MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 – Marie Osmond sits down with Carnie Wilson to talk about her lifelong struggles with weight. Carnie explains why she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery and her decision to broadcast the surgery on the internet. She also shows Marie how to whip up her favorite healthy dish. Next, recycling guru Sonya Nimri demonstrates inexpensive ways to turn your old furniture into designer pieces, like turning old jeans into a patchwork pattern to spruce up an old headboard. Jason Gedrick, star of the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “The Wishing Tree” drops by to chat about the new movie and his new role on Showtime’s “Dexter.” Jason also talks about being a father to three sons and what it’s taught him over the years. Lastly, Mac Powell, lead singer of the Grammy®-winning Christian rock band Third Day, performs a song off his new solo country album.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 – Marie Osmond talks to the actor who wore Superman’s cape the longest – Dean Cain. Dean and Marie talk about him being a single father. The caped crusader cooks with Marie and shares the recipe for his son Christopher’s favorite dish – homemade chicken nuggets. Dean and Marie take a look back through Dean’s cinematic career from “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” to playing Scott Peterson, Dean’s six starring roles on Hallmark Channel Original Movies, and his recent show, Mark Burnett’s “Stars Earn Stripes” (a military competition show). Next, Marie and author and lifestyle expert Kym Douglas present wacky products that really work: A razor with an extension so pregnant women can shave their legs more easily. Kym also presents “On the Cuff,” sponge cuffs that keep water from running down arms, the Decollette Anti-Wrinkle bra and a contraption for stimulating hair follicles, the iGrow! On the performance stage, American Idol stars (and the show’s first couple) Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 [OAD 11/21/2012] – Marie Osmond chats with Emmy® Award-winning journalist Shaun Robinson, who opens up about the very last one-on-one interview she conducted with Whitney Houston. Shaun also discusses her book Exactly As I Am, which teaches women of all ages, races, ethnicities and backgrounds to develop positive self-esteem. Next, pet expert Laura Nativo teaches Marie how to choose the perfect dog for your family, like hypo-allergenic dogs for families with allergies and breeds that are great with small children. At age 17, Monserrat Lopez wowed a crowd when she sang the national anthem at a San Diego Padres game and surprised them again when she revealed she was homeless. Now, Monserrat is “the new face of homelessness” and shares with Marie her determination to raise awareness about the issue in America. Monserrat ends the show with a beautiful performance of an original song.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 – Marie Osmond sits down with actress Marilu Henner to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Hitched for the Holidays,” which co-stars Joey Lawrence. Marilu discusses her unique gift of an autobiographical memory and the novel she wrote to help others improve their memory entitled Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future. Marilu and Marie also whip up some chocolate almond toffee crunch using Marilu’s special ingredient, Sucanat organic sweetener. Next, David Hoffman, executive producer of Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” shows Marie how to add personal touches to Thanksgiving traditions, like jazzing up your regular stuffing with White Castle hamburger sliders. Designer Cheryl Burke demonstrates how to turn your table into an elegant holiday presentation using inexpensive materials you already have at home. Lastly, Marie chats with her brother Donny Osmond about his favorite Thanksgiving traditions and their current Vegas show. Marie and Donny end the show with a heart-warming performance of a song from their upcoming Christmas tour.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 – Marie welcomes one of TV’s best-loved moms, Florence Henderson. Florence shares her memorable moments from “The Brady Bunch,” reminisces about her guest appearance on “Donny & Marie” and talks growing up in a large family. The fun continues when Marie and Florence face off in the ultimate TV trivia challenge entitled “Name That 70s Show.” Next, Marie welcomes friend and her former “Dancing With The Stars” partner, Jonathan Roberts. After catching up with Marie, the man responsible for helping her lose 35 pounds, shows a DWTS fan salsa moves to help dance herself fit. Lastly, “Real Housewives of New York” star and author of I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag Jennifer Gilbert reveals to Marie how she fought to rebuild her life after she was brutally attacked in New York City.
“Marie” is a one-hour weekday talk show hosted by international superstar Marie Osmond. The program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (11a.m.-12 Noon ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel. An encore presentation of a past episode airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (8a.m.-9a.m. ET/PT).
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