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Harry Potter Season on ITV1, Weekend on ABC Family

Posted by: Rosi
March 20, 2010, 08:18 AM

Revisit the early Harry Potter films this weekend with ITV1 in the U.K. and ABC Family in the U.S.A. Firstly, ITV1 will be showing "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" from 3.30 to 6.15pm GMT as part of their Harry Potter Season. The season will continue every Saturday, with the channel showing "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" on Saturday 27th March in the 3.25pm to 6.20pm GMT time slot. You can find full TV listings on the ITV website at this link.

Secondly, in the U.S.A., ABC Family will be showing the Harry Potter films in HD from 9am/8am central. Starting with "Philosopher's Stone" at 9am/8c, the channel will show "Chamber of Secrets" at 12.30pm/11.30 central, "Prisoner of Azkaban" at 4.30/3.30c and "Goblet of Fire" at 7.30/6.30c. On Sunday, ABC Family will show "Chamber of Secrets" at 9.30am/8.30c, "Prisoner of Azkaban" at 1.30/12.30c, "Goblet of Fire" at 4.30/3.30c and finally, "Order of the Phoenix" will premiere on ABC Family at 8/7c. Find more information on the ABC Family website at this link. Thanks for the heads up, Raymond!

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738 Points

I’m so glad I’m not a kid with homework to keep me from watching one HP movie after another this weekend! COS is on now; Harry & Ron just escaped from Aragog’s clutches in the Ford Anglia! What fun.

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on March 20, 2010, 03:43 PM report to moderator
6352 Points

Unlike ITV, ABC does show the films in their entirety. They also have TONS of commercial breaks. It will take 4 hours to show COS and 3.5 for GOF. That means about 1 hour of commercials during each broadcast.

I’ve lost count of the number of times ABC has shown an HP film. There have been so many. I wonder how many people will sit through hours of HP this weekend just to see the DH preview. I’ll bet it’s a lot! I’ll wait for YouTube.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on March 20, 2010, 03:49 PM report to moderator
465 Points

Neither of these channels are in Canada :(

Posted by The Half-Blood Lauma' on March 20, 2010, 03:58 PM report to moderator

It isn’t really an HP marathon on ITV. They’ll just show 1 a week. And there are only about 5 ad breaks per film, about evey 25 minutes, so it is hardly a lot.
CoS is going to take 2hrs 55 mins, not 4 hours! You’re all acting as if ITV have massive ad breaks.
Anyone who has tried to watch an american show on E4 will know just how long and numerous ad breaks can be!! Because US shows are shorter than ours.

Posted by pipkin3 on March 20, 2010, 03:59 PM report to moderator
240 Points

ABC Family does show a lot of commercials but they also run the extended versions of each movie so the movie run time is longer than what was out in the theaters & on the DVDs. The extended OOTP is on for the first time tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what they add back in.

Posted by mlc on March 20, 2010, 04:09 PM report to moderator
84 Points

It seems like ABC Family has a HP weekend once a month. I love it when they do.

Posted by Tammy on March 20, 2010, 05:27 PM report to moderator
248 Points

This totaly made my day.

Posted by Taylor on March 20, 2010, 05:42 PM report to moderator
240 Points

I think its interesting that so many people say that UK cuts out a bunch of the movie…the reason I like watching them on ABC is because they always include the tiny deleted scenes that you dont see in the regular movie. Cant wait to see clips from the 7th!!! Yay.

Posted by lizziebennett on March 20, 2010, 05:56 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

Harry Potter weekends are my fav!!

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on March 20, 2010, 07:22 PM report to moderator
3777 Points


Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on March 20, 2010, 08:14 PM report to moderator
75 Points

I love it when ABC Family does these weekends. It’s like Christmas! :)

Posted by charlie potter on March 20, 2010, 09:07 PM report to moderator
3526 Points

hm. i usually get them but appearently canada isn’t getting them this time :’((((((((((

Posted by DesQueJteVois on March 20, 2010, 10:11 PM report to moderator
311 Points

All those who’ll be able to watch it: enjoy!

Posted by Madam Snape on March 20, 2010, 10:16 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Thanks for letting us know about this!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on March 20, 2010, 10:26 PM report to moderator
216 Points

This has been my whole weekend.

Posted by Scarlet~Phoenix on March 20, 2010, 10:36 PM report to moderator
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