Sweet Pecan Summer

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Christine Ko, Wes Brown in "Sweet Pecan Summer"

By Rick Gables

Christine Ko and Wes Brown star in Sweet Pecan Summer, a new, original movie premiering Saturday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual Summer Nights programming event. Lauren Tom also stars. Amanda (Ko) works in product development at a large cosmetics company. While she loves what she does, Amanda feels like she can’t implement her best ideas since the company is content to stick with its long-term flagship products, leaving her frustrated. One day her favorite aunt, Carol (Tom), calls Amanda and shares exciting news — she met a man and will be moving away to live near him, ready to start the next chapter of her life. But first, Aunt Carol needs to sell her pecan farm, a place that has been the epicenter of their family’s traditions for all of Amanda’s life. Amanda agrees to help her sell it, but her mischievous aunt has matchmaking on her mind and hires J.P. (Brown), Amanda’s ex-boyfriend from school, as the broker. J.P.’s professional baseball career was cut short by an injury, and he is now working at a real estate agency while he figures out what is next. Stuck having to work with each other, Amanda and J.P. are at odds on practically every decision on how to sell the pecan farm. But the more time the former flames spend together, the more they reconnect, and old feelings start to rekindle.

Starting at 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT on Monday, Aug. 23, TCM will pay tribute to Eve Arden with 13 films which show off Arden’s range with comedies, mysteries, musicals, and film noir. Films (in order of airing) include Stage Door (1937), Obliging Young Lady (1941), At the Circus (1939), The Doughgirls (1944), Comrade X (1940), The Unfaithful (1947), Whiplash (1948), Tea for Two (1950), Our Miss Brooks (1956), Mildred Pierce (1945), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), She Couldn’t Say No (1941) and The Lady Takes a Sailor (1945).

I Love a Mama’s Boy returns to TLC for its sophomore season with more jaw-dropping love triangles. The new season premieres on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, featuring two new mama’s boys and picks up with three returning trios. The romantic entanglements continue with even more overbearing mothers as the significant others fight for love and lone time with the men they love. From a mother joining their son’s honeymoon to sneaking around on mother/son date nights, who will take the leading role in their man’s life — Their mother or their mate?