ABC Family Acquires Premiere Rights for 'Pirates 4'

Will premiere on network in 2013
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ABC Family has acquired the premiere rights to Walt Disney Pictures' Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, it was announced on Monday.

Pirates is currently scheduled to premiere on the network in 2013.

"Audiences
love this franchise the world over for its excitement, charm and
all-out sense of good fun. We're thrilled to add this installment, in
addition to the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, to our
theatrical slate," said Tom Zappala, EVP, program acquisitions & scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group.

The fourth film of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise
returns star Johnny Depp in the title role of Jack Sparrow, and
Geoffrey Rush as his nemesis, Hector Barbossa. Newcomers Penelope Cruz
and Ian McShane join the cast.

The film was released in theaters on May 20.

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