By Rick Gables
Aimee Teegarden and Michael Rady star in A New Year’s Resolution, premiering Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s New Year New Movies programming event. Local Milwaukee morning show producer Kelly Leone (Teegarden) makes a New Year’s resolution that she cannot say no to any social invitation for a full month. When she reluctantly agrees to become the subject of her show’s month-long on-air experiment about the resolution, Kelly really goes outside her comfort zone and participates in all kinds of activities and events she would normally decline. The one thing she never counted on, however, is the possibility of falling in love with charismatic businessman Tom Malone (Rady).
Disney Channel will premiere its new series Secrets of Sulphur Springs, a time-travel mystery series for kids and families, on Friday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The premiere episode is a special one-hour uninterrupted programming event. Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Sulphur Springs, the series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell (Preston Oliver) whose world has been upended by his father, Ben (Josh Braaten) who has moved the family from Chicago to take ownership of an abandoned hotel property, The Tremont. The Campbell family, which also includes Griffin’s mother, Sarah (Kelly Frye), and his younger twin siblings, Wyatt (Landon Gordon) and Zoey (Madeleine McGraw), moves into The Tremont in hopes of restoring it to the lively vacation destination it once was. On his first day at his new school, Griffin hears rumors that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of Savannah (Elle Graham), a girl who disappeared decades ago. He soon meets and befriends Harper (Kyliegh Curran), a thrill-seeking classmate, and soon they discover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time and uncover clues about the town mystery.
Freeform is kicking off 2021 with new episodes of its fan-favorite original series grown-ish when it returns on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Season three follows the Cal U gang as they navigate the second half of junior year and begin to step out as adults into the real world. After dropping out to focus on her fashion career, Zoey wonders if life outside of Cal U is all it’s cracked up to be or if she still has some growing left to do. The series stars Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Diggy Simmons.