ION TELEVISION'S ALL-NEW VALENTINE'S DAY MOVIE, "HEART FELT," TO DEBUT ON FRIDAY, FEB. 12
Special Themed Night of Programming Will Pair “Heart Felt” with Network’s Popular “Meet My Valentine” Movie
(WEST PALM BEACH, February 3, 2016) -- ION Television will kick off the Valentine’s Day weekend with a special night of themed movies, beginning with the all-new “Heart Felt,” followed by audience favorite “Meet My Valentine,” on Friday, Feb. 12. “Heart Felt,” starring Emmanuelle Vaugier and Matthew MacCaull, will premiere at 7 p.m., ET/PT, with an encore at 11 p.m., ET/PT. “Meet My Valentine” will air at 9 p.m., ET/PT.
“Our Valentine’s Day movie clearly struck a chord with the ION audience last year with 3 million viewers,” said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO of ION Media Networks. “This year’s ‘double-play’ nicely complements our award-winning regular lineup and will help us continue our steady growth.”
ION Television has posted a year-over-year increase of 10% in Adults 25-54 and 12% in Adults 18-49.*
“Heart Felt,” set partially in picturesque wine country, tells the story of real estate rising star Molly (Vaugier), who breaks up with Jackson (MacCaull), a smitten but seeming underachiever, on Valentine’s Day because he may have lied to her. Molly moves to New Mexico for a high-profile promotion and soon finds herself close to being engaged to the generous but immature Greg. In a twist of fate, a proposed business deal for a trendy winery puts Molly face-to-face again with the remorseful Jackson, who has a few more surprises for the woman he still loves.
“Heart Felt” was produced by Reel One Entertainment in association with Odyssey Media Inc. It was executive-produced by Tom Berry, Kirk Shaw, Brian Skiba and Ms. Vaugier, and produced by Nicole Reid and Gilles Laplante. “Heart Felt” was directed by Jason Bourque, with a story by Mary Glenn and Margaret Base, and was written by Karen O’Hara and Mr. Skiba. In addition to Ms. Vaugier (“Lost Girl,” “Mistresses,” “Two and a Half Men”) and Mr. MacCaull (Disney’s “Tomorrowland”), starring in the movie are Christopher Russell, Edwin Perez, Lydia Campbell and Thomas Calabro (“Melrose Place”).
*Source: Nielsen C3 total day through 1/3/16
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