Nathalie Kelley, Colin Donnell and Patti Murin Star in an All New Original Mystery





Nathalie Kelley, Colin Donnell and Patti Murin Star in an All New Original Mystery “To Catch a Spy” on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
The movie, due on June 20, is currently filming on location in Malta.
[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]
NATHALIE KELLEY, COLIN DONNELL AND PATTI MURIN STAR IN AN ALL NEW ORIGINAL MYSTERY “TO CATCH A SPY” ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

The new movie Premieres Sunday, June 20th at 8/7C

Nathalie Kelley (“The Baker & The Beauty”), Colin Donnell (“Chicago Med”) and Patti Murin (“Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire”) star in “To Catch a Spy,” a new original premiering Sunday, June 20, (8p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

“To Catch a Spy” is produced by Agnes Bristow, Colin Azzopardi, Borga Dorter and associate producer Christopher Landry. Leif Bristow serves as executive producer. Jeff Beesley directs from a script by Rick Garman. The movie is currently filming on location in Malta.

When the newly renovated Hotel Optima in Malta has a grand reopening, Chloe (Kelley) and her team from Destination Traveler Magazine, which includes Sara, (Murin), head over to cover the travel scene in Malta. On her first night in Malta, Chloe overhears an altercation happening through the air vent of her hotel room and then sees someone fall to their death – right past her hotel window! Chloe assists the FBI agent, Aaron (Donnell), working on the case, but will they catch the killer before the killer finds them?



JOCELYN HUDON AND STEVE LUND WARM UP TO ROMANCE IN ‘BABY, IT’S COLD INSIDE’





JOCELYN HUDON AND STEVE LUND WARM UP TO ROMANCE IN ‘BABY, IT’S COLD INSIDE’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING MAY 8, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL

STUDIO CITY, CA – April 19, 2021 – Jocelyn Hudon (“When Hope Calls,” “The Strain”)
and Steve Lund (“Blue Mountain State,” “Hemlock Grove”) star in “Baby, It’s Cold Inside,” a
new, original movie premiering Saturday, May 8 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel.

Top-level travel agent Hanna (Hudon) is asked by her company to forgo her family holiday
cruise and travel to the Ice Hotel to research it as a vacation destination. Hanna convinces her
best friend Phoebe (Kathryn Kohut, “Love at Look Lodge”), who is sad about a recent breakup,
to join her. When they arrive at the hotel, Hanna is dazzled with its icy wonder and meets Ben
(Lund), the designer and co-owner. Hanna and Phoebe enjoy all the luxuries the Ice Hotel has
to offer from the outdoor spa to snowshoeing. When Phoebe begins to reconnect with her ex,
Hanna starts to spend more time with Ben. Meanwhile, a hotel reviewer has also checked in so
Hanna and Ben team up to make sure he has a memorable stay. Along the way, Hanna feels
herself falling for Ben. When Ben offers Hanna an opportunity she always wished for, will
Hannah’s doubts and insecurities take hold or will she find the confidence to make her dreams
come true?

“Baby, It’s Cold Inside” is from the Johnson Production Group. Timothy O. Johnson and
Andrew C. Erin are executive producers. Joseph Wilka is co-executive producer. Hayden Baptiste
serves as producer. MJ Grabiak directed from a script by Barbara Kymlicka.



CINDY BUSBY AND TIM ROSS COOK UP SOMETHING SPECIAL IN ‘HEARTS DOWN UNDER’





CINDY BUSBY AND TIM ROSS COOK UP SOMETHING SPECIAL IN ‘HEARTS DOWN UNDER,’
PREMIERING APRIL 24, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Filmed on location in Australia
STUDIO CITY, CA – April 14, 2021 – Cindy Busby (“Chasing Waterfalls,” “Love in the
Forecast”) and Tim Ross (“Harrow,” “Wonderland”) star in “Hearts Down Under,” premiering
on Saturday, April 24 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Filmed on location in Australia, the movie also stars
Naomi Sequeira (“Pearl in Paradise”).

New York restaurateur Caroline (Busby) has her hands full with her own restaurant. So,
when she learns that her beloved aunt has left her a café – in faraway small town, Lemon Myrtle
Cove, Australia – she is touched, but it seems like the last thing she has time for. However, she
realizes that heading to Australia is the perfect opportunity to clear her head. What Caroline finds
in Australia is a bustling café – with less than impressive food. She makes a point to say as much
to one of the locals, Simon (Ross), not realizing he’s the café’s chef. In a hurry to get back to
her life in New York, Caroline decides to fix up the café and sell it. The problem with doing that
in a town the size of Lemon Myrtle Cove is that the only available contractor for miles happens
to be Simon. Although they didn’t start off on the right foot, Simon agrees to help Caroline with
the project. In the process, seeing the area through his eyes, she begins to fall for the place and
for him.

“Hearts Down Under” is from A Steve Jaggi Company. Gil Aglaure, Tamara Bell, Stephanie
Slack, Janine Pearce, Rosie Lourde, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross are executive producers. Steve
Jaggi p.g.a. and Spencer McLaren p.g.a. are producers and Kelly Son Hing and Kylie Pascoe are
co-producers. Rosie Lourde directed from a script by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck McNeeley



Hallmark Channel Kicks Off Production, On an All-New Fifth Season of Hit Series “Chesapeake Shores”





Hallmark Channel Kicks Off Production, On an All-New Fifth Season of Hit Series “Chesapeake Shores” Sets Premiere Date for August 15
This season, Robert Buckley joins the all-star ensemble cast led by Meghan Ory, Treat Williams and Diane Ladd.
[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]
HALLMARK CHANNEL KICKS OFF PRODUCTION, ON AN ALL-NEW FIFTH SEASON OF HIT SERIES “CHESAPEAKE SHORES” SETS PREMIERE DATE FOR AUGUST 15

ACTOR ROBERT BUCKLEY JOINS THE ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE CAST EMMY(R)-AWARD WINNER PHOEF SUTTON COMES ABOARD AS NEW SHOWRUNNER

STUDIO CITY, CA – April 15, 2021 – Hallmark Channel announced today that production has started on the fifth season of its hit, multi-generational family drama, “Chesapeake Shores.” Helmed by new showrunner and Emmy(R)-Award winner, Phoef Sutton (“Cheers,” “Terriers”), the 10-episode season is set to air on Sundays, premiering August 15.

This season, Robert Buckley (“The Christmas House,” “iZombie”) joins the all-star ensemble cast led by Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Golden Globe(R) nominee Treat Williams (“Everwood,” Hair) and Academy Award(R) nominee Diane Ladd (“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”). The series also stars Barbara Niven (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”), Laci J. Mailey (“Falling Skies”), Emilie Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Penny (“90210”) and Andrew Francis (“Final Destination 3”).

“We are thrilled to bring back ‘Chesapeake Shores’ for a long-awaited fifth season with Phoef Sutton’s brilliant voice leading this new chapter for the O’Brien family,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP Programming. “As for Robert Buckley joining the cast, he has been part of the Hallmark family for years, most recently he starred in and produced ‘The Christmas House,’ and I know that the show’s fans will thoroughly embrace him in this new role.”

“Throughout my career, I’ve sought out shows with truly character-driven storytelling, where the drama or the humor comes from everyday moments,” says Sutton. “I’ve been a longtime fan of ‘Chesapeake Shores’ for that reason. The O’Briens are a television family you look forward to spending time with and a huge part of that is the chemistry of its talented cast. I’m looking forward to working with them and, together, producing an exciting new season for viewers to enjoy.”

“Chesapeake Shores” explores the lives of the O’Brien family, after the homecoming of eldest daughter Abby O’Brien (Ory), a high-powered career woman and divorced mother of two. Over the past few seasons, Abby has leaned on her family to strike a balance between her professional and personal lives. This season will see her coming into her own as her father Mick’s (Williams) new business partner and facing a new challenge when Evan McKenzie (Buckley), a successful, young entrepreneur brings a new development project into town.

“Chesapeake Shores” is a Chesapeake Shores production in association with Daniel L. Paulson Entertainment. Dan Paulson (“Sweet Magnolias”) is executive producer. Phoef Sutton serves as executive producer and showrunner. Based on the New York Times bestselling series of books by Sherryl Woods, who also serves as executive producer. Matt Drake and Nancey Silvers are also executive producers.

“Chesapeake Shores” seasons one through four are currently available for streaming on Hallmark Movies Now.



HALLMARK MOVIES & MORE LAUNCHES ON VIZIO





HALLMARK MOVIES & MORE LAUNCHES ON VIZIO

Signature Crown Media Content Now Available Free on VIZIO SmartCast® Televisions

New York, April 15, 2021 – Crown Media Family Networks, the country’s leading destination for quality heartwarming entertainment, announced today the launch of new FAST channel, Hallmark Movies & More, on VIZIO SmartCast, expanding the service’s reach to millions of new households.

Fans of Hallmark content now have another way to enjoy the signature brand of entertainment on VIZIO SmartCast with Hallmark Movies & More, featuring over 100 titles from Crown Media’s extensive archive of original content, dating back to 2001. Audiences can find Hallmark Movies & More on channel 114 in the free channel programming guide on VIZIO SmartCast televisions, which provide infinite options for millions of households right out of the box.

“The launch of Hallmark Movies & More on VIZIO brings more viewers a way to discover and experience a curated collection of Hallmark programming,” said Erin McIlvain, EVP, content strategy & distribution, Crown Media Family Networks. “Working with VIZIO reflects our commitment to expanding Crown Media’s presence in the streaming space, allowing new audiences to enjoy our signature brand of unique, feel-good content.”

“We’re thrilled to add the Hallmark Movies & More channel to SmartCast. Whether it’s heartfelt content year-round or fan-favorite classic movies around the holidays, we’re excited to provide access to Crown Media’s signature brand of feel-good programming to millions of SmartCast users across the country,” said Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development for VIZIO.”

VIZIO provides personalized experiences for the modern consumer, where viewers have on-demand, instant access to the types of entertainment they want to watch. Among Crown Media’s marquee titles to air on the platform include Duke, For Better or For Worse, How to Train Your Husband, Kiss at Pine Lake, Like Cats & Dogs, Meddling Mom, Midway to Love, Mom’s Day Away, Stranded in Paradise and The Memory Book.

ABOUT HALLMARK MOVIES & MORE
Hallmark Movies & More, a free, ad-supported streaming TV channel, offers a selection of feel-good programming featuring stories of love, relationships, and family. The platform’s programming slate delivers a select lineup of over 120 titles from Crown Media Family Networks’ extensive archive of original content. Hallmark Movies & More is a program service of Crown Media, the country’s leading destination for heartwarming entertainment, and is available on XUMO, The Roku Channel, and VIZIO SmartCast.

ABOUT VIZIO
Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, VIZIO’s mission is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. VIZIO is driving the future of televisions through its integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful SmartCast operating system. VIZIO also offers a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. VIZIO’s platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to target and dynamically serve ads to a growing audience that is increasingly transitioning away from linear TV.



TAYLOR COLE, JACK TURNER, RUKIYA BERNARD AND DEWSHANE WILLIAMS REUNITE FOR ‘ONE PERFECT WEDDING’





TAYLOR COLE, JACK TURNER, RUKIYA BERNARD AND DEWSHANE WILLIAMS REUNITE FOR
‘ONE PERFECT WEDDING A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING APRIL 3, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL

STUDIO CITY, CA – March 23, 2021 – Taylor Cole (“Unlocking Christmas,” “Ruby Herring
Mysteries”), Jack Turner (“Love in Winterland,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Rukiya Bernard
(“Nancy Drew,” “Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing”) and Dewshane Williams (“In the
Dark,” “The Umbrella Academy”) reunite at the chalet where it all began for “One Perfect
Wedding,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, April 3 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT), on
Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Spring Fling” programming event.
With Cara (Cole) leaving on an international book tour in two weeks and Ben’s (Turner)
business expansion keeping him busy, the couple decides they won’t let work commitments
postpone their nuptials any longer. So, they book the Clara Lake chalet and head back to where
their romance began for a small, intimate wedding with friends and family…just 10 days away.
With the help of their best friends Megan (Bernard) and Sean (Williams), Cara and Ben feel
nothing can stop them from having the perfect wedding. But with Cara wondering why Ben is
being secretive, Ben struggling to help Sean with important life plans long distance and Megan’s
enthusiastic attention to every wedding detail, there are a few misunderstandings and mishaps
along the way. Add in a Clara Lake mystery Cara is determined to solve and this will be a wedding
weekend they’ll never forget.

“One Perfect Wedding” is from Crown Media Productions LLC. Executive producers are
Stan Spry and Eric Scott Woods. Anthony Fankhauser serves as co-executive producer and Graem
Luis is line producer. Gary Yates directed from a script by Elysse Applebaum, written from a story
by Erinne Dobson based on characters Dobson created.



JANEL PARRISH AND MARCO GRAZZINI STAR IN ‘RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME’





JANEL PARRISH AND MARCO GRAZZINI STAR IN ‘RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME,’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING APRIL 17, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “Spring Fling” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – March 18, 2021 – Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Marco
Grazzini (“Virgin River”) star in “Right in Front of Me,” a new, original movie premiering
Saturday, April 17 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual
“Spring Fling” programming event.

Carly Mason (Parrish) owns her own bridal styling business, where her keen eye for
fashion has her in great demand by brides planning high-end weddings. She finds herself
spending the weekend at a resort where several acquaintances from college are gathered for a
wedding. Among them is Matt (Anthony Konechny, “Supergirl”), Carly’s unrequited crush from
their days in the dorm. Carly is invited to participate in the festivities and uses this as a second
chance to pursue a relationship with Matt. Meanwhile Nick (Grazzini), the resort’s junior chef,
believes in his culinary talent but hasn’t been able to convince the head chef to put his creations
on the menu. Carly is impressed with Chef Nick’s food and offers to connect him with her highend clients. In return, Nick offers to help her catch Matt’s attention. Soon, both Carly and Nick
begin to wonder if Matt is really the right man for her.

“Right in Front of Me” is produced by Muse Entertainment. John Cassini and Joel S. Rice
serve as the executive producers. Charles Cooper serves as producer. Linda-Lisa Hayter directed
from a script by Julie Sherman Wolfe.



LOVE EVER AFTER MAKES HALLMARK CHANNEL THE #1 MOST-WATCHED ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORK





LOVE EVER AFTER MAKES HALLMARK CHANNEL THE #1 MOST-WATCHED ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORK
IN PRIMETIME AND ON SATURDAYS IN FEBRUARY

Four All-New Love Ever After Original Movie Premieres
Became the #1 Most-Watched Entertainment Cable Programs of the Day

NEW YORK – March 2, 2021 –Hallmark Channel’s 2021 Love Ever After programming event concluded this weekend, making the network the #1 most-watched across entertainment cable in Primetime and on Saturdays during the entire month of February. The stunt, which featured all-new original movie premieres every Saturday night throughout the month, further elevated Hallmark Channel to become the #2 most-watched entertainment cable network during Total Day in February among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers.

What’s more, the four Saturday night original movie premieres that aired as part of Love Ever After were the #1 most-watched entertainment cable programs of the day on their respective air dates among Women 18+, Total Viewers, and Households, with three of the films becoming the most-watched entertainment cable programs of the month among Women 18+. Together, the 2021 premieres averaged 249,000 Women 25-54 and 2.3 million Total Viewers, and in total, reached 6.7 million unduplicated Total Viewers.

For additional information, please refer to the key Nielsen highlights below.

Key Nielsen Highlights (L+SD) – Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel was the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in February during Primetime among Women 18+ and on Saturdays among Women 18+ and Households
Additionally, Hallmark Channel became the #2 most-watched entertainment cable network in February both during Total Day and on Weekends among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers
The four Love Ever After original movie premieres were the #1 most-watched entertainment cable programs of the day on their respective air dates among Women 18+, Total Viewers, and Households
Three of the 2021 Love Ever After premieres were the most-watched entertainment cable programs of the month among Women 18+
The four all-new premieres averaged 249,000 Women 25-54 and 2.3 million Total Viewers
The 2021 Love Ever After premieres reached 6.7 million unduplicated Total Viewers, while the network overall reached 28 million unduplicated Total Viewers throughout the month of February
Source: Nielsen L+SD 2/1/20-2/28/21; Excluding news and sports; Unduplicated P2+ audience, 6 min qualifier.



HALLMARK CHANNEL’S WHEN CALLS THE HEART BECOMES #1 MOST-WATCHED SCRIPTED SERIES OF 2021





HALLMARK CHANNEL’S WHEN CALLS THE HEART BECOMES #1 MOST-WATCHED SCRIPTED SERIES OF 2021

Season Eight Premiere Episode Makes Network
#1 Most-Watched in Primetime for the Week Among Women 18+

NEW YORK – February 26, 2021 –Hallmark Channel’s hit original series When Calls the Heartkicked off its eighth season on Sunday night, becoming the #1 most-watched original scripted series on ad-supported cable in the year-to-date among Total Viewers and Women 18+. The series premiere episode was the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program of the week among Women 18+, further propelling the network to tie as the #1 most-watched in primetime for the week among Women 18+. The program averaged 3 million Total Viewers and 397,000 Women 25-54 on a L+3 basis.

Key Nielsen Highlights (L+3)
Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart Season Eight Premiere

Averaged 3 million Total Viewers and 397,000 Women 25-54
Ranked as the #1 most-watched original scripted series in 2021-to-date on ad-supported cable among Total Viewers and Women 18+
Became the #1 most-watched entertainment program of the week among Women 18+
Boosted Hallmark Channel to tie as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in primetime for the week among Women 18+, and #2 most-watched in Total Day among Women 18+, Total Viewers, and Households
Program reached nearly 3.5 million unduplicated Total Viewers
Source: Nielsen Live+3 2/15/21-2/21/21, excluding news and sports; Original Scripted Series compares all ad-supported cable programs from 12/28/20-2/21/21, excluding repeats, reality, news & sports



The Magic Is Back on Sundays More Magic Is in the Air in Season Seven of “Good Witch” Premiering May 16





The Magic Is Back on Sundays More Magic Is in the Air in Season Seven of “Good Witch” Premiering May 16, on Hallmark Channel
Since the first movie 12 years ago, Cassie Nightingale has become a character that Hallmark Channel viewers have fallen in love with and look forward to welcoming into their homes.
[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]
THE MAGIC IS BACK ON SUNDAYS MORE MAGIC IS IN THE AIR IN SEASON SEVEN OF “GOOD WITCH” PREMIERING MAY 16, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL

Catherine Bell and James Denton Return to Star in Network’s Historically Highly Rated Scripted Primetime Series

STUDIO CITY, CA – February 11, 2021 – “Good Witch” returns for more magical adventures in the bucolic burb of Middleton when season seven premieres Sunday, May 16 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Based on the “The Good Witch” movie franchise that is the most successful in the network’s history, the series stars Catherine Bell (“Army Wives,” “JAG”) and James Denton (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”). Since the first movie 12 years ago, Cassie Nightingale has become a character that Hallmark Channel viewers have fallen in love with and look forward to welcoming into their homes. Sarah Power (“Killjoys”), Catherine Disher (“Abby Hatcher”), Kylee Evans (“The Strain”), Katherine Barrell (“Wynona Earp”), Marc Bendavid (“Murdoch Mysteries”) and Scott Cavalheiro (“Carter”) also star.

“More than a decade after first meeting Cassie and the colorful characters of Middleton, viewers continue to be enchanted by their stories,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “The new season has more magic, love and adventure in store for viewers than ever before and we’re excited to share it with fans.”

The velvet pouches of soil discovered by Cassie (Bell), Abigail (Power) and Joy (Barrell) at the end of last season mark the start of a new Merriwick mystery for the cousins to unravel that leads them reflecting on their pasts and how learning how certain life events have impacted who they are now. Alongside the usual Middleton fun viewers have come to love, new relationships, personal challenges and romance are in store, making season seven one fans will never forget.

“Good Witch,” is a Whizbang Films Production in association with ITV Studios America. Darin Goldberg, Orly Adelson, Jonathan Eskenas, Craig Pryce and Frank Siracusa executive producers. Catherine Bell is co-executive producer. Janina Barrett serves as supervising producer. Colin Brunton is producer. Julie Lawrence and Angie Cassiram are associate producers. “Good Witch” is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.

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