ABC to Air “Half-Blood Prince” in Late 2011

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Mar 10, 2010

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Variety is reporting that ABC Family will air “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in late 2011. Ken Werner of Warner Bros. is quoted in the article, saying, “[feature] films are an integral part of the formula for a successful cable service, and ABC Family has created a terrific destination where Warner Bros. movies have thrived.” ABC Family holds the rights to the first six Harry Potter films, as well as to a number of newer films, including “The Blind Side” and “Alice in Wonderland,” which will be aired in 2012. “Alice in Wonderland” stars a number of Harry Potter actors including Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and the narrator of the British Harry Potter audiobooks, Stephen Fry.

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42 Responses to ABC to Air “Half-Blood Prince” in Late 2011

Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: Cool :) I usually watch the DVDs of the movies instead of them on TV though, so there aren't any commercials.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: awesome i cant wait Avatar ImageBellatrixGranger says: thats niceAvatar ImageMosu says: thats awsome, wow already the 6th movie, time is going by so fast and slow at the same timeAvatar Imagewhyalltheglitter says: Wow!!! I can't wait!!! I am definitly going to watch it!!!!!! It is going on sooo much faster than the Order of the Phoenix!!!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Awesome! That means I don't have to worry about getting it on DVD or not! I can just watch the movies on ABC! Thanks a bunch ABC!Avatar ImageHermonie says: Awesome! I have the movie, but they usaully put sneek-peeks for things when the same sort of thing is playing. Avatar ImageJyanpuff86 says: Nice! Cant wait to see that on Tv. intill then ill keep watching it on DvD. Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: thats pointless. we all have it on dvd, we all will be too busy crying over dobby to watch. that movie was not worth waiting 7 months for.Avatar Imagehewy says: That's wonderful for the fans who could not afford the movies or dvds. However, I do not believe that the movie was the best one yet and having to wait 7 months is a drag.Avatar Imageleigia says: At least we have something to look forward to watching in 2011.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: That's nice.. everytime the HP movies are on TV I always watch them and realize that I haven't seen them in a while, so it's nice. :)Avatar Imagenine9isfine says: oh gosh has the news really been this slow that something like this is put up? Harry Potter 6 will air on tv in more than a year! (even though its on dvd right now XD )Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: AWESOME! Third time I got my name on Leaky!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Always fun to see the films on tv. :o)Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW Well this will be great, I do already own the DVD, but if it is on the Family Channel I will be watching it!!! lolAvatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: when are they ever going to play the 5th one on tv?? they barely ever play the 4th one and that came out in 2005... :(Avatar ImageDawna says: I like it when the movies are on tv..its an excuse to watch them again! Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: They haven't even started showing OOTP yet...when will they do that?Avatar ImageFresca says: Thanks, ABC! Alan Rickman is one of my favorite actors, so I get to see him in the next HPmovie, and in Alice too.Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: cant w8 4 alice in wonderlandAvatar ImageScylla says: Wow, Alice in Wonderland on TV? Awesome. :)Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Can't believe we will have to wait until late 2011 before we get to see HBP on ABC. They always add special things to the showings on TV so I wish they would show it sooner, but I guess it isn't to be.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: wow cool Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: That will be cool!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I've got the dvds so I don't need to bother with all that!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: that's so cool! :DAvatar Imagethundermountain7 says: Wow that big I can't wait not just for HBP but also for the other movies. I think i have seen HBP at least 35 times already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: So this will probably be for the Christmas "Harry Potter Weekend" in 2011?? I'm guessing.. also super excited about "The Blindside" and "Alice in Wonderland"!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot believe that by the time this airs, the last of the movies will have been released. :(Avatar Imagealicia00 says: grateAvatar ImageHBPFan says: Well, it sounds like a long time to me - then again, so did Order of the Phoenix take a while..Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Yes! so exciting since i've been waiting forever for OfTP to show on tv since it came out and now only in 2011! not so far away which is nice. Avatar Imagenwrosey says: boring......Avatar ImageAnna Weasley says: So when is HBO going to show Harry Potter HBPAvatar ImageMadam Snape says: That's great! I wonder when the networks will be exibititng Half Blood Pince here in Brazil...Avatar Imageclever-ravenclaw says: yay i love it when they play the deleted scenes to but i missed harry potter and the order of the phoenix i hope they play that to so that i can record it!Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: Great, but late 2011 is still a very long time away though. We'd be able to see both parts of Deathly Hallows by then! I'd definitely still watch it on TV!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Oh really? Cool! I have all the movies, but it's just so exciting when they put them on TV. It's like a confirmation that the rest of the world cares about our obsession! Haha. Avatar ImageSigmaKnight says: The Marketing, Scheduling, Advertising, Advising, and pretty every team at ABC needs to be fired for waiting soooo long to put a movie on TV that would be over 2 years since it's release. It's one thing if it's a crappy movie like The Tooth Fairy (with Dwayne Johnson), but this is Harry Potter, the most successful franchise ever- people WANT to see this as much as possible. Avatar ImageBroomsnitch says: Late 2011 is TOOOO LONG! I guess I'm not surprised though, since they just played Order of the Phoenix for the first time a few months ago.Avatar ImageSmitch says: Yay! Omg Imagine a HP marathon on ABC? I bet they'll do it someday. Have they already and I'm just in the dark? Lol.

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