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[09/02/08 - 03:01 PM]
Florence Henderson, Donna Mills and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Nominee Pam Grier Star in 'Ladies of the House,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Renovation Runs Amok October 18
The original movie is billed as "the powerful story of friendship and self-discovery."

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB IS A WOMAN!

FLORENCE HENDERSON, DONNA MILLS AND EMMY� AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE PAM GRIER STAR IN 'LADIES OF THE HOUSE,' A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE RENOVATION RUNS AMOK OCTOBER 18

Lance Henriksen, Richard Roundtree and Gordon Thomson Co-Star

When three friends single-handedly take on the rebuilding of a run-down house, they soon discover that their own lives require an equal amount of renovation in "Ladies of the House," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, October 18 (9/8c). Florence Henderson ("The Brady Bunch"), Donna Mills ("Knot's Landing") and Emmy� and Golden Globe nominee Pam Grier ("The L Word") are joined by Lance Henriksen, Richard Roundtree and Gordon Thomson in the powerful story of friendship and self-discovery.

With their church in dire need of funds in order to maintain its daycare center, the local pastor turns to three parishioners for help: Rose (Henderson), whose beloved husband, Frank (Henriksen, "Into the West") is hiding a serious medical condition; well-to-do Elizabeth (Mills), the haughty wife of an inattentive plastic surgeon (Thomson, "Dynasty"); and Birdie (Grier), who is trying to adapt to life now that her husband, Stan (Roundtree, "Speed Racer"), a new retiree, is using his free time to be a general nuisance around the house. The pastor's solution is to have the ladies oversee renovations of a run-down house that was donated to the church, but with no funds for a proper crew, the women reluctantly agree to take on the heavy lifting themselves, from pipes to paint. As the little house's upgrades continue, its slow progress mirrors deep personal changes in the lives of the three women, who are forced to make difficult decisions regarding their lives, their past decisions and the future.

Faith & Family Entertainment Presents "Ladies of the House" an LG Films Production in association with Larry Levinson Productions. Larry Levinson is the executive producer and Brian Gordon produced. Jim Contner directed from a script by Karen Lagasse Struck.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 85 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the top 10 adsupported cable networks in Prime Time and Total Day household ratings and is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel which plays the greatest family movies of all time, Hallmark Movie Channel, and launched Hallmark Movie Channel HD in April, 2008.





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· INTO THE WEST (TNT)
· L WORD, THE (SHOWTIME)
· LADIES OF THE HOUSE (HALLMARK)





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