‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’ To Air On ABC Family In 2013

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

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For any television viewer who has watched of ABC Family, you know that Harry Potter is very much a part of the network, with marathons of the franchise running multiple times a year. After opening to more than $125 million domestically, ABC Family has acquired the television broadcast rights to the finale two Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2.

With this acquisition, ABC Family now has the broadcast rights for the entire Harry Potter film franchise and will be able to run all eight movies back to back. Something that I’m sure will have any Harry Potter fan stupefied with excitement.

Unfortunately, such excitement will be accompanied by a lengthy simmer, as the two Deathly Hallows films are not expected to premiere until 2013. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 just now premiering in theaters (read our official Deathly Hallows: Part 1 review), its television broadcast premiere will not be until early to mid 2013. The highly anticipated conclusion, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which is slated for release on July 15, 2011, won’t air on television until Winter 2013.

Considering that Deathly Hallows: Part 1 just had the largest opening for the beloved franchise, one has to wonder what exactly the television rights for such a film might cost. While no specific number has been released, we do have a basis for comparison.

When we previously reported that ABC Family had purchased the broadcast rights for Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, it was revealed that a movie of that caliber – which opened to $116 million – often fetches around $24 million.

With Harry Potter being a major staple for ABC and the franchise providing more substantial broadcast opportunities and organized broadcasting events (read: marathons) than Alice In Wonderland, one could easily estimate that ABC Family paid anywhere from $60-$80 million combined, for the two films.

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While a number such as that might seem a bit outrageous, one has to keep in mind that from the ad-rates that the network will change and the promotion that comes from being the sole network to air such popular films, it’s easily worth it.

The only thing ABC has to worry about is if the Mayan calendar and John Cusack’s filmography are correct and 2012 turns out to be a “rough” year.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2 premiers on ABC Family, in 2013

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  1. I’ll have them on Blu-ray by then, and will probably skip the edited version that will be made for TV.

  2. I dont have ABC family :(

    • I thought ABC Family was on every basic tv broadcast? But dont worry like Little Monster said it would be better to just skip them to watch em on DvD (or Blu-ray) than watch an edited version.

      • I like to watch them on TV too!

        • They MIGHT add extra scenes for the TV broadcast, you never know :)

          • yes Ants they always do,they have extended editions!

            • That’s only b/c they played the extended version when released.

              • I know and ive never seen the POA,GOF,OOTP,HBP extended editions!

  3. I will own the complete set on blueray when it comes out. I expect it some time after the final film is released on dvd. But I will still watch it of course like lord of the rings on tnt watch it every time same with potter on abc family.

  4. so gonna watch it

  5. That sucks we’ll hefta wait til 2013 to see DHp1 on ABC Family. It seems a long time away. We’re just getting HBP on ABC Family on December 4. :’(

  6. the tv versions are often not edited which makes them fun to watch as you can see what was taken away from the released in the movie version. for example in goblet of fire–snape tells harry “you and your little friends are brewing pollyjuice potion…” in the unedited TV version–snape only names the ingredients of pollyjuice potion, and in later scene hermoine says “he thinks we are brewing pollyjuice potion.” i can see why they edited it out–the former is shorter and enough information. its fun to compare them though and i look forward to see what is different about DH 1&2 in the TV versions.

  7. i hope they eidted this i want to see what will be different when harry is about to give up his life to fake voldemort then attack him at hogwarts school for the dramaitic showdown between both of them and this for part 1 i want them to eidted the part where harry and ron have to argue about both of their expections and final this i want them to take out the part where they toture hermonine i think that is why to much and plus that could scare like the younger kids they will be not allowed watch that scene by themselfs cause there too young to see what is happening to hermonine that part and the beginnning with the snake and that girl that is floating that the snake eats that is way way too much for those younger kids so i say take that and the toture scene out of the tv versions to protect the kids that are not old enough to watch these movies so these are the only ideas i have i know they will not be entertaining for everyone i just think it is way to much who agrees with me if you check this out that will be cool of you guys i am just doing it for the younger younger harry potter fans

  8. I loved every book and movie and i think the last movie was a cliffhanger and would love to hear about his kids or him.

  9. This is SO tedious! I am RIGHT NOW tape-recording the ABC family airing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1… but I’m out of town! I won’t know until tomorrow when I review the tape whether or not it included the deleted scenes! I sure hope it includes ALL the scenes, including the Dursleys Departing scenes with Aunt Petunia and Dudley. I actually saw a YouTube video that had the special effects completed for the scene in front of the house where Dudley says “I don’t think you’re a waste of space.”, it was SEAMLESS. So, I hope they did the exact same thing for the TV airing.

    I will still never stop hoping and praying that one day, after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 airs on ABC family, they’ll find a way to put AT LEAST these versions on DVD. It is postively disgusting to watch an extended version of a movie on TV and know you can’t just go to the store and BUY a copy.

    Still… any extended scenes on the TV airing will be better than nothing for the time being.

    • no Christopher the extended version i have of the deathly hallows part 1 don’t have that in it eather i wish it did but im lucky to find all the extended version at all

  10. I just saw DHp1 on abc family last night and it seemed really cool. I can’t wait for them to show Deathly Hallows part 2 in christmas 2013.

  11. i have watched all the harry potter movies on abc family and they were the extended versions but when they showed harry potter and the deathly hallows part 1 it was not the extended version what a disappointment i have all the potter movies extended edition and thought abc family would show the extended one of the deathly hallow’s but they didn’t wonder why but i have never found an extended verison of deathly hallows part 2 if any one knows where ican get a copy will you post and let me know

  12. Why does abc family get to air deleted scenes, but they refuse to put them in the movie when its released to dvd?