By Rick Gables
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere its new original movie Poisoned in Paradise: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery on Sunday, May 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This is the fourth installment based on the book series of the same name by Philip R. Craig. When Katie (Britt McKillip), a young waitress, finds herself way in over her head with the wrong people, she shows up seeking help. Jeff (Jesse Metcalfe) urges her to go directly to the police but she’s too scared to follow through. When Katie sadly turns up dead – murdered by poison – Jeff wonders if he could have helped her and the crime becomes personal for him. Teamed up with Zee (Sarah Lind), he must unravel the dangerous plot Katie had tried to warn him about to catch her killer. The shocking case leaves Jeff and Zee little time to discuss the kiss they had shared in Boston and what it means for their relationship. Meanwhile, the mystery back in Boston deepens when Jeff and Andy (Nelson Wong) seem close to catching the person who shot Jeff, until an FBI agent shows up and takes over, shutting them out.
FOX will premiere its all-new baking competition series Crime Scene Kitchen on Wednesday, May 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale, this is a culinary guessing game in which bakers are tasked with decoding what type of dessert was made, when all that’s left are the crumbs, flour trails and a few elusive clues. They must then recreate the recipe for celebrity judges, chef Curtis Stone and cake artist Yolanda Gampp, who will determine how closely their sweet treat matches the missing dessert – and how good it tastes! The chef teams of two are challenged to scour the kitchen for clues and ingredients to figure out what was baked. Next, each team must duplicate the recipe based on their guess. To take the $100,000 prize, technical know-how, imagination and problem-solving skills are required for a successful recreation.
Season 3 of The Kominsky Method will be available on Netflix Friday, May 28. Sandy Kominsky (Academy Award winner Michael Douglas) navigates what aging looks like without his longtime friend Norman Newlander (Academy Award winner Alan Arkin) by his side in the final season. Life becomes even more complicated with the arrival of Sandy’s ex-wife Roz Volander (Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner). This season deals with money, death, love, murder, and dreams coming true.