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November TV Calendar

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The following list provides the dates of the returning cable network dramas, the new streaming dramas that will air online and the made-for-TV movies that will air during November:

November 2 – The third season of Salem will premiere at 9 PM on WGN America

November 4 – The Netflix 10-part drama The Crown will debut online today

Show Synopsis: The drama tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century. The cast includes Claire Foy (Wolf Hall) as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Phillip as well as John Lithgow, Jared Harris and Jeremy Northam.

November 5 – The Hallmark Channel movie The Mistletoe Promise will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Based on the bestselling novel by Richard Paul Evans, a chance meeting between two strangers (Jamie King from Hart of Dixie and Luke Macfarlane from Killjoys) who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications – together. But as they spend more time with each other and experience the magic of Christmas the phony couple discovers there may be more to their contract than business.

November 6 – The new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Love Always, Santa will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: After losing her husband Bradley three years ago on Christmas day, Celia Banks (Marguerite Moreau from The Mighty Ducks) never thought she’d fall in love again. Now, her entire world revolves around taking care of her daughter Lilly. Lilly writes a letter to Santa with one wish — for her mommy to be happy and find love again. The film also stars Mike Faiola (Awkward).

November 6 – The UP Channel movie Married by Christmas will debut at 7 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When it comes to her work, Carrie Tate (Jes MaCallan from Mistresses) takes herself very seriously. She has dedicated her entire life to growing Emerson Foods, the high-end food distribution company founded by her father, and doesn’t have much time for a social life. Carrie’s sister Katie, on the other hand, is a gourmet food-to-table restaurateur and marrying her boyfriend on Christmas Eve. However, due to an outdated stipulation in their grandmother’s will, it’s discovered that ownership of the company will pass to whichever sister marries first. Now, Carrie must get married by Christmas or kiss her family business goodbye. The cast includes Coby Ryan McLaughlin (Parenthood), April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) and James Eckhouse (Beverly Hills, 90210).

November 12 – The Hallmark Channel movie Every Christmas Has a Story will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A TV personality (Lori Loughlin from When Calls the Heart) has an on-air snafu and admits she hates Christmas. Following the debacle, she is invited to the Most Christmas-y town in America to try and repair her image. Forced to work with her ex-boyfriend Jack (Colin Ferguson from Eureka and Cedar Cove), the show’s producer, the magic of Christmas and this special town will change the way she views Christmas and her life. Willie Aames (Charles in Charge and Eight Is Enough) also stars.

November 13 – Merry Christmas, Baby! is the new UP Channel movie that will debut at 7 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The Chandler family is back and bigger than ever in the fourth installment of the Marry Me for Christmas franchise. Determined to make her baby’s first Christmas a memorable one, Marci (Malinda Williams from Soul Food) throws herself into both planning the perfect Christmas and building her new event planning business. But when the business gets off to a rocky start and members of her family face their own hardships, Marci will discover that when your plans for a perfect Christmas start to fall apart, it just might be the miracle you need. The cast includes GregAlan Williams (Greenleaf) and Victoria Rowell (The Young and The Restless)

November 13 – Christmas Cookies is the latest Hallmark Channel movie to debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Aunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah (Jill Wagner from Teen Wolf) must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar’s lifeblood. What was supposed to be a simple assignment for Hannah becomes complicated when she meets Jake (Wes Brown from True Blood), the factory owner who’s determined to keep the factory in town. Despite not being a fan of the holiday, the Christmas spirit in this small town is infectious and she gets swept up in the joy of the season while also falling in love.

November 13 – Finding Father Christmas is the new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie that will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Christmas for Miranda is a painful reminder of the family she never had. Her mother died when she was young, never revealing the identity of her father. But, three days before Christmas, she unexpectedly receives a clue as to the whereabouts that takes her to a beautiful New England town where she meets Ian, a young man who helps with her search. As the clues lead to her father’s identity and Miranda discovers the possibility of love in Ian, and she learns that her father lived in the small town and now she knows his family (her brother and her biological father’s wife). She faces a terrible decision: should she share the truth and risk losing the family she has just found, or leave and keep the secret forever? The cast includes Erin Krakow (When Calls the Heart), Niall Matter (Eureka) and Wendy Mallick (Hot in Cleveland).

November 15 – The sixth and final season of Teen Wolf will premiere on MTV at 9 PM followed by the debut of the new drama Sweet/Vicious at 10 PM

Show Synopsis (Sweet/Vicious): Newcomers Taylor Dearden and Eliza Bennett star in this offbeat superhero story. Hell-bent on bringing justice to those who get away with abuse on their college campus, Jules and Ophelia take on double lives as wannabe vigilantes.

November 15 – The new TNT series Good Behavior will debut at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) stars very much against type as Letty Dobesh, a thief and con artist, who is released from prison and reunited with her 10-year-old son, who is being raised by her mother. While she regularly sees her substance-abuse counselor, whose motives for helping her are questionable, she soon overhears a hitman being hired to kill a man’s wife and sets out to prevent it, which puts her on a collision course with the killer to the point of starting a relationship with him.

November 15 – The USA Network series Shooter, based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 film that starred Mark Wahlberg, will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Ryan Phillippe (Secrets and Lies) takes over the lead role in the story that follows the courageous journey of Bob Lee Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the President. The cast includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Arrow and The Accountant), David Marciano (Due South and Homeland), Omar Epps (House and Resurrection), Shantel VanSanten (The Messengers and The Flash) and Tembi Locke (Eureka).

November 16 – The new DirecTV crime drama Ice will debut at 8 PM

Show Synopsis: This high-impact, serialized crime drama follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. Jake (Cam Gigandet from The O.C. and Burlesque) and Freddy (Jeremy Sisto from Suburgatory) are half-brothers brought together by their father Isaac (Raymond J. Barry from Justified and The 100), the patriarch behind G&G Diamonds and their uncle Cam (Ray Winstone from The Departed). After wildcard Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, his brother Jake must bail him out and save the family business from a crime lord of the Los Angeles diamond trade (Judith Shekoni from Heroes Reborn). Jake must endure all of this while maneuvering amongst jewelry thugs, blood diamond deals, false certificates, the Feds, and Pieter Van De Bruin (veteran actor Donald Sutherland), a ruthless Afrikaanz diamond merchant who now heads up an Antwerp-based diamond cartel with the same cutthroat skills he applied as a surgeon in the South African armed forces.

November 16 and November 17 – The new BBC America series Undercover will have a two-night premiere at 8 PM both nights

Show Synopsis: This six-part series, which stars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) and Dennis Haysbert (24), is a bold political thriller told through a family on the brink of destruction. Pulled from factual events in UK history, the series tackles hot buttons issues including government espionage and race relations to weave a tale of corruption, betrayal, and miscarriages of justice.

November 19 – The Hallmark Channel movie My Christmas Dream will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Christina Masters (Danica McKellar), the manager of McDougal’s flagship department store, is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. She sets out to impress Victoria (soap veteran Deidre Hall), the store’s owner, by creating the best holiday display in McDougal’s history. Fresh out of inspiration despite assuring Victoria otherwise, Christina turns to a recently-fired store employee (David Haydn-Jones from made-for-TV movies Bridal Wave and A Cookie Cutter Christmas) who also happens to be a talented artist and single dad. As they work side-by-side, the business relationship becomes personal and she finds herself falling in love.

November 20 – The third season of The Affair will premiere on Showtime at 10 PM

November 20 – A December Bride is the latest Hallmark Channel movie to debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Based on the book by bestselling author Denise Hunter, aspiring interior designer Layla O’Reilly (Jessica Lowndes from 90210) is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who’s marrying Layla’s ex-fiancé. Although Seth Murphy (Daniel Lissing from When Calls the Heart) is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she’s out of options. Seth gets carried away at the reception and announces they’re engaged, forcing a mortified Layla to keep up the pretense. But as the faux couple spends more time together they find themselves feeling something very real.

November 20 – The third season of The Librarians will premiere on TNT at 8 PM

November 20 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Operation Christmas will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: As her new romance blossoms, a single mother is dismayed when her boyfriend, a military sergeant, is deployed right before Christmas. Determined to not let it ruin the holidays for her and her children they decide to give back to the struggling military families on his base and, as their efforts go viral, they are rewarded in ways they never imagined. The cast includes Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica and Lucifer) and Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Necessary Roughness).

November 23 – The Hallmark Channel movie Broadcasting Christmas will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Emily (Melissa Joan Hart) is an ambitious television anchor, aimed at climbing the ranks. When the opportunity to co-host a talk show with the fabulous talk show diva Veronika (Jackee Harry from 227) presents itself two weeks before Christmas, she thinks this is her big break. To her surprise, she discovers she has stiff competition with Charlie (Dean Cain), the local TV anchor who is her near equal on another station. With such interest and support for both reporters, a contest is created: for the two weeks leading up to Christmas, who can cover the best and most meaningful Christmas stories on the local news? As they shoot their heartfelt Christmas stories, they realize the top prize is not as important as they once thought. They experience the true meaning of Christmas with the subjects in their news segments – and with each other. Cynthia Gibb (Fame) and Richard Kline (Three’s Company) also star.

November 24 – The Hallmark Channel movie Christmas in Homestead will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: One of the most famous actresses in world heads to the Christmas-obsessed town of Homestead, Iowa, to shoot a holiday-themed movie. She is thrown for a loop when a romance brews between her and local inn keeper and single dad, Matt. As she gets a taste of small-town life and people who give of themselves without asking anything in return, she discovers the true meaning of Christmas. The cast includes Taylor Cole (The Originals), Michael Rady (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Michael Nardelli (Revenge).

November 24 – The latest small-screen adaptation of the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic story Anne of Green Gables will air on PBS at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew, played by acclaimed actor Martin Sheen. Neither the adventurous Anne nor the conservative Marilla could anticipate the profound effect they’d have on each other’s lives. Anne will be played by newcomer Ella Ballentine while Matthew will be played by The West Wing alum Martin Sheen and Marilla will be played by Canadian actress Sara Botsford.

November 25- The Hallmark Channel movie Christmas List will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Isobel Gray plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new romance turns her life upside down. Will Isobel have a White Christmas ending under the mistletoe? The film stars Alicia Witt (Nashville) and Gabriel Hogan (Heartland).
November 25 – The much-anticipated 4-part movie event Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will air on Netflix

Show Synopsis: Virtually all of the cast of the original 2000-2007 WB/The CW series will return for four 90-minute movies, returning to the town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

November 25 – The UP Channel movie A Puppy for Christmas will debut at 7 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: After her destructive puppy Buster causes Noelle to lose her boyfriend, her apartment and her job, Noelle is invited to spend the holidays on a farm with her rugged co-worker Liam. But when Noelle’s city past catches up with her, things get complicated. Noelle must choose between the safe, successful world she left behind, or an uncertain, unpredictable and exciting future with Buster and Liam. The film stars Cindy Busby (Cedar Cove and Unleashing Mr. Darcy), Greyston Holt (Bitten) and Christopher Russell (Merry Matrimony and Wedding Bells).

November 26 – The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie A Heavenly Christmas will debut on the Hallmark Channel at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Upon her untimely death, Eve Morgan (Kristin Davis from Sex and the City), a workaholic finds herself tethered to her guardian angel (veteran actress Shirley MacLaine) learning to become a Christmas angel in Heaven. Despite being the worst recruit in the history of Christmas, Eve is assigned the difficult task of helping a struggling singer Max (Eric McCormack from Will & Grace) use his musical gifts to heal old family wounds. As Max begins to overcome his issues, Eve begins to embrace the meaning of Christmas, heal wounds of her own, and perhaps find love along the way.

November 26 – The UP Channel holiday movie Falling for Christmas will debut at 7 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When champion figure skater Claire becomes injured, she is sent to a rehabilitation center in the snowy mountains where she meets and falls for a ruggedly handsome local man who shows her there is more to life than competition. The cast includes Leah Renee, Niall Matter, Lochlyn Munro and Lisa Whelchel.

November 27 – The Hallmark Channel movie Journey Back to Christmas will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Hannah (Cameron Cameron Bure), a WWII-era nurse, is transported in time to 2016 and meets Jake (Oliver Hudson from Nashville), a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless. Tom Skerritt (Picket Fences) also stars.
November 27 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie I’ll Be Home For Christmas will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Jackie Foster (Mena Suvari from American Beauty), a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with Gracie, her adorable and precocious, eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie’s estranged dad, Jack (James Brolin from Life In Pieces), a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds. Tensions rise when Jack brings Nose, a mischievous former police dog, into Jackie’s orderly home. Though Jack had planned on quickly passing through, Gracie convinces him to stay until Christmas. Despite the baggage he brings, Jack and Jackie begin to work through their issues and she finds the possibility of an unlikely romance with a detective friend of Jack’s. As they experience the magic of Christmas together, they attempt to let go of their past and celebrate this loving holiday the way Jackie always dreamed.

November 27 – The Rooftop Christmas Tree will be the new holiday movie to air on the UP Channel at 7 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Every Christmas for 15 years, Dale Landis fastens a tree to his roof and decorates it for the season; and every year he’s arrested for it. Determined to keep Dale out of jail this year, a judge orders idealistic attorney Sarah Wright and aggressive prosecutor John Riviera to work together to defend Dale and figure out the mystery behind the rooftop Christmas tree. Inspired by a true story. The film stars Michelle Morgan (Heartland) and veteran actor Tim Reid (WKRP in Cincinnati).

November 27 – The ION Channel holiday movie A Christmas in Vermont will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Riley Thomas (Abigail Hawk from Blue Bloods) is sent by her profit-obsessed boss to shut down one of the company’s holdings, a small outerwear company in Vermont, for missing profit targets. Riley finds that the company is the lifeblood of a town and, instead of closing down the iconic firm, she unexpectedly falls in love and learns valuable lessons beyond the bottom line. The film will also star Chevy Chase, Howard Hesseman and David O’Donnell (Christmas Under Wraps).

November 30 – The fourth season of Vikings will premiere on the History Channel at 9 PM

November 30 – Incorporated is the new Syfy series that will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, Ben Larson (Sean Teale from Reign) is a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he’ll soon learn that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences. The cast includes Allison Miller (Terra Nova and Kings), David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis), Dennis Haysbert (24), Damon Harriman (Justified) and Julia Ormond (Witches of East End).

November 30 – Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is the sequel to the Dolly Parton inspired film Coat of Many Colors, debuting on NBC at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: An unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. The cast reprising their roles include Alyvia Alyn Lind as Dolly, Ricky Schroder as her father Robert, Jennifer Nettles as her mother Avie and Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens (Dolly’s grandfather).

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Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). She is looking forward to the limited-run returns of Prison Break and 24: Legacy as well as the debuts of Emerald City and Midnight, Texas. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.