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~ James 1:17

Friday, June 14, 2019


Love, Take Two / Picture Perfect Mysteries
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Brendan Meadows
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

Saturday, June 15, 2019:

Say 'I do' to Hallmark's June Weddings movie...

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: Lily produces a wedding reality show, but her success driven world is flipped when her ex, Scott, is cast as groom-to-be. Lily must revisit her past if she's to find... click here to read more...

See the Premiere of Love, Take Two
Saturday, June 15, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

More to see - Saturday on TV:

*Hallmark Channel: June Weddings - My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5, A Country Wedding and more!

*Hallmark Movies & Mysteries: Psych Marathon

*Hallmark Drama: Father themed movies: Notes from Dad, Dad's Home and more!

*UP: Encore airing- After the Storm


Sunday, June 16, 2019: - Happy Father's Day!

This is one photo "shoot" you don't want to miss...

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: Small-town wedding photographer Allie finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery when the groom is shot dead during the first dance. Suspicion turns to Allie’s brother Greg, the ex-boyfriend of the bride, so she launches her own... click here to read more...

Sunday, June 16, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

More to see - Father's Day Sunday on TV:

*Hallmark Channel: Destination Wedding, Love, Take Two, Love on the Menu and more!

*Hallmark Movies & Mysteries: Aurora Teagarden Movie Marathon leads up to new Picture Perfect Mysteries premiere!

*TCM - Father themed movies: Life with Father, Father of the Bride (1950) and more!

I can hardly believe it's the middle of June already! Summer starts officially this upcoming Friday, June 21st, and hopefully, with it, will come some sunshine and pleasant heat! (We've had unseasonably chilly weather in the Midwest.)

On this Father's Day, I will be spending time with my dear family. I am so grateful to be celebrating with my siblings - our precious Daddy... and from what the weather is forecasting (more rain), we may have to forgo our typical outdoor plans, but the main thing is - just being together! The greatest gift!

I know many Fathers will be busy on Fathers Day - attending church services, spending time with family, minding the grill, and perhaps, getting in a round or two of golf. There will also be plenty of sporting events on TV too... from US Open Golf, Major League Baseball, a Nascar Race, etc.

Whether you are with your Father, or if you are thinking back on sweet memories, I pray you also have a nice, relaxing, pleasant weekend.

A very Happy Father's Day to my Daddy
and ALL the Fathers who visit here!

God bless you all! Net

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Hallmark Press Release:


Celebrated Christmas Movies in July on

Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
and Hallmark Movies Now

credit: Hallmark Crown Media

STUDIO CITY, CA – June 13, 2019 – All the updates and highlights for Christmas in July across Crown Media Family Networks:

Hallmark Channel’s “Keepsake Christmas”
(Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 27)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Gold Crown Christmas”
(Friday, June 28 – Sunday, July 14)

Hallmark Movies Now “Jingle in July”
(Monday, July 1 – Wednesday July 31)

credit: Hallmark Crown Media

“Christmas Camp”

Thursday, July 11th at 9pm/8c on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

An all-new original movie premiere

Stars: Lily Anne Harrison and Bobby Campo

To get a big promotion, Hayley (Lily Anne Harrison) an advertising executive at a trendy ad agency, must land a traditional toy company as a new account. She is off to Christmas Camp in hopes to educate herself with the right Christmas tried and true traditions to land the account. At Christmas Camp, she meets Jeff (Bobby Campo) son of the owner who runs the magical escape that teaches those who attend all things about traditional Christmas.

credit: Hallmark Crown Media

Hallmark Channel Original Christmas Movies that will air throughout ‘Keepsake Christmas’ (Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 27):

“Christmas at Graceland”

Stars: Kellie Pickler (“Pickler & Ben”), Wes Brown (“Deception,” “Christmas Cookies”)

“A Shoe Addict’s Christmas”

Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Luke Macfarlane (“The Night Shift”)

“Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe”

Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Brendan Penny (“Chesapeake Shores”)

“Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa”

Stars: Jill Wagner (“Pearl in Paradise”), Mark Deklin (“Grace and Frankie,” “Designated Survivor”), Holly Robinson-Peete (“Hanging with Mr. Cooper,” “21 Jump Street”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”), Andrew Francis (“Chesapeake Shores”), Ashley Williams (“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “How I Met Your Mother”)

“Mingle All the Way”

Stars: Jen Lilley (“Days of Our Lives”), Brant Daugherty (“Pretty Little Liars”), Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”)

“Entertaining Christmas”

Stars: Jodie Sweetin (“Fuller House”), Brendan Fehr (“Days of Our Lives,” “Bones”)

credit: Hallmark Crown Media

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Christmas Movies that will air throughout ‘Gold Crown Christmas’ (Friday, June 28 – Sunday, July 14):

“Memories of Christmas”

Stars: Christina Milian (“Grandfathered”), Mark Taylor (“American Gothic”)

“A Veteran’s Christmas”

Stars: Eloise Mumford (Fifty Shades Freed, “Chicago Fire”), Sean Faris (“Pretty Little Liars”)

“Once Upon a Christmas Miracle”

Stars: Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”), Brett Dalton (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”)

“Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas”

Stars: Josh Henderson (“Dallas,” “The Arrangement”), Megan Park (“The Secret Life of The American Teenager”)

credit: Hallmark Crown Media

Hallmark Movies Now will feature 90 Christmas movies with four new holiday premieres that will air throughout ‘Jingle in July’ (Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 31):

“Christmas Festival of Ice”

Stars: Taylor Cole (“One Winter Proposal“), Damon Runyan (“One Starry Christmas”)

“Catch a Christmas Star”

Stars: Shannon Elizabeth (“That 70’s Show“), Steve Byers (“Smallville”)

“A Majestic Christmas”

Stars: Jerrika Hinton (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Christian Vincent (“Noah’s Arc”)

“Window Wonderland”

Stars: Chyler Leigh (“Super Girl”), Paul Campbell (“A Godwink Christmas”), Naomi Judd (“Nearlyweds”)

Hallmark Movies Now will feature season three of Chesapeake Shores so viewers can catch up in advance of the season four premiere coming to Hallmark Channel this Summer

“Chesapeake Shores” – Season Three

Stars: Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup, Brendan Penny, Andrew Francis, Treat Williams, Barbara Niven, Diane Ladd

Season three of the multi-generational family drama “Chesapeake Shores” follows Abby O’Brien (Meghan Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, as she adjusts to life back in her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Rekindling her romance with Trace (Jesse Metcalfe), her former high school sweetheart, Abby discovers that their relationship will be rocked by not only his newfound fame, but also her responsibility to protect her daughters. Returning to her hometown also means engaging in the lives and loves of her siblings: Jess (Laci J. Mailey) a free-spirit and owner of a successful bed and breakfast; Bree (Emilie Ullerup), a former playwright who buys a bookstore in Chesapeake Shores who has written a family tell-all; Kevin (Brendan Penny), a soldier adjusting to civilian life, a new career and a newly serious romance; and Connor (Andrew Francis), a lawyer who is finally stepping out of his brother’s shadow. With the support of their uncompromising, highly successful businessman-father, Mick (Treat Williams), their once-estranged mother, Megan (Barbara Niven), and their wise grandmother Nell (Diane Ladd), the O’Briens are a family that must face life’s challenges, but always finds hope in their enduring love toward one another as they navigate life, love, career and romance.

Press Release via: George Zaralidis


My Quick Take:

All of you keen observers may have noticed - there is a change in date for Christmas Camp! The new premiere date is THURSDAY JULY 11 at 9pm/8c. It will be premiering during "Christmas Thursdays" on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

There's so much to look forward to seeing during the annual Christmas in July event on Hallmark! It's always fun to see so many favorites played again. Like many of you, I also miss many of the classics that no longer make their way to TV. Sure... you can purchase many of them on DVD or watch them on Hallmark Movies Now, but that isn't exactly the same. Anyway, that's the way it is - so, I suppose, we'll have to get used it. When we are blessed each year with an explosion of NEW Christmas movies, of course the older movies have to have some place else to go. That's why it's important to either record or purchase your favorite Christmas movies on DVD while you can!

I'm looking forward to seeing during Hallmark's Christmas in July... A Shoe Addict’s Christmas, The Christmas Secret, Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe, The Christmas Card, Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Mingle All the Way, Christmas Wonderland, A Veteran's Christmas, A Godwink Christmas, Small Town Christmas, A Joyous Christmas, and so much more!

What are YOU looking forward to seeing during CHRISTMAS in JULY on Hallmark? Please share in comments below...

Then, be sure to check out my newly revised and updated

Joyous Blessings to You All, Net

UPDATE- June 16th: The newly released Hallmark Channel schedule does not have A Merry Christmas Match listed to premiere on July 13th. In fact, a NEW movie is NOT currently scheduled to air at this time.

The schedule was moved around, just a bit, to place Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe (starring Lacey Chabert) in that time slot. It will be followed by an all new "First Look Christmas Preview Special for 2019" hosted by Lacey Chabert, who also hosted last year's first look holiday preview show.

For all the latest updates, please see the Christmas TV Movie Schedule!

🎄 It's Christmas Thursday & Friday on Hallmark - See TWO New Movies from "LAST" Year! 🎄

🎄It's Christmas Thursdays🎄
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries with...

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: When Megan returns home for Christmas, she and her sisters are surprised to learn their parents are selling their childhood home, and that the buyer is her high school sweetheart, Nash. Though Megan, a widow, is hesitant to pursue a new relationship, she and Nash spend time together and begin to develop feelings for one another. Nash questions if he should buy the house, realizing how important it is to Megan. When Nash confesses his feelings toward Megan, she must decide if she’s ready to pursue this newfound happiness and if her trip home will continue after the holidays.

Re-watch "Last Vermont Christmas" again!
Or... see it for the very first time:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


🎄It's Christmas Fridays🎄
on the Hallmark Channel with...

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: Joy Holbrook is an intuitive market researcher in DC who has captured the attention of the account’s CEO and is about to get a sweet promotion, just in time for the holidays. She receives an urgent phone call from home and she rushes back to Crystal Falls, NC to help her Aunt recover from surgery and is reunited with her former crush, Ben. To keep her Aunt focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take Ruby’s place with the town’s legendary baking competition, the “Cookie Crawl,” much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has absolutely no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben’s attempts to “co-captain,” she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home.

Re-watch "Christmas Joy" again
or See it for the very first time...
Friday, June 14, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


I personally enjoyed both of these movies when they premiered last year. "Last Vermont Christmas" is a delightful film focused on a family who are saying goodbye at Christmastime to their beloved family home when their parents decide to retire and move elsewhere. Things really get interesting - when they learn who might be purchasing their home - their daughter's high school sweetheart!

The second movie, "Christmas Joy," centers around a young woman, named Joy, who is determined to help her Aunt, who has had a bad fall. Joy takes on the challenge of the town's local "Cookie Crawl" on her Aunt's behalf, which involves a lavish amount of baking and decorating. Thankfully, her old high school friend, Ben, is there to lend a hand and perhaps, help her mend pieces of her broken heart from the past.

Did you enjoy both these new Hallmark Christmas movies - from 2018?

Wishing You All the Joy of Christmas -
Every Day of the Year! Net

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

🔎 Mystery 101: Playing Dead - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Jill Wagner & Kristoffer Polaha!


Movie: Mystery 101: Playing Dead

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: June 23, 2019


Jill Wagner ... Professor Amy Winslow
Kristoffer Polaha ... Detective Travis Cole
Robin Thomas ... Graham
Louriza Tronco ... Lacey
Preston Vanderslice ... Bud
Sarah Dugdale ... Claire
Derek Green ... Chief Tate
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Duncan
Luke Camilleri ... Elliot
Rekha Sharma ... Bella
Aaron Douglas ... Karl
Robert Moloney ... Vincent
Christie Burke ... Josie
James Rha ... Dr. Gentry
Colin Lawrence ... Sebastian
Michael Kopsa ... George
Kareem Malcolm ... Russ
Meena Mann ... Journalist
AJ Simmons ... Concierge


Storyline via Hallmark: Crime Fiction Professor Amy and Detective Travis attend a play where a prop gun fires a real bullet, narrowly missing the star Bella. Declaring the theater a crime scene, Travis interviews suspects galore and, luckily, he has Amy by his side who uses her expertise in whodunits.

Movie Review:


See or Skip:


*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ricardo Hubbs
in studio - Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Brendan Meadows

Monday, June 10, 2019

"TWO"gether AGAIN! HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIE NEWS for Nikki Deloach & Michael Rady!

image: Love to the Rescue - Hallmark Crown Media

Nikki DeLoach and Michael Rady, who just recently starred together in the Spring Fever movie, Love to the Rescue, will be starring together, once again, in the upcoming Hallmark Christmas movie, Two Turtle Doves.

The storyline according to ET: "In the upcoming film, named after a lyric from "The 12 Days of Christmas," Dr. Sharon Hayes (DeLoach) searches for a beloved family heirloom in a small Christmas town. When she unexpectedly discovers an adorable little girl and her disheartened father (Rady), she realizes that Christmas miracles really do happen."

Both Nikki Deloach and Michael Rady have each previously starred in three Hallmark Christmas movies.

Nikki Deloach's Hallmark Christmas Movies:
Christmas Land - 2015
A Dream of Christmas - 2016
Reunited at Christmas - 2017

Michael Rady Hallmark Christmas Movies:
Christmas in Homestead - 2016
A Joyous Christmas - 2017
Christmas at Pemberley Manor - 2018

Two Turtle Doves will be both their fourth Hallmark Christmas movie!


I just love Christmas movie news! I'm sure many Hallmark movie fans will be excited about these two reuniting! Speaking of reuniting, Reunited at Christmas is my favorite Nikki Deloach Christmas movie, thus far, and my favorite for Michael Rady is A Joyous Christmas. Both movies have such a heartwarming feel and this new one already sounds intriguing!

Please share your favorite Nikki Deloach and Michael Rady - Christmas movies in comments below!

Joyous Blessings! Net

Friday, June 7, 2019

THREE NEW TV MOVIE PREMIERES this WEEKEND on UP, HALLMARK, and INSP - - Plus, an Update on #JuneWeddings & #ChristmasInJuly and TCM's Classic Movie Tribute for Actress Doris Day!

After the Storm/My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5/The Legend of 5 Mile Cave
images: UP/Hallmark/INSP

Saturday, June 8, 2019:

image via: UPtv

Storyline via UP: In the aftermath of a hurricane that’s destroyed her home, and most of her home town, a young teacher reconnects with... click here to read more...

See the premiere of After the Storm
Saturday, June 8, 2019
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv

*See an encore showing: June 15 at 5pm/4c.

More... Saturday, June 8, 2019:

image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: Wedding planner Annalise is in charge of a wedding at Mick and Olivia’s inn but things get complicated when she finds out the best man is her ex-boyfriend Brad. Now dealing with the guy who broke her heart in addition to planning bumps along the way, Annalise really feels the pressure when...

Saturday, June 8, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

*See an encore showing: June 9th at 4pm/3c.

Sunday, June 9, 2019:

Doris Day Tribute Day on TCM!

Once again, we remember the lovely actress Doris Day, who passed away last month on May 13th. Doris sang her way into our hearts with classic songs like: 'Sentimental Journey,' 'Que Sera, Sera,' 'Please, Please, Don't Eat the Daisies' and many more cherished tunes and shined on the big screen in Tea for Two, On Moonlight Bay, Move Over, Darling, and many more beloved movie classics!

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of iconic actress, singer and animal activist Doris Day with a 24-hour, 13-film tribute on Sunday, June 9.

TCM Remembers Doris Day – Sunday June 9 (All times Eastern)

6:00 a.m. Romance on the High Seas (1948)- A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.

8:00 a.m. My Dream Is Yours (1949) – A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.

10:00 a.m. Tea For Two (1950) – An heiress has to say no to every question for 24 hours if she wants to star on Broadway.

11:45 a.m. On Moonlight Bay (1951)– A small-town tomboy falls for the boy-next-door in the years before World War I.

1:30 p.m. Carson on TCM: Doris Day (1976)– Doris Day joined Johnny to discuss why she decided to set the record straight about her life and write her autobiography.

1:45 p.m. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)– True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.

4:00 p.m. Calamity Jane (1953)– The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.

6:00 p.m. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) - A drama critic and his family try to adjust to life in the country.

8:00 p.m. Pillow Talk (1959) - A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.

10:00 p.m. Lover Come Back (1961) – An ad exec in disguise courts his pretty female competitor.

12:00 a.m. Move Over Darling (1963) – Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.

2:00 a.m. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) – A woman writing a scientist’s biography is mistaken for a spy.

4:00 a.m. Julie (1956)– A stewardess is stalked by her psychotic estranged husband.

More... Sunday, June 9, 2019:

image via: The Legend of 5 Mile Cave / INSP

Storyline via INSP: In The Legend of 5 Mile Cave, a boy enchanted with tales from the Old West unlocks a mystery that could save their family farm. While his widowed mother struggles to avoid foreclosure, a mysterious stranger arrives looking for a room to rent. A bond with the boy grows as the drifter recounts breathtaking stories of Shooter Green, a legendary... click here to read more...

See the Premiere of The Legend of 5 Mile Cave
Sunday, June 9, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on INSP

Jill Wagner and Jet Jurgensmeyer
images via: 5milecavemovie.com 

*Also, be sure to check out my Interview - *HERE* - with both Jill Wagner and Jet Jurgensmeyer - for The Legend of 5 Mile Cave!

UPDATE: Hallmark Channel's June Weddings Schedule changes!

image: Becca Tobin from Love at First Dance, via: Hallmark Crown Media

The last movie for June Weddings, premiering on June 29th, has been changed to "Sister of the Bride," starring Becca Tobin and Ryan Rottman. Here's the storyline via Hallmark: "After only 6 months of dating, Stephanie and Ben get engaged and are delighted to share the news. However, they hit a road bump when Stephanie's parents show concern that the couple has moved too fast."

image Laura Osnes, Scott Michael Foster, via: Hallmark Crown Media

For those of you, who were looking forward to "In the Key of Love," starring Laura Osnes, Scott Michael Foster, and Andrea Brooks, which was previously scheduled to air on that date, it has been moved "currently" on Hallmark Channel's schedule to a Monday night premiere, on July 1st. (Please be sure to check back for any additional changes!) See the New TV Movie Schedule - *HERE* - for all the June Weddings and upcoming Hallmark Movie Premieres!

Christmas in July - Coming in June!

Christmas in July on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is coming soon! In fact, Christmas movies will be arriving at the end of THIS MONTH - on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries! Be sure to check out the full schedule of BOTH - the Hallmark Channel AND Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in My Movie Guide - *HERE*!

I hope you all have a very nice, sunny, pleasant, relaxing weekend. I will be at a family get-together, so I'm probably not going to be able to watch everything, but rest assured - I'll be recording to watch later!

Sunday night just won't be the same without "When Calls the Heart." I sure am going to miss sitting down with my family and visiting Hope Valley for that hour. This was the perfect time for INSP to premiere "The Legend of the 5 Mile Cave," so we could all visit the old west for awhile this Sunday!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I have lots of prepping to do for my family event, so I must run and get busy!

Blessings to you all! Net

Thursday, June 6, 2019


"The Legend of 5 Mile Cave"image via: 5milecavemovie.com

Whether it's morning, high noon, or night, I want to say thank you for visiting *It's a Wonderful Movie* today! Kick off your boots and stay awhile... because I am thrilled to share with you my latest interview with Jill Wagner and Jet Jurgensmeyer - for their all new movie that takes place in the old west!

Now, if you are familiar with the INSP series Handcrafted America, which Jill Wagner hosts, or if you're a TV movie fan, then you'll instantly recognize Jill from her movies: Christmas in the Smokies, from INSP, or her Hallmark movies: Autumn Dreams, Christmas Cookies, Pearl in Paradise, Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa and many more! I am so honored to be interviewing Jill for a second time around. By the way, you can see our first interview - Here! We had such a wonderful time discussing her latest & upcoming projects then- and now, here we are again... chatting on her latest! See below!

Jill Wagner and Jet Jurgensmeyer
images via: 5milecavemovie.com 

This is my first time, however, interviewing Jet Jurgensmeyer. He seems like such a remarkable, thoughtful young man. It was easy to tell from his responses below how grounded he is and close to his family. You may recognize him in his current role as Boyd Baxter in the popular TV sitcom Last Man Standing (as Tim Allen's grandson) and more places, which Jet mentions below!

I hope you will enjoy my interview here, with both Jill Wagner and Jet Jurgensmeyer, who play Mother and Son in the upcoming INSP film, The Legend of 5 Mile Cave.

image via: 5milecavemovie.com



Jill Wagner

Jet Jurgensmeyer


Net, It’s a Wonderful Movie: Welcome Jill and Jet to It’s a Wonderful Movie, where we chat about family friendly movies and shows on TV! Please tell us about your INSP film The Legend of 5 Mile Cave, and your characters in the movie?

Jill Wagner: The Legend of 5 Mile Cave is a throwback to the great old western movies. I play Susan, a single mom fighting to save her farm.

Jet Jurgensmeyer: Thanks so much for having me. “The Legend Of 5 Mile Cave” is a great family movie. I love it because it is a period piece and has a lot of action. My character, Tommy Tilwicky, is a young man that has had to grow up quickly because of the loss of his father. I had to really imagine what it would be like without my father. It makes you think long and hard.

image via: 5milecavemovie.com

Net, It’s a Wonderful Movie: What was it like stepping back in time and creating this movie with your co-stars? Also, where did you film? The setting looks incredible!

Jill Wagner: It was a dream come true for me. This was my first period piece, and I absolutely loved the sets and the wardrobe. It also was very challenging for me as I had to learn the dialect that people spoke back in that time and for that region. We filmed in Georgia, but there was a whole other part of the film that they shot in Arizona.

Jet Jurgensmeyer: We filmed in Toccoa, GA. It was so much fun working with Jill Wagner and Adam Baldwin. We all immediately hit it off and felt so connected to our roles. We felt like we were all just meant to play these characters. The sets and wardrobe were spot on and really take you back in time.

image via: 5milecavemovie.com

Net, It’s a Wonderful Movie: INSP is well known for playing many wonderful western type TV shows and movies on their channel, and since this movie is based in the old west, do you happen to have a favorite old western or prairie style movie or TV series?

Jill Wagner: Growing up, my grandfather would always have Gunsmoke on the TV, so that show is really nostalgic for me. Me personally, I loved Little House on the Prairie.

Jet Jurgensmeyer: I just love westerns! Two of my favorites are “Tombstone” and “Quigley Down Under”. I ride horses and spend a lot of time with my family on our farm riding, so I guess I am just drawn to this type of movie.

image via: 5milecavemovie.com

Net, It’s a Wonderful Movie: Do you have a favorite scene or memorable filming moment in The Legend of 5 Mile Cave?

Jill Wagner: I loved the scene where Sam tells Susan something he has been hiding from her. That was a very emotional scene for me, which I try to run from, but in the end it turned out to be one of my favorites. I also really love when Shooter and Josie meet. Josie reminds me a bit of myself in real life.

Jet Jurgensmeyer: I love the scene where Sam teaches Tommy how to shoot. That was really cool for me. I also think the scene where Sam and Tommy are sitting on the porch talking about Shooter Green is just a really neat moment. They seem so relaxed together and like they have something in common. I think it feels like there is a real connection between them.

image via: 5milecavemovie.com

Net, It’s a Wonderful Movie: Of all the roles you have played in the past, which is your favorite? Also, from what project(s) are we most likely to know you from?

Jill Wagner: All the roles I have played have a special place in my heart, but I have to say I do love Susan a lot. I loved the time period, and being on a farm is where my heart lives. Most people know me as the host of Wipeout, or from my Hallmark movies, or the action movie Braven opposite Jason Momoa (Aquaman).

Jill Wagner in Hallmark movies-
Pearl in Paradise / Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa
images: Hallmark Crown Media

Jet Jurgensmeyer: I have played in a lot of different movies and TV shows. “The Little Rascals Save The Day”, “Adventures in Babysitting”, and “Devil’s Knot” are a few of my films. Currently I play Boyd Baxter on Fox’s “Last Man Standing”. I joined the cast this last year in Season 7. I wouldn’t say one is better than the other. They were special in their own way. Spanky was an iconic role and something I was very proud of doing at such a young age.

The Little Rascals Save the Day - image via:
Capital Arts Entertainment/ Pace Pictures/ Universal Pictures
Last Man Standing - image: FOX  

Net, It’s a Wonderful Movie: Do you have any future projects you would like to share?

Jill Wagner: I have a mystery series on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel called Mystery 101 that I am filming currently, and a Hallmark Christmas movie called Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses coming out near Christmas.

(Side note for all you Sleuthers: “Mystery 101: Playing Dead,” starring Jill Wagner & Kristoffer Polaha, will premiere June 23, 2019, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!)

Mystery 101: Playing Dead
image: Hallmark Crown Media

Jet Jurgensmeyer: Well we found out that Fox is bringing us back on “Last Man Standing” for another season. We start Season 8 in Aug. I have an animated show coming out in June for Disney Jr. called “T.O.T.S.”. I play Pip the Penguin. It is such a cute show for kids. I also have my first album coming out next month called “Jet Jurgensmeyer”. I am really excited about that!

Last Man Standing - Tim Allen and Jet Jurgensmeyer
image: FOX

Net, It’s a Wonderful Movie: What does it mean to you – to create movies that families can watch together? What do you hope viewers will take away from watching your INSP movie The Legend of 5 Mile Cave?

Jill Wagner: It means so much to me now that I have a 9-year-old stepdaughter. I love that she can watch and I don’t have to worry about bad words or anything inappropriate. I hope this movie will take people back to a time of the great old westerns.

Jet Jurgensmeyer: Anyone who knows me, knows how important family is. My parents and I are very close. They are with me and totally support me in my career or whatever it is that I want to do. We love movies and always watch them together. I have learned from them how important it is to be able to do things as a family. It makes us feel like a team. I appreciate how they include me in their lives, so I always want to include them in mine. I hope when people watch “The Legend Of 5 Mile Cave” that they enjoy the action and adventure, but I also hope that they can learn something from it. Maybe they can take away from it that you shouldn’t always just judge someone when you first meet them. Sometimes, a total stranger like Sam Green in the beginning, could end up being someone you really have a connection with that could help to change your life.

image via: 5milecavemovie.com

I am so grateful to Tina at INSP for all of her efforts in arranging this special interview with Jill Wagner and Jet Jurgensmeyer. This is my first time interviewing two actors from one film; it was fascinating to receive their individual perspective.

Thank you, Jill and Jet, for sharing your filming experience with us. It is always a blessing to see these family-friendly films on INSP. I am beyond thrilled to have had this pleasure to chat with both of you! I appreciate you taking the time to share with us behind-the-scenes details of “The Legend of 5 Mile Cave” and the enjoyment you both took in the creation of this western-era film!

I also want to say a special thank you to all my followers here for reading this interview. My hope is - it will rope you in to seeing this new movie on INSP this weekend!

Be sure to catch the premiere of
“The Legend of 5 Mile Cave”
June 9, 2019 on INSP at 8pm/7c!

image via: 5milecavemovie.com
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