The upcoming TV Movie Notes From Dad premieres Saturday June 15 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C) on Hallmark and stars Eddie Cibrian, Alan Thicke & Chris Sheffield.
Notes From Dad Synopsis: A former jazz musician goes back to high school to learn how to put family first in the World Premiere of “Notes From Dad,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Saturday. Directed by three-time Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Eriq La Salle (“ER”), “Notes From DAd” stars Eddie Cibrian (“CSI: Miami”), Golden Globe® winner Michael Beach (“Short Cuts,” “Third Watch”), Alan Thicke (“Growing Pains”), Chris Sheffield (“General Education”), Travis Caldwell (“The Gates”) and Josie Davis (“Hollywood Heights,” “Charles in Charge”).
Clay Allen (Cibrian) never goes anywhere without his trumpet, the instrument that made him a jazz club circuit star. But now, following a divorce and a strained relationship with his college-bound son (Caldwell), Clay takes a surprising new gig as a music teacher at a local disadvantaged high school to pay the bills. Despite a new friendship with the janitor, Manny (Beach), Clay faces the wrath of strict principal April Sutton (Davis) and struggles to teach his underprivileged students who would rather listen to Beyonce than Basie. His effort seems hopeless until he discovers quiet skateboarder T.J. Harris (Sheffield) riffing on the trumpet after school. Stunned by his talent, Clay enlists him to be the star of the school’s new pep band, hoping to show the school board what the music program is made of at an upcoming concert, and help the failing school stay open.