ABC Family is reviving the Home Alone franchise with a fifth installment, which will air as part of the network’s popular “25 Days Of Christmas” holiday lineup. It comes 10 years after the most recent Home Alone movie, telefilm Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House. Here is the release:

Burbank, CA (March 15, 2012) – ABC Family and Fox TV Studios announced that production has
begun on the latest installment in the popular “Home Alone” franchise, starring Malcolm McDowell,
Debi Mazar, Edward Asner, Eddie Steeples, and Christian Martyn. The movie is set to premiere as
part of the network’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event.

In “Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark” eight-year-old Finn (Martyn) is terrified to learn his family is
relocating from sunny California to Maine, and the scariest house he has ever seen! Convinced that
his new house is haunted, Finn sets up a series of elaborate traps to catch the “ghost” in action. Left
home alone with his sister (Jodelle Ferland) while their parents are stranded across town, Finn’s
traps catch a new target – a group of thieves (McDowell, Mazar, Eddie Steeples) who have targeted
Finn’s house. Produced by Fox Television Studios, the movie is directed by Peter Hewitt (“Garfield”),
and written by Aaron Ginsburg & Wade McIntyre (“The Finder”).

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC
Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults
through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion,
humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network defining original series
and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning
ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich,
fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s
hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC
Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days
of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable
networks, and international broadcasters. The studio produces the hit series Burn Notice, currently
in its sixth season, and White Collar, which just wrapped its fourth season, both for USA; The Killing
for AMC, which debuts its second season on April 1; and the series The Glades for A&E, currently
in season three. FtvS pilots currently in production include Graceland, from White Collar creator
Jeff Eastin, for USA, as well as The Americans for FX, and This American Housewife for
Lifetime. Among the studio’s unscripted programming is the competition series The Great Escape for
TNT.