Feeds:
Posts
Comments

The Hallmark Channel movie Her Pen Pal will debut on June 19 at 9 PM.

Event planner Victoria (Mallory Jansen) can’t wait to attend –- and plan –- her best friend’s wedding in Paris. But when she finds out her ex is bringing a date, Victoria reconnects with her French childhood pen pal (Josh Sasse).

Here is a trailer for Her Pen Pal:

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 PM:
Harvest Moon movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Mystery Woman: Redemption movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Wreck-It Ralph (animated) movie on Freeform

7 PM:
Raiders of the Lost Ark movie on Paramount Network

7:30 PM:
Bumblebee movie on FX

8 PM:
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
Bridal Wave movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Til Death Do Us Part movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
How Stella Got Her Groove Back movie on EPIX
The Little Mermaid (animated) movie on Freeform

9 PM:
Superman & Lois on The CW (NEW)
FBI on CBS (Reair)
Braveheart movie on Encore

9:30 PM:
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom movie on Paramount Network

10 PM:
FBI: Most Wanted on CBS (Reair)
Witness to Murder movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

Enjoy!

On June 18, the 10-episode half-hour dark comedy Physical will debut on Apple TV+ online.

Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, the series stars Rose Byrne as Sheila Rubin, a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image. That is until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

The cast include Ashley Liao, Ian Gomez and Lou Taylor Pucci.

Here is a trailer for Physical:

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

On June 14, the new series The Republic of Sarah will debut on The CW at 9 PM. The bucolic tranquility of Greylock, New Hampshire is upended when a massive vein of coltan – an incredibly valuable mineral used in tech – is discovered under the town. State-backed mining company Lydon Industries swoops in with plans to extract the mineral and plans that include wiping Greylock off the map. With her friends and family in danger of losing their homes, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper (Stella Baker) vows to stop Lydon’s bulldozers. It won’t be easy. Leading Lydon’s efforts is Sarah’s estranged brother, Danny Cooper (Luke Mitchell). After enduring a difficult childhood at the hands of his mother, former state senator Ellen Cooper (Megan Follows), Danny is eager to exact his revenge on a community he feels abandoned him. Sarah enlists her friends – fellow teacher Corinne Dearborn (Hope Lauren), police officer Amy “AJ” Johnson (Nia Holloway), and diner manager Grover Simms (Ian Duff) – in the fight against Danny, but there seems to be no way to stop the town’s impending demise; until Sarah proposes an oddly intriguing solution: Greylock could declare independence.

The season finale of Cruel Summer will air on Freeform on June 15 at 10 PM.

On June 16, The Blacklist will move to its new night (Wednesday) on NBC at its new time of 10 PM while that same night the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale will air online on Hulu.

The 10-episode half-hour dark comedy Physical will debut on Apple TV+ online on June 18. Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, the series stars Rose Byrne as Sheila Rubin, a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image. That is until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics. The cast include Ashley Liao, Ian Gomez and Lou Taylor Pucci.

Also on June 18, the Disney+ drama Big Shot will air its season finale online.

The Hallmark Channel movie Her Pen Pal will debut at 9 PM on June 19. Event planner Victoria (Mallory Jansen) can’t wait to attend –- and plan –- her best friend’s wedding in Paris. But when she finds out her ex is bringing a date, Victoria reconnects with her French childhood pen pal (Josh Sasse).

Lastly on June 20, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie To Catch a Spy will debut at 8 PM. When the newly renovated Hotel Optima in Malta has a grand reopening, Chloe (Nathalie Kelley) and her team from Destination Traveler Magazine, which includes Sara, (Patti Murin), head over to cover the travel scene in Malta. On her first night in Malta, Chloe overhears an altercation happening through the air vent of her hotel room and then sees someone fall to their death – right past her hotel window! Chloe assists the FBI agent, Aaron (Colin Donnell), working on the case, but will they catch the killer before the killer finds them?

Mark your calendars!

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 PM:
Destination Wedding movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

6:45 PM:
A Call to Spy movie on Showtime 2

7 PM:
Legally Blonde movie on Paramount Network

8 PM:
War of the Worlds on EPIX (Encore)
A New Year’s Resolution movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Real Murders movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Shooter movie on AMC
Spider-Man: Homecoming movie on FX
Midway movie on Sundance TV

9 PM:
The Republic of Sarah on The CW (Debut)
All Rise on CBS (Reair)

9:20 PM:
The Mountain Between Us movie on FXM

10 PM:
Bull on CBS (Reair)
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

10:44 PM:
Run the World on Starz (Encore)

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWAL

Shadow and Bone has been officially renewed for Season 2 by Netflix. (TV Line)

Apple TV+ has given a season three order to the Jason Momoa sci-fi series See, ahead of the show’s season two premiere, which is set for August 27. (Variety)

CANCELLATION

The NBC music-based drama Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been cancelled after two seasons. The network’s streaming service, Peacock, passed on extending it for another season; but TPTB behind the show are shopping it around and leading the social media campaign to find a new home for the fan favorite series. (TV Line and Deadline)

Despite earlier reports, it’s looking like the new thriller drama Clarice, which debuted on CBS during this recent TV season, will not be moving over to Paramount+ after all; and its future on CBS is in doubt as well because the network has already committed to a full slate of shows for this coming TV season. (Deadline)

TV EXITS

Antonia Thomas, who plays Dr. Claire Browne on The Good Doctor, has departed the show following the ABC medical show’s season 4 finale. (TV Line)

LIVE PRODUCTION NEWS

NBC is planning a holiday production of Annie Live! and the big news is that Taraji P. Henson (Person of Interest and Empire) will be taking on the role of Miss Hannigan, the cruel manager of the orphanage where the titular character resides; and, of course, Miss Hannigan hates all children, especially Annie. Henson will lead the musical opposite a soon-to-be-discovered star. NBC is kicking off a nationwide casting search for the redheaded optimist. (Variety)

STREAMING SERVICE MOVIE NEWS

Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) will star in the twisty Netflix thriller The Weekend Away, an adaptation of the novel by Sarah Alderson. The psychological thriller will take place amid a weekend getaway to Croatia that goes awry when a woman is accused of killing her best friend. As she attempts to clear her name and uncover the truth, her efforts unearth a painful secret. (Variety)

TV CASTING NEWS

More casting announcements have been made for the upcoming FOX drama Our Kind of People that will star Yaya DaCosta (Chicago Med) as Angela Vaughn, a single mom, who risks it all and moves her family to a vineyard with hopes of taking her natural hair care line to the next level by infiltrating the African American elite in Oak Bluffs. The cast already includes Morris Chestnut (The Resident), LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf) and newcomer Alana Bright. Joining the cast is the one and only Joe Morton (Scandal and Eureka), who will play Teddy Franklin, Leah’s (Luckett) father, who was born into money and grew his family’s sanitation company into one of the largest holding companies in the world; and Rhyon Nicole Brown (Empire) who will play Lauren Dupont, Leah (Luckett) and Raymond’s (Chestnut) daughter, a beautiful and ultra-privileged girl who rules the young social set of The Bluffs and is an established social media influencer. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Zack Snyder has a new project; and it’s called Twilight of the Gods. The series is one of many at Netflix that will be happening at some soon point, but little is known about the show itself. However, the cast list was just announced, and it’s laced with a lot of familiar faces. That long list includes (in alphabetical order): Pilou Asbæk (Game ofThrones) as Thor; Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time and The Gifted) as Hel; Jamie Clayton (Designated Survivor and Sense8) as The Seid-Kona; Lauren Cohan (Supernatural and The Walking Dead) as Inge; Kristopher Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Andvari; Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Sigrid; Paterson Joseph (Timeless) as Loki; Rahul Kohli (iZombie) as Egill; Stuart Martin (Miss Scarlet and the Duke) as Leif; John Noble (Fringe) as Odin; Corey Stoll (The Strain) as Hrafnke and Peter Stormare (Prison Break) as Ulfr. (Netflix and The Futon Critic)

Aurora Perrineau (Prodigal Son and daughter of Lost alum Harold Perrineau) has landed a recurring role in the 4th season of HBO’s Westworld, but what character she will play is being kept under wraps; however, she is expected to appear in at least five episodes. (Deadline)

A live-action series based on the long-running movie franchise Resident Evil will be coming to Netflix, led by the one and only Lance Reddick (of The Wire and Fringe fame) who will portray Albert Wesker. The 8-episode thriller will also star Ella Balinska (2019’s Charlie’s Angels), Tamara Smart (the box office film Artemis Fowl), Siena Agudong (the TV movie Upside-Down Magic), Adeline Rudolph (Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Paola Nuñez (Bad Boys for Life and the TV series The Purge). Details on which characters these ladies will be playing are being kept under wraps, though. (Variety)

Kristin Kreuk will be seen this summer on The CW in the final season of the Canadian series Burden of Truth; but her next gig will have her going to Amazon Prime for the small screen adaptation of the best-selling Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child that will star Kruek’s former Smallville co-star Alan Ritchson in the lead role. The series – simply called Reacher – will be based on the first book in the franchise: the 1997 novel “Killing Floor.” Kreuk will play Charlie, a refined former debutante who is living the Country Club life with her husband Hubble (Marc Bendavid from Good Witch and Syfy’s Dark Matter), but who is much tougher than she appears. The cast will also include Willie C. Carpenter (Devious Maids) as Mosley, a life-long resident of the struggling town of Margrave and the town barber; Currie Graham (Murder in the First) will play Kliner Sr., a formidable businessman who has a very dark side; but is beloved by the townspeople of Margrave for saving the struggling town; Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) will play Jasper, the town’s medical examiner who is suddenly overwhelmed and terrified by multiple murders in his small town; and Maxwell Jenkins (Lost in Space) will play Young Reacher. (TV Line and Deadline)

A long list of cast members have been added to the Amazon romantic comedy series With Love that will star Emeraude Toubia (Shadowhunters). The series follows the Diaz siblings, Lily (Toubia) and Jorge (Mark Indelicato of Ugly Betty fame), who are on a mission to find love and purpose. The Diaz siblings cross paths with seemingly unrelated residents during some of the most heightened days of the year — the holidays. Constance Marie (Switched at Birth) and Benito Martinez (The Shield) will play Beatriz Diaz and Jorge Diaz Sr., the siblings’ parents. Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) will play Henry, Jorge’s charismatic boyfriend; Rome Flynn (How to Get Away With Murder) will play Santiago Zayas, a modern Afro-Cuban American Mr. Darcy; Isis King (When They See Us) will play Sol Perez, Lily and Jorge’s cousin, a trans non-binary oncology resident; Todd Grinnell (One Day At A Time) will play Dr. Miles Murphy, a reconstructive plastic surgeon with a good heart who has eyes for Sol and Desmond Chiam (The Falcon & the Winter Soldier) will play Nick Zhao, Jorge’s best friend and roommate. (Deadline)

Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) will be joining Orphan Black alum Tatiana Maslany in the Disney+ superheroes series She-Hulk. The series centers on lawyer Jennifer Walters (Maslany), cousin of Bruce Banner, who inherits his Hulk powers after she receives a blood transfusion from him. Unlike Bruce, however, when she hulks out Jennifer is able to retain most of her personality, intelligence, and emotional control. Jamil will play Mary MacPherran, aka Titania, the supervillain with incredible strength and a frequent rival of She-Hulk. (Variety)

Will Packer Media and Kinetic Content from Red Arrow Studios have secured the film and TV rights to Seven Days in June, the best-selling romance novel by Tia Williams, a June selection by Reese Witherspoon’s book club. The novel follows Eva Mercy, a successful erotica author and the daughter she’s raising on her own in Brooklyn. Unbeknownst to Eva, the love of her life is about to return, and she hasn’t seen him since their affair ended abruptly, fifteen years ago. (Variety)

Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches and Downton Abbey) has been cast to play Robert Evans, the film producer and studio executive, in the Paramount+ limited event series The Offer, which is about the making of the legendary film “The Godfather.” The limited event series will consist of 10 episodes, and will also star Miles Teller (The Divergent movie franchise), who is replacing Armie Hammer. The series will also star Giovanni Ribisi as mob boss Joe Colombo, who ran one of the notorious Five Families of the American Mafia, and also founded the Italian-American Civil Rights League; Colin Hanks will play Barry Lapidus, a Gulf & Western executive with a lot of power over Paramount Pictures; and Dan Folger will play Francis Ford Coppola, the legendary director. (Variety)

Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Will Poulter (The Revenant) will star in the adaptation of Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, one of the earliest murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. The series will be directed by House alum Hugh Laurie; and will appear on Britbox North America in 3-parts. Laurie will play the creepy Dr. James Nicholson, a clinical director of a sanatorium; while Poulter will play Bobby and Boynton will play shrewd socialite Lady Frances, who untangle a murder mystery in 1934. (Variety)

Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us and Gilmore Girls) has joined the cast of the upcoming fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but there are no details about his character. (TV Line)

Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black) has joined the cast of the upcoming Showtime anthology series The First Lady. She will recur in the role of Susan Sher, a longtime friend of the Obamas who worked with Michelle (to be played by Viola Davis) in Chicago health care. Sher was originally hired as the President’s associate counsel but then rejoined Michelle Obama as her closest confidante and chief of staff. The series will be a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. The first season will1 focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Davis). (Variety)

Stranger Things has added four cast members to its delayed fourth season. All of the characters will have ties to Hawkins High. Those new recurring characters are: Amybeth McNulty (from Anne with an E), who will play Vickie, a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes; Myles Truitt (from Black Lightning), who will play Patrick, a Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent, and a good life until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control; Regina Ting Chen (from Queen of the South), who will play Ms. Kelly, a popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students; and Grace Van Dien (from the short-lived NBC drama The Village), who will play Chrissy, Hawkins High’s lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school; but beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret. (TV Line)

FILM CASTING NEWS

Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore will star in a new drama called May December that will find the pair appearing in the story of a Hollywood actress (Portman), who travels to the picturesque coast of Maine to study the real-life woman (Moore) she’s set to play in a film. The woman in question was the subject of a tabloid scandal two decades prior, for marrying a man 23 years her junior. As Moore’s character and her husband prepare to send their twin girls off to college, the family dynamic begins to unravel under Portman’s outsider lens. (Variety)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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:

5:57 PM:
Taken 2 movie on AMC

6 PM:
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

6:20 PM:
21 Bridges movie on TMC

6:50 PM:
Terminator: Dark Fate movie on EPIX

7 PM:
The Perfect Wedding Match movie on UPtv (DEBUT)
The Baker’s Son movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Coco (animated) movie on Freeform
Deadpool movie on FXM

7:11 PM:
Men in Black 3 movie on Encore

7:30 PM:
Run the World on Starz (Encore)

8 PM:
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Til Death Do Us Part movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (DEBUT)
The Equalizer on CBS (Reair)
Waves movie on TMC

9 PM:
Good Witch on Hallmark Channel (NEW)
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (Reair)

9:15 PM:
Atomic Blonde movie on FXM

9:30 PM:
Moana (animated) movie on Freeform

10 PM:
Domina on EPIX (NEW)
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (Reair)
Matchmaker Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

10:30 PM:
Run the World on Starz (Encore)

Enjoy!

Last night’s primetime line-up was filled with wrestling, news, a movie, reality and about a handful of repeats with only one Friday night drama airing a new episode.

Here is how that lone Friday night drama fared in the overall ratings last night:

9 PM Show:
Dynasty (The CW) [NEW] – 263,000 viewers

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

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:
Shooter movie on AMC
Captain Phillips movie on Sundance TV

6 PM:
Crossword Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

6:53 PM:
The Notebook movie on Starz

6:55 PM:
X-Men: Apocalypse movie on FXM

7 PM:
All Summer Long movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Raiders of the Lost Ark movie on Paramount Network
Back to the Future Part III movie on VH1

7:05 PM:
Monsters University (animated) movie on Freeform

8 PM:
Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Shawshank Redemption movie on AMC
Sweet Home Alabama movie on Bravo
Crazy Rich Asians movie on TNT

9 PM:
The Baker’s Son movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Run the World on Starz (Encore)

9:30 PM:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie on Paramount Network
Back to the Future Part II movie on VH1

9:35 PM:
Frozen (animated) movie on Freeform

9:45 PM:
X-Men: Days of Future Past movie on FXM

10 PM:
Run the World on Starz (Encore)
Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

10:30 PM:
Sweet Home Alabama movie on Bravo
Crazy Rich Asians movie on TNT

Enjoy!

It was a full night of programming on the major networks last night with a game show, a news special, a comedy and a bunch of repeats taking up most of the primetime line-up with three Thursday night dramas airing new episodes while one Thursday night drama aired its 2-hour finale [not sure if it will be the season or series finale, as that show has yet to be renewed] and another Thursday night drama aired its 2-hour SERIES finale.

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

8 PM Shows:
Manifest (NBC) [NEW – Finale, Hour 1] – 2.8 million viewers
Walker (The CW) [NEW] – 1 million viewers

9 PM Shows:
Manifest (NBC) [NEW – Finale, Hour 2] – 2.6 million viewers
Rebel (ABC) [NEW – Series Finale, Hour 1] – 2.7 million viewers
Legacies (The CW) [NEW] – 441,000 viewers

10 PM Shows:
Rebel (ABC) [NEW – Series Finale, Hour 2] – 2.7 million viewers
Clarice (CBS) [NEW] – 1.8 million viewers

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