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Monday, May 20, 2024

🎬 UPtv's June 2024 Movie Premieres - - SEE HERE:




UPtv is showing four rom-com movies in their schedule for June, 2024.

Please be sure to read the reviews for the first three movies below.




May The Best Wedding Win

Premiere Date: June 2, 2024

Storyline: When Tiffany’s fiancΓ©e calls off their wedding, she is heartbroken – that her dream wedding is off! After her frenemy snaps up the bookings for her own wedding, Tiffany hires an actor to be her groom.

Movie Reviews:

πŸ’ Reel One's May the Best Wedding Win is not clean (gay man and his 'lover') and is honestly really stupid and annoying. (on Peacock). -Maria

πŸ’ Sadly have to agree - this movie is one big waste of time. One of the weakest ROE movies I have ever watched - Florence

πŸ’ Read more reviews for "May The Best Wedding Win" at Amazon - here.



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The Wedding Rule

Premiere Date: June 9, 2024

Storyline: Former childhood friends are bequeathed a restaurant on one condition: they must be married to claim the inheritance. Both being single, the race is on to find the “one”.

Movie Reviews:

πŸ’ "The Wedding Rule" from Reel One (Peacock streaming) – not family-friendly. Around 20 minutes in, a barista behaves like a silly middle school girl to convey his homosexual attraction to the uninterested male lead, even writing a heart and his phone number on the coffee cup. We see him fawning in a couple more scenes. Then, some language is tossed in: playing pin the tail on the donkey at a speed dating event, the two leads joke about being bad*** and jack***; later she exclaims "d*** it" when he correctly guesses a secret ingredient. There's also a scene with the male lead in nothing but a towel.

Beyond the disappointing content, the movie just didn't draw me in, hitting neither a particularly sweet nor fun note. I was game for an unrealistic plot, but the whole marry-a-stranger-in-3-weeks never even got believable traction in the script. Feels like this one should have sped straight to marry-each-other-to-save-the-restaurant-then-grow-to-realize-it's-actually-for-real as the bulk of the movie. Overall, it left me bummed about the squandered talent. Oh well! ~Alicia

πŸ’ Alicia, I actually quite liked this but then I particularly like Dennis Andres although certainly it's one of those where you have to suspend belief but there wasn't enough "unfriendly" content to spoil it for me.

The scene where Max had a bare chest was nothing you wouldn't see on a beach anywhere and the towel completely covered his lower half.

Not that it would have changed your opinion of the story line but you were unfortunate to watch it on Peacock.

I saw it through UP Faith & Family and they had done a bit of editing - taken out bad language and there was no scene where the barista wrote his phone number on the coffee cup for Max - Florence

πŸ’ Read more reviews for "The Wedding Rule" at Amazon - here.



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A Match for the Prince

Premiere Date: June 16, 2024

Storyline: An acclaimed medieval romance novelist is hired to be a matchmaker for a real-life prince in a desperate attempt to find true love before the fixed royal wedding date.

Movie Reviews:

πŸ’ Reel One's A Match for the Prince is clean. (streaming on Peacock). -Maria

πŸ’ Read more reviews for "A Match for the Prince" at Amazon - here.



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Discovering Love

Premiere Date: June 23, 2024

Storyline: An archeology professor must team up with a dig-first-ask-questions-later treasure hunter to find the long lost crown of Helen of Troy.


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Please comment below if you'd like to share your thoughts on the UPtv June premieres.

Hopefully, the return of movies in June will mean we will see more movies on UPtv throughout the Summer.


Enjoy your next movie night!
Net 🎬


Great American Media Announces: 'Mr. Manhattan' Premieres at The Kentucky Theatre with Celebrity Attendees, Carlos and Alexa PenaVega - SEE HERE:




Exciting news, movie fans! If you live in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, or any surrounding state, you will want to get your ticket now to see "Mr. Manhattan," starring Carlos and Alexa PenaVega, at The Kentucky Theatre in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky!

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega will be attending this event on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, along with Bill Abbott, President & CEO of Great American Media, and the cast and crew of the film, "Mr. Manhattan."

Please see full details in the press release below via Great American Family...







'Mr. Manhattan' 
Premieres at The Kentucky Theatre 
with Celebrity Attendees

Stars Carlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega Attend Screening Released by Great American Pure Flix

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Great American Pure Flix announces Carlos PenaVega ("Spy Kids," Big Time Rush) and Alexa PenaVega ("Spy Kids," "The Casagrandes Movie") will attend the world premiere of the original motion picture, "Mr. Manhattan" on May 22, 2024, in the film's shoot location of Lexington, Kentucky.

The exclusive premiere will include a 600-person screening of the film at The Kentucky Theatre, presented by VisitLEX, along with a red-carpet experience, and VIP attendees including cast and crew of the film, as well as members from Asbury University.

"It is a joy to have produced the beautiful motion picture, 'Mr. Manhattan,' down in the Bluegrass," said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. "Kentucky has great incentives and well-trained crews. The state built on bourbon and horse racing can now add filmmaking to its achievements and Great American Media has plans to be back in the state soon working on more original films in the near future," Abbott concluded.

In "Mr. Manhattan," Mason Bradley (Carlos PenaVega) makes a promise to his brother and sister-in-law to be godfather to their newborn son. Mason has exciting news of his own: he's just been accepted to Columbia Law School, which comes as a shock to his fiancΓ©, Dani (Alexa PenaVega). Ten years on, Mason is surrounded by big city life and obsessed with becoming partner in his firm. Just when Mason feels personal success is at hand, he receives an unimaginable call, and his priorities are rapidly shifted in the face of a devastating life event.

"We're especially thankful for the incredible local support from VisitLEX and Asbury University. It wouldn't have been possible to shoot the film in Kentucky without their help, as well as Kentucky's competitive film incentive program.," said Brady Nasfell, producer of "Mr. Manhattan."

"Mr. Manhattan" is executive produced by Michael Scott, Jeffrey Peterson, David A. R. White, Kendall Baldwin, and Jim Ameduri. Producer is Brady Nasfell. Brian Herzlinger directs from an original screenplay by Andrea Nasfell.

Located in Wilmore, Kentucky, Asbury University provided integral production resources and film crew through its School of Communication Arts, including more than 25 students, faculty and staff who worked alongside the teams in central Kentucky and New York, N.Y. Recent Asbury M.F.A. graduate Ali Stiefel served as an office production assistant on the new movie.

"'Mr. Manhattan' opened a world of possibilities that I didn't even know existed in the film industry," Stiefel said. "I'm producing my own show this summer, and the knowledge I gained from working on set alongside the creators of 'Mr. Manhattan' equipped me with the skills to keep creating on my own, right here in Kentucky."

The event is set to be held from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m., and limited tickets can be secured at https://bit.ly/mrmanhattanticket. "Mr. Manhattan" will be available to stream on Great American Pure Flix on Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET.

Photo: Courtesy of Great American Pure Flix

Great American Pure Flix
As the streaming service of Great American Media, Great American Pure Flix provides quality family-friendly programming that celebrates faith, family and country. With affordable flat-rate pricing, families can stream a prolific offering of unlimited movies and shows on demand. Great American Pure Flix features inspiring, uplifting and entertaining content the entire family can enjoy together, with new original and exclusive titles added every month. New customers can enjoy a 7-day free trial by visiting GreatAmericanPureFlix.com. Watch Great American Pure Flix https://signup.pureflix.com/signup/c3e/email

Great American Media
Great American Media is home to a family-friendly portfolio of brands including Great American Family, Great American Pure Flix and Great American Faith & Living. As the flagship linear TV network, Great American Family features original Christmas movies, rom-coms and classic series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Pure Flix is a leading faith and family streaming service that inspires, uplifts and entertains with content that you can confidently stream with the entire family. Other platforms include: Great American Faith & Living, the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates faith, family, and country every day and every season; Great American Adventures and Pure Flix TV, FAST channels (free ad-supporting streaming TV). Great American Media was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

Four Ways to Watch Great American Media without Cable https://agoodmovietowatch.com/how-to/channels/gacf/

About Asbury University
Asbury University is a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts institution in Wilmore, Ky., with 15 academic departments offering more than 130 undergraduate areas of study, along with graduate degrees and certification programs in business administration, media communication and education and an online bachelor's degree program. More than 22,000 living alumni surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and at least 80 nations. asbury.edu


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Trailer - "Mr Manhattan":



I hope you enjoyed this news today via Great American Media. I certainly wish I could attend this event, but unfortunately, my schedule won't allow this week. Perhaps, some of you who live close by might be able to go and enjoy a wonderful evening. If you'd like ticket information - *see here*!

For those of you, like myself, who have Great American Pure Flix, you can stream "Mr. Manhattan" beginning on Thursday, May 23rd. (I'm so looking forward to seeing Alexa and Carlos join the Great American Media Family!)

Also, Bill Abbott (Great American Media CEO) revealed in his latest insider email that "Mr. Manhattan" is expected to air in September on Great American Family. So, we can all look forward to seeing it then, as well.


Blessings to you all,
Net


"Blue Ridge: The Series" Coming to INSP




Good news for "Blue Ridge: The Series"! According to Variety, "Independent cabler INSP, focused on Western programming, will premiere its original television series “Blue Ridge” July 28 at 9 p.m. ET."

Recently, the series was #1 on the popular streamer, Plex, and premiered throughout the month of April and May on the streaming source, The Cowboy Way Channel.

Based on the popular film Blue Ridge, which premiered in 2020, "Blue Ridge: The Series" is a six-episode procedural crime drama set in the lush and forbidding mountains of North Carolina.

Details via Imagicomm Entertainment:
Actor Johnathon Schaech 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.

Special guest stars include Bruce Boxleitner, Max Martini, Ethan Embry, Mike O’Hearn, Erin Cahill, Jesse Kove, Lev Cameron and Jessica McKay.


NOTE: Due to violence, this series is best suited for a mature audience, pre-teen age and up. Otherwise, all episodes are family-friendly.

I hope many of you who were unable to stream this series, will be able to enjoy it this summer on INSP.

I previously received this wonderful review from RC back in April, and I just had to share it with all of you again...

🌟 Just watched the Blue Ridge movie for the first time and then the two episodes that have been released thus far. I am loving it!! So refreshing to see non-woke, old-fashioned themes in entertainment. A noble lawman who puts his life on the line for his family and his community. Masculinity depicted as something good, not toxic. Women who are strong without losing their femininity, unlike the feminist girlbosses we see in other media. A man who has taken responsibility for the mistakes that led to his divorce and is determined to win back his ex-wife. A romance in which the man serves and cares for the woman, and the woman respects and admires the man. But I think my favorite thing about the show is what it says about America. Our country has its dysfunctional subcultures, and one of those is definitely represented here by the feuding clans whose tribalistic mentality justifies violence and cheapens life. But then you have the main character who exemplifies the best of the American spirit: courage, individualism, personal responsibility, service, and traditional morals. And it’s a beautiful thing to see the best of America triumph over the worst of America. That’s one of the themes of American history and I love seeing that acknowledged. ~RC

Thank you, RC, again for sharing this fantastic review.

If any of you enjoyed the action-packed adventures and mystery of the movie Blue Ridge, then I believe you are going to love the same action, danger, and excitement in "Blue Ridge: The Series"!


Happy watching!
Net


Saturday, May 18, 2024

πŸŽ„ Great American Family's "A Royal Christmas Ball" Promo - Starring Danica McKellar and Oliver Rice πŸ‘‘ See Here:




Great American Family is rolling out the red carpet for Danica McKellar's new royal-themed Christmas movie, A Royal Christmas Ball!

This movie is the latest to be filmed and promoted on their channel for the upcoming 2024 Great American Christmas movie season. See the promo for this movie below.



Here's what we know, so far, about this movie:

A Royal Christmas Ball will include waltzes choreographed by “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancer Gleb Savchencko. It is currently set to premiere this November on Great American Family.

Story synopsis via Great American Media: "In A Royal Christmas Ball, Chelsea Jones (Danica McKellar) is a dance instructor and studio owner in Chicago who inspires kids to find themselves through dance. Just before Christmas, Chelsea discovers a photo she’s never seen before. Chelsea thinks the young woman is her birth mother who passed away when she was only five years old. The woman is in a wedding dress tugging on the hand of a man wearing a wedding ring, but that is all that can be seen of the man Chelsea believes may be her father. The photo’s handwritten inscription reads, “Our place, Havenshire, December 23, 1984.” With only the internet, a plane ticket, and lifelong determination to go on, Chelsea now has four days in Havenshire to solve the mystery of her birth family. Along the way, she’ll have to sneak into a castle, teach a stubborn Prince how to dance, and be in just the right place on Christmas Eve when the bells toll."



A Royal Christmas Ball Promo:



Great American Family is currently using the title A Royal Christmas Ball to promote this film; however, there is a previous ION Christmas movie with the same title from 2017. Danica has said the title may change to A Cinderella Christmas Ball or something similar, so be sure to stay tuned IF there are any title changes or updates.

Of course, Danica McKellar is well-known for a number of TV and Christmas movies; notably, A Crown for Christmas is her most popular royal-themed Christmas movie to date. A Royal Christmas Ball will be her third royal film for Great American Family. The Winter Palace aired in 2022, and A Royal Date for Christmas aired in 2023.




More Great American Family News - In Case You Missed It:

Christmas in July is coming to Great American Family! Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott shared this exciting news in his latest insider email with this statement, "Movie enthusiasts can rest assured that we will go back to movies with Christmas in July, and then we will have a very strong slate of new, original movies through the end of 2024!"

Further information has not been released yet about when Christmas in July will begin, so please be sure to stay tuned for additional details. Last year, Great American Family ran Christmas movies 24/7 from July 1st to July 17th, and then from July 18th to July 30th, the channel aired three Christmas movies each night, from 6pm to 12am (EST). We will have to wait and see if the network plans to run a similar programming slate for Christmas in July this year.

At the end of July, Bill shared with his followers that we can expect to see the return of Great American Pure Flix films on Monday nights, beginning with GOD’S COUNTRY SONG on Monday, July 29th, and HEAVEN SENT on Monday, August 6th. MR. MANHATTAN, starring Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, will premiere May 23rd on the streaming source Great American Pure Flix and is projected to premiere on Great American Family in September.

Bill also promises, "There be much more to come in August, September and certainly at Christmas, including a mystery featuring Candace..." The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker, starring Candace Cameron Bure, is set to premiere sometime later this year.

At this point, I know some viewers are disappointed with the reruns of classic programming airing on Great American Family. Hopefully, this explanation from Bill Abbott will help explain, "The reason we have been airing older series content is the number of people who watch these shows is double, and sometimes triple, the number who watch movies according to Nielsen. While we also love our movies and would much prefer to offer these rather than old series, we need to reach the biggest audience possible to be viable to advertisers."

So, if you want to support Great American Family and the content they are building on their network, we will all have to wait a little longer as the network continues to grow its library of films and expands its viewership. When Christmas in July or the movies begin again, be sure to tell your family and friends to tune in.

Please stay tuned for additional programming details.

Have a Blessed Day!
Net


Friday, May 17, 2024

🎬 Come Home To New Movies This Weekend 🐾 🐾 Plus, Find Harmony In Hope Valley ♪♪♪...




 Hello, Movie Friends!

The weekend is upon us once again! This go-around Hallmark has us covered all weekend long from Friday to Sunday, with two new movie premieres on Friday and Saturday and, lastly, a new episode of When Calls the Heart on Sunday night.

Get the scoop on these new premieres + some programming notes below!



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Friday, May 17, 2024:




Storyline: A former Army surgeon moves back to her hometown and joins a practice of family doctors, but when she's drawn into solving the mysterious death of a patient, her quiet life becomes upended.

Premieres Friday, May 17, 2024
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Mystery
*Encores Sunday night at 7pm/6c.

Movie Reviews:

πŸ”Ž Family Practice Mysteries: Coming Home Review.... A very good mystery. I can see this being a great series. Her relationship with her teenage children (who are very respectful) is great like Garage Sale Mysteries and has the same with her widowed father(similar to Mystery 101). It was family-friendly and it was another one of those kinds when the detective shares information!! His only fault is that he's a cat person...haha ;) I laughed when Rachel said Einstein had a dog.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

There was a scene when her work friend is doing yoga meditation. I was glad they didn't really go into it and in the end(killer reveal scene) there is a mention of the "D" word. Which was unfortunate, normally there is no language. Overall, I am glad I watched it and hope to see more! ~Abigail

πŸ”Ž "Family Practice Mysteries: Coming Home" - I saw this movie on streaming service. It's family friendly. Acting was good. Story is a little hard to follow. No real dynamics, but over all was a good mystery. ~Joyce in Carolina

πŸ”Ž The Family Practice mysteries is streaming early on Hallmark Now. The movie was family-friendly, but I'll admit I was surprised that two swear words were included towards the end of the movie. Other than that it was surprisingly good. ~Laura



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Saturday, May 18, 2024:




Storyline: A dedicated entrepreneur and inventor looking to make it big creating innovative dog toys and treats finds success with the support of a handsome client.

Premieres Saturday, May 18, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel
*Encores Sunday night at 5pm/4c.


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Sunday, May 19, 2024:





Episode 7 - “Facing the Music” :

Storyline: Elizabeth hopes for the best when Tom Thornton visits with an exciting opportunity for the town’s choir. Rosemary and Bill interview a source. Lucas considers his options.

Premieres Sunday, May 19, 2024
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


*Click here to see more images for this episode and others.*



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Programming Notes:
(highlighting some of this weekend's classic movie stand-outs...)


Hallmark Channel:

See a variety of classic movies all weekend long, including:

Love's Greek to Me, A Valentine's Match, 14 Love Letters, Sand Dollar Cove, My Secret Valentine, Guiding Emily, and Falling for Vermont.


Hallmark Mystery:

See a variety of mystery movies on Sunday, including:

Mystery 101, Picture Perfect Mysteries, Murder, She Baked, and more.


Hallmark Family:

Friday night - See an encore airing of the 2021 remake movie, The Waltons' Homecoming.

Plus, various classic movies on Saturday and Sunday:

Walking the Dog, Like Cats & Dogs, My Boyfriends' Dogs, The Beach House, The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, High Flying Romance, and more.


Merit Street:

See encores of these movies from Great American Family...

Saturday:
Scents and Sensibility and Swing into Romance

Sunday:
Happily Ever Emma and A Taste of Tuscany


UPtv:

See classic rom-com movies on Saturday, including:

The Secret Sauce, Just Jake, The Song to My Heart, Love on the Road, and more


INSP:

Catch midnight airings this weekend of these INSP classics:

The Warrant: Breaker's Law and The Legend of 5 Mile Cave


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I hope you all have a nice weekend planned, and perhaps you can enjoy one of the new movies or When Calls the Heart.

I'm personally looking forward to seeing the return of Tom Thornton, Jack's brother, in this all-new WCTH episode. In the past, he was a troublesome character getting into all sorts of mischief; however, Faith was a good friend who helped him get a job many years ago that set him on a better path. Tom's history, however, does seem to make some skeptical on his current endeavor to find a choir. Is he on the up and up? When I see the upcoming promos/press images, I get a sort of Professor Harold Hill (the scheming traveling salesman) feel from The Music Man. Hopefully, Tom has turned over a new leaf.

There's also a new mystery movie premiere this weekend, and I want to include a special THANK YOU to Abigail, Joyce, and Laura for sharing early movie reviews for Family Practice Mysteries: Coming Home. If you didn't catch them before, you can see all three reviews above. Thank you, ladies, for taking the time to share with us. I know MANY appreciate this (as I do!) so much!

And, of course, the Hallmark Channel has a new puppy-themed movie! I'm sure all dog lovers (including myself!) will be thrilled to *catch* this one! Please note: I haven't pre-screened this movie, but if it is as cute as the promo, then we are all in for a nice *treat*!


Happy watching, everyone!
Blessings on your weekend,
Net


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SHINING HIS LIGHT:

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him."
~Psalm 28:7


Thursday, May 16, 2024

πŸ”ŽActress Sarah Drew to Star in New Hallmark Christmas Mystery SeriesπŸ”Ž



Hallmark Media announces a new Christmas-themed mystery series, Mistletoe Murders, starring Actress Sarah Drew, who will also serve as Executive Producer on this project.

According to Deadline, who made this announcement, "Drew has been cast as Emily Lane in Mistletoe Murders, which is based on the Audible global hit podcast of the same name. Emily is described as smart, tough, and observant, but also kind, empathetic, and charming with a great — albeit dry — sense of humor."

Hallmark Media also released this story synopsis: "When Emily isn’t busy running her charming small-town Christmas-themed store, “Under the Mistletoe,” she finds herself compelled to investigate local murders with the help of a handsome local police detective and his teen daughter. On the surface, Emily is a perfectly lovely, good-natured mystery lover – but she is hiding a secret past that, if exposed, threatens to destroy the new life she has built in Fletcher’s Grove."

Sarah Drew has a long resume of Hallmark movies that include Guiding Emily, Front of the Class, One Summer, Christmas in Vienna, and Branching Out, and a variety of films for other outlets, including the theater production, Mom's Night Out, Lifetime's Christmas Pen Pals, and more recently, Great American Pure Flix's Birthright Outlaw.

Sarah shared this movie news with her followers, using three smiling faces and clapping emojis and the caption, "SO excited!!!"

I'm also excited to hear this Christmas movie news and learn how Hallmark is incorporating the mystery genre into its upcoming holiday programming.


Stay tuned for more details,
NetπŸ”Ž

πŸŽ„Need "A Little Christmas Charm" in May?πŸŽ„



Hallmark Mystery has a special gift for viewers today, Thursday, May 16th— FOUR Christmas Movies will air back-to-back from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.!

Three of the Christmas Movies airing star Actor Brendan Penny, while one of the movies, Project Christmas Wish, stars Actress Amanda Schull.

Brendan and Amanda will star together in an all-new mystery for the Hallmark Mystery channel on Friday night, May 17th, titled: Family Practice Mysteries: Coming Home.



Catch some Christmas Magic Today with these four wonderful Christmas Movies on Hallmark Mystery:
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A LITTLE CHRISTMAS CHARM - 3pm/2c.
When Holly finds a lost charm bracelet, she teams up with an investigative reporter to return it to the rightful owner by Christmas Eve. Stars Ashley Greene and Brendan Penny.

PROJECT CHRISTMAS WISH - 5pm/4c.
For years Lucy has played Santa to her small town's community. As she grants a little girl's wish for a "Christmas like it used to be," she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true. Stars Amanda Schull and Travis Van Winkle.

TIME FOR THEM TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - 7pm/6c.
During the holidays, a woman with amnesia catches a ride with her handsome nurse to investigate the only clue to her identity: a newspaper clipping for a Christmas Festival with a cryptic invitation. Stars Jessy Schram, Brendan Penny.

A SEASON FOR FAMILY - 9pm/8c.
Siblings adopted into separate families wish to reunite for Christmas. Stars Stacey Farber and Brendan Penny.



And if this doesn't quite fill you up with all of the joy of Christmas, then you'll want to find the time to come home for more Christmas movies Friday night on the Hallmark Channel:
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A ROYAL CHRISTMAS CRUSH - 7pm/6c.
Ava accepts the opportunity of a lifetime to work at the Royal Ice Hotel, which leads her to a surprise whirlwind romance with the most important guest of all, the Royal Prince himself. Stars Katie Cassidy, Stephen Huszar.

TIME FOR US TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - 9pm/8c.
Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner, Ben, Sarah discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever. Stars Lacey Chabert, Stephen Huszar.

Actor Stephen Huszar stars in both of these Christmas movies, and he will also star in the upcoming Hallmark Original Movie, Everything Puppies, on Saturday night, May 18th.


I hope you enjoy watching these Christmas movies on Hallmark Mystery and the Hallmark Channel. Be sure to check the Christmas TV Schedule for more Christmas movies airing in May and June!

May Your Day Be
Merry & Bright!
NetπŸŽ„


Reminder: "Elkhorn" Episode 6 Airs Tonight on INSP


image courtesy: INSP


Episode six of Elkhorn airs Tonight, May 16, 2024, at 9pm/8c on INSP.

Roosevelt Embarks on a Hunting Expedition in Elkhorn Episode 6...

Episode 6 ∙ “The Hunt”

Details via INSP: Looking for a distraction from his tasks at Elkhorn Ranch, Theodore Roosevelt decides a hunting expedition to the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming might just settle his mind, but he soon finds himself face to face with a man-eating grizzly bear.

Enjoy the new adventures in tonight's episode.


Blessings,
Net

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

🌟 Hallmark Announces 1st Ever Christmas Experience for Fans πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ See When & Where Here:


image: Hallmark Media


Hallmark announced today a new, exciting fan event for their devoted Christmas movie viewers - 
Hallmark Christmas Experience!


This November the Hallmark Channel invites their fans to... "Join us to celebrate the joy of the season with Hallmark stars, tree lightings, a Christmas market, festive food and drinks, and so much more! Ticket packages on sale tomorrow, May 16."

The event will take place from November 29 to December 23, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri, the home of Hallmark’s headquarters.


Video via Hallmark Channel - Facebook:




For more information and ticket details, visit https://experiencehallmarkchristmas.com.

This sounds like a wonderful place for Hallmark Christmas movie fans to visit, enjoy a yummy Christmas treat, and perhaps meet one of their favorite Hallmark actors and other fans who love these holiday movies just as much!

This event may be the next best thing to actually being in a Hallmark movie!

In fact, one follower on IG wrote this message, and it made me chuckle, so I just had to share:

jess_intheburgh: Don’t forget to break up with your city-dwelling boyfriend prior to returning to your Christmas themed town so you can bump into your ex and fall back in love πŸ˜‚

Isn't that hilarious and cute!?!?! I couldn't help from laughing over the familiar Hallmark movie trope.

I've noticed other commenters are mostly excited, while others hope Hallmark will make this event happen a little closer to their home. Of course, as I mentioned above, Hallmark's headquarters are in Kansas City, Missouri, so that's the reason behind the chosen location.

Please share your thoughts in the comments below!


Have a JOYful day!
NetπŸŽ„

Monday, May 13, 2024

Lacey Chabert To Film Christmas Movie NOT for Hallmark



While Hallmark previously announced that Actress Lacey Chabert will be starring alongside Actor Kristoffer Polaha in the film “The Christmas Quest” for its network this holiday season, there is another announcement today from Variety, announcing that Lacey Chabert will star in a streaming Christmas movie being made for Netflix’s 2024 holiday slate titled, Hot Frosty.

Details via Variety:
The film’s official logline reads, “Two years after losing her husband, Cathy magically brings a handsome snowman to life! Through his naΓ―vetΓ©, the snowman helps Cathy to laugh, feel and love again, as the two fall for each other just in time for the holidays…and before he melts.”

Other cast members include: Dustin Milligan (“Schitt’s Creek,” “The People We Hate at the Wedding”), Joe Lo Truglio (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Craig Robinson (“The Office”), Katy Mixon (“American Housewife”), Lauren Holly (“Dumb and Dumber”) and Chrishell Stause (“Selling Sunset”). (according to Variety)

The story concept of a snowman coming to life reminds me of the 2017 Christmas movie, Snowmance, starring Ashley Newbrough, Adam Hurtig, and Jesse Hutch. The movie is silly but sweet, too, and I imagine Hot Frosty will also have its own mix of romance and comedy.

As for Lacey filming a Christmas movie for Netflix, I find this announcement to be rather interesting. Perhaps, if this movie were for any other time of year, it wouldn't be that shocking, but a CHRISTMAS movie... Wow! That is really surprising news!

I would love to know your thoughts on it. Please share in the comments below...


Have a Merry Day!
Net


Hallmark Channel Announces New Series: ‘The Chicken Sisters’




On the heels of Hallmark announcing the season 12 renewal of When Calls the Heart, Variety is now reporting - Hallmark is creating an all-new television series based on KJ Dell'Antonia's bestselling 2020 novel, The Chicken Sisters.

Starring in this series are: Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Caroline in the City, Next Stop, Christmas), Schuyler Fisk (Every Other Holiday), Genevieve Angelson (This is Us), and Wendie Malick (After All These Years, Darrow & Darrow).

Story details via Variety:
“The Chicken Sisters,” a family drama with southern charm and romance, is set in the fictional town of Merinac, “where a generations-old rift between dueling fried chicken restaurants – Mimi’s and Frannie’s – has left the founders’ families fractured and the locals taking sides.” When a popular cooking show comes to town, things get more complicated as sparks begin to fly and secrets are uncovered.

The series is currently in production and will have 8 episodes coming to the Hallmark Channel later this year.

If any of you have read the book the series will be based upon, The Chicken Sisters, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Stay tuned for further details.
Net

Friday, May 10, 2024

🌹Happy Mother's Day Weekend - Enjoy a New Movie, Marathons, and More!🌹 #MothersDay *SEE HERE:



Happy weekend, friends!

I pray those of you observing Mother's Day this Sunday will have an enjoyable time and a lovely celebration. (Please note... I will share more on this at the end of this post.)

As for the new programming this Saturday and Sunday, the Hallmark Channel is diving into *Countdown to Summer* with an all-new adventure film, A Whitewater Romance, starring Cindy Busby and Benjamin Hollingsworth; plus, an all-new When Calls the Heart on Sunday night has an unwanted visitor and more trouble with the resort project. However, in more uplifting news, in case you haven't heard, When Calls the Heart has been renewed for Season 12 - see details here.

Blue Ridge: The Series ends its first season with a finale that Actor/Executive Producer Johnathon Schaech (who portrays Sheriff Justin Wise) says is "going to rock your world and hopefully make you chuckle." The finale episode has two guest stars, Erin Cahill (A Timeless Christmas, Love, Fall, & Order, Mystery 101) and Ethan Embry (Sweet Home Alabama, Vegas Vacation). Erin's character, Beth Yates, reminds me a lot of her role on Mystery 101, as she portrays Justin's ex-girlfriend and an FBI agent. Ethan Embry starred with Johnathon Schaech in the movie That Thing You Do, and he's a young actor in one of my all-time favorite classic Christmas movies, All I Want for Christmas. However, he certainly isn't playing the same nice, boy-next-door type of character in this thrilling, suspenseful, finale episode of Blue Ridge.

See more details below on the Blue Ridge: The Series finale, plus the new movie, A Whitewater Romance, When Calls the Heart, special marathons for Mother's Day, and more...



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Saturday, May 11, 2024:




Storyline: Maya attends an exclusive business retreat in the Rocky Mountains where she meets Matt who, initially, is her competitor. As they're forced to pair up, an unlikely connection begins to evolve.

Premieres Saturday, May 11, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Sunday, May 12, 2024:

Season Finale

Storyline: Justin's world is rocked when his ex-wife and daughter are held hostage at the Blue Ridge police station by an angry army veteran. Desperate to keep his family safe, Justin surrenders his gun and locks himself in with the hostages.

Season Finale
Airs Sunday, May 12, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Cowboy Way Channel



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Sunday, May 12, 2024:





Episode 6 - “Believe” :

Storyline: Elizabeth confronts an imposing figure from her past with Nathan’s support. Rosemary helps Lee navigate a new leadership role. Lucas struggles to find bidders for his resort project.

Airs Sunday, May 12, 2024
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel



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Programming Notes:



FETV:

Special Mother's Day Marathon of Leave it to Beaver...
Leave it to June!

Click Here to Enlarge Schedule





Cozi TV-

Ma-A-Thon (marathon) of Litte House on the Prairie

Saturday from 11am - 8pm




TCM-

I Remember Mama (1948)
Airs Sunday at 8pm/7c.

Storyline: Norwegian immigrants face the trials of family life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Stars Irene Dunne.




UPtv:

Movies Return on Saturdays and Sundays

from 11am to 11pm on Saturday
from 1pm to 11pm on Sunday

Movies included: Country Hearts, Love on Fire, Sweet as Maple Syrup, Sweet on You, The Happy Camper and more!



Hallmark Channel-

Fa-La-La-Fridays:

Everything Christmas - 7pm
The Santa Summit - 9pm


Hallmark's Sunday Mom-Com-A-Thon includes classic movies that honor Mommas and Grandmothers on Sunday, Mother's Day...

A Scottish Love Theme - 9am
An Easter Bloom - 11am
The Presence of Love - 1pm
Dating the Delaneys - 3pm
Field Day - 5pm
A Whitewater Romance - 7pm (Encore)
When Calls the Heart - 9pm (New Episode)
The Perfect Catch - 10pm




Hallmark Mystery:

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Marathon-
Airs Saturday and Sunday!

Starring Candace Cameron Bure (as Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden) and Marilu Henner (as her mother, Aida Teagarden)



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I hope you all have a nice, pleasant weekend. And for those of you who are celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday... a very, very Happy Mother's Day to You All! God's Blessings to You and All of the Mommas and Grandmothers who visit here.

For those of you whose Mothers or Grandmothers are no longer with you, I pray you will recall many sweet memories... that bring you joy.

As I end this post, I want to include a special *Happy Mother's Day* to my Precious Momma! She and my Daddy have always given me and my siblings immeasurable love, and I am forever grateful. Their devotion is a gift from God every day, a reflection of His love for all His children! God Bless You, Momma... you are Everything to me, my dearest Friend and Encourager... I LOVE YOU with ALL My HEART!!!


Have a Blessed, 
Beautiful Weekend, Everyone!
Cherish your moments & memories,
Net


🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹


SHINING HIS LIGHT:

“Her children rise up 
and call her blessed.”
~ Proverbs 31:28




*Breaking News!* Hallmark Makes "When Calls the Heart" Season 12 Official 🎬 Details Here:




It's official, Hearties! The Valley Voice has the scoop! I'm sure this is headline news Rosemary Coulter would love to deliver to her readers... "When Calls the Heart" will return for Season 12 on the Hallmark Channel!

Hallmark Media made a statement today through Entertainment Tonight, revealing what we had already anticipated. (see post from yesterday)

ET is reporting... "When Calls the Heart fans will be getting to spend even more time with the residents of Hope Valley! ET can exclusively announce that the celebrated Hallmark Channel romantic drama has been renewed for season 12. The exciting news comes just over a month after season 11 kicked off on April 7."

According to the article, this all-new season will also have 12 episodes, which has been the series' normal episode run since 2021. Production will begin in July.

Hallmark's press release states, "With more stories to tell in Hope Valley, season 12 will continue with themes about family, community, and of course romance as we move further into the 1920s."

I'm hoping Hope Valley will remain a peaceful, joyful place for viewers and families to come together - for one simple hour of wholesome viewing and enjoyment on Sunday evenings.


From my heart to yours...
Blessings,
Net 🎬


Thursday, May 9, 2024

News on "When Calls the Heart" Season 12 Renewal -- SEE HERE:




SEE AN UPDATE TO THIS POST - HERE!

Although Hallmark Media has yet to make an official announcement on When Calls the Heart, a reliable source, Production Weekly, has revealed WHEN CALLS THE HEART 12 is in production!

I wanted to share this exciting news with those of you Hearties who are still watching and enjoying this series.

I've seen lots of speculation online that Hickam and Mei will be the couple getting married before Season 11 ends. I also tend to think this will be the case, and Bill's statement about them acting like an old married couple (in episode 2, I believe) was likely a foreshadowing of this event.

Hopefully, we will learn who shot Lucas before this season ends, but since we are only halfway through Season 11 on episode 6, there is still plenty of time for that to happen. Will there be another cliffhanger leading to season 12? Only time will tell.

There will also be speculation, I'm sure, on who from the cast will return for Season 12. Since Kayla Wallace didn't return as Fiona in Season 11, does that mean other cast members may leave after this season? Could we also see the return of other characters from the past?

SEE AN UPDATE TO THIS POST - HERE!

Enjoy the news, Hearties!
Blessings,
Net

Reminder: "Elkhorn" Episode 5 Airs Tonight on INSP


image courtesy: INSP


Catch the fifth episode of Elkhorn Tonight, May 9, 2024, at 9pm/8c on INSP.

Roosevelt Fights a Deadly Illness on Elkhorn Episode 5...

Episode 5 ∙ “Desperate Measures”

Details via INSP: Just as Theodore Roosevelt is finally getting his cattle operation up and running at Elkhorn Ranch, his health takes a turn for the worse, and his trusted ranch manager, Bill Sewall, must race to a Sioux village to find a cure before it's too late.

I've been hearing good reviews on social media about this historical series. If any of you have seen it, I would love to know your thoughts.


Blessings,
Net

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

When Will Great American Family Start Playing Movies Again? -- SEE HERE:




"When Will Great American Family Start Playing Movies Again?" is THE QUESTION I see all of the time, since Great American Family stopped playing their movies back at the beginning of April. During this break, GAF's movies have instead aired weekends on the all-new Merit Street Channel; however, this hasn't sufficed viewers, who have repeatedly asked when the movies will return regularly on Great American Family.

Well, today, I have an exciting answer to share with all of you...

A commenter on Instagram, whose name is *luckymommasue*, politely asked the network, 
"Will you ever start doing more movies throughout the year? I'd love to watch your channel more but I don't enjoy the evening schedule"

Great American Family replied, "Don't worry, we've got a steady stream of movies coming your way on Great American Family over the next few months! ❤️🎬

Here's a screen-grab of the exchange:




Yay! Movies are coming back soon on Great American Family—a "steady stream" of them! That is such terrific news! I hope we will see many of our beloved favorites return. I wonder if they will air during the week, like before, or on the weekends? We'll have to be sure to keep an eye out for any schedule updates and additional news. If any of you catch anything, please let me know!

Until then, happy watching!
Net


Monday, May 6, 2024

πŸŽ„Pre-Order Hallmark Christmas Movies on DVD at Amazon!πŸŽ„SEE HERE:


Wonderful News!
Amazon now has listed 
Christmas movies on DVD...


Hallmark 4-Movie Collection:
Ms. Christmas Comes to Town
Navigating Christmas
A Season For Family
The Secret Gift of Christmas


Ms. Christmas Comes to Town: A shopping channel host known as Ms. Christmas receives a terminal diagnosis, which inspires a multi-city excursion set to spread Christmas cheer before her farewell broadcast.

Navigating Christmas: Recently divorced Melanie and her son Jason visit a remote island for Christmas, only to find themselves running a real working lighthouse where she connects with the curt but cute owner.

A Season For Family: Siblings adopted into separate families wish to reunite for Christmas.

The Secret Gift of Christmas: A personal shopper helps her new client and recent widower reconnect with his young daughter, find them both everything on their wish list, and rediscover the joys of Christmas.

Click here for current price / pre-order details




Hallmark 2-Movie Collection:
Holiday Road &
Heaven Down Here


Holiday Road: Nine strangers, stranded at an airport during the holidays, unite for a Christmas road trip to Denver. Misadventures lead to unexpected bonds and heartfelt conversations.

Heaven Down Here: An overwhelmed waitress, along with a pastor, a hospice nurse, and a manager, all desperately in need of a Christmas miracle, get snowed in together at a local diner

Click here for current price / pre-order details




And in non-Christmas DVD news, there's a new Country-themed DVD collection that includes 6 Hallmark films...


Hallmark 6-Movie Collection:
Roadhouse Romance
Country At Heart
Big Sky River
Summer Romance
Wedding at Graceland
Under the Autumn Moon


Roadhouse Romance: Country music fan Callie is determined to continue her late grandfather's legacy. While TV director Luke is in town, he teaches her that sometimes it's best to look forward instead of back.

Country At Heart: A struggling country singer meets a Nashville songwriter in need of inspiration. Teaming up to write a song, their work gets complicated but results in both a hit song...and true love.

Big Sky River: Tara needs to go back to Parable, Montana, the place that made her the happiest, in order to move forward after a messy divorce. Her handsome neighbor presents an unexpected twist.

A Summer Romance: Samantha’s Montana ranch is her family’s legacy, so when a developer, Richard, shows up to buy it, Sam isn’t interested. But as he tries to win her trust and her ranch, Sam finds he might also be winning her heart.

Wedding at Graceland: When a spot opens up at Graceland Chapel, Laurel & Clay have only 3 weeks to plan their wedding. Their simple plans get all shook up as their very different families descend to help.

Under the Autumn Moon: While visiting a dude ranch that her outdoor adventure company is considering buying, Alex discovers what matters most when she reignites her passion for the great outdoors.

Click here for current price / pre-order details





I hope you all enjoyed this exciting Christmas DVD movie news! I'm excited to see that Hallmark Media is already releasing their Christmas movies from last year on DVD. I can't wait to see and share more as they come.

The first DVD collection mentioned above all stars actors from the Chesapeake Shores series, while the second DVD collection includes two movies that are inspirational and uplifting.

Stay tuned for more!
Have a Merry Day!
NetπŸŽ„


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