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Luke Macfarlane isn’t the only Amish stud at Lifetime: Ryan McPartlin (Chuck, L.A.’s Finest) will star in and executive-produce the cabler’s Ripped from the Headlines movie Amish Affair, premiering Saturday, July 6 at 8/7c.

In the film, “Hannah (played by Upload’s Mackenize Cardwell) moves in with a charismatic Amish leader, Aaron (McPartlin), to help with his ailing wife,” reads the official synopsis. “Seeking refuge after leaving her Amish community, Hannah is grateful to Aaron and his wife for opening their home to her and giving her work but as she tends to her household chores, the spark between her and Aaron is undeniable. Hannah knows their secret relationship has them both living in sin, so she decides to end it but when Aaron’s wife suspiciously dies, she finds herself framed for murder and fighting to prove her innocence.”

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In other Lifetime movie news, Matthew Daddario (Shadowhunters), Dia Nash (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) and Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) will star in Sister Wife Murder (premiering Saturday, July 13 at 8 pm), about a young woman who falls for a charismatic pastor with a dark side.

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* Special Ops: Lioness has promoted Thad Luckinbill (aka CIA Officer Kyle) to series regular for Season 2, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) and Margaret Qualley (Maid) are attached to star in and executive-produce a limited-series adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel Forever, Interrupted, which is in development at Netflix, Deadline reports.

* David Morse (Outsiders) will co-star in Prime Video’s series adaptation of We Were Liars, starring Mamie Gummer, Caitlin FitzGerald and Candice King, our sister site Variety reports. Morse will play the patriach of the Sinclair family.

* The MGM+ mystery thriller series Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue, starring Eric McCormack, has added the following actors to its cast: David Ajala (Star Trek: Discovery), Lydia Wilson (The Swarm), Peter Gadiot (Yellowjackets), Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Tourist), Adam Long (Happy Valley) and Jan Le (The Capture).

* The Hulu unscripted series Dress My Tour, in which aspiring fashion designers create looks for some of music’s biggest names, will premiere with all 10 episodes on Tuesday, July 23. Kate Upton serves as host.

* The movie Am I OK?, starring Dakota Johnson, will debut Thursday, June 6 on Max; watch trailer:

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