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Carol’s Christmas

On November 22, the OWN holiday movie Carole’s Christmas will debut at 9 PM.

Carole Jordan (Kimberly Elise), an overworked businesswoman learns the meaning of be careful what you wish for after she off-handedly wishes she had taken another path in life.

When Carole’s wish is granted, her world is turned upside down and the only person she can confide in is Iris (Jackee Harry), a woman she recognizes from her past life. Carole no longer has time for the things that mattered most to her – family, friends and her annual Christmas party. She quickly learns how grateful she was for the previous life she was living.

The cast includes Cayden K. Williams, Bianca Buck and Anthony Montgomery.

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The Lifetime holiday movie The Magical Christmas Shoes will debut on November 22 at 8 PM.

A pair of magical shoes step into Kayla Hummel’s (Erin Karpluk) holiday season, allowing her to rediscover her Christmas spirit and find love too.

The film also stars Damon Runyan and Genelle Williams.

Here is a trailer for The Magical Christmas Shoes.

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On November 22, the Netflix original anthology series Heartsongs will debut online.

The 8-episode anthology series will focus on 8 songs written by prolific singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, showcasing the stories, memories and inspirations behind those beloved songs, which includes “Jolene,” “These Old Bones,” “If I Had Wings,” “JJ Sneed,” “Two Doors Down,” “Down from Dover,” “Sugar Hill” and “Cracker Jack.”

The cast of the episodes will include Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin, Gerald McRaney, Delta Burke, Brooke Elliott, Tim Reid, Colin O’Donoghue, Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Sarah Shahi, Rochelle Aytes, Willa Fitzgerald, Bellamy Young, Patricia Wettig, Timothy Busfield, Michele Weaver, Robert Taylor, Dallas Roberts, Camryn Manheim, Kyle Bornheimer and Melissa Leo.

And, of course, Dolly will appear in a cameo role in each episode.

Here is a trailer for Heartsongs:

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

On November 21, the Netflix feature film The Knight Before Christmas will debut online, starring Josh Whitehouse, Vanessa Hudgens and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

The new mini-series Cheat will debut on Sundance Now on November 21. This 4-part mini-series focuses on a dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly from Strike Back and The Night Manager) and her student Rose (Molly Windsor from Three Girls). In what is seemingly an open and shut case of academic deception quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both.

On November 22, the following holiday films will debut:

The Magical Christmas Shoes on Lifetime at 8 PM, starring Erin Karpluk, Damon Runyan and Genelle Williams
Carole’s Christmas on OWN at 9 PM starring Kimberly Elise, Jackee Harry and Anthony Montgomery

Also on November 22, the Netflix original anthology series Heartsongs will debut online. The 8-episode anthology series will focus on songs written by prolific singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, showcasing the stories, memories and inspirations behind some of her most beloved songs. The cast of the episodes will include Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin, Gerald McRaney, Delta Burke, Tim Reid, Colin O’Donoghue, Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Sarah Shahi, Rochelle Aytes, Timothy Busfield, Robert Taylor, Camryn Manheim and Melissa Leo.

On November 23, the following holiday movies will debut:

Holiday Hearts on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 9 PM, starring Ashley Williams and Paul Campbell
Twinkle All the Way on Lifetime at 8 PM, starring Sarah Drew, Ryan McPartlin and Lesley Ann Warren
Turkey Drop on Freeform at 9 PM, starring Olivia Holt, Tyler Perez and Cheryl Hines
Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays on Hallmark Channel at 8 PM, starring Kaitlin Doubleday and Adrian Grenier

The following movies will debut on November 24:

Our Christmas Love Song on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 9 PM, starring Alicia Witt and Brendan Hines
A Christmas Recipe for Romance on UP TV at 7 PM, starring Madeline Leon and Sebastian Sacco
Christmas 9 to 5 on Lifetime at 8 PM, starring Tiya Sircar, Joe Dinicol and George Wendt
Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 on Hallmark Channel at 8 PM, starring Ali Liebert, Peter Porte and Tina Lifford

Also on November 24, the PBS movie The Chaperone will debut at 9 PM. Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson from the box office film Five Feet Apart), the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey Downton), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York for the summer.

Lastly, also on November 24, the American Music Awards will air on ABC at 8 PM and the fall finale of The Walking Dead will air on AMC at 9 PM.

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 PM:
Spider-Man: Homecoming movie on FX
Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie on TNT

5:35 PM:
Aquaman movie on HBO2

6 PM:
The Christmas Detour movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Heaven Sent movie on Lifetime (Reair)

6:30 PM:
Guardians of the Galaxy movie on Syfy

6:50 PM:
Knight and Day movie on FXM
The Day After Tomorrow movie on HBO

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

8 PM:
Watchmen on HBO2 (Encore)
Christmas in Louisiana movie on Lifetime (Encore)
Snow Bride movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Avengers: Age of Ultron movie on TNT
NCIS on USA Network

9 PM:
All Rise on CBS (NEW)
Black Lightning on The CW (NEW)
His Dark Materials on HBO (NEW)
Two Turtle Doves movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Back to the Future movie on Encore
NCIS on USA Network

10 PM:
His Dark Materials on HBO (Encore)
Christmas at Graceland movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network

10:03 PM:
Random Acts of Christmas movie on Lifetime (Encore)

10:22 PM:
Dublin Murders on Starz (Encore)

Enjoy!

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On November 21, the new mini-series Cheat will debut on Sundance Now.

This 4-part mini-series focuses on a dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly from Strike Back and The Night Manager) and her student Rose (Molly Windsor from Three Girls). In what is seemingly an open and shut case of academic deception quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both.

Here is a trailer for Cheat:

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The Netflix feature film The Knight Before Christmas will debut online on November 21.

A medieval English knight (Josh Whitehouse from Poldark) is magically transported to the present day where he falls for a high school science teacher (Vanessa Hudgens from the High School Musical franchise) who is disillusioned by love.

The cast includes Emmanuelle Chriqui (The Passage).

Here is a trailer for The Knight Before Christmas:

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