TV Movie Goodness Programming Alert: A Week of UP TV Originals [VIDEO and PHOTOS]
UP Television has quietly been rolling out brand-new family-friendly original films every month, and all this week, they’re giving you a chance to catch up on a handful of gems at 9/8c each night this week starting tomorrow. Here’s the schedule. Get your DVRs ready!
Monday: Saving Westbrook High
Esai Morales, Eureka‘s Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Loretta Devine star in the story of a man moved to action to save a school with long ties to his family when he uproots his own children so they can go to Westbrook High only to learn after they arrive that the board is shutting it down. Coby Ryan McLaughlin (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and Clare Carey (Chuck) co-star.
Here’s a sneak peek:
Tuesday: Far From Home
We previewed this one back in February here. It’s the story of a young man (Barry Watson) who returns home after the death of his uncle and faces some hard truths about his life choices.
Wednesday: The Town That Came A-Courtin’
In this charming romance, Lauren Holly (Motive) plays a successful author who succumbs to the charms of a quirky small town and its handsome, and available, mayor (Cameron Bancroft). Valerie Harper is among the supporting cast. Here’s a sneak peek:
Thursday: The Perfect Summer
This family drama set in a small surfing town follows a woman (Sydney Penny) who moves with her teenage son (Adam Horner) from Chicago to back home to the seaside town where her father (Eric Roberts) lives, and surfing becomes the key toÂ helping them settle into a new life. Here’s a peek behind the scenes:
Friday: Dear Viola
Kellie Martin stars as a shy accountant who secretly takes over the advice column for her local paper and finds romance in the process. You can read our preview here.
Saturday: My Last Day Without You
This one’s not an original, but I’m including it as a bonus because it’s got one of our favorites. Filmed back in 2011 but airing now on UP, the movie stars Sleepy Hollow‘s Nicole Beharie as a young woman who changes the life of a man (Ken Duken) who comes through New York on a one-day business trip. Here’s a sneak peek:
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