As the theatrical release netted a franchise record opening weekend of $125 million – and that’s without the 3D component originally planned – ABC has announced that the last two Harry Potter movies, Deathly Hallows Part One and Two, will get their television debut on ABC Family. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention; the cable channel has been the home for each previous Potter movie, something that the channel’s EVP of program acquisitions, Tom Zappala, played up when announcing the news:
Our viewers have come to know ABC Family as the television destination for the ‘Harry Potter’ films. They’re enormously beloved by our audience and the world over. We’re thrilled to extend our long-standing relationship with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to include the final two installments.
The first part of Deathly Hallows will debut on the channel in spring 2013, with the concluding part following in fall of the same year.
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