Lifetime’s ‘Terry McMillan Presents: Tempted By Love’ Rounds Out Cast & Sets Premiere Date

EXCLUSIVE: The untitled Lifetime “Terry McMillan Presents” film starring and executive produced by Garcelle Beauvais will be known officially as Terry McMillan Presents: Tempted By Love and will premiere on Saturday, August 17th at 8/7c.

Joining Beauvais on the cast are Vaughn W. Hebron (The Game: Reboot, King Richard), who serves as co-producer, Lela Rochon (Any Given Sunday, The Family Business: New Orleans), Emmy winner Loretta Devine (P-Valley, Family Reunion) and Donna Biscoe (The Supremes at Big Earl’s Cafe, Reasonable Doubt). The project reunites Rochon and Devine who previously starred in Terry McMillan’s feature film, Waiting to Exhale.

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In Terry McMillan Presents: Tempted by Love, Ava (Beauvais), a world-class renowned chef living in Europe, rushes home to care for her elderly aunt (Biscoe) in South Carolina after she suffers from a fall. Picked up from the long flight by Luke (Hebron), a handsome driver 20 years her junior, the pair feel an unexpected, yet passionate, connection.

With a mutual interest in food, family and fun, Ava and Luke are the perfect recipe for love. Despite her feelings for him, Ava soon realizes that Luke still has so much to experience in life and she must decide what is best for her career and relationships.

Garcelle Beauvais and Terry McMillan
Garcelle Beauvais and Terry McMillan

McMillan is best known for her novels turned hit films, including How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Her branded Lifetime movies focus on the love and lives of African American women.

The movie is executive produced by D’Angela Proctor for Undaunted Content in association with GroupM Motion Entertainment. McMillan and Beauvais executive produce. Richard Foster and Chet Fenster are executive producers for GroupM Motion Entertainment. Taliah Breon directs from a script written by Tamara T. Gregory.

Hebron is repped by Stewart Talent, CGEM Talent and attorney Mark Temple.

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