ABC Family Slots ‘Harry Potter’ Weekend

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ABC Family continues the holiday cheer with its “Harry Potter” weekend Dec. 5 to 7, airing the first four installments of the popular film series as part of the network’s “25 Days of Christmas” programming event, officials said Monday.

In the world television premiere of the special extended edition of Harry Potter andthe Goblet of Fire, viewers will also see deleted scenes not included in the original film version, the network said.

ABC Family will also be airing exclusive first looks at the new film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (opening in theatres July 17 next year) throughout the weekend’s three-day event. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Michael Gambon discuss the upcoming film’s exciting storylines, as well as revealing insider information.

ABC Family’s first looks at the latest Harry Potter feature film also offer viewers a sneak peek of never-before-seen footage of love running rampant through Hogwarts, a look into Tom Riddle’s past and an introduction of Hogwarts new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Horace Slughorn.

The “Harry Potter” weekend schedule is: HarryPotter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Dec. 5; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter andthe Prisoner of Azkabanon Dec. 6; and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanandHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fireon Dec. 7.

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