Some cable channels care mostly about Christmas, but UPtv believes in also throwing love at Easter.
Its annual 'Easter Lives Here' programming event features faith-themed movies and TV specials, straight through Holy Week to Easter Sunday.
All times Eastern (UPtv only has one feed, so adjust for your own timezone).
This year, we're proud to announce that our documentary PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON joins the schedule.
The 2020 film, the inspiring true story of FTP founder Venerable Patrick Peyton, makes its cable premiere on Holy Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m.
So, we recommend having a nice breakfast and a cup of the hot beverage of your choice and settling in to enjoy the improbable tale of a boy from rural Ireland who became a priest in America.
Father Peyton then became a media evangelist, working with the biggest stars of Hollywood from 1947 until his death in 1992, to spread his message that "the family that prays together stays together."
The event begins on Saturday, April 9, but really kicks into gear on Palm Sunday, April 10, with The Passion of the Christ, at 7 and 11 p.m.
Perennial favorite The Ten Commandments comes up on Holy Thursday, April 14, at 8 p.m.
PRAY kicks off the Easter-weekend programming. On Easter Sunday, The 3rd Annual Stellar Music of Hope special makes its cable debut at 10 a.m.
UPtv describes it thus:
Hosted by Jonathan McReynolds and Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Stellar Music of Hope is an Easter celebration of hope, family and uplifting songs featuring Pastor Mike Jr, Smokie Norful, Donnie McClurkin, Brandon Camphor & Oneway, Natalie Grant, Todd Dulaney, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and more!
Two world broadcast premieres of faith-based films start at 7 p.m. with Faith, Hope & Love.
Then, at 9 p.m. is Small Group.
Here's a sampling of the rest of the offerings:
Click here for more information on 'Easter Lives Here." The full schedule provided by UPtv is below:
EASTER PROGRAMMING SLATE (All times ET)
Saturday, April 9
• Expecting a Miracle 3p
• Ordinary Miracles 5p
• Run the Race 7p
• When We Last Spoke 9p
• Courageous 11p
Sunday, April 10 (Palm Sunday)
• Miles From Nowhere 3p
• Run the Race 5p
• The Passion of the Christ 7p
• Mary, Mother of Jesus 9p
• The Passion of the Christ 11p
• New Life 1a
Monday, April 11
• David (Part 1) 8p
• David (Part 2) 10p
• The Chosen 101: I Have Called You By Name 12a
• The Chosen 102: The Shabbat 1a
Tuesday, April 12
• Joseph (Part 1) 8p
• Joseph (Part 2) 10p
• The Chosen 103: Jesus Loves the Little Children 12a
• The Chosen 104: The Rock on Which it Is Built 12:30a
Wednesday, April 13
• Moses (Part 1) 8p
• Moses (Part 2) 10p
• The Chosen 105: The Wedding Gift 12a
• The Chosen 106: Indescribable Compassion 1a
Thursday, April 14
• The Ten Commandments 8p
• The Chosen 107: Invitations 12a
• The Chosen 108: I Am He 1a
• Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone 2a
Friday, April 15 (Good Friday)
• Jacob 1p
• Joseph Part 1 3p
• Joseph Part 2 5p
• Mary, Mother of Jesus 7p
• The Passion of the Christ 9p
• The Passion of the Christ 11p
• Jacob 1a
Saturday, April 16 (Holy Saturday)
• PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON 9:30a CABLE TELEVISION PREMIERE
• Mary, Mother of Jesus 11a
• The Ten Commandments 1p
• Moses Part 1 5p
• Moses Part 2 7p
• David Part 1 9p
• David Part 2 11p
• Mary, Mother of Jesus 1a
Sunday, April 17 (Easter)
• Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone 9a
• 3rd Annual Stellar Music of Hope Special 10a CABLE TELEVISION PREMIERE
• Courageous 12p
• When We Last Spoke 2:30p
• In-Lawfully Yours 5p
• Faith, Hope & Love 7p WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE
• Small Group 9p WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE
• Faith, Hope & Love 11:30p
• Small Group 1:30a