Monday, March 15, 2010

Lifetime Television Schedules Movies based on Patricia Cornwell Novels

At Risk by Patricia Cornwell
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Last April, Lifetime Networks announced a number of television programs, including movie adaptations of the two books in the Monique Lamont and Win Garano series by Patricia Cornwell, At Risk and The Front. Lifetime has now announced the scheduling of these made-for-television films for next month.

On Saturday, April 10th at 9 PM ET/PT (and repeated at 11PM ET/PT), At Risk airs, featuring high-powered and sexy Boston District Attorney Monique Lamont (Andie MacDowell) and her favorite ace detective, Win Garano (Daniel Sunjata). In an attempt to become the next Governor of Massachusetts, the calculating Monique creates an anti-crime initiative and enlists Win's help to solve a 20-year-old murder in Tennessee. Grudgingly taking on the assignment, he delves deep into the case with the help of his colleague Sykes (Annabeth Gish) while Monique becomes a victim of a crime herself ... making it apparent there is much more at stake.

A week later, on Saturday, April 17th at 9 PM ET/PT (and repeated at 11 PM ET/PT), The Front airs. Having survived a brutal attack in her home and attempting to generate much needed publicity for her flagging political aspirations, Monique orders Win to re-open and investigate an unsolved brutal, decades-old murder. To crack the case, he must work closely with a no-nonsense and combative female detective named "Stump" (Ashley Williams). As Win and "Stump" unpeel layer upon layer of the 40-year-old crime, more of Monique's own dark secrets are brought to light, placing Win in the grave danger his grandmother, Nana (Diahann Carroll), has warned him about throughout his career. (For those who may have missed At Risk the previous week, it repeats at 7 PM ET/PT, immediately preceding The Front.)

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