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The Book of Esther TV Airdate: April 12
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For two weeks in April, television audiences will be treated to an unprecedented collection of inspirational movies and mini-series when UP once again presents “The Greatest Stories of The Bible” in honor of the Easter season. America’s favorite network for uplifting entertainment will mark the holiday for a second year with an Unforgettable programming schedule. Starting on Monday, April 7 and continuing through Easter, Sunday, April 20, UP will air 21 classic stories from the New and Old Testaments (11 never-before-seen on UP), plus one all-new UP Original Movie during prime time, totaling more than 123 hours of programming.

The complete list UP’s “The Greatest Stories of The Bible” includes:

The Book of EstherChosen as queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia, the Jewish maiden Esther discovers a plot to exterminate her people and must outwit her enemies. (2013) Stars: Jen Lilley, Linda Bisesti. Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

See full press release and list of movies being aired by clicking here.

New Project: Crossing Streets
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Jen is currently busy filming the independent film “Crossing Streets” in Virginia. Proceeds from the film will be donated to a charity that focuses on preventing human trafficking. Jen portrays police officer Kate Anderson and we have our first looks from the set.

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Crossing Streets: On Set

DAYS Renewed Through Sept. 2016
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NBC has given DAYS OF OUR LIVES a two-year pickup, guaranteeing that the show will remain on the air through September 2016, the network announced today. Said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, “Days of our Lives continues to be a fan favorite for the daytime audience and we are thrilled to keep it going through its 50th season. Days has shown year-to-year increases in key female demographics and remains both relevant and fresh creatively due to the hard work of the producers, writers, cast and crew who have worked tirelessly to make ‘Days’ the ratings success it is today.” Added Steve Kent, senior executive VP, programming, Sony Pictures Television, “Having won the Emmy Award for outstanding daytime drama, Days of our Lives continues to deliver on its legacy of quality storytelling. We appreciate NBC’s continued support and are excited to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary with our generations of dedicated fans.” DAYS will mark its 50th anniversary on November 8, 2015. (Source)

Bid on Jen’s Autographed Wedges!
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A pair of gold wedges Jen wore on the red carpet at the Emmys are now autographed and up for auction on eBay. The auction ends on January 16th. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Opera House.


Reminder: The Crazy Ones – TONIGHT
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Jen’s episode of “The Crazy Ones” airs tonight on CBS at 9 pm est. Set your DVRs, write a reminder, watch! :)

November 9: “Day Of DAYS” – Jen’s Attending!
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The stars of DAYS will, once again, gather at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, CA on November 9 to meet the fans in autograph signings and a Q&A session. Scheduled to appear are John Aniston (Victor), Camila Banus (Gabi), Blake Berris (Nick), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Galen Gering (Rafe), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Kate Mansi (Abigail), James Reynolds (Abe), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Freddie Smith (Sonny), Chrishell Stause (Jordan), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Greg Vaughan (Eric) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole). For more information on this event, click here. (Source)

Interview: Slicing Pie with Jen Lilley
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Enrolled in the University of Virginia’s theatre program, she actually ended up taking so many science and geology electives that her professor finally pulled her aside one day and informed her she was just two credits away from a degree. “Aren’t you a drama major?” the professor asked in confusion.

Most people would probably grapple with the choice of finishing one or the other course requirements. Not Lilley. She simply went ahead and double-majored in both, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS and a BA.  Offers were on the table for her to teach geology courses, and she actually did teach kindergarten for a time before she felt she had to give acting a real shot.

“I gave myself seven years,” she says. Seven years to see if she could make a living at being someone else, to see if she could persevere through what is undeniably one of the most difficult professions in the world, particularly for women.

But as delicate as she looks, Lilley is made of strong stuff, the backbone of which is founded on her faith.  Which, by the way, she didn’t always have. She didn’t come out of the womb quoting Ezekiel.  She was raised with it, but she questioned it, challenged it, demanded of it – the empiricist in her wanting more than to know it just from a book. She wanted to feel it in her gut.

“I’m the one who said, ‘Yeah, okay, if you’re real, I’m not gonna just buy it. You need to prove it to me.”  She’s trusting, but not willing to simply accept blindly what’s put in front of her. Give her a reason to invest, and she will, completely and with everything she has, and with no regrets. “I wake up every morning and choose not to be jaded.” Lilley contemplates her tea thoughtfully. “And I made a pact with my family:  If I ever start acting like a diva…please call me on it.”  She smiles again. “Nobody’s more honest with you than your family.”

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Jen Lilley plays against type as brunette bad girl
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Categories: Days of Our Lives, Interviews, The Crazy Ones

Roanoke County native turned Hollywood actress Jen Lilley is back on daytime television — and she’s scheduled to turn up on prime time, too.

The 2003 Cave Spring High School graduate portrays Theresa Donovan on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” — the long-lost daughter of one of the show’s “supercouples,” as they’re termed in soap opera parlance.

And she’s bad news. Those back home who know Lilley, or who might be familiar with her through her year long stint playing haughty blonde Maxie Jones on ABC’s “General Hospital,” might not immediately recognize the actress with her new brunette hairdo and bad-girl attitude.

As a character, Theresa’s personality is the polar opposite of the actress who portrays her.

“She’s deliciously naughty,” Lilley said. “She’s a drug addict, party girl, promiscuous, manipulative and she’s just evil.”

Before joining “Days of Our Lives,” “I’ve only played the Meg Ryan/Reese Witherspoon roles.”

There are benefits to playing a naughty brunette. Lilley has landed a guest star spot in an upcoming episode of CBS’ new comedy “The Crazy Ones,” starring legendary funny man Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fame.

In the episode, which airs at 9 p.m. Oct. 3, she plays Claire, “the promiscuous girl from the third floor,” as she describes it. “I’m like the bed buddy with one of the main characters.” Her storyline concludes on an open-ended note, so she might get to come back.

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