Lifetime Original Movie Premieres Tomorrow

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Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow” will premiere on Lifetime tomorrow, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. CT, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Mary Steenburgen stars in the live-action family film based on Jim Henson’s original characters and story, written in 1968. The movie follows a family as they head to the eccentric town of Turkey Hollow to track an elusive monster. Jay Harrington also stars, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges narrates.

Lifetime is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Cable Nets Receive Top Emmy Nominations

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Cable networks are once again set to dominate the Primetime Emmy Awards. For the second year in a row, “Game of Thrones” leads the race with 24 nods, helping make HBO the most-nominated network, with a total of 126. FX received 45 nods, including 20 for “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

Among other cable networks receiving multiple nominations were AMC (24), History Channel (11), Lifetime (10), Discovery Channel (7) and Disney Channel (4). These networks are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.

Lifetime to Air Marilyn Monroe Miniseries

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The two-night miniseries “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” will premiere on Lifetime Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. CT.

Kelli Garner stars in the new miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets that Marilyn Monroe kept from the public. Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon also stars as the blonde bombshell’s troubled mother.

Lifetime is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Tomorrow: ‘The Gabby Douglas Story’ Premiere

Lifetime’s inspirational biopic “The Gabby Douglas Story” debuts Saturday, Feb.1, 7 p.m. CT.

Beginning at age eight, gymnast Gabby was winning multiple state championship titles in her age group. Although her family faced economic challenges, they allowed a 14-year old Gabby to move from Virginia Beach to Des Moines, Iowa, to train with renowned coach Liang Chow.

Gabby went on to compete as a women’s artistic gymnast at the 2012 Summer Olympics and became the first U.S. gymnast to take home team and individual gold medals in the same Olympics. She is also the first woman of color of any nationality and the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion.

Gabby stars as herself, from age 17. Two young actors, Imani Hakim and Sydney Mikayla, share the role of a younger Gabby. Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson and Brian Tee co-star.

Lifetime is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Three Nets to Simulcast ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

The two-night miniseries “Bonnie & Clyde” will bow simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E and History, Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. CT.

The new onscreen incarnation of the real-life Bonnie Parker-Clyde Barrow romantic crime spree legend stars Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch.

While the pair has not yet achieved household name status, TV and film buffs may recognize them from their extensive filmographies, which include Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia on Showtime’s “The Borgias,” and Hirsch in a multi-award winning performance as Christopher “Alexander Super-Tramp” McCandless in 2007’s “Into the Wild.”

Better known cast members include Holly Hunter and William Hurt, who play Bonnie’s mother and retired Texas Ranger Frank Hamer.

Read a review of “Bonnie & Clyde” from Variety’s Brian Lowry.

‘A Country Christmas Story’ Premieres Saturday

Lifetime will debut the new holiday special “A Country Christmas Story” Saturday at 7 p.m. CT.

Multiple Grammy Award winner Dolly Parton and Grammy Award nominated Brian McKnight star in the story of a young Appalachian mountain girl who dreams of becoming a country star. When she enters a singing competition at Dollywood, she reunites with her musician father and uncovers the legacy of African-Americans in the world of country music.

Lifetime is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Lifetime Hosts Breast Cancer Initiatives

Lifetime is gearing up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the network’s campaign officially begins in October, many resources, including Tools for Men to Support a Woman’s Cancer Diagnosis, can already be found on Lifetime’s Stop Breast Cancer for Life website.

Lifetime Taps Book, Writer for Projects

 

Lifetime, perhaps inspired by the success of its “Steel Magnolias” remake, plans to create its own film adaption of the 1979 blockbuster novel “Flowers in the Attic.” The original film version, released in 1987, enjoyed moderate box office success despite poor reviews.  The Lifetime version will star Heather Graham as Corinne, a mother who leaves her children to live with a cruel grandmother, played by Ellen Burstyn.

The network has also signed novelist Nicholas Sparks’ production company to create a two-hour pilot, “Deliverance Creek,” a post-Civil War drama whose main character, Belle Barlowe, is forced to break the law in order to defend her family’s land.

Airtimes have not been announced for either project.

Lifetime is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Tonight: Cooks Compete for Grocery Shelf Space

Lifetime wants to find out if you have what it takes to be the next Mrs. Fields, Orville Redenbacher or Chef Boyardee.  “Supermarket Superstars,” a food competition series with a new twist, sets out to give undiscovered entrepreneurs a crack at the highly competitive food industry.

Actress and fitness editor Stacy Keibler will host. Mentors include award-winning chef and Emmy®-winning television host Michael Chiarello; cookie magnate Debbi Fields; food advertising guru Chris Cornyn; and research and development chef and former vice president of culinary development  for Wolfgang Puck, Andrew Hunter.

The first episode premieres tonight at 7 p.m. CT.

Lifetime is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Cable Offers Fresh Summer Fare

Are you already tired of summer reruns?  Cable offers plenty of new programming tonight.  Here’s a sampling:

New seasons of “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Exes” and “The Soul Man” begin on TV Land.  On TNT, season three of “Franklin & Bash” premieres. A fresh season of “Futurama” starts on Comedy Central.

You can catch new episodes of “Melissa & Joey” on ABC Family, and both “Royal Pains” and “Necessary Roughness” on USALifetime will air its newest special, “John Walsh Investigates: Abduction in the Heartland.”

To see a complete list of TV programming available in your area tonight, visit My Suddenlink and enter your zip code.