Faith, Media & Culture

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered Christmas movie to arrive in time for holidays. The new film will debut Sunday, November 23 at, 9:00 PM (ET) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Hopefully, that’s a good sign for the renewal of the charming Hallmark Channel series which created and produced by Martha Williamson (Touched by an Angel) and stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson. The film will guest star Marion Ross (Happy Days) and Rob Estes.  Anyway, here’s the plot: When the postal detectives discover an urgent letter written to God, they delay their own travel plans to help a little girl who’s mother’s life hangs in the balance on Christmas Eve.

About the film’s premiere on the new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Channel’s Executive Vice President of Programming Michelle Vicary says “Because viewers expect quality holiday family programming from us, we asked Martha Williamson…to write and Executive Produce a Christmas movie for us, which exceeded our expectations. Her Signed Sealed Delivered for Christmas is so unique, we wanted to showcase it on the newly rebranded Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, where it’s destined to be discovered as a modern classic.” Great. Now please renew the show.

INSP has acquired the classic series Daniel Boone just in time for the network’s fall lineup. The network will run6-hour marathon on Sunday, September 28th beginning at 1:00 PM (ET). Beginning the next day (9/29) the show will air Monday – Thursday at 10:00 AM (ET).  Fess Parker starred in the title role.

“’Daniel Boone was a man, yes a BIG man…’” smiled Doug Butts, SVP of Programming at INSP when announcing the acquisition. “Most of us fondly remember the theme song from this great American classic. Daniel Boone is not only entertaining but it embodies the timeless values and positive entertainment audiences have come to expect from INSP. We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Daniel Boone to our lineup during the 50th anniversary of the series and we believe it will be a great opportunity for a whole new generation of viewers to enjoy this family drama.”

INSP is available nationwide to more than 80M households via Dish Network (channel 259), DirecTV (channel 364), Verizon FiOS (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and more than 2,800 cable systems. Click here to find INSP in your area. For quality dramas, positive entertainment and inspiring stories, celebrating the American spirit and honoring timeless traditional values, it’s INSP.

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Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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