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ABC to Broadcast A Year in the Life Documentary on JK Rowling July 16th

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
April 24, 2009, 03:53 PM

The ABC Television Network has announced will be broadcasting the special "A Year in the Life" documentary on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling this summer. The network will be airing the documentary on Thursday, July 16 from 8-9pm (ET) the weekend of the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While this documentary by James Runcie has been broadcast previously in the UK and elsewhere, this will mark the first time US audience will be able to watch the program, which takes a close look at our favorite author as she completes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. Readers will recall of course, that as part of the documentary we see additional family tree and spouse names for characters such as Luna Lovegood and Draco Malfoy.

The ABC write up on the program is as follows:

The woman who created an imaginary world for millions, J.K. Rowling, allowed cameras extraordinary access during the year before the 7th Harry Potter book was published. From the one bedroom apartment in Scotland where it all began to a hotel room where viewers watch her type the last words of the Potter saga, Rowling lets millions of fans into her world. The documentary exposes her childhood sorrows, visits the church where she and her sister worked after-school as janitors, and allows people to see her, now, as both the queen of a magical, alternate universe, and an everyday mom. Cameras also travel back to her hometown and discover where many of the characters of Harry Potter originated. Upon the release of the latest Harry Potter movie, Elizabeth Vargas takes viewers on a journey into the life of the woman who came from "nothing" and created all of her own success.

Also as a reminder of what we reported previously, the network is continuing their Saturday night TV broadcasts of the Harry Potter films, with Chamber of Secrets due this Saturday night, followed by Prisoner of Azkaban on May 2nd, and Goblet of Fire on May 16.

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Wow. This should be squeeful.

Posted by Garden State Geek on April 24, 2009, 08:34 PM report to moderator
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YAY!!!!!! I was beginning to think we would never see this here in the US. So happy we will FINALLY be able to see it too :)

Posted by Lillylove on April 24, 2009, 08:50 PM report to moderator
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The day after the premiere! Awesome!

Posted by maera-kyrie on April 24, 2009, 09:10 PM report to moderator
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dude! A couple days ago I decided to see if I could find some recorded version in some little niche online, (not like I really expected it to work or anything…) ABC apparently felt bad for me, lol.

Posted by Tarantellegra on April 24, 2009, 10:47 PM report to moderator
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I saw it online. It’s about time it’s being shown on TV. It’s long overdue.

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on April 24, 2009, 11:11 PM report to moderator
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YESSSSS finally!!!

Posted by kenmarekestrels93 {{ROAR}} on April 24, 2009, 11:38 PM report to moderator
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a deffinate must watch, i wonder if it will get shown in australia?

Posted by spunky_munky11 on April 25, 2009, 12:12 AM report to moderator
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Yay a documentary! I’m excited! :D

Posted by QuafflesAndSyrup *WBM* {TZS} {OoM} on April 25, 2009, 12:18 AM report to moderator
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Cool. I hope it will be posted online somewhere since I currently don’t have a tv, sigh.

Posted by badger666 on April 25, 2009, 01:56 AM report to moderator
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I’ve seen this before! And it’s really awesome and a bit of a tear-jerker. You guys have fun watching! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 25, 2009, 04:36 AM report to moderator
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I simply love this documentary as well. Needless to say have recorded it..and love to go back to it once in a while…soooo inspiring :)

Posted by Pratiksha on April 25, 2009, 04:49 AM report to moderator
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wow…can’t wait..!

Posted by Rita_Dumbledore94 on April 25, 2009, 06:28 AM report to moderator
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I can’t wait for it! I didn’t even know there was documentary made… shrugs

Posted by Imperiused! on April 25, 2009, 09:16 AM report to moderator
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That sounds so cool!

Posted by BlackCat13 on April 25, 2009, 09:38 AM report to moderator
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I’ve been waiting to see this for forever! I can’t wait! :D

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on April 25, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
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