via press release:
POP CULTURE ICONS DAWSON LEERY AND BUFFY SUMMERS ARE COMING TO ABC FAMILY, BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 22nd
Hit Dramas “Dawson’s Creek” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Join The Network’s Weekday Lineup
ABC Family Kicks Off Their Runs by Giving Fans the Chance to Vote for Their Favorite Episodes
Burbank, CA (June 9th, 2015) – What do an aspiring filmmaker and a vampire slayer have in common? Not only are they two teens trying to navigate their way in the world, but both are making their ABC Family debut on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 12:00PM ET/PT and 5:00PM ET/PT, respectively.
Before Dawson, Buffy and all their friends make their first network appearance, fans will have the opportunity to visit http://abcfpoll.com/ and vote for their favorite “Dawson’s Creek” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” episodes to kick off each series’ respective runs. The ten episodes chosen by the fans will air during “Fan Favorite Week,” beginning on Monday, June 22nd at 12:00pm. Should “The Longest Day,” that game-changing episode when Joey and Pacey tried to tell Dawson about their romance, make the cut? Or what about “Becoming – Part Two,” when Spike strikes an unholy alliance with Buffy in order to keep Angel from destroying the world? Now’s the chance for viewers to speak up and be an active part of ABC Family’s programming!
Then starting Monday, June 29th, both shows air from the beginning with “Dawson’s Creek” at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET/PT and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” at 5:00pm-6:00pm ET/PT. Dedicated fans who tuned in for the shows’ original runs can relive and debate the Dawson/Joey/Pacey and Angel/Buffy/Spike love triangles all over again, or join their favorite characters on a trip down memory lane as they tackle the trials and tribulations of adolescence – some without the added burden of being a vampire slayer. For those that missed each series the first time around, ABC Family offers the perfect chance to tune-in and fall in love with the characters and storylines that made pop culture history.
“Dawson’s Creek” premiered in 1998 and followed a tight-knit group of friends in a small Massachusetts town through high-school, college and beyond. Over its six seasons, the series told poignant stories of teenagers growing up in a rapidly changing world while tackling important, universal issues such as friendship, love, loss, homosexuality and betrayal. A production of Sony Pictures Television, “Dawson’s Creek” was created by Kevin Williamson. Paul Stupin, Greg Prange and Tom Kapinos served as executive producers.
A one-hour, comedy-action drama “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” originally premiered in 1997. The series chronicles the adventures of “The Chosen One” Buffy Summers, a sixteen-year-old girl who yearns to be normal, despite being gifted with the strength and skill to hunt vampires. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series was created and executive produced by Joss Whedon.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in 94 million homes. ABC Family entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. “WATCH ABC Family” is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.”