or


[09/23/08 - 02:00 PM]
Two-Time Emmy(R) Award Nominee and 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Chandra Wilson Survives Life on the Mean Streets of Los Angeles Before Finding an 'Accidental Friendship,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering November 15
The original movie, which is based on a true story, also stars Ben Vereen and Kathleen Munroe.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

DOWN, BUT NEVER OUT

TWO-TIME EMMY� AWARD NOMINEE AND 'GREY'S ANATOMY' STAR CHANDRA WILSON SURVIVES LIFE ON THE MEAN STREETS OF LOS ANGELES BEFORE FINDING AN 'ACCIDENTAL FRIENDSHIP,' A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING NOVEMBER 15

Tony Award� Winner Ben Vereen and Kathleen Munroe Co-Star; Based on a True Story

Two-time Emmy� nominee and SAG Award� winner Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy") stars in the true-life story of a pair of unlikely friends in "Accidental Friendship," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, written by Humanitas Award-winning writer Anna Sandor ("My Louisiana Sky"), which premieres exclusively on the network, Saturday, November 15 (9/8 c).

In "Accidental Friendship," Wilson plays lonely, street-wise and homeless Yvonne Caldwell, a woman with good reason to be bitter. Yvonne has lost everything except her two beloved dogs, Bebe and Man-Man. With her one friend, Wes (Tony Award� winner Ben Vereen), Caldwell lives the daily struggle of being homeless in Los Angeles until a chance encounter caused by Yvonne's scruffy pups leads to a friendship with LAPD officer Tami Baumann (Kathleen Munroe, "Beautiful People"), and hope for a better life begins in earnest for Yvonne. Friendship between the two women seemed as improbable as the idea that oak trees come out of acorns. But as friendship did emerge and like that oak tree, the roots of that friendship provided a base of support and respect for Yvonne and Tami for more than five years.

In real life, Yvonne Caldwell met Officer Tami Baumann, an officer at LAPD's 77th Street Division, in 2003. It was Yvonne's three dogs that caught Tami's attention, and the overwhelming care she took of the strays. Tami, who was well-known in the department for her love of animals � and who had been finding homes for strays since she was a child � used this connection to form a bond with Yvonne.

Over time, Yvonne began to open up to Tami, relating her gradual fall into poverty, a tale of struggling with abuse and abandonment which led to a long battle with alcoholism. By mid-2001, her prized SUV was her home and only possession, but that too was taken from her when she couldn't afford the fees to release it from impound after it was stolen. Fortunately, Tami was eventually able to convince Yvonne to enter a rehab program and embark on a program designed to save her life.

"Accidental Friendship" is a Muse Entertainment & Automatic Pictures Production. Rick Rosenberg, Bob Christiansen and Lorraine Toussaint are the executive producers and Steve Solomos and Michael Prupas are the producers. Chandra Wilson is Executive Production Consultant. Don McBrearty directed from a script by Anna Sandor.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 85 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the top 10 ad-supported cable networks in Prime Time and Total Day household ratings and is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel which plays the greatest family movies of all time, Hallmark Movie Channel, and launched Hallmark Movie Channel HD in April, 2008.





  [september 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ACCIDENTAL FRIENDSHIP (HALLMARK)
· BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (ABC FAMILY)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· MY LOUISIANA SKY (SHOWTIME)











[05/21/15 - 03:43 PM]
Updated: ABC's 2014-15 Primetime Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 03:27 PM]
Kickstarter Sensation "Kung Fury" Delivers Bad to the Bone 80's Action, Artistry and Hilarity... and El Rey Is the Only Place on Your TV Badass Enough to Show It
An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the visually spectacular 30-minute action comedy was created by Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg and backed by the Kickstarter community.

[05/21/15 - 02:26 PM]
Update: NBC Wins the 2014-15 Primetime Season in Adults 18-49, Claims Its Second Consecutive September-to-May Crown
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 02:09 PM]
Final: ABC's 2015 May Sweep Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/21/15 - 01:40 PM]
Hulu's "The Hotwives of Las Vegas" Cast Announced
The second season is set to premiere exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus with episodes to stream weekly starting on Tuesday, August 18.

[05/21/15 - 01:01 PM]
Video: Watch Your Pack! MTV's "Teen Wolf" Season Five Trailer Has Arrived!
Look for the special two night premiere on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30.

[05/21/15 - 11:21 AM]
The World Premiere of "Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail" Debuts June 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central
For fans that can't wait for Ross' new material, the special will be available on June 13 on CC: Stand-Up Direct.

[05/21/15 - 11:04 AM]
Special Companion Piece Editions of "Extreme Weight Loss" -- "Love Can't Weight" -- To Premiere June 23 on ABC
David Tutera, Rocco DiSpirito and "Duff" Goldman will guest star as part of the couple's "Wedding Dream Team."

[05/21/15 - 10:58 AM]
The Final Broadcast of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Delivers 13.76 Million Viewers - Its Largest Audience Since 1994
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 10:12 AM]
TLC Signs on for a New Season of "Our Little Family"
The network ordered eight hour-long episodes and a one-hour special with the family answering behind-the-scenes questions, slated to premiere in September 2015.

[05/21/15 - 09:14 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Renew Five Series
The former's "Island Life" and "Island Hunters" and the latter's "Texas Flip and Move," "Garage Gold" and "Building Alaska" are all due back.

[05/21/15 - 09:02 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R)-Winning Film "Born on the Fourth of July" with an Introduction by Academy Award-Nominated Actor Tom Cruise
In commemoration of Memorial Day, the groundbreaking film will air on USA Network, Saturday, May 23 at 7/6c and feature a special, new introduction from lead actor Tom Cruise.

[05/21/15 - 08:57 AM]
"Mysteries of Laura" Captures Its Top Results Since February 25
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Opens Solidly Against CBS' "Survivor" Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:24 AM]
Fan-Driven Programming Marathon & Twitter Party Planned for "Fixer Upper" on Memorial Day Weekend
In addition, fans of the series can live tweet with stars Chip and Joanna Gaines from 7 p. m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT using #FixerUpper.