‘Desperate Housewives’ Stars Teri Hatcher and James Denton to Reunite in Hallmark Holiday Movie (TV News Roundup)

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Hallmark Channel announced that former “Desperate Housewives” stars James Denton and Teri Hatcher are reuniting in the upcoming original film “A Kiss Before Christmas.” The film will premiere during Hallmark Channel’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event. This is the first time the pair has worked together since the “Desperate Housewives” series ended in 2012.

“A Kiss Before Christmas” follows the story of Ethan Holt (Denton), a real estate development executive and married father with two teens, who learns he’s losing out on a promotion on Christmas Eve. Due to his laments paired with some Christmas magic, Holt awakes the next morning to find that his life is entirely different. He’s no longer married to his wife Joyce (Hatcher), doesn’t have his children and is CEO of his company. He has only a day to reclaim his original life.

“A Kiss Before Christmas” is from Crown Media Productions, LLC. Stan Spry, Eric Woods, Jonathan Eskenas, Kimberley Bradley and Denton are executive producers. Devan Towers serves as co-producer, and Jeff Beesley directs. The script is by Mark Amato and Tracy Andreen.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:


FX announced that a marathon of the first five episodes of “Impeachment: American Crime Story” will air on Oct. 9 beginning at 6 p.m ahead of the premiere of Episode 6, “Man Handled,” on Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. The limited series examines the impeachment of U.S. president Bill Clinton (Clive Owen) from the perspective of the women involved: Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford). Executive producers include Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sarah Burgess, Paulson, Brad Falchuk, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Michael Uppendahl. The series is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions.

Fox Weather, Fox News Media’s new 24-hour weather service, will launch on Oct. 25, with WABC-TV meteorologist Amy Freeze joining as an anchor. The free, ad-supported service will be available at foxweather.com and through the Fox Weather app, as well as Fox Now, the Fox News app and Tubi.


Netflix released a new trailer for the second season of “Locke & Key,” which debuts Oct. 22. The new season will follow Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones) and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) as they unlock more family secrets, digging deeper into the power and mystery of the keys while danger lurks closer than they know. The cast of “Locke & Key” also includes Darby Stanchfield, Petrice Jones, Bill Heck, Thomas Mitchell Barnett, Coby Bird, Jesse Camacho, Asha Bromfield, Hallea Jones, Aaron Ashmore, Liyuo Abere and Brendan Hines. The show is executive produced by Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, Aron Eli Coleite, Joe Hill and Chris Ryan, with Lydia Antonini and Ted Adams for IDW; Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs for Circle of Confusion; Lindsey Springer; and John Weber and Frank Siracusa for Take 5. The series is based upon IDW graphic novels by Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez. Watch the trailer below.


Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced that the TCM Classic Film Festival will return to Hollywood, Calif. on April 21, 2022 through April 24, 2022. Attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of films, appearances by stars and filmmakers, panel discussions, special events and more. There will also be custom programming on HBO Max for audiences to access the festival virtually. The TCM Classic Films Festival’s official hotel and central gathering point will be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Passes for the festival will go on sale in November.


Anthony Anderson, the cast of “Squid Game” and Charli XCX will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Daniel Craig, Eric Wareheim and X Ambassadors will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Blake Shelton and Brett Goldstein will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will feature Bret Baier and Susie Essman, and Judy Greer, Annaleigh Ashford and Cat Power will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”