ABC FAMILY KEEPS FETCH ALIVE BY CELEBRATING #NATIONALMEANGIRLSDAY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, BEGINNING AT 7:00 A.M. ET/PT
The World Television Event "Fan Girl" Will Premiere on ABC Family at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
Burbank, CA (September 25, 2015) - ABC Family celebrates #NationalMeanGirlsDay on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, with an all-day marathon devoted to the underdog, rooting for them to flex their girl power and stand up to the big, bad bully. Spend the day with five strong ladies as they take down their own versions of Regina before watching Cady face off with The Plastics during #NationalMeanGirlsDay marathon on Saturday, October 3rd, beginning at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT.
As devoted fans of "Mean Girls" know, the date October 3rd is a pivotal point of conversation between the film's characters Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) and Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett). Never one to miss an important pop-culture milestone, fans take to social media each year to celebrate the day and commemorate the beginning of a popular romance.
In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Disney|ABC Television Group's "Choose Kindness" campaign is working with GLAAD, GLSEN, STOMP Out Bullying, PACER and DoSomething.Org through the month of October. ABC Family is taking a stance to "Choose Kindness" by airing the campaign PSA featuring ABC Family talent throughout the day. ABC Family talent and viewers can inspire others on social media by sharing how they choose kindness using #ChooseKindness and #BeInspired. For more information, please visit ABCFamily.com/BeInspired, starting Thursday,
Following the conclusion of the marathon is the world premiere of "Fan Girl" at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The movie follows a music-obsessed teenager (Kiernan Shipka, "Mad Man") when she sets out to make a high school film project about her favorite band, All Time Low.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015:
(7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET/PT) ANOTHER CINDERELLA STORY
Set against the backdrop of the music business, this modern twist on a classic fairy tale centers on Mary Santiago (Selena Gomez), who is working for cruel pop-star Dominique (Jane Lynch) and her two horrible daughters, Bree and Brit. After years of abuse at the hands of the wicked trio, Mary, a junior at Ritzy Beverly Hills High School, is counting down the days until her dance audition for the prestigious Manhattan Academy of Performing Arts, where she hopes to transfer for a bright future away from Dominique and her over-demanding brood. But when teen pop sensation Joey Parker (Drew Seeley) returns to Beverly Hills High to finish school like a "normal" teen, the stage is set for a masquerade dance, mistaken identity and a search for the girl who dropped her iPod while fleeing from the dance.
(09:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. ET/PT) ENCHANTED
For princess-to-be Giselle (Amy Adams), life in the animated land of Andalasia truly is a fairy tale, filled with song, talking animals and the love of a handsome prince. But without any warning, she's banished by her future mother-in-law, the evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), and thrust into the very un-magical, live-action world of modern-day Manhattan. When Robert (Patrick Dempsey), a cynical, no-nonsense divorce lawyer reluctantly comes to her aid, he has no idea how much this joyful, wide-eyed innocent is about to enchant him and change his live forever.
(11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET/PT) YOU AGAIN
For social outcast Marnie (Kristin Bell), high school was a horrible experience, and no one was crueler than head cheerleader and teen mean queen, Joanna (Odette Annable). Finally able to overcome adolescent angst, Marnie is successful adult with a great job when she learns her brother Will (James Wolk) is actually going to marry her archrival. Determined to keep Joanna away from her, Marnie's nightmare is about to repeat when Marnie vows to stop the wedding and show her family Joanna's true colors. To make matters worse, Marnie's mom, Gail (Jamie Lee Curtis), is forced to reunite with her high school best-friend-turned-adult-nemesis, Ramona (Sigourney Weaver), when it turns out she is has a close connection to the bride. The always outrageous Betty White also stars.
(1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET/PT) MATILDA
Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extraordinary girl with wondrous intelligence. Unfortunately, her neglectful and deeply stupid parents, Harry (Danny DeVito) and Zinnia (Rhea Perlman), are too wrapped up in their own little lives to notice that their daughter is a budding genius. When the Wormwoods finally grant Matilda's wish to attend school, they bundle her off to Crunchem Hall, a bleak, brick prison where students cower before horrible principal Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris). Amid Crunchem's darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz), the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl's remarkable skills, including a very special talent that allows the spirited Matilda to turn the tables on the wicked grownups in her world.
(4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. ET/PT) GREASE
When good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) met bad boy greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) during the summer and fell in love, they never expected to see each other again. But fate has different ideas, and the star-crossed lovers end up at the same high school, only to be continuously kept apart by their social differences. Danny is the leader of the T-Birds, which makes him the coolest guy in school with the biggest reputation. Although Sandy has made some friends, she is belittled by some of the Pink Ladies for her wholesome and proper ways. Will Sandy and Danny stay true to who they are, or will they accept change in order to be with the one that they want?
(6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET/PT) MEAN GIRLS
Raised in the African bush country and home-schooled by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows all about "survival of the fittest." But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when Cady enters public high school for the first time. Desperate to fit in but not quite finding the right group of friends, Cady is thrilled when The Plastics, led by mean queen Regina (Rachel McAdams), invite her to join their ranks. But when Cady falls for Regina's ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett), all bets are off and Cady falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules of teenage girls. "Mean Girls" repeats at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
(9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) FAN GIRL (A WORLD TV PREMIERE EVENT)
In this word television premiere, Telulah Farrow (Kiernan Shipka) is fifteen, sarcastic and obsessed with only two things in life: the pop-rock band "All Time Low" and becoming a filmmaker. Her biggest problems of the moment are coming up with a killer final film project for school that will allow her to meet movie star Tina Fey and dealing with her mom Mary's (Meg Ryan) newfound love of social media. A source of contention between the two, Telulah doesn't understand that Mary has immersed herself wholeheartedly in that world simply in the hopes of being included in her daughter's life. But as it turns out, Mary's newfound social media savvy has its unexpected perks when she reconnects with an old acquaintance with a big connection to "All Time Low." Telulah's whole life changes in one night when she gets an once-in-a-lifetime chance to see her music idols in concert; this is the perfect chance to combine both her passions, make a movie about "All Time Low" and have a real shot at winning the film competition. Along with sassy sidekick, Jamie, and underachieving, highly energetic film class partner Darvan, Telulah goes after what she wants and learns a little about life, family and herself along the way.
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