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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:

6:30 PM:
A Bug’s Life (animated) movie on ABC Family

6:50 PM:
Secretariat movie on Starz

7 PM:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie on HBO Family

7:15 PM:
Valentine’s Day movie on HBO2

7:30 PM:
I, Robot movie on FX

8 PM:
Glee on FOX (NEW)
Homeland on Showtime2 (Reair)
Scrooged movie on AMC
The Bodyguard movie on CMT
Serendipity movie on E!
Unknown movie on HBO

8:30 PM:
Ratatouille (animated) movie on ABC Family

9 PM:
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
Hart of Dixie on The CW (Fall Finale)
Scott Turow’s Innocent movie on TNT (DEBUT)

10 PM:
Body of Proof on ABC (NEW)
Sanctuary on Syfy (NEW)
Covert Affairs on USA Network (NEW)
bScrooged movie on AMC

10:25 PM:
Easy A movie on Starz

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

I sure hope everyone had a relaxing and fun-filled Thanksgiving weekend. Here are the news items, few though they be, for today:

TELEVISION
Actor Justin Hartley (Smallville) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Castle. He will appear in the same episode as Hilarie Burton (White Collar and One Tree Hill) as the boyfriend of Kay Cappuccio (Burton), a Kim Kardashian-like reality star who’s famous for being famous. (TV Line and TV Guide)

MADE FOR TV MOVIE NEWS

Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Goode will star in the BBC five-part drama called Dancing On The Edge that is set in the 1930’s, following a black jazz band in London. Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Head co-star. (BBC and Dark Horizons)

BOX OFFICE NEWS
Here are the top 10 box office films for the past weekend courtesy of Exhibitor Relations:

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1, $42 million
2. The Muppets, $29.5 million
3. Happy Feet Two, $13.4 million
4. Arthur Christmas, $12.7 million
5. Hugo, $11.4 million
6. Jack and Jill, $10.3 million
7. Immortals, $8.8 million
8. Puss in Boots, $7.5 million
9. Tower Heist, $7.3 million
10. The Descendants, $7.2 million

That’s it. Enjoy!

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Last night was filled with sports, animation and movies but at least there was a new episode of Once Upon a Time. Here is how the dramas and the one new movie (at least for the major networks) fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
Once Upon a Time (ABC) [NEW] – 10.7 million

9 PM Movie:
Hallmark Hall of Fame: Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith (ABC) [MOVIE] – 6.5 million

10 PM Show:
Person of Interest (CBS) [Reair] – 6.8 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Game of Your Life

On December 2 the NBC movie Game of Your Life will debut at 8 PM.

When gamer Zach Taylor (Titus Makin, Jr.) lands a scholarship to an exclusive video game design program, his future looks promising. That is, as long as he can survive the freshman project that will eliminate half the class. But when Zach learns that his father is in financial trouble, he has to make a choice that will affect his future and the lives of everyone around him.

The cast includes Lea Thompson and Nathan Kress.

Here is a behind the scenes trailer for Game of Your Life.

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Based on information provided by the Dark Horizons site and internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in December:

Coriolanus
Opens: October 2

Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this movie based on the Shakespearean tale of a banished Roman war hero who teams with Gerard Butler to lead an assault against the city.

Shame
Opens: December 2

Michael Fassbender plays a sex addict forced to confront his past when his younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves in with him.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Opens: December 2

Based on the first novel in the best-selling Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson, the movie is about a middle-aged hard-nosed investigative reporter in Stockholm who loses a libel case and faces jail time. He’s offered an assignment to investigate the 40-year-old disappearance of an industrialist’s niece on a remote island. His work alongside misunderstood rebellious female hacker Lisbeth Salander uncovers religious killings, Nazism, incest, child abuse and murder. The cast includes Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright and Max von Sydow.

New Year’s Eve
Opens: December 9

A huge list of actors and actresses star in this Valentine’s Day-esque sequel about New York City residents as they celebrate New Year’s Eve. Among the cast are Katherine Heigl, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Jon Bon Jovi, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher (among many more).

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Opens: December 11

Alvin, Simon and Theodore become shipwrecked on an island. Singing and chipmunk-related hilarity ensues. Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Jason Lee and David Cross star.

Loosies [Limited Release]
Opens: December 14

Peter Facinelli wrote and stars in this drama about a New York pickpocket who takes responsibility for a child he discovers he fathered years ago with an ex-girlfriend (Jaimie Alexander).

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Opens: December 16

A terrorist bombing destroys the Kremlin while IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is carrying out an undercover operation in Moscow. The Russian government categorizes the attack as “an undeclared act of war,” prompting United States government to initiate a black operation known as “ghost protocol”, disavowing the entire Impossible Mission Force. Hunt and his four-person team are allowed to escape from the government’s custody as part of a plan to enable them to operate outside of their agency’s command structure. However, when the IMF is ambushed, they are forced to operate without any kind of official support in an attempt to locate an intelligence source connected to the Moscow bombing and the attack on the IMF. The cast includes Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Josh Holloway, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton and Tom Wilkinson.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Opens: December 16

Sherlock Holmes and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty with the help of Holmes’ older brother Mycroft. The cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris and Stephen Fry.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Opens: December 21

A computer-animated motion-capture from Steven Spielberg is based on a two-part story from the classic Herge comics. Murderous antique dealers, a wallet thief and three miniature replicas of a sailing vessel are the key to Tintin’s search for the treasure of 17th century West Indies pirate Red Rackham. The cast includes Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Daniel Craig and Toby Jones.

In the Land of Blood and Honey
Opens: December 23

The story follows a struggling romance between a Muslin woman and a Serbian man as the Bosnian war threatens to tear apart their relationship. The film was written and directed by Angelina Jolie.

The Darkest Hour
Opens: December 23

The story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor and Joel Kinnaman star.

We Bought a Zoo
Opens: December 23

Matt Damon plays real-life London newspaper columnist who moved his family to a decrepit rural zoo and after the death of his wife from cancer, worked to reopen it. The cast includes Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Opens: December 25

Based on the best-selling 2005 novel, the film follows a precocious, hyper-verbal 11-year-old New Yorker named Oskar Schell (newcomer Thomas Horn) and his quest for the lock that fits a mysterious key left behind by his dad (Tom Hanks), who died in the terrorist attacks. Sandra Bullock also stars.

War Horse
Opens: December 25

The Steven Spielberg WWI drama chronicles Joey, young Albert Narracott’s (Jeremy Irvine) beloved horse that is sold to the cavalry and shipped France where he serves in the British and German armies, taking the horse on an extraordinary odyssey. The movie also stars Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbarch and Tom Hiddleston.

The Iron Lady
Opens: December 30

Meryl Streep stars as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a film that spans seven decades but focuses on the peak of Thatcher’s power in the 1980’s.

Movies coming out in January will be posted at the end of December.

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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:

6:30 PM:
Happy Feet (animated) movie on ABC Family

7:15 PM:
Avatar movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
Terra Nova on FOX (Check local listings for new or reair status)
NCIS on USA Network
Scrooged movie on AMC
Eve’s Christmas movie on Hallmark

9 PM:
Hart of Dixie on The CW (NEW)
The Closer on TNT (Return)
A Bug’s Life (animated) movie on ABC Family

9:02 PM:
Country Strong movie on Starz

10 PM:
Rizzoli & Isles on TNT (Return)
Castle on ABC (Reair)
Homeland on Showtime (Reair)
Scrooged movie on AMC
A Diva’s Christmas movie on Lifetime

Enjoy!

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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:

5:30 PM:
Twilight movie on FX
Pretty Woman movie on TBS

6 PM:
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year movie on Hallmark

6:15 PM:
Unstoppable movie on More Max

7 PM:
NCIS on USA Network
The Christmas Clause movie on ION
Unknown movie on HBO

7:30 PM:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King movie on Encore

8 PM:
Once Upon a Time on ABC (NEW)
Desperately Seeking Santa movie on ABC Family (DEBUT)
Holiday Engagement movie on Hallmark (DEBUT)
Strike Back on More Max (Reair)
Homeland on Showtime (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
Comfort and Joy movie on Lifetime
The Wedding Date movie on TBS

9 PM:
Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith movie on ABC (DEBUT)
The Twelve Wishes of Christmas movie on ION (DEBUT)
Person of Interest on CBS (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
Knight and Day movie on HBO Signature
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie on HBO2

10 PM:
Homeland on Showtime (NEW)
Hell on Wheels on AMC (NEW)
Holiday Engagement movie on Hallmark (Encore)
Desperately Seeking Santa movie on ABC Family (Encore)
Dear Santa movie on Lifetime (Reair)
Person of Interest on CBS (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network

Enjoy!

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With Black Friday upon us, the networks aired specials, repeats and movies; but here is how the few dramas that aired last night fared in the overall ratings:

9 PM Show:
CSI: NY (CBS) [Reair] – 5.5 million

10 PM Show:
Blue Bloods (CBS) [Reair] – 6.5 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Because of the holiday, the major networks aired repeats and specials, but here is how the Thursday night dramas that did air fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) [Reair] – 1 million

9 PM Shows:
Person of Interest (CBS) [Reair] – 8 million
The Secret Circle (The CW) [Reair] – 776,000 viewers

10 PM Show:
The Mentalist (CBS) [Reair] – 7.8 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Richochet

The film Ricochet will air as part of the TNT Mystery movie on November 30 at 9 PM.

John Corbett plays Det. Sgt. Duncan Hatcher, who is investigating a corrupt judge (Gary Cole) while also becoming romantically involved with his wife (Julie Benz). Kelly Overton and Kadeem Hardison co-stars.

The film is based on the book by best-selling author Sandra Brown.

Here is a a behind the scenes look at Ricochet.

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