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Friday, February 23, 2024

๐Ÿ’•More to Love?๐Ÿ’• The Last Weekend in February has New TV Movies, a Mystery, and Marathons - SEE HERE:




Hello Movie Friends! If you're searching for new movies airing on TV this weekend, then search no further; I'll give you the scoop!

Hallmark has an all-new mystery Friday night and a new romantic-comedy on Saturday, while UPtv also has a new rom-com of their own (pictured above) on Sunday, The Soulmate Search.

Be sure to note, as Loveuary ends this weekend, the Hallmark Channel is taking a three-week break from new movie premieres during the height of March Madness. It's always been hard for networks to compete in ratings with basketball taking center court, but Hallmark hasn't completely conceded to defeat; instead of new premieres in their primetime Saturday night time slots in March, the network will instead air popular films from Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

And, as you are recording any of the new movies this weekend, you'll also want to be sure to set your DVR now for the Monday night TV premiere of Great American Family's new series: County Rescue. I'm already hearing such great feedback from those who have seen the first episode early. And for those of you who have Great American Pure Flix, the first episode drops on Friday, February 23rd.

See all of the details below...



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Friday, February 23, 2024:




Storyline: Crime series actress Hadley Warner retires to a small town where she encounters her first real case. Using her TV crime knowledge, she teams up with Detective Caden to solve the case.

Premieres Friday, February 23, 2024
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


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Saturday, February 24, 2024:




Storyline: After the death of their father the Dashwoods' entire world changes drastically. While one sister is torn between two men the other is holding out hope for the man who has her heart.

Premieres Saturday, February 24, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Sunday, February 25, 2024:




Storyline: When Lindsay gets the chance to sign up to the notoriously exclusive dating service Eternity, she clashes with Will, her first date. They mutually agree this dating service has been a complete bust and make a deal to get their money back.

Premieres Sunday, February 25, 2024
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


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Sunday, February 25, 2024:



It's no secret that on this Sunday, February 25th, we *Mark the 25th* with 10 months until Christmas!

If any of you plan to watch a Christmas movie this weekend, please be sure to share in comments below. There are three Christmas movies airing Friday night on the Hallmark Channel and one airing on Great American Family. See details in the programming notes below.




I'm personally hoping to catch on Friday night - The Royal Nanny (Hallmark Channel) and Twas the Text Before Christmas (Great American Family).

Then, to actually *Mark the 25th* on Sunday, I'll be watching my recording of The Christmas Secret, starring Bethany Joy Lenz, John Reardon, Susan Hogan, and Michael Hogan. I've loved this movie ever since the first moment I watched it. In fact, a dear friend who previously worked at Hallmark sent me a special DVD screener for this film before it premiered back in 2014 - 10 years ago! Wow! At that time, I did not have the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, but after watching this, I knew I had to have it, especially if this was the sort of programming they were creating.

Every time I watch The Christmas Secret, I'm always moved to tears. It's such an emotionally powerful, uplifting, heartwarming story!




If you'd like to join in and *Mark the 25th* with us, please share your Christmas movie pick (or picks) in comments below.



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Monday, February 26, 2024:

Plus, Great American Family has a special Monday night premiere of their new series...




Series details: In “County Rescue,” Dani (Reilly) and the other EMTs in training are courageous, everyday heroes. But with only one opening for three trainees, Dani’s faith in herself is tested each and every call. Dani believes her calling is to save lives. Now, she has to prove it.

airs Monday, February 26, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family

*County Rescue will also be streaming on Great American Pure Flix beginning Friday, February 23rd.


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Programming Notes:

Highlights of the movies airing this weekend...


Hallmark Channel:

Friday:
The Royal Nanny ... Hallmark Channel ... 6pm
Christmas with a Kiss ... Hallmark Channel ... 8pm
The Sweetest Christmas ... Hallmark Channel ... 10pm

Saturday:
Royal Matchmaker, Love at First Dance, The Last Bridesmaid

Sunday:
Valentine Ever After, A Picture of Her


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:
(soon to be Hallmark Mystery on March 6)

Saturday:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Mysteries Marathon

Sunday:
Hailey Dean Mysteries Marathon
CrimeTime: Freefall (encore)
Mystery 101: Dead Talk


Hallmark Drama:
(soon to be Hallmark Family on February 28)

Saturday:
14 Love Letters, Unexpected Grace

Sunday:
A Gift of Miracles, Love Takes Flight, Love Under the Stars


Great American Family:

Friday:
Stepping into Love - 4pm
Passport to Love - 6pm
Twas the Night Before Christmas - 8pm

Saturday:
Murder She Wrote marathon

Sunday:
Columbo marathon


UPtv:

Saturday:
Love on the Vines, Romance in Hawaii (encore), Sweet on You

Sunday:
Back to You and Me, Planning on Forever, Love by Accident



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Happy weekend, everyone!

My movie pick for this weekend is the UPtv movie, The Soulmate Search. I'm hoping this movie is just as cute as the poster! Plus, even though I wasn't exactly taken by Christmas at an Amish Bakery, I still found Alexandra Harris to be a delightful actress in it, and I'm looking forward to seeing her with Jonathan Stoddard, who was ever so much fun recently in Baked with a Kiss.

As for the new Hallmark mystery, I haven't made my mind up yet on watching this one. The promos just haven't captivated me, thus far. Plus, I'm not sure I'm game for yet another NEW Hallmark mystery that will surely be canceled before it's truly finished.

And while I'm typically interested in various film adaptations of Sense & Sensibility, I am rather disappointed that the Hallmark Channel has made this one historically inaccurate (much like the recent
Gilded Newport Mystery: Murder at the Breakers). History is what history is; whether we like it or not, that is completely irrelevant. We can't change it or rewrite it, as I feel they are attempting to do here. Unfortunately, this new Sense & Sensibility movie is not an accurate depiction of South West England, London, and Sussex, between 1792 and 1797. Even though this film is fictional, Jane Austen's works are conventionally known to be set in the Regency era, and this movie intentionally does not accurately reflect that time period.

If any of you plan to watch either one of these new Hallmark movies, I am curious to know your thoughts on them.

As for the movie classics airing this weekend, I'm always thrilled to see a Signed, Sealed, Delivered marathon in the schedule! In fact, the SSD line-up airing this Saturday on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries includes several of my personal favorite films from the series. Oh, who am I kidding? I love them all! By the way, you'll also find the exact SSD movie marathon that is airing this Saturday - repeated on Hallmark Family (formerly Hallmark Drama, by that time) on Easter Sunday!

Please note: I haven't pre-screened the movies listed above. If you'd like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly, please share in the comments.

Blessings on your weekend,
Net


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SHARING HIS LOVE:
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; 
knock and the door will be opened to you. 
For everyone who asks receives; 
the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, 
the door will be opened."
~Matthew 7:7-8


Thursday, February 22, 2024

Erin Krakow and Robert Buckley Star in "Blind Date Book Club" This April -- SEE HERE:



The Hallmark Channel will *Spring into Love* this April with Erin Krakow (When Calls the Heart) and Robert Buckley (Chesapeake Shores) in the all-new romantic comedy premiere, "Blind Date Book Club."

Storyline via Hallmark: A bookstore owner finds love and direction in life after agreeing to review a famous author’s new novel in her blind-date-with-a-book club.

I'm truly amazed at the turnaround for this movie, especially for the editing department, who must seamlessly piece together video footage, dialogue, background music, etc. The movie, "Blind Date Book Club," was just filmed from January 15th to February 2nd!

"Blind Date Book Club" will premiere on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 8pm/7c., the eve before the premiere of the 11th Season of When Calls the Heart.

*Note: There are also more "Young Aurora Teagarden Mysteries" soon to be filmed in March, so it appears they are keeping those mysteries going. For me, they will never compare to the originals, starring Candace Cameron Bure. What are your thoughts on this and "Blind Date Book Club"? Please share in comments below.

Stay tuned for more programming coming in April!

Spring is right around the corner!
Have a Blessed Day!
Net


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

๐ŸŒŸ Stream Great American Family Movies for Free and More ๐ŸŽฌ SEE HERE:



Great news! Great American Family continues to add FULL movies to their YouTube page that can be streamed for free - with stars like Lori Loughlin, Trevor Donovan, Jessica Lowndes, Daniel Lissing, Merritt Patterson, Maggie Lawson, Christopher Russell, Chad Michael Murray, and more!

Be sure to tell any of your friends or family who don't have GFAM, as this will give them a wonderful taste of what they are missing weekdays from 4pm - 10pm on this wonderful channel.

With February 25th coming up this weekend - making it 10 MONTHS 'til Christmas!!! - I thought this would be an excellent time to share the Great American Family Christmas movie selections currently available to stream, as well.

Plus, you'll find below four extra family-friendly Christmas movies that are available to stream easily and free through Freevee at Amazon. See the links below!




STREAM MOVIES via 
Great American Family:



A Harvest Homecoming | Starring Jessica Lowndes & Trevor Donovan
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




Fall Into Winter | Starring Lori Loughlin & James Tupper
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




Crown Prince of Christmas | Starring Cindy Busby & Jilon VanOver
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




Catering Christmas | Starring Merritt Patterson & Daniel Lissing
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




A Lot Like Christmas | Starring Maggie Lawson & Christopher Russell
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




Christmas On Windmill Way | Starring Chad Michael Murray & Christa Taylor Brown
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




Christmas Time is Here | Starring Rukiya Bernard & Dewshane Williams
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




A Brush with Christmas | Starring Jillian Murray & Joseph Cannata
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




12 Games of Christmas | Starring Felisha Cooper & Johnny Ramey
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




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Plus, here are four family-friendly Christmas movies you can stream FREE from Reel One Entertainment via FreeVee (with ads) through Amazon...



Christmas by Candlelight | Starring Erin Agostino and Harmon Walsh
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




The Fabric of Christmas | Starring Ferelith Young and Harmon Walsh
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




Christmas Casanova | Starring Kalinka Petrie and Fuad Ahmed
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




Coupled up for Christmas | Sara Canning and Marcus Rosner
*CLICK HERE TO STREAM*




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I hope you'll enjoy some of the movies featured here.

My personal picks from the Great American Family 9 movies available above are: A Lot Like Christmas, Fall into Winter, and Catering Christmas! In my opinion, those three movies are not to be missed in the GFAM film library, as all three are entertaining, wholesome, captivating, and most especially, heartwarming!

As for the Reel One Entertainment selections, I have seen all of these Christmas movies, as well, and my personal pick would have to be The Fabric of Christmas, as it is one with excellent chemistry between the leads - from friendship to love, and there is a more unique element to the story that truly touches the heart. However, if you are more in the mood for comedy, then I would suggest Coupled Up for Christmas. Mind you, there is the whole fake boyfriend/girlfriend trope, but it's still a cute movie, and Sara Canning and Marcus Rosner are such fun together!

Please note: I don't know how long these movies will be available to watch, so if something catches your eye, you may want to watch it soon, just in case they happen to disappear. Also, please know that random ads may appear during these streaming movies.

If you have any thoughts you'd like to share on any of these movies, please share in comments below.


Happy watching!
Net ๐ŸŽฌ

Monday, February 19, 2024

MOVIE REMINDER: "A Taste of Love" Premieres Tonight on Presidents' Day - SEE HERE:


Step into the kitchen tonight with Erin Cahill (A Timeless Christmas, Love Stories in Sunflower Valley, The Secret Ingredient, etc.) as she stars in the Hallmark Channel special President's Day movie premiere - "A Taste of Love."

Synopsis via Hallmark: Struggling to find her culinary voice, pigeonholed Culinary Network TV star, Taylor Green (Cahill), is stuck in a rut as a cheesy cook on a show called “Quick, Easy and Delicious.” After presenting a new show which is rejected by the network, she decides to return home, to sort out her future before making any permanent career decisions. Upon returning home, she runs into her childhood sweetheart, Jacob (Kove), and tensions begin building again over their long-ago breakup. Her attention is quickly turned to the discovery that their family restaurant that provided so many loving memories of her grandmother is up for sale. Determined to prevent the sale, Taylor devises a plan to rekindle her father’s passion for cooking by entering them in the town’s annual Sugar Festival cooking competition. While rediscovering her passion for food, Taylor is forced to choose between her budding relationship with Jacob, saving the family’s restaurant, and her dream career.

The movie also stars Jesse Kove, Martin Kove, Susan Gallagher, Tymberlee Hill, Sasha Andreev and more!

Extra info: Jesse Kove is the son of Actor Martin Kove, who is well-known from the 1984 film, Karate Kid.

“A Taste of Love”
premieres President’s Day, 
Monday, February 19, 2024
at 8 pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

Happy Watching!
Net

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Shae Robins Announces Easter Program on Great American Family



In a new commercial promo running on Great American Family (see below), actress Shae Robins (Passport to Love and Destined at Christmas films) announces a special airing of the documentary, The History of Easter (from 2021), hosted by Christian singer, Matthew West.

In this documentary, presented by Museum of the Bible, viewers will learn how certain traditions developed throughout the years at Eastertime, including bunnies, baskets, and candy, as viewers are taken back throughout history - all the way to the original origin of Easter, the crucifixion of Jesus.

"The History of Easter" will air on Good Friday, March 29, 2024 at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family.



Video Promo:



Stay tuned for more programming details for Great American Family!

Blessings to you all 
during this Holy Season of Lent,
Net


Friday, February 16, 2024

THIS WEEKEND: Immerse Yourself in 3 All-New Movie Premieres + 4 Christmas Movie Encores - SEE HERE:




Hello, Movie Friends! The weekend is upon us once again!

Three new movies premiere over this extended weekend that leads to Presidents' Day on Monday!

The choices include two Hallmark movies; one is a mix of modern-day and Regency era, while the other is present-day. UPtv's newest rom-com will take viewers on a trip to Hawaii.

Plus, there are encores of FOUR wonderful Christmas movies! Yes, FOUR!!!! Be sure to look for them below in the Programming Notes.

See all of the movie details below, along with my thoughts on the *NEW* Premieres...



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Saturday, February 17, 2024:

*Loveuary continues with a Jane Austen-inspired romance...




Storyline: Harriet, who thinks that no real man compares to Mr. Darcy, is transported into Pride & Prejudice and gets an unexpected chance to find out.

Saturday, February 17, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Sunday, February 18, 2024:

*UPtv's Flirty February makes a splash with...




Storyline: Leah, a successful but dissatisfied executive, discovers the missing passion from her life when she starts taking hula dance lessons from a handsome local Ikaika.

Premieres Sunday, February 18, 2024
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


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Monday, February 19, 2024:

*Hallmark Channel's all-new *Presidents' Day* special Monday movie premiere...




Storyline: A pigeonholed chef determined to make her name as a respected culinary chef returns to her hometown. While reconnecting with her childhood sweetheart, she receives an offer she can't refuse.

Premieres Monday, February 19, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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*Programming Notes:

Highlights of the best (not all) movies airing this weekend...





Hallmark Channel:

Friday:
One Royal Holiday - 8pm
Write Before Christmas - 10pm

Saturday:
Sweet Autumn, Unleashing Mr. Darcy, A Country Wedding, Paging Mr. Darcy, It Was Always You, An American in Austen (premiere), and October Kiss

Sunday:
When Love Springs, My One and Only, The Story of Us, and An American in Austen (encore)





Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:
(soon to be Hallmark Mystery on March 6)

Saturday:
Matchmaker Mysteries - 7pm
Mystery on Mistletoe Lane - 9pm

Sunday:
Murder She Wrote marathon


Hallmark Drama:
(soon to be Hallmark Family on February 28)

Saturday:
The Beach House, The Magic of Ordinary Days, Love in Paradise, etc.

Sunday:
Royal Hearts, High Flying Romance, Campfire Kiss, etc.





Great American Family:

Friday:
The Winter Palace - 4pm
A Harvest Homecoming - 6pm
A Christmas Blessing - 8pm

Saturday:
Murder She Wrote marathon

Sunday:
Columbo marathon


UPtv:

Saturday and Sunday:

Various rom-coms, including Romance in Hawaii premiere and Baked with a Kiss encore




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Happy weekend, everyone!
My Take on the New Movies...


An American in Austen...

Only two of the new Jane Austen-inspired movies have premiered, thus far, on the Hallmark Channel, and I'm already hearing some viewers say they are over this theme. While Paging Mr Darcy was well-liked by many, Love & Jane (from the reviews I've read) did not have the same fate. Nothing can quite compare to the Jane Austen originals, in my opinion, especially not a modern-day spin. Of course, some will like them, but they are not going to be everyone's cup of tea.

With the third Austen-infused Loveuary movie premiering this Saturday night, it should be interesting to see how well it is received. An American in Austen appears to be loosely based on the Lost in Austen British television series from 2008, which I must mention is TV-14. According to ratings, however, this new Hallmark movie is TV-G.

I'm also wondering if An American in Austen will have the same draw for viewers as the first two Loveuary movies- since the leads aren't well-known in the Hallmark movie world, except for Nicholas Bishop, who previously starred in Hallmark's A Paris Proposal. Even still, I'm sure many viewers will likely not know him by name or recognize him.

On a positive note, I've read some random reviews from those who watched An American in Austen early via streaming on Hallmark Movies Now, and they said they enjoyed it very much. I'm personally looking forward to giving the movie a try, as long as it ends up being truly family-friendly.

*UPDATE: An American in Austen is family-friendly, according to our friends, Abigail and Laura. (Thank you, lovely ladies!) See their reviews here and here!



Romance in Hawaii...

As for UPtv's new movie, Romance in Hawaii, this film has also been available to view on some streaming sources. In addition to premiering Sunday night on UPtv, it is currently available to watch via Freevee (free with ads).

A woman, whose name is Katie, left this positive movie review for Romance in Hawaii on Amazon: "I have lived in Hawaii and am a haole, so I could relate to Kelley Jakle's character. I too loved hula, took lessons, and wanted to fit in. My husband was raised on Oahu, and he loved this movie as well because it featured not only many wonderful locations and scenery on Oahu, but it also featured the Hawaiian culture. Cedric Jonathan and Kelley Jakle are two very talented people. They both can sing, act, and dance hula all extremely well. This movie is clean and appropriate for all ages. We ended up buying it so we can watch it often."

Please know that I personally have not seen Romance in Hawaii, but I found Katie's review to be encouraging, so I wanted to share it with all of you!


A Taste of Love...

And one more movie... the Hallmark Channel is giving us the bonus of a Monday Movie Premiere on President's Day with A Taste of Love! I'm hopeful this will be a delicious treat, and I think some will enjoy the reprieve from the Jane Austen-themed movies.


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Please note: I haven't pre-screened the movies listed above. If you'd like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly, please share in the comments.

Blessings on your Weekend,
Net


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SHARING HIS LOVE:

Taste and see
that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one
who takes refuge in Him.
~Psalm 34:8 (NIV)


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

❤️ Happy Valentine's Day ❤️ Enjoy Rom-Com's Today on Great American Family and the Hallmark Channel




Happy Valentine's Day,
movie friends!

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
I have some *LOVE*ly Movie Picks
Today just for YOU!!!

If you're looking for a heartwarming, lighthearted love story, there are several sweet romantic comedies airing today on Great American Family and the Hallmark Channel that you can enjoy on this Valentine's Day - sweetened up with candy hearts, cupids, "Be Mine" cards, red roses, and of course, lots of romance!


❤️ Valentine's Day Schedule: ❤️
[ February 14, 2024 ]


Great American Family:

A Charming Valentine - 4pm
Harmony from the Heart - 6pm
Passport to Love - 8pm


Hallmark Channel:

All of My Heart - 12pm
Love, Romance, and Chocolate - 2pm
Valentine Ever After - 4pm
Very, Very, Valentine - 6pm
My Secret Valentine - 8pm

I hope you found one or two movies you love in the schedule above.

Also, on this first day of Lent, it is the beginning of a special, holy season as we observe the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday, marking the Resurrection of Jesus three days after his crucifixion. Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was the most perfect gift of love ever given to mankind. We love because He first loved us!

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."
~1 John 4:7

In His Amazing Love,
Net

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

๐ŸŒผ UPtv's March 2024 Movie Premieres will 'Bring the Spring' ๐ŸŒผ



UPtv will *Bring the Spring* this March with new Romantic-Comedy Premieres...

Stay tuned for news on their Easter weekend programming, which is the last weekend in March.



UPtv MARCH 2024 PREMIERE TITLES


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THE SINGLE’S GUIDEBOOK

SUNDAY, MARCH 3 AT 7:00PM ET

Molly, a talented, scrupulous content creator, gets a surprise assignment to chronicle her newfound singlehood. But when she’s paired with Jackson-her polar opposite-will she learn to stand on her own two feet, or will love get in the way?

Movie Review:

๐ŸŒผ I've only seen The Single's Guidebook which I think was on Paramount +.

It's a good while ago but I can't remember anything unsavoury in it although don't take that as gospel.

It hasn't received very good reviews but I didn't think it was that bad - I quite like the two leads together although the connection wasn't there at times.

The lighting was quite dark and being ROE the background music was unnecessarily intrusive at times.

Nothing groundbreaking but fair enough for a one-time watch. ~Florence's rating 6



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A ROYAL MAKEOVER

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 AT 7:00PM ET

When all-American Ramone discovers he is the heir to the European Kingdom of San Pablo, he is daunted by the prospect of becoming king. To prepare him for his royal duties, King Felipe hires royal expert Angelica to show Ramone the ropes on how a king is expected to behave for the coronation ceremony. Through lessons in history, etiquette, fine dining and even Spanish, Angelica transforms Ramone into the king he is destined to be. And maybe he found his queen in the process.



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SWEETLY SALTED

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 AT 7:00PM ET

Alison remains notoriously anonymous when critiquing restaurants. But when she accidentally goes viral for trashing a new restaurant, her editor insists she make amends by going undercover as a prep cook for the chef she maligned.



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Dennis Quaid's Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners

Gaither Gospel Series - Musical Special


Streaming, Mp3, and Audio CD options available at Amazon

Details via Gaither Music: Emmy® Award and two-time Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid has been playing music since his grandfather bought him his first guitar. A touring musician with countless miles of performances, he delivers his debut Gospel recording, Fallen, A Gospel Record for Sinners. Combining soul-stirring renditions of seven hymns and classics with five original songs, the actor/singer/songwriter delivers honest, inspiring lyrics sung with unmistakable tones that reflect heartfelt gratitude and eternal hope.


Dennis Quaid's Fallen:
A Gospel Record for Sinners
Airs Friday, March 29, 2024
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv
(One-Hour Special)


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Please share your thoughts on the movies above, and if you've seen one (or more!), I would love to hear your review, too.

These are the movies confirmed for UPtv in March, thus far. Please be sure to check back for possible changes and additions to the schedule, including Easter weekend.


Blessings,
Net


County Rescue - Great American Family's First TV Series [Season 1 Episode Details]




Details below from Great American Media Press Release:

NEW YORK, NY – February 13, 2024 – Great American Media proudly announces its first Original Series, “County Rescue,” the much-anticipated faith and family action drama about EMTs and paramedics in personal and professional extremes, will make its worldwide debut on the company’s streaming platform, Great American Pure Flix beginning Friday, February 23 and feature new episodes every Friday for the series’ first season of five episodes.

Great American Family, the company’s premiere flagship linear network premieres episode one on Monday, February 26 (8 p.m. ET/PT), and will premiere a new episode every Monday for the five-week first season run. “County Rescue” tells the story of one EMT unit whose medical team saves lives while guiding themselves and each other through journeys of love, hope and faith.

The series features a remarkable ensemble cast led by Julia Reilly and Riley Hough alongside co-stars Percy Bell, Kristin Wollett, Brett Varvel, Stacey Patino, Tim Ross, Keller Fornes, Angel Luis, and Curtia Torbert. Music star Colton Dixon also guest stars.

“County Rescue’ is an inspirational, scripted series with a terrific ensemble cast that showcases the remarkable work of EMTs and first responders and the challenges they face daily. These are the everyday heroes who make communities across America great,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “The series is about discovering oneself and who we are each meant to be while working alongside those who care about us. ‘County Rescue’ is an exemplary family friendly series, and we are extremely proud and excited to bring the quality, series every member of the family can watch together,” Abbott concluded.


County Rescue -Season One

Premiere Date: February 26, 2024

TV Network: Great American Family

Series details: In “County Rescue,” Dani (Reilly) and the other EMTs in training are courageous, everyday heroes. But with only one opening for three trainees, Dani’s faith in herself is tested each and every call. Dani believes her calling is to save lives. Now, she has to prove it.



Season One - Episode Details:

Episode 1 ∙ Pilot

Dani (Reilly) answers a personal calling to become an EMT at County Rescue where she meets Tim (Hough) who is also a new probationary. The pair meet Chief Scotty (Perez-Ross) who lets them know unexpected budget cuts will only allow him to hire one new EMT and that he will makes his decision at the end of the probationary period. The only other wrinkle is the Fire Chief’s son, Griffin (Fornes) is also a contender for the open job and is confident he will be the hire. At home, Dani seeks support from her family who have some skepticism she will stick with her calling.


Episode 2 ∙ Fall By Myself

Dani (Reilly) gets to know both other probationary EMTs and ends up making a grave mistake on her first shift. Tim (Hough) and Dani are committed to outworking Griffin (Fornes) so he will not get the job. After Dani gets to know Griffin better, her feelings toward him begin to change and he invites her to do something after work so they can get to know each other better. Duke (Bell) begins having nightmares and is keeping secrets about abusing alcohol at work while Marcos (Luis) tries to reassure Duke’s wife. No one on the team knows Chief Scotty is keeping a secret leaderboard to keep track of which rookie is in the lead for the open job.


Episode 3 ∙ Holding Out for a Hero

Dani (Reilly) accompanies Griffin (Fornes) to a club though she tells him she doesn’t want to get involved romantically due to the team’s rule of dating within the unit. Tim (Hough) finds out and wants to confront Dani and ends up finding her kissing Griffin instead. Duke’s (Bell) life is still spinning as he battles his PTSD and Tiffany (Tobert) finds a flask in his work duffel bag while doing laundry. Worried, Tiffany calls Marcos (Luis) for help. Andy (Brett Varvel) and Tim work a Colton Dixon concert that ends up having Tim be in the right place at the right time to be a hometown hero.


Episode 4 ∙ Stuck Between a Hero and a Griffin

Andy (Varvel) sees Marcos (Luis) in the parking lot outside the station and makes a serious accusation believing Marcos is seeing Tiffany (Torbert). Duke’s (Bell) drinking problems worsen and Tiffany decides to take the kids to her mom’s. Dani (Reilly) accidentally finds Chief Scotty’s (Perez-Ross) secret leaderboard tracking who is in front for the position, and she loses confidence she can clinch the full-time job. The chief is having trouble picking a candidate because they all possess the right stuff – in different ways. Chief Scotty also knows well the struggles of the career: how it affects faith, family, marriages, careers, and above all, exacerbates human foibles.


Episode 5 ∙ The Rescuer

Dani (Reilly) resigns from the station before her last shift, though Chief Scotty believes she will be good to her word and not quit before a decision is made. Receiving no support from her family, Dani asks Ashley (Kristin Wollett) to come over to talk heart-to-heart about Dani’s instincts to drop out of hard situations. Duke is MIA from his shift; now Chief Scotty has another difficult decision to make, but he is grateful Dani is there for her final shift. The team debates faith or fate as a call comes from the bar Duke frequents about a potential suicide attempt. They watch in awe as Dani takes over the tense situation. As Duke tells the team he is going on leave to get help, Chief Scotty also has news. A decision has been made as to who gets the job.




ACTORS/CHARACTERS:

Julia Reilly (Dani)

Riley Hough (Tim)

Percy Bell (Duke)

Kristin Wollett (Ashley)

Brett Varvel (Andy)

Stacey Patino (Liz)

Tim Perez-Ross (Chief Scotty)

Keller Fornes (Griffin)

Angel Luis (Marcos)

Curtia Torbert (Tiffany)

Colton Dixon (Himself)


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Monday, February 12, 2024

Meet The Stars of Great American Family's "County Rescue" in New Interview >>



Kristin Thistle Wollett and Tanya H. Chrisiansen, who will star in the new Great American Family TV series, County Rescue, were interviewed this morning on Good Day Tampa.

The series, County Rescue, is coming Friday, February 23rd, to Great American Pure Flix (streaming) and Monday, February 26th, to Great American Family!

In the interview, Kristin Thistle Wollett expresses, that while she has not personally sat down to watch a full episode, yet, what she did see she said, "Oh, I love it. I've seen clips of it, and I just, oh, I'm so glad to be a part of it."

Tanya H. Chrisiansen further expressed, "I'm just proud to be part of something that you can watch with absolutely everyone, your baby, too. Are you with your grandmother? It's family. It's inspirational. It's spiritual. And that's the genre I like to be a part of," and the host finishes the segment by saying the show is "Truly family friendly."

Watch the full interview for County Rescue here:





Actress Julia Reilly, seen on the far right in the image above, portrays Dani Miller in County Rescue, "a Christian and a probationary medic," according to Great American Pure Flix, who is "searching for her place in life and trying to follow what God has called her to do."

On February 9th, Julia joined other Great American Family stars (seen in the image above) as they walked the red carpet at the Movieguide Awards, which will be seen on Great American Family on March 7th.

We are only 2 weeks away now from County Rescue's Monday night premiere on February 26th, 2024 - on Great American Family!

Blessings on your Day!
Net


Images courtesy: Tanya H Christiansen IG / Great American Media


ICYMI: When Calls the Heart's Erin Krakow, Janette Oke, & Hearties Seen In New Interview >>




CBS Sunday Morning's reporter, Faith Salie, sat down with author Janette Oke, When Calls the Heart's Erin Krakow, and Hearties, fans of the When Calls the Heart series. These interviews (see in video below) ran during a segment on their program on Sunday morning, February 11th.

Erin Krakow expressed, "There is a real desire for heartwarming entertainment; it's something that I think all of us really want in our lives."

And when she's asked about being the star of When Calls the Heart, Erin is quick to say, "I am just one piece of the heart of the show, because we are a show about community, and I think that we wouldn't be Hope Valley, we wouldn't be When Calls the Heart without all the members of this community.

Janette Oke, whose books inspired the Hallmark Channel series shares about the love and acceptance within the viewers of When Calls the Heart.

Plus, you'll also get to see in this interview below some loyal Hearties who express their devotion and love of the series, and how they have met so many dear friends because of it.

Interviews:




Season 11 of When Calls the Heart premieres Sunday, April 7, 2024 on the Hallmark Channel.


Blessings to you all,
Net

Friday, February 9, 2024

Celebrate ๐Ÿ’Valentine's Day๐Ÿ’ Early This Weekend with New Romantic Comedies + Make THIS Sunday Even More SUPER with the Great American Rescue Bowl ๐Ÿˆ SEE HERE:




This weekend's three new movie premieres will premiere on three separate TV networks, but they have two major things in common, all three fall in the romantic-comedy genre, and all three movies have the word *Love* in their title, which is most appropriate with Valentine's Day just days away.

See details on these new movies below, plus extra programming notes...



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Saturday, February 10, 2024:


Storyline: In Passport to Love, a successful international travel writer, Nicole (Robins), has scored a dream seaside rental to research her newest vacation article only to discover it has accidentally been booked also by Kade (Mason), a marketing rep for a competing travel magazine. There is an immediate spark between the pair until each returns home to discover Kade’s company views Nicole as a rival and threat and orders him to exploit the friendship for business gain. Work causes the pair to cross paths repeatedly until Nicole and Kade realize they have much more in common than love of travel.

Premieres Saturday, February 10, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family


*Reminder, the premiere of Passport to Love will follow two other movies starring Shae Robins, Destined at Christmas at 4pm and Destined 2: Christmas Once More at 6pm. 

Plus, Shae Robins will be hosting this special pre-Valentine's Day movie event throughout the evening!

*You can also shop Shae's lovely pink dress (seen in the promo above) at Amazon - *click here for details*!


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Saturday, February 10, 2024:




Storyline: Lilly, a hopeless romantic and literary enthusiast, is surprised when her wish to talk to her favorite author comes true, and Jane Austen herself appears in her life.

Premieres Saturday, February 10, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Sunday, February 11, 2024:

Great American Rescue Bowl

Details: The plight of animal homelessness continues to be pervasive throughout the country. This showcase for adorable kittens, puppies, cats and dogs is a proven difference maker in helping pets find their forever home. For more info on adoption, visit https://www.animalleague.org/

Hosted by Beth Stern, Brian Baltazar and Dan Mannarino

Premiering Sunday, February 11 at 12p/11c



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Sunday, February 11, 2024:




Storyline: Broken-hearted, out-of-work Brooke Yeardley makes her 30th birthday wish on the vision board she made as a hopeful teen. Miraculously her wishes start coming true - from launching her own design business to meeting the man on her vision board - but while life has a way of working out, Brooke learns that it doesn't always work out the way that you expect.

Sunday, February 11, 2024
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


*Note: Maria has shared a caution on this movie with this review...

MOVIE REVIEW:

❤️ Nicely's Love by Design has it's charming moments, with 2 cons: Female lead is living with her ex boyfriend at the start of the movie, and there is 1 uttering of the H word midway through the movie. Other then those, it's a slightly clean movie. (streaming on PlutoTV). –Maria



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Programming Notes:

(Special Highlights Friday through Sunday)


Hallmark Channel:

Friday:
Rom-Com's and Christmas movies-

Crown for Christmas - 8pm
Christmas at the Plaza - 10pm

Saturday:
It's Romantic-Comedies around the clock 24/7 - ALL DAY Saturday!

Movies included: A Splash of Love, Winter Love Story, A Paris Proposal, The Presence of Love, The Secret Ingredient, The Wedding Veil Journey, Romance with a Twist, The 27-Hour Day, plus the Love & Jane premiere!

Sunday:
Movies begin at 9am... The Perfect Catch, Pearl in Paradise, Fourth Down and Love, Love & Jane (encore), and Falling for Vermont.


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:
(soon to be Hallmark Mystery)

Saturday:
Aurora Teagarden Mysterties marathon
Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers (encore) - 9pm

Sunday:
Matchmaker Mysteries marathon
Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery -5pm
Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate -7pm
The Jane Mysteries: Inheritance Lost -9pm


Hallmark Drama:
(soon to be Hallmark Family)

Saturday:
Tulips in Spring, Love on the Air, The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, and more!

Sunday:
Harvest Moon, Wedding of Dreams, Wedding at Graceland, I Do, I Do, I Do, Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New, and My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5.


Great American Family:

Friday:
Fall Into Winter - 4pm
One Perfect Match - 6pm
Journey to Christmas - 8pm

Saturday:
Murder She Wrote marathon - 6am-4pm
Destined at Christmas - 4pm
Destined 2: Christmas Once More - 6pm
Passport to Love (premiere) - 8pm

Sunday:
Columbo marathon


UPtv:

Saturday:
Movies air 3pm - 11pm...
Love on the Road, Love on Retreat, Baked with a Kiss, and Love & Where to Find It

Sunday:
Movies begin at 9am...
The Story of Love, Art of Falling in Love, The Engagement Plot, Love by Design (premiere), and more!




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Whatever you watch or do this weekend- I hope you have a Super time!

Looks like there are plenty of great movie choices this weekend. Hopefully, you'll find something that you will love! All the new rom-coms look intriguing to me, so I'm going to watch Passport to Love on Great American Family and record the other two. Shae Robins and Mason D. Davis were wonderful together in Identical Love, and I'm looking forward to seeing them together again.

I adored Paging Mr. Darcy last week, so I'm hopeful the next Jane Austen-inspired Hallmark movie, Love & Jane, will also appeal to me.

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

Have a Wonderful Weekend, Everyone!

Much LOVE and
God's Blessings to You All! 
Net


๐Ÿ’• SHARING HIS LOVE: ๐Ÿ’•

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
~1 Corinthians 13:4-7