or


[07/26/10 - 11:53 AM]
November Christmas, a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation, Has Started Production in Halifax, Canada for Broadcast Sunday, NoV. 28 on the CBS Television Network
Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Karen Allen, Sarah Paulson and Emily Alyn Lind all co-star in the project.

[via press release from CBS]

"NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS," A NEW "HALLMARK HALL OF FAME" PRESENTATION STARRING SAM ELLIOTT, JOHN CORBETT, KAREN ALLEN, SARAH PAULSON AND EMILY ALYN LIND, HAS STARTED PRODUCTION IN HALIFAX, CANADA FOR BROADCAST SUNDAY, NOV. 28 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS, a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation starring Emmy Award nominee Sam Elliott ("Buffalo Girls"), Emmy award and Golden Globe award nominee John Corbett ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Sex and the City"), Karen Allen ("Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "Raiders of the Lost Ark"), Golden Globe award nominee Sarah Paulson ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Deadwood") and Emily Alyn Lind ("The Secret Life of Bees," "All My Children") has started production in Halifax, Canada for broadcast Sunday, Nov. 28 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

In this drama, set in a small Rhode Island community, neighbors band together to create magical Halloween and Christmas moments - several weeks early - for a young girl named Vanessa, who is facing a serious illness.

Told entirely in flashback from the perspective of a vibrant Vanessa, at age 23, the drama begins in the summer of 1995 when the 8-year-old Vanessa (Emily Alyn Lind) has just returned from several weeks of tests and treatments at a Providence hospital. Though deeply concerned about Vanessa's serious prognosis, her father, Tom (John Corbett), is committed not only to her full recovery but also to keeping things as happy and normal as possible for her and his 4-year-old son, Gordon, and his wife, Beth (Sarah Paulson).

As newcomers to town, Tom and Beth choose to keep Vanessa's illness to themselves. As a result, Tom is initially perceived as an oddball by his farmer neighbor, Jess (Sam Elliott), after Tom shows up at Jess's vegetable stand hoping to purchase pumpkins and tag a Christmas tree. Jess cannot imagine why Tom would be crestfallen to learn that it's too soon for either activity. However, after subsequent interactions with Tom and the visibly weak Vanessa, Jess figures out what Tom is trying to do. Jess and his loving wife, Claire (Karen Allen), suffered their own loss years ago, so he is particularly empathetic... and motivated to help bring cheerful holiday moments to Vanessa as soon as possible.

Jess's mission to obtain pumpkins drives him to mend a broken relationship with his former best friend, Ted, whose nephew grows pumpkins south of New England. Soon Vanessa, Gordon and Tom are excitedly selecting from an array of pumpkins at Jess's stand, after which Vanessa's family enjoys a festive Halloween party - in August - thanks to more thoughtful contributions from Jess and the normally gruff Ted.

In subsequent weeks Vanessa must spend an extended period of time in Providence undergoing further treatments. When she's allowed to return home in November, Vanessa worries that she's scheduled to be back in the hospital in late December and will miss being home at Christmas. As Vanessa and her family drive home from the hospital, little does she -- or her parents -- know that Jess, Claire, Ted and other neighbors will welcome her home with a November Christmas she'll always remember.

Back in the present day at movie's end, we see how people's lives were impacted by the summer of 1995 � and how the "November Christmas" has never been forgotten by these two families and their friends.

NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS is a Hallmark Hall of Fame production. Brent Shields ("The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler") is the executive producer; Robert Harmon (The Jesse Stone movies) is the director. P'nenah Goldstein ("Loving Leah") wrote the script based on the short story of the same name by Greg Coppa.

RATING: To Be Announced





  [july 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER, THE (CBS)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· LOVING LEAH (CBS)
· NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS (CBS)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)





[07/22/14 - 01:49 PM]
Hide the Donuts! FXX Is Bringing Homer Simpson's Dome to Comic-Con
Starting in August, FXX will become the cable network home for all seasons of "The Simpsons," excluding seasons airing in their first run on FOX.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
HGTV Still Tops on Sundays - "Flipping the Block" One of HGTV's "Best Series Premieres Ever"
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Velocity's Hit Car Restoration Series "FantomWorks" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 27 at 9 and 10 PM ET/PT
Dan Short and his team kick-off Velocity's week-long summer programming event "Dream Car Week" with all-new back-to-back episodes from season two.

[07/22/14 - 12:10 PM]
Virtual Reality Meets Middle Earth - And The Muppets (!) at Warner Bros.' Star-Packed Booth for Comic-Con 2014
Plus: from Thursday through Sunday, a cavalcade of talent will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth.

[07/22/14 - 12:04 PM]
Spike TV's "Comic-Con All Access" to Be Programmed and Controlled by Fans Via Social Media
Additionally, Spike will celebrate the industries "Game Changer of the Year," as voted by the fans.

[07/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:20 AM]
TNT Wins Fourth Week in a Row, with "Major Crimes," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Last Ship" Leading the Pack
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:16 AM]
Hilarious Roastmaster Jeff Ross Mentors Comics to Roast Famed Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Thursday, July 24
The result is a no-holds barred, hilarious night of comedy at the Avalon Ballroom in Hollywood, where the comics roast not only Gottfried, but also each other.

[07/22/14 - 11:13 AM]
Premiere of New American Heroes Channel Series "Gunslingers" Breaks Network Record for P2+ and HH Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 11:12 AM]
HBO Confirms Sept. 20 Debut for "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z"
Featuring the superstars in their first collaborative tour - and their first HBO concert event - the special will tape September 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris.

[07/22/14 - 10:32 AM]
PBS Arts Fall Festival 2014 Kicks Off September 26
Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become a Friday night fall tradition, reaching more than 33 million viewers since its conception in 2011.

[07/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of "Call the Midwife" to U.S.
Look for a special holiday episode on Sunday, December 28 followed by season four on Sunday, March 29.

[07/22/14 - 10:30 AM]
PBS Announces New Series: "The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman"
The show will premiere in 2015 as part of the PBS "Think Wednesday" lineup of science and nature programming.

[07/22/14 - 10:29 AM]
New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs
The two-hour special premiers on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
PBS and "American Experience" Announce "Walt Disney" to Premiere Fall 2015
The film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked with him.