Peacock Orders Long-Awaited “Community” Movie





Peacock Orders Long-Awaited “Community” Movie Based on Emmy Award-Winning Fan-Favorite NBC Comedy
Original stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong will reunite with Joel McHale as an executive producer.
[via press release from Peacock]
COMMUNITY FANS, CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION!

PEACOCK ORDERS LONG-AWAITED COMMUNITY MOVIE BASED ON EMMY AWARD-WINNING FAN-FAVORITE NBC COMEDY

The Movie Will Come from Original Series Creator Dan Harmon and Executive Producer Andrew Guest and Reunite Original Stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong. From Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television. Peacock Is Also Acquiring The Full Series Library.

Fan-Led Social Movement #SixSeasonsandaMovie Began in 2014

COMMUNITY — “Repilot” Episode 501 — Pictured: — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)
COMMUNITY — Episode 512 — Pictured: — (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)
Community Season 6 Episode 609 “Grifting”

(courtesy of Sony Pictures Television)

www.PeacockTV.com

· In a highly competitive situation, Peacock announced today the long-awaited COMMUNITY movie, based on the Emmy Award-winning, critically-acclaimed fan-favorite NBC comedy series.

· Original stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong will reunite with Joel McHale as an executive producer. The movie will come from original series creator Dan Harmon, executive producer Andrew Guest, and from studios Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

· Peacock is also acquiring the full series library (non-exclusively).

· COMMUNITY THE MOVIE: from the TV series that predicted its own movie, comes the least predictable movie of a TV series that referenced a lot of movies and TV.

· “‘Six seasons and a movie’ started out as a cheeky line from Community’s early seasons and quickly ignited a passionate fan movement for this iconic, hilarious and cool (cool, cool) NBC comedy,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We’re incredibly grateful that 15 years later, we are able to deliver fans this promised movie and can’t wait to get to work with Dan Harmon, Andrew Guest, Joel McHale, Sony and our partners at UTV to continue this epic comedy for Peacock audiences.”

· “Community was light years ahead of its time when it premiered on NBC in 2009 and we are thrilled to once again visit the brilliant minds of Dan Harmon, Andrew Guest and this impeccable cast. We are grateful to Peacock, our partners at UTV and to all the zealous fans who have cherished this iconic show.” – Jason Clodfelter, Co-President, Sony Pictures Television Studios

· “This franchise is the very definition of community,” said Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television. “We’re excited to bring the band back together and continue the journey of these beloved characters.”

· COMMUNITY launched on NBC in 2009 as part of Must See TV Thursday along with The Office, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, and ran for 110 episodes over six seasons. The series won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation – Comedy Series in 2012. The series also spawned the unofficial fan-led convention CommuniCon.

ABOUT:

Writers / Executive Producers: Dan Harmon & Andrew Guest

Executive Producers: Joel McHale, Russ Krasnoff, Gary Foster

Studio: Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group

Format: Movie



Prime Video to Stream 25 James Bond Films, and will Premiere “The Sound of 007 Documentary”





Prime Video to Stream 25 James Bond Films, and will Premiere “The Sound of 007 Documentary” and “The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall” Music Special in Celebration of the Legendary Franchise’s 60th Anniversary
All 25 of the Bond franchise films and “The Sound of 007” will be available October 5.
[via press release from Amazon]
Prime Video to Stream 25 James Bond Films, and will Premiere “The Sound of 007 Documentary” and “The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall” Music Special in Celebration of the Legendary Franchise’s 60th Anniversary

Prime Video also unveiled the official posters and trailers for The Sound of 007 and the franchise’s 60th anniversary celebration

CULVER CITY, California – September 29, 2022 – Prime Video announced today that 25 James Bond films will be available to stream in the U.S., U.K, and other key territories as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of the legendary film franchise. Prime Video also unveiled the official posters and trailers for the 60th anniversary celebration and for The Sound of 007, a Mat Whitecross-helmed feature documentary about the remarkable history of six decades of James Bond music that will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide. All 25 of the Bond franchise films and The Sound of 007 will be available October 5.

Additionally, following the live October 4 EON Productions and David Arnold-created charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Prime Video will globally stream an exclusive recording of the show – The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall. At the event, guest vocalists and a host of stars will perform iconic Bond themes.

The 25 films coming to Prime Video in the U.S., U.K., Australia, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico/Latin America (excluding Brazil), Spain, and Southeast Asia for a limited time are Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time To Die. With the exception of No Time To Die, the 24 films will be available for a limited time in territories including Germany, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Brazil.

The Sound of 007 was directed by BIFA- and BAFTA-nominee Mat Whitecross (The Kings, Oasis: Supersonic, The Road to Guantánamo) for Prime Video and MGM. The feature documentary pulls back the curtain on the remarkable history of six decades of James Bond music, taking viewers on a journey from Sean Connery’s Dr. No through to Daniel Craig’s final outing in No Time To Die. Produced by John Battsek at Ventureland, MGM, and EON Productions, the film charts the incredible history of the music, enthralling true tales behind the tunes and famous faces who have recorded some of the most beloved soundtracks in cinema.

The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall is an exclusive recording of the official charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall on October 4. Guest vocalists will join a line up curated by five-time Bond composer David Arnold. The concert marks 60 years since the world premiere of Dr. No, the first 007 film, on October 5, 1962. Honoring the franchise’s long tradition of supporting charitable causes, the proceeds of The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall will benefit two music charities: Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Trust. Following the concert, a custom Duesenberg guitar signed by Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, David Arnold, and the artists will be auctioned online at Christie’s to raise additional funds for the music charities.

Additional Amazon activations in celebration of the franchise’s 60th include a [RE]DISCOVER: James Bond playlist. Amazon Music customers will be able to listen to the playlist, which will spotlight the iconic songs that have defined the Bond franchise. Amazon Music’s [RE]DISCOVER series showcases carefully curated playlists across various genres and takes listeners on a career-spanning journey of discovery, or re-discovery, through an entire body of musical work.

For more information on Bond’s 60th anniversary and the October 4 official charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, please visit www.007.com.

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We Need a Little Christmas 10/22 on Hallmark Channel





LYNN WHITFIELD, ERICA DURANCE, AND PATRICK SABONGUI STAR IN ‘WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS’
A NEW ORIGINAL PREMIERING OCTOBER 22, ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
Part of the Annual “Miracles of Christmas” Programming Event

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 28, 2022 – Lynn Whitfield (“Vacation Friends,”
“Greenleaf”), Erica Durance (“Color My World with Love,” “North to Home”) and Patrick Sabongui
(“Hello, Goodbye and Everything Between,” “The Flash”) star in “We Need a Little Christmas,”
a new original premiering Saturday, October 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies &
Mysteries as part of the network’s annual “Miracles of Christmas” programming event.
Irene (Whitfield) is a vivacious, elderly woman who had been alone in her home for over
a decade before Julie (Durance) moved in next door with her young son Gavin (Azriel Dalman,
“Moonfall”). Julie lost her husband and partner in their architectural design firm a year ago and
is trying to juggle her new role as sole owner of the business, being a single mother to a grieving
child, and facing the first Christmas without her husband. Widowed and retired from work life,
Irene spends her days volunteering in various capacities, still shovels her own driveway and keeps
herself incredibly busy. Julie, overwhelmed with work and the holidays, sends Gavin to a
Christmas day camp where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Irene, who is one of the
volunteers. Before long, Julie and Irene begin to share their experiences – both widowed, one
with a grown grandson she raised who is now a military doctor, and one with a young child she
is determined to make the holidays special for this year. While Irene helps move Julie toward
balancing her personal and professional lives, Julie plans a Christmas surprise for Irene in the
hope she can repay her for her kindness.

“We Need a Little Christmas” is from Old Films Inc. Howard Braunstein and Angela
Mancuso are executive producers. The movie is produced by Gilles Laplante. Kevin Fair directed
from a script by Graham Locke. Story by Angela Mancuso & Graham Locke.



Girlfriendship 10/1 on Hallmark Channel





TAMERA MOWRY-HOUSLEY TAKES A BIRTHDAY TRIP WITH BEST FRIENDS KRYSTAL JOY BROWN AND LYNDIE GREENWOOD IN
‘GIRLFRIENDSHIP,’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING OCTOBER 1, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s “Fall into Love” Programming Event
Brad James also Stars
Directed by Keshia Knight Pulliam

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 19, 2022 – Tamera Mowry-Housley (“The Santa Stakeout,”
“Sister, Sister”) Krystal Joy Brown (“The Equalizer,” “One Royal Holiday”) and Lyndie Greenwood,
(“Sleepy Hollow,” “Being Erica”) star in “Girlfriendship,” a new, original movie premiering
Saturday, October 1 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s “Fall into
Love” programming event. Brad James (“Outer Banks,” “A House Divided”) also stars. Keshia
Knight Pulliam directs.

Samara Williams’ birthday turn-up is almost held up when she learns she’s finally being
considered for a big promotion as Director of Finance. But her best-friends, Eva (Brown) and
Renee (Greenwood), are dead set on whisking Samara away for a surprise girls’ trip to Charleston.
However, a booking mix-up sends the girls on a back-to-nature “rewilding” retreat instead of the
fun-filled vacation they’d planned. The “Rewilding Woman Retreat” is led by Ariella (Samantha
Beaulieu, “Queen Sugar,” Bad Moms), a descendent of the Gullah Geechee people of Edisto Island
off the South Carolina coast. Ariella helps these girlfriends uncover their true nature by getting
back to nature through the alluring charm of the Island. For Samara, the island isn’t the only
attraction. When she meets Kareem, a handsome Gullah doctor with a secret dream of becoming
a chef, Samara starts to listen to the call of her own inner artist and finds herself painting again
for the first time in years. Before the girls return to the mainland, learn that there are no accidents
and that that they are exactly where they need to be.

“Girlfriendship” is from Hallmark Media LLC. Daniel Lewis is executive producer. Keshia
Knight Pulliam directed from a script by Jesseline Barry.



“FANTASY FOOTBALL” TO PREMIERE NOV. 25





“FANTASY FOOTBALL,” STARRING MARSAI MARTIN, OMARI HARDWICK, KELLY ROWLAND AND ROME FLYNN, TO PREMIERE NOV. 25, EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+

Paramount+ Original Film Is Produced by Nickelodeon Films in Partnership with the SpringHill Company and Genius Entertainment

Directed by Anton Cropper and Produced in Association with NFL Films and with the Support of EA SPORTS™, the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Sept. 27, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that its upcoming family sports comedy, FANTASY FOOTBALL, will exclusively premiere on the service beginning Friday, Nov. 25 in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia, and next year in additional international territories where Paramount+ is available.

Starring and produced by Marsai Martin (“Little”), joined by Omari Hardwick (“Army of the Dead,” “Pieces of Her”), Kelly Rowland (“American Soul”) and Rome Flynn (“How to Get Away with Murder”), the comedic family sports fantasy film also stars Elijah Richardson, Hanani Taylor, Abigail Killmeier, Tyla Harris and Isac Ivan.

In this hilarious and heartwarming father-daughter sports fantasy, everything changes when Callie A. Coleman (Marsai Martin) discovers she can magically control her father, Bobby’s (Omari Hardwick) performance on the football field. When Callie plays as her dad, a running back for the Atlanta Falcons, in EA SPORTS™’ “Madden NFL 23,” Bobby is transformed from a fumblitis-plagued journeyman to a star running back bound for superstardom alongside his daughter and wife Keisha (Kelly Rowland). With the NFL Playoffs looming and the pressures of Callie’s new commitment to her friends on the robotics team mounting, the two must forge ahead to keep the magic a secret as they juggle the highs and lows of their newfound success, all as they rediscover what it really means to be a family.

FANTASY FOOTBALL is produced in partnership with the SpringHill Company’s Emmy Award-winning studio team founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter and Genius Entertainment, spearheaded by Marsai Martin, Joshua Martin and Carol Martin. Produced in association with NFL Films and with the support of EA SPORTS™, the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the movie is directed by Anton Cropper, written by Zoe Marshall and Dan Gurewitch & David Young, and is based on an original screenplay by Richard T. Jones & Jeremy Loethen and Tim Ogletree. LeBron James, Spencer Beighley, Jamal Henderson, Marsai Martin, Joshua Martin and Timothy Bourne serve as producers. Maverick Carter, Jamila Jordan-Theus and Syrinthia Studer are executive producers.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @ParamountPlus #ParamountPlus #FantasyFootballMovie

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a subsidiary of Paramount Global (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA).

About Genius Entertainment

Genius Entertainment, founded by Actress/Executive Producer Marsai Martin alongside Joshua and Carol Martin, creates stories meant to inspire, illuminate, and celebrate the diverse experiences of girls and people of color.

About NFL Films

Winner of 136 Sports Emmy® Awards, NFL Films remains a gold standard in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League, which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, the NFL App, NFL.com, NFL+ and NFL RedZone.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.

In fiscal year 2022, EA posted GAAP net revenue of approximately $7 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™, Plants vs. Zombies™ and F1®. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

EA SPORTS, Ultimate Team, Battlefield, Need for Speed, Apex Legends, The Sims, Titanfall and Plants vs. Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, NFL Players Association, OneTeam Partners, FIFA and F1 are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

About Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football club and member of the National Football League (NFL).  The team’s headquarters and practice facility are located on a 50-acre site in Flowery Branch, Georgia.  The Falcons’ NFL expansion franchise was awarded in 1965 and acquired by current owner Arthur M. Blank in 2002.  Under Blank’s leadership, the Falcons have become one of the League’s premier teams on and off the field, playing their home games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For more information, visit www.atlantafalcons.com, and follow @AtlantaFalcons.

About Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Opened in August 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a world-class sports and entertainment venue in downtown Atlanta and home to the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. The multi-purpose stadium was named the 2019 Sports Facility of the Year and is host to major sports and entertainment events, including the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2018 MLS Cup, and Super Bowl LIII. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first professional sports stadium in North America to achieve LEED Platinum Certification by the United States Green Building Council. To learn more about Mercedes-Benz Stadium visit www.mercedesbenzstadium.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



Disney Branded Television Teams With Imagine Kids+Family for Disney Original Movie ‘The Slumber Party’





Disney Branded Television Teams With Imagine Kids+Family for Disney Original Movie ‘The Slumber Party’
— Veronica Rodriguez (‘Let’s Get Married’) to Direct Coming-of-Age Comedy Based on Jen Malone’s Popular Book ‘The Sleepover’ —

— Talented Young Cast Includes Darby Camp (‘Big Little Lies’), Emmy Liu-Wang (‘Raven’s Home’), Valentina Herrera (‘Black Widow’), Dallas Liu (‘Pen15’), Alex Cooper Cohen and Ramon Rodriguez —

Disney Branded Television has ordered the Disney Original Movie “The Slumber Party,” based on the well-known teen novel “The Sleepover” by Jen Malone, from Imagine Kids+Family. Academy Award winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard serve as executive producers of the movie, along with Stephanie Sperber and Jennilee Cummings for Imagine Kids+Family and production partner Jax Media’s Jake Fuller, Tony Hernandez and John Hodges. “The Slumber Party” is directed by NAACP Image Award nominee Veronica Rodriguez (“Let’s Get Married,” Disney’s “Gabby Duran & the Unsittables”), and Eydie Faye (“Fuller House”) is the writer. Production on the adventure-filled comedy begins today in Atlanta.

Lauren Kisilevsky, senior vice president of Original Movies, Disney Branded Television, said, “‘The Slumber Party’ is a hilarious ride that looks at female friendship and self-discovery through a sophisticated, cinematic lens. We aim to deliver humor, surprise and delight to our viewers with a movie that will be relatable to audiences of all ages.”

“We are so excited to partner with Lauren Kisilevsky, Jen Dubin and the team at Disney Branded Television on ‘The Slumber Party.’ Eydie Faye captured the voice and coming-of-age comedy so beautifully in her script, and Veronica Rodriquez is bringing a fresh vision and creative style to the screen,” said Stephanie Sperber, President of Imagine Kids+Family. “With this film marking IKF’s first feature production, we couldn’t have found a better home than with Disney Branded Television and their proven ability to reach YA and family audiences with timeless and entertaining content.”

“The Slumber Party” depicts the hilarious aftermath of a sleepover birthday party hypnotism gone wrong as best friends Megan and Paige, along with soon-to-be step-sister Veronica, wake up with absolutely no memory of the night before. Now they must retrace their steps to find missing birthday girl Anna Maria … and explain why there’s a flock of baby ducks in the bathtub, what happened to Megan’s left eyebrow, and why she’s wearing unattainable hottie Jake Ramirez’s signature black hoodie.

“The Slumber Party” stars Darby Camp (“Big Little Lies”) as Megan, Emmy Liu-Wang (“Raven’s Home”) as Paige, Valentina Herrera (“Black Widow”) as Anna Maria, Dallas Liu (“Pen15”) as Mikey and newcomers Alex Cooper Cohen as Veronica and Ramon Rodriguez as Jake.

Over the past two years, the Disney Branded Television Original Movies team, led by Kisilevsky, has broadened its production slate of universally appealing movies to reach kids, families, young adults and millions of the young at heart who embrace the unparalleled Disney brand of entertainment. The team most recently shared a first look at the highly anticipated upcoming spring movie “Prom Pact” at Disney Branded Television’s showcase presentation at D23 Expo.

About Imagine Kids+Family
Imagine Kids+Family was formed in 2019 by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard with a focus on developing and producing premium kids and family entertainment with capabilities in consumer products and franchise building. Imagine Kids+Family is run by President Stephanie Sperber, a veteran kids entertainment executive with a successful career in building kids and family businesses, IP, and franchises. IKF is currently producing The Tiny Chef Show for Nickelodeon and acquired an equity stake in the The Tiny Chef brand to develop the original short-form stop-motion animation Tiny Chef character across all platforms including short-form, tv series, and digital, as part of a strategic global franchise plan which also includes consumer products. IKF is also producing Bossy Bear for Nickelodeon, co-developing consumer products with Viacom and with an eye towards a global franchise build. Other projects include Kalamata’s Kitchen for Apple and a film series based the YA Best Wishes series, to name a few. Previous productions included the live-action series The Astronauts, also for Nickelodeon. IKF is also producing Max Einstein under its partnership with James Pattersons’ kid imprint Jimmy Books, and has a first-look partnership with Academy Award-winning animation company Lion Forge (Hair Love) around its existing IP of both licensed and original ideas.

www.imagine-entertainment.com

About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers, and production and marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group helps fuel the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy® Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.



Chris Smith’s Documentary ‘Sr.’ Heads to Netflix





Chris Smith’s Documentary ‘Sr.’, an Affectionate Tribute to Maverick Filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., Heads to Netflix

Following its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, five-time Emmy nominee Chris Smith’s documentary “Sr.”, an affectionate tribute to maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., will head to Netflix.

“Sr.” is set to screen at the New York Film Festival on October 10, 2022 with an encore screening on October 11, 2022.

Director: Chris Smith (Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, American Movie)

Producers: Team Downey’s Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Barclay Ford; Kevin Ford

Logline: A lovingly irreverent portrait of the life and career of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. that quickly devolves into a meditation on art, mortality, and healing generational dysfunction.

Team Downey and Netflix previously collaborated on the fantasy series Sweet Tooth which is heading into its second season.

“Sr.” is the latest project in Smith’s continuing collaborations with Netflix following Bad Vegan, Operation Varsity Blues, Fyre, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond and more.

“Sr.” will be released on Netflix later this year and is a co-production between Team Downey and Library Films.

Producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey said, “We’re grateful to have Netflix partner with us on this highly personal project. They’re the ideal home for our unconventional, oft absurd, brutally in-depth homage.”

Director Chris Smith said, “On the first day of filming, Sr. said “trust anything, and anything can happen” – and that ended up being the guiding light for the project. What started as a straightforward documentary quickly devolved into anything but. Knowing what I know now, it’s really the only way you could attempt to make something on the two Downeys. Larger than life, but open and human as ever, it was such a pleasure and life affirming experience to try to capture some glimpses of the highs, lows, and everything in-between.”



“Minions: The Rise of Gru” Streaming Now on Peacock





“Minions: The Rise of Gru” Streaming Now on Peacock
Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.
[via press release from Peacock]
STREAMING NOW ON PEACOCK

Stream The #1 Animated Movie of The Year Exclusively on Peacock

Starring Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh and Julie Andrews

ABOUT MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU

From the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar(R) nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.

It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto – a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please – this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.

When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader – legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar(R) winner Alan Arkin) – Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts (and enrages) them, and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Featuring more spectacular action than any film in Illumination history and packed with the franchise’s signature subversive humor, Minions: The Rise of Gru stars a thrilling new cast, including, the Vicious 6: Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, whose chain belt doubles as a lethal disco-ball mace; Jean-Claude Van Damme as the nihilistic Jean Clawed, who’s armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, whose traditional nun’s habit hides her deadly nun-chucks; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skate champion Svengeance, who dispenses his enemies with spin kicks from his spiked skates; and Danny Trejo as Stronghold, whose giant iron hands are both a menace to others and a burden to him.

The film also stars Russell Brand as Young Dr. Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad kung fu skills, and Oscar(R) winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mom.

Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ’70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff. https://www.minionsmovie.com/

CAST & FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Jean-Claude Van Damme, with Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin

Original Score By: Heitor Pereira

Produced By: Chris Meledandri p.g.a, Janet Healy p.g.a, Chris Renaud p.g.a

Story By: Brian Lynch, Matthew Fogel

Screenplay By: Matthew Fogel

Directed By: Kyle Balda

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU is the latest addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films, with new movies coming from theaters all the time including VENGEANCE, JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION, THE BLACK PHONE, THE BAD GUYS, DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA, THE NORTHMAN, AMBULANCE, FIRESTARTER and THE OUTFIT.

Stream them all now: http://www.peacocktv.com/collections/must-see-movies-on-peacock

Stream Minions: The Rise of Gru https://www.peacocktv.com/stream-movies/minions-rise-of-gru 



OWN Kicks Off the Holiday Season with Two Sweet Christmas Movies





OWN Kicks Off the Holiday Season with Two Sweet Christmas Movies
“The Great Holiday Bake War” bows on Saturday, December 3 followed by “A Christmas Fumble” on Saturday, December 10.
[via press release from OWN]
OWN KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH TWO SWEET CHRISTMAS MOVIES

“The Great Holiday Bake War” Starring LeToya Luckett and Finesse Mitchell Premieres Saturday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

“A Christmas Fumble” Starring Eva Marcille and Devale Ellis Premieres Saturday, December 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Los Angeles, CA – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced that the annual “OWN For The Holidays” tradition heats-up with two original holiday movies. “The Great Holiday Bake War,” starring LeToya Luckett and Finesse Mitchell, debuts on Saturday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and “A Christmas Fumble,” starring Eva Marcille and Devale Ellis, premieres on Saturday, December 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. True to OWN’s annual holiday movie tradition, each original movie celebrates and honors the deeper meaning of the season — giving to others and putting friends and family first.

“The Great Holiday Bake War” premieres Saturday, December 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Starring LeToya Luckett (“Brianna”) and Finesse Mitchell (“Julian”)

When former pastry school rivals Julian (Mitchell) and Brianna (Luckett) meet years later in a TV baking competition, the sparks – and the flour – fly! Each has their own plans for the winning prize money, but only one can win…unless they work together. While Brianna struggles to support her daughter Willow (Naomi Sogbein) and Julian longs to escape his mother’s shadow, they learn that collaboration can create a new recipe for success – and love.

“The Great Holiday Bake War” is produced for OWN by MarVista Entertainment in association with Harpo Films. Executive Producers include Carla Gardini, Neshama Entertainment’s Suzanne Berger and Arnie Zipursky, and Megan Ellstrom, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment. Lauren Tuck is a Co-Producer.

“A Christmas Fumble” Premieres Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Starring Eva Marcille (“Nicole Barnes”) and Devale Ellis (“Jordan Davies”)

The “queen of crisis management,” Nicole Barnes (Eva Marcille) gets the toughest assignment of her career when she’s asked to handle a breaking scandal for former pro footballer-turned-TV-commentator Jordan Davies (Devale Ellis), whose network contract isn’t going to be renewed because of a violation going back to his college days. However, Nicole fails to disclose that she and Jordan were once boyfriend and girlfriend — a conflict of interest that could end her own hopes of being made partner at her firm. To make matters worse, Nicole’s efforts to rehabilitate Jordan’s image are constantly undermined by Jordan’s shallow entertainment reporter fiancée.

“A Christmas Fumble” is produced for OWN by MarVista Entertainment in association with Harpo Films. Executive Producers include Carla Gardini and Roger M. Bobb; Neshama Entertainment’s Suzanne Berger and Arnie Zipursky, and Megan Ellstrom, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment. Eva Marcille is Co-Executive Producer and Lauren Tuck is Co-Producer.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Warner Bros. Discovery.The venture also includes award-winning digital platformOprah.com. Access OWN anytime onhttp://WatchOWN.tvor across mobile devices and connected TVs.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.

About MarVista Entertainment

MarVista Entertainment, a FOX Entertainment Company, is a leading global entertainment studio, producing and distributing a variety of content across the world. With a library showcasing nearly 2,500 hours of content, and with an average of 80 new movies per year added to the company’s development and distribution pipeline, MarVista is one of the largest suppliers of movies to the worldwide marketplace. MarVista has an expansive distribution footprint spanning more than 125 global territories and is a pre-eminent programming partner to major streamers and media companies, including Netflix, Hulu, Discovery+, Tubi, Disney Networks, Amazon Prime, WarnerMedia, Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, NBC Universal, OWN, Nickelodeon, BET and other Viacom Networks, as well as key international platforms.

MarVista’s recent projects include the romantic comedy, “Daughter of the Bride,” starring Marcia Gay Harden, Halston Sage, Andrew Richardson, and Aidan Quinn; Amazon Prime Video release “Christmas is Canceled,” starring Hayley Orrantia, Dermot Mulroney, and Janel Parrish; indie features, including “Stay Awake,” with an award winning debut at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival and starring Chrissy Metz; the IFC release “Hunter Hunter,” starring Devon Sawa, Nick Stahl, and Camille Sullivan; and the Hallmark Channel original drama series “The Way Home,” which will premiere in 2023.



Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Unwrap All 40 Original Movie Premieres





Television’s #1 Home for the Holidays, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Unwrap All 40 Original Movie Premieres for “Countdown to Christmas” and “Miracles of Christmas”
The perennial popularity of the networks’ annual holiday programming events has catapulted Hallmark Channel to the top of the ratings, with the network becoming the most-watched entertainment cable network in Q4 among Women 18+ for eight consecutive years.
[via press release from Hallmark Media]
TELEVISION’S #1 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, HALLMARK CHANNEL AND HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES, UNWRAP ALL 40 ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERES FOR “COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS” AND “MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS”

All-New Movies Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm on Hallmark Channel All New Movies Every Saturday at 10 pm on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Eight Hours of New Original Holiday Content Every Week Available Across Hallmark Destinations!

Authentic Hallmark Channel Gifts, New Offerings from Hallmark Publishing and Tasty Treats to Sip and Nibble During the Season Make the Holiday Experience Even More Merry and Bright

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 22, 2022 – Hallmark Media celebrates 13 years of Christmas programming with 40 all-new, original movie premieres across Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The perennial popularity of the networks’ annual holiday programming events has catapulted Hallmark Channel to the top of the ratings, with the network becoming the most-watched entertainment cable network in Q4 among Women 18+ for eight consecutive years; among Women 25-54 for six straight years and among Households and Total Viewers for five years in a row.*

This year, the pop culture phenomenon returns with round-the-clock holiday programming starting Friday, October 21, when Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” kick off the yuletide season. That same day, Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s standalone streaming service, kicks off its annual holiday celebration “Movies & Mistletoe” that will offer subscribers more than 150 Christmas movies with new content becoming available each week through the end of the year.

Viewers can look forward to seeing their favorite stars returning in all-new holiday movies, including, Lacey Chabert, who stars in a record-breaking twelfth Christmas movie for Hallmark this year, Alison Sweeney, Andrew Walker, Ashley Williams, Benjamin Ayres, Brennan Elliott, Brooks Darnell, Erin Cahill, Holly Robinson Peete, Jonathan Bennett, Kristoffer Polaha, Luke Macfarlane, Marilu Henner, Nikki DeLoach, Paul Campbell, Rachel Boston, Ryan Paevey, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Taylor Cole, Tyler Hynes, Victor Webster, Will Kemp and more.

Hallmark is thrilled to welcome exciting and legendary new talent helping to make this year’s lineup merry and bright, such as award-winning actress Marlo Thomas, Ann-Margret, Ellen Travolta, Greta Scacchi, Kara Wang, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Ledisi, Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield, Margaret Colin, Moira Kelly, Mykelti Williamson, Reginald VelJohnson, Reshma Shetty, Stephen Tobolowsky, Tamala Jones, Tia Carrere and Yael Grobglas, among many others that will light up the screen.

In the spirit of the network’s 2022 ratings hit “The Wedding Veil” trilogy, “Three Wise Men and a Baby” brings together three of Hallmark’s most popular leading men, Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes and Andrew Walker. The trio stars as brothers who get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives… all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.

Continuing the tradition of working with top recording artists, this year’s original movie premieres will feature special songs celebrating the sounds of the season. “When I Think of Christmas,” starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter and Beth Broderick, features the song of the same name co-written by six-time Grammy(R) Award winner Amy Grant, Matt Maher and Jason Ingram. R&B recording artist Ledisi stars in “All Saints Christmas” and performs her original song “Home on Christmas” as well as “Be There for Christmas,” while other tracks from her album It’s Christmas will be featured in the movie. Singer-songwriter Tenille Townes, who appears in “Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas,” the fifth installment of the franchise starring Holland Roden and Tyler Hynes from Executive Producer Blake Shelton, also performs a cover version of Shelton’s song “Time for Me to Come Home.” “Hanukkah on Rye,” starring Yael Grobglas and Jeremy Jordan, features the hit song “Light” by Grammy(R) Award winner Lisa Loeb, who will also appear in a cameo role. “A Fabled Holiday” starring Brooke D’Orsay and Ryan Paevey, features a cameo by renowned violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling, who performs “Joy to the World” off her upcoming Christmas album, Snow Waltz.

On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, viewers can celebrate the holidays with new originals inspired by two beloved Hallmark brands. “The Gift of Peace,” starring Nikki DeLoach and Brennan Elliott, is the first movie produced under DaySpring, the highly popular faith-based brand and “The Holiday Stocking,” starring Nadine Ellis, Tamala Jones, BJ Britt, Karon Riley and Mykelti Williamson is the third installment of the critically acclaimed Mahogany banner and first Christmas movie.

Hallmark’s commitment to creating heartwarming holiday movies that offer something for everyone continues. On Hallmark Channel, the rich and diverse culture of Chinese Americans is at the heart of two movies, “A Big Fat Family Christmas” and “Christmas at the Golden Dragon.” “Hanukkah on Rye” is a new story set against the backdrop of The Festival of Lights while “Holiday Heritage” starring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell and Holly Robinson Peete, marks the network’s first-ever movie celebrating Kwanzaa. “The Holiday Sitter” features Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa as the first lead LGBTQ+ couple in a holiday movie. On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, “Our Italian Christmas Memories” starring Sarah Power and Beau Bridges is a touching tale about Italian siblings who look to a family tradition as they try to jog the memory of their grandfather struggling with dementia.

Hallmark Media extends the celebration beyond the screen with numerous ways for viewers to bring the Hallmark holiday magic to life. Hallmark Channel and Bissinger’s teamed up to create a brand-new hot cocoa bomb and reprise their hit chocolate advent calendar, both available at Bissingers.com and Hallmark Gold Crown stores. The ever-popular Republic of Tea Countdown to Christmas flavors return as well, with Cardamom Cinnamon and Gingerbread Cookie collectible tins canisters available at Cost Plus World Market, republicoftea.com, Amazon and Hallmark Gold Crown stores. Fans can choose from festive products to gift to a friend or to bring to their next Hallmark holiday viewing party, including Hallmark Channel Wines’ holiday offerings Jingle, Joy, Holly, and Jolly; a “Countdown to Christmas”-themed Monopoly game; a new edition of the decadent coffee table book titled Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas: Celebrate the Movie Magic; all-new Hallmark Publishing holiday titles; an authentic line of Hallmark Channel-branded Hallmark Cards gifts, and more.

Additional partners getting in the Hallmark Channel holiday spirit include Chex, which will debut Countdown to Chexmas in a special promotion and sweepstakes across grocery stores nationwide; Hershey’s, which will bring its holiday baking contest back for the second year, offering one lucky fan a walk-on movie role; and Conagra, which will again launch the Snack, Watch and Win sweepstakes, where viewers can enter for a chance to win a Home Entertainment Center. Hallmark Media’s streaming service is getting in on the fun as well, with a unique, new promotion with M&M’s(R) where spending $5 on select M&M’S(R) products will provide two free weeks of Hallmark Movies Now. Fans will also be able to enjoy the Hallmark Channel Christmas season with in-person activations, such as the network’s sponsorship of Enchant, the world’s largest Christmas light maze and village, and other festive opportunities throughout the season.

All throughout the year, Hallmark Media’s Hallmark Movie Checklist App serves as the ultimate holiday viewing guide, allowing users to set reminders, watch trailers, and keep apprised of Hallmark’s linear schedule. An exciting new development in the app is the Holiday Lens, an augmented reality experience in which users can interact with festive holiday features. As the go-to destination for the latest information and engaging features related to “Countdown to Christmas,” HallmarkChannel.com will once again host multiple sweepstakes and game experiences. Hallmark Channel’s Very Merry Giveaway Sweepstakes will feature the return of ‘win one, share one’ with each winner receiving a second matching prize to share with a loved one, friend or someone in need. Also returning are the popular Countdown to Christmas Movie Game with a grand prize of $20,000, the Holiday Home Decoration Sweepstakes, and a special seasonal version of the fan-favorite game, Matching Moments. New experiences will include a holiday word puzzle game, Joy to the Word, as well as a guide of custom curated products from the Hallmark Media editorial team, Gifts We Love to Give, featuring holiday gift picks for viewers and their loved ones.

*Source: Nielsen L+SD Program based data; NHI Calendar-4th Quarters, Dec months, Nov months & Thanksgiving Weeks from 2013-2021; M-Su 6a-6a; Excludes news & sports unless noted otherwise; Networks that share a feed weight averaged to daypart based on duration.

SEE THE ENTIRE 2022 ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE SCHEDULE:

‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’ PREMIERES

Premiere times are 8:00pm ET/PT unless otherwise noted below

Friday, October 21: “Noel Next Door”

Stars: Natalie Hall (“Charmed”), Corey Sevier (Immortals)

A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.

Saturday, October 22: “We Wish You a Married Christmas”

Stars: Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”), Kristoffer Polaha (Jurassic World Dominion)

Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.

Sunday, October 23: “A Kismet Christmas”

Stars: Sarah Ramos (“Parenthood”), Carlo Marks (“Chesapeake Shores”), Marilu Henner (“Taxi”)

Sarah is a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true.

Friday, October 28: “A Cozy Christmas Inn”

Stars: Jodie Sweetin (“Fuller House”), David O’Donnell (In Search of Fellini)

Real estate exec, Erika, travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it’s owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.

Saturday, October 29: “Jolly Good Christmas”

Stars: Reshma Shetty (Blindspot), Will Kemp (“Christmas Waltz”)

David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present.

Sunday, October 30: “Ghosts of Christmas Always”

Stars: Kim Matula (“LA to Vegas”), Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”), Beth Leavel (This Is Where I Leave You), Lori Tan Chinn (“Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens”), Reginald VelJohnson (Die Hard, “Family Matters”)

Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store.

Friday, November 4, 2022: “A Magical Christmas Village”

Stars: Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives”), Luke Macfarlane (Bros), Marlo Thomas (“That Girl”)

When Summer’s mother Vivian moves in with her and her young daughter Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom, miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again.

Saturday, November 5, 2022: “Lights, Camera, Christmas!”

Stars: Kimberley Sustad (“Travelers”), John Brotherton (“Fuller House”)

When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man.

Sunday, November 6, 2022: “All Saints Christmas”

Stars: Ledisi (Selma), Roger Cross (“Murdoch Mysteries”)

Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip.

Friday, November 11, 2022: “In Merry Measure”

Stars: Patti Murin (Frozen, “Chicago Med”), Brendan Penny (“Chesapeake Shores”), Jennifer Robertson (“Schitt’s Creek”)

When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her onetime rival, Adam.

Saturday, November 12, 2022: “The Royal Nanny”

Stars: Rachel Skarsten (“Batwoman”), Dan Jeannotte (“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”), Greta Scacchi (“The Terror”)

Claire is an MI5 agent who goes undercover as the royal nanny. She must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin, while keeping the family safe at Christmas.

Sunday, November 13, 2022: “Christmas at the Golden Dragon”

Stars: Kara Wang (“Good Trouble”), Osric Chau (“The Flash”), Sara Canning (“Nancy Drew”), Antonio Cupo (“Blood & Treasure”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”)

When Romy and Rick’s parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves reevaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant’s loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant over the holidays.

Friday, November 18, 2022: “Inventing the Christmas Prince”

Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley (“The Santa Stakeout”), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (“The Porter”)

Shelby is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan, is the Christmas Prince from a story Shelby invented years ago.

Saturday, November 19, 2022: “Three Wise Men and a Baby”

Stars: Paul Campbell (“Turner & Hooch”), Tyler Hynes (“Letterkenny”), Andrew Walker (“Merry & Bright”), Margaret Colin (“Chicago Med”)

Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives… all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.

Sunday, November 20, 2022: “When I Think of Christmas”

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech (“The Detail”), Niall Matter (The Predator), Beth Broderick (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”)

Sara Thompson returns to her hometown to help her mother move and is surprised to find her ex-boyfriend Josh Hartman is back home. The two had once planned a life in music together but Sara left to study law. The former flames slowly reconnect and try to heal wounds, both old and new. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she and Josh forge a bold plan for the upcoming Christmas concert that will lead them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.

“Merry Thanksgiving Weekend”

Thursday, November 24, 2022: “My Southern Family Christmas” – premieres at 8p ET/PT

Stars: Jaicy Elliot (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Bruce Campbell (“Ash vs Evil Dead”), Ryan Rottman (“Guidance”), Moira Kelly (The Cutting Edge, “Panic”), Brian McNamara (“Magnum P.I.”)

Under the guise of a journalist, Campbell has a chance to get to know her biological father for the first time – without him ever knowing who she really is. As she spends time with him and his family, as well as with the town’s record keeper, she realizes that families are messy, wonderful things. In the end, Campbell must decide if she’s going to keep her identity a secret or reveal the truth to her father – a decision that will change their family Christmas forever.

Friday, November 25, 2022: “#Xmas” – premieres at 6p ET/PT

Stars: Clare Bowen (“Nashville”), Brant Daugherty (“Pretty Little Liars”)

When Jen gets the chance to enter a brand’s design contest, she poses a family influencer, enlisting the help of her best friend, Max, and her baby nephew. When her video is selected as a finalist, Jen is torn on whether to go on with her perfect “family” or reveal the truth.

Friday, November 25, 2022: “A Royal Corgi Christmas” – premieres at 8p ET/PT

Stars: Hunter King (“Life in Pieces”), Jordan Renzo (“The Spanish Princess”)

Reluctant Crown Prince Edmond returns home just before Christmas in anticipation of being named successor to the throne. To ingratiate himself to his mother the Queen, he gifts her with “Mistletoe”, a rambunctious Corgi in need of some serious training. After several doggy disasters, Edmond turns to Cecily, a canine behavior expert from America for help -but to his great surprise, Cecily demands that he take an active part in the daily dog training sessions. Sparks fly between them as the pair work together to get Mistletoe ready to present at the annual Christmas Ball. Just as the precious pup captures their hearts, they discover that love can grow in the most unexpected places, leading them to question what they really want.

Saturday, November 26, 2022: “A Tale of Two Christmases” – premieres at 6p ET/PT

Stars: Kat Barrell (“Wynonna Earp”), Chandler Massey (“Days of our Lives”), Evan Roderick (“Arrow”)

Thanks to some Christmas magic, Emma gets to experience two different Christmases – one where she stays in the city and celebrates with a new crush and his friends, and one where she returns home for all the traditions with her family… and Drew, a longtime friend who may have feelings for her. Emma’s double holiday ultimately helps her discover what will truly make her happy in life as well as in love.

Saturday, November 26, 2022: “Haul Out the Holly” – premieres at 8p ET/PT

Stars: Lacey Chabert (“The Wedding Veil”), Wes Brown (“Sweet Pecan Summer”), Ellen Travolta (“Charles in Charge”), Peter Jacobson (“WeCrashed,” “House”), Melissa Peterman (“Reba”), Stephen Tobolowsky (“One Day at a Time,” Spaceballs)

Emily arrives home, hoping to visit her parents, only to discover that they are leaving on a trip of their own. As she stays at their house for the holidays, their HOA is determined to get Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s many Christmas festivities.

Sunday, November 27, 2022: “A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe” – premieres at 6p ET/PT

Stars: Rachel Boston (“SEAL Team”), Victor Webster (“Workin’ Moms”)

Annie Cooper has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company and is doing her best to help their struggling business get back on track. That task gets more daunting when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party. As Annie tries to crack the case and uncover the culprit she works with Sam, the owner of a local bakery, to recreate the recipe in the hope of saving the company and her job. As Annie and Sam bake batch after batch in pursuit of the perfect one, they begin to learn that their lives go together like milk and cookies.

Sunday, November 27, 2022: “A Holiday Spectacular” – premieres at 8p ET/PT

Stars: Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), Derek Klena (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch”), Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie, “The Kominsky Method”)

Featuring the Radio City Rockettes

In 1958, Maggie is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

Friday, December 2, 2022: “A Big Fat Family Christmas”

Stars: Shannon Chan-Kent (“Woke”), Shannon Kook (“The 100”), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, “AJ and the Queen”), Jack Wagner (“When Calls the Heart”),

Liv is a photojournalist eager to make it on her own. To get a dream assignment – shooting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for a cover story – she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact, her family. When she finds herself growing close to Henry, the coworker covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break.

Saturday, December 3, 2022: “A Fabled Holiday”

Stars: Brooke D’Orsay (“Royal Pains”), Ryan Paevey (“General Hospital”)

Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a curiously familiar looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors when they need it most.

Sunday, December 4, 2022: “Undercover Holiday”

Stars: Noemi Gonzalez (“Selena: The Series”), Stephen Huszar (“Tribal”)

When returning home for the holidays, newly minted pop star Jaylen tells her protective family that Matt is her new beau, when in reality, he’s her overzealous security guard.

Friday, December 9, 2022: “The Most Colorful Time of the Year”

Stars: Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”), Christopher Russell (“Day of the Dead”)

Ryan is a elementary school teacher, who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for the holidays.

Saturday, December 10, 2022: “Christmas Class Reunion”

Stars: Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”), Tanner Novlan (“The Bold and the Beautiful”)

High school classmates, who once dubbed themselves the “cursed class,” reconnect at Christmas for their 15-year reunion. Over the course of their time reconnecting, the classmates challenge each other to remember who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.

Sunday, December 11, 2022: “The Holiday Sitter”

Stars: Jonathan Bennett (“The Christmas House,” Mean Girls), George Krissa (“Road Trip Romance”), Chelsea Hobbs (“Poisoned in Paradise: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery”)

Sam is a workaholic bachelor who babysits his niece and nephew before the holidays when his sister and her husband have to go out of town. Completely out of his element, he recruits help from their handsome neighbor Jason and finds himself in an unexpected romance.

Friday, December 16, 2022: “Holiday Heritage”

Stars: Lyndie Greenwood (“Sleepy Hollow”), Brooks Darnell (“The Young and the Restless”), Holly Robinson Peete (“Our Christmas Journey,” “21 Jump Street”)

Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.

Saturday, December 17, 2022: “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

Stars: Torrey DeVitto (“Chicago Med”), Zane Holtz (“Katy Keene”)

A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with a town’s annual Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem “A Visit from St. Nick” is debated.

Sunday, December 18, 2022: “Hanukkah on Rye”

Stars: Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl”), Yael Grobglas (“Jane the Virgin”), Lisa Loeb (“Gossip Girl,” Hot Tub Time Machine 2)

A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?

— HALLMARK CHANNEL —

‘MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS’ PREMIERES

Premiere times are 10:00pm ET/PT

Saturday, October 22: “We Need a Little Christmas”

Stars: Erica Durance (“Supergirl”), Patrick Sabongui (“The Flash”), Lynn Whitfield (“Greenleaf”)

Julie is adjusting to being a single mother to a grieving child while facing her first Christmas without her husband when she develops an unexpected friendship with her older neighbor Irene.

Saturday, October 29: “Christmas Bedtime Stories”

Stars: Erin Cahill (“Every Time a Bell Rings”), Steve Lund (“Schitt’s Creek”), Charlie Weber (“How to Get Away with Murder”)

When Danielle’s husband goes missing in action during his deployment, she is left to raise her daughter on her own. Three years later, as she acclimates to life without him, she begins to tell her daughter bedtime stories of her father.

Saturday, November 5, 2022: “A Maple Valley Christmas”

Stars: Peyton List (“Star Trek: Picard,” “Mad Men”), Andrew Walker (“Dying for Chocolate: A Curious Caterer Mystery”)

Erica is a rancher who has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants.

Saturday, November 12, 2022: “Our Italian Christmas Memories”

Stars: Sarah Power (“Good Witch”), Beau Bridges (“Homeland,” The Fabulous Baker Boys)

The Colucci siblings, in an effort to jog the memory of their grandfather who is struggling with dementia, set out to recreate their late grandmother’s legendary pasta sauce.

Saturday, November 19, 2022: “Long Lost Christmas”

Stars: Taylor Cole (“Making Spirits Bright”), Benjamin Ayres (“Burden of Truth”)

Hayley is an interior designer who plans to surprise her recently widowed mother Patricia with the perfect holiday present: the extended family she knows her mom yearns for.

Saturday, November 26, 2022: “Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas”

Stars: Holland Roden (“Mayans M.C.”), Tyler Hynes (“Letterkenny”), Tenille Townes (The Lemonade Stand)

From Executive Producer Blake Shelton

Four days before Christmas, Elizabeth Athens receives a voicemail from a number she doesn’t recognize. On the message, a man she doesn’t know makes one final plea to the love of his life for a second chance. The fifth installment of the popular movie franchise, based on Blake Shelton’s song “Time for Me to Come Home.”

Saturday, December 3, 2022: “The Holiday Stocking”

Stars: Nadine Ellis (“Our Kind of People”), B.J. Britt (“Being Mary Jane,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Karon Riley (“The Black Hamptons”), Tamala Jones (“Rebel,” “Castle”), Mykelti Williamson (Fences, “Law & Order: Organized Crime”)

In this Hallmark Mahogany presentation, RJ is a new angel, who is given the chance to address his one regret, that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile while he was still alive. Returning to earth as a stranger, he gets each of them to revive The Holiday Stocking, their parent’s old tradition to encourage charity at Christmas.

Saturday, December 10, 2022: “The Gift of Peace”

Stars: Nikki Deloach (“Five More Minutes”), Brennan Elliott (“UnREAL”)

Artist Traci is a once-devout Christian who has stopped believing in God after her husband tragically died despite her prayers. As her second Christmas without him approaches, she tries going to a support group for inspiration and comfort.

Saturday, December 17, 2022: “Five More Minutes: “Moments Like These”

Stars: Ashley Williams (“Sister Swap: Christmas in the City”), Lucas Bryant (“Haven”)

The second holiday story inspired by Scotty McCreery’s song “Five More Minutes,” a young widow’s Christmas wish for her son is answered in unexpected ways when she returns to their old home for the holidays.

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