Life moves pretty fast. Take a weekend off to help save Ferris Bueller and sing along with the Pink Ladies and Thunderbirds during Freeform’s “That’s So Throwback” programming event. Have other plans? As if! Freeform is kicking off this programming event by airing “High School Musical” to celebrate its 10th anniversary. So, starting Saturday, January 23 and continuing through Sunday, January 24 pick up some matchmaking skills from Cher and tag along with your favorite Wildcats as they break the status quo.
The highlights are:
Saturday, January 23
(4:30 – 7:00 p.m. EST) HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Still inspiring viewers today, the Emmy-Award winning “High School Musical” is a contemporary musical comedy that tells the story of a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer who discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High’s rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. In a desperate effort to maintain the status quo, the “jocks,” the “brainiacs” and even the drama club regulars are soon hatching convoluted plots to separate the pair and keep them offstage. By defying expectations and taking a chance on their dreams, however, the couple inspires other students to go public with some surprising hidden talents of their own. “High School Musical” repeats on Sunday, January 24 (2:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST).
(7:00 – 9:30 p.m. EST) CLUELESS – Freeform Premiere
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was — and falls for him. “Clueless” repeats on Sunday, January 24 (4:30 – 7:00 p.m. EST).
(9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EST) FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris’ trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” repeats on Sunday, January 24 (7:00 – 9:30 p.m. EST).
Sunday, January 24
(9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EST) 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?