Archive for April, 2023

Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:


Apple TV+ has pulled the plug on the Octavia Spencer drama Truth Be Told after three seasons, but the streaming service has given a fourth season renewal to The Morning Show, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. (TV Line)


The CW has actually added a new drama to its fall 2023 line-up despite its recent ownership change. The network will air the Canadian series Sullivan’s Crossing based on the novels by Robyn Carr (who is the author of the books for which the Netflix series Virgin River are based). The series will star Morgan Kohan (When Hope Calls) as a neurosurgeon, who returns to her small hometown in the wake of a professional scandal. The series will also star Scott Patterson of Gilmore Girls fame and Chad Michael Murray from ONe Tree Hill. (The Hollywood Reporter)


Looks like the husband and wife producing team Daniel Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino will be sticking around Amazon, as they have been handed a two-season, 16-episode order for the new ballet themed series Étoile, which will feature The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel alums Luke Kirby and Gideon Glick. The series will be set in New York City and Paris, following the dancers and artistic staff of two world-renowned ballet companies, as they embark on an ambitious gambit to save their storied institutions by swapping their most talented stars. (TV Line)

Movie star Keira Knightley will star as Helen in the Netflix series Black Doves. The series follows a woman with a secret identity who embarks on a passionate affair. When her lover falls victim to London’s shadowy underworld, Helen’s employers send an old friend, Sam, to protect her. The two of them soon embark on a high octane adventure set against a backdrop of diplomatic tension and Christmas. (Variety)


Brandon Larracuente, who plays Dr. Danny Perez in The Good Doctor will not be returning to the show on a full-time basis for season 7; however, he could return as a guest star. (TV Line)

Veteran actor Donale Sutherland has joined the cast of the upcoming Paramount+ series about Bass Reeves that is now using the name Lawmen: Bass Reeves and will star David Oyelowo in the lead role. This anthology series, with future installments set to follow other iconic lawmen who have impacted history in subsequent seasons, will be based around Bass Reeves, known as the greatest frontier hero in American history, who worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded. Sutherland will recur as Judge Isaac Parker, an imposing and commanding judge in the Fort Smith Courthouse with a complicated legacy. (Variety)

Friday Night Lights alums Connie Britton and Jesse Plemons will appear alongside Robert De Niro in the upcoming Netflix 6-episode conspiracy thriller series Zero Day that also includes Lizzy Caplan and Joan Allen as part of the cast. De Niro will play George Mullen, a massively popular former American President who is pulled from retirement to head a commission tasked with investigating a devastating global cyber-attack. Britton will play Valerie Whitesell, a savvy political operative who was Mullen’s former Chief of Staff, while Plemons will portray Roger Carlson, Mullen’s former “body man” who is seeking a return to the national stage alongside his onetime boss. Allen will play Sheila Mullen, the former First Lady and nominee to the federal bench while Caplan, will play erstwhile First Daughter Alexandra Mullen, a young Congresswoman who has sought to distance herself from her father’s political legacy. (TV Line)

Gabrielle Union will play the prime suspect in the new murder mystery Pretty Little Wife at Amazon Prime Video. Based on the Darby Kane best-selling novel, the series will be a cat-and-mouse thriller with a pulpy edge and some sexy soap that centers around two brilliant — and very different — Black women: Lily (Union), the pretty little wife suspected of murdering her husband, and Ginny, the detective on the case. Upon entering each other’s lives, they begin to crack open each other’s facade to reveal what really lies beneath. (The Hollywood Reporter)


It’s officially official: Hallmark Movies and Mysteries has announced the end of the Mystery 101 franchise of made-for-TV movies that starred Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha in the lead roles. (Variety)


Actress Miriam Shor (Younger) has been cast in the Bradley Cooper movie Maestro, that is a biopic about Leonard Bernstein. She will play Cynthia O’Neal, an actor and model who was a friend of the legendary musician and his wife Felicia Montealegre. Cooper, of course, will play Bernstein in the flick and Carey Mulligan will play his wife. (Variety)

The animated prequel film Transformers One will feature the voices of Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key, Jon Hamm and Laurence Fishburne. This will be an origin story about how the brothers-in-arms turned into sworn enemies. (Variety)

Chris Pine has joined the cast of the upcoming Disney animated musical Wish that will also feature Ariana DeBose and Alan Tudyk lending their voices. The film revolves around an intriguing, slightly meta question: How did the wishing star come into the cosmos? The film unfolds in the magical kingdom of Rosas and introduces Asha, an optimist with a sharp wit who deeply cares about her community. When Asha turns to the sky in a moment of need and makes a wish, her plea is answered by a little ball of energy called Star. Together, they team up to save Asha’s community. (Variety)

Joel Kinnaman (For All Mankind and The Killing) wil play the lead in the upcoming alien abduction thriller flick They Found Us. In the film, a father (Kinnaman) and daughter undertake a camping trip in the Utah wilderness to heal their broken relationship. Attacked by a hostile extraterrestrial lifeform, their lives, not just their relationship, are at stake as they fight with a humanoid beast to stop their abduction to an unknown and terrifying alien world. (Variety)

Emily in Paris hottie Lucien Laviscount and Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star in the box office rom-com This Time Next Year, which is being adapted from the Sophie Cousens novel that charts the story of Minnie (Cookson) and Quinn (Laviscount) who are born in London on New Year’s Day, in the same hospital, one minute apart. Thirty years later — and very different people — they find themselves thrown together again in the same city on New Year’s Eve. (Deadline)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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On May 4, the new prequel series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will debut online on Netflix.

Young Queen Charlotte’s (India Amarteifio) marriage to King George of England (Corey Mylchreest) sparks an epic love story and transforms high society in this Bridgerton universe prequel.

Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuval and Ruth Gemmell crossover from Bridgerton while Arsema Thomas and Michelle Fairley [among others] also star.

Here is a trailer for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story:

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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 small screen adaptation of Fatal Attraction will make its series debut online on Paramount+.

4 PM:
Forrest Gump movie on VH1

4:30 PM:
The Blind Side movie on CMT

6 PM:
Hearts in the Game movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
The Shawshank Redemption movie on AMC
27 Dresses movie on E!

6:15 PM:
Sing (animated) movie on Freeform
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum movie on Syfy

6:35 PM:
Clear and Present Danger movie on Showtime 2

7 PM:
Spring Breakthrough movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (DEBUT)
Yellowjackets on Showtime

8 PM:
Call the Midwife on PBS (NEW)
The Equalizer on CBS (Reair)
Hope Floats movie on CMT
Deadpool movie on FX
Bad Boys movie on VH1

8:30 PM:
27 Dresses movie on E!

9 PM:
Magnum P.I. on NBC (NEW)
Ride on Hallmark Channel (NEW)
From on MGM+ (formerly EPIX) (NEW)
Tom Jones on PBS (DEBUT)
Yellowjackets on Showtime (NEW)
Yellowjackets on Showtime 2 (Encore)
East New York on CBS (Reair)
In the Key of Love movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Call of the Wild (2020) movie on FXM
Divergent movie on HBO 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie on Syfy

9:40 PM:
Dreamland movie on TMC

10 PM:
The Company You Keep movie on ABC (NEW)
The Blacklist on NBC (NEW)
Marie-Antoniette on PBS (NEW)
Yellowjackets on Showtime 2 (Encore)
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (Reair)

10:15 PM:
Wanted movie on TNT

10:30 PM:
Deadpool movie on FX


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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:
School of Rock movie on POP

6 PM:
The Wedding Cottage movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)

6:30 PM:
Point Break (original) movie on IFC

6:45 PM:
Captain Phillips movie on HBO 2

6:59 PM:
John Wick: Chapter 2 movie on Syfy

7 PM:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Dirty Dancing movie on Encore

7:20 PM:
Minions (animated) movie on Freeform

8 PM:
Hearts in the Game movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
True Lies on CBS (Reair)
Yellowjackets on Showtime (Encore)
True Lies movie on AMC
The Blind Side movie on CMT
Monsters University (animated) movie on Disney
The Rock movie on MGM+ (formerly EPIX)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings movie on Paramount Network

8:44 PM:
Dirty Dancing movie on Encore

9 PM:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Vows We Have Made movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

9:10 PM:
Galaxy Quest movie on BBC America

9:25 PM:
Sing (animated) movie on Freeform

9:28 PM:
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum movie on Syfy

10 PM:
CSI: Vegas on CBS (Reair)
Love, Romance & Chocolate on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
The Fate of Furious movie on NBC

10:30 PM:
Dirty Dancing movie on Encore


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Hey Outlander Fans!

As we edge closer to Droughtlander being over, and the season 7 premiere of Outlander just a few months away, the folks over at Starz have been releasing new promo pictures of our favorite couple – Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) along with their daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and her husband Roger (Richard Rankin).

In addition, the promo pictures that have been released include two of the new characters to be introduced in the long-running drama’s upcoming season 7, which is set to debut on Starz on Friday, June 16. Those new characters are siblings Rachel, to be played by Izzy-Meikle Small (Never Let Me Go), and Dr. Denzell Hunter, to be played Joey Phillips (Billy Elliot).

Fans of the Outlander novels will recognize the Hunter family and know that they come with particular importance for young Ian (series regular John Bell). The Hunters are Quakers who value peace and non-violence despite the eruption of the Revolutionary War around them. When Ian arrives on their farm with a sick and injured William (Charles Vandervaart) [Jamie’s son] in tow, it throws their lives into upheaval.

Check out all the pictures below:

Jamie and Claire:

Brianna and Roger:

The Hunter Siblings:

Make sure to watch Outlander on Starz starting on June 16.

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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 new series Citadel will debut online on Amazon today while the new Peter Pan & Wendy movie will debut online on Disney+.

6 PM:
Matching Hearts movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Dances With Wolves movie on BBC America

7 PM:
Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
The Help movie on Bravo
The Fate of the Furious movie on FX

7:26 PM:
John Wick movie on Syfy

7:30 PM:
Captain America: Civil War movie on TBS

7:50 PM:
Logan movie on FXM

8 PM:
S.W.A.T. on CBS (Reair)
The Royal Nanny movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Coal Miner’s Daughter movie on CMT
The Lost City (2022) movie on MGM+ (formerly EPIX)
The Hitman’s Bodyguard movie on Paramount Network
School of Rock movie on POP
The Birdcage movie on TMC

9 PM:
Yellowjackets on Showtime 2 (Encore)
Fire Country on CBS (Reair)
Curious Caterer: Grilling Season movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

9:28 PM
John Wick: Chapter 2 movie on Syfy

10 PM:
Ride on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Yellowjackets on Showtime (Encore)
Blue Bloods on CBS (Reair)
A Knight’s Tale movie on BBC America
The Help movie on Bravo

10:30 PM:
Suicide Squad movie on TBS


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On May 1, the new limited series A Small Light will debut on National Geographic at 9 PM.

This limited series tells the remarkable true story of secretary Miep Gies (Bel Powley), who was a young, carefree and opinionated woman – at a time when opinions got you killed – when her boss, Otto Frank (Liev Schreiber), asked her to help hide his family from the Nazis during WWII. Without hesitation, Miep agreed.

For the next two years, she and her daring and devoted husband Jan (Joe Cole), with several other everyday heroes, watched over the Frank, van Pels and Pfeffer families hiding in the secret annex.

The cast includes Eleanor Tomlinson and Ian McElhinney [among others].

Here is a trailer for A Small Light:

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The new series Casa Grande will debut online on May 1 on Amazon Freevee.

This bilingual limited series follows the tales of California’s hardworking, often undocumented migrant workforce, as well as the wealthy landowners in Northern California.

The cast includes James Marsters, John Pyper-Ferguson, Christina Moore, Ali Afshar, Javier Bolanos, Kate Mansi and Karen Bethzabe [among others]

Here is a trailer for Casa Grande:

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On May 1, the new 5-episode limited series White House Plumbers will debut on HBO at 9 PM.

This is a behind-the-scenes look at the Watergate scandal, focusing on President Richard Nixon’s political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), as they accidentally topple the presidency they were zealously trying to protect and their families along with it.

The ensemble cast includes David Krumholtz, Domhnall Gleeson, F. Murray Abraham, Ike Barinholtz, John Carroll Lynch, Judy Greer, Kathleen Turner, Kiernan Shipka, Kim Coates, Lena Headey, Liam James, Tony Plana, Yul Vazquez and Zoe Levin.

Here is a trailer for White House Plumbers:

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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 Bel-Air will air on Peacock online today while the final episodes of Firefly Lane will air on Netflix. The new Netflix movie A Tourist’s Guide to Love will debut online today while the second season of Sweet Tooth will premiere online on Netflix. The new series Love & Death will air online on Max (formerly HBO Max).

5 PM:
Tombstone movie on AMC

6 PM:
All Summer Long movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Field of Dreams movie on BBC America

7 PM:
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Haunted by Murder movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Martian movie on FX
Mission: Impossible (original) movie on Showtime 2

7:25 PM:
The Proposal movie on Freeform

7:30 PM:
Gidget (classic) movie on FMC

8 PM:
Station 19 on ABC (NEW)
Walker on The CW (NEW)
A Pinch of Portugal movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Shooter movie on TMC

8:30 PM:
A League of Their Own movie on BBC America

9 PM:
So Help Me Todd on CBS (NEW)
Call the Midwife on PBS (Encore)
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Mission: Impossible 2 movie on Showtime 2

9:45 PM:
Yellowjackets on Showtime (Encore)

10 PM:
Marie-Antoinette on PBS (Encore)


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