[02/06/08 - 07:48 AM]
Heather Locklear ('Nora Roberts' Angels Fall') Returns to Lifetime in the New Original Movie 'Flirting with 40' (Working Title)
Locklear's previous effort for the channel, "Nora Roberts' Angels Fall," was the most-watched Lifetime Original Movie of 2007.

[via press release from Lifetime]

Heather Locklear ('Nora Roberts' Angels Fall') Returns to Lifetime in the New Original Movie 'Flirting With 40' (Working Title), the Story of a Divorced Mother Not Ready to Give Up on Life and Love

Movie Based on Jane Porter's Popular Novel and Produced by Sony Pictures Television

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 -- Heather Locklear, who starred in "Nora Roberts' Angels Fall," the most-watched Lifetime Original Movie of 2007 (drawing nearly five million viewers), returns to the network in the new holiday themed Lifetime Original Movie, "Flirting with 40" (wt). In the lighthearted and poignant story, Locklear portrays a divorced mother of two on the brink of her 40th birthday who, while on vacation, enters into an unexpected romance with a much younger man and learns that life can begin at 40. "Flirting with 40" will premiere in December 2008 on Lifetime Television.

In making the announcement, Tanya Lopez, Senior Vice President, Original Movies, Lifetime Networks, said, "We're thrilled to welcome Heather back to Lifetime after the huge success of 'Angels Fall.' It's obvious that our viewers adore her. This movie is an honest look at how sometimes women can become stuck in first gear, yet finding the courage to make a dramatic change in their lives can truly be invigorating, even to the chagrin of friends and family."

Helen Verno, Executive Vice President, Movies and Miniseries, Sony Pictures Television, said, "All of us at Sony are enormously pleased to be continuing our working relationship with Heather who most recently appeared in our series 'Rules of Engagement.' She is perfect for the part, and we are delighted that she shares our enthusiasm for 'Flirting with 40.'"

In "Flirting with 40," Jackie Laurens (Locklear) is divorced with two kids and facing her biggest fear: turning 40. Her best friend Anne convinces her to go to Hawaii for the big 4-0. At the last minute, Anne cancels and Jackie finds herself alone in Hawaii facing a lonely birthday without her friends or kids. But what looks like a disaster suddenly turns around when Jackie meets Kai, her handsome, much younger surfing instructor. Soon, Jackie embarks on a very uncharacteristic, but wildly passionate fling, convinced it will just be a vacation romance. But as it turns into something more, Jackie faces the disapproval of her loved ones. Riddled with guilt, she is forced to figure out if she is willing to risk everything for a chance at newfound happiness.

Best known for creating some of television's most memorable characters, four-time Golden Globe(R)-nominee Heather Locklear has enjoyed a prolific career in both television and film. Locklear's television credits include "Spin City," "Melrose Place," "Dynasty," "T.J. Hooker," the HBO thriller "Double Tap," the NBC telefilm "Shattered Mind," the ABC miniseries "Texas Justice" and "Nora Roberts' Angel's Fall" in 2007 for Lifetime. Recently, she guest-starred on the CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement." In 2005, Locklear starred with Hilary Duff and Chris Noth in "The Perfect Man." She was also featured in MGM's "Uptown Girls" and in Warner Bros.' "Looney Tunes: Back in Action."

Locklear is repped by ICM and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Her attorney is Gerald Edelstein.

"Flirting with 40" is produced by von Zerneck/Sertner Films, Peace Out Productions and Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television. Judith Verno ("Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America," "The Hunt for the BTK Killer," "Into Thin Air"), Frank von Zerneck and Robert M. Sertner (Lifetime's "Racing for Time," "Fatal Desire" and "We Were the Mulvaneys") are the executive producers. Lucy Mukerjee is co-executive producer. The script is written by Julia Dahl ("The West Wing," "Party of Five").

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. With more than 25 programs on the air, SPT boasts a program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off- network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT also owns one-half of cable channel GSN, and is a partner in FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service. Sony Pictures Television oversees all of Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) domestic digital distribution efforts across all platforms, including the internet and mobile. Sony Pictures Television, advertiser sales, is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses, for Sony BMG and for iN DEMAND's high-definition channel Mojo and Tennis Channel, and is part owner of national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

Lifetime is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including myLifetime.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

SOURCE Lifetime
http://www.lifetimetv.com http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com http://www.myLifetime.com

  [february 2008]  


[11/30/15 - 10:05 AM]
E! Announces Season 4 of Hit Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" to Debut in 2016
Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick are ready to tie the knot and are taking E!'s cameras along for the luxurious ride.

[11/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop New York" Season Six Supertrailer
Season six kicks off Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[11/30/15 - 09:04 AM]
CMT to Honor the Cast of "Nashville" with First-Ever "International Impact Award" Live During "2015 CMT Artists of the Year" Special on December 2 at 8PM ET/PT
Cast members Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Audrey Peeples are slated to accept the award on behalf of the entire cast.

[11/30/15 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces Two Super Bowl Specials
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" and "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown" are both on tap for February.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/30/15 - 08:21 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Joins Investigation Discovery as New Host of "Dateline on ID" and Exclusive "Front Page" Specials
"Keith will bring his distinctive newsmagazine flair and reputation as a trusted news source to tell these stories to ID's audience as only he can with his incredibly unique and arresting delivery," said Henry Schleiff.

[11/30/15 - 08:15 AM]
30 for 30 Volume III Continues with "Four Falls of Buffalo" on December 12
The film, directed by Ken Rodgers and produced by NFL Films, looks at the Buffalo Bills of the early '90s that made it to four straight Super Bowls yet never brought home the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.

[11/30/15 - 08:07 AM]
Patriots-Broncos Football Jumps 16% vs. Last Year's Week 12 Cowboys-Giants Matchup
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 29.

[11/30/15 - 07:08 AM]
Bravo Media Poll Reveals That More Than One in Four Divorced People Have Slept with Their Ex After Separation
Said study is timed with the return of "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" this Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/30/15 - 06:30 AM]
CBS Orders More "Supergirl"
The Eye announced today an order for seven more episodes of the series, bringing its season total to 20 episodes.

[11/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins College Football Race with ABC
The network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/29/15 - 09:28 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Saturday Night Live," With Host Tracy Morgan, Equals the Show's Best 18-49 Rating for a Rebroadcast Since May
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, November 28.

[11/29/15 - 09:14 AM]
No. 8 Ohio State at No. 10 Michigan on ABC Is Highest-Rated Game of the Week and Second-Highest of the Season, Both Across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 28.

[11/28/15 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "20/20," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[11/28/15 - 08:46 AM]
"Blindspot" Grows by 63% in 18-49 Rating Going from Live + Same Day to Live + 3 Day Ratings
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.