An updated version of the timeless fairy tale, "Prince Charming" also stars Christina Applegate, Billy Connolly and Sean Maguire. Produced by Robert Halmi Sr. and Robert Halmi Jr. for Hallmark Entertainment, "Prince Charming" was directed by Emmy Award winner Allan Arkush. The script was written by Doug Palau. In the story, Maguire, who plays the titular prince, and his squire, played by Short, are punished for a romantic infraction by being turned into frogs. They are too remain swamp-bound until a fair maiden kisses the Prince and marries him. Maguire and Short are long about their business, however, and soon end up in modern day Central Park (which they call Central Forest). There Maguire finds he must choose between Peters, who plays a conniving, diva-ish actress—and who actually released him from his spell—and Applegate, a sweet-hearted hansom cab driver who is his true love.
Central Park's Delacorte Theatre is prominently featured in the film, with Peters starring in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet. (Theatre purists will notice some bits of fiction. The shows are in repertory, something that never happens at the Delacorte. And the theatre appears to have wings and lavish dressing rooms, another improbability.)
"Prince Charming" debuts July 13 at 8 PM ET on TNT. Subsequent airings are scheduled for July 13 (10 PM), July 14 (midnight), July 17 (9 PM), July 18 (10:30 PM), July 20 (midnight), July 23 (11 PM) and July 26 (9:30 AM). Check local listings for broadcast dates and times. For more information, visit www.tnt.tv.