GMC TV Sets Lineup For Upcoming Months With Slate Of: GMC World Premiere Movies, World Premiere Series and World Premiere Music Specials

Featuring Major Stars Including Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield, Della Reese, Teri Polo, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Kevin Sorbo And Oscar®-award Winning Producer Arnold Shapiro

Aug 02, 2012, 13:45 ET from GMC TV

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GMC TV, America's favorite television channel for uplifting family entertainment, announced today a lineup of new original GMC World Premiere Movies, GMC World Premiere Series and GMC World Premiere Music Specials for the second half of 2012.  From heart-warming movies about family challenges and surprises to hilariously entertaining stage plays to powerful reality series to epic music specials, GMC's World Premiere franchises will continue to entertain and inspire for the remainder of the year.

The diverse programming slate follows GMC's rapid ratings growth for the first six months of the year particularly among key demographics of W18-49 and W25-54, making GMC the fastest growing ad supported network in cable.

"For the past year, GMC has become a major producer of original programming and particularly high quality family-friendly content and our most recent ratings success with our World Premiere Movie Raising Izzie is indicative of this growth," said Brad Siegel, vice chairman, GMC.  "We are the only network focused on producing and delivering the best in uplifting family entertainment.   Our robust slate of original movies, stage plays, series and music specials for the remainder of the year will reinforce GMC's position as a leading destination for entertainment that the entire family can enjoy watching together."

Upcoming GMC World Premieres include (in chronological order according to airdate):

GMC World Premiere Movie

Premiere:  Saturday, August 25 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. EDT and August 26 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. EDT   

A divine twist of fate causes Constance Rivers and her son Douglas to open their hearts to ex-convict, Benjamin Sparks.  While on the brink of losing her battle with kidney failure, Constance's near death confession instantly collides her past with her present.  Douglas and Benjamin learn they are fraternal twin brothers who were separated at birth 37 years ago.  Somebody's Child is a story about a son losing hope, a mother gaining faith, and God's divine and perfect plan. 

Stars: Michael Jai White, Nadine Ellis, Byron Minns, with Clifton Powell and Lynn Whitfield

GMC World Premiere Play

Premiere:  Saturday, September 8 at 7, 9:30 and 11 p.m. EDT

The fourth stage play in GMC's "Wedding Vow" series, this second-time-around love story is about communication and respect. Jay and Aliyah have been married for five years and each has a child from a previous marriage. When Aliyah's husband shows up and demands custody of their son she tries to secretly work it out instead of talking to Jay about the situation. To make matters more complicated, Jay allows his sassy teenage daughter to move in without consulting Aliyah and the two women immediately bump heads. With constant misunderstandings and both disregarding the other's feelings, these two are going to need to learn the laws of communication and respect if they want to make their marriage work.

Stars: Mel Jackson, Denise Boutte, Tommy Ford, Tammy Townsend, Mishon Ratliff and Shirley Murdock                              

GMC World Premiere Series

Premiere:  Saturday, September 8 at 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. EDT

Find out in this new reality series how a song connected with a family and changed the course of their lives in a profound way, featuring Sapp's chart-topping hit, "Never Would Have Made It" which holds the record for the longest running number one single on the radio (across all genres) and in the history of the Billboard charts — lasting 47 weeks at number one.

GMC World Premiere Special

Premiere: October 2012

"The Changers" is a funny, heartfelt and dynamic story about the transformation of a happy-go-lucky guy who is living the good life when he is chosen by his friends to help plan a dream wedding for a woman battling breast cancer.

GMC World Premiere Movie

Sunday, November 2012

A popular school in danger of closing.  An embittered principal with a lot to prove. And, a community desperate to hold on to tradition. Worlds intertwine as a group of suburban teachers, students and parents learn what it truly means to belong.  Casting to be announced.

GMC World Premiere Series

Premiere:  November 2012

The story continues as Kya and Aubrey Wilson find insecurities surfacing and their marriage beginning to crumble. It will take their friends, family and an act of God to make these two work through the pressures of what it takes to make a marriage last.

Stars Rockmond Dunbar, LeToya Luckett, Clifton Powell, Chris Spencer and Karen Clark Sheard.                   

GMC World Premiere Series

Premiere:  November 2012

In this new original family reality series we meet Julie and Rusty Bulloch the proud "parents" of 25 kids, however only two are biological.   The rest are teens who have been dealt a difficult hand in life, from being homeless to gang life.  Julie and Rusty welcomed each of them into their central Florida ranch for a second chance at getting on the right track.

GMC World Premiere Documentary Reality Special

November 2012

This emotional and uplifting documentary reality series provides people the opportunity to forgive someone who has hurt them or a loved one physically or emotionally.  The goal of the series is to facilitate healing and overcome hatred, anger and revenge.  Executive produced by Arnold Shapiro, Oscar® and 16-time Emmy® Award-winning producer and writer and Rob Lee of Bayonne Entertainment.

GMC World Premiere Movie

Premiere: December 1 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. EST

Christmas Angel is the story of a young girl's dream for her wish to have a complete family come true. While working on a class assignment to write a paper on "My Impossible Christmas Wish," Olivia Mead quickly takes note of unusual happenings. As her wishes come true she is convinced the miracles are linked to a mysterious woman she believes is an angel.

Stars Della Reese, Teri Polo, Kevin Sorbo and Tamera Mowry-Housley  

GMC World Premiere Music Special

Premiere:  December 2012

For the last 25 years, the biggest and brightest voices have lent their time and talents to Special Olympics to create the holiday album series, "A Very Special Christmas (AVSC), the most successful benefit recording in music history.  Bruce Springsteen, John Mellancamp, Sting, Run DMC, Vanessa Williams, US, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Wycliff Jean, Tom Petty, Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton and Tracy Chapman are just a few of the artists that have recorded songs, produced music videos and appeared in two television specials at the White House.  The GMC World Premiere Special will not only capture the most special moments and interviews from the past 25 years, it will feature new performances and interviews from many of the artists coming together for the new 25th anniversary album.

GMC ( is America's favorite television channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. The Parents Television Council™ has twice awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being "an authentic family-friendly cable network." GMC is the only television network brand to be so honored.  GMC has been the fastest growing entertainment network in television in the key demographics of W18-49 and W25-54. GMC can be seen in 55 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FiOS on channel 224. Follow GMC TV on Facebook and Twitter at and