "Freak Out" Specials

Burbank, CA (September 2, 2013) - ABC Family brings the thrills and chills with 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, a celebration filled with scares as you countdown to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 16th year, starts Sunday, October 19th and concludes on Friday, October 31st. The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," an all-new "Pretty Little Liars" fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials "Freak Out." The stunt will also include the network television premieres of "Dark Shadows" and "ParaNorman," and a ghoulish mix of Halloween-themed programming.

Following is a listing of chill-tastic programming taking place October 19th-31st during ABC Family's 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN:

Night One - Sunday, October 19th

The 16th annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN launches an all-day scarefest, starting with the friendliest ghost, "Casper" (7:00 - 9:00 AM ET/PT). Then it's a double dose of the kookiest, ookiest family on the block in "The Addams Family" (9:00 - 11:00 AM ET/PT) and "Addams Family Values" (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET/PT). Next Harry prepares for his final epic battle with "He Who Must Not Be Named" in the two-part finale of the blockbuster series "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1" (1:00 - 4:30 PM ET/PT) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2" (4:30 - 7:30 PM ET/PT). Buzz, Woody and all your favorite toys must work together to track down their missing friend in "Disney·Pixar's Toy Story OF TERROR!" (7:30 - 8:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 10:00 PM ET/PT). Then meet us down on the Scare Floor for "Disney·Pixar's Monsters, Inc." (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT). We wrap up our night with Jack Skellington and Halloweentown in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (10:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Two - Monday, October 20th

Christmas is the most haunting holiday of all in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (6:30 - 8:00 PM ET/PT). Then the world will be watching "The Hunger Games" (8:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT). Finally, stop by "The Haunted Mansion" (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT) where the spirited residents are "dying" to meet you.

Night Three - Tuesday, October 21st

It's Halloween, Witches, and "A" is up to his or her usual tricks, as ABC Family presents the "Pretty Little Liars" fan-appreciation special, "We Love You to DeAth" (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 12:00 AM ET/PT). Then stay tuned for "Freak Out" (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 1:00 AM ET/PT), the hilariously scary new hidden-camera prank special. Each special will feature an unsuspecting mark whose fears come to life before their eyes with elaborate hoaxes deviously tailored with help from the victim's friends and family.

Night Four - Wednesday, October 22nd

A night of 'sclaughing' (screaming and laughing) starts with Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, "Beetlejuice" (6:00 - 8:00 PM ET/PT), followed by an all-new Halloween episode of "Melissa & Joey" titled "Witch Came First" (8:00 - 8:30 PM ET/PT; encore at 12:00 AM ET/PT). Mel is visited by her doctor (guest star Beth Broderick), who tells Mel she's actually a witch and must help break a curse. Then it's an all-new Halloween-themed "Baby Daddy" titled "Strip or Treat" (8:30 - 9:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 12:30 AM ET/PT) where Riley decides to pull a prank on everyone after all the jokes they've played on her over the years. Finally, scare up some laughs with an all-new "Freak Out" special (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 1:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Five - Thursday, October 23rd

It's a second chance to scare yourself silly, as we kick off the night with encore presentations of "Freak Out" (5:30 - 6:30 PM ET/PT), "Melissa & Joey" (6:30 - 7:00 PM ET/PT) and "Baby Daddy" (7:00 - 7:30 PM ET/PT). Then meet the creepiest bride of them all in "Corpse Bride" (7:30 - 9:30 PM ET/PT), followed by "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (9:30 - 11:00 PM ET/PT) and Michael J. Fox's hairy high school hijinks in "Teen Wolf" (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Six - Friday, October 24th

It's a Tim Burton movie marathon, starting with "Corpse Bride" (5:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the creepiest Christmas ever in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (7:00 - 8:30 PM ET/PT) and then the network television premiere of Johnny Depp as "Barnabas Collins" in "Dark Shadows" (8:30 - 11:00 PM ET/PT). The evening wraps with an additional airing of "Beetlejuice" (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Seven - Saturday, October 25th

Saturday is a full day of frightful fun! First, it's Mel, the Adult Witch, in an encore presentation of "Melissa & Joey" (7:00 - 7:30 AM ET/PT). Then it's a Tim Burton mini movie marathon. Gotham City is under attack by The Joker in "Batman" (7:30 - 10:30 AM ET/PT), then "Batman Returns" (10:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET/PT) to thwart The Penguin's evil plans. It is followed by "Beetlejuice" (1:30 - 3:30 PM ET/PT) and "Dark Shadows" (3:30 - 6:00 PM ET/PT) and then a double dose of "The Addams Family" (6:00 - 8:00 PM ET/PT) with "Addams Family Values" (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT). Whatever you do, don't drink the witches' brew in "Hocus Pocus" (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT). And cap off the night with "Corpse Bride" (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Eight - Sunday, October 26th

Stay in bed all day and enjoy monster madness. Start with an encore presentation of Freak Out" (7:00 - 8:00 AM ET/PT), followed by "Coraline" (8:00 - 10:00 AM ET/PT), a little girl who discovers the life she dreamed of is more sinister than she thought. Then grab the Scooby snacks for "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET/PT). We dare you to take a tour through "The Haunted Mansion" (12:00 - 2:00 PM ET/PT), followed by "Corpse Bride" (2:00 - 4:00 PM ET/PT). "The Addams Family" (4:00 - 6:00 PM ET/PT) invites you to spend the evening with them and learn some "Addams Family Values" (6:00 - 8:00 PM ET/PT). Something wicked this way comes as the Sanderson sisters work their magic in "Hocus Pocus" (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT). And finally, the network television premiere of "ParaNorman" (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT), about a young boy who can talk to the supernatural.

Night Nine - Monday, October 27th

Double your fun with back-to-back encores of "Freak Out" (5:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT). Then it's movie marathon madness with "ParaNorman" (7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT), "Casper" (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT) and "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Ten - Tuesday, October 28th

Shaggy, Scooby and the gang face spooky specters in "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (5:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT), followed by "Casper" (7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT) and a double helping of "Freak Out" encores (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT). Then enter "The Haunted Mansion" (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT) if you dare.

Night Eleven - Wednesday, October 29th

Check your pulse at the door of "The Haunted Mansion" (5:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT). Then spend some time with everyone's favorite frightening family, "The Addams Family" (7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by "Addams Family Values" (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT). Finally, meet "ParaNorman" (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT), a boy with a gift for talking to ghouls.

Night Twelve - Thursday, October 30th

Join Morticia, Gomez and the rest of "The Addams Family" (4:30 - 6:30 PM ET/PT) in "Addams Family Values" (6:30 - 8:30 PM ET/PT). It is followed by a Tim Burton double creature feature with "Dark Shadows" (8:30 - 11:00 PM ET/PT) and Beetlejuice" (12:00 - 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Thirteen - Friday, October 31st

A day of truly spine-tingling frights starts with encore presentations of "Melissa & Joey" (11:00 - 11:30 AM ET/PT), "Baby Daddy" (11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET/PT) and "Freak Out" (12:00 - 2:00 PM ET/PT; encores at 12:00 AM ET/PT). Then... they're heeeerrrreee! Back to back airings of otherworldly battles between some truly wicked spirits in Poltergeist (2:00 - 4:30 PM ET/PT), Dark Shadows" (4:30 - 7:00 PM ET/PT), Beetlejuice" (7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT) and "Casper" (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT).

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. For 2014, ABC Family has launched the "WATCH ABC Family" authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on demand access to such popular series at home and on the go via a wide array of devices. 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 2014]  


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