ABC Family October 2009 programming highlights

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September 17th, 2009

via press release:

October 2009 Programming Highlights

*All programming subject to change*

13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN PROGRAMMING (OCTOBER 19-31)

Night One – Monday, October 19

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT

The network’s 11th annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN begins with a special Halloween themed episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videosthat will terrorizingly tickle your funny bone.

Night Two – Tuesday, October 20

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

Get your slick shoes ready and beware of booby-traps as you join the motley crew of kids in The Goonies, as they search for the famed treasure of One Eyed Willy.

Night Three – Wednesday, October 21

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

Say this man’s name three times and you are in for quite a terrifying ride when Beetlejuice wreaks havoc on a married couple. The film stars Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder.

Night Four – Thursday, October 22

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysteriously spooky, they’re all together ooky – The Addams Family. The eccentric family must deal with an Uncle Fester imposter. Anjelica Huston, Raúl Julia, Christina Ricci and Christopher Lloyd star.

Night Five – Friday, October 23

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

The shenanigans of the macabre Addams Family continue with Addams Family Values. In this go-round the family must come to their uncle’s rescue when a gold-digger targets him as her new love.

Anjelica Huston, Raúl Julia, Christina Ricci and Christopher Lloyd star.

Night Six – Saturday, October 24

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM ET/PT

The spooktacular weekend kicks off with a mysterious mask that transforms shy pushover Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) into a grinning ladies man with super-human powers in The Mask.

Encore at (10:30 PM – 1:00 AM ET/PT)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET/PT

The day continues as viewers get another dose of family wackiness with Morticia, Gomez and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET/PT

The hair-raising good times continue when Fester thinks he’s found true love in Addams Family Values.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET/PT

Then from one family to the next, follow the Sanderson sisters on their quest for immortal life and the 300 year-old cat that tries to spoil their dastardly plans in Hocus Pocus. The film stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.


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8:00 PM – 10:30 PM ET/PT

With the day almost over, are you good enough to keep up with Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin? If yes, then definitely stick around for The Goonies.

Night Seven – Sunday, October 25

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET/PT

The weekend is full of the ghostly, the bizarre and the undead and starting it off is Casper, the world’s friendliest ghost in Casper Meets Wendy.

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET/PT

The eerie fun continues as the search for the Infamous pirate One Eyed Willy takes some wild and possibly deadly turns in The Goonies.

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET/PT

Then the network takes a turn down into some of Tim Burton’s greatest tales, starting with the story of one boy’s chance to get a look behind the candy curtain in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET/PT

Then true love is doomed in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride when Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp) finds himself mistakenly married to a corpse bride (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter).

ABC Family Premiere

Edward Scissorhands

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

The creeps continue as a lonely boy (Johnny Depp) with only scissors for hands is brought into a suburban home and falls in love with the family’s teenage daughter (Winona Ryder) in the ABC Family premiere of Edward Scissorhands.

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Midnight ET/PT

The evening comes to a close with other-worldly hijinks in Beetlejuice, as a couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) battle an outlandish ghoul (Michael Keaton) from beyond.

Night Eight – Monday, October 26

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT

The Halloween hilarity continues as America’s Funniest Home Videos startles viewers with crazy costumes.

Night Nine – Tuesday, October 27

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

“Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize” with the airing of The Haunted Mansion. Eddie Murphy stars as a father who brings his family to a haunted house that hides a dark secret.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT

Then America’s Funniest Home Videos opens its spooky vaults to air some classic Halloween clips.

Night Ten – Wednesday, October 28

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

With an eye of newt and pinch of bats teeth the three Sanderson witches terrorize a town in Hocus Pocus.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT

America’s Funniest Home Videos continues the haunting humor with videos of scary practical jokes and Halloween hijinks.

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Night Eleven – Thursday, October 29

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

The Scooby gang reunites when each member arrives to a mysterious island to investigate strange occurrences in Scooby-Doo. The film stars Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT

Ending the night, a group of unsuspecting prey gets frightened in a musical montage on America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Night Twelve – Friday, October 30

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

The Scooby squad is back at it, this time trying to track down a masked villain who wreaks havoc at the Coolsville Museum of Criminology in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT

Finish the night off with America’s Funniest Home Videos, where a string of magical videos gone wrong is featured.

Night Thirteen – Saturday, October 31

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET/PT

The petrifying thrills come to a frightening end on the most haunted night of the year with a day of crime fighting dogs and a man in a bat suit. All the Scooby snacks in the world won’t be able to help the gang as they track down dastardly culprits in Scooby-Doo (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET/PT) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET/PT).

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET/PT

Then, follow the sad and bizarre tale of a boy with scissors for hands in Edward Scissorhands.

4:00 PM – 1:00 AM ET/PT

The evening comes to a close as the Dark Knight rids the fair city of Gotham of the evil that lurks in the shadows and around every corner in Batman (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET/PT), Batman Returns (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT) and Batman Forever (10:00 PM – 1:00 AM ET/PT).

More October Programming Highlights

Thursday, October 1

Dirty Dancing

(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT)

While on vacation with her family in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, 17 year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) becomes infatuated with the resort’s handsome dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). When Johnny’s dance partner finds out she’s pregnant and must have an abortion, Frances agrees to take her place, but must first learn how to dance. With Johnny teaching her the seductive dance moves of their routine, the two of them fall in love, much to the chagrin of her father (Jerry Orbach).

Monday, October 5

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Lincoln Heights “Time To Let Go”

(8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET/PT)

Charles and Cassie go in search of Charles’ father, while Lizzie tries to help a boy in need but makes a shocking discovery.


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Monday, October 5

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Greek “Lost and Founders”

(9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT)

Rusty and Jordan double date with Calvin and Grant, while Casey and Ashleigh try to gather donations for Founder’s Day.

Monday, October 12

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Lincoln Heights “Trash”

(8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET/PT)

Eddie and Cassie go to help Charles when he realizes his new family isn’t as great as he thought.

Monday, October 12

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Greek “The Dork Knight”

(9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT)

Casey looks into Cappie and Evan’s friendship, while Rusty, Dale and Calvin go to a comic convention.

Saturday, October 17

ABC Family Premiere

Meet Joe Black

(3:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET/PT)

Media tycoon Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) has lived a charmed life. On the eve of his 65th birthday, he survives a heart attack, but senses that his death is near. On that same day Death arrives at his door in the form of Joe Black (Brad Pitt). In exchange for more time on Earth, Bill must now be Death’s guide through human life.

Saturday, October 17

ABC Family Premiere

Coyote Ugly

(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET/PT)

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) leaves her small-town home for the bright lights of New York City in hopes of launching her music career. However, her dreams of singing get sidelined when she gains notoriety as one of the sexy barmaids at the city’s hottest new bar, “Coyote Ugly.” Maria Bello, Tyra Banks and John Goodman also star.

Encore at (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT)

Sunday, October 18

ABC Family Premiere

Underdog

(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT)

After being abducted by a mad scientist and used in an animal experiment, a canine (voiced by Jason Lee) discovers that he now has super-powers and must save the citizens of Capitol City from the evil scientist and his enormous henchman. James Belushi also stars.

Monday, October 19

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Lincoln Heights “With You I Will Leave”

(8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET/PT)

Sage invites Cassie out to get her mind off Charles, while Lizzie finally says goodbye to Johnny.


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Monday, October 19

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Greek “Fight the Power”

(9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT)

Evan’s leadership is questioned when it is discovered he gave up his trust fund and Ashleigh resorts to some unorthodox measures to have a successful party.

Monday, October 26

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Lincoln Heights “Relative Unknown”

(8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET/PT)

Eddie tries to bond with Tay but Tay ditches him for a singing contest, while Jenn is taken to the hospital with a mysterious illness.

Monday, October 26

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Greek “The Wish-Pretzel”

(9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT)

During Thanksgiving break, Rusty works on his project and Casey tries to organize a dinner for students on campus.

 
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