Former Baton Rouge actor Wes Brown returns to the Hallmark Channel for its new original movie "Over the Moon in Love" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

In June, Brown starred in Hallmark's "Wedding at Graceland" film alongside singer-actress Kellie Pickler and, in August, the western drama "Shadow on the Mesa."  

This time, Brown shares the screen with Hallmark Channel movie regular Jessica Lowndes.

"Brooklyn (Lowndes), owner of the matchmaking service Over the Moon in Love, hasn’t seen Devin (Brown), a singer-songwriter, since high school. While their chemistry is instant, Brooklyn is focused on landing the cover of Life/Style by finding Stephanie, the magazine’s writer, a match," a movie synopsis says. "Putting her 100% success rate on the line, Brooklyn matches Stephanie with Devin, but they have nothing in common. Determined, Brooklyn feeds lines to Stephanie guaranteed to capture Devin’s heart, and it works!"

In classic Hallmark style, Brooklyn realizes she’s in love with Devin, but is it too late? And what about the magazine cover?

Tune it to find out.

LPB airing debate

Have a question for the gubernatorial candidates?

Submit your queries to before the Louisiana Governor's Debate on Thursday, Sept. 26. The debate will air live statewide on Louisiana Public Broadcasting and WYES and WLAE in New Orleans. It also will be livestreamed at and be broadcast on public radio stations.

The debate, which runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., is being held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and presented by LPB and the Council for a Better Louisiana.

Participating candidates are Democrat incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican challengers U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone.

Debate moderators Beth Courtney, president of LPB, and Barry Erwin, president of CABL, join a panel of journalists who will pose questions to the candidates: Greg Hilburn, USA Today Network; Natasha Williams, LPB; and Mark Ballard, The Advocate. Candidate-to-candidate questions also will be allowed.

"As in years past, CABL has set criteria for participation in the debate. For this debate, candidates were invited if they: Have established a campaign committee with a treasurer and campaign staff, and filed campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission prior to the debate; and polled at least 5% in a nonpartisan or news media poll recognized by CABL released after qualifying; and raised at least $1 million in campaign funds prior to the debate," a news release said.

'Righteous' renewed

On the heels of its Aug. 18 series premiere, HBO has already renewed the comedy "The Righteous Gemstones" for a second season.

The series, shot in Charleston, South Carolina, stars New Orleans transplant John Goodman as the patriarch of a "world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work," according to an HBO release.  

The series also stars Danny McBride, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine.

McBride (HBO’s “Vice Principals” and “Eastbound & Down”) is also the series' creator, executive producer, director and writer. 

"Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch," the release said. "Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone offspring, looks to lead in his father’s footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry."

"The Righteous Gemstones" airs at 9 p.m. Sundays.

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