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Wedding at Graceland Promises a Sequel Fit for a King

ALSO: Songland, SNL, Bad Times at the El Royale, Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta, and more
  • Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown star in Wedding at Graceland (Hallmark)
    Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown star in Wedding at Graceland (Hallmark)

    A quiet Saturday sees a mix of new made-for-tv movies, reality, choice repeats and what may be Netflix's answer to a Gen Z American Pie (by way of... Romania?). Here are the highlights:

    TV MOVIE PREMIERE: Following Christmas at Graceland (Hallmark’s highest rated film of 2018), Wedding at Graceland kicks off the network’s month of June Weddings, with new wedding-themed films premiering every Saturday night. Stars Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown, who reunited at Elvis Presley’s Graceland over the holidays, will now hold their nuptials at the legendary estate, complete with a cameo from none other than Priscilla Presley herself. Fans can look forward to a third film in December. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: NBC is giving viewers a second chance to catch this week's premiere of their new summer reality music competition, Songland. The new series gives songwriters a chance to have their songs recorded by the likes of John Legend, the Jonas Brothers, Will.i.Am, Charlie Puth, Macklemore and Meghan Trainor. While the debut episode took a drubbing from some critics, pointing to difficulty applying The Voice's format to songwriting, viewers took to it, and the show’s catchy first single ("We Need Love," recorded by John Legend and released Tuesday Night), immediately cracked the top ten at iTunes. 8:00PM ET on NBC

    MOVIE PREMIERE: Hitting Netflix by way of Romania (where it broke box office records), the raunchy teen comedy Oh, Ramona! debuts on the streamer today. Adapted from the bestselling book by comedian Andrei Cioanu, the coming-of-age story was shot in English with an international cast. (Watch trailer) Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE:  The latest addition to OWN’s Saturday night unscripted series lineup, To Have and to Hold: Charlotte follows five interconnected African American couples as they navigate the ups and downs of love, marriage and intimacy with all the drama we’ve come to expect from the Real Housewives genre.  (Watch Trailer10:00PM on OWN 

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta reimagines Jane Austen's literary classic in contemporary Georgia, with an all-African American cast including Victoria Rowell, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jackee Harry and Reginald VelJohnson. (Watch Trailer) 8:00PM on Lifetime
    • Bad Times at the El Royale is HBO's Saturday night movie premiere this week. Drew Goddard's all-star Neo-noir follows six strangers over the course of one fateful and bloody night at the El Royale, a rundown Lake Tahoe hotel. Though the film is set in 1969, the genre-blending film reminded some critics of late-90s Quentin Tarantino productions like From Dusk Till Dawn. (Watch Trailer)  8:00PM on HBO
    • Saturday Night Live: With Emma Thompson’s TV-themed feature film Late Night hitting theaters this coming week, SNL is repeating its Thompson-fronted Mother’s Day episode, featuring musical guest Jonas Brothers, and a monologue drop-in from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. 11:30PM on NBC

    Joe Reid is the Managing Editor at Primetimer and co-host of the This Had Oscar Buzz podcast. His work has appeared in Decider, NPR, HuffPost, The Atlantic, Slate, Polygon, Vanity Fair, The Herald Sun, Vulture, The A.V. Club and more.

    TOPICS: Wedding at Graceland, Hallmark Channel, Oh, Ramona!, Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta, Saturday Night Live, Songland, To Have and to Hold: Charlotte, Kellie Pickler, Priscilla Presley, Wes Brown