Posts Tagged Wally Lamb’s Wishin’ and Hopin’
An En Vogue Christmas
Saturday, November 22 at 8pm ET/PT
Description: Over the years, the funky divas of En Vogue have gone their separate ways, until they are asked to perform a benefit concert to save the club that made them stars. They put aside their hesitations to reunite for the special night, but first must overcome their challenging history with their former manager Marty (David Alan Grier) the man responsible for breaking them up. In the spirit of the holidays, the ladies find forgiveness and come together for an epic En Vogue Christmas concert to keep the club from closing its doors forever. Stars Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Rhona Bennett as themselves and features some of En Vogue’s biggest hits and two new original songs. Genelle Williams also stars.
Seasons of Love
Sunday, November 23 at 9pm ET/PT
Description: Kyla (LeToya Luckett) and Amir’s (Cleo Anthony) new romance is thrown for a loop when Amir’s father (Richard Portnow) suddenly passes away and Kyla’s ex Miles (Rob Riley) comes back into the picture. The two struggle to determine what truly matters to. Starring and executive-produced by Taraji P. Henson and also starring Gladys Knight and Cliff “Method Man” Smith.
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever
Saturday, November 29 at 9pm ET/PT
Description: Grumpy Cat (voiced by Aubrey Plaza) is a lonely cat living in a mall pet store. She never gets chosen by customers and has a dour outlook. One day during the holidays 12-year-old Chrystal enters the pet store and falls in love with her after realizing she is the only person who can hear this unique cat talk. As the two develop a close friendship during the holiday rush, Grumpy reluctantly thwarts the kidnapping of an exotic dog she dislikes, and on Christmas Eve rescues Chrystal after the mall closes.
Wally Lamb’s Wishin’ and Hopin’
Saturday, December 6 at 8pm ET/PT
Description: Based on the New York Times best-selling Christmas novel by Wally Lamb, Wishin’ and Hopin’ is the story of 10-year-old Felix Funicello (Wyatt Ralff), who is doing his best to navigate fifth grade at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School during the 1960s. His father (Danny Nucci, The Fosters) runs the local diner, and their family’s claim to fame is their cousin, Annette Funicello (Krysta Rodriguez, Smash), the famous teen star and Mouseketeer. With the Christmas pageant on the horizon, the holiday season gets exciting with the sudden arrivals of a substitute teacher (Molly Ringwald) and a feisty Russian student. Also stars Meat Loaf, Annabella Sciorra (CSI), Cheri Oteri, Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Men) and Camila Banus (Days of Our Lives).
The Santa Con
Saturday, December 13 at 8pm ET/PT
Description: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco (Barry Watson, Hart of Dixie) is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy (Tucker Meeks) that Santa will bring his estranged parents back together by Christmas. When his sister Rosemary (Melissa Joan Hart) hears this, she is livid and can’t believe he would break a little boy’s heart with an empty promise. After a long night of soul searching – and with the help of an insightful female pastor (Wendy Williams) – Nick decides to make good on his promise to the child, somehow. But after meeting the boy’s mother Carol (Melissa Sagemiller, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), will Nick ultimately choose to put the happiness of others ahead of his own? Jaleel White, Scott Grimes (Party of Five) and John Ratzenberger (Cheers) also star. Hart also directs this film.