Faith, Media & Culture

Building on its successful Love Finds You romantic movie franchise, UP TV will debut Love Finds You In Valentine (#LoveFindsYou) on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM (ET). Based on the popular book by Irene Brand, the Nebraska-set movie stars Diogo Morgado (Son Of God, The Messengers), Michaela McManus (Aquarius, One Tree Hill), Lindsay Wagner (The Paper Chase, The Bionic Woman) and Ed Asner (Up, Lou Grant).

Synopsis (from the UP press release): Law student Kennedy Blaine (Michaela McManus) inherits a ranch in the small town of Valentine, Nebraska. She travels to Valentine with the intent of selling the ranch, but is drawn to the area’s beauty – and to the ranch foreman, Derek Sterling (Diogo Morgado).  Putting her life in L.A. on hold, she decides to spend some time at her ancestral home and, despite a long-standing feud, to reconnect with family members, including her grandfather, Gabriel Morgan (Ed Asner). But soon Kennedy is subjected to harassment by someone who clearly wants her to leave Valentine. Depending on Derek and his mother June’s (Lindsay Wagner) assistance, she sets out to discover who is behind the offenses.  But when her search reveals painful details about her family and raises questions about Derek’s own past, will Kennedy still want to know the truth?

The first movie in UP’s Love Finds You franchise was Love Finds You In Sugarcreek, a romantic mystery/suspense drama set in Amish country, starring Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!, Southland), Sarah Lancaster (Chuck, Everwood) and Kelly McGillis (WitnessTop Gun). The second movie in the franchise, Love Finds You In Charm, debuted on UP last summer and starred Trevor Donovan (Texas Rising, 90210), Danielle Chuchran (Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, UP’s Nowhere Safe), Drew Fuller (Army Wives, Charmed) and Tiffany Dupont (Born to Race: Fast Track, Greek).  Both films were ratings successes and will lead into the leading into the premiere February 14 of Love Finds You in Valentine — with Sugarcreek at 3 PM (ET)  and Charm at 5 PM (ET).
Multi-platinum selling and five-time Grammy-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is set to release his latest project on March 4, 2016. Titled Worship and Believe, this is Chapman’s 23rd career studio album in a three decade-long career and his first worship record. The album was co-produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan.  Click here to see and hear Chapman performing Amen.

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