Lifetime’s Love & Temptation: 3-Film Collection will come out on DVD March 24 from Lionsgate.
Lifetime’s first steamy book-to-screen series from New York Times best-selling author Jane Green includes the movies Tempting Fate, Family Pictures and To Have and to Hold, three tales of forbidden lust, shocking secrets and desperate love. In Tempting Fate, Gabby (Milano) meets Matt, jeopardizing her marriage to Elliot, as what begins as a business opportunity develops into an emotional affair. In Family Pictures, Sylvie and Maggie are strangers living on opposite coasts with husbands that travel for work a lot, but when they befriend each other on their daughters’ college tour, they discover a shocking secret. In To Have and to Hold, Alice allows her husband to mode her into his ideal socialite wife.
The films star Alyssa Milano (TV’s “Insatiable,” “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later,” “Charmed”), Zane Holtz (Hunter Killer, TV’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”), Erika Christensen (Traffic, TV’s “Ten Days in the Valley,” “Parenthood”), Antonio Cupo (TV’s “Blood & Treasure,” “Ice,” Beaches TV Movie), Andy Favreau (TV’s “Single Parents,” “Champions,” “Aquarius”), Justina Machado (TV’s “One Day at a Time,” “Queen of the South,” “Jane the Virgin”) and Elisabeth Rohm (TV’s “Jane the Virgin,” “The Oath,” “Flaked”).
Move over Hallmark and Lifetime. Netflix, which is streaming original winter holiday-themed romantic comedy The Princess Switch, starring Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers), upped public awareness of the title Nov. 23 by releasing a YouTube video featuring the High School Musical star sharing her holiday traditions and behind-the-scenes moments.
The movie, which finds a duchess switching places with an ordinary woman (both played by Hudgens) from Chicago and they each fall in love with each other’s beaus — co-stars British actor/musician Sam Palladio (“Nashville”). It was filmed in Romania.
Verizon and A+E Networks announced an expanded distribution partnership of both licensed and original content for the telecom’s pay-TV and Oath platform – the latter including Yahoo and AOL.
In addition to A&E, Lifetime, History and Viceland content for Fios, the deal includes first window rights for content from 45th & Dean – A+E’s digital entity.
Pay-TV and TV Everywhere rights include History’s “Knightfall,” which premiered Dec. 6; as well as “Vikings,” currently in its fifth season.
Other programs include Emmy-winning “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” and “Live PD;” Lifetime’s National Women’s Soccer League games and fashion competition series, “Project Runway;” in addition to Viceland’s “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia” and “Desus & Mero.”
Verizon’s mobile and digital footprint, which ranks No.1 in monthly U.S. millennial reach and No.2 in total monthly U.S. digital audience, will expand access to A+E’s digital content and create new mobile options for viewers across its family of media brands, including content geared toward women and other specific audience segments.
“This partnership expansion is yet another example of how we’re fueling our new Oath media brands,” Brian Angiolet, SVP, global chief media and content officer at Verizon, said in a statement.
Original mobile and digital content provided by 45th & Dean features short and medium-form content, including Frankenstein-themed sci-fi drama “Second Chance,” which reached over 80 million views in its first season, and unscripted pranks show, “Bae or Bail,” whose first episode has garnered over 40 million views to date.