SILVER SPRING, Md. – TV One’s original film “Coins for Christmas” premiers Sunday, Dec, 16 at 7 p.m. eastern time.

The show stars Stephen Bishop (“Being Mary Jane”), Essence Atkins (“Marlon”), TC Carson (“Living Single”), Kelly Price (“Saints and Sinners”) and Karlie Redd (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”).

“Coins for Christmas” chronicles single mom Madison (Atkins) who’s saved all year to make sure her teenage kids have the best Christmas ever.

That is until she gets fired from the bookstore she manages and comes home to find that the IRS has frozen her bank account due to delinquent taxes her ex-husband failed to pay.

Desperate to pay bills and buy gifts for her children, Madison jumps into the new “gig economy.” That’s when she meets and eventually gets hired by arrogant, sidelined former professional football player Alec Darby (Bishop), who is also secretly on the verge of going broke.

This odd couple butts heads time and time again, but can the Christmas spirit help these two get past their bickering, learn from each and ultimately forge a lasting friendship?

The debut will be followed by an encore at 9 p.m.

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