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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

“FAR HAVEN” to Premiere This Spring on INSP -->>


Travel back in time to the 1800's as the movie “FAR HAVEN” makes its cable network premiere this Spring on INSP and features an all-star cast of talent you are sure to recognize from various movies and TV shows. This film is currently available on DVD and Amazon Prime.

See all of the details on “FAR HAVEN” in the INSP Press Release below...






PRESS RELEASE:

Featuring an Ensemble Cast 
of Celebrity Talent,
“FAR HAVEN” 
Makes Network Premiere 
on INSP

BAILEY CHASE, A MARTINEZ, BRUCE BOXLEITNER, MARTIN KOVE and AMANDA RIGHETTI lead the cast in INSP’s newest original film

(Indian Land, SC – January 29, 2024) – The highly anticipated cable debut of FAR HAVEN will premiere exclusively on INSP on Sunday, April 14th at 9PM ET. The announcement comes from Doug Butts, EVP of Programming for INSP.

“We know our INSP audience, and we are confident that viewers will see and feel the magnitude of this fresh, well cast, gritty Western,” said Butts. He continued, “it’s so rare for an original film to include a lineup of seasoned and extraordinary talent in both lead and supporting roles. When industry greats come together, the result is on-screen magic!”

“That’s exactly what happened during the filming of FAR HAVEN,” added director Gary Wheeler, “The finished product is a testament to unparalleled collaboration and creativity, in the pursuit of great storytelling.”

About FAR HAVEN
After serving two years in the Yuma Territorial Prison, wrongfully accused Hunter Braddock (Bailey Chase - Longmire, Batman vs. Superman, S.W.A.T) is released, and attempts to start over with his two young children in Far Haven, Arizona. But when his father-in-law (Bruce Boxleitner - The Gambler, How the West Was Won, Gunsmoke) is brutally attacked by an unidentified raiding party, Braddock must take on the corrupt forces who are strangling his town to protect those that he loves the most. Also stars A Martinez (Longmire, The Cowboys, Bonanza), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, Cagney & Lacey, Cobra Kai), Amanda Righetti (The Colony, The Mentalist, The O.C.), and Nancy Stafford (Scandal, Matlock, St. Elsewhere).

FAR HAVEN makes its linear debut on Sunday, April 14th at 9PM ET on INSP.

Press Release via Tina Helms, INSP

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About INSP:
INSP is available nationwide to more than 55M households via MVPDs including DISH (channel 259), DIRECTV (channel 364), Comcast Xfinity, Cox Communications, Charter Spectrum, National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Verizon Fios (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and on vMVPDs including SLING TV, fuboTV, Philo, Frndly TV, Vidgo and FreeCast. Click here to find INSP in your area. INSP provides a trusted viewing experience with a lineup of exclusive and original series, timeless Westerns, action-filled dramas, and films focused on adventure and heroic characters.






If you enjoy western-style films, then I hope you'll enjoy this new premiere this April on INSP.

"Far Haven" is Amazon's current #1 New DVD Release in Westerns (800+ bought in past month), and the film has an IMDb ranking of 7.8.

Happy trails, y'all!
Net


πŸ† WHEN TO WATCH - Danica McKellar & Trevor Donovan Host the 31st Annual Movieguide® Awards on Great American Family πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰



Awesome news, movie watchers! We now have an air date for the 31st Annual Movieguide® Awards, which will air on Great American Family. 

I received this press release today from Sundari Public Relations that gives full details on the event. See below...


PRESS RELEASE:


GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY STARS
DANICA MCKELLAR AND 
TREVOR DONOVAN HOST
31ST ANNUAL MOVIEGUIDE® AWARDS ON
GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY,
TO AIR ON THE NETWORK
ON MARCH 7 AT 8PM ET

Los Angeles, CA – January 30, 2024 – Great American Family stars Danica McKellar and Trevor Donovan are set to host the 31st Annual MovieGuide® Awards Gala, Friday, February 9 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA. MovieGuide® honors the best in family-friendly entertainment across linear, streaming, and theatrical films and will be broadcast exclusively on Great American Family, Thursday, March 7 (8 p.m. ET).

“Danica and Trevor bring tremendous talent and joy to every role, and we know they will bring the same caliber of excellence to hosting the MovieGuide® Awards,” said Robby Baehr, MovieGuide® CEO. “Talent and a passion for creating values-oriented content makes Danica and Trevor the perfect fit to host our annual awards show,” Baehr concluded.

The MovieGuide® Awards Gala is the premiere awards event in Hollywood that exclusively honors movies, television, and streaming content that promotes inspiring and positive interactions, morals and values, and Biblical teachings.

Dr. Ted Baehr, Founder and Publisher of MovieGuide® said, “For more than 40 years, MovieGuide’s extensive research has proven that movies with more inspirational content that include biblical values such as redemption, forgiveness, self-sacrifice, and good conquering evil, outperforms content at the box office that contains excessive violence, language and sexual content.”

Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media said, “MovieGuide® showcases and rewards content that uplifts, inspires, and encourages us all to be the best that we can be. We are grateful to Ted and Robby and the entire MovieGuide® organization for remarkably positive contributions to our culture, and we celebrate our mutual commitment to content the entire family can watch together.”

Iconic TV star Danica McKellar said, "I'm incredibly grateful to make movies for Great American Family because of the joy and inspiration each provides to audiences. What a thrilling opportunity to co-host the MovieGuide® Awards with my friend, Trevor Donovan, and to celebrate film and television that uplifts and inspires."

Donovan demonstrates his commitment to positivity with his anti-bullying campaign. “If you’re doing positive things in life that creates happiness and productivity in your own heart, you end up meeting like-minded souls. Great American Family is producing entertainment for a vastly underserved audience, and I am proud of the stories we create,” Donovan said.

Great American Family continues to rise in popularity since its debut. According to Nielsen Media Research, the linear channel retained its position as TV’s fastest-growing network in 2023 with the largest gains in Total Day Households (+161%) and Total Viewers (+166%); and 2022-2023 Season Total Day Households (+152%) and Total Viewers (+150%).

In 2023, Great American Family achieved these milestones:

  • Twelve consecutive months as TV’s fastest-growing network year-over-year in Total Day Household ratings
  • September 2023: Ranked #1in both Total Day Household ratings (+185%) and Total Viewers (+193%) vs. September 2022 **
  • 2023 Year-to-Date: Fastest-growing network on TV in Total Day Households (+161%) and Total Viewers (+166%) ***
  • 2022-2023 Season: Fastest-growing network on TV in Total Day Households (+152%) and Total Viewers (+150%) ****

For more information on the 31st Annual MovieGuide Awards Gala and Great American Family, please visit www.greatamericanfamily.com


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My Quick Take:

So... mark your calendars, everyone, for this special awards show that honors faith-filled and family-friendly programming. If you're curious about the nominees, I have the full list - *here*.

Personally, I was pleased to see the nominees for two of Great American Family's wonderful movies, but I was also surprised not to see MovieGuide nominees for these Great American Family movies: 'Twas the Text Before Christmas, A Christmas for the Ages, and My Christmas Hero. Plus, even Hallmark had movies in 2023 that I feel should've made the nominee list: The Blessing Bracelet, Heaven Down Here, and Miracle in Bethlehem, PA.

Nevertheless, I will be cheering on my favorite nominee, A Christmas Blessing, which remains one of my best-loved new films from the 2023 holiday season.

I hope you'll join me in watching the 31st Annual Movieguide® Awards on Great American Family on March 7th!


Blessings,
Net


Monday, January 29, 2024

BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES Coming this Spring πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰




Imagicomm Entertainment has announced BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES to premiere Sunday, April 7th, on the Cowboy Way channel. Based on the popular film Blue Ridge, which premiered in 2020, this series is a six-episode procedural crime drama set in the lush and forbidding mountains of North Carolina.

Blue Ridge: The Series has an all-star cast with many names you are likely to recognize from previous films and TV shows.

See details on who will star and more in the press release below... Plus, I have information on where you can watch the Cowboy Way channel at the end of this post.



PRESS RELEASE via IMAGICOMM ENTERTAINMENT:

JOHNATHON SCHAECH 
TAPPED AS LEAD 
IN BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES

The crime procedural makes its exclusive worldwide premiere on April 7, 2024 on Cowboy Way FAST channel

(Indian Land, SC – January 17, 2024) – Cowboy Way channel today announced the highly anticipated debut of BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES will premiere on Sunday, April 7th at 8PM ET. This marks the first time Hollywood movie star Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do! Texas Rising, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) takes a leading role in an episodic series, as he reprises his character from the original film, BLUE RIDGE. The announcement comes from series showrunner Gary Wheeler.

"We are thrilled to have Johnathon return to the world of BLUE RIDGE to further the character's journey across a full-length series,” said Wheeler. “In his first foray as a series lead, Johnathon’s performance is amazing. He is sharp and intuitive in this role, bringing grit and believability to Sheriff Wise’s character and to the story arc of each episode.”

Johnathon is joined by a stellar cast in Season 1, including Sarah Lancaster (Chuck, Everwood, Christmas in the Smokies) as Elli Wise; A Martinez (Longmire, The Cowboys, Dark Winds) as Connor McGrath; Taegen Burns (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, The Right Stuff, Imaginary) as Maddie Wise; Tom Proctor (Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Justified, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Jeremiah Wade; Avianna Mynhier (The Walking Dead) as Deputy Maxx Covington; and Greg Perrow (The Warrant, Festival of Trees) as Deputy RP.

Wheeler continued, “The immense talent cast in those supporting roles, along with surprise guest stars, will undoubtedly captivate audiences week after week. With performances by Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5, How the West Was Won, Far Haven); Max Martini (The Unit, 13 Hours, Pacific Rim); Ethan Embry (That Thing You Do!, Sweet Home Alabama, Grace and Frankie); Mike O’Hearn (American Gladiators, Mr. Universe); Erin Cahill (Cut to the Chase, Christmas on the Range); Lev Cameron (Far Haven); and Jessica McKay (WWE Star), each episode satisfies and entertains.”

Watch Johnathon Schaech's television debut in this gripping continuation of the BLUE RIDGE saga, during the exclusive worldwide premiere of BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES on Sunday, April 7th at 8PM ET on Cowboy Way channel.

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About Imagicomm Entertainment
Imagicomm Entertainment is a multi-media distribution company focusing on films and episodic series with content ranging from action and adventure to drama and family holiday celebration. Each project embodies an unparalleled commitment to strong storytelling, memorable characters, and high production values. Imagicomm Entertainment distributes content globally through popular streaming services such as Prime Video, Netflix and Vudu, as well as through DVDs from major retailers, and on traditional television outlets.



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How to Watch the Cowboy Way channel:

Stream through these platforms: DistroTV, FreeCast, Frndly TV, Philo, Plex, Redbox, Roku, Samsung TV Plus, Sling, TCL, Vidgo, Vizio, and Xumo.


My Quick Take:

I'm personally looking forward to seeing this all-new television series this spring, based on the movie Blue Ridge, and I'm most pleased they were able to bring back the main cast. The original film is filled with mystery and intrigue; it is a murder mystery, however, so it's best-suited for a mature audience.

If you haven't seen the original movie, Blue Ridge, hopefully, you can catch one of these upcoming encore airings: Friday, February 2, 2024, at 6pm/5c. and Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 6am/5c. on the Cowboy Way channel.

I hope you enjoyed this update and will look forward to this series.


Blessings to You All,
Net


❤️ Great American Family to Premiere New Movie - "Passport to Love" ❤️ SEE HERE:






Great American Family viewers - I have some wonderful movie news! A new movie premiere has been announced for February; an all-new romantic-comedy is set to premiere just before Valentine's Day!


Passport to Love

Starring: Shae Robins and Mason D. Davis

Premiere date: Saturday, February 10, 2024


Synopsis - Nicole, a successful independent travel blogger visiting an island country, meets Kade, a marketing rep for a travel magazine, and they form the beginnings of a relationship. But that’s put to a screeching halt when both return home and learn Kade’s company is actively seeking to outdo Nicole’s blog because they view her as the enemy to be squashed. With that, their relationship will go out the window. Or will it? Kade is ordered to go head-to-head with Nicole, cramping her efforts by showing up at the next must-see destination. Though they are competitors and should be wary of each other, the spark between them makes them want to spend time together. Torn between career and feelings, their rivalry puts their hearts to the test as they travel the world.


MOVIE REVIEWS:

❤️ I absolutely enjoyed "Shae Day" on Great American Family. As always I enjoyed the Destined for Christmas movies, But I absolutely loved Passport to Love, It is family friendly and it had BEAUTIFUL scenery and just a fun storyline :) 2 very big thumbs up from me! ~Sarah

❤️ Passport to Love is so beautiful! -Maria

❤️ Passport to Love – This movie is quite the adventure! I enjoyed traveling along with Shae Robins and Mason D. Davis as they explored various sights in countries all over the world. The two have such sweet chemistry together. This lighthearted, family-friendly rom-com is a cozy addition to Great American Family’s line-up! I also enjoyed seeing Shae host the premiere night; I hope that’s something GFAM will do more of in the future. ~Net

❤️ Passport to Love was definitely a cute movie. I liked all of the locations they visited as well as the curveball toward the end which was different. Of course, I did not like the 'over-used' plotline with 'double-booking' but I got over it quickly because Shae and Mason were adorable. It was nice getting lost in all of the amazing places they visited. :-) ~Joan


"Passport to Love" trailer:
(*Note: The trailer below highlights a lot of the movie. If you prefer not to have any spoilers, then you'll want to skip it.)


Passport To Love - Trailer from Candlelight Media Group on Vimeo.


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If this pairing already looks familiar to you, that is likely because Shae Robins and Mason Davis previously starred in the Great American Family cable movie premiere, Identical Love.

Passport to Love was directed by Brian Brough, written by Brittany Wiscombe, and created by Candlelight Media Group, which has many films in it's resume that you'll recognize from Great American Family - Prescription for Love, Identical Love, Santa, Maybe, Destined at Christmas, Destined 2: Christmas Once More, Journey to Christmas, and more!

I'm hoping this will be the start of many new movies to come on Great American Family throughout the year! Stay tuned for details.

Enjoy your next movie night!
Net 🎬


SCHEDULE UPDATE: Great American Family's "COUNTY RESCUE" Gets NEW Premiere Date πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰




Great American Family has a new promotional video running on their channel for their new television series, County Rescue, which will consist of 5 episodes.

In this promo, we meet some of the characters in this new medical drama, and we learn the new premiere date for this series: Monday, February 26, 2024, at 8pm/7c.

Starring in this new series are: Julia Reilly (Stranger Things), Stacey Patino (Keeping Up With The Joneses), Percy Bell (Devotion), Tim Perez-Ross (The Vampire Diaries), Riley Hough (The Resident), Keller Fornes (The Secrets She Keeps), Angel Luis (Law & Order), Kirstin Wollet (Random Tropical Paradise), and Brett Varvel (American Underdog).


County Rescue - New Promo:
(simply click the play button to watch)




Synopsis via Great American Family: In “County Rescue,” Dani (Julia 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.

I think it will be inspiring and powerful to see how faith affects this medical team as they embark on the daily routine of saving lives.

Reminder: Christian singer Colton Dixon portrays himself in one episode.


Happy watching!
Net

Friday, January 26, 2024

πŸ’• Hallmark's NEW Romantic-Comedy Has Many Plot Twists and Turns + NEW Movie News and MORE πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰




See a new Rom-Com premiere, Romance with a Twist, starring Jocelyn Hudon and Oliver Renaud, airing this weekend on the Hallmark Channel.

Plus, UPtv has the cable premiere of My Perfect Romance, starring Kimberly-Sue Murray, Christopher Russell, Morgan Fairchild, Lauren Holly, and Jodie Sweetin.

Speaking of Jodie Sweetin, a new Jane Mysteries is currently in post-production titled... The Jane Mysteries: A Deadly Prescription. And in case you're wondering, Stephen Huszar is also back in this second film as Detective John Cameron. This new mystery should be coming sometime down the road to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

And for those of us who love Christmas movie news, Christopher Russell is currently filming Operation Nutcracker with Ashley Newbrough.


See details on the new romantic-comedies airing this weekend, plus an Awards Show on Saturday night with Candace Cameron Bure, and extra Programming Notes - all below...


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Saturday, January 27, 2024:




Storyline: Luna (Jocelyn Hudon) is a former dancer, who left that dream behind for a grounded life managing her family’s construction business and gets the opportunity to transform a gymnasium into a studio for aerials. As she sneaks a moment to try dancing in the silks, she is surreptitiously discovered by Bennet (Oliver Renaud), a professional aerialist, who has returned home from performing around the world. Bennet is none too pleased to walk in to find his contractor messing around on the silks, but when his partner for an upcoming show drops out, he soon recruits Luna to perform with him. As the hard work of this dynamic sport and the joys of Luna returning to her roots as a dancer bring them closer together, will their relationship crash, or will they find a way to reach new heights?

Premieres Saturday, January 27, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel



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Sunday, January 28, 2024:




Storyline: Robinson Tech is launching a new dating service, but when its CEO, Wes Robinson and tech developer, Vivian Blair are challenged on Live TV to test the service themselves, the algorithm shows some interesting results.

Premieres Sunday, January 28, 2024
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv

*Note: This movie is from 2018, but it will have its cable movie premiere - Sunday night on UPtv.


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Programming Notes:




(Click on the images above to enlarge)
(Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, and Candace Cameron Bure - photo credit: Cara Robbins/Getty Images for Family Film and TV Awards)


CBS:

Saturday, January 27, 2024:

The Family Film And TV Awards were previously taped, but will air this Saturday night at 8pm ET. on CBS. The Awards program was hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila (The Talk) and Amanda Kloots (Fit for Christmas).

Candace Cameron Bure (My Christmas Hero and animated voice of the CBS Christmas cartoon, Reindeer in Here) was one of many stars in attendance. She and the cast of Full House were nominated for Best Iconic Classic Series (Television).


Hallmark Channel:

Notable Romantic-Comedies airing this weekend:

Saturday: Hearts of Winter, A New Year's Resolution, Summer Villa, Royal Matchmaker, Romance with a Twist (New Premiere), and A Scottish Love Scheme.

Sunday: Very, Very, Valentine, Raise a Glass to Love, My Secret Valentine, Dating the Delaneys, and Romance with a Twist (Encore), and The Wedding Cottage.


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:

Mystery Marathons-

Saturday: Murder, She Baked / Hannah Swensen Mysteries

Sunday: Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (all starring Candace Cameron Bure)


Hallmark Drama:

Saturday: The Waltons Reunion Movies

Sunday: Hallmark Rom-Coms - True Love Blooms, Summer in the City, Summer Love, Royal Hearts, etc...


Great American Family:

Mystery Marathons-

Saturday: Murder, She Wrote

Sunday: Columbo


UPtv:

Sunday: Rom-Coms - The Clue to Love (caution- see movie reviews), Love Under the Lemon Tree, The Dating List, Love on Retreat, My Perfect Romance (New Cable Premiere), Love, Bubbles, and Crystal Cove, Love on the Road, and Blueprint to the Heart.


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

I'll be spending some special time with my family; I'm planning to watch (or record for later) The Family Film And TV Awards, and hopefully, I'll catch a movie or two!

*Please Note: I haven't pre-screened the new movies premiering this weekend. If you'd like to post a review on whether these films are family-friendly, please share in the comments below. Thank you so much to everyone who shares with us.



Blessings to You All!
Net


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❤️ SHARING HIS LOVE:❤️

"Be completely humble and gentle;
be patient,
bearing with one another in love."
~Ephesians 4:2


Thursday, January 25, 2024

🌟Great American Family Stars🌟 to host The 31st Annual MovieGuide Awards + See Nominees -->>



MovieGuide has announced its annual "Faith & Values Awards Gala & Report to the Entertainment Industry."

The awards program will initially take place, according to Movieguide, on February 9th, and the program will be broadcast on Great American Family sometime this spring with two of Great American Family's prominent stars hosting, Danica McKellar (A Royal Date for Christmas) and Trevor Donovan (Twas the Text Before Christmas).

Previous networks to host this event were the REELZ Channel, Hallmark Drama, and UPtv.

You'll also find nominees for Great American Family in the nominee list below, including the films: A Christmas Blessing and A Paris Christmas Waltz, as well as performances by Lori Loughlin and Jesse Hutch.

According to Movieguide founder and publisher Dr. Ted Baehr, "The Movieguide Awards focuses on honoring quality family-friendly entertainment that deliver strong and inspiring faith-filled stories of faith, hope, joy, and redemptive love."


The 31st MovieGuide Awards Nominees:
(in alphabetical order)


EPIPHANY PRIZE® MOVIES

AFTER DEATH
BIG GEORGE FOREMAN
JESUS REVOLUTION
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
ON A WING AND A PRAYER


EPIPHANY PRIZE® TELEVISION

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING
DIVINE INFLUENCER
MURF THE SURF: JEWELS, JESUS AND MAYHEM IN THE USA: Episodes 1.1-1.4
A PARIS CHRISTMAS WALTZ
A THOUSAND TOMORROWS: Episode 1.3


BEST MOVIES FOR FAMILIES

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE
SUPER MARIO BROS. THE MOVIE
TROLLS BAND TOGETHER
WONKA


BEST TELEVISION EPISODE FOR FAMILIES

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING
DIVINE INFLUENCER
A MILLION MILES AWAY
A PARIS CHRISTMAS WALTZ
A THOUSAND TOMORROWS: Episode 1.3


BEST MOVIE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

BOYS IN THE BOAT
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3
GODZILLA MINUS ONE
JESUS REVOLUTION
SOUND OF FREEDOM


BEST TELEVISION EPISODE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
THE BURIAL
CHICAGO P.D.: “New Life”
MURF THE SURF: JEWELS, JESUS AND MAYHEM IN THE USA
REACHER: Episode 2.5: “Burial”


FAITH & FREEDOM AWARD® FOR MOVIES

BANK OF DAVE
GOLDA (2023)
GUY RITCHIE’S THE COVENANT
INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY
SOUND OF FREEDOM


FAITH & FREEDOM AWARD® FOR TELEVISION

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
THE MANDALORIAN: Episode 302: “The Mines of Mandalore”
A MILLION MILES AWAY
MURF THE SURF: JEWELS, JESUS AND MAYHEM IN THE USA
TETRIS


GRACE PRIZE® FOR MOVIE PERFORMANCE

BIG GEORGE FOREMAN
Khris Davis
Forest Whitaker

JESUS REVOLUTION
Kelsey Grammer
Joel Courtney
Anna Grace Barlow

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
Fiona Palomo
Joel Smallbone

ON A WING AND A PRAYER
Dennis Quaid


GRACE PRIZE® FOR TELEVISION PERFORMANCE

A THOUSAND TOMORROWS: Episode 1.1-1.3
Rose Reid
Colin Ford

DIVINE INFLUENCER
Jason Burkey
Laura Silva

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING
Lori Loughlin
Jesse Hutch


Congratulations to Great American Family and all of the nominees above!

This awards program was previously hosted by three stars from Great American Family, Candace Cameron Bure and Natasha Bure in 2019, and Jen Lilley in 2020 with Andrew Walker. 



Great American Family stars have also previously presented/attended the awards, including Lori Loughlin, Paul Greene, and Merritt Patterson. In fact, Lori Loughlin and Candace Cameron Bure attended last year with Great American Family CEO Bill Abbott.

I'm so grateful that Movieguide highlights the best in entertainment - with family-friendly and faith-based content. Hosting the event this year is such exciting news for Great American Family and all the stars involved.


Happy movie-watching!
Net


πŸŒŸπŸŽ„Happy 11 Months Until Christmas Day, 2024!πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ #MarkThe25th and #CountdownToChristmas with Us! -->>




Today, Thursday, January 25th, marks 11 months until Christmas Day, 2024!

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is airing two Christmas movies tonight and on Friday, the Hallmark Channel is also airing two, and Great American Family will both be airing one Christmas movie!



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πŸŽ„Christmas Movie Schedule:

Thursday, January 25, 2024:

To All a Good Night ... Hallmark Movies & Mysteries ... 7pm
Miracle in Bethlehem, PA ... Hallmark Movies & Mysteries ... 9pm


Friday, January 26, 2024:

Christmas Under Wraps ... Hallmark Channel ... 8pm
Peppermint & Postcards ... Great American Family ... 8pm
Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater ... Hallmark Channel ... 10pm



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You're invited to join in with us at *It's a Wonderful Movie* as we highlight the 25th day of every month by watching a Christmas movie as we Countdown to Christmas!

I haven't seen Miracle in Bethlehem, PA, yet, as I've been saving it as one of my last Christmas movies to watch from 2023, and I still have quite a few to go before I get there. So, I'm not watching that tonight, but I do have it recorded, and I'm looking forward to watching it one day!

After giving it some thought, I've decided my Christmas movie pick to *Mark the 25th* is... A Joyous Christmas! This is such an inspirational, heartwarming movie; I simply adore the sweet woman, Joy, and the "Christmas Memories" song near the end is so beautiful; it always brings tears to my eyes! Plus, the end is so warm and cozy; A Joyous Christmas always leaves me feeling good inside.


So, that's my movie choice in honor of the first 25th in 2024. Please share your own Christmas movie pick to *Mark the 25th* in the comment section below.


*JOY*ful Blessings to You All, 
NetπŸŽ„


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

🌟NEW 2024 DVD Releases🌟 Family-Friendly and Faith-Based TV Movies πŸŽ₯ See Here:



January seems to be flying by fairly quickly, but before it does, I wanted to get started on my 2024 DVD post. I've had some of these DVD releases previously mentioned in my side column or tacked onto the 2023 DVD post, but I wanted to be sure to group them all here in the same place.

All throughout the year of 2024, you'll find NEW DVD Releases below- featuring films that are family-friendly and faith-filled, including Hallmark, Great American Family / Pure Flix, UPtv, INSP Films, and more!

Please be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently, as I'll be adding to this post when NEW DVD RELEASES become available.


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DVD RELEASES for 2024:


🌟 January:


The Wedding Cottage

DVD Release Date: January 2, 2024









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Five More Minutes: Moments Like These

DVD Release Date: January 2, 2024










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Haul Out the Holly

DVD Release Date: January 2, 2024








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The Gift of Peace

DVD Release Date: January 2, 2024








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A Maple Valley Christmas

DVD Release Date: January 2, 2024










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Hallmark 2-Movie: Welcome to Valentine & A Picture of Her

DVD Release Date: January 9, 2024








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The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango

DVD Release Date: January 16, 2024


Ages: 13+








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Mount Hideaway Mysteries

*Also streaming on Great American Pure Flix. Ages: 13+

DVD Release Date: January 30, 2024







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🌟 February:


Big Sky River

DVD Release Date: February 6, 2024








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Hallmark Travel & Romance 6-Movie DVD Collection

DVD Release Date: February 13, 2024








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The Wedding Veil 6-Movie DVD Collection

DVD Release Date: February 20, 2024


The Wedding Veil 6-Movie Collection (DVD), Hallmark, Drama






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Hallmark 12-Movie Romance Collection

DVD Release Date: February 20, 2024



Hallmark 12-Movie Romance Collection (A Safari Romance) (DVD), Hallmark, Drama






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The Blessing Bracelet

DVD Release Date: February 27, 2024









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🌟 March:


Curious Caterer 3-Movie Collection: Dying For Chocolate, Grilling Season, Fatal Vows

DVD Release Date: March 12, 2024








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Nikki And Nora: Sister Sleuths

DVD Release Date: March 19, 2024







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🌟 May:


After The Storm

DVD Release Date: May 7, 2024







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Love, Alaska

DVD Release Date: May 7, 2024






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Art Of Falling In Love

DVD Release Date: May 7, 2024







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My Perfect Romance

DVD Release Date: May 7, 2024







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Please Note: I try my best to only share family-friendly movies; however, I haven't seen every movie listed above. Some of the movies shared are based on positive reviews from my followers and other reviewers.

I hope you enjoy your next movie night!
Blessings, Net


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

πŸ’ Hallmark Announces Spring Premiere Date for 'When Calls the Heart' Season 11! πŸ’ -->>



Hallmark Media is looking ahead to the next season of When Calls the Heart - officially announcing today the news Hearties have been waiting for - Season 11 of When Calls the Heart will premiere this Spring on Sunday, April 7th, at 9pm/8c.

Spring is most definitely the season of new beginnings, and there will be plenty of new developments from the on-set in this all-new season... a budding new romance, mystery, and more! Erin Krakow promised, when she spoke to ET, that the Lucas cliffhanger would be addressed early on in season 11.



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This is the basic scoop, according to Hallmark's press release (see below)...

*Season 11 will include 12 episodes.

*Yes, Lucas (even though he and Elizabeth are no longer engaged) will return in Season 11.

*The upcoming season will explore renewal and redemption.

*Elizabeth gets a fresh start, complete with romance, challenges and new style.

*Elizabeth and Nathan's storyline will continue, as they'll navigate their growing romantic feelings.

*Lucas must confront his past in order to lead Hope Valley into the future.

*Bill and Rosemary team up to unravel a mystery, putting their entire community at risk.


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Once again, here is the official poster/key art for When Calls the Heart Season 11, now including the premiere date.





Hallmark Channel Season 11 promo:



My Quick Take:

I must admit, I was surprised to learn the Hallmark Channel will be premiering this all-new season of 'When Calls the Heart' this Spring. I had thought they might follow last year's pattern of premiering in the Summer and leading up until Christmas. However, I think this is an ideal time since, as I mentioned above, Spring is the time of new beginnings, and as we all know, this new season of WCTH will be full of them.

This is another difficult turning point for the WCTH series, and they've certainly had their share. I personally thought the death of Jack (Daniel Lissing) would, to put it bluntly, be the death of the show, and then, when Abigail (Lori Loughlin) was gone, I just wasn't sure how they could possibly go on. But each time they did, even when Nathan fans were crushed when Elizabeth initially chose Lucas. Each hurdle has been overcome, and I expect this will be no different.

I know it's hard for the Lucas fans to see this turn of events. An engagement is a VERY serious commitment and should be taken VERY seriously, but if someone is engaged and in that time they feel being married to that person is wrong, I do believe they should not follow through. It's a tough situation, whether in real-life or simply on a TV show.

I'm hoping many viewers will once again return to Hope Valley and find that original something they love about the series, whether it is the love of community, the inquisitive schoolchildren, or how the characters, in good times or in times of adversity, always draw strength from their faith.


From my heart to yours,
Net



PRESS RELEASE VIA HALLMARK:


THE PROMISE OF A NEW START
AFTER A CLIFFHANGER SEASON 
10 FINALE OF
“WHEN CALLS THE HEART”
BRINGS MANY CHANGES 
(AND SURPRISES)
IN ITS 11th SEASON,
PREMIERING SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH

STUDIO CITY, CA – Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 – It’s news that will get the Hearties’ hearts racing! After an electrifying finale left fans and viewers stunned last October, Hallmark Channel announced today that season 11 of their longest-running original series, “When Calls the Heart,” will make its return in a few months! Coming off an exciting Season 10 finale, this season brings the promise of a new start, romance, community, and reunion. Season 11 premieres on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 9pm/8c with a total of 12 episodes!

In season 11 of “When Calls the Heart,” schoolteacher Elizabeth Thornton embarks on a fresh start – with new romance, new challenges, and new style. She and Mountie Nathan Grant navigate their growing romantic feelings while also leaning on each other for support as they face new parenting obstacles. Newly elected Governor Lucas Bouchard must confront his past in order to embrace his strengths and lead Hope Valley into the future. Retired Mountie Bill Avery and newspaper reporter Rosemary Coulter team up to unravel a mystery putting their entire community at risk. This season explores renewal, redemption, and of course romance as Hope Valley enters the 1920’s.

“If there’s anything we can take away from the success of “When Calls the Heart”, it’s that these stories, these characters, and essentially their lives, is that they resonate and they matter deeply to so many of our viewers,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming. “11 seasons is a celebration of the kind of heartwarming content that we strive to bring to the fans every year.”

“When Calls the Heart,” the longest-running Hallmark Channel original series, proves viewers always want more of Hope Valley: Season 10 concluded on a ratings-high note, securing Hallmark Channel’s title as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network on weekends throughout its 12-week run among key demographics. Dovetailing the top network rank, Season 10 delivered the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program every Sunday among Women 18+. What’s more, the finale episode was crowned the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program on Sunday and of the week among key demos, as well as the most-watched episode of the season.

Source: Nielsen L+3 Program based data; WCTH Season 10 from 7/30/23 - 10/15/23; Strict Daypart Span; Excludes News & Sports; “#1 Original Program on Ent. Cable”, excludes Repeats and Programs with less than 4 Telecasts; Networks that share feeds are weight averaged to daypart based on duration; L+3 R&F Program, Unduplicated P2+ audience across twelve premiere episodes from 7/30/23-10/15/23, 6 min qualifier.

“Time has flown by since the end of season 10 and I cannot put into words how thrilled I am for the premiere of Season 11 of “When Calls the Heart,” said Erin Krakow, series star and executive producer. “It’s such a warm feeling to know that we have the loyalty, love, and longevity to make it this far and that is a true testament to our viewers. I’m beyond proud and grateful to our hardworking crew, writers, producers, cast, and Hallmark Channel for their vision and support. I cannot wait for viewers to tune in to this season and to continue on this journey with all of us! Season 11 delivers more heart than ever before!”


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