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The Hallmark Channel original “Summer Nights” movie Sun, Sand and Romance will debut on August 26 at 9 PM.

Kate Mitchell is a driven publishing executive visiting a summer resort with her boyfriend Eric. There she runs into Shep, an old high school friend and fellow camp counselor, who is now the Activities Director.

Shep tries to convince her to take advantage of all the resort has to offer. She reluctantly caves when Eric is pulled away on business. As carefree Shep helps Kate rediscover her fun side; Kate helps Shep to stop hiding from life and realize his own potential.

The film stars Tricia Helfer, Paul Campbell (both from Battlestar Galactica) and Scott Elrod (from Men in Trees).

Here is a trailer for Sun, Sand & Romance.

It was a pretty quiet night of programming last night on the major networks, unless you like repeats and reality that is. There was only one summer drama airing a new episode.

Here is how that lone drama fared in the overall ratings last night:

10 PM Show:
Midnight, Texas (NBC) [NEW] – 2.8 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6 PM:
She’s All That movie on Freeform
Hotel Transylvania (animated) movie on FXX

6:30 PM:
XXX movie on Syfy
Now You See Me movie on TNT

7 PM:
Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

8 PM:
The Fosters on Freeform (NEW)
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
The Flash on The CW (Reair)
Game of Thrones on HBO2 (Reair)
A Knight’s Tale movie on BBC America

9 PM:
Bull on CBS (Reair)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW (Reair)
Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

9:01 PM:
The Bold Type on Freeform (NEW)

9:40 PM:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie on HBO2

10 PM:
Shooter on USA Network (NEW)
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (Reair)
Outlander on Encore (Reair)

10:02 PM:
The Fosters on Freeform (Encore)

Enjoy!

Another Outlander Video

Starz isn’t letting up on their advertising for the much-anticipated third season of Outlander, which will air its season premiere on Sunday (it’s new night!) September 10 at 8 PM.

Here is another new video, giving us glimpses into the upcoming third season:

Enjoy!

Here is the short list of programming options to expect on TV this coming week:

On August 26, the Hallmark Channel movie Sun, Sand and Romance, the final movie in the network’s Summer Nights programming, will debut at 9 PM, starring Battlestar Galactica alums Tricia Helfer and Paul Campbell as well as Scott Elrod.

The season finale of Game of Thrones will air on HBO on August 27 at 9 PM and that same night Power will air its season finale on Starz at 9 PM.

Lastly, also on August 27, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Garage Sale Mystery: A Case of Murder will debut at 9 PM, starring Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange and Steve Bacic.

Mark your calendars!

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5 PM:
X-Men: Days of Future Past movie on FX

6 PM:
Dirty Dancing (original) movie on Freeform

6:05 PM:
Florence Foster Jenkins movie on EPIX

6:30 PM:
Hellboy movie on Syfy

7 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Reair)
Underground on WGN America (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network

8 PM:
Supergirl on The CW (Reair)
Watchmen movie on HBO
Taken movie on Lifetime

8:30 PM:
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief movie on TNT

8:31 PM:
Game of Thrones on HBO2 (Reair)

9 PM:
Hooten & the Lady on The CW (Reair)
Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
XXX movie on Syfy

10 PM:
Midnight, Texas on NBC (NEW)
Outlander on Encore (Reair)

10:10 PM:
Good Will Hunting movie on HBO2

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actress Lorraine Toussaint (Rosewood) has landed a series regular role in the third season of Into the Badlands. She will play Cressida, a self-styled Prophetess and mentor to Pilgrim. She is his spiritual guide, political counsel and chief military strategist. (Deadline)

Actress Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) will star opposite actor Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) and actress Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon a Time) in the upcoming Lifetime psychological thriller You that is based on the book by Caroline Kepnes. It is a 21st century love story about an obsessive, yet brilliant twentysomething (Badgley) who uses the hyper-connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams (Lail) fall in love with him. Mitchell will play Peach Salinger, the controlling queen bee of Beck’s (Lail) inner circle of privileged friends. She has her sights set on Joe (Badgley) in a way that feels oddly adversarial with Beck. (Deadline)

Veteran actress Barbara Hershey will have a recurring role in the 11th season of The X-Files, playing Erika Price, a powerful figure who represents a mysterious organization. Also, Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) will reprise their roles as Agents Miller and Einstein in the series as well. (Deadline and TV Line)

Actor Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) has joined the cast of Hulu’s new original series Marvel’s Runaways that tells the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand one another but who must unite against a common foe: their parents. McMahon will play Jonah, a pivotal player in the Runaways’ rebellion against their parents. (Deadline)

Actor Russell Tovey will return as series regular on the third season of Quantico. (Deadline)

Actor Kirk Acevedo (Fringe and 12 Monkeys) will have a season-long recurring role on Arrow, playing Ricardo Diaz, based on the Richard Dragon character. In the comics, Ricardo is one of the identities Richard Dragon takes on. A hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Ricardo Diaz is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld. A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can’t take down. (Deadline)

Actress Moon Bloodgood (Falling Skies) has been promoted to series regular on Code Black where she plays tough-as-nails L.A. paramedic Rox Valenzuela. (TV Line)

British actress Frances O’Connor has landed the lead role in Hulu’s adaptation of Locke and Key based on the beloved comic series, which is a horror/fantasy series revolving around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, moves to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers. O’Connor will play Nina Locke, the mother to the three siblings. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actor Bruce McGill (Rizzoli & Isles) will have a pivotal recurring role in season three of Shades of Blue, playing Jordan Ramsey, a ruthless and resourceful man who runs a unit out of the Intelligence Division. (Deadline)

Young actress Lola Flanery (the young version of the Seelie Queen on Shadowhunters) will take over the recurring role of Madi [originally played by Imogen Tear]. Madi has been Clarke’s ward for five years and for all intents and purposes they have bonded the way a mother and daughter would. (TV Line)

Actress Susie Abromeit (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) will guest star as Ray Palmer’s mother on the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer in the series, will also play Ray’s bother Sydney. (TV Line)

Actor Torrance Coombs (Reign and Still Star-Crossed) will appear in the 5th and final season of The Originals, playing Declan, the flirty Irish chef with whom Hayley (series regular Phoebe Tonkin) will be involved. Also, actor Jedidiah Goodacre (the Descendants made-for-TV movies) will play Roman, the charming vampire who meets grown-up Hope (now played by Danielle Rose Russell) at school and takes an interest in her family. (TV Line and Entertainment Weekly)

Actress Marina Benedict (the Prison Break revival) and actor Benjamin Stockham (About a Boy) will both appear in season 4 of Gotham. Benedict will recur as Cherry, the owner of a fight club in The Narrows aka Gotham’s most dangerous neighborhood. Stockham will guest star as Alex Winthrop, the bookish grandson of a museum curator whom Bruce Wayne comes in contact with when tracking a mysterious artifact. (TV Line)

RENEWALS/PICK-UPS

Netflix has renewed Ozark for a second season. (Variety)

EPIX has given a 10-episode limited series order to a murder thriller based on the 2012 novel The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair that will star Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl) and Virginia Madsen (Designed Survivor). Dempsey will star as the title character, a literary icon who is indicted for murder after a teenage girl’s body is found buried on his property in Maine. Wayans will play the detective investigating the case while Madsen will play the owner of a local diner who discovers a secret about Quebert. (Variety)

USA Network is moving ahead with the potential Suits spin-off that will star Gina Torres. The backdoor pilot will air as the season seven finale of Suits that will reunite Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) with their old friend Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to her new life in the Windy City. When she is forced to enter the dirty world of Chicago politics, Pearson must rely on her legal wits and valiant relationships from Pearson Specter Litt to navigate this unknown territory. (The Hollywood Reporter)

That’s it. Enjoy!