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Happy New Year 2023!!

With midnight only a few moments away, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year.

I hope you enjoyed your holiday celebrations SAFELY and that you all will have a great time on New Year’s Day and throughout the first week of the New Year.

Please make sure to be cautious as you venture out for the holiday weekend. Please follow your local health mandates and make sure to wear your mask when you leave home.

Enjoy the holiday safely!

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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

Happy New Year’s Eve!

NOTE: Check your local listings for the various New Year’s Eve televised specials on the major and cable networks.

6 PM:
Christmas at Castle Hart movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Christmas in My Heart movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

6:05 PM:
National Treasure movie on Freeform

6:15 PM:
Thor: Ragnarok movie on TBS

7 PM:
Yellowstone on Paramount Network (Reair)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie on Bravo
Dirty Dancing movie on CMT
The Avengers movie on FX

7:15 PM:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 movie on EPIX

8 PM:
A Maple Valley Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Yellowstone on Paramount Network (Reair)
The Christmas Promise movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
San Andreas movie on A&E
Spider-Man: Far From Home movie on Encore
The Batman movie on HBO 2

9 PM:
George & Tammy on Showtime 2 (Encore)
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Special on TBS (Encore)
Yellowstone on Paramount Network (Reair)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason movie on Starz

9:15 PM:
National Treasure: Book of Secrets movie on Freeform

9:35 PM:
The Hunger Games movie on EPIX

10 PM:
A Fabled Holiday movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Long Lost Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Black Panther movie on FX


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I think we can all agree that 2022 was better than 2021 especially in terms of COVID not owning as much of our lives, while still being somewhat a concern. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, at least in my opinion, and hopefully we’ll get there soon.

As I said last year, if we try to focus on the good, and what makes us happy, hopefully that will help us all weather the rocky terrain that has been 2022.

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and I want to thank everyone who has visited my site this year. I hope you’ll come back next year!

Happy New Year!

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The new ABC drama Will Trent will debut on January 3 at 10 PM.

Based on the Karin Slaughter best-selling book series about Special Agent Will Trent (Ramon Rodriguez) of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI), who was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming of age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system; but now, determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one feels as abandoned as he was, Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI.

The cast includes Erika Christensen, Jake McLaughlin, Sonja Sohn and Iantha Richardson.

Here is a trailer for Will Trent:

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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:

NOTE: The finale of Slow Horses will air on Apple TV+ today. Check your local listings for a marathon of episodes of Yellowstone on the Paramount Network.

6 PM:
The Gift of Peace movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Christmas at the Plaza movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)

6:45 PM:
His Dark Materials on HBO 2

7 PM:
The Fate of the Furious movie on FX

7:25 PM:
X-Men: Apocalypse movie on FXM

7:30 PM:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie on Bravo

8 PM:
George & Tammy on Showtime 2 (Encore)
A Maple Valley Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Zombies 3 movie on Disney (Encore)
‘Tis the Season to be Merry movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Outlander on Starz (Reair)
Thor: Ragnarok movie on TBS
Bridget Jones’s Diary movie on TMC

8:45 PM:
Ghostbusters (original) movie on IFC

9 PM:
Fire Country on CBS (Reair)
Outlander on Starz (Reair)

9:40 PM:
Sense and Sensibility movie on TMC

10 PM:
A Royal Corgi Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Christmas Bedtime Stories movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw movie on FX
Death on the Nile (2022) movie on HBO 2

10:18 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Reair)


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Much like the Faces of 2022, there are always entertainers of note to be on the look-out for in the new year or those who made great waves throughout the current year who will, undoubtedly, be big stars in the new year.

The new faces of 2023 appear below in no particular order:

Lisette Olivera – A relative newcomer, Lisette has the lead role of Jess Valenzuela in the Disney+ drama series National Treasure: Edge of History, which is considered an expansion of the Nicolad Cage-led National Treasure movie franchise. What’s more she gets to star alongside not only Harvey Keitel but also Catherine Zeta-Jones and movie alum Justin Bartha.

Chante Adams – Chante made a name for herself in the critical acclaimed indie film Roxanne Roxanne before appearing in the horror flick Bad Hair and the Issa Rae-led flick The Photograph. But it was her turn as Dana Canedy alongside Michael B. Jordan in the Denzel Washington-directed film A Journal for Jordan that turned heads. That was followed by a key role in the small screen adaptation of A League of Their Own. She will next be seen alongside the likes of Diane Lane, Jeff Daniels and Lucy Liu in the Netflix series A Man in Full.

Alaqua Cox – She is the absolutely newbie who stood out in the Disney+ Marvel series Hawkeye, fighting against Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop, as deaf gang leader Maya Lopez, who will be the lead character in the upcoming Disney+ series Echo (set to debut sometime in 2023). When the show debuts, she will star alongside heavyweights Vincent D’Onofrio, Charlie Cox, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene and Zahn McClarnon.

Ncuti (pronounced Shoo-tee) Gatwa – Best known for his role in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education, he was named as the new Doctor on Doctor Who, making him the first black actor to lead the series in its long-tenure. While he was set to take over for Jodie Whittaker, viewers were surprised by David Tennant – who played the 10th Doctor – would temporarily take over as the 14th Doctor, making Ncuti the 15th Doctor.

Joseph Quinn – While the British actor has appeared in episodes of Game of Thrones and C.B. Strike as well as the mini-series Howard’s End and Catherine the Great, but it was his major breakout role as fan favorite Eddie Munson in season four of Stranger Things that has really garnered him attention.

Minha Kim – Minha made her formal acting debut this year in the critically beloved Apple TV+ series Pachinko, which is based on the best-selling novel by Min Jin Lee, that found her working with a supporting cast that included Oscar winner Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari).

Railey and Seazynn Gilliland – These identical twins were plucked from TikTok – all while working at a pizza parlor – to play the Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara (who are also identical twin sisters) in the Freevee drama series High School, which is based on the best-selling memoir by the pop duo. What’s more the Gilliland twins had no musical experience; in fact, they both had never acted, sung or played a musical instrument before, but Tegan stumbled upon their TikTok account, and just knew they were the right pair for the roles.

Christina Jackson – Christina has appeared in episodes of The Good Fight, Boardwalk Empire and Outsiders, but it is her role in the box office movie Devotion, starring opposite Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell, that has audiences turning heads. She will next have a role in the upcoming Shirley Chisholm biopic that will star Regina King.

Stephanie Hsu – While she has been acting for almost 20 years, it was her breakthrough performance in the movie Everything Everywhere All at Once, starring the upcoming film American Born Chinese (which reunites her with Yeoh). She has also appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and had a recurring role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Gabriel LaBelle – The 19-year-old stars in the box office film The Fablemans, essentially playing that film’s version of Stephen Spielberg, and he also appeared in episodes of this year’s American Gigolo. He made his acting debut, at the age of 11, in the Canadian TV series Motive and he appeared in the 2018 movie The Predator.

Vicky Krieps – Hailing from Luxembourg, Vicky has appeared in a lot of projects. Most recently she has appeared in the box office films Phantom Thread, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Old; but it’s been her role in Corsage, portraying the 19th century Austrian monarch Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, that has turned a lot of heads. She will next be seen in the movie More Than Ever.

Are there any actors or actresses who you think are the faces to watch in 2022? Please share.

TOMORROW: Closing Out 2022

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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.

NOTE: The season finale of Gangs of London will air online on AMC+ today. Check your local listings for a marathon of episodes of Yellowstone on the Paramount Network.

5 PM:
Iron Man movie on FX

5:30 PM:
Pretty Woman movie on AMC
The Day After Tomorrow movie on Bravo
Terminator: Dark Fate movie on TNT

5:35 PM:
Respect (2021) movie on EPIX

5:55 PM:
A Time to Kill movie on Showtime

6 PM:
Christmas Town movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Time for You to Come Home for Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Fast and the Furious movie on USA Network

7 PM:
The Secret Life of Pets (animated) movie on Freeform

8 PM:
The Royal Nanny movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Holiday for Heroes movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Outlander on Starz (Reair)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie on Bravo
What’s Love Got to Do With It movie on EPIX
Bad Boys for Life movie on FX
The King’s Man movie on HBO
Greenland movie on TNT
Fast Five movie on USA Network

9 PM:
So Help Me Todd on CBS (Encore)
Shrek Forever After (animated) movie on Freeform

9:24 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Reair)

9:40 PM:
Stillwater movie on Showtime 2

9:55 PM:
The Doors movie on EPIX

9:56 PM:
The Equalizer 2 movie on Encore

10 PM:
So Help Me Todd on CBS (Encore)
George & Tammy on Showtime (Encore)
On the 12th Date of Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
The Christmas Train movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
27 Dresses movie on Lifetime

10:39 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Reair)


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The following list highlights the actors and actresses on TV and on the big screen who really caught viewers’ attention throughout the year.

They appear in no particular order:

Nicole Lecky – The 30-something English-Jamaican writer and actress (who is a quadruple threat: creator, writer, actress and singer-songwriter) hit it big with the BBC America and AMC drama series Mood, which was based on her 2019 one-woman show that debuted last month. Among her other credits are writing for the series E20, a spin-off of the British soap opera EastEnders and appearing in the British series Doctors and Casualty along with the streaming series Sense8.

Iman Vellani – Iman is a rising newcomer who landed the lead role of Kamala Khan in the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, becoming the first Muslim to play a key superhero in a live-action Marvel adaptation. This is her first role ever, and since she is a big fan of the genre (calling herself a “full-on fangirl,” not to mention she dressed up as Kamala Khan for Halloween when she was younger, she is having quite a year. She will reprise her role in next summer’s The Marvels.

Isabel May – This native Californian landed the plum role of Elsa Dutton in the Taylor Sheridan-Yellowstone prequel series 1883, which debuted at the beginning of this year. She started her career on the Netflix comedy series Alexa & Katie and had a recurring role on Young Sheldon. She also appeared in the movies I Want You Back and Run Hide Fight. She’ll next be seen in the indie heist film The Smack with Casey Affleck.

Troy Kotsur – Troy made history this year by not only being the first deaf man to be nominated for an acting Oscar and the second deaf actor to be nomimated for an Oscar as well as becoming the first deaf man to win the golden idol for his role as devoted father, and randy husband, Frank Rossi in the acclaimed film CODA, which won for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. In the past, he has appeared in episodes of Strong Medicine, CSI: NY, Scrubs and Criminal Minds.

Quinta Brunson – It’s been quite a year for Quinta with the debut of her hit ABC comedy Abbott Elementary (which she created) in December of 2021. Since then the show has received critical acclaim and made her the first black woman to be nominated for acting, writing and producing in Emmy history. She has won awards for her role in the show from the Hollywood Critics Assocation and the Television Critics Association too. Her past TV appearances include guest starring roles in iZombie, Single Parents and Miracle Workers. She also played Oprah Winfrey in the The Al Yankovic Story,

Sydney Sweeney – This 24-year old has had a big year with her double Emmy nominations for her leading roles in the HBO dramas Euphoria and The White Lotus; and she has landed a role in the upcoming Marvel film Madame Web that will star Dakota Johnson in the title role. Sydney has appeared in episodes of Pretty Little Liars, The Handmaid’s Tale and Sharp Objects as well as the box office film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Melanie Lynskey – With nearly 30 years of industry work under her belt, including roles in the TV comedy Two and a Half Men and the box office favorites Ever After and Sweet Home Alabama, Melanie has a lot for which to be proud. That being said, it has been her role in the much-buzzed about Showtime drama Yellowjackets that has landed her a great deal of attention with praise galore. It’s been a long time coming and well deserved.

Amber Midthunder – Some viewers will remember her for her work in the Dan Stevens-led mind-binder series Legion or for her role in the rebooted series Roswell, New Mexico, but it was her lead role of Naru, the skilled warrior of the Comanche Nation in the box office film Prey that was a prequel to the Predators franchise.

Daryl McCormack – This relative newcomer from Ireland appeared in TV shows like Vikings and Peaky Blinders, but it was his turn as a gigolo in the Sundance hit Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, starring alongside Emma Thompson. He has also appeared in the much-talked-about Apple TV+ series Bad Sisters and appeared in the fantasy series The Wheel of Time.

The cast of Squid Game – This Netflix survival series took the world by storm, changing the landscape of TV and garnering the series and its cast with a Golden Globe win, three Screen Actors Guild awards, two Critics Choice Awards, 14 Emmy nominations and a special award at the AFI awards as well as a greenlit reality series.

Who are some of the faces from this year who caught your attention either on television, in music or in film? Please share.

TOMORROW: New Faces of 2023

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The Hallmark Channel movie The Dog Lover’s Guide to Dating will debut on January 1 at 8 PM.

Alex (Rebecca Dalton), a professional dog trainer is more enamored of her loyal four-legged clients than she is of their owners whom she never fully trusts. Her skepticism of a dog’s two-legged best friend makes for a difficult, or rather nonexistent, dating life. Simon (Corey Sevier) has the opposite problem.

He’s found the girl of his dreams; he just needs to win over her dog so they can live happily ever after. When he discovers Alex’s impeccable dog training skills, he convinces her to train him in the ways of the canine so he can show his girlfriend Chloe (Eliza King) and her beloved pug what a fun-loving pack leader he can be.

Here is a trailer for The Dog Lover’s Guide to Dating:

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On January 1, the new drama Kaleidoscope will debut online on Netflix today.

A master thief (Giancarlo Esposito) and his crew attempt an epic and elaborate heist worth $7 billion dollars — but betrayal, greed and other threats undermine their plans.

The cast also includes Rufus Sewell, Jai Courtney, Paz Vega and Tati Gabrielle.

Here is a trailer for Kaleidoscope:

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