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Lifetime’s ‘The Christmas Setup’ Starring Fran Drescher, See Full Cast & Photos

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The Christmas Setup with Fran Drescher

Everyone’s favorite Nanny, Fran Drescher is starring in an original Lifetime Christmas Movie for the 2020 Christmas season. Following a successful lineup of Dear Christmas with Melissa Joan Hart, Feliz Navidad with Mario Lopez, and Too Close for Comfort with Chad Michael Murray, this one is up next! The Christmas setup is premiering Saturday, December 12, 2020.

The Christmas Setup Plot + Cast

It’s time for the holidays! Hugo and his best friend Madelyn who both work in New York, head home to Milwaukee over the holidays where his mom Kate (Fran Drescher) is in charge of all the local celebrations. As a notorious part-time matchmaker, Kate arranges for her son Hugo to bump into his friend and crush from high school. As they all spend their time together enjoying the Christmas festivities, Hugo and Patrick grow closer to each other which makes Kate’s matchmaking skills spot on!

However, when Hugo gets offered a big promotion which would require him moving out of the country to London, he must decide what is more important to him.

Who is Who in the Cast?

Ben Lewis as Hugo

Blake Lee as Patrick

Fran Drescher as Kate

Ellen Wong as Madelyn

Chad Connell as Aiden

The Cast Reacts

Ben Lewis announced his role in the Lifetime Christmas movie to his official Instagram. “COLLECT ‘EM ALL!*🎅🏼🎁🎄*#TheChristmasSetup trading cards (stale bubblegum included) may not be available this Holiday season, but you can still watch the movie Dec 12 on @lifetimetv in the US and Dec 18 on @ctvdrama in Canada!” he said.

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Fran Drescher posted this photo with her TV movie son to Instagram from the set.

Fran also wished everyone a very Happy Hanukkah with a well known depiction of Yetta, her grandmother from The Nanny!

The Christmas Setup Photos

The Christmas Setup premieres Saturday, December 12, 2020 on Lifetime at 8pm ET/PT.


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