Tuesday, January 31, 2012

INSP Valentine's Day Specials ~ "Love is in the Air"

INSP will have a Special Line-up of Drama Shows for Valentine’s Day with a Love Theme! Then, at 8 PM (est) they will air a Movie, a Sweet Romantic Comedy - Just a Walk in the Park. See the full schedule below image...

Just a Walk in the Park
George Eads and Jane Krakowski

INSP on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012, Tuesday:

12-1pm The Waltons
WAL01701- The Love Story
John-Boy Walton (RICHARD THOMAS) finds himself in love for the first time when a young girl in need of love and attention returns to her remarried father's home on Walton Mountain.

1-2pm The Waltons
WAL06701- The Matchmakers
John Walton, helps Cupid when shy and lonely Ike Godsey takes a liking to his cousin Corabeth. Is Walton's Mountain about to lose its most eligible bachelor?

2-3pm Wind at my Back
WAB01601- The Agony Column
Grace is left in charge of Max’s radio show when he has to attend a meeting. After a guest cancels, Grace reluctantly reads from a magazine love column, disguising herself as a New York psychologist “Dr. Veronica Love.” Her alter-ego is an instant hit with New Bedfordites. Before the truth can be told, Dr. Love is schedule to attend a charity luncheon and appear nightly on CRNB and address the many love-related problems of the town.

3-4pm The Big Valley
BGV00701- Winner Lose All
Guest Star Katharine Ross -Heath falls in love with Maria who is returning home from school in the East. She is the daughter of Don Alfredo, a Spanish land owner and nobleman, who is in a property dispute with a neighbor. Don Alfredo also believes that Heath's lineage is impure and the dispute soon endangers the romance.

4-5pm Little House on the Prairie
LHP00501- The Love of Johnny Johnson
Laura has a crush on a new boy in school named Johnny Johnson; however, Johnny is interested in Mary, who finds no interest in him. Laura believes Mary is trying to steal him from her, and they fight about it while Charles tries to keep the peace.

5-5:30pm The Brady Bunch
BDB00101- The Honeymoon
Mike and Carol’s Wedding Day festivities progress smoothly until the girl's pet cat Fluffy and the boy's dog Tiger wreak havoc on the family-blending ceremony. Mike and Carol commence their honeymoon by scolding their children, leaving everyone feeling uneasy about the day's events until Mom and Dad come up with a way to patch things up.

5:30- 6pm The Brady Bunch
BDB04801- Alice’s September Song
Alice is swept off her feet by an old flame named Mark Millard and Sam the butcher (her usual bowling date) smells a rat. With the help of Mr. Brady, he wins back his "favorite little lamb chop.”

6- 6:30pm Happy Days
HPD09901- Be My Valentine
Guest Star: The Brady Bunch's Christopher Knight- It is Valentine's Day, and at Arnold's, as the gang exchange cards and gifts, Joanie daydreams about the romantic songs that they could sing to each other.

6:30- 7pm Happy Days
HPD05201- They Call it Potsie Love
Potsie contends he can't properly sing a love ballad unless he has a real girl to sing to, so the boys persuade Joanie to sit in while he sings to her during rehearsal. Joanie is mesmerized by the song and seeks to reveal her love to Potsie.

7-8pm Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
DRQ06301 What is Love? - Feuds and jealousies are aroused when the townsfolk begin trying out for roles in a rustic production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in celebration of Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Dr. Mike's plans to spend the entire day alone with Sully are dashed when he is called to Denver for an Indian Affairs meeting.

8-10pm Just a Walk in the Park
REI00001-Starring George Eads, Jane Krakowski, Brenda Vaccaro- A dog-walker is invited to house-sit a penthouse apartment for one of his rich clientele. While there he meets a dog-loving neighbor and sparks fly. The only trouble is she assumes he is the rich owner of the apartment - an assumption that this Romeo is hesitant to correct.

10-11pm Little House on the Prairie
LHP03001 The Spring Dance-Caroline is puzzled when her plan to provoke Isaiah Edwards(Victor French) to jealousy doesn't result in an invitation to the annual spring dance for his anxious gal, Grace Snider and things look bleak until Charles reminds her what happened when she tried the same tactic with him years before.

11-12m Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
DRQ02601 Best Friends-When Sully doesn't ask Dr. Mike to the Sweethearts Dance, and she sees him visiting Dorothy, her suspicions grow, and Dr. Mike feels betrayed by her new friend and the man she thought cared for her. Meanwhile, Colleen tries to help her friend Becky, but she is instead accused of stealing Becky's boyfriend.

12-1am The Big Valley
BGV04501- Day of the Comet
Audra comes upon a man she finds camping out on Barkley land. She is intrigued by his cynical, poetic manner and befriends him. Audra soon learns he is being pursued by men out of his past.

1-2am The Big Valley
BGV03801- The Velvet Trap
Nick Falls for a mysterious woman, not knowing she is a gunslinger’s lady-friend. The outlaw is in relentless pursuit of the woman and intent on revenge for her leaving him. When Nick stands between the two, it may cost him his life.


Hope you all can catch some of these shows. INSP is a wonderful channel - that is always committed to airing family friendly programming and it's important that we support wonderful stations like this one!


*A Special "Thank You" to Melissa, INSP's Manager of Corporate Communications, for providing us with this information.

The Lamp

MOVIE REVIEW


The Lamp

Network: INSP

Original Air Date: February 4, 2012



CAST:

Jason London ... Stanley
Meredith Salenger ... Lisa Walters
L. Scott Caldwell ... Miss Esther
Cameron Ten Napel ... Josh
Muse Watson ... Sam
Sarah Brown ... Deb
Doug Bauer ... Mr. Singleton
Katie Burgess ... Rachel
Darrell Alan Cole ... Cody
Georgia Cole ... Alex
Anita Cordell ... Mrs. Singleton
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Charles Montgomery III
Ben Lux ... Ronny Martin
Greyson Moore ... Eddy Walters
Bo Morris ... Umpire






PLOT:

If you could have anything you wanted, what would YOU wish for?

Suffering from the loss of his only child, Stanley has secluded himself in a dark and lonely place. Sullen and without hope, he continues to hide from and neglect those he loves despite their attempts to reach out to him.

In what seems to be the final days of their already strained marriage, his wife Lisa is presented with a strange gift; an old oil lamp from a far off land. Along with the lamp comes a mysterious messenger and a question that causes them to search the depths of their hearts for what's truly important in life...





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Monday, January 30, 2012

Three New Christmas Movies in the Works!

There may be over 300 days until Christmas, but we've already learned of three Christmas Movies, currently in Production! Ironically, two of them have the exact same title - however, one is animated and the other is not.

A Dog for Christmas

Saving Santa

Saving Santa (Animation)

Here's a little tid-bit about each film...

A Dog for Christmas stars two great actors, Dean Cain (Superman, The Three Gifts, A Mile in His Shoes, The Case for Christmas, etc...) and Richard Karn (best known as Al, from the sitcom, Home Improvement). Visit the A Dog for Christmas page to see which one portrays Santa!

Saving Santa will be a nice family friendly film - being made for the theater. The story will  take place in a ranch country setting and will star a few Country Singers, too! Click here to see who!

Saving Santa, the animated movie, is being made in the UK and many well known British actors have been cast to read the voice-overs.
For more details on each movie - please click on their titles above.

It's fun to get a look at what is coming. Hope you enjoyed this sneak - peek!

If you have any information on these Films, or other Family or Christmas Movies, please Contact Us, with details. We would love to add what you share!

A Dog for Christmas starring Dean Cain

MOVIE REVIEW

A Dog for Christmas

Network: Lifetime

Original Air Date: Thanksgiving, 2013


Actor, Dean Cain, being interviewed
on "A Dog for Christmas" set
Image from: Michigan's Fox 17



Image from Mlive. com
Crews shoot Dean Cain for the new Lifetime Original Movie
"A Dog for Christmas" on Sunday evening at Ninth Bridge Market in Ada.
Date Shot 1-22-2012
Matt Gade | The Grand Rapids Press
(click here for more images)


CAST:

Dean Cain
Richard Karn
Sherman Hemsley
Dustin Diamond
Derek Brandon
Sophie Bolen



Actor, Richard Karn, portraying Santa Claus
Photographed by: Cory Morse | The Grand Rapids Press
Source : M Live . com



PLOT:

Source: MLive.com :

This film is the story of a 9-year-old girl who wants a dog for Christmas.

According to the film's Producer, Joel Reisig, "It is essentially, though, just about extended family getting together in a house at Christmas, and all the hilarity and mayhem that can ensue."


More Details to Come, as they are released...



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Saving Santa - Christmas Feature Film starring Country Music Stars

MOVIE REVIEW

Saving Santa

Feature Film for Theaters

Stars -
Trace Adkins, a Solo Country Singer,
Jay Demarcus, from the great Country Group - Rascall Flatts

Executive Producer -
Kix Brooks, from the famous Country Duo - Brooks & Dunn


Original Air Date: Christmas Season 2012



Caitlin Carmichael, William Shockley, and Benjamin Stockham
on the Set of Saving Santa
from the Saving Santa Facebook Page


CAST:

Joey Lauren Adams ... Renae Logan
Kevin Pollak ... Max Schmucker
Abraham Benrubi ... Santa Claus
Illeana Douglas ... Susan Satcher
Sheree J. Wilson ... Bonnie Branson
William Shockley ... Joe Logan
Trace Adkins ... Sheriff Arrington
Caitlin Carmichael ... Miley Logan
Loren Lester ... Matt Couric
Tava Smiley ... Robin Walters
Mikey Post ... Elliot
Benjamin Stockham ... Zach Logan
David Shatraw ... Anderson Hemmer
Jay DeMarcus ... Chim Ritchels
Catherine Kamei ... Ms. Pipkin



PLOT:

This is a family-friendly movie about a Grinch-like character who leads a global campaign to ban the myth of Santa Claus. Sadly, he gains worldwide support, causing Santa to lose his magical powers. So, as Christmas gets closer, Santa and his lead elf get stuck in a small farming community. The movie we believe does have a happy ending though, two children find Santa and go to great lengths to help him save Christmas.



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Saving Santa - Animated Christmas Movie

MOVIE REVIEW

Saving Santa

Animated feature from Gateway Animation Studios, in the UK

Network: Don't know, yet, if this is for TV, direct to DVD, or Theaters... or if it will even air in America - Stay Tuned

Original Air Date: Christmas 2012


CAST:

Voices of-

Martin Freeman
Noel Clarke
Joan Collins
Tim Curry
Craig Fairbass
Pam Ferris
Chris Barrie



PLOT:

from movies .ie :

The story follows a clumsy elf who doesn't fit in with the other elves, but after discovering the secret of Santa's time control device, he sets out on a journey to save Santa's Kingdom after its location is discovered by an evil villain, Neville Baddington.


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Four "Made for TV Movies" Premiere this Weekend ~ January 27th-29th!

IT'S a WONDERFUL "NEW" MOVIE WEEKEND...

The First Film is from Family Movie Night on Friday Night. It actually premiered last August on NBC, but if you missed it then, here's a good chance to catch it again! Video Promo below...

Who is Simon Miller?
Lifetime Movie Network

January 27, 2012 Friday

Who is Simon Miller? ... LMN ... 8 PM
Who is Simon Miller? ... LMN ... 12 AM


Hallmark Movie Channel premieres a Sequel to their Popular Western Film Series.Video Promo below...

Goodnight for Justice - The Measure of a Man
Hallmark MOVIE Channel


January 28, 2012 Saturday

Goodnight for Justice - The Measure of a Man ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 8 PM *NEW



Two Movies Premiere on Sunday Night.
GMC debuts a movie and ABC premieres the newest Hallmark Hall of Fame Film. Video Promos below...

To Save a Life
GMC

A Smile as Big as the Moon
(Hallmark Hall of Fame)

ABC

January 29, 2012 Sunday

To Save a Life ... GMC ... 7 PM *NEW
A Smile as Big as the Moon (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... ABC ... 9 PM *NEW
To Save a Life ... GMC ... 9 PM *NEW




VIDEO PROMOS:

Who is Simon Miller?



Goodnight for Justice : Measure of a Man



To Save a Life



A Smile as Big as the Moon




Perhaps, there is something you and your family will want to see this weekend!
Hope you Enjoy your next Family Movie Night!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy 95th Birthday Ernest Borgnine!

Today, January 24, 2012 -  is Mr. Ernest Borgnine's 95th Birthday and we wanted to applaud him, by wishing him a very Happy Birthday!!!


Ernest Borgnine was Born January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut to Charles and Anna Borgnine.

He served in the United States Navy for 10 years, from 1935- 1945.

Following that, his mother sugggested he take up acting, so, he took a course at the Randall School of Drama in Hartford, Connecticut. From there, he did theater, until he got a break on Broadway in 1949, in the production, "Harvey". He moved to L.A. in 1951 to further pursue his career. Borgnine was cast in many drama and western films.

My favorite early role of Mr. Borgnine's is in the film, Marty. I must not be alone, since he won that year, 1955, the Academy Award for Best Actor.
From there, he went on to act in many films for the big screen, and  TV series, McHale's Navy (earning a Emmy Nomination), Airwolf, The Single Guy, and the last episode of the long-standing drama, ER (receiving another Emmy Nomination).

He is so amazing - having been in over 100 films! Many of the Ernest Borgnine Movies are available on DVD.

My most recent favorite film of his, is "A Grandpa for Christmas" - a Hallmark Channel Original TV Movie. He is gruff, at first... yet sweet, as the grandpa who takes his grand-daughter in, when his only daughter is involved in a car accident.

Movies

Mr. Borgnine is also wonderful in the Hallmark Channel Western Movie, Love's Christmas Journey. He is captivating in his role as Nick, a mysterious man who saves another man's life.



In his personal life, Ernest Borgnine is married to Tova Borgnine and has 4 children (with his first and fourth wife).

Mr. Borgnine is currently working on a new Western Drama film, titled: "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez". 
Details for movie:
In "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez"....
Ernest Borgnine plays Rex Page, an old man who is bitter about never becoming famous and having lived a life without any meaning. After suffering a stroke, he ends up in a nursing home staffed by Latin American immigrants. Put off by the situation, Rex focuses his energy on getting out, which places him at odds with the Latino workers. However, their relationship takes on new meaning when it is discovered that he once shook hands with Vicente Fernandez, a Mexican singer, producer and actor idolized throughout Latin culture. The employees soon begin to treat Rex like the celebrity he's always dreamed of being. (Written by an Anonymous writer at IMDB.com)

It's so good to know Mr. Borgnine is doing well, busy working, and acting - doing what he loves!


Happy 95th Birthday,
Ernest Borgnine!

God Bless You, today and always!

"Hats off to You!"




*Be sure to check out all of the
 Ernest Borgnine Movies on DVD.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Family Movies on TV this Weekend... January 21-22

The Hallmark Channel will be airing their Love Comes Softly Films marathon all weekend long! (I do enjoy most of them, in spite of the fact that I wish they had remained closer to the actual books, written by Janette Oke.)

Love Comes Softly Series - Available on DVD




LMN will be re-playing one of the Family Movie Night favorite's - Truth be Told, starring Candace Cameron Bure and David James Elliott. (this was a sweet family-friendly film)

Truth Be Told - Available on DVD






ABC Family will be premiering A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song on Sunday night.

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song - Available on DVD




Also, on this weekend, for those who love Sports - of course, there is Football, the final games leading to the Superbowl... and for Tennis fans, there is the Australian Open.

And, for those who enjoy Current Events and Politics, there will be the South Carolina Republican Primary Results on Saturday. It's a historical weekend for our country, a potential turning point for true conservatism.


Visit the Family TV Schedule for times airing of the Family Movies listed above!

God bless you all... have a Great Weekend!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Photos from Hallmark's Press Tour Evening Gala

Many well-known Actors and Actresses attended the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel's Winter 2012 TV Critics Association Press Tour Evening Gala on January 14, 2012 at the Tournament House in Pasadena, CA.

I have included photos, of some of the attendees, below...


Genie Francis
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos
 

Ted McGinley
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Dean Cain
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Candace Cameron Bure
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Ethan Erickson
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Jane Seymour
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Kellie Martin
Photo from Cozy Cot . com
 
Kristy Swanson
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos

Lea Thompson
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Joely Fisher
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Eric Mabius
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Brooke D'Orsay
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Vivica A. Fox
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Steven Weber
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Stacey Keibler
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Dylan Bruno
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Nicolette Sheridan
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Luke Perry
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos


Bailee Madison
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos

Hope you enjoyed these images of the Actors and Actresses, who have or will soon - star in Hallmark Channel or Hallmark Movie Channel films.


*Thank you to the Hallmark Channel ~ Crown Media Family Networks for Many of your wonderful family friendly films. We look forward to viewing more of your New Made-for-TV Premieres in 2012.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hallmark Channel News for 2012

The Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movie Channel have released their New Movie Lineup for 2012 ~ from January thru August. You can see the list in the New Movies Section or view them in the updated Family TV Schedule 2012. Upcoming Movies will star Joely Fisher, Genie Francis, Ted McGinley, Brooke Burns, Dean Cain, Candace Cameron Bure, etc...


After seeing the list - I think I'm most excited about the third sequel to "The Notes" movies. Notes from the Heart Healer follows The Note and The Note 2 - Taking a Chance on Love.

Also, in other Hallmark News... if you haven't already heard the latest buzz - the Martha Stewart Show will be eventually let go from the Hallmark Channel Morning line-up. I have heard they will stop taping new shows sometime in the spring and then, they may play the re-runs throughout the summer. After that - who knows? We will have to wait and see what they plan to do. I'm hoping this means this year we will have that time block at Christmastime for the airing of more Hallmark Christmas Movies!

And, one more thing... the Hallmark Channel will be changing the night they premiere their new movies. Starting in April, Hallmark Channel Movies will move to Sunday Nights. Hmmm? What do you think? Do you like this change? I think I liked them best on Saturday nights, but I'll watch or tape them whenever!

Let me know - what you think...


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Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts - Hallmark Movie Channel

MOVIE REVIEW

Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts

Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: January 26, 2013

*This is the Third Movie in the "Goodnight for Justice" series!






CAST:

Luke Perry ... John Goodnight
Rick Schroder ... Col. Cyril Knox
Katharine Isabelle ... Lucy Truffaut
Serge Houde ... Banker
Kerry James ... Butch cassidy
Adam Greydon Reid ... Fat Cat
Patrick Sabongui ... Man
David Milchard ... Deputy
Billy Wickman ... First Mate
Jerry Wasserman ... Sheriff
Donald Adams ... Proprietor


PLOT:

This is the third sequel to Hallmark Movie Channel's highest-rated film of all-time, Goodnight for Justice. Judge Goodnight crosses paths with a stagecoach under attack and comes to the rescue of its passengers. On board, a Pinkerton detective is found dead, but the beautiful woman in his company survives. Is this woman a prisoner? Or was she being protected by the detective as she claims? The journey will take the pair on a riverboat gambling adventure where Goodnight discovers her true identity.


More Plot details...

Luke Perry stars as John Goodnight in another epic installment to the Goodnight for Justice story. Goodnight rescues a beautiful woman from a stagecoach gunfight. As romance blooms between them, John discovers she isn't as innocent as she seems and is in fact a thief on the run. Ricky Schroder gives a remarkable performance as the vile outlaw who will stop at nothing to get his money back from the beautiful swindler and con-artist Goodnight is protecting.








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