Family

The Wonderful World Of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!

Ariel, the title character of Disney’s classic animated film The Little Mermaid, famously sings about wanting to become “Part of Your World” in relation to the prince she loves and the surface-dwelling existence she thinks is preferable to her life undersea. While Ariel’s efforts to achieve that new life for herself lead to conflict and drama, the masterfully produced movie didn’t have much difficulty instantly becoming a lasting part of our world after it hit theaters 30 years ago, in November 1989. Thanks in large part to infectiously catchy Alan Menken/Howard Ashman tunes like “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the […]

Drama

Jill Wagner on her Family-Friendly Western, ‘The Legend of 5 Mile Cave’

For families, it can be a challenge to find a film that is exciting and appropriate for both kids and adults. In The Legend of 5 Mile Cave, premiering June 9 and re-airing June 29 on  Western-inspired network INSP, the past and the present collide when a young boy believes that a tale of long-lost gold could be the key to saving his family’s farm. In the family flick, while Tommy’s (Jet Jurgensmeyer) widowed mother (Jill Wagner) struggles to avoid foreclosure, a mysterious stranger (Adam Baldwin) arrives looking for a room to rent. A bond with the boy grows as […]

Comedy

Grab Your Tissues and Get Ready for the Final Season of “Jane the Virgin”

This month, the fifth and final season of The CW’s Jane the Virgin begins on Wednesday, March 27. To many, the end of the show means the loss of an extended family. The series has always revolved around the relationships between the Villanueva women — Jane (Gina Rodriguez), her mother Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) and grandmother Alba (Ivonne Coll). But, of course, the show is a telenovela, also filled with powerful moments, sweet romance and shocking cliffhangers. When we last left Jane, she had been able to put her husband Michael’s (Brett Dier) Season 3 death behind her and was pursuing […]

Chesapeake Shores
Drama

‘Chesapeake Shores’: Hallmark’s Breezy Family Drama Returns

Last summer, fans were charmed by Hallmark Channel’s Chesapeake Shores, an enchanting family drama about a large, complicated — yet loving — family living in an idyllic coastal town. Fans have already been introduced to and fallen in love with the O’Brien clan, whose love of arguing and communal family meals is easily reminiscent of the Bravermans from NBC’s Parenthood or the Walkers from ABC’s Brothers & Sisters. When we last left the O’Brien family, recently divorced daughter Abby (Meghan Ory) had relocated herself and her children to her hometown in search of a simpler life and a stronger connection […]

Drama

2016 Holiday Programming Guide

The holidays are here — and so is Jingle Guide, your comprehensive source for holiday movies, series and specials on TV this month. So pour yourself a glass of eggnog and enjoy some great TV programming with friends and family. The ol’ holiday standbys are on, of course. It’s a Wonderful Life airs on NBC Dec. 3 and 24, and TBS and TNT are airing the 1983 classic A Christmas Story for 24 hours starting the evening of Dec. 24. And getTV is airing a full month of holiday programming; it’s their second annual “The Most Wonderful Month of the […]

Andi Mack series on Disney
Family

Creator of Lizzie McGuire Returns With Disney Channel’s New Show Andi Mack

Terri Minsky, the creator of Disney Channel’s hit show Lizzie McGuire, returns to the tween and family friendly network with her new show Andi Mack. Growing up watching Lizzie McGuire, I couldn’t help suppress my inner 12-year-old-self excitement about this announcement. The series begins production in the fall and is scheduled for a 2017 premiere on Disney Channel. Twelve-year-old newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee stars in the leading role, as Andi Mack. It’s a single-camera family series that focuses on Andi as she is about to celebrate her 13th birthday. Her life becomes more complicated, however, when her older sister Bex (Lilian […]