Saturday, March 31, 2012

Archive of March 2012 Family TV Schedule

For your reference... an Archive of March 2012 Movies:

March 2, 2012 Friday


Flicka ... FMC ... 7:30 PM
The Waltons Reunion Special (see INSP page for details!) ... INSP ... 8 PM
The Bishop's Wife ... TCM ... 10 PM
Flicka ... FMC ... 12 AM


March 4, 2012 Sunday

A Taste of Romance ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Sraight from the Heart ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM


March 8, 2012 Thursday

Radio Rebel ... Disney (east) ... 8:30 PM *NEW
Radio Rebel ... Disney (west) ... 11:30 PM *NEW


March 9, 2012 Friday

*A Tribute to Sisters on TCM!


Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) ... TCM ... 11 AM
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) ... TCM ... 1:15 PM
Toy Story ... Disney XD ... 5 PM
Radio Rebel ... Disney (east) ... 6:25 PM *NEW
Radio Rebel ... Disney (west) ... 9:25 PM *NEW


March 10, 2012 Saturday

Cupid ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
Toy Story ... Disney XD ... 11:30 AM
Elevator Girl ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
Back To You & Me ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM
The Wishing Well ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
The Grapes of Wrath ... TCM ... 5:30 PM
Accidentally in Love ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Elevator Girl ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM
The Wish List ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM


March 11, 2012 Sunday


Time Changer ... GMC ... 9 AM
Dog Days of Summer ... GMC ... 11 AM
The Wishing Well ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
The Nanny Express ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
Wind at my Back Marathon (see INSP web-site) ... INSP ... 1 PM - 5 PM
Accidentally in Love ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM
The Wish List ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
Flower Girl ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Brother White ... GMC ... 7 PM *NEW
The Nanny Express ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM
Brother White ... GMC ... 9 PM *NEW
Brother White ... GMC ... 11 PM *NEW
The Wild Pony ... INSP ... 12 AM


March 12, 2012 Monday

Brother White ... GMC ... 9 PM *NEW


March 16, 2012 Friday


Jingle All the Way ... FMC ... 11:25 AM
A Walton Wedding ... INSP ... 8 PM
Brother White ... GMC ... 9 PM *NEW
Brother White ... GMC ... 11 PM *NEW


March 17, 2012 Saturday

St. Patrick's Day!

Daniel's Daughter ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
Honeymoon for One ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
Before You Say 'I Do' ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM
Smooch ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
Honeymoon for One ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
True Women Part 1 ... INSP ... 8 PM
True Women Part 2 ... INSP ... 10 PM
Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM *NEW


March 18, 2012 Sunday


Sunday School Musical ... GMC ... 9 AM
Smooch ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
Brother White ... GMC ... 11 AM *NEW
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM *NEW
Believe in Me ... INSP ... 3 PM
Always & Forever ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Welcome to Paradise ... INSP ... 12 AM


March 20, 2012 Tuesday

Crimes of Fashion ... LMN ... 6 AM


March 23, 2012 Friday

*Bronte Sisters Movies on TCM Primetime!


Toy Story ... Disney (east) ... 8:30 AM
Toy Story ... Disney (west) ... 11:30 AM
North By Northwest (1959) ... TCM ... 12:45 PM
Toy Story ... Disney (east) ... 6 PM
Wuthering Heights (1939) ... TCM ... 8 PM
Toy Story ... Disney (west) ... 9 PM
Jane Eyre (1944) ... TCM ... 10 PM
Devotion (1946) ... TCM ... 12 AM


March 24, 2012 Saturday

We Love Lucy Marathon ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM - 12 AM
The Wizard of Oz ... Cartoon Network (east) ... 6:30 PM
Believe in Me ... INSP ... 8 PM
Geek Charming ... Disney (east) ... 9 PM
The Wizard of Oz ... Cartoon Network (west) ... 9:30 PM
Promise the Moon ... INSP ... 10 PM
Believe in Me ... INSP ... 12 AM
Geek Charming ... Disney (west) ... 12 AM


March 25, 2012 Sunday


Home Alone ... FMC ... 9:30 AM
Uncorked ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
Geek Charming ... Disney (east) ... 11 AM
Home Alone 3 ... FMC ... 11:30 AM
Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM *NEW
Going My Way (1944) ... TCM ... 12 PM
True Women Part 1 ... INSP ... 1 PM
Home Alone 4 ... FMC ... 1:30 PM
Geek Charming ... Disney (west) ... 2 PM
True Women Part 2 ... INSP ... 3 PM
The Wizard of Oz ... Cartoon Network (east) ... 5:30 PM
Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM *NEW
The Wizard of Oz ... Cartoon Network (west) ... 8:30 PM
Home Alone 4 ... FMC ... 3 AM


March 26, 2012 Monday

Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! ... Disney Channel (east) ... 8:30 PM
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! ... Disney Channel (west) ... 11:30 PM


March 29, 2012 Thursday


The Waltons - An Easter Story Part 1 ... GMC ... 12 PM
The Waltons - An Easter Story Part 2 ... GMC ... 1 PM
Matchmaker Mary ... WHT ... 3 PM
Lemonade Mouth ... Disney (east) ... 8:30 PM
Lemonade Mouth ... Disney (west) ... 11:30 PM


March 30, 2012 Friday

Bambi II ... Disney (east) ... 12:30 PM
The Wager ... WHT ... 3 PM
Bambi II ... Disney (west) ... 3:30 PM
Tommy and the Cool Mule ... GMC ... 9 PM
Tommy and the Cool Mule ... GMC ... 11 PM


March 31, 2012 Saturday

Dennis the Menace (movie) ... ABC Family ... 8 AM
Richie Rich ... ABC Family ... 10 AM
The Waltons Marathon ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM - 6 PM
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 ... FMC ... 3 PM
The Waltons - An Easter Story Part 1 ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
The Waltons - An Easter Story Part 2 ... Hallmark Channel ... 5 PM
Brother White ... GMC ... 5 PM *NEW
A Walton Easter ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
A Decade of the Waltons ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM
Toy Story ... ABC Family ... 8 PM
The Book of Ruth ... INSP ... 8 PM
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 ... FMC ... 9 PM
McLintock! ... INSP ... 9:30 PM
A Walton Easter ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM
Toy Story 2 ... ABC Family ... 10 PM

Friday, March 30, 2012

Gather around the Table for A Walton Easter

The Hallmark Channel is premiering A Walton Easter for the first time on their Network. The show will air twice on Saturday evening, March 31st, 2012. They will also air A Decade of The Waltons - a special flashback of videos from The Waltons TV series.

Video Promo - A Walton Easter:





A Walton Easter is available on DVD as part of The Waltons 6 Reunion Movies, which includes:
A Wedding on Walton's Mountain
Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain
A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion
A Walton Wedding
A Walton Easter

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Poll Results are in - "It's a Wonderful Movie" Awards #2

This is the second year for the the "It's a Wonderful Movie" - Family Movie Awards! Thank you to everyone who participated by voting in the polls for your favorites!

All Nominees and Winners (listed below!) will be from Movies that aired or premiered on TV only in 2011. (We will honor the 2012 movies of this year - next year.) The winners below are highlighted in yellow!





Favorite Family "Made for TV Movie" for 2011:

Nominees (alphabetical order)-

1. Beyond the Blackboard
2. Change of Plans
3. Field of Vision
4. Finding a Family
5. The Lost Valentine
6. Love Begins
7. A Mile in his Shoes
8. Smooch
9. Three Weeks, Three Kids
10. What if

And the Winner is...
The Lost Valentine - Hallmark Hall of Fame
ABC


Favorite Christmas "Made for TV Movie" for 2011:

Nominees (alphabetical order)-

1. 12 Dates of Christmas
2. Annie Claus is Coming to Town
3. Christmas Angel
4. A Christmas Wish
5. Dear Santa
6. Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas
7. Holiday Engagement
8. Love's Christmas Journey
9. Mistletoe Over Manhattan
10. A Princess for Christmas


And the Winner is...
Trading Christmas
Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie



Favorite Actor from a "Made for TV Movie" for 2011:

Nominees (alphabetical order)-

1. Dean Cain - A Mile in his Shoes
2. Ernest Borgnine - A Christmas Journey
3. John Ratzenberger - What If
4. Jordan Bridges - Holiday Engagement
5. K.C. Clyde - Christmas Angel & A Christmas Wish
6. Kevin Sorbo - What If
7. Luke Perry - Goodnight for Justice
8. Richard Thomas - Time after Time
9. Sam Heughan - A Princess for Christmas
10. Tom Cavanaugh - Trading Christmas

And the Winner is...
Dean Cain - A Mile in his Shoes
GMC



Favorite Actress from a "Made for TV Movie" for 2011:

Nominees (alphabetical order)-

This Winner one was a Tie!

1. Amy Smart - 12 Dates of Christmas
2. Anna Chlumsky - Three Weeks, Three Kids
3. Bonnie Somerville - Holiday Engagement
4. Brooke White - Change of Plans
5. Emily Van Camp - Beyond the Blackboard
6. Faith Ford - Trading Christmas
7. Gabrielle Miller - Trading Christmas
8. Katie McGrath - A Princess for Christmas
9. Kristy Swanson - What If & A Christmas Wish
10. Shelley Long - Holiday Engagement


And the Winners are...
Faith Ford - Trading Christmas
Hallmark Channel

and...
Katie McGrath - A Princess for Christmas
Hallmark Channel


Favorite Young Actor from a "Made for TV Movie" for 2011:

Nominees (alphabetical order)-

1. Drew Koles - Who is Simon Miller 
2. Jared Abrahamson - Finding a Family
3. Liam McKanna - Beyond the Blackboard    

5. Jakob Davies - Three Weeks, Three Kids
6. Jason Dolley - Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas
7. Kevin Herring III - A Christmas Wish 
8. Ryan Wynott - Love's Christmas Journey
9. Tony Oller - Field of Vision  
10. Travis Turner - A Princess for Christmas  



And the Winner is...
Luke Schroder - A Mile in his Shoes
GMC
 

Favorite Young Actress from a "Made for TV Movie" for 2011:

Nominees (alphabetical order)-

This Winner one was a Tie!

1. Abigail Mavity - Love Begins
2. Danielle Panabaker - The Shunning
3. Emily Osment - Cyberbully (PG-13)
4. Emma Duke - Dear Santa
5. Helen Colliander - The Case for Christmas
6. Isabella Acres - Beyond the Blackboard
7. Kiernan Shipka - Smooch
8. Kirstin Dorn - A Christmas Wish & A Valentine's Date
9. Leilah de Meza - A Princess for Christmas
10. Sydney Stamler - Three Weeks, Three Kids


And the Winners are...
Abigail Mavity - Love Begins
Hallmark Channel

and...

Leilah de Meza - A Princess for Christmas
Hallmark Channel
Favorite Supporting Character, from a Family Movie, 2011:

1. Carrie Wiita - Holiday Engagement
2. Chonda Pierce - 12 Wishes of Christmas
3. James Dugan - Dear Santa
4. Jayne Eastwood - 12 Dates of Christmas
5. Marion Ross - Keeping up with the Randalls
6. Mike Bell - Lucky Christmas
7. Miles Richardson - A Princess for Christmas
8. Olivia Wickline - Smooch
9. Oxana Moravec - A Princess for Christmas
10. Page Petrucka - A Christmas Wish


And the Winner is...
Miles Richardson - A Princess for Christmas
Hallmark Channel



Congratulations to all the Nominees & Winners!

Thank You, again... to everyone who voted - hopefully many of you agreed with the ultimate Winners!

Also... Thank You to the Networks who air these great Family Movies on TV... Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, GMC, Lifetime, ABC Family, Hallmark Hall of Fame Movies on ABC, Family Movie Night Films on NBC, FOX, and more!

I hope you enjoy your next Family Movie Night ~
so you can say...
"It's a Wonderful Movie!"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Two TV Series Coming to the Hallmark Channel, Christmas Movie News, & Much More!

Hallmark Channel News....

There is a lot of interesting News coming out lately regarding the Hallmark Channel.... so I had to create a post and share all the latest! 


CHRISTMAS MOVIES:

Let's start with my favorite.... Christmas Movies!

It may now be - just the first day of Spring... however, there are already many Christmas Movie Projects in the works at the Hallmark Channel.

And, we have some of the Movie Titles & Plot details to share!!! Click on titles for more information.


Plus, also coming... is a sequel to "Jingle All the Way", the Christmas Cartoon starring Jingle the Husky Pup, titled:




SITCOM NEWS:

The Hallmark Channel has purchased the syndication rights to the ABC Sitcom Family Comedy, "The Middle", starring Patricia Heaton.

The Middle follows the life of the Heck family, who live in Middle America - Indiana. They are not your average family - yet, they are always there for each other.

The Sitcom will begin airing on the Network in March of 2014.



DAYTIME:

The daytime line-up is also getting a new look. The Martha Stewart, as we reported, is leaving in September and in it's place - will be a new talk show titled, "Marie", hosted by singer and actress, Marie Osmond. Also, there will another day-time show titled "Home and Family", that will have two hosts (unknown at this time), and will cover subjects, such as: "decorating, DIY projects, balancing a budget, raising a family," etc... Both shows are to premiere later this year (2012).




NEW PRIMETIME DRAMA SERIES:

And now, the Most Exciting News....

The Hallmark Channel will be creating TWO new drama series - that will be based off of books by two well-known writers - Janette Oke and Debbie Macomber.

The Novels-

Janette Oke's "When Calls the Heart",

and

Debbie Macomber's "Cedar Cove"

...will be created into Pilot Movies to launch forward these two new scripted series. They will air within the 2012-2013 season.

When Calls the Heart ...



Wynn Delaney (Stephen Amell) and Elizabeth Thatcher (Maggie Grace)
in When Calls the Heart
(Images above from:  aBridge International)


When Calls the Heart
Book by
Janette Oke


According to the Hallmark Channel, Period drama, "When Calls the Heart" is "a romantic adventure which tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a beautiful, wealthy young woman from the East Coast, who has a passion for teaching, but a fear of leaving the safety of her comfortable world. Inspired by her adventurous aunt, Elizabeth gains the strength to accept a teaching position in a new, frontier town. Despite the hardships, she begins to build a new life, but will Elizabeth allow a handsome lawman into her heart and life, changing her world forever?" The executive producers are Brad Krevoy and Michael Landon, Jr.


Cedar Cove...



The main theme about Cedar Cove, according to the Hallmark Channel, is "community and connection. The small town of Cedar Cove presents fertile ground for relatable stories, big and small."


Cedar Cove
by
Debbie
Macomber

The Hallmark Channel has already adapted both of these writers works into original movies, based on their books. Janette Oke's books were originally made into the Love Comes Softly Movie Series, by Michael Landon, Jr - following the characters - Clark and Marty Davis. There have been 11 Movies in the series - Love Comes Softly, Love's Enduring Promise, Love's Long Journey, Love's Abiding Joy,  Love's Unending Legacy, Love's Unfolding Dream, Love Takes Wing, Love Finds a Home, Love Begins, Love's Everlasting Courage, and Love's Christmas Journey.

Debbie Macomber's books have inspired three Hallmark Christmas Movies - Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle, and Trading Christmas.


My thoughts...

I personally think the two "new primetime shows" are the most exciting news of all - next to all the new Christmas Movies Coming - which we always love, but have come to expect from the Hallmark Channel, our dependable family movie network. I've been asking and wondering for years, as I enjoy re-runs of beloved old family series, such as: The Waltons, Little House, Wind at my Back, etc... why no one has created a new family drama. Hopefully, the answer has finally come!

What do you all think?
Have a Wonderful Day, Everyone!


Hitched for the Holidays - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie


MOVIE REVIEW


Hitched for the Holidays

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 25, 2012


*Hitched for the Holidays is available on DVD!










CAST:

Joseph Lawrence ... Rob
Marilu Henner ... Maxine
Emily Hampshire ... Julie
Chris Gauthier ... Stevie
Serge Houde ... Butch
Rob LaBelle ... Sam
Michael Kopsa ... Bradshaw
Colin Lawrence ... Patrick
Linda Darlow ... Evie
Paula Shaw ... Theresa
David Milchard ... Pete
Kevin O'Grady ... Huck
Lisa Durupt ... Molly
Tobias Slezak ... Horse Cop #1
Richard Keats ... Nolan Bradshaw


PLOT:


Both Rob Marino and Julie Green are feeling pressure to be in a relationship this holiday season and, after finding each other through a dating website, agree to pose as each other's special someone. Things get complicated when Rob's Catholic family and Julie's Jewish family get involved to help these two make it to the altar. As they double their efforts to keep the charade going through New Year's Eve, Rob and Julie are more than a little surprised when they discover they're actually falling in love.






Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...


*Hitched for the Holidays is available on DVD!
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Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star - Hallmark Channel Christmas Cartoon

MOVIE REVIEW


Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 23, 2012

*This follows the original Jingle the Husky Pup Christmas Cartoon - Jingle all the Way. Click here for details.









PLOT:

“Jingle & Bell” is the second story and animated special to star one of Hallmark’s most lovable characters, Jingle the Husky Pup™.

In “Jingle & Bell,” Jingle the Husky Pup and his buddy Andrew meet some new friends. A girl Andrew’s age, Sofia, and her Husky pup, Bell, have moved from sunny Palm City to Pineville weeks before Christmas. With no friends yet and not knowing what to expect, Sofia and Bell’s world is upside down and it looks like it might be the worst Christmas ever. But with a little help from Jingle and Andrew, Sofia and Bell will soon discover that Christmas joy isn’t about where you are -- it’s about who you are with!






Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...




*"Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star" is a Bent Image Lab Production.

*Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc.


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Matchmaker Santa - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie

MOVIE REVIEW

Matchmaker Santa

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 17, 2012

*See My Movie Review of Matchmaker Santa below!









CAST:

Lacey Chabert ... Melanie Hogan
Adam Mayfield ... Dean Ford
Donovan Scott ... Chris (Santa)
John Ratzenberger ... George Graves
Florence Henderson ... Peggy Montgomery / Pegasus
Lin Shaye ... Debbie
Thad Luckinbill ... Justin Green / Greene
Elizabeth Ann Bennett ... Blaire Tisdale
Nikki Hahn ... Young Melanie - Lead
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Katherine Greene
Nick Kiriazis ... Bill Hogan
Robert Pine ... Jack Tisdale
Victoria Gabrielle Platt ... Donna
Carter Sand ... Nicky









PLOT:


from Hallmark:

Excited about meeting her upscale and slightly intimidating future mother-in-law, fresh faced Melanie makes the trek to her fiancé's home for Christmas. Despite the fact that Justin is a workaholic, Melanie is head over heels for him and sees a bright future for them. Melanie's best friend, thinks she's is better suited for Dean, Justin's longtime and dependable assistant. Because Justin is known to choose work over Melanie, Dean often times stands in to accompany Melanie on her "dates." With a little help from a man named Chris, Melanie and Dean end up stranded in a sleepy, little romantic town called Coventry Falls. Here, it is all about Christmas. Will Chris' magic be the key to Melanie and Dean's holiday happiness?


More details from Hallmark...

As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Chabert) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays together at his beautiful lake house upstate - and meet his mother. Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin's best friend and loyal assistant, Dean (Mayfield), who just might be harboring a secret crush on her. Justin secretly plans to throw a corporate Christmas party at the lake house to impress the team, using Melanie to make him look good. He flies up early to set up and relies on trusty Dean to pick Melanie up from the airport. Soon the magic of a man named Chris (Scott) - a happy guy with a resemblance to Santa determined to fulfill Melanie's childhood Christmas wish - puts the duo under his holiday spell. Melanie and Dean find themselves stranded in beautiful Buford Falls for Christmas with Chris - and without Justin, who has begun to occupy his time at the lake house with an old flame. John Ratzenberger plays George, a mechanic in town, and Florence Henderson is Peggy, the innkeeper who does her best to get Melanie and Dean together.






Movie Review:

My take...

When Santa magically traps business assistant, Dean Ford and baker, Melodie Hogan together in a small town...

It’s more than a Delicious Treat!

“Matchmaker Santa is the Perfect Recipe for a Christmas Romance!”

From the start, this is such a sweet movie. A young Melodie is taken by the love her parents have for another – and writes a letter to Santa asking him to one day bring her a Prince Charming, like her Daddy.

Now Melodie is all grown up, and in a relationship with Justin, who is more committed to his work, then her. However, love is blind and Melodie is hoping that a special trip to meet Justin’s Mother is a sign that he is ready to purpose marriage.

Everything changes when Melodie meets Chris (Santa Claus!) who just happens to sit next to Melodie on her flight. Chris will be staying in a nearby town, Buford Falls, to play Santa there during the Christmas Season. And, unbeknownst to Melodie and Dean (Justin’s assistant), Santa will work his magic to be sure these two are stuck together in Buford Falls, too... where the delightful people in the town, (played by great well known actor and actresses: John Ratzenberger (Cheers, The Woodcarver, What If) , Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch, Ladies of the House, The Christmas Bunny), and Lin Shaye (Farewell Mr. Kringle) seem to be working a little magic, with Santa, too!

Please Note: Santa can be a little creatively naughty in his attempts to keep Melodie and Dean together. Everything he does is relatively harmless; however, he did deserve, at times, some coal in his stocking! In the end, you’ll be delighted to know... everyone is happy, and it is all works out for good!

One of the best scenes is when Melodie and Dean cut out Christmas Cookies together! As I said before....

“Matchmaker Santa is the Perfect Recipe for a Christmas Romance!”



See or Skip:

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