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[04/04/16 - 02:03 PM]
Freeform's "Man Crush Movie Week" Programming Event Begins April 10 and Continues Through April 17
This event also includes the network premiere of "The First Time" on Friday, April 15.

[via press release from Freeform]

IT'S RAINING MEN DURING FREEFORM'S 'MAN CRUSH MOVIE WEEK' PROGRAMMING EVENT STARTING APRIL 10 AND CONTINUING THROUGH APRIL 17

Wishing you could hang out with some of the most beloved men? Well, pop a bottle of champagne because Freeform is taking your man crush dreams to a whole new level! Don't miss this chance to propose to Ryan Reynolds, cast a spell with Harry Potter, become Zac Efron's good luck charm, and fall in love with Ryan Gosling during Freeform's "Man Crush Movie Week" starting SUNDAY, APRIL 10 and continuing through SUNDAY, APRIL 17. You just might be using #MCM all week long. This event also includes the network premiere of "The First Time" on FRIDAY, APRIL 15.

Freeform will be partnering with polling app Wishbone to reach its 4 million monthly active users through an interactive Man Crush Movie Week campaign. Starting April 10 and following for the remainder of the week, Freeform will be releasing Man Crush Movie-themed polls within the Wishbone platform comparing the featured movies' popular crushes, characters and more, in addition to sharing details on how to tune in for the week's festivities. "Man Crush Movie Week" fans can download the Wishbone app and join in on the fun by creating their own Man Crush Movie-themed polls with the hashtag #ManCrushMovieWeek, as well as following Freeform on Wishbone and live voting in real time for a fun, immersive way to enjoy the week.

The highlights are:

Sunday, April 10

(9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. EDT) THE HUNGER GAMES In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has little to rely on, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must weigh survival against love. "The Hunger Games" repeats on Monday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Monday, April 11

(8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EDT) THE PROPOSAL Faced with deportation to her native Canada, high-powered book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) says she's engaged to marry Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), her hapless assistant. Andrew agrees to the charade, but imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. With a suspicious immigration official always lurking nearby, Margaret and Andrew must stick to their wedding plan despite numerous mishaps. "The Proposal" repeats on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Tuesday, April 12

(6:45 - 10:00 p.m. EDT) HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX A summer has passed since Harry's encounter with the Dark Lord (Ralph Fiennes), and Harry returns to learn that the wizarding community remains in denial about Voldemort's return. The minister of magic believes that Headmaster Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) is lying and assigns a member of his staff, Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), to be the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. When her Ministry-approved course leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to protect themselves against the dark forces threatening them, Hermione and Ron urge Harry to take charge. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore's Army," Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts and prepares the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

Wednesday, April 13

(6:30 - 9:00 p.m. EDT) SAVE THE LAST DANCE A 17-year-old high school student (Julia Stiles) sets her sights on being a professional ballerina, but has to put her plans on hold when her mother is killed in a car accident. Forced to move to her father's bleak Chicago neighborhood where she is intimidated by inner-city life, she turns to the clubs for refuge, where she meets a young African American teenager (Sean Patrick Thomas) who shares her love of dancing. As their mutual respect evolves, they soon discover that peer pressure is a more formidable obstacle to romance than differences in race or class.

(9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EDT) THE LUCKY ONE U.S. Marine Sgt. Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) returns home from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he believes kept him alive: a photograph of a woman he doesn't even know. He learns the woman's name is Beth (Taylor Schilling) and goes to meet her, eventually taking a job at her family-run kennel. Though Beth is full of mistrust and leads a complicated life, a romance blooms, giving Logan hope that Beth could become more than just his good luck charm. "The Lucky One" repeats on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

Thursday, April 14

(8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EDT) THE NOTEBOOK: SPECIAL EDITION In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love, but her parents don't approve. Noah goes off to serve in World War II seemingly marking the end of their love affair, and Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden) in the interim. Yet when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie's marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over. "The Notebook: Special Edition" repeats on Friday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Friday, April 15

(8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EDT) DEAR JOHN When soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum) falls in love with college student Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), they decide to exchange letters after he is deployed overseas. Over the course of the next seven years, as each deployment seems more treacherous than the last, the love letters Savannah sends John are one of the only things that keep him going. However, those loving and heartfelt correspondences ultimately yield consequences neither the brave soldier nor his one true love could ever foresee. "Dear John" repeats on Saturday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

(12:00 - 2:00 a.m. EDT) THE FIRST TIME - FREEFORM PREMIERE Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining over a girl he can't have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn't quite understand her nor seem to care. Although they go to different schools, Dave and Aubrey find themselves at the same party. A casual conversation sparks an instant connection and, over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated, and funny as Aubrey and Dave discover what it's like to fall in love for the first time.

Saturday, April 16

(10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. EDT) GREASE Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Sunday, April 17

(9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. EDT) THE BLIND SIDE Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. When Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in, the Tuohys eventually become Michael's legal guardians transforming both his life and theirs. Michael's tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player.

About Freeform

Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform is distributed in 94 million homes. The network connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.





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