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Saturday, October 20, 2018


images: Hallmark Crown Media

Saturday, October 20, 2018:

Get lost in the corn maze of Hallmark's Fall Harvest movie...

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: After driving her daughter to college in Oregon, Amy must return to Los Angeles and face an empty nest alone. But luckily the Director of Administration offers Amy a six-week job planning the Harvest Festival. Attendance has waned because Noah, the professor in charge, has put the emphasis on “Harvest” and not on “Festival.” While Amy shows Noah fun things like pumpkin bowling, he teaches her... click here to read more...

See the premiere of Love, Of Course
Saturday, October 20, 2018
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

*TIME ALERT: Be sure to take note of this earlier time! Additionally, all the NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES on the HALLMARK CHANNEL will premiere at this same time - 8pm/7c.!

More... Saturday, October 20, 2018:

Following "Love, of Course," stay tuned for another sneak peek preview of Christmas...

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Via Hallmark: This 2018 Countdown to Christmas Preview Special is a sneak peek of upcoming movies part of Hallmark Channel’s Award-Winning #1 “Countdown to Christmas” holiday programming event beginning October 26 on the Hallmark Channel hosted by Kellie Pickler.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
at 10pm/9c. on the Hallmark Channel

Sunday, October 21, 2018:

Is it a deal? See the Season Four Finale of...

The Cowboy Way

image via: INSP

Season 4 Finale: DONE DEAL- Bubba, Cody and Booger close their biggest cattle deal ever on the Season Finale of The Cowboy Way! The million-dollar herd is ready to ship, but moving all that cattle into trucks becomes a race against the clock for their much-needed final paycheck. The cowboys help a woman remove cattle from her family’s land when she is forced to sell the property after the passing of her parents. Having been through a similar situation, Booger is inspired to fix-up his family’s old homestead as a special surprise for his grandma. Cody’s book is finally finished, but as Misty plans the book-signing event, a missed shipment could derail the whole party. The Cattlemen’s Association invites the guys to their annual ball, with a very special honor in store.

Watch The Cowboy Way
Season Four Finale
Sunday, October 21, 2018
at 8pm/7c. on INSP

May you all enjoy this last weekend of Fall Harvest! The leaves are gradually turning here in the Midwest and gently falling to the ground. We haven't had to use our rakes, yet, but I'm sure more will be falling soon! 'Tis the season!

Next weekend... starting officially on Friday, October 26th!, we will be watching CHRISTMAS on both Hallmark stations! Someone pinch me... I still can't believe it!

UPDATE: Our weather completely changed on Saturday afternoon and evening. We didn't have a storm, but major strong winds went through our area (in the Midwest), and we lost our power for many hours! The leaves were definitely blowing and falling, along with sticks and branches. And trees, for some. OH MY, I am soooo grateful for our electricity! When you don’t have it, you begin to fully realize how much you rely on it for just about EVERYTHING!

Because of our power outage, I, of course, missed the new Fall Harvest movie “Love, Of Course,” and then the “Christmas Preview Special” hosted by Kellie Pickler too. But, that’s nothing… there will be encore airings. So… no big deal. My heart goes out even more to those in the hurricane damaged areas who have lost so much more.

Happy Fall Harvest Weekend, Everyone!
Joy and Blessings to you all, Net

Friday, October 19, 2018


Today's Fashion Feature is actress Autumn Reeser, of the popular Hallmark movies... "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade," "A Country Wedding," "A Bramble House Christmas" and much more!

Marc Blucas and Autumn Reeser
Image Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis

Those of you who regularly follow *It's a Wonderful Movie* know... not only do I enjoy a good Hallmark movie and their warm, wonderful stories & mysteries, but I also love to do a little sleuthing and discover the fashion being worn by the actresses in our favorite Hallmark movies, as well!

Oh, how I wish I could find every piece we are seeking, but it's not always possible. However, I did discover 2 dresses you ladies might like! Plus, even better... they're on sale!

While I just happened to be shopping at J.Crew a couple days ago, I spotted a blue dress with roses that caught my eye! I instantly knew I had seen that dress before! I checked Hallmark's pictures from the movie I suspected, and there it was - Autumn Reeser's dress from "Season for Love."

🍨 Here's the scoop! It's the sweet, country blue dress Autumn wears when she and her daughter (in the movie) join Marc Blucas for ice cream! 🍨

Click Here to view enlarged image / Dress Image via: J.CREW.com
Autumn Reeser Image Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis

Not only is this a sweet dress, but the movie itself, "Season for Love," was also a wonderful "Summer Nights" Texas treat with a an All-American traditional BBQ cookoff!

Image Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis

If you're interested in the J.Crew Mercantile faux-wrap mini dress in roses print - then you'll want to snatch it up fast because it's on sale right now at a sizzling low price and sizes are limited!

*Please note: I am not currently an affiliate with J.Crew, I just happened to see this dress and wanted to share it with all of you!

While I was in the midst of putting this post together I discovered, yet, another dress worn by Autumn in the movie! It's the country floral fit and flare dress she wears at the end of the film in front of the ferris wheel. Reviewers describe it as flattering and feminine, with a lovely fabric and flow.

Dress image via: Gap Factory / Autumn Reeser image via -
Image Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis

You can find this sweet little dress at Gap Factory! It is also on sale, like the J.Crew dress above, so sizes may be limited!

*Please note: I am not currently an affiliate with Gap Factory. Like the J.Crew dress above, I simply wanted to share it with all of you!

I hope many of you enjoy Autumn's lovely sweet dresses from her "Summer Nights" movie "Season for Love!" Honestly, I can hardly believe I'm sharing dresses on sale from Summer... and next week Christmas movies begin on Hallmark! It's amazing how fast time flies by!

Happy Fall Harvest Season, Everyone!
Stay tuned for the weekend reminder post!
Until then, enjoy today and all it's beauty!
Blessings, Net


Want more Hallmark movie fashion? Be sure to check out my post of Alexa PenaVega's fashion in "Love at Sea!"


Thursday, October 18, 2018

🎃 TONIGHT'S TV TREAT 🎃 - "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on ABC!

image via: ABC

The classic Peanuts special "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" airs Tonight - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - on ABC at 8pm7c.!

Following the Peanuts gang with Charlie Brown, Linus, Sally, Lucy, Snoopy, and more... are Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head, etc... in Toy Story OF TERROR! at 8:30pm/7:30c.! (It's not as scary as it sounds. In fact, it's very sweet!) 

And, just in case you miss this special treat... "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" will repeat, along with "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown" on ABC - Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8pm7c.!

Plus, the cartoon "Toy Story OF TERROR!" has several encore airings on Freeform. See times for these and more holiday specials in the Christmas TV Schedule!

Happy Fall! Blessings, Net

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[Press Release via INSP:]

INSP Greenlights 5th Season of
The Cowboy Way

The New Season of the Popular Original Docuseries Will Premiere on
Sunday, January 6th at 8:00PM ET

(Indian Land, SC – October 18, 2018) – General entertainment television network INSP has announced it has greenlit a 5th season of its fan-favorite original docuseries, The Cowboy Way. The new season will premiere on Sunday, January 6th at 8:00PM ET. Doug Butts, SVP of Programming at INSP, made the announcement.

“This franchise continues to gain popularity and strong momentum with our viewers, particularly since we moved the series to Sunday nights,” said Butts. “We are confident that momentum will continue with season 5, which will highlight the rough and unrelenting physical toll imposed by the cowboy lifestyle. The stakes are ramping up considerably in this next season as the cowboys take on a number of major cattle business ventures out west.”

INSP’s original series The Cowboy Way depicts the adventures of three modern-day cowboys. From brutally long hours and uncertain income, Bubba Thompson – rancher & carpenter; Cody Harris – rodeo champion & cattle dealer; and Chris “Booger” Brown – cattleman & horse trainer, are driven by a strong work ethic and a cowboy code as important to them as it was to the pioneers of the Old West.

Season 5 of The Cowboy Way, which is produced for INSP by Glassman Media, will premiere on Sunday, January 6th at 8:00PM ET.


About INSP

INSP is available nationwide to more than 81M households via Dish Network (channel 259), DirecTV (channel 364), Verizon FiOS (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and more than 2,800 cable systems. Click here to find INSP in your area. INSP provides a trusted viewing experience with a lineup of exclusive and original series, timeless Westerns, action-filled dramas, and films focused on adventure and heroic characters.

About Glassman Media

Glassman Media is an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company whose credits include NBC’s current hit series The Wall, produced in partnership with LeBron James and his production company Spring Hill Entertainment; ABC’s Battle of the Network Stars, CMT’s record-setting series Sweet Home Alabama; NBC’s hit dating series Average Joe; the critically-acclaimed Three Wishes (NBC), which was named the “most family friendly show on broadcast television.” Adaptations of Glassman Media original formats have been done in territories around the world.

press release via: INSP


My Take:

"The Cowboy Way" is a wonderful family show that highlights the country way of life with their deep roots in their faith, the support of their loving family, and a whole lot of hard work and laughs along the way!

It's great to learn these three cowboys and friends, Bubba, Cody, and Booger, along with their families... will be back again next year on INSP for a whole new season of "The Cowboy Way!"

Until then, "Happy Trails to all of you..."
Blessings, Net

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CHRISTMAS MOVIE INTERVIEW: JULIE ANN EMERY from INSP FILM's CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST! (Behind the Scenes, Co-stars, Riding a Bike in Heels, and More!)

Today I am delighted to share with all of you- my latest interview with an actress who has a leading role in an upcoming Christmas movie on INSP and UP! The film is "Christmas on the Coast" starring Julie Ann Emery.

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

"Christmas on the Coast" is set to premiere on INSP, Sunday November 25, 2018, Thanksgiving weekend and UPtv, November 18, 2018. Prior to this premiere, Julie Ann Emery gives us an enthusiastic, insightful look into the incredible filming process in my interview with her below!

Among other things, Julie and I discuss what it was like to film in the beautiful state of Georgia with her wonderful co-stars. By the way, I think you'll recognize a few of them from previous TV shows and movies, including Burgess Jenkins, from the UP Holiday Movie with Candace Cameron Bure, “The Heart of Christmas”, Bonnie Bedelia, who portrayed Joy in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries heartwarming holiday movie “A Joyous Christmas”, and Clarence Gilyard Jr., of the popular television series "Walker, Texas Ranger."

It was such a delight to have this opportunity to talk about the movie "Christmas on the Coast" and about the joys of the Christmas season, with Julie, who Hallmark movie fans will recall from her Hallmark Hall of Fame film, "Pictures of Hollis Woods." (She portrayed the foster mother, who eventually adopts Hollis in the end.) Much like that film, "Christmas on the Coast" is another touching holiday movie that is sure to pull at our heartstrings!

I hope you will enjoy our interview *chat* below...



Actress Julie Ann Emery


© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: Welcome, Julie, to “It’s a Wonderful Movie,” where we chat about family friendly movies on TV! Please share with us the basic story behind “Christmas on the Coast.”

Julie Ann Emery: Christmas on the Coast is about a wildly successful romance novelist, Drucinda Cassadine, who finds herself with writers block, and is not so very successful at the moment. She is encouraged to go back to her hometown, Harbor Pointe (in South Carolina), for the holidays to see if inspiration will strike.

What begins as an effort to overcome her writer's block, ends up being a dive into her past, self-exploration, and...she meets a guy, who is dreamy and pretty great.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: Ooh, that definitely sounds intriguing!

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: What is your character, Drucinda (Dru) Cassadine, like?

Julie Ann Emery: Dru is driven, type A, believes strongly that she has life all figured out (spoiler alert: she doesn't), spends all of her time writing about made up love, and yet is alone in her life. I see Dru as someone who made the image of her dream come true, got caught up in the trappings of it, but in the process she turned her back on who she really is, and on her past. She lost her father at a young age and has spent most of her life running from that pain. Dru seems two-dimensional to me in the beginning of the movie, maybe a little shallow. Her journey into making peace with her past and accepting herself for who she really is, makes her more three dimensional and more ready to find love.

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: Where was “Christmas on the Coast” filmed? Which do you prefer, a white Christmas or a warm Christmas?

Julie Ann Emery: We filmed on beautiful St Simons Island in Georgia. The entire town was incredibly welcoming to us and supportive of the movie, especially Stephanie and Ben whose beautiful home we invaded for weeks on end (it was Dru's Momma's house). It was a beautiful place to be while working.

I think I will always prefer the imagery of a white Christmas with mugs of hot chocolate and blankets to snuggle under while watching our favorite holiday movies. But who would say no to Christmas at the beach??? Life is long and varied. As long as there is love, and togetherness, you can't go wrong at Christmas.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: Beautifully said, Julie! Being with those we love is always the best gift!

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

image: Julie Ann Emery - IG

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: What was it like filming with your co-stars Burgess Jenkins (“The Heart of Christmas”), Bonnie Bedelia (“A Joyous Christmas”), Clarence Gilyard Jr. (Walker, Texas Ranger), and others?

Julie Ann Emery: I've been a big fan of Bonnie Bedelia's work for a long long time, so getting to work opposite her was a thrill. She was already signed on to the movie when I was offered the part, and playing her daughter was a big part of the reason I took the role. Every day in hair and makeup, I would have flashes of her in roles I loved. I loved getting to watch her work.

My dad is a big Walker, Texas Ranger fan, so Clarence Gilyard Jr was always on my TV growing up (I took a picture with him to text to my dad while we were shooting.....like a fan girl). Clarence's take on his character really surprised me, in a delightful way. He brought a dimension to our relationship in the film that was completely unexpected. His work is just lovely and nuanced.

And Burgess Jenkins. Well of course he's hunky (I can see him blushing while he reads this, I like to give him a bit of a hard time), but he's also a wonderful scene partner. We really took the journey of the movie together and I am so grateful that I had someone of Burgess’s temperament and willingness to play opposite. We had great chemistry from day one and that is SUCH a huge plus in a romantic comedy. When the chemistry is right and the actor you are playing opposite is so good, the scenes can't go wrong. I hope Burgess and I will be working together again down the road.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: All these characters sound amazing! It's great to hear how well everyone clicked from the start, as that adds an important element to the story, when you can clearly see how at ease the actors feel with one another. When that relationship is genuine, the result is evident on screen.

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: Since you are starring in a Christmas movie, what are some of your own favorite Christmas films?

Julie Ann Emery: I actually collect Christmas movies. And when my family does stocking stuffers, I always buy movies for everyone's stockings. My taste is varied. A few of my favorites that are in rotation every single year: White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street (I prefer the original but the remake isn't bad either), Nightmare Before Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Love Actually, and The Holiday. My husband's favorite is A Christmas Story so that is always in the mix as well.

If I'm home in the lead up to Christmas, instead of on location, I make massive batches of Christmas cookies for gifts. I bake for 3 or 4 days straight. And while I bake, I watch my favorite Christmas movies and sometimes listen to the commentary on the DVD. On the White Christmas commentary, Rosemary Clooney tells a story about Bing Crosby jumping the fence at the sound stage during a massive group scene to run off and play golf. I think that is hilarious!

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: Oh, I love movie extras! That is such a fun story! There's nothing quite like Bing Crosby in 'White Christmas' or Jimmy Stewart in 'It's a Wonderful Life!" I'm glad to know, along with a mix of films, you also hold onto and cherish the classics during the Christmas season!

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: Looking back on your movie, do you have a favorite scene in “Christmas on the Coast” or memorable filming moment?

Julie Ann Emery: In a fun way, anything to do with riding that bicycle was just funny and delightful. It is harder to ride a bike in heels than you would think (never mind holding a dress over your head). However, I think my favorite scenes were influenced by how we were shooting.

The first day Burgess and I worked together, day one of filming, we ended the day with the scene in his workshop where I discover the paintings and he tells me he doesn't forgive me, he sends me away. It was such a vulnerable scene to shoot so early on, we had to kind of dive in headfirst. But I looked in his eyes and knew that Dru loved Bryson immediately. The scene went very deep emotionally very quickly. And I think it bonded Burgess and me for the rest of the shoot in a way that completely surprised me. It is so hard to do those emotional scenes on day one of filming. Something about diving in like that bonded us pretty intensely.

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

Net, It's a Wonderful Movie: What do you hope viewers will take away from watching “Christmas on the Coast” this Christmas season?

Julie Ann Emery: You can move away from home, but home never really leaves you. It is part of you forever.

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

© 2018 Christmas On The Coast.

Thank you, Julie, for this lovely interview! I am most intrigued now and can't wait see your film!

Over the years of blogging about TV movies, I've come to know so many wonderful people. I am so appreciative to INSP, who was one of the very first networks, several years ago, to reach out to me. Since then, I am always excited to share their latest family-friendly TV movies and various projects! I am most grateful to Melissa and Tara, at INSP, for all your help with putting together this interview! Bless you both!

A warm thank you to Julie Ann Emery- for sharing with us her insights into creating "Christmas on the Coast." I thoroughly enjoyed all your responses, Julie, especially your perspective on this Christmas film taking place in a warmer climate. As you mentioned, "As long as there is love, and togetherness, you can't go wrong at Christmas." That is so true. No matter where we go, the heart of Christmas remains with us, as long as we are gathered with our loved ones!

I wish you well, Julie... in all your acting endeavors. We look forward to seeing "Christmas on the Coast" this holiday season on INSP and UP! Blessings, Net

Watch "Christmas on the Coast"

On UP: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7pm/6c.
Encore Showing: Monday, Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11pm/10c.

On INSP: Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 8pm/7c.
Encore Showing: Monday, December 24, 2018 at 8pm/7c.

Christmas on the Coast is also available on DVD!

images via: INSP, Christmas on the Coast

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