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The New York Times bestselling novel by Terry McMillan, “A Day Late and A Dollar Short” is coming to television next month. “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Mekhi Phifer, Tichina Arnold and Kimberly Elise, will air on Lifetime on Saturday, April 19 at 8pm.

The film follows a woman named Viola Prince (played by Whoopi Goldberg), her husband, Cecil (played by Ving Rhames), their children and the ups and downs of their family’s relationship.

In case you’ve never read the novel, take a peak at the synopsis and trailer below:

In A Day Late and a Dollar Short, when irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, from her relationship with her husband (Rhames), to the lives of her four children and grandchildren. While on this quest, she must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and prescription drug addiction – and that is only one child.  Additionally, her jailbird son (Pfifer) needs to learn how to be a better father, her granddaughter is in bigger trouble than her daughter is willing to admit and her estranged husband needs saving from his scheming younger girlfriend.  It’s the kind of meddling that the Price family hasn’t experienced from Viola in decades, and she won’t have an easy time bending her loved ones to her will.

Will you be watching?

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