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ABC Family acquires 'Blind Side' rights

Sandra Bullock film will premiere on cable network in 2012

ABC Family continues to pick up high-profile theatrical titles, on Monday announcing the acquisition of the Sandra Bullock drama "The Blind Side."

The network acquired the TV premiere rights to the Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution film, which will debut on the network in 2012.

"'The Blind Side' has a wonderful mix of optimism and heart," said Tom Zappala, executive vp program acquisitions at ABC Cable Networks Group. "It is a perfect fit for ABC Family."

Bullock won the Oscar for best actress for "Blind Side" on Sunday night. This weekend also saw ABC Family acquiring the rights to Disney's Tim Burton fantasy "Alice in Wonderland."