KICK BACK AND RELAX BEFORE THE NEW YEAR DURING ABC FAMILY’S ‘DAYS OF FAVES’ PROGRAMMING EVENT BEGINNING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26TH AND ENDING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31ST
Burbank, CA – The shopping is done, the presents are unwrapped, and the holiday hustle and bustle is finally over! ABC Family gives you the perfect reason to sit back, relax and watch some of your favorite movies before the new year begins. So put off coming up with a new year’s resolution and invite your friends over when ABC Family’s “Days of Faves” programming event kicks off with a weekend dedicated to Harry Potter and his friends, starting Saturday, December 26th and continuing through Thursday, December 31st, 2015. ABC Family is becoming Freeform on January 12, 2016.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, December 26th
(7AM-10:45AM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE
Based on J.K. Rowling’s popular novels about the boy who lived, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” introduces fans to Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had.
(10:45AM-3PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
After a long summer with the horrid Dursleys, Harry Potter is thwarted in his attempts to board the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. Harry’s only transportation option is a magical flying car, but unfortunately, it crashes into a valuable (and clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what awaits Harry that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts. Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry and it seems certain his classmate Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) is out to get him. Soon it’s not just Harry who is worried about survival as dreadful things begin to happen at the school. The mysteriously gleaming foot-high words on the wall proclaim: “The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware.” But what exactly does it all mean? Harry, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) risk their own lives to solve this 50-year-old, potentially deadly mystery.
(3PM-6:15PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Harry, Ron and Hermione return for a third term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But Harry’s fate looks bleak when the infamous Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), who was convicted of killing 13 people with a single curse, escapes from prison. The only clue to where Sirius is headed: The Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep “He’s at Hogwarts … He’s at Hogwarts.” Even within the walls of his magical school, Harry may not be safe from a convicted killer.
(6:15PM-10PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
It’s Harry Potter’s fourth term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Harry, Ron and Hermione look forward to the international Quidditch finals. Harry dreams of spending time with the alluring Cho Chang. He wants to be a normal 14-year-old wizard; but Harry is not normal — even by wizarding standards. This term, for the first time in hundreds of years, a competition will be held between three schools of wizardry, and contestants will be magically chosen for the very dangerous event. Now, as Harry’s lightning scar burns, indicating the evil presence of Lord Voldemort, the Goblet of Fire makes its final selection for the competition — Harry Potter. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” repeats on Sunday, December 27th at 7am ET/PT.
(10PM-10:30PM) BEYOND THE SHADOWS: THE MAKING OF SHADOWHUNTERS
“Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show, which will include the cast talking about how they landed their roles and a glimpse into how the cast got into fighting shape. For viewers who are new to the Shadow World, the cast explains what “Shadowhunters” is all about. “Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” will include interviews with “Shadowhunters” cast members Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum, Jr., Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia and Isaiah Mustafa, as well as showrunner Ed Decter and executive producer McG. “Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” is produced by Big Door, Inc. and Jen X Productions, Inc., with Jennifer Erwin as executive producer and Max Yoffe as co-executive producers. “Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” repeats on Wednesday, December 30th at 5pm ET/PT.
(10:30PM-1:30AM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
A summer has passed since Harry’s encounter with the Dark Lord (Ralph Fiennes), and Harry returns to learn that the wizarding community remains in denial about Voldemort’s return. The minister of magic believes Headmaster Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) is lying and assigns a member of his staff, Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), to be the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. When her Ministry-approved course leaves young wizards woefully unprepared to protect themselves against the dark forces threatening them, Hermione and Ron urge Harry to take charge. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves “Dumbledore’s Army,” Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts and prepares the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” repeats on Sunday, December 27th at 10:30am ET/PT.
Sunday, December 27th
(1:30PM-5:00PM) HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Harry returns to Hogwarts for his sixth year and faces a growing danger that may be more than a match for his strengthening powers as a wizard. While Death Eaters emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort wreak havoc in both the Muggle and Wizarding worlds, Harry suspects new dangers lie within Hogwarts. Dumbledore, racing to prepare Harry for a battle he knows is fast approaching, brings him on a perilous mission to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses. Meanwhile, the students face a different adversary as teenage hormones rage: Harry’s friendship with Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) grows into something deeper; Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave) lavishes her affections on Ron, while Hermione simmers with jealousy; and a box of love potion-laced chocolates ends up in the wrong hands. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” repeats on Monday, December 28th at 11am ET/PT.
(5PM-8:45PM) HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART ONE
In the first part of the seventh and final adventure, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without guidance from their professors or the protection of Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “The Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” repeats on Monday, December 28th at 2:30pm ET/PT.
(8:45PM-12AM) HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART TWO
The motion picture event of the generation comes to a close in the second part of the final chapter in the monumental Harry Potter series. The boy wizard’s adventure concludes with the climactic final battle between “The Boy Who Lived” and Lord Voldemort. Making their final stand upon the ramparts of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry, Ron and Hermione face their greatest foe and make the ultimate sacrifice. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two” repeats on Monday, December 28th at 6pm ET/PT.
Monday, December 28th
(9PM-12AM) HOCUS POCUS
After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Tuesday, December 29th
(5PM-8:15PM) TWILIGHT: EXTENDED EDITION
In the supernatural romantic drama “Twilight,” the new girl in town, Bella (Kristen Stewart), falls for the hottest guy in school — not knowing the mysterious, elusive Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is actually part of a vampire family, and sworn enemy of Bella’s childhood friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Their newfound love opens Bella’s eyes to a secret world, but also puts her in unimaginable danger. This special extended edition includes deleted scenes. “Twilight: Extended Edition” repeats on Wednesday, December 30th at 1:45pm ET/PT.
(8:15PM-11PM) PITCH PERFECT
Arriving at her new college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca leads this a cappella singing group out of their traditional arrangement and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the college music competitions. “Pitch Perfect” is an outrageously hilarious laugh-out-loud comedy that also stars Anna Camp (“The Help”), Brittany Snow (“Hairspray”) and Rebel Wilson (“Bridesmaids”). “Pitch Perfect” repeats on Wednesday, December 30th at 5:30pm ET/PT.
Wednesday, December 30th
When good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) met bad boy greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) during the summer and fell in love, they never expected to see each other again. But fate has different ideas, and the star-crossed lovers end up at the same high school, only to be continuously kept apart by their social differences. Danny is the leader of the T-Birds, which makes him the coolest guy in school with the biggest reputation. Although Sandy has made some friends, she is belittled by some of the Pink Ladies for her wholesome and proper ways. Will Sandy and Danny stay true to who they are, or will they accept change in order to be with the one that they want?
Thursday, December 31st
For princess-to-be Giselle (Amy Adams), life in the animated land of Andalasia truly is a fairy tale, filled with song, talking animals and the love of a handsome prince. But without any warning, she’s banished by her future mother-in-law, the evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), and thrust into the very un-magical, live-action world of modern-day Manhattan. When Robert (Patrick Dempsey), a cynical, no-nonsense divorce lawyer reluctantly comes to her aid, he has no idea how much this joyful, wide-eyed innocent is about to enchant him and change his life forever.
(8:30PM-11PM) PRINCESS DIARIES 2: ROYAL ENGAGEMENT
As future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia (Anne Hathaway) has everything a girl could want — except the magical romance she’s always dreamed of. But soon, Mia’s shocked to discover she needs to get married right now or her family will lose the crown! Comic complications rule the day in this delightful family story about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!
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