Here is a list of programming options to expect on TV this coming week:
The fourth season of Vikings will premiere on the History Channel on November 30 at 9 PM.
Also on November 30, Incorporated is the new Syfy series that will debut at 10 PM. Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, Ben Larson (Sean Teale from Reign) is a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he’ll soon learn that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences. The cast includes Allison Miller (Terra Nova and Kings), David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis), Dennis Haysbert (24), Damon Harriman (Justified) and Julia Ormond (Witches of East End).
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is the sequel to the Dolly Parton inspired film Coat of Many Colors, debuting on NBC at 9 PM on November 30. An unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. The cast reprising their roles include Alyvia Alyn Lind as Dolly, Ricky Schroder as her father Robert, Jennifer Nettles as her mother Avie and Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens (Dolly’s grandfather).
On December 3, the new Hallmark Channel movie A Dream of Christmas will debut at 8 PM. Penny (Nikki DeLoach from Awkward), an ambitious but discontented young married woman, gets more than she bargained for when she is granted a wish to be single again. She awakens one morning to discover she has everything she thinks she wanted: Her dream home, a great car, and a dream job where she’s the boss. But the tradeoff is not all wine and roses. Her husband Stuart (Andrew Walker from When Calls the Heart) is gone — their marriage doesn’t exist because in this world they never even met. Penny eventually adjusts to life in this new ‘wish world’. In spite of her professional successes and romantic advances from a handsome, bachelor client of hers (Christopher Russell), Penny soon discovers the most important thing is missing in her life — her husband Stuart. She resolves to find and meet Stuart — for a second time — and get to know him all over again in the hope they’ll fall in love and rekindle the romance that was lacking in the real world.
Also on December 3, the new ION holiday movie A Firehouse Christmas will debut a 9 PM. With Christmas approaching, life appears to be good for Tom (Marcus Rosner from When Calls the Heart), an ex-Olympic hockey star, and his girlfriend, Jenny (Anna Hutchison from Spartacus: War of the Damned), a firefighter — at least until Mary, a former Olympic figure skater, Tom’s soon-to-be ex-wife and the author of a book of tips on relationships, is convinced that appearing to be still happy with Tom will help sell her book. Tom’s strong desire to spend the holidays with his and Mary’s daughter provides a test of true love and, ultimately, reveals who the true heroes are.
On December 4, season 3 of The Royals gets underway on E! at 10 PM.
Also on December 4, Looks Like Christmas is the new Hallmark Channel holiday movie to debut at 8 PM. Carol is an over-involved mother, but nothing compares to the holiday season when she goes over-the-top spearheading her kid’s school’s Christmas Spectacular each year, earning her the nickname Christmas Carol. All that changes the day Terry moves to town with his teenage daughter. Also single, he is very fond of the holiday himself, having volunteered to mount the Christmas play each year at his daughter’s former school. Carol tries to politely tell the single dad his help won’t be needed but he has no intention of stepping aside. The film stars Anne Heche and Dylan Neal.
A Cinderella Christmas is the latest holiday movie to debut on ION on December 4 at 9 PM. At a holiday masquerade ball, fledgling event planner Angie Wells (Emma Rigby from Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) and wealthy playboy Nicholas Karmichael (Peter Porte from Baby Daddy), who needs to marry to retain his inheritance, meet and fall for each other anonymously. While Nicholas tries to locate the girl of his dreams, Angie must choose between pursuing her lifelong dream of running a business or following her heart.
On December 4, the new UP Channel holiday-themed movie Girlfriends of Christmas Past will debut at 7 PM. When three strong-willed women join forces to seek the ultimate revenge on their cheating ex at his upcoming holiday retreat, love struck event planner Livvy (Tammin Sursok from Pretty Little Liars) meets Carter (Brent Bailey from Emma Approved), the property manager organizing it all, leaving Livvy to question if she can leave off their revenge scheme long enough to finally forgive her ex and let a real holiday romance blossom. The cast includes Lindsey McKeon (Supernatural and One Tree Hill), John Brotherton (Fuller House) and Meagan Holder (Pitch).
Also on December 4, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Hearts of Christmas will debut at 9 PM. When Alice, a beloved neonatal intensive care unit supervisor, is forced to take early retirement, her young colleague Jenny decides to turn the upcoming staff Christmas party into a surprise celebration for her. The plan is complicated by Matt, the hospital’s new CFO, who’s been tasked to cut costs. Initially at loggerheads, Jenny and Matt get to know and understand each other —a sweet Christmas gift neither saw coming. The film stars Emillie Ullerup (Sanctuary and Chesapeake Shores), Kristoffer Polaha (Life Unexpected and The Dater’s Handbook), Crystal Lowe (Signed Sealed Delivered franchise) and Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue).
Mark your calendars!