Happy Holidays! I hope you’re all prepared for a good old fashioned quarantined Christmas, because that’s what’s coming our way. But don’t worry: you’ll always have holiday movies to distract you from the end times. Lots and lots of holiday movies. Every year, both Lifetime and Hallmark pump out holiday originals, and this year, Lifetime is beating Hallmark to the punch with its first-ever LGBTQ holiday movie, called The Christmas Set Up.
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When UnReal premiered on Lifetime in 2015, it felt revolutionary. Here was a pitch-black drama about the lurid behind-the-scenes conflicts of a Bachelor-style reality show, featuring two of the most fascinating and fearsome antiheroines on TV (played with withering contempt by Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer). Immediately, UnReal became a critical darling and a boon to Lifetime’s bid to be taken seriously in the oversaturated prestige TV market.
But then UnReal fell to its own behind-the-scenes conflicts. Co-creator Marti Noxon left series after its Emmy-nominated first season and the series suffered a bad sophomore slump. Attempts to restore the show’s creative potential mostly fell flat in its most recent third season, while ratings dipped even further. Now, the show that was once hailed as the “female Breaking Bad” will air its fourth and final season on Hulu.
As the UnReal final season makes its way to Hulu, let’s take a look at the show’s messy lows and its magnificent highs. Read More »
Nothing spells love like a Lifetime movie looking to cash in on your upcoming wedding. Harry and Megan: A Royal Romance is the latest Lifetime movie adaptation about love, beauty, and rich royalty.
Don’t scoff, you know you’re going to watch it.
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Move over, The Crown. The red-hot royalty-based drama people really want to watch is the love story of American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the ginger-est of princes. The young couple’s love story has generated so much buzz that there’s already a Harry and Megan TV movie in the works at Lifetime, set to premiere later this year.
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After a nearly year-long delay, Lifetime’s UnREAL is coming back onto our TV screens.
The darkly comic send-up to reality TV was nominated for a few Emmys in its first season and became one of the breakout shows of 2015, but it has been plagued by so many of its own behind-the-scenes conflicts that the drama in front of the cameras seemed demure by comparison. But after a really, really deep sophomore slump, UnREAL is revamping itself for its third season, boasting new showrunner Stacy Rukeyser and its first female “suitor.” Let the games begin.
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Posted on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 by Fred Topel
James Franco was on a Television Critics Association panel for his Hulu series 11.22.63. After the panel he stayed to speak with journalists further. One project that came up was Franco’s remake of the Lifetime original movie Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?. Franco said the opportunity came about because Will Ferrell had done a straight Lifetime movie last year. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
It says something about James Franco‘s career that his current project The Disaster Artist, a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most notoriously terrible films ever made, is one of the more normal things he’s done. But Franco gonna Franco, and so he’s got a more offbeat project lined up for his near future as well.
Franco is teaming with Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television to remake Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?, the memorably titled Tori Spelling TV movie that premiered on NBC in 1996. Franco is not expected to appear onscreen, but Spelling is. More about the Mother May I Sleep With Danger remake after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Tanners rarely faced a problem they couldn’t resolve in 22 minutes, but the first clip from Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Full House Story reveals it wasn’t all smooth sailing behind the scenes. For one thing, it seems John Stamos (played here by Justin Gaston) wasn’t sold on the Olsen twins. And that Bob Saget (Garrett Brawith) was prone to making awkward R-rated jokes around his TV kids.
Meanwhile, the real Full House cast is welcoming some more new faces to Netflix’s Fuller House spinoff. Uncle Jesse’s twin sons Nicky and Alex (Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit) are confirmed to return, while Eva LaRue joins the family in an entirely new role. Watch the first Unauthorized Full House Story clip and get details on the new Fuller House casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig‘s Lifetime movie is really happening, as confirmed earlier this month, and now we have the first promo to prove it. Titled A Deadly Adoption, it looks at some of the horrible things that can go wrong when you decide to let a pregnant lady into your life and your home. Watch the A Deadly Adoption teaser trailer after the jump.
UPDATE: A second, longer trailer for A Deadly Adoption has now been released. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
We never know quite what’s going to happen when Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell team up, but it’s usually safe to assume we’re in for something hilariously bizarre. The pair’s newest collaboration is the Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption.
Based on the cheesy tagline (“The birth of a plan gone wrong”), it sounds like everything you’d expect a Will Ferrell Kristen Wiig Lifetime movie to be. Get all the details, and see the first billboard, after the jump. Read More »