Lifetime Rounds Out October “Ripped from the Headlines” Slate





Lifetime Rounds Out October “Ripped from the Headlines” Slate with Two New Titles
Premiering on Saturday October 22, “Swindler Seduction” features Colton Haynes in a dual role, playing crooked twin brothers, starring alongside Gabrielle Graham.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME ROUNDS OUT OCTOBER “RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES” SLATE WITH TWO NEW TITLES

“SWINDLER SEDUCTION” HEADLINED BY COLTON HAYNES PLAYING TWO ROLES ALONGSIDE CO-STAR GABRIELLE GRAHAM

“AN AMISH SIN” STARRING LIFETIME FAVORITE KELLIE MARTIN, DYLAN RATZLAFF AND RUKIYA BERNARD MOVIES JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED LIFETIME OCTOBER FILMS “THE GABBY PETITO STORY,” “THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CARI FARVER” AND “LET’S GET PHYSICAL”
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18, 2022) – Lifetime continues to dive deep into current events and add to its captivating slate of movies and casting for 2022 with the upcoming October Ripped from the Headline movies, Swindler Seduction and An Amish Sin. Premiering on Saturday October 22nd, Swindler Seduction features Colton Haynes (Arrow, Teen Wolf) in a dual role, playing crooked twin brothers, starring alongside Gabrielle Graham (Twenties, Possessor). The inspired-by-true events thriller exposes the world of the romantic con artists – men who earn their living off women who they fool and steal from.

The following Saturday on October 29th, An Amish Sin stars Kellie Martin (Army Wives, Life Goes On), Dylan Ratzlaff (A Million Little Things, Doomsday Mom) and Rukiya Bernard (Yellowjackets, Van Helsing), and is the story of an Amish teen who tries to escape the harshness of the 18th century lifestyle she has grew up in to find her voice and independence in a neighboring city.

Short form specials Beyond The Headlines: Swindler Seduction and Beyond The Headlines: An Amish Sin will debut directly after each respective premiere, and will include interviews and deeper insights among the current events highlighted.

Both films will join our previously announced slate of Ripped from the Headlines movies, including The Gabby Petito Story (Oct 1), The Disappearance of Cari Farver (Oct 8), and Let’s Get Physical (Oct 15). All movies will run on back-to-back Saturdays in October and debut at 8p/7c.

Swindler Seduction

STARRING COLTON HAYNES AND GABRIELLE GRAHAM

OCTOBER 22 at 8p/7c

When Louisa (Gabrielle Graham) meets handsome and sweet Steve (Colton Haynes) at a bar in Chicago, he seems like the perfect guy: an angel investor and entrepreneur who just sold a company for millions. 48 blissful, sexy hours and countless lies later, Steve disappears, and Louisa realizes she’s been swindled out of thousands of dollars. The police won’t help her but after Louisa finds out she’s pregnant, she sets out to track down Steve on her own, only to discover he has an identical twin, Mitch (Colton Haynes), and the brothers are both romantic con artists. As Louisa digs deeper, she uncovers how women have been hurt by the swindler twins and decides she must fight back. Using her wits, courage, and determination to not be fooled again, Louisa tries to outsmart the twins and serve justice for all their victims.

Swindler Seduction is a RAW presentation of a Muse Entertainment production. Piers Vellacott, Sara Murray and Jesse Prupas serve as Executive Producers. Jonathan Wright directs from a script written by Liz Lake. Foreign distribution is handled by Muse Distribution International.

Beyond The Headlines: Swindler Seduction explores the phenomenon of evil and criminal twins and the environmental and genetic circumstances that can lead twin siblings to a life of crime. In this special, we speak with a forensic psychologist to deconstruct and analyze a true crime case of identical twin sisters who turned on each other.

An Amish Sin

STARRING DYLAN RATZLAFF, KELLIE MARTIN AND RUKIYA BERNARD

OCTOBER 29 at 8p/7c

The Amish world has always fascinated outsiders with its insular community and 18th century lifestyle that shuns the temptations of modernity. But all is not as wholesome as it seems. Inspired by true stories, Amish Sin follows Rachel (Dylan Ratzlaff), an Amish teen who refuses to obey her parent’s command that she marry the man who abused her as a child. When she attempts to run away, she is caught and sent to a “rehab” for Amish girls who don’t follow the rules. Managing to escape from the facility, she makes her way to a neighboring city where she has to learn to live – and find her place — in our world. Also stars Kellie Martin as Rachel’s mother Sara and Rukiya Bernard as Grace, who befriends Rachel when she leaves the Amish community.

An Amish Sin is produced for Lifetime by Amish Productions, Inc. in association with Johnson Production Group. Ilene Kahn Power (Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, Gia) is the executive producer. Teleplay by Barbara Nance (Crossing Jordan, The X-Files) and Michael Nankin. Story by Barbara Nance. Michael Nankin (The Good Lord Bird, Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer) is the director.

Beyond The Headlines: An Amish Sin talks to real women who have left the Amish sect, discussing the challenges they faced as part of the community, how they got out and what their lives are like today. We also consult an expert on the role of women in the Amish community both past and present.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime’s September Lineup Sizzles with New Movies All Month Long





Lifetime’s September Lineup Sizzles with New Movies All Month Long
Lifetime keeps everyone on their toes this September with “The Bad Seed Returns” premiering on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, then new movies every Saturday, inspired by true stories!
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME’S SEPTEMBER MOVIE LINEUP REVEALED!

“THE BAD SEED RETURNS” DEBUTS LABOR DAY, SEPT 5

“HOUSE OF CHAINS” PREMIERES SEPT 10

“GIRL IN ROOM 13” TO AIR SEPT 17

“DYING FOR A CROWN” CLOSES OUT THE MONTH ON SEPT 24

Lifetime keeps everyone on their toes this September with The Bad Seed Returns premiering on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, then new movies every Saturday, inspired by true stories! Tackling a horrific Ripped from the Headlines story of parents who keep their six kids locked up in their home in House of Chains debuting on September 10th. As the month continues, Girl in Room 13 debuts September 17th, as the power story of a mother searching for her daughter who is being human trafficked. Dying for a Crown closes out the month on September 24th and is the story of a girl willing to do anything for popularity.

Full September Schedule and Descriptions Below.

THE BAD SEED RETURNS

Executive Produced, Co-Written and Starring Mckenna Grace and the Original “Bad Seed” Patty McCormack

LABOR DAY – SEPTEMBER 5TH AT 8/7C

After the murderous events that left her father (Rob Lowe) dead, 15-year-old Emma, a seemingly typical teenaged girl, is now living with aunt Angela (Michelle Morgan) and navigating high school. But the darkness can only be hidden for so long, especially when Angela’s husband Robert (Benjamin Ayers) begins to suspect Emma may not be as innocent as she appears, and a new girl at school, Kat (Ella Dixon), seems to know Emma’s secrets from the past. Left with no choice, Emma slips back to her old ways to take care of her enemies by any means necessary.

Patty McCormack, who earned an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination from the 1956 version of The Bad Seed reprises her role as Emma’s therapist Dr. March.

The Bad Seed Returns is produced for Lifetime by The Wolper Organization, Horizon Scripted Television Inc. and Front Street Productions. Mark Wolper serves as executive producer along with Mckenna Grace, Ross Burge, Crystal Burge and Barbara Marshall. Louise Archambault directed from a script written by Mckenna Grace, Ross Burge and Barbara Marshall.

The Bad Seed was based on the novel of the same name by William March and the play by Maxwell Anderson.

HOUSE OF CHAINS

Starring Mena Suvari and Greyston Holt

SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 8/7C

House of Chains tells the story of a seemingly normal, suburban family whose dark secrets remained hidden for years. Following their own set of strict religious beliefs, parents Laura (Suvari) and Tye (Holt) keep their six children separated from the outside world. As the children grow older and begin to ask questions Laura and Tye’s authoritarian ways grow stronger leading them down a path of child abuse, neglect and imprisonment. In order to keep their younger siblings safe and to free themselves from the shackles their parents have created the older children band together and risk a harrowing escape to alert authorities and save their family.

House of Chains is Executive Produced by Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment (MVE) in association with executive producers Arnie Zipursky and Bonnie Zipursky at Neshama Entertainment. Adam Shepard (MVE) serves as co-executive Producer. Stephen Tolkin writes and directs.

GIRL IN ROOM 13

Starring Anne Heche, Larissa Dias and Max Montesi

Directed by Elisabeth Rohm

SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 8/7C

Inspired by actual events, Girl in Room 13 examines the story of Grace (Dias), who was addicted to opioids after her doctor prescribed them for a sports injury at a very young age and after three stints in rehab, she is finally ready to turn her life around. Under the watchful eye of her mother, Janie (Heche), Grace takes on a job at her family’s restaurant. But her past will not let her go and when her friend coerces her into meeting her former love interest and drug dealer, Richie (Montesi), she finds herself imprisoned in a motel room with no way out. Held captive, Richie repeatedly violates Grace, forces her to consume drugs and alcohol, and starves her — all to break her down so that she becomes compliant and can be sold into human trafficking. Refusing to give up on her daughter even when her husband and the local police believe Grace has returned to a life of using, Janie starts an all-out hunt to find Grace. Stopping at nothing, Janie discovers the dark world of human trafficking and the shocking statistics about its widespread victims and its unexpected accomplices.

Girl in Room 13 is produced for by Motel Productions Inc for Lifetime. Tim Johnson, Stacy Mandelberg and Yvonne Chotzen serve as executive producers. The film is written by Maria Nation and is directed by Elisabeth Rohm.

DYING FOR A CROWN

Starring Jennifer Titus and Catherine Daddario

SEPTEMBER 24TH AT 8/7C

Inspired by true events. Lydia Campbell (Jennifer Titus) and her daughter Elle (Catherine Daddario) have just relocated to Florida from Los Angeles under mysterious circumstances. Lydia is the new Assistant Principal at Bellview High where Elle is a senior. Being new to town, both are looking to live a better life and will do anything to achieve it. As prom season begins, with Lydia by her side, Elle stops at nothing to gain popularity and become homecoming queen.

Dying for a Crown is produced by Reel One Entertainment.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



“The Gabby Petito Story,” Premiering October 1 on Lifetime





Marking the Start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Skyler Samuels, Evan Hall and Thora Birch Headline “The Gabby Petito Story,” Premiering October 1
The documentary special, “Beyond the Headlines: Gabby Petito,” will air following the movie for a more in-depth look at the true story.
[via press release from Lifetime]
MARKING THE START OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, SKYLER SAMUELS, EVAN HALL AND THORA BIRCH HEADLINE “THE GABBY PETITO STORY,” PREMIERING OCTOBER 1

FILM WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A PSA FOR STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL, “BEYOND THE HEADLINES: GABBY PETITO,” WILL DEBUT FOLLOWING THE MOVIE FEATURING INTERVIEWS AND INSIGHTS FROM THOSE CLOSE TO STORY


LOS ANGELES, CA (August 11, 2022) – With October marking the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Gabby Petito Story is set to premiere on Saturday, October 1 at 8/7c on Lifetime and star Skyler Samuels (Nine Lives of Chloe King, Scream Queens) as Gabby Petito and Evan Hall (Orange is the New Black, Mars) as Brian Laundrie. Timed to the one-year disappearance of Gabby Petito, the movie is part of Lifetime’s Stop Violence Against Women public affairs initiative. As a trusted destination for women, Lifetime created a new PSA to debut as part of the movie’s roll out, driving to the important work of the network’s partner, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and their helpline to provide resources for women. The documentary special, Beyond the Headlines: Gabby Petito will air following the movie at 10/9c for a more in-depth look at the true story.

The Gabby Petito Story explores Gabby and her fiancĂ© Brian Laundrie’s complicated relationship and what may have gone wrong during their cross-country trip that resulted in Gabby’s tragic murder.

The disappearance of Gabby Petito captured America’s attention, setting off a nationwide search for the 22-year-old travel blogger after her parents reported her missing in September 2021, when she failed to return home following her cross country “van-life” trip with her fiancĂ© Brian Laundrie. Non-stop coverage on the news drove amateur sleuths to dissect Gabby’s social media posts for clues about what happened to her during her trip, leading to the eventual discovery of her body in Wyoming. As the one-year anniversary of her tragic death approaches, the movie will bring to life Gabby and Brian’s doomed love story, including the warning signs that Gabby’s life was in danger, the ensuing search for her, the eventual discovery of her murder and ultimately, Brian’s suicide.

Skyler Samuels is best known for playing ‘Chloe King’ in ABC Family’s Nine Lives of Chloe King, which garnered her a Teen Choice Award for Breakout Actress. Samuels followed that with a leading role in Ryan Murphy’s Fox series Scream Queens. She also worked with Murphy again on FX’s hit series American Horror Story: Freak Show. Recently, Samuels starred as a series regular on Fox’s The Gifted. She also starred in Lifetime’s Switched Before Birth. Her film credits include Liongate’s Public Disturbance, Spare Room, The Duff and shot a lead in the Sony Franchise The Meg with Jason Statham.

Evan Hall was a recurring character on the critically acclaimed Orange is the New Black. He was also a series regular on the Nat Geo series Mars, produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment. Hall has amassed an impressive list of guest star credits including shows such as Elementary, Blue Bloods, The Equalizer, Blacklist and more. His film credits include Rebel in the Rye, In Searching, C Street and Just Ask, as well as numerous shorts. He also has a long list of voiceover credits.

Golden Globe(R), BAFTA(R) and Emmy(R)-nominated and SAG-winning actress Thora Birch (The Walking Dead, American Beauty, Ghost World) makes her directorial debut in this film and plays Gabby’s mom, Nichole Schmidt. The film marks Birch’s return to Lifetime, having starred in highly rated films, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story in 2003 for which she earned an Emmy(R) nomination and The Pregnancy Pact in 2010.

The Gabby Petito Story is produced for Lifetime by Hybrid. The film is written by Gregory Small and Richard Blaney (Gone Mom, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret) and directed by Thora Birch. Birch joins Lifetime’s growing roster of first-time directors through their Broader Focus program.

Being a leader in telling powerful stories of women and providing a platform to shine a light on unheard voices, Lifetime is also in development on several movies surrounding violence against women who may not have had the same media attention as Gabby Petito. These include the stories of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, Adriane Fields, Beatrice Weston, among others, with each project in various stages of development.

Beyond the Headlines: Gabby Petito is a one-hour true crime documentary special that will chronicle the twists and turns of the tragic road trip through the lens of Gabby’s social media presence as told both by the people who knew her best and a community of online strangers and cyber sleuths who ended up banding together to ultimately solve this shocking homicide. Two timelines were unfolding in the Gabby Petito story – a private one and a very public one. Beyond the Headlines: Gabby Petito will give viewers an inside look at both sides of Gabby’s life and the chasm that existed between the two.

Beyond the Headlines: Gabby Petito is produced by Category 6 Media for Lifetime. Leanne Vandeman and Tiff Winton executive produce for Category 6 and Amy Winter, Brie Miranda Bryant and Nicole Vogel executive produce for Lifetime.

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About National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

NCADV is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.

About Lifetime

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Announces Two Movies for the 2022 “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime”





Lifetime Announces Two Movies for the 2022 “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Holiday Slate
“Santa Bootcamp” and “Reindeer Games Homecoming” are due during the network’s annual programming stunt.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME ANNOUNCES TWO MOVIES FOR THE 2022 “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME” HOLIDAY SLATE

ENTERTAINMENT ICON AND EGOT WINNER RITA MORENO STARS ALONGSIDE TONY AWARD WINNER MARISSA JARET WINOKUR, EMILY KINNEY AND JUSTIN GASTON IN “SANTA BOOTCAMP” DIRECTED BY MELISSA JOAN HART

SARAH DREW PULLS TRIPLE DUTY AND RETURNS AS STAR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND WRITER OF “REINDEER GAMES HOMECOMING” REUNITING ON SCREEN WITH JUSTIN BRUENING
Los Angeles, CA – August 11, 2022- Lifetime is making a star-studded list, checking it twice, and adding EGOT award winner Rita Moreno and returning favorites Marissa Jaret Winokur and Sarah Drew to the network’s 2022 It’s a Wonderful Lifetime movie slate. Moreno will be starring in Santa Bootcamp along with Winokur (Hairspray), Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead) and Justin Gaston (Nashville Star) and the holiday tentpole movie will be directed by the network’s Queen of Christmas, Melissa Joan Hart. This will mark a holiday reunion for Hart and Winokur, as they previously starred in the network’s 2018 film A Very Nutty Christmas together. In addition, Santa Bootcamp will be Hart’s fourth directed picture for the network, which will join her previously directed Lifetime films, The Santa Con, Feliz NaviDAD and The Watcher in the Woods. Santa Bootcamp will also showcase the network’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as deaf actors Deanne Bray and Zyra Singleton will be joining the cast.

Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy, Cruel Summer) pulls triple duty as the star, executive producer, and writer of Reindeer Games Homecoming. Drew stars opposite Justin Bruening (Sweet Magnolias, Grey’s Anatomy), reuniting the two former co-stars. Sarah has previously starred in Twinkle All the Way and Christmas Pen Pals. All will be joining Lifetime’s current nice list of announced 2022 holiday talent which includes Mario Lopez, Jana Kramer, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Patti LaBelle, Brooke Elliott, Brandon Quinn and Danny Pintauro.

“I have always been a holiday person… particularly Christmas. The idea that I’m actually going to participate in this wonderful Lifetime Christmas movie, Santa Bootcamp, just tickles me to no end,” said Moreno. “I have been known, at Christmas time, to decorate anyone in my house who happens to stand still for more than a minute. I will decorate anyone and anything because I turn into a child. Therefore, what a treat for me! Thank you Lifetime. My grandchildren are already celebrating!”

The full It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate and airdates will be announced this fall.

Full movie descriptions:

SANTA BOOTCAMP

When event planner, Emily Strauss (Emily Kinney, The Walking Dead), is hired by mall magnate, Ed Mancini (Patrick Cassidy, Castle) to stage the ultimate Christmas Gala for his most important investors, Emily finds herself being sent to bootcamp – Santa Bootcamp – to find the perfect Santa and inspiration she will need to make the evening a success. While there, Emily meets Belle (Rita Moreno, West Side Story), the bootcamp’s drill sergeant with a heart of gold, who helps Emily rediscover the magic of Christmas and find romance along the way. Additional casting includes Tony(R) award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Justin Gaston, John Schuck, and deaf actors Deanne Bray and Zyra Singleton

Santa Bootcamp is directed by Melissa Joan Hart, who also serves as executive producer along with Irene Dreayer, Gina Rugolo Judd, and Paula Hart. The film is produced by Hartbreak Films Inc with a script written by Michael J. Murray.

REINDEER GAMES HOMECOMING

MacKenzie Graves (Sarah Drew, Grey’s Anatomy, Amber Brown) is a brilliant, competitive, crossword puzzle loving Biology teacher in Vermont who recently lost her father, beloved fire chief and the heart of the town’s holiday fundraising tradition “The Reindeer Games.” Every year since his death, she competes with her dad’s former team, a group of colorful retired firefighters, to win the Games and keep his tradition alive. The holiday however, her world is rocked when fading Hollywood star, and Mac’s high school crush, Chase Weston (Justin Bruening, Grey’s Anatomy, Sweet Magnolias), comes home for Christmas to visit his pregnant sister and nephew and is begrudgingly roped into participating in the Games. When the opportunity to compete against her former mega crush arises, Mac is determined to show him up and win the Kris Kringle Cup at all costs. As the competition heats up, so does the spark between Mac and Chase, and Chase soon finds himself eager to not only win the games, but also win her heart as well. Brian Sills also stars.

Reindeer Games Homecoming is produced by Johnson Production Group for Off Camera Entertainment. Stephanie Slack, Margret Huddleston, Sarah Drew, and Tim Johnson serve as executive producers. The film is directed by Brian Herzlinger with a script written by Sarah Drew.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Executive Produce Two New “Ripped from the Headlines” Films





Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Executive Produce Two New “Ripped from the Headlines” Films Through Milojo Productions Banner
“Let’s Get Physical” and “The Disappearance of Cari Farver” will debut this October on Lifetime.
[via press release from Lifetime]
KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS EXECUTIVE PRODUCE TWO NEW “RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES” FILMS THROUGH MILOJO PRODUCTIONS BANNER

JENNA DEWAN TO HEADLINE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE ORIGINAL MOVIE “LET’S GET PHYSICAL” WITH JENNIFER IRWIN AND MICHAEL CONSUELOS

LEA THOMPSON, ZACH GILFORD, AND ALICIA WITT STAR IN “THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CARI FARVER” BOTH FILMS WILL DEBUT THIS OCTOBER
New York, NY – August 11 – Lifetime announces two new Ripped from the Headlines movies, Let’s Get Physical and The Disappearance of Cari Farver from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, under their Milojo Productions banner as part of the previously announced partnership with Lifetime. Let’s Get Physical stars and is also executive produced by Jenna Dewan via her Everheart Productions with Kyle McNally, and features Jennifer Irwin and Michael Consuelos. The Disappearance of Cari Farver stars Lea Thompson, Zach Gilford and Alicia Witt. Both films will debut this October on Lifetime.

The Disappearance of Cari Farver is based on a true story and the subject of Leslie Rule’s bestselling true-crime book A Tangled Web. Dave Kroupa (Zach Gilford, Good Girls, Friday Night Lights) is shocked when his new girlfriend, Cari Farver (Rebecca Amzallag), starts sending him demanding texts. When Dave ends the relationship, he finds himself on the receiving end of an onslaught of twisted messages from Cari, who has abruptly disappeared. Dave’s ex-girlfriend, Liz (Alicia Witt, Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead), also begins receiving harassing texts from Cari, resulting in a dangerous situation for them both. Meanwhile, Cari’s mother Nancy (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future, Switched at Birth) continually searches for her, keeping the pressure on the police who eventually uncover a shocking discovery. The Disappearance of Cari Farver premieres Saturday, October 8 at 8/7c.

Inspired by actual events, Let’s Get Physical is the story of fitness instructor Sadie (Jenna Dewan, The Rookie) who by day, taught fitness and dance to soccer moms, but by night led a double life running a sophisticated prostitution ring with a customer list that included very prominent men in the community. After an anonymous tip, authorities raided her studio, leading to Sadie’s indictment and ignited a firestorm in the small town leading everyone to ask, who exactly was on the client list. Dewan executive produces and stars alongside Jennifer Irwin (The Goldbergs) and Michael Consuelos (Riverdale). Let’s Get Physical is set to premiere Saturday, October 15 at 8/7c.

The Disappearance of Cari Farver is executive produced by Milojo Productions, Howard Braunstein Films, and Media Nation. Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini serve as executive producers for Milojo. Michael Halpern serves as producer for Milojo. Howard Braunstein and Linda Berman also executive produce. Danishka Esterhazy directs from a script written by Tawnya Bhattacharya and Ali Laventhol (Bel Air, My Life with the Walter Boys).

Let’s Get Physical is executive produced by Milojo Productions, Johnson Management Group, Inc., and Everheart Productions. Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini serve as executive producers for Milojo. Michael Halpern serves as producer for Milojo. Jenna Dewan and Kyle McNally executive produce for Everheart Productions. Robin Hayes directs from a script written by Margaux Froley and Kelly Fullerton.

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ABOUT MILOJO PRODUCTIONS

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ NY- based production company named after the first two letters of Mark & Kelly’s three children: Michael, Lola and Joaquin. The company, which champions top-of-the- line documentaries, has developed and produced non-scripted series for many networks such as Disney+, Bravo, Logo, VH1, E!, CMT, HGTV, WeTV, TLC, Food Network and Discovery. In addition, Milojo has produced an Emmy(R)-nominated documentary called The Streak for ESPN, and a critically acclaimed documentary Off The Rez for TLC, both which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The company has been involved in such projects as Masters of Reception, Homemade Millionaire, Dirty Soap, Cheer, Secret Guide To Fabulous, My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Secret Guide to Summer, the New Now Next Vote election specials with Wanda Sykes, and Fire Island. They are deeply involved in the digital space with multiple web series’ both past and present, including Joffrey Elite for YouTube’s AwesomenessTV and Kelly Ripa and Rachael Harris’ Heads and Faces for Facebook Watch. On the scripted side, Milojo has worked with many successful writers and sold several scripted projects to ABC, a dark comedy to HBO, and a musical comedy to Freeform. They recently optioned the New York Times bestselling novel, Mexican Gothic, which they are developing at Hulu. The second season of their true-crime series Exhumed: Killer Revealed recently aired Oxygen, and their series Family Reboot premiered in June on Disney+.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Announces “#TextMeWhenYouGetHome” Marathons





In Case You Missed It Lifetime Announces “#TextMeWhenYouGetHome” Marathons August 14th and 15th
It all leads up to the exciting season finale on Lifetime on Monday, August 15 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Lifetime]
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LIFETIME ANNOUNCES “#TEXTMEWHENYOUGETHOME” MARATHONS AUGUST 14TH AND 15TH

Tune-in to the upcoming #TextMeWhenYouGetHome marathons on Lifetime for a chance to binge-watch the much-talked-about crime show – before its season finale!

#TextMeWhenYouGetHome became a viral, worldwide movement following the 2021 death of Sarah Everard in the UK. The hashtag sparked global awareness, anger and a conversation around the vulnerability and lack of safety women feel while in public alone. In this gripping, true-crime docuseries, each episode follows the case of an innocent woman who has been abducted, harmed or even murdered by someone on what was an otherwise average day in her life. These stories are told through emotional interviews; accompanied by stylistic recreations, actual texts, phone records and other digital breadcrumbs that authorities used to solve the case. Unfolding as a whodunnit, all suspects are explored until the actual perpetrator is caught. In several episodes, survivors of these harrowing sagas will be revealed to tell their story, in their own words.

Marathon viewers will revisit these harrowing stories, filled with twists and turns or see them for the very first time! It all leads up to the exciting season finale on Lifetime on Monday, August 15th at 9/8pm c.

Lifetime’s #TextMeWhenYouGetHome Marathon Schedule

Sunday, August 14th from 10am/9c to 4pm/3c and Monday, August 15th from 4pm/3c to 9pm/8c

Season Finale Monday, August 15th at 9pm/8c

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LMN Favorite Ashley Jones Returns with New Thrillers





LMN Favorite Ashley Jones Returns with New Thrillers
Look for “The Secret Lives of College Escorts” on Friday, August 19 followed by “What Happened to My Sister?” on Friday, September 23.
[via press release from LMN]
LMN FAVORITE ASHLEY JONES RETURNS WITH NEW THRILLERS

THE SECRET LIVES OF COLLEGE ESCORTS MARKS ASHLEY JONES’ DIRECTORIAL DEBUT AND STARS PILOT PAISLEY-ROSE, LAURIE FORTIER AND BRIANA CUOCO FOR AN AUGUST 19 PREMIERE

WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SISTER? STARS ASHLEY JONES, LAURYN SPEIGHTS AND MONIQUE STRAW AND PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 23

NEW YORK, NY (August 4, 2022) – LMN favorite Ashley Jones returns to the network with a two pack of films this summer including the premiere of The Secret Lives of College Escorts starring Pilot Paisley-Rose, Laurie Fortier and Briana Cuoco on August 19 at 8/7c which marks Daytime Emmy Award nominee Ashley Jones directorial debut, and What Happened to My Sister? on September 23 at 8/7c which Jones, Lauryn Speights and Monique Straw star in. Additionally, LMN will run a marathon of movies featuring Jones on September 23 leading into the premiere of What Happened to My Sister?

The Secret Lives of College Escorts

Friday, August 19 at 8/7c

When Eve (Pilot Paisley-Rose, Chicken Girls), a 19-year-old college student, is convinced by her friend Monica (Emily Ram) to sneak out for a wild night of partying, things turn tragic and Eve winds up losing her athletic scholarship. She meets Carla (Laurie Fortier, The Walking Dead), a successful event planner, who offers what seems to be the perfect job to pay for tuition. But before long, Eve discovers this opportunity is nothing more than a front for a dangerous scheme with deadly consequences. Directed by Ashley Jones (Bold and the Beautiful), the film also stars Briana Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) and Chasty Ballesteros (The Ranch).

What Happened to My Sister?

Friday, September 23 at 8/7c

Drea (Lauryn Speights, The Good Place), a freshman at college, decides to rush the same sorority her sister Gabi (Heather Harris, Broken Mirror) died rushing two years earlier in hopes of finding out the truth about her death. Monique Straw (Fast Color) and Ashley Jones also star.

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ABOUT LMN

LMN is a top entertainment destination for women, featuring a diverse mix of original movies and themed programming inspired by sister network Lifetime’s iconic movie heritage. LMN’s unique brand of storytelling serves a passionate and loyal audience with a continuous slate of movie genres they’ve grown to love. Lifetime Movies(R), Lifetime Television(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Announces “Love, Lies and Seduction” August Movie Slate





Lifetime Announces “Love, Lies and Seduction” August Movie Slate
Aubree Bouche and Charlie Bewley fire off the slate, starring in “A Dangerous Affair” on August 6, followed by Katie Reese, Victor Alfieri, and Gregg Weiner starring in “The Art of Passion” on August 7.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME DIVES INTO RISKY ROMANCE WITH LOVE, LIES AND SEDUCTION MOVIE SLATE FEATURING FIVE NEW FILMS A DANGEROUS AFFAIR, THE ART OF PASSION, IN LOVE WITH MY PARTNER’S WIFE, TEMPTATION UNDER THE SUN, AND BODYGUARD SEDUCTION BEGINNING AUGUST 6th

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 21, 2022) – As the summer heats up, Lifetime continues to bring the sizzle to the summer with five new movies that reveal the dangerous side of romance, in the network’s Love, Lies and Seduction movie slate with new films premiering every weekend beginning August 6 through August 27 at 8p/7c. Aubree Bouche and Charlie Bewley fire off the slate, starring in A Dangerous Affair on August 6, followed by Katie Reese, Victor Alfieri, and Gregg Weiner starring in The Art of Passion on August 7.

Additional movies in the lineup include In Love With My Partner’s Wife, Temptation Under The Sun and Bodyguard Seduction. All movies are produced by Johnson Management Group, Inc.

Full movie descriptions below.

A DANGEROUS AFFAIR

Saturday, August 6th at 8p/7c

Pilates instructor, Amelie Didot (Aubree Bouche), begins a steamy love affair with one of her handsome clients, journalist Pierce Dalton (Charlie Bewley), but the duo soon find themselves dangerously intertwined after Amelie comes face to face with a masked woman following a murder. When it’s revealed the killer has an erotic obsession with Pierce, Amelie becomes a target in the middle of a deadly love triangle.

THE ART OF PASSION

Sunday, August 7th at 8p/7c

When Hope Williams (Katie Reese), a successful ER doctor, meets an accomplished artist on a girls night out, she discovers he is everything her past lovers were not, leading her to discover a side of her that she never knew existed. As Hope’s sex life steams up, her work takes a turn for the worse and Hope’s personal life becomes entangled with her work life, putting both at risk. The Art of Passion also stars Victor Alfieri and Gregg Weiner.

IN LOVE WITH MY PARTNER’S WIFE

Saturday, August 13th at 8p/7c

When detective Paul Ford (Andrew Spach) discovers his partner, Frank (Jonathan Stoddard) is abusing his wife Eve (Gina Vitori), Paul steps in to rescue her, but a vengeful Frank frames him for a murder. With Paul on the run from his fellow officers and Eve on the run from her husband, the two find themselves escaping into a heated love affair.

TEMPTATION UNDER THE SUN

Saturday, August 20th at 8p/7c

While vacationing on an exotic island Detective Cassady Cruz (Annika Foster) begins a torrid affair with charming expat, Travis King (Mike Markoff), but when his ex-girlfriend, Minerva, winds up dead, he is accused of her murder. Believing in his innocence, Cassady attempts to expose the real killer, but the more she digs for evidence, the more buried secrets she finds and the further she’s lured into a deadly trap where only Travis can save her.

BODYGUARD SEDUCTION

Saturday, August 27th at 8p/7c

Wealthy businesswoman Charly (Jessica Morris) must decide whom to trust when she falls for sexy bodyguard Jonathan (Ross Jirgle) who may be involved in a plot to assassinate her. When her life is threatened more than once by a mysterious killer, she relies on seduction to find out the truth.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Mena Suvari and Greyston Holt to Star in Lifetime’s Newest Ripped from the Headlines Movie





Mena Suvari and Greyston Holt to Star in Lifetime’s Newest Ripped from the Headlines Movie “House of Chains”
The film also stars Natalie Jane, Carina London Battrick, Callum McAllister, Aias Dalman, Madeleine Kane, Isla Grimes, Owen Irvin McCullough, Hudson Wurster, Joey Carson and Grayson Taylor-Day.
[via press release from Lifetime]
MENA SUVARI AND GREYSTON HOLT TO STAR IN LIFETIME’S NEWEST RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES MOVIE “HOUSE OF CHAINS”

Los Angeles, CA (July 20, 2022) – Lifetime has greenlit the new original movie House of Chains, inspired by the disturbing true story of a troubled married couple who imprisoned their six children within their home due to an intense religious ideology. Mena Suvari (American Woman) and Greyston Holt (The Night Agent) star in the disturbing Ripped from The Headlines story from MarVista Entertainment. The film also stars Natalie Jane, Carina London Battrick, Callum McAllister, Aias Dalman, Madeleine Kane, Isla Grimes, Owen Irvin McCullough, Hudson Wurster, Joey Carson and Grayson Taylor-Day as the children at various ages and will debut this fall on Lifetime.

House of Chains tells the story of a seemingly normal, suburban family whose dark secrets remained hidden for years. Following their own set of strict religious beliefs, parents Laura and Tye keep their children separated from the outside world. As the children grow older and begin to ask questions Laura and Tye’s authoritarian ways grow stronger leading them down a path of child abuse, neglect and imprisonment. In order to keep their younger siblings safe and to free themselves from the shackles their parents have created the older children band together and risk a harrowing escape to alert authorities and save their family.

House of Chains is Executive Produced by Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment (MVE) in association with executive producers Arnie Zipursky and Bonnie Zipursky at Neshama Entertainment. Adam Shepard (MVE) serves as co-executive Producer. Stephen Tolkin writes and directs.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



“The Bad Seed Returns” Now Set to Premiere Labor Day 2022





“The Bad Seed Returns” Executive Produced, Co-Written and Starring Emmy Nominee Mckenna Grace Now Set to Premiere Labor Day 2022
“The Bad Seed Returns” stars Mckenna Grace as 15-year-old Emma, a seemingly typical teenaged girl who is anything but that.
[via press release from Lifetime]
“THE BAD SEED RETURNS” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED, CO-WRITTEN AND STARRING EMMY NOMINEE MCKENNA GRACE NOW SET TO PREMIERE LABOR DAY 2022

The Bad Seed Returns stars Mckenna Grace as 15-year-old Emma, a seemingly typical teenaged girl who is anything but that. Set several years after the murderous events of the first movie which left her father (Rob Lowe) dead, Emma is now living with her aunt Angela and navigating high school. Angela’s husband begins to suspect that Emma may not be as innocent as she appears and suggests sending her off to boarding school. Meanwhile, a new girl (Ella Dixon) at school seems to know Emma’s secrets, leaving Emma no choice but to slip back to her old ways and take care of her enemies by any means necessary.