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Saturday, April 30, 2022

This Weekend is Twice as Nice with Trevor Donovan & Kevin McGarry!๐ŸŒž It's a Destination Romance on UPtv๐ŸŒด, a GAC Family Movie Marathon๐ŸŽ„, NEW 'When Calls the Heart"❤ and More! ๐ŸŒŸ SEE HERE:

I hope you all are enjoying Spring!

As we transition from April showers on Saturday to May flowers on Sunday, we can look forward to one new movie and rom-com marathons this weekend!

On Sunday night, Trevor Donovan stars in the UPtv premiere of Aloha with Love, plus you can see him first on Saturday night - in the 2021 GAC Family Christmas movie, Jingle Bell Princess.

Kevin McGarry can be seen in two classic movies: Autumn Stables, Saturday afternoon on GAC Family, plus, The Wedding Veil on the Hallmark Channel, just before an all new When Calls the Heart Sunday night.

See all the details below...

Saturday, April 30, 2022:

GAC Family Saturday Movie Marathon

(Times in EST.)

Autumn Stables - 2pm
Coffee Shop - 4pm
The Winter Palace - 6pm
Jingle Bell Princess - 8pm
Accidentally Engaged - 10pm


Saturday, April 30, 2022:

Hallmark Channel Saturday Movie Marathon
(Times in EST.)

highlights include...

Once Upon a Prince - 10am
Right in Front of Me - 2pm
The Perfect Catch - 4pm
One Perfect Wedding - 6pm
You're Bacon Me Crazy - 8pm
As Luck Would Have It - 10pm

*Please note: Love, Classified is the movie airing at noon. If you believe in traditional relationships, as I do, you'll want to skip this one.


Saturday, April 30, 2022:

Sweet as Maple Syrup
(encore airing)

Storyline via BYU:
Desperate to save her family’s maple orchard, Rachelle enlists the help of Derek, a tree scientist. With the Maple Syrup Festival coming up quickly, Rachelle and Derek must work together to get her maple trees back to their former glory. A charming family-friendly romance, Sweet as Maple Syrup champions the virtues of hard work, science, and community-mindedness.

Catch an ENCORE airing of
Sweet as Maple Syrup
Saturday, April 30, 2022
at 6pm/5c. on BYU

and Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 2am/1c.


Sunday, May 1, 2022:

Mystery 101 Sunday Movie Marathon
(Times in EST.)

Mystery 101 - 9am
Mystery 101: Playing Dead - 11am
Mystery 101: Words Can Kill - 1pm
Mystery 101: Dead Talk - 3pm
Mystery 101: An Education in Murder - 5pm
Mystery 101: Killer Timing - 7pm
Mystery 101: Deadly History - 9pm


Sunday, May 1, 2022:

See more images & movie details - here!

Story-line via UPtv: Gemma, a big city architect, flies to the Hawaii to handle the estate of her late Aunt. At her Aunt's request, she must first renovate the house. Ben, a handsome country-boy contractor, helps her revive the home and in the process revitalizes Gemma.

Aloha With Love
Premieres Sunday, May 1, 2022
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


Sunday, May 1, 2022:

See more images & details - here!

Episode 9 - “Recent Memory” :

Storyline: Walden returns to town, putting more pressure than ever on Lucas and the residents of Hope Valley. Bill comes up with a plan to stop Walden while new investors arrive from the oil company.

airs Sunday, May 1, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


I'm so happy to see GAC Family return to showing movies this weekend with their marathon on Saturday. I'm definitely going to tune in to give them my support. If you've seen their movie marathon commercial for this weekend, you may have noticed it also includes other GAC Family movies, plus the movie they announced previously this year, titled Love in Bloom, starring Susie Abromeit. I'm hoping since it was included in the commercial this means we will see it soon. Enjoy watching the marathon!

I hope you all have a delightful Spring weekend! We are truly expecting April showers on the last day of April (I'm praying they aren't severe!), and I'm looking forward to all of the beautiful flowers that will bloom this May and all Summer long!

May we all bloom where we are planted!

Blessings to you all! Net



For I know that my redeemer liveth,
and that He shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth:"
Job 19:25

Thursday, April 28, 2022

๐ŸŒž Hallmark's June "Summer Nights" 2022 Movie Schedule is Here! ๐ŸŒž SEE DETAILS:

images: Crown Media

ET has revealed... the Hallmark Channel will have four new "Summer Nights" themed movie premieres this June, while Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will have one new premiere with a heartwarming message. Look for Ashley Williams, Ryan Paevey, Erica Durance, Benjamin Ayres, Heather Hemmens and more.

Check out the details below...

Hallmark Channel's 2022 Summer Nights in June:
All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Movie: Hidden Gems

Starring: Hunter King and Beau Mirchoff

Premieres: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Storyline: While prepping for her sister’s wedding, Addie (King) loses her grandmother’s ring in the waters of Hawaii. She hires dive instructor Jack (Mirchoff) to search for her lost treasure. They immediately clash with each other when Addie insists she go on the pursuit with Jack. Once they come to an agreement, Jack ends up serving as Addie’s tour guide of the island’s hidden gems.


Movie: Caribbean Summer

Starring: Heather Hemmens and Ser'Darius Blain

Premieres: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Storyline: Jade (Hemmens), a morning news producer, is forced to take a vacation after an embarrassing gaffe during a live broadcast. She arrives to a relaxing Caribbean island, but Jade’s trip gets off to a rocky start thanks to a snafu involving the house she rented for her stay. Serendipitously, Jade manages to turn things around and begins a romantic Caribbean adventure with the legitimate owner of the house, a mysterious man named Ford (Blain). As Jade slowly lets her guard down and welcomes all that the island, its people, and her handsome host have to offer, her heart and job come into direct conflict when she finds out the true backstory of the man she’s falling for -- and it’s a career-defining scoop.


Movie: Moriah's Lighthouse

Starring: Rachelle Lefevre and Luke Macfarlane

Premieres: Saturday, June 18, 2022

Storyline: Based on the book series by Serena Miller. Moriah (Lefevre) is a woodworking artisan living in a French, seaside town, who dreams of restoring the local lighthouse. When Ben (Macfarlane), an American architect, comes to town, it seems as though her dreams will never become reality after she learns he’s there to give the lighthouse a makeover… but for another buyer.


Movie: Two Tickets to Paradise

Starring: Ashley Williams, Ryan Paevey and Mary-Margaret Humes

Premieres: Saturday, June 25, 2022

Storyline: Two strangers meet on what feels like the worst day of their lives. Hannah (Williams) and Josh (Paevey) have both been stood up at the altar. While shocked and devastated, they happen to meet at the park, which turns out to be the morale boost they need to commit to taking their honeymoon vacations. They realize they are going to the same honeymoon resort and keep crossing paths in tropical paradise. Seeing the futility of fighting fate, Hannah and Josh eventually join forces and help learn from one other to enjoy their vacations.


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries June Movie Premiere:
(All premieres are 9 p.m. ET/PT.)

Movie: Color My World With Love

Starring: Lily D. Moore, Erica Durance, Benjamin Ayres and David DeSanctis

Premieres: Saturday, June 12, 2022

Storyline: Kendall (Moore) is a talented artist with Down syndrome who, thanks to the support of her mother, Emma (Durance), and grandmother, Bev (Karen Kruper), Kendall is happy and thriving. Her life takes an exciting turn when she meets Brad (DeSanctis) in a cooking class at the local center for diverse learners and romance blooms. Emma has spent the last 22 years trying to protect her daughter and has reservations about this new relationship, especially when it quickly moves in a serious direction. With the help of Nic (Ayres), a longtime family friend of Brad’s, Emma slowly accepts that Kendall is ready to -- and should -- live her own life.


Some of the Summer Night's movies sound like they could be fun, but I'm most intrigued by the uplifting and touching story in Color My World With Love.

Which movie (or movies) sounds interesting to you? Please share your thoughts on the new June movies in comments below...

Note: I haven't pre-screened these movies. If you like, you can share a movie review in comments after the movie premieres. Thank you!

Blessings to you all, Net

The Latest TV News and Updates Around the Web...

heavy.com recently shared this wonderful article titled: "Danica McKellar Has ‘Miraculous’ Faith Experience After Visiting Candace Bure." In the article, they share what Danica has expressed via social media after visiting Candace's church. Danica openly shared (with teary eyes, at times) that she's... "experiencing a relationship with God and Jesus that I’ve never had before."

The article goes on to say that "McKellar posted an Instagram video on April 24, sharing that for most of her life, she was skeptical of Christianity because of the hypocrisy that she saw in the faith. But she said she’s starting to see things in a different light..."

They go on to share in even greater detail in the article of what Danica has shared with her followers via Instagram regarding her faith, forgiveness, and this new journey, even adding in the heartfelt responses of encouragement she received from her fellow GAC Family and Hallmark friends.

I was truly touched by Danica's words as she begins her walk with The Lord. I pray this is just the beginning for and her family.

You can read the full article - *here*. (I think many of you here will really enjoy it!)

On Tuesday, April 26th, The Hollywood Reporter shared this article, which may or not affect the production of TV movies in Canada...

"Directors Guild of Canada B.C. Issues Strike Notice to American Producers."

Here is a portion of the article:

"The Directors Guild of Canada’s British Columbia branch has issued a formal strike notice to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and its local counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association.

The announcement follows the B.C. union’s first-ever strike authorization vote, where members voted 92.2 percent in favor of striking on local U.S. film and TV sets if talks with North American producers did not reach a new collective deal.

The B.C. union has to wait 72 hours following the strike notice to begin labor action, with any production not covered by a safe harbor agreement becoming subject to possible picket lines. It’s understood that most productions currently shooting in British Columbia have signed safe harbor agreements and, with compliance, will be protected from any potential labor action."

Hopefully, this will not disrupt production too much, especially if many of the networks are preparing for their Christmas films. This is another great reason why these American companies should film here in the states and support our country.

If you're interested, you can read the full article - *here*.

Speaking of striking deals... in case you missed it, 2 more actresses recently signed contracts with Hallmark, Taylor Cole ("Making Spirits Bright") and Aimee Teegarden ("My Christmas Family Tree"). Are you excited to see these two actresses continue to work with the Hallmark network?

Aimee has a new movie coming up in May on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries titled "Heart of the Matter," in which she portrays a doctor.

See more info on Taylor Cole's deal with Hallmark *here* and Aimee Teegarden's deal - *here*!

Plus, you can see details on Aimee Teegarden's movie, "Heart of the Matter" - *here*.

GAC Family shared this announcement today via Facebook:

#GACFamilyTV will honor America’s top-performing Police & Military K-9 Heroes in an all-new special “K-9 Hero Awards” on Thursday, May 12 at 5p ET/2p PT on GAC Family Network! -via Trevor Decker News

According the article, "GAC Family will honor America’s top performing Police and Military K-9 Heroes in an all-new special “K-9 Hero Awards.” Hosted by Larissa Wohl alongside US Army Veteran and certified K-9 Trainer, James Craigmyle, “K-9 Hero Awards” will premiere on GAC Family on Thursday, May 12 at 5pm ET. The special presentation is created in partnership with Project K-9 Hero, an organization dedicated to providing assistance for our nation’s heroic working dogs.

You can read more *here*.

I personally love that GAC is honoring our furry friends and military!

Hope you enjoyed this update today! Would love to know your thoughts, as well. Please share in comments below.

Blessings, Net

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hallmark Announces New Movie: The Road Ahead

Hallmark has revealed via ET that has production has begun on a new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film titled: The Road Ahead, starring Holly Robinson-Peete ("Morning Show Mystery") and Kaylee Bryant ("The Real O'Neals"). There were already some details revealed via social media and other sources, but since it's official now, I thought I would share.

ET gives this story synopsis: "The upcoming HM&M movie follows Madeline (Peete), a famous Hollywood actress, and Sarah (Bryant), a wilderness expert, who embark on a cross-country trip together. The road trip has a rocky start, but as the two get to know one another they soon discover some common ground and unexpectedly help each other face their past mistakes through support and unconditional love."

Basically, it's about the growing bond of female friendship, as this unlikely pair takes this journey together. I don't know Kaylee Bryant, so she's completely new to me, but I've enjoyed seeing Holly Robinson-Peete in a number of Hallmark movies, including Christmas in Evergreen, The Christmas Doctor, and Morning Show Mysteries.

I think the storyline for this movie could be an interesting scenario, depending on where their stories go. What do you think? Please share your thoughts in comments below.

Blessings, Net

image: Holly Robinson-Peete - Crown Media

Monday, April 25, 2022

GAC Media Unwraps Christmas Plans with Candace Cameron Bure hosting Thanksgiving Special, NEW Streaming Service and More!!!

Check out all the details in GAC's press release below.


Bill Abbott’s GAC Media Unwraps Holiday Plans in Upfront Pitch

New specials and a free ad supported streaming channel under the tree for advertisers

It hurt GAC Media CEO Bill Abbott to have missed last year’s upfront and he is looking forward to this one like a kid waiting for Santa.

He’s got a bigger second-year slate of holiday programming to sell, including a Thanksgiving show that will be hosted by Candace Cameron Bure, Small Town Christmas specials, The Great American Rescue Bowl running opposite the Super Bowl and a new ad-supported streaming television channel called, Great American Adventure wrapped up like gifts for media buyers and their clients.

Abbott, who was in charge of advertising sales for Hallmark Channel before becoming CEO of its parent company Crown Media Family Network, started GAC Media last June.

GAC bought the cable channels Great American Country and Ride TV and relaunched them as GAC Family and GAC Live on October 15 and started airing original holiday content October 23.

”That was a very tough transition and that led to results that we didn’t love at the start,” Abbott told Broadcasting+Cable.

The timetable left little time for promotion, so not as many viewers found the channel at first.

And by that time most advertisers had already committed most of their marketing budgets for the year, making it particularly tough to get ad dollars in the fourth quarter when GAC aired original Christmas-themed movies that normally attract spending from retailers and other seasonal advertisers.

“We paid the price all of this year for that,” Abbott said. “Last year’s market was so strong, you fear you probably missed it by a year. No matter how well you tell your story you still might not have the same market conditions, although I think this year’s market seems like it will be pretty strong.”

GAC will be going into this year’s meetings with media buyers and advertisers with more than promises. There’s a track record demonstrating the quality of the holiday programming it will air and that they will have the stars that people who like holiday movies will tune in to see.

Abbott is working from the successful formula he used at Hallmark Channel.

“We’re certainly selling family-friendly content and quality original movies with talent that people love and resonate with viewers,” he said. “We’ve had a lot more time to prepare and market and do all the things necessary to drive a much bigger audience. We feel really good about where we will be in the fourth quarter.”

“If you look at the library that we built up last year with all of that original content, it just make it a much stronger offering and make us feel a lot better about where the numbers will be this fourth quarter,” added Kristen Roberts, another former Crown Media exec, who as chief revenue officer and executive VP programming is in charge of not only ad pricing, planning and inventory, but with matching up ad clients with programming they can sponsor.

GAC sees advertisers with needs to reach viewers around the holidays and is looking to meet those needs.

“There are so many advertisers that are really focused on certain times of the year than ever before and we are a good solution in the linear landscape,” he said. “With all of the original content it airs, there are plenty of integration and sponsored-by opportunities available.”

“A lot of channels have migrated their content over to their SVOD And AVOD services,” he added “We are still primarily a linear play and that gives up the ability to create on-air experiences through focus and through talent that is different and unique.”

Linear channels are still available to advertisers because they deliver at scale, Abbott said. He expects GAC Family to be in 60 million homes by the fourth quarter. (GAC Living doesn’t have enough homes for the upfront market this year, Abbott said).

GAC Family will be kicking off its holiday season programming with a special on Thanksgiving hosted by Candace Cameron Bure, one of many stars familiar to Hallmark fans now appearing in GAC Family films. After the specials, GAC will bracket retail holidays Black Friday and Cyber Monday with original movies Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “We kind of turned the corner last Thanksgiving,” Abbott said.

The network has no scripted series yet, but it planning to start a series of Small Town Christmas events starting in Kentucky. It will feature feel good content shot in a small town where GAC talent will visit, help out in hospitals and shelters and put on a show for the community.

After New Year’s on Super Sunday (another important American holiday) GAC will air The Great American Rescue Bowl, which starts up after Hallmark Channel stopped running its Kitten Bowl, a staple under Abbott. The Rescue Bowl will be hosted by former Kitten Bowl host Beth Stern.

Advertisers these days also need some digital assets and GAC will be launching a free ad-supported linear TV channel called Great American Adventures. Abbott said the channel will be programmed with content it acquired when it bought Great American Country from Discovery. “We want to be in the game,” he said.

Abbot said Great American Adventure will launch later this month. It has a distribution deal with Xumo and he expects it to be also carried on Roku and Samsung and most of the other key platforms.

GAC has also been working on creating a sort of interactive fan portal for the network that will enable viewers and the network’s talent to form more of a community.

GAC has been having upfront conversations with advertisers since February. Those have mostly taken place over soon.

“We talk about an event, but with so many people working remotely, we’ve been pretty much doing zooms, with maybe little in-person side meetings or lunches and breakfasts where we can,” Roberts said.

“On some levels that’s disappointing and unfortunate. It’s great connecting with people. But it’s allowed us to cover a lot more ground quickly without having to travel to Detroit or Chicago and all the other places around the country,” Abbott added.

GAC is also fortunate because while the company is new, its sales force, some of them Hallmark veterans, have strong ties with buyers.

“The feedback has been nothing but supportive,” Roberts said. “I think because of what Bill has done and built in the past, there’s an immediate understanding and recognition of what we’re doing. We’re having great meetings and we’re excited to get underway and start the upfront in earnest.”

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

My Quick Take...

I am most excited to see all of these highlights of future plans coming to GAC Family this holiday season and beyond! It's going to be fun to see how they approach this Christmas: I can't wait to see Candace's Thanksgiving Show and all the new movies! I'm very intrigued by the Small Town Christmas programming they are planning; I recall Candace recorded something like that for Hallmark years ago that never aired. Frankly, I always wondered what happened to it? Anyway, I doubt that show will be included, but I love the details they mentioned in this press release for this new program in how they are planning for the "GAC talent to visit, help out in hospitals and shelters and put on a show for the community." That sounds like such a beautiful way for the actors to reach out to others less fortunate and give back.

Another interesting new announcement, is GAC Family's streaming service titled: Great American Adventure! Upon hearing the name (which I love, by the way), I couldn't help from hearing the song, The Great Adventure by Steven Curtis Chapman, playing in my mind. Would be so cool if they could use that somehow. Anyway, I'm thrilled to hear they are going to be providing this streaming resource, and I can't wait to check it out through my Roku when it launches later this month.

Please share your thoughts in comments below.

Blessings! Net

-Candace Cameron Bure image: Lucas Rossi/Peach Hill Media/Shutterstock
-GAC Family / Great American Christmas logo: GAC Media

Happy 8 Months 'til Christmas Day! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ„ Movies are Back on GAC Family (including Christmas!) This Weekend! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ„ SEE HERE:

Great news for all of us fans and supporters of GAC Family! The movies we've been hoping to see - will be returning this upcoming Saturday! Many viewers have been expressing their desire to see more movies on the channel via social media, and now their wish has been granted.

The movies on GAC Family this weekend include many familiar stars: Cindy Busby (Joy for Christmas), Kevin McGarry (When Calls the Heart), Danica McKellar (MatchMaker Mysteries), Merritt Patterson (Picture a Perfect Christmas), and Trevor Donovan (USS Christmas). I've noticed some TV guides aren't showing this schedule change, yet, but I've included the schedule, announced by GAC Family, below...

TV Schedule for Saturday, April 30th, on GAC Family:
(Times in EST.)

Autumn Stables - 2pm
starring Cindy Busby and Kevin McGarry

Coffee Shop - 4pm
starring Laura Vandervoort and Cory Grant

The Winter Palace - 6pm
starring Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe

Jingle Bell Princess - 8pm
starring Merritt Patterson and Trevor Donovan

Accidentally Engaged - 10pm
starring Lexi Giovagnoli and Brant Daugherty

Hope this means we will see even more movies, especially on the weekends, as GAC begins to build their programming. Thank you, GAC, for giving us great family entertainment to watch!

These are the actors that have signed with GAC thus far: Susie Abromiet, Jen Lilley, Danica McKellar, Trevor Donovan, Jessica Lowndes, and Candace Cameron Bure. (Some of these are exclusive contracts, some are not.) Plus, GAC has announced: Daniel Lissing and Merritt Patterson have filmed the Christmas movie, Catering Christmas, so we can expect to see this Christmas movie this holiday season, plus all sorts of actors in the future on GAC Family!


๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’• Happy 8 Months 'til Christmas Day! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ„

If you'd like to Mark the 25th day of the month and Countdown to Christmas with us, simply pick something Christmassy to watch TODAY - on the 25th! It can be a Christmas movie, cartoon, sitcom or anything you like. (There's only one stipulation - it must be family friendly.) Then, please share in comments below your Christmas choice for the day!

My *Mark the 25th* pick is...

In honor of Candace Cameron Bure recently signing a deal with GAC Family, my pick to *Mark the 25th* is one of Candace's Christmas movies... Switched for Christmas. I specifically chose this movie since Candace's daughter, Natasha, is also in it with her; it's interesting to watch Candace portray both a career woman and a mother.

If you don't have time to watch something Christmassy today, please share a Christmas movie in comments below that always makes you laugh or simply makes you feel good inside.

Blessings, Net

*image: Jingle Bell Princess - GAC Media

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