Archive for November, 2017

The Lifetime original movie Four Christmases and a Wedding will debut on December 2 at 8 PM.

When event planner Chloe (Arielle Kebbel from Midnight Texas) is hired to plan the local Christmas Festival, she is beyond thrilled to embrace the challenge. Professionally, everything is going great, but much to the dismay of her mother (Markie Post from Night Court), Chloe confesses she has given up on ever finding Mr. Right. That all changes the night of the opening of the festival when she meets Evan.

The two begin a whirlwind romance, but as Christmas Day nears, Chloe learns that Evan is being transferred overseas for work. What follows is three more Christmases where Chloe and Evan cross paths at the annual festival, but each year something — or someone — stands in the way of true love.

The movie also stars Corey Sevier, Judge Reinhold and Robyn Lawley.

Here is a trailer for Four Christmases and a Wedding.

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Christmas in Evergreen is the latest Hallmark Channel holiday movie to debut on December 2 at 8 PM.

Snow globes can have a magical, mesmerizing sway over those who concentrate on them. No one knows that better than residents of Evergreen, Vermont. In this bucolic burg, where families have lived for generations and take care of each other, there’s a belief that if you wish upon the snow globe in the local café, that wish will come true. The only catch is the wish must be completely sincere.

When the town veterinarian wishes that this will be her most romantic Christmas ever, she figures that will happen with her longtime beau. Stranded in an airport, she befriends a businessman and his daughter, who had made her own wish on the snow globe. The magical Christmas they share turns out to be more than anyone wished for.

The cast includes Ashley Williams, Holly Robinson Peete, Barbara Niven, and Teddy Sears.

Here is a trailer for Christmas in Evergreen.

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On December 2, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Christmas in Angel Falls will debut at 9 PM.

Angel Gabriel (Rachel Boston) – Gabby – gets a special assignment and is dispatched to the town of Angel Falls. The town has lost its Christmas spirit and Gabby is charged with the task of helping the residents recapture it. Along the way, she befriends Jack Avery (Paul Greene), the Volunteer Fire Chief, who’s initially skeptical about her plan to revive the local Yuletide cheer.

Determined, Gabby takes a job at the local church as the volunteer coordinator and sets about her business of recruiting residents to get the town’s holiday back on track. In the process of bringing back beloved Angel Falls Christmas traditions, Gabby has a surprising revelation about herself and her own dreams that set her down an unexpected path.

The film also stars Beau Bridges.

Here is a trailer for Christmas in Angel Falls.

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It was a slightly slower night of programming on the major networks last night due to repeats, holiday specials and reality; however, four dramas aired new episodes, including a big crossover event on The CW.

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

8 PM Show:
Supergirl (The CW) [NEW – Part 1 of Crossover] – 2.6 million viewers

9 PM Show:
Arrow (The CW) [NEW – Part 2 of Crossover] – 2.5 million viewers

10 PM Shows:
The Good Doctor (ABC) [NEW] – 9.5 million viewers
Scorpion (CBS) [NEW] – 5.4 million viewers

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

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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 PM:
Man of Steel movie on FX
Meet Joe Black movie on Sundance

6 PM:
The Christmas Train movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Last Chance for Christmas movie on Lifetime (Reair)

7 PM:
Charming Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network

7:54 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Encore)

8 PM:
The Flash on The CW (NEW – Crossover Episode)
Major Crimes on TNT (Reair)
Coming Home for Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)

8:54 PM:
Julie & Julia movie on Starz

9 PM:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW (NEW – Crossover Episode)
This Is Us on NBC (NEW – Fall Finale)
Major Crimes on TNT (NEW)
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
Journey Back to Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

10 PM:
The Long Road Home on National Geographic (NEW)
My Christmas Dream movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
All About Christmas Eve movie on Lifetime (Reair)

10:01 PM:
Major Crimes on TNT (Encore)


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

The Shape of Water
Opens: December 1

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. The cast includes Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Octavia Spencer.

The Tribes of Palos Verdes
Opens: December 1

When the Mason family moves to idyllic Palos Verdes, Calif., the father, Phil, loves it but the mother, Sandy, feels out of place among the fake tans and tennis skirts. Phil and Sandy’s daughter, Medina, is a loner and outcast at school, while her charismatic brother, Jim, is effortlessly popular. When Medina and Jim take up surfing, they must prove their right to share the waves with the tough Bayboys gang that monopolizes their stretch of beach. The film stars Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe and Justin Kirk.

Wonder Wheel
Opens: December 1

Four peoples’ lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. The cast includes James Belushi, Debi Mazar, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet.

I, Tonya
Opens: December 8

Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) rises through the ranks of competitive figure skating only to find disgrace when her husband tries to eliminate her rival. The cast also includes Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan.

Just Getting Started
Opens: December 8

Duke Diver is living the high life as the freewheeling manager of a luxurious resort in Palm Springs, Calif. He soon faces competition from Leo, a former military man who likes the same woman that Duke is interested in. When Diver’s past suddenly catches up with him, he must put aside his differences and reluctantly team up with Leo to stop whoever is trying to kill him. The film stars Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo.

November Criminals
Opens: December 8

Addison, an intelligent but disengaged high school senior, navigates the Washington, D.C., underworld with his best friend and soul mate, a clever and levelheaded girl named Digger. Together, they attempt to solve the death of a fellow student. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Chloe Moretz and David Strathairn.

Opens: December 15

A giant but gentle bull must find a way to break free from his captors and return home to his family. Voices are provided by John Cena, Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Bobby Cannavale and Gina Rodriguez.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Opens: December 15

Rey (Daisy Ridley) develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. The ensemble cast includes the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro and Peter Mayhew.

Jumangi: Welcome to the Jungle
Opens: December 20

Twenty years after the events of the first film, the infamous board game has evolved into a video game and while cleaning out a school’s basement serving detention, four teenagers find it and get sucked into the same jungle setting that Alan Parrish got sucked into all those years ago. They also become their avatars inside the game and the only way out is to play along and finish it. The cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale.

The Greatest Showman
Opens: December 20

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), the original musical celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The film also stars Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

All the Money in the World
Opens: December 22

After a young John Paul Getty III (Charlie Shotwell) is kidnapped by an organized crime regime, his devoted mother, Gail (Michelle Williams), desperately attempts to convince his wealthy grandfather, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When he refuses, Gail allies herself with Getty’s business manager and former CIA operative Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg) to set her son free and convince Getty to change his mind before it’s too late. The cast also includes Timothy Hutton.

Crooked House
Opens: December 22

The granddaughter of late business tycoon Aristide Leonides, Sophia de Haviland, visits private investigator Charles Hayward (Max Irons) in his office. A former flame of hers, Sophia hires Charles to investigate Aristide’s death, for she believes he was murdered by a member of his sprawling and idiosyncratic family. Charles is forced to visit his estate and interview each and every one of the Leonides clan—and not all welcome his arrival into their lives. The film stars Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Julian Sands, Gillian Anderson and Christina Hendricks.

Opens: December 22

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to 5 inches (13 cm) tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small, but with one catch: the procedure cannot be reversed. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to become small and move to a new downsized community, a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. The film also stars Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Christoph Waltz and Reese Witherspoon.

Opens: December 22

An Army captain agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to his tribal lands in the year 1892. The cast includes Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Q’orianka Kilcher, Adam Beach, Rory Cochrane, Ben Foster and Jesse Plemons.

Pitch Perfect 3
Opens: December 22

After the college graduation, The Barden Bellas are struggling with their own lives and jobs until former member Aubrey (Anna Camp) comes up with a plan to reunite the girls for one last chance to perform on tour in Europe. However, the girls must face the obstacle that their apparent competition comes with actual musical instruments. The cast includes Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Ruby Rose, Matt Lanter, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks.

The Post
Opens: December 22

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) of The Washington Post, and its hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government in publishing the Pentagon Papers. The film stars Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Alison Brie, Jesse Plemons and David Cross.

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

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Last night’s programming options on the major networks was filled with repeats, reality, sports and Miss Universe, but the CBS line-up aired albeit very delayed by, you guessed it, football.

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

8 PM Show:
Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS) [NEW] – 6.9 million viewers

9 PM Show:
NCIS: Los Angeles [NEW] – 7.1 million viewers

NOTE: Both shows above aired later than their usual times lots due of the football over-run in most markets and Madam Secretary ran over so late that it was not included in my source’s (ShowBuzzDaily) morning ratings report.

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

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

On November 27, the new Freeform holiday film Angry Angel will debut at 9 PM, starring Brenda Song (Pure Genius), as a young woman-turned-angel, who is stuck on Earth and can’t seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven.

The crossover episodes between Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will air on The CW on November 27 and November 28 at 8 PM and 9 PM respectively both nights.

On November 29, the two-hour fifth season premiere of Vikings will air on the History Channel at 9 PM.

Also on November 29, the new Amazon streaming series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will debut online, starring Rachel Brosnahan (Manhattan) as a Jewish housewife living in New York City in 1958 whose husband, Joel (Michael Zegen), is a successful businessman who moonlights as a struggling comedian. But she soon learns her husband stole material from Bob Newhart, has been having an affair and he leaves her. Impulsively, she hits the same comedy stage, delivering an impromptu set about her predicament which the audience finds hilarious.

The two-hour season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on ABC on December 1 at 8 PM.

On December 2, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Christmas in Angel Falls will debut at 9 PM, starring Rachel Boston and Paul Greene.

Christmas in Evergreen is the latest Hallmark Channel holiday movie to debut on December 2 at 8 PM, starring Ashley Williams, Holly Robinson Peete, Barbara Niven, and Teddy Sears.

Also on December 2, the Lifetime original movie Four Christmases and a Wedding will debut at 8 PM, starring Arielle Kebbel (Midnight Texas), Markie Post (Night Court), Corey Sevier and Judge Reinhold.

The season finale of Versailles will air on Ovation on December 2 at 10 PM.

On December 3, My Christmas Prince is the new Lifetime holiday movie that will debut at 8 PM, starring Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect).

The original ION holiday movie The Spruces & The Pines will debut on December 3 at 9 PM, starring Jonna Walsh and Nick Ballard (Too Close to Home).

Also on December 3, the Hallmark Channel holiday movie Christmas at Holly Lodge will debut at 8 PM, starring Alison Sweeney.

The UP TV movie 12 Days of Giving will debut on December 3 at 7 PM, starring Ashley Jones (The Bold and the Beautiful) and David Blue (Ugly Betty).

The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday movie The Magical Christmas Ornaments will debut on December 3 at 9 PM, starring Jessica Lowndes and Brendan Penny.

Also on December 3, the new TV One holiday movie Miss Me This Christmas will debut at 7 PM, starring Redaric Williams (The Young and the Restless) and Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse).

Mark your calendars!

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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:
Star Trek movie on FX
The Bourne Ultimatum movie on TNT

6 PM:
Looks Like Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
The Matrix movie on AMC

7 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Encore)
A Joyous Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
NCIS on USA Network

8 PM:
CMA Country Christmas on ABC (Special)
Supergirl on The CW (NEW – Crossover Episode)
Wrapped Up in Christmas movie on Lifetime (Encore)
The Christmas List movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Now You See Me 2 movie on Cinemax
Star Trek Into Darkness movie on FX
Olympus Has Fallen movie on TNT

9 PM:
Arrow on The CW (NEW – Crossover Episode)
The Gifted on FOX (Reair)
The Perfect Christmas Present movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

9:15 PM:
Berlin Station on EPIX (Encore)

10 PM:
Scorpion on CBS (NEW)
A Perfect Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)

10:01 PM:
The Good Doctor on ABC (NEW)
Pentatonix Christmas on NBC (Special)
Berlin Station on EPIX (Encore)

10:26 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Encore)


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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:


Actress Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl and Turn: Washington’s Spies) will be a series regular in the upcoming History Channel drama series Blue Book which will chronicle the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.” The series follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen), a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved. Solo will portray Susie, a stylish, eye-catching young woman with an alluring confidence to envy. (Deadline)

Actor Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash) has landed a recurring role on Designated Survivor, playing Trey Kirkman, the polar opposite of his older brother, Tom Kirkman (series lead Kiefer Sutherland), in temperament and life choices. (Deadline)

Actor Michael Rady (UnREAL and Jane the Virgin) will have a recurring role on the NBC time-travel drama Timeless, playing Nicholas Keynes, an American soldier in World War I who, after getting badly injured during battle, is carried to a farmhouse, where he is cared for by Emma (Annie Wersching) and Carol (Susanna Thompson), who want to save his life. Though he seems helpless at first, Keynes is much more formidable than he initially appears. (TV Line)

Actress Arden Cho (Teen Wolf) will recur on Chicago Med as Emily, the party-girl adopted sister of Dr. Ethan Choi; a semi-professional gambler who bankrolls her high-stakes betting by cozying up to rich men. (TV Line)

Actor Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies and True Blood) will star opposite Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) in the small screen adaptation of John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl, which is a co-production between AMC, BBC One and The Ink Factory. The 6-part mini-series will follow Charlie, a brilliant young actress, as she strikes up an acquaintance with Becker, an intriguing stranger, while on holiday in Greece. (TV Line)

Actress Shantel VanSanten (Shooter) will recur on Scorpion as Toby’s onetime fiancée, Amy, who is now married to his nemesis, pop-psychologist Quincy Berkstead (Jeff Galfer). (TV Line)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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