Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lifetime Movie 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' Premieres Tonight, Stars Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Anika Noni Rose, Tichina Arnold, Kimberly Elise and Mekhi Phifer

A Day Late and a Dollar Short premieres Saturday, April 19.
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Lifetime Original Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short premieres Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, The Color Purple, The View) and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible) headline the cast.

Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan, A Day Late and A Dollar Short is the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and downs. The film also stars Mekhi Phifer (Dawn of the Dead), Kimberly Elise (Hit the Floor, Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) and Tichina Arnold (Ryan's Hope, All My Children).

In A Day Late and a Dollar Short, when irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, from her relationship with her husband to the lives of her four children and grandchildren. While on this quest, she must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction - and that is only one child. Additionally, her jailbird son needs to learn how to be a better father, her granddaughter is in bigger trouble than her daughter is willing to admit and Viola's estranged husband needs saving from his scheming younger girlfriend. It's the kind of meddling that the Price family hasn't experienced from Viola in decades, and she won't have an easy time bending her loved ones to her will.

Produced by Ostar Productions, the film is executive produced by Stephen Tolkin, Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Leonardis, Jeffrey Hayes and Bill Haber. Tolkin also serves as director. Shernold Edwards wrote the script based on McMillan's book.


  1. I think Tichina Arnold is best known for her role on Everybody Hates Chris these days.

  2. Absolutely, and she was great in that, but I figured her soap past would be more applicable here. I've always thought she would be the only actress that might possibly be able to pull off Drucilla on Y&R other than Victoria Rowell. Have loved Tichina since her RH days.