ABC Family November 2009 programming highlights

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October 26th, 2009

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ABC Family

November 2009 Programming Highlights

*All programming subject to change*

Sunday, November 1

ABC Family Premiere

My Dog Skip

(1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET/PT)

Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by Willie Morris, in 1942 a shy boy (Frankie Muniz) is unable to make friends until he receives an exuberant Jack Russell Terrier from his parents. The dog, which he names Skip, plays matchmaker and protects the boy from the bullies in his town. Diane Lane, Luke Wilson and Kevin Bacon also star.

Sunday, November 1

ABC Family Premiere

Kicking & Screaming

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

When his son is traded from The League’s best soccer team to the last place Tigers by his own grandfather (Robert Duvall), vitamin salesman Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) decides to coach the team and goes head-to-head for The League championship against his overly competitive father.

Monday, November 2

Original Series – Episode Premiere

Lincoln Heights “Bully for You”

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

Cassie gets a ticket to New York for her 18th birthday, while Jenn’s condition becomes more serious.

Monday, November 2

Original Series – Mid-Season Finale

Greek “Friend or Foe?”

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

Casey and Cappie’s relationship takes a major step. Meanwhile, Rusty and Dale continue to fight over the science project, and Casey and Ashleigh move forward in trying to get ZBZ back to being the number one house – with a musical number.

Thursday, November 5

ABC Family Premiere

Wild Wild West

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

Secret agent James T. West (Will Smith) and his partner, U.S. Marshall and master of disguise Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline), fight evil inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh), who plans to assassinate President Grant with the hope of rekindling the Civil War.

Sunday, November 8

ABC Family Premiere Event

The Prince & Me: Holiday Honeymoon

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

In this sequel to “The Prince & Me: The Royal Wedding,” newlyweds Queen Paige (Kam Heskin) and King Edvard (Chris Geere) try to escape the spotlight and honeymoon in Belavia – amidst ancient castles and glittering snowcapped mountains – but instead end up uncovering a plot against the Danish monarchy by Prime Minister Pollonius (Todd Jensen). Encore at (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Midnight ET/PT), (Monday, November 9 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET/PT & Saturday, November 14 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET/PT)

Monday, November 9

Original Series – Season Finale

Lincoln Heights “The Gathering Storm”

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

Cassie tells Charles she wants to apply to school in New York, and Lizzie gets into trouble at school.

Monday, November 9

Original Series – Season Finale

Lincoln Heights “Lucky”

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

Charles tells Cassie he wants to join the Army, which leads her to take a stand, while Lizzie fights to keep the school musical from getting cancelled.

COUNTDOWN TO 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BEGINS (NOVEMBER 10-30)

Join ABC Family as we “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” beginning November 10th with all of your favorite holiday programming including the premiere of the ABC Family Original Movie, “The Dog Who Saved Christmas.”

Sunday, November 15

ABC Family Premiere

Meet the Robinsons

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

When Lewis has his science fair project ruined by forces from the future, a mysterious time-traveler named Wilbur Robinson takes the boy genius on a trip to the future to spend a day with Wilbur's eccentric family.

Encore at (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Midnight ET/PT)

Tuesday, November 17

ABC Family Premiere

Richie Rich

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

Richie Rich (Macaulay Culkin) is a boy zillionaire who has everything he could ever want, except the opportunity to be a regular kid with regular friends. When a scheming executive (John Larroquette) from his parents’ company plots to kill the Rich family, it’s up to Richie and his new friends to save the day.

Wednesday, November 18

Television Premiere

Gotta Catch Santa Claus

(7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET/PT)

This musical adventure follows two kids, Trevor and Veronica, as they attempt to track down Santa Claus (Voiced by William Shatner) and prove he still exists, before the evil ice monster LeFreeze gets to him first and puts a permanent end to the holiday season.

Wednesday, November 18

ABC Family Premiere

Lilo & Stitch

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

Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly "dog," whom she names Stitch.  Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren't (in reality) a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in "ohana" (the Hawaiian word and concept for family), Lilo helps unlock Stitch's heart and give him the one thing he was never designed to have – a family.  With its lush tropical setting, unique sense of humor, and classic songs by Elvis Presley, "Lilo & Stitch" takes viewers on an excursion across an animated universe.

Saturday, November 21

ABC Family Premiere

The Christmas Wish

(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET/PT)

Will, a Wall Street businessman (Neil Patrick Harris), returns home to help his recently widowed grandmother (Debbie Reynolds) modernize and streamline the family’s real-estate company after the death of his grandfather who raised him. When he and his grandmother find his grandfather’s diary, it is revealed that his grandfather had a lengthy relationship with another woman. While trying to find the mystery woman, Will learns a few life lessons about love, forgiveness and the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. Naomi Watts also stars.

Tuesday, November 24

Television Premiere

Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure

(7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET/PT)

ABC Family and Build-A-Bear Workshop come together this Christmas season for the debut of this animated special about Easton (Meaghan Martin) and Weston (Jonathan Morgan Heit), two high-strung elves who monitor the North Pole Weather Center. The two antlered siblings dare to dream big and help Santa save Christmas.

Saturday, November 27

ABC Family Premiere

Tarzan

(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET/PT)

Disney’s animated adventure follows the extraordinary story of an orphaned infant raised by a family of gorillas who is ultimately accepted as one of their own. As Tarzan matures into a young man with all the instincts of a jungle animal and the physical prowess of an athletic superstar, his life changes forever when he finally meets other humans, with whom he feels an immediate and irresistible bond.

Saturday, November 28

ABC Family Premiere

The Wedding Planner

(11:00 PM - 1:30 AM ET/PT)

A successful, yet lonely wedding coordinator (Jennifer Lopez) falls for a handsome doctor (Matthew McConaughey) when he rescues her from an out of control trash bin. There’s only one problem – he’s the groom in the biggest wedding of her career. Will she go through with planning the perfect wedding, or will she follow her heart and break the most important rule of her profession?

Sunday, November 29

ABC Family Original Movie

The Dog Who Saved Christmas

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

When the Bannister family decides to adopt Zeus (Mario Lopez) as a guard dog, he turns out to be anything but. He refuses to bark at strangers and he’s always getting himself in all kinds of trouble. However, when two thieves break in the house while the family is away on vacation, it’s up to Zeus to dig into his bag of tricks to foil the holiday heist. Dean Cain, Elisa Donovan and Joe Torry also star.

Encore at (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Midnight ET/PT)

Encore on (Monday, November 30 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET/PT)

Monday, November 30

ABC Family Premiere

Naughty or Nice

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

A Chicago sports radio shock jock’s (George Lopez) negative outlook on life is changed after a 15 year-old fan suffering from a life threatening illness forces him to be nice for a day. He soon notices the positive effect his new outlook on life is having on everyone around him, including the team and the young boy’s health. However, when his family leaves him, he wonders if the change was worth it at all.

 
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