Lifetime is in the Milojo Productions business, the production banner owned by “All My Children” alums Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. The network recently announced two new ripped from the headlines films from the company, “Let’s Get Physical” and “The Disappearance of Cari Farver.” Both movies will air in October as part of the network’s ripped from the headlines slate which also includes “The Gabby Petito Story,” “Swindler Seduction” and “An Amish Sin.”
Premiering Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT, “The Disappearance of Cari Farver” is based on a true story and the subject of Leslie Rule’s bestselling true-crime book, “A Tangled Web.” The movie stars Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future,” “Switched at Birth”), Zach Gilford (“Good Girls,” “Friday Night Lights”) and Alicia Witt (“Friday Night Lights,” “The Walking Dead”), and follows a man named Dave Kroupa (Gilford) who is shocked when his new girlfriend, Cari Farver (Rebecca Amzallag), starts sending him demanding texts. When Dave ends the relationship, he finds himself on the receiving end of an onslaught of twisted messages from Cari who has abruptly disappeared. Dave’s ex-girlfriend, Liz (Witt), begins receiving harassing texts from Cari resulting in a dangerous situation for them both. Meanwhile, Cari’s mother, Nancy (Thompson), continually searches for her, keeping the pressure on the police who eventually uncover a shocking discovery.
On Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT, “Let’s Get Physical” follows a fitness instructor who by day teaches fitness and dance to soccer moms but by night leads a double life running a sophisticated prostitution ring with a customer list that included very prominent men in the community. Starring Jenna Dewan (“The Rookie”), Jennifer Irwin (“The Goldbergs”) and Michael Consuelos (“Riverdale”), we’re introduced to Sadie (Dewan) whose studio is raided by authorities after an anonymous tip leads to an indictment and ignites a firestorm in a small town which leads everyone to ask, “who exactly was on the client list?” Dewan also executive produces.
The Lifetime “Ripped from the Headlines” movie slate will premiere as follows:
- “The Gabby Petito Story” – October 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT
- “The Disappearance of Cari Farver” – Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT
- “Let’s Get Physical” – Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT
- “Swindler Seduction” – October 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT
- “An Amish Sin” – October 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT