Here's the scoop via Country Living:
"A new movie based on the first book in the Anne of Green Gables series will premiere on PBS on Thanksgiving night, followed by the 2005 version of the movie Pollyanna, another childhood favorite. The holiday programming will begin at 8 p.m.,( 7 central ) just in time for your post-feast couch collapse. (Please note: Times may vary, depending on your area!)
"Both movies are based on beloved children's novels that revolve around orphaned characters and their new beginnings. As fans know, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of adventurous Anne who is sent to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a strict sister and a fun-loving brother."
"These two films are great examples of the quality, family-friendly programming PBS strives to provide during the holiday season and all year long," Beth Hope, PBS's Chief Programming Executive said in a press release."
Like many of you, I am a huge fan of the original Anne of Green Gables series starring Megan Follows, as the beloved red-head, Anne Shirley. I remember the first time I watched it, when PBS ran it in the 80's. Our family recorded it all on our new VCR and we absorbed every minute of this amazing, uplifting family story. It is a delight to see PBS bring the Anne of Green Gables Movie back to their network with this new movie, on this upcoming Thanksgiving Day!!!
If the young actress pictured above, Ella Ballentine (who portrays Anne Shirley), looks familiar to all of you Hallmark fans, then you are right! She portrayed the young girl, Karen, in the Hallmark Christmas Movie, "Baby's First Christmas." I was also honored at that time, to interview young Ella before the premiere of her Hallmark Christmas movie! You can see that Interview, HERE!
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables