Friday, August 12, 2022

πŸ’•πŸŽΎ Go on a Retreat and Catch New Romantic-Comedies This Weekend on TV... 🌊🌞



New movies premiere this weekend on Great American Family, the Hallmark Channel and UPtv. See details below...


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Saturday, August 13, 2022:




Storyline: Ellie (Melanie Stone) tends to injured tennis star Jordan (Casey Elliott) as he heals from a shoulder injury. He's selfish and miserable but with Ellie's help, both start to hope for a brighter future together.

Premieres Saturday, August 13, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family


*Reminder: Great American Family is now airing movies all weekend long - Saturday and Sunday. See the complete schedule - here.




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Saturday, August 13, 2022:




Storyline: Ella’s (Jaicy Elliot) unique designs inspire publishing mogul Derek (Benjamin Hollingsworth) to include plus-sized fashion in his magazine. It’s not long before Derek realizes that Ella’s influence reaches far beyond the catwalk.

Saturday, August 13, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel




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Sunday, August 14, 2022:




Storyline via UPtv: When economics teacher and new-in-town Liz challenges her high school students to create business plans, she has no idea that the class winners will actually start their own matchmaking service! Asked to set up her own profile to help them kickstart their careers, as well as team up with handsome tennis coach Ted to organize the school carnival, Liz must navigate the dynamics of this new school, as well as the algorithms of her own heart.

Premieres Sunday, August 14, 2022
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv



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Sunday, August 14, 2022:


The last and final season of the series begins this Sunday night.



Season 6, Episode 1 - The Best is Yet to Come:

Storyline: The O'Brien family comes together in the aftermath of Connor's heart attack; Jess and David deal with media fallout after Dennis Peck goes on the run; everyone finally discovers who Abby called.


airs Sunday nights
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel



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My thoughts on the movies premiering this weekend...

Please note: I am aware that "The Journey Ahead" will also premiere this weekend on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, but I've decided not to promote this movie. From what I'm hearing, the younger woman in the story may be struggling with revealing her sexual identity. Even though I won't be watching this movie, as a Christian, I believe it's important to show the love of Christ to everyone and pray for others.

As for "Romance in Style," which is premiering on the Hallmark Channel, I know there are some mixed feelings on this movie premiere since it focuses on body image. Frankly, I don't think this should be an issue, whatsoever; and I hope it is handled in a mature, respectful way. We'll see.

On a brighter, positive movie note... I can tell you that "Love, Game, Match," which is premiering on UPtv Sunday night, is a delightful, family-friendly movie. Both Maria (a loyal reviewer here) and I got the chance to see this movie early and you can read our reviews here:

"Love, Game, Match" movie reviews:

🎾 "Found an early download of Love, Game, Match, and I can confirm it's clean and enjoyable! I hope you all like it when it airs." –Maria

🎾 “I screened “Love, Game, Match” through UPtv, and it is very sweet and family-friendly. I enjoyed the low-key chemistry between the leads, Ted and Liz, who are both teachers working at the same school and get tasked with working on the school’s annual Carnival Day together. Liz is an Economics teacher and Ted teaches Physical Education. Two of Liz’s students are working on a matchmaking business for class, and they talk her into trying it. It’s great fun to watch Liz go on several bad dates, while enjoying working with Ted on their carnival project. If you are expecting to see a lot of tennis in this movie, based on the title, then you will be disappointed. There’s some talk about tennis, and we see a few short scenes of practice on the court, but nothing substantial. I did enjoy the additional storyline of Ted’s parents celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary and the surprise gift for his father. Overall, there is some stiff acting, here and there, so this wasn’t a grand-slam win for me, but “Love, Game, Match” was still an enjoyable, light-hearted watch. One caution: adults do sip wine at a wine testing and party, but that’s it. Also, I thought the title, “Love, Game, Match,” was very clever– since it relates to both tennis and matchmaking.” ~Net

And last, but not least, for the movies... I'm very excited that Great American Family launches their first Saturday night movie premiere this weekend with "Retreat to Paradise." I've enjoyed seeing the lead actress, Melanie Stone, in previous movies, such as: "Love, Lost and Found" and "Miracle Maker: A Christmas Tale", so I'm hoping this one will be good, too. I read some reviews at Amazon for Retreat to Paradise, and it looks like everyone agrees that the movie is clean family entertainment, so that is great news. We also received an Anonymous review (see here) that the movie is family-friendly.



Whatever you watch or do, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Note: I have not pre-screened the new TV movies listed above. If you'd like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly, please share in comments.

Happy movie watching, everyone!
Blessings to you all, Net




☀ SHINING HIS LIGHT:

"For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."
~Romans 3:23

"But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, 
Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins 
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
~1 John 1:9

I hope these scriptures from the Bible will touch the heart of everyone who reads them.


Thursday, August 11, 2022

πŸŽ… LIFETIME ANNOUNCES TWO MOVIES FOR THE 2022 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME HOLIDAY SLATE with Melissa Joan Hart, Emily Kinney, Patrick Cassidy, Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Legendary Star Rita Moreno and More!

Top (L to R): Melissa Joan Hart, Emily Kinney, Justin Gaston

Bottom (L to R): Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening 



Lifetime just released news on two of their upcoming Christmas movies for the 2022 holiday season. See all the details in Lifetime's press release below...

PRESS RELEASE:

LIFETIME ANNOUNCES TWO MOVIES FOR THE 2022

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME HOLIDAY SLATE 

 

ENTERTAINMENT ICON AND EGOT WINNER RITA MORENO

STARS ALONGSIDE TONY AWARD WINNER MARISSA JARET WINOKUR,

EMILY KINNEY AND JUSTIN GASTON IN 

SANTA BOOTCAMP
DIRECTED BY 
MELISSA JOAN HART 

 

SARAH DREW PULLS TRIPLE DUTY AND RETURNS

AS STAR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND WRITER OF

REINDEER GAMES HOMECOMING
REUNITING ON SCREEN WITH JUSTIN BRUENING 



Los Angeles, CA – August 11, 2022– Lifetime is making a star-studded list, checking it twice, and adding EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) award winner Rita Moreno and returning favorites Marissa Jaret Winokur and Sarah Drew to the network’s 2022 It’s a Wonderful Lifetime movie slate. Moreno will be starring in Santa Bootcamp along with Winokur (Hairspray), Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead) and Justin Gaston (Nashville Star) and the holiday tentpole movie will be directed by the network’s Queen of Christmas, Melissa Joan Hart. This will mark a holiday reunion for Hart and Winokur, as they previously starred in the network's 2018 film A Very Nutty Christmas together. In addition, Santa Bootcamp will be Hart’s fourth directed picture for the network, which will join her previously directed Lifetime films, The Santa Con, Feliz NaviDAD and The Watcher in the Woods. Santa Bootcamp will also showcase the network's commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as deaf actors Deanne Bray and Zyra Singleton will be joining the cast.

Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy, Cruel Summer) pulls triple duty as the star, executive producer, and writer of Reindeer Games Homecoming. Drew stars opposite Justin Bruening (Sweet Magnolias, Grey’s Anatomy), reuniting the two former co-stars. Sarah has previously starred in Twinkle All the Way and Christmas Pen Pals. All will be joining Lifetime’s current nice list of announced 2022 holiday talent which includes Mario Lopez, Jana Kramer, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Patti LaBelle, Brooke Elliott, Brandon Quinn and Danny Pintauro.

"I have always been a holiday person… particularly Christmas. The idea that I'm actually going to participate in this wonderful Lifetime Christmas movie, Santa Bootcamp, just tickles me to no end," said Moreno. "I have been known, at Christmas time, to decorate anyone in my house who happens to stand still for more than a minute. I will decorate anyone and anything because I turn into a child. Therefore, what a treat for me! Thank you Lifetime. My grandchildren are already celebrating!"


Rita Moreno Headshot -
Photo Credit- Mark Hill.jpeg


The full It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate and airdates will be announced this fall.

Full movie descriptions:

SANTA BOOTCAMP

When event planner, Emily Strauss (Emily Kinney, The Walking Dead), is hired by mall magnate, Ed Mancini (Patrick Cassidy, Castle) to stage the ultimate Christmas Gala for his most important investors, Emily finds herself being sent to bootcamp – Santa Bootcamp – to find the perfect Santa and inspiration she will need to make the evening a success. While there, Emily meets Belle (Rita Moreno, West Side Story), the bootcamp’s drill sergeant with a heart of gold, who helps Emily rediscover the magic of Christmas and find romance along the way. Additional casting includes Tony® award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Justin Gaston, John Schuck, and deaf actors Deanne Bray and Zyra Singleton.

Santa Bootcamp is directed by Melissa Joan Hart, who also serves as executive producer along with Irene Dreayer, Gina Rugolo Judd, and Paula Hart. The film is produced by Hartbreak Films Inc with a script written by Michael J. Murray.

REINDEER GAMES HOMECOMING

MacKenzie Graves (Sarah Drew, Grey’s Anatomy, Amber Brown) is a brilliant, competitive, crossword puzzle loving Biology teacher in Vermont who recently lost her father, beloved fire chief and the heart of the town’s holiday fundraising tradition “The Reindeer Games.” Every year since his death, she competes with her dad’s former team, a group of colorful retired firefighters, to win the Games and keep his tradition alive. The holiday however, her world is rocked when fading Hollywood star, and Mac’s high school crush, Chase Weston (Justin Bruening, Grey’s Anatomy, Sweet Magnolias), comes home for Christmas to visit his pregnant sister and nephew and is begrudgingly roped into participating in the Games. When the opportunity to compete against her former mega crush arises, Mac is determined to show him up and win the Kris Kringle Cup at all costs. As the competition heats up, so does the spark between Mac and Chase, and Chase soon finds himself eager to not only win the games, but also win her heart as well. Brian Sills also stars.

Reindeer Games Homecoming is produced by Johnson Production Group for Off Camera Entertainment. Stephanie Slack, Margret Huddleston, Sarah Drew, and Tim Johnson serve as executive producers. The film is directed by Brian Herzlinger with a script written by Sarah Drew.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation. 

 --------------- End of Press Release ---------------



*Melissa Joan Hart - Photo credit is John Russo

NEW on Great American Family - See MOVIES ALL-DAY Saturday AND Sunday!



Great American Family made this special announcement today via their social media platforms...

"MOVIES are now on Great American Family ALL-DAY Saturday AND Sunday!"



Here's the complete movie schedule:


Saturday, August 13, 2022:

Accidentally Engaged ... Great American Family ... 6 AM
The Office Mix-Up ... Great American Family ... 8 AM
Scents and Sensibility ... Great American Family ... 10 AM
It Happened One Valentine's ... Great American Family ... 12 PM
Save the Wedding ... Great American Family ... 2 PM
The Winter Palace ... Great American Family ... 4 PM
A Winter Wedding ... Great American Family ... 6 PM
Retreat to Paradise ... Great American Family ... 8 PM *NEW
Harmony From the Heart ... Great American Family ... 10 PM



Sunday, August 14, 2022:

An Autumn Romance ... Great American Family ... 12 AM
Love on the Rise ... Great American Family ... 2 AM
Autumn Stables ... Great American Family ... 4 AM
Home Sweet Home ... Great American Family ... 6 AM
The Winter Palace ... Great American Family ... 8 AM
Harmony From the Heart ... Great American Family ... 10 AM
An Hour Behind ... Great American Family ... 12 PM
Love on the Rise ... Great American Family ... 2 PM
The Office Mix-Up ... Great American Family ... 4 PM
Retreat to Paradise ... Great American Family ... 6 PM 
*NEW Movie Encore 
Coffee Shop ... Great American Family ... 8 PM
Autumn Stables ... Great American Family ... 10 PM



Monday, August 15, 2022:

Accidentally Engaged ... Great American Family ... 12 AM
A Winter Wedding ... Great American Family ... 2 AM
Scents and Sensibility ... Great American Family ... 4 AM



Hope you'll enjoy many of the movies airing this upcoming weekend on Great American Family. Since the airing of "Retreat to Paradise" has been moved up a week, I'm hearing something else new may take it's place next week on August 20th - stay tuned! At this time, "Love in Bloom" is still scheduled to premiere on August 27th!

Please be sure to check back - if there are any additional changes.

Blessings, Net



Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Is More "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Coming to Hallmark? #POstables SEE HERE:


Dear POstables,

Warning: This news may make you want to do a happy dance! 

Hallmark execs teased/revealed today at the TCA (Television Critics Association) event, there could be more "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movies on the way. And the main reason why, it sounds like, could be due to all of the incredible feedback they receive from fans of this magnificent series of movies.

Here are the details reported at Variety:

President and CEO Wonya Lucas was speaking of the other TV series on Hallmark, including "When Calls the Heart" and also mentioned "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and added... "don’t think we’re finished with that."

EVP of programming Lisa Hamilton Daly shared that fans are consistently sending letters in support of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." She also added to the conversation by saying, “The fandom and the passion for that franchise is usual,” (I think Variety meant to say unusual) she stated. “And so we listen. We hear. I’d say, Stand by!”

This bit of information is certainly fantastic, sheerly awesome news for all of us who love the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" series!!! I'm ecstatic to hear this and share this news with all of you!!! Hopefully, we will hear more soon!

Hallmark also revealed more "mystery franchises are in the works."

Until more news is shared, all of us devoted POstables will "trust the timing" and stay tuned for more details!

Blessings to you all! Net

P.S. Now, get up and do your happy dance with me!!!


🌊🌞Chesapeake Shores - Season 6 Episodes - Starring Meghan Ory, Robert Buckley, Emilie Ullerup, Stephen Huszar, Brendan Penny, Jessica Sipos, Andrew Francis, Laci Mailey, Carlo Marks, Barbara Niven, Treat Williams, and Diane Ladd!⛵


Television Show: Chesapeake Shores - Season 6

Network: Hallmark Channel

Begins: August 14, 2022

*Airs Weekly on Sunday Nights!






Episode 1 · The Best Is Yet to Come

Season 6 PREMIERE

Air Date: August 14, 2022

The O'Brien family comes together in the aftermath of Connor's heart attack; Jess and David deal with media fallout after Dennis Peck goes on the run; everyone finally discovers who Abby called.


Episode 2 · Memories Are Made of This

Air Date: August 21, 2022

Abby plans a second date with Evan; Deidre and Alexandra Peck visit the B&B to avoid negative media attention; with Connor recovering, Megan decides whether to work in L.A. or stay to help.


Episode 3 · Night and Day

Air Date: August 28, 2022

Abby and Evan participate in a scavenger hunt; Mick and Megan have a serious talk about past relationships; Connor breaks out to return to his apartment; Bree helps Luke with night terrors.


Episode 4 · That's All There Is to That

Air Date: September 4, 2022

Sarah and Kevin come together with exciting news. Connor and Margaret's law firm struggles to make ends meet, and when Mick's pill addiction starts to noticeably affect his life, the O'Briens must rally together and stage an intervention.


Episode 5 · L-O-V-E

Air Date: September 11, 2022

A fortune telling machine shares uncomfortable truths with the O'Brien couples. Mick and Megan struggle with their long-distance relationship, Abby's more comfortable with her new romance.


Episode 6 · Straighten Up and Fly Right

Air Date: September 18, 2022

Various issues are troubling the O'Briens. Mick is in denial about his addiction. Margaret passes the bar. Jess pursues a new idea, and Bree tries mending the rift between her and Luke.


Episode 7 · It's Not for Me to Say

Air Date: September 25, 2022

Kevin learns something new while David questions what he thought was true. Bree finds she and Luke share a birthday. Kevin discovers the gender of the baby. David confronts his father.


*More episode details to come. There will be 10 episodes in Season 6.

*Note: I have not pre-screened these new episodes of Chesapeake Shores. If you'd like to share a review after they air, please do so in comments below.

Hopefully, we will all enjoy this last and final season of Chesapeake Shores.

Blessings, Net



Previous Seasons of Chesapeake Shores on Prime Video:



Previous Seasons of Chesapeake Shores on DVD:





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