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The Lifetime holiday movie Christmas a la Mode will debut on November 15 at 8 PM.

Since her father passed away, Emily (Katie Leclerc) has been running her family’s dairy farm with the help of her mother and best friend. But this Christmas the farm has fallen on hard times so Emily’s sister, Dorothy–who is part owner with Emily–and her handsome business partner, Charlie (Ryan Cooper), show up with a proposition to sell the farm.

Emily comes up with an ingenious plan to buy out her sister’s shares and hold an online holiday ice cream flavor contest that goes viral with the help of a key ingredient, Charlie’s amazing apple pie. Christmas a la Mode ice cream is born! Still as the Christmas Eve deadline for the buyout approaches, Emily needs a Christmas miracle to save the farm and her father’s legacy in time for a happy Christmas.

Here is a trailer for Christmas a la Mode.

On November 15, the OWN holiday movie One Fine Christmas will debut at 9 PM.

The families on Christmas Street have been busy with their day-to-day lives that they lose sight of the importance of family during the holiday season. Haley (Sasha Fox) comes home for the Christmas holiday, but home has not been the same since her family split up. Haley’s mother Susan (Vanessa Williams) is working on a new work deal with her client (Rick Fox) which causes her to hardly have time for Haley or her mother Alice (Marla Gibbs). Al (Mark Christopher Lawrence) is too preoccupied with work that he overlooks his wife Matty (June Carryl).

Meanwhile, Bob (Rodney Van Johnson) and Diana’s (Eva La Dare) son Jesse (Alfonso Torres Caballero) comes home for Christmas with a very special surprise. This “slice of life” holiday tale shares the individual stories of these neighbors as they celebrate Christmas Eve and find themselves unexpectedly united for the holiday season.

Here is a trailer for One Fine Christmas:

Here is the long list of the programming options to expect on TV this coming week:

On November 11, the HBO mini-series Catherine the Great will air its series finale at 10 PM.

The new streaming service Disney+ debuts online on November 12, featuring the following new shows and movies:

Lady and the Tramp: This live action film tells the story of an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady (voiced by Tessa Thompson) who meets a streetsmart, downtown stray Schnauzer called the Tramp (voiced by Justin Theroux).

Noelle: As Kris Kringle (Bryan Brendle) prepares to retire as Santa and pass on the reins to his son Nick (Bill Hader), the stress of his future role begins to get to Nick. When his sister Noelle (Anna Kendrick) suggests that he take a weekend off, Nick abandons his job completely. Noelle faces the world outside the North Pole for the first time when she follows him to try to convince him to return to work. Meanwhile, their ill-prepared cousin Gabriel (Bill Eichner) steps up and prepares to turn Santa’s workshop into an online delivery service.

High School Musical: The Musical: The series follows a group of students at East High who stage a performance of High School Musical for their winter theater production, only to realize that there is as much drama that happens offstage as there is onstage.

The Mandalorian: Five years after the fall of the Empire (as depicted in Return of the Jedi), and 25 years before the emergence of the First Order (as depicted in The Force Awakens), this series follows an independent Mandalorian bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. The cast includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Ming-Na Wen and Natalia Tena.

Also on November 12, the fall premiere of Ambitions will air on OWN at 10 PM while that same night Mr. Mercedes will air its season finale on the Audience Network on DirecTV at 10 PM.

The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday movie A Christmas Miracle will debut on November 14 at 9 PM, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley, Brooks Darnell and Barry Bostwick.

On November 15, the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle will return for its fourth and final season online.

The following two movies will debut on November 15:

Christmas a la Mode on Lifetime at 8 PM, starring Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper.
One Fine Christmas on OWN at 9 PM, starring an ensemble cast including Vanessa Williams, Rick Fox and Marla Gibbs [among others].

The following two movies will debut on November 16:

Christmas in Louisiana on Lifetime at 8 PM, starring Jana Kramer, Moira Kelly, Dee Wallace, Barry Bostwick and Percy Daggs III.
Christmas Under the Stars on Hallmark Channel at 9 PM, starring Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser and Clarke Peters.

The following four movies will debut on November 17:

A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 9 PM, starring Cindy Busby, Benjamin Hollingsworth and Kathie Lee Gifford.
Random Acts of Christmas on Lifetime at 8 PM, starring Erin Cahill, Kevin McGarry, Jaclyn Smith and Patrick Duffy.
Christmas Cupcakes on UPtv at 7 PM, starring Erin Karpluk, Cindy Busby, Corey Loranger and Kristian Bruun.
Write Before Christmas on Hallmark Channel at 8 PM, starring Torrey DeVitto and Chad Michael Murray.

Lastly also on November 17, Poldark will air its series finale on PBS at 9 PM; The Crown will air its third season on Netflix and the season premiere of Ray Donovan will premiere on Showtime at 8 PM.

Mark your calendar!

It was a full night of programming on the major networks last night with reality, animation, football and a little bit of news as well as all of the Sunday night dramas airing new episodes.

Here is how those Sunday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
God Friended Me (CBS) [NEW] – 6.1 million viewers
Batwoman (The CW) [NEW] – 1.2 million viewers

9 PM Shows:
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) [NEW] – 6 million viewers
Supergirl (The CW) [NEW] – 861,000 viewers

10 PM Show:
Madam Secretary (CBS) [NEW] – 4 million viewers
The Rookie (ABC) [NEW] – 3.7 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

4 PM:
Braveheart movie on BBC America

5:15 PM:
The Incredibles (animated) movie on Freeform

5:30 PM:
The Legend of Tarzan movie on TNT

6 PM:
A Shoe Addict’s Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Once Upon a Christmas movie on Lifetime (Reair)
Julie & Julia movie on Showtime 2

6:45 PM:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie on HBO

7 PM:
Christmas in Angel Falls movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Hunger Games movie on AMC
The Terminator movie on VICE
NCIS on USA Network

7:55 PM:
Iron Man movie on Freeform

8 PM:
9-1-1 on FOX (NEW)
Watchmen on HBO2 (Encore)
Radio Christmas movie on Lifetime (Encore)
Reunited at Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie on BBC America
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 movie on TNT

9 PM:
Black Lightning on The CW (NEW)
His Dark Materials on HBO (NEW)
A Veteran’s Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

9:01 PM:
Prodigal Son on FOX (NEW)

9:30 PM:
The Terminator movie on VICE

10 PM:
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Catherine the Great mini-series on HBO (NEW – Finale)
All Rise on CBS (Encore – Special Time)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie on AMC
Top Gun movie on CMT

10:03 PM:
A Sweet Christmas Romance movie on Lifetime (Encore)

10:34 PM:
Dublin Murders on Starz (Encore)

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Mayans M.C. has been renewed for a third season. (Variety)

FOX is not moving forward with a second season of BH90210. (Variety)

Apple TV+ has given second season renewals to its four scripted dramas: See, For All Mankind and Dickinson. (Variety)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

CBS has given a pilot production commitment to a new version of The Equalizer that would star Queen Latifah as an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Castle EP’s Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will serve as writers, executive producers, and showrunners on the new series. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actor Paul Blackthorne will return to Arrow for the final season, appearing in multiple episodes. (TV Line)

Actress Julianna Margulies and actor Corey Stoll will each have recurring roles in the fifth season of the Showtime series Billions, which will premium in 2020. Margulies will play Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and best-selling author while Stoll will play Michael Prince, a business titan with roots in small-town Indiana. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actor Courtney B. Vance will appear in the third season of the National Geographic anthology series Genius that will focus on Aretha Franklin, who will portrayed by Broadway actress Cynthia Erivo. Vance will play Aretha’s father C.L. Franklin. (Variety)

Actor Eric Balfour (Haven) will recur on Charmed as Julian, a tech guru-turned-social activist who forms a bond with one of the sisters. (Deadline and TV Line)

Actress Melissa George (Alias and Grey’s Anatomy) has joined the cast of the upcoming Apple TV+ drama Mosquito Coast that will star Justin Theroux. Based on the novel by Paul Theroux (Justin’s uncle), the series follows an idealistic inventor named Allie (Theroux) as he uproots his family and takes them to the jungles of Central America to start a new life. George will play Allie’s wife Margot. (TV Line)

STREAMING SERIES NEWS

Sandra Bullock will star in an untitled drama on Netflix about life after prison. Her character is released from prison after serving time for a violent crime and re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from her former friends and peers, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind. (Variety)

Actresses Zoe Saldana and Reese Witherspoon will team to adapt the Tembi Locke memoir From Scratch as a limited series on Netflix. The series is described as an autobiographical romance that follows an American woman as she falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying abroad in Italy then builds a life with him in the United States. When she unexpectedly loses him to illness, she is challenged to pull herself through grief so she can raise their daughter as they would have raised her together: with hope, joy and infinite love. (Variety)

That’s it. Enjoy!

On November 14, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday movie A Christmas Miracle will debut at 9 PM.

Ever-optimistic single mom Emma Sanderson (Tamera Mowry-Housley) is looking for a Christmas miracle to write about for the lifestyle magazine at which she has landed a temporary job. While following her lead on the story, Emma discovers unexpected romance with a supportive colleague (Brooks Darnell) and takes it upon herself to bring about a Christmas miracle for a lonely street musician.

The film also stars Barry Bostwick.

Here is a trailer for A Christmas Miracle: