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~ James 1:17

Friday, August 30, 2019

NEW on HALLMARK for LABOR DAY WEEKEND, Marathons and More!

Saturday, August 31, 2019:

Pascale Hutton and Sam Page star in Hallmark Channel's last NEW "Summer Nights" movie for 2019...

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Storyline via Hallmark: Contestants on The One, Stephanie and Oliver try to determine if they're fated to be together. Meanwhile, sparks fly between... click here to read more...

See the premiere of My One & Only
Saturday, August 31, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

More... Saturday, August 31, 2019:

It's a Labor Day Movie Marathon
on the Hallmark Channel!

Countdown with Hallmark 25 of their best Summer themed movies starting at 11pm/10c. following the premiere of My One & Only! The Countdown runs until Labor Day, Monday night!

Wrap up the season with a Summer Nights movie celebration!

More... Saturday, August 31, 2019:

Spend your weekend with
The Waltons
on Hallmark Drama

It's a full weekend, Saturday and Sunday, of Reunion Movies and episodes of the classic family TV show, The Waltons!

More... Saturday, August 31, 2019:

It's a Labor Day Marathon of...
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

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All Day Saturday!

Sunday, September 1, 2019:

It's a Labor Day Marathon of...
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

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All Day Sunday!

More... Sunday, September 1, 2019:

There are no NEW mysteries today on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, however, ICYMI... Legal Action, an intense mystery starring Eric Close, will have an encore presentation today on INSP!

*images via: https://legalactionmovie.com

Storyline via INSP: In Legal Action, Big-city lawyer Casey McKay, (Eric Close – Nashville, Without a Trace) a winner with a long hot streak, receives a mysterious text from his ex-wife, Pru, (Tanya Clarke – A Beautiful Mind, Guiding Light) about her brother, Jay. No stranger to being on the wrong side of the law, Jay is accused of murdering a District Attorney. Casey takes the case, but soon discovers this will be no ordinary legal defense. Teaming up with eccentric ex-marine turned motel owner and P.I. “Ex” Clemens (Nick Searcy – Justified, The Shape of Water), he discovers a web of conspiracy that puts him face-to-face with... click here to read more...

Watch an encore showing of Legal Action
Sunday, September 1, 2019
at 2pm/1c. on INSP

More... Sunday, September 1, 2019:

It's another new episode of the family drama...

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Leap of Faith, Episode 2 - via Hallmark: As Trace searches for his purpose in Chesapeake Shores, a friend tries to persuade him to return to his music career. Abby puts her work life in jeopardy investigating a client’s dubious business practices, and Connor also faces professional consequences after making an impulsive decision. Mick is pulled into a former business partner’s legal trouble. Jess and David try to return to where it all began. Bree worries that her chemistry with Simon doesn’t live up to that of the characters in her autobiographical play. After saving the life of a beloved coach, Kevin contemplates... click here to read more...

Season 4, Episode 2
Sunday, September 1, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

*Miss an episode of “Chesapeake Shores” season 4,
watch via Amazon Prime.

More... Monday, September 2, 2019:

It's a Candace Cameron Bure
Labor Day Marathon of
Aurora Teagarden Movies
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

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Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Real Murders - 5 PM

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse - 7 PM

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Dead Over Heels - 9 PM

Monday, September 2, 2019:

hosted by Jill Wagner and Andrew Walker

Jill Wagner and Andrew Walker - 2019 Christmas: A Second Look Preview Special
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Alexx Henry/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Details via Hallmark: "Jill Wagner and Andrew Walker host this second look at new, original holiday movies premiering during Hallmark Channel's upcoming Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas programming events. Special guest Larissa Wohl stops by with adorable, adoptable kittens and puppies."

Watch the 2019 CHRISTMAS:
Monday September 2, 2019
at 10pm/9c. on the Hallmark Channel

For those of you in path of Hurricane Dorian, or those of you who are traveling, I pray you all have a peaceful, safe Labor Day weekend. I'll be spending time with my family enjoying this Holiday weekend together, and I hope many of you are able to do the same.

Blessings to you all, Net


Shining His Light!

"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble;
He knows those who take refuge in Him.."
~Nahum 1:7

Mystery 101: Dead Talk - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Jill Wagner & Kristoffer Polaha! #Sleuthers #Mystery101 @JillWagner @KrisPolaha @hallmarkmovie πŸ”πŸ“Ί FOLLOW THE CLUES HERE:


Movie: Mystery 101: Dead Talk

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: September 22, 2019


Jill Wagner ... Professor Amy Winslow
Kristoffer Polaha ... Detective Travis
Robin Thomas ... Graham Winslow
Preston Vanderslice ... Bud
Sarah Dugdale ... Claire
Amanda Wong ... Holly
Tegan Moss ... Rachel Knox
Matthew James Dowden ... Tim Bishop
Garrett Black ... Billy Poole
Mark Krysko ... Mitchell McHale
Donna Benedicto ... Larissa McHale
Benjamin Wilkinson ... Ray Sweeney
Katherine Lough Haggquist ... Vicky Lin
Lochlyn Munro ... Detective Denny Roma
Isaiah Lehtinen ... Owen
Edwin Perez ... Guillermo
Thabo Ketshabetswe ... Desk Sergeant
Rhona Rees ... Narrator O/C
Stephanie Cho ... Vicky’s Assistant
Olivia Poon ... Speaker P/B


Storyline via Hallmark: Amy heads to Seattle to give a TEDTalk-style lecture. When a tech genius dies, Amy suspects foul play. When local cops shut her out, Travis joins forces with Amy to figure out whodunit.

Movie Review:


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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman

πŸŽƒ Hallmark's 2019 Fall Harvest Preview Special hosted by Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott! 🍁 #FallHarvest @hallmarkchannel @brennan_elliott @IamLaceyChabert πŸŽƒ DETAILS HERE:


Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Alexx Henry/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Hallmark announces: Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott host the 2019 Fall Harvest Preview Special, giving viewers a sneak peek at upcoming original movie premieres during Hallmark Channel’s annual Fall Harvest event, celebrating the spirit of the season. Larissa Wohl joins the fun with adoptable puppies and kittens.

Lacey Chabert - Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Alexx Henry/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Brennan Elliott - Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Alexx Henry/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Brennan Elliott and Lacey Chabert
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Alexx Henry/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Hallmark Channel's Fall Harvest:

Over the Moon in Love
starring Jessica Lowndes and Wes Brown
October 5, 2019

Love, Fall and Order
starring Erin Cahill and Trevor Donovan
October 12, 2019

(Hallmark's Fall Harvest movies include a Good Witch movie. Please note: I do not promote this movie/television series here.)

Watch the Fall Harvest Preview Special
hosted by Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott
Sunday September 15, 2019
at 11pm/10c. on the Hallmark Channel

This Preview Special will air during an encore airing of "All of My Heart: The Wedding" on Saturday, September 28th.
Please stay tuned for any further updates!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

πŸŽ„ It's THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME for HALLMARK'S CHRISTMAS THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES! πŸŽ„ #CountdownToChristmas @Megan_Park ‏@joshhenderson @blakeshelton @hwinkler4real ‏🌟 SEE HERE:

Credit: ©2018/©2008 Crown Media United States

To celebrate Hallmark's 10th Anniversary of Countdown to Christmas this week - see two wonderful, classic Christmas movies - one from 2018 and the other, from 2008!

πŸŽ„It's Christmas ThursdaysπŸŽ„
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries with...

Credit: ©2018 Crown Media United States

Storyline via Hallmark: Cara faces a bittersweet Christmas since her mother’s passing. Flying to Oklahoma, she meets country singer Heath, facing a tough holiday too since his father’s death. He doesn’t acknowledge his fame, so Cara feels duped when two attractive women rush him. As weather keeps thwarting their way, Cara and Heath share their losses, and as they head toward their separate Christmases, they grow close. But when Cara sees a tabloid linking Heath with a model, and he unwittingly offends her dad by offering financial help, it looks like it might take a Christmas miracle for this couple to find harmony.

Or... see it for the very first time:
Thursday, August 29, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


πŸŽ„It's Christmas FridaysπŸŽ„
on the Hallmark Channel with...

Credit: ©2008 Crown Media United States

Storyline via Hallmark: "Single mom Jennifer Cullen is having trouble finding joy in the holiday season. Then her Uncle Ralph arrives at her home with the young, handsome Morgan Derby. Morgan's love of Christmas, and life, is contagious.

or See it for the very first time...
Friday, August 30, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


I hope you all enjoy "Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas" and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" this week!

It's interesting - that both of these movies, which premiered 10 years apart, have fairly long titles, and are essentially about the same thing - the importance and exceptionalness of our TIME at Christmas - The Most Wonderful TIME of the Year and TIME for Me to Come Home for Christmas!

"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" has been a fan-favorite on the Hallmark Channel - since it first aired those many Christmases ago. We, the audience, knew right away, Uncle Ralph's mission to bring Morgan and Jennifer together was a good one. These two opposites were an instant attraction that was meant to be! Add in the mix, Jennifer's adorable son, Brian, who is struggling to believe in Santa and you have a truly wonderful, feel-good, cozy, romantic comedy!

"Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas" also has all the charm and warmth you could ever want in a Hallmark Christmas movie, plus some delightful music to move the story along... with two lonely travelers, who find friendship and potential love on their way home one Christmas!

I hope you have TIME this week to watch these two Hallmark Christmas classics!

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

REMINDER: See the WHEN HOPE CALLS Preview Special Tonight on Hallmark Drama! #Hopefuls #Hearties #WhenHopeCalls @HMNow @HallmarkDrama @jocelynhudonx @MorganKohan @RJHatanaka @GregHovanessian @wendy_crewson DETAILS HERE:

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You can watch the When Hope Calls preview special on-line (see below!) OR you can watch it tonight on TV!

The Preview Special airs tonight at 8:30pm/7:30c. on Hallmark Drama!

Details via Hallmark: This 22 minute preview special is a "look behind the scenes at the new streaming series, When Hope Calls. You will be guided around the set to meet the stars and take an inside look at what's in store for this When Calls the Heart spin-off."

Besides seeing and meeting cast regulars of When Hope Calls in this preview, you will also see in this special, Kevin McGarry (Mountie Nathan Grant), Pascale Hutton (Rosemary Coulter), and Kavan Smith (Leland "Lee" Coulter) of "When Calls the Heart."


In order to watch the full When Hope Calls series, when it premieres Friday, August 30th, visit Hallmark Movies Now to sign up for their streaming service.

As I've shared before, this is the perfect show to watch as we await the newest When Calls the Heart Christmas movie - this upcoming Holiday Season! Or, if you want to relive the excitement of When Calls the Heart season six - it is available to order on DVD! Click *HERE*!

Happy watching! Blessings, Net

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Mystery 101: Words Can Kill - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha!


Movie: Mystery 101: Words Can Kill

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: September 15, 2019


Jill Wagner ... Professor Amy Winslow
Kristoffer Polaha ... Detective Travis
Robin Thomas ... Graham Winslow
Preston Vanderslice ... Bud
Sarah Dugdale ... Claire
Amanda Wong ... Holly
Lossen Chambers ... Tabitha
Nathalie Boltt ... Celia
Eric Keensleyside ... Ed Jenk
Marci T. House ... Betsy
Heather-Claire Nortey ... Desk Clerk
Milo Shandel ... Fitch
Rhona Rees ... Hannah
Michael Mcintyre ... Large Man
Vaughn Clements ... Booking Sergeant
Yumi Ogawa ... Rena


Storyline via Hallmark: When a guest at the college book festival is killed, Amy and Travis clash after he arrests an unlikely person for murder. Amy must fight to prove he’s got the wrong person behind bars.

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Hallmark Press Release:


Hallmark Movies Now, Crown Media Family Networks’ fast-growing subscription streaming service, now has season one of Hallmark Movies Now first, original series, “When Hope Calls,” airing new episodes every Friday starting August 30th through October 25th, as well as 8 additional Hallmark movies, as it offers subscribers a fresh slate of programming during the month of September.

Highlights of debuts on Hallmark Movies Now throughout the month of September:

“When Hope Calls” - Season One
Stars: Morgan Kohan, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan-James Hatanaka, Greg Hovanessian

“When Hope Calls” tells the story of sisters Lillian (Morgan Kohan) and Grace (Jocelyn Hudon) who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges of helping the children in their care. Throughout their journey, they discover community, acceptance and love as they create the family they always longed to have.

Original series premieres Friday, August 30, 2019. The first two episodes will be available Friday, August 30 with new episodes premiering every Friday through October 25, 2019.

•Ep 1 “New Hope” – Premieres Friday, August 30, 2019.

•Ep 2 “From the Ashes” – Premieres Friday, August 30, 2019.

•Ep 3 “Out of the Past” – Premieres Friday, September 6, 2019.

•Ep 4 “Lost and Found” – Premieres Friday, September 13, 2019.

•Ep 5 “A House United” – Premieres Friday, September 20, 2019.

•Ep 6 “The Search” – Premieres Friday, September 27, 2019.

“Hello, It's Me”
Stars: Kellie Martin, Kavan Smith

Two years after her husband dies in a sudden accident, Annie (Kellie Martin) and her two children are left to cope with the loss. Annie can't imagine falling in love again, until she meets a wealthy bachelor who is drawn to her free spirit. Afraid to love again, she longs for guidance when she starts to develop feelings for this new man. Her prayers are answered when she starts receiving communications from her late husband that encourage her to follow her heart.

“Darrow & Darrow: Body of Evidence”
Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tom Cavanagh, Wendie Malick

An earnest young policeman believes a local woman has been wrongly convicted of murder and turns to defense attorney Claire Darrow (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) and D.A. Miles Strasberg (Tom Cavanagh) for help. Laura Graham has steadfastly denied killing her husband Tom, but was unable to rebut the powerful evidence tying her to the crime. That evidence, however, did not include a corpse: Tom’s body was never found. As Claire and Miles’ investigation leads them down unexpected paths, Claire is increasingly certain of Laura’s innocence - and not at all certain that a murder even took place.

“An Hour Behind”
Stars: Emily Rose, Barry Watson

The time change and a case of mistaken identity result in a wonderful blind date for Trish (Emily Rose) and Parker (Barry Watson), but is it enough to keep them together?

“Undercover Bridesmaid”
Stars: Brooke Burns, Nicole Paggi, Justin Baldoni, Gregory Harrison

An agent, who was once jilted at the altar, goes undercover to protect a mogul's daughter, a bride-to-be, from death threats. But the agent soon finds herself embroiled with the groom's questionable, yet charming best friend, and unable to separate her bitter feelings from her past to survive this assignment. Between the aunt who is depleting the family scholarship fund, the playboy cousin with an inheritance at stake, and a very angry business partner, almost every wedding attendee is a legitimate suspect.

“A Feeling of Home”
Stars: Jonna Walsh, Nathan Dean Parsons

Host of a New England web series, Abby (Jonna Walsh) is set to launch her own line of home products. All she needs is a few more authentically northeastern webisodes and the deal is done. But Abby's roots are actually in Texas, and now she must return to her dad's ranch to help him. Surprised to find her former boyfriend Ryan (Nathan Dean Parsons) is the ranch manager, Abby is soon swept up in their old chemistry. Torn between her Texas roots and her New England aspirations, Abby must decide where she belongs - with work in the northeast, or deep in the heart of Texas.

“After All These Years”
Stars: Wendie Malick, Martha Burns, Andrea Martin, Gregory Harrison

After 30 years of marriage, a woman is shocked when her husband leaves her for a younger woman. This shock pales in comparison to the next surprise: finding him stabbed to death on her kitchen floor. When the police name her as their prime suspect, she skips town to find the real killer, and to save her own life. As she questions her ex-husband's inner circle, she finds unexpected allies and enemies - and a growing list of suspects. She must hurry to solve the mystery before the police - hot on her tail - apprehend her and close the case for good.

“Love Surreal”
Stars: Shiri Appleby, Nick Zano

A man (Nick Zano) falls for an art student (Shiri Appleby) who invented an imaginary boyfriend to cure her loneliness.

“Wedding Planner Mystery”
Stars: Erica Durance, Andrew Walker, Brandon Beemer, Chelan Simmoms

When a young wedding planner is framed for a crime, she finds herself engulfed in a real life murder mystery. As she struggles to clear her name, she learns that true love does not always arrive in a pretty package.



I have heard great enthusiasm over the new "When Hope Calls" series! In fact, many Hearties ("When Calls the Heart" fans) are most excited to see this new prairie series, with the addition of "WCTH" Hope Valley visitors, Mountie Nathan Grant (Kevin McGarry), plus Lee and Rosemary Coulter (Kavan Smith and Pascale Hutton).

The rest of the Hallmark movies listed above, newly added to Hallmark Movies Now, are all ones I have seen, and are mostly appropriate for family viewing. I say mostly - because the mystery films are not always suitable for young viewers. Please use caution there. Also, "Hello, It's Me," with Kellie Martin and Kavan Smith is a sweet love story, but I want to foreworn, it has a somewhat odd super natural twist, that may be confusing for children.

At first, I wasn't certain I had seen "Love Surreal," but after looking it up, I realized it was previously titled "Everything You Want," and it initially aired on ABC Family in 2005 with a TV-PG rating. I recall it now with that title, and I remember the movie being strangely peculiar. I looked up some reviews from Amazon, which pretty much verified my memories of the film (see here). In short, they shared: this movie is mostly clean... cute with issues... a tad silly... a bit odd... with random inappropriate, out of context remarks..., plus, a pretend boyfriend who appears to be living with the lead girl.

The only film above, I've yet to see is "An Hour Behind," so I decided to also read some Amazon reviews on it. From what reviewers have shared, it appears to be a decent film for all ages, so I'm looking forward to watching it sometime - hopefully soon! Barry Watson, who plays the leading man, has been a favorite of mine since his days on the family drama "7th Heaven." He also starred in the Hallmark movie, "Kiss at Pine Lake." The lead actress is Emily Rose, of Hallmark's "The Thanksgiving House."

Those of you who subscribe to Hallmark Movies Now, or are planning to, it looks like there will be lots of wonderful films, in addition to "When Hope Calls" to look forward to in September! Enjoy!

Blessings! Net