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Harry Potter movies leaving Freeform channel starting in 2018

Michael Gambon, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman_509875

From left, actors Michael Gambon, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Alan Rickman attend the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”, in New York, on Thursday, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

HOLLYWOOD (WCMH) – Starting in 2018, those Harry Potter movie marathons on Freeform will no longer exist.

According to, Freeform, previously known as ABC Family, lost the rights to franchise and will no longer be airing the Harry Potter Weekends once the New Year begins.

Collider reports that NBC Universal reached a deal with HBO to start airing the movies on the premium channel exclusively starting January 1. HBO is scheduled to air its own Harry Potter marathon that very day.

However, fear not Potterheads, you’ll get one more chance to catch the movies on Freeform starting December 28 for the last Harry Potter holiday marathon, according to TOP STORIES:

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