MELANIE SCROFANO, DANIEL DI TOMASSO AND LORRAINE BRACCO STAR IN ‘WELCOME TO MAMA’S’





MELANIE SCROFANO, DANIEL DI TOMASSO AND LORRAINE BRACCO STAR IN ‘WELCOME TO MAMA’S,’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING FEBRUARY 26, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL

Part of the Network’s “Loveuary” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – January 18, 2021 – Melanie Scrofano (“Wynonna Earp,” Ready or
Not), Daniel di Tomasso (“Ratched,” “Dynasty”) and Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas, “The Sopranos”)
star in “Welcome to Mama’s,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, February 26 (8
p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s “Loveuary” programming event.
Amy (Scrofano) inherits a restaurant in Brooklyn after “Mama” (Bracco), the owner and
Amy’s dear friend, unexpectedly passes away. Amy, who is trained as a restaurant manager,
teams up with a charming but slightly egotistical master chef named Frank (di Tomasso), who is
looking for a second chance. They hope to honor Mama by relaunching the restaurant for the
community that loves it and her so much. Despite Amy and Frank’s differences both personally
and professionally, they discover that the most important ingredient for any recipe is always love.
“Welcome to Mama’s” is from Timeless Pictures Inc. Ben C. Silverman, Michael R.
Goldstein and Alexandre Coscas are executive producers. Michael Shepard is co-executive
producer, while Shel Piercy serves as producer. Alexander Glua and Theresa Piercy are associate
producers. Allan Harmon directed from a script by William Penick



HALLMARK CHANNEL CLOSES OUT 2021 AS #1 ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORK IN FOURTH QUARTER





HALLMARK CHANNEL CLOSES OUT 2021 AS #1 ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORK IN FOURTH QUARTER FOR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Hallmark Channel is Off to Strong Start in 2022,
Ranking as Most-Watched Entertainment Cable Network in the Year To-Date
NEW YORK – January 10, 2022 – Countdown to Christmas, Hallmark Channel’s flagship holiday
programming event, secured the network’s reign – for the eighth consecutive year – as the mostwatched entertainment cable network for all of Fourth Quarter among Women 18+.
Furthermore, the network’s new original holiday premieres every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night
led the network to dominate on weekends across the cable universe, including news and sports,
throughout Fourth Quarter among Households, Women 18+, Women 25-54 and Total Viewers.
Hallmark Channel even outperformed all major broadcast networks in Saturday Primetime among
Women 18+. Throughout the season, audiences tuned in to watch 138 billion minutes of content
during the Countdown to Christmas and Miracles of Christmas events on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark
Movies and Mysteries, further establishing Crown Media as the premier destination for holiday
programming.
In 2021 overall, Hallmark Channel earned top honors as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable
network in Weekend Total Day and Weekend Primetime among Households, Women 18+, and Total
Viewers, as well as the second most-watched in Total Day and Primetime among Households and
Women 18+.
Audience momentum continued into 2022 with the network’s first new original Saturday night movie
premiere of the year, Where Your Heart Belongs, which became the most-watched entertainment
cable program of the day and established Hallmark Channel as the #1 network during Total Day in the
year to-date. In addition, the network outdelivered all four major broadcast networks during the
Saturday 8p-10p time-period among Households, Women 18+, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers.
Key Nielsen Highlights (L+SD)
Fourth Quarter 2021 Network Rankings
▪ Hallmark Channel became the most-watched entertainment cable network in Fourth Quarter
among Women 18+ for the eight-consecutive year, among Women 25-54 for the sixth
consecutive year, and among Households and Total Viewers for the fifth consecutive year
▪ Hallmark Channel registered as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in Total Day
among Households, Women 18+, Women 25-54, Women 18-49, and Total Viewers
▪ Ranked as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network during Primetime among
Households and Women 18+
▪ Outdelivered all major broadcast networks in Saturday Primetime among Women 18+ for the
entire quarter
▪ Delivered the most-watched entertainment cable program every Saturday in the quarter among
Households and Women 18+
▪ Countdown to Christmas reached 47 million Unduplicated Total Viewers and when combined
with Miracles of Christmas, 54 million Unduplicated Total Viewers were reached
▪ Countdown to Christmas and Miracles of Christmas programming was viewed for 138 billion
minutes during Holiday 2021
Key Nielsen Highlights (L+SD)
Full Year 2021 Network Rankings
▪ Hallmark Channel became the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in Weekend Total
Day among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers
▪ Hallmark Channel registered as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in Weekend
Primetime among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers
▪ Ranked as the #2 most-watched entertainment cable network in Total Day among Households,
Women 18+, and Total Viewers, and during Primetime among Households and Women 18+
Key Nielsen Highlights (L+SD)
Where Your Heart Belongs – Saturday, January 1
▪ Averaged 2.4 million Total Viewers and 310,000 Women 25-54 in L+SD viewing, growing to
over 3 million Total Viewers and 459,000 Women 25-54 in Live +3 viewing
▪ Became the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program of the day among Households,
Women 18+, Women 25-54 and Total Viewers
▪ Boosted Hallmark Channel to be the week’s #1 entertainment cable network in Total Day among
Households, Women 18+, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers, and in Primetime among
Households and Women 18+
Source: Nielsen L+SD Program based data; Holiday 2021 (10/22-12/26/21), 4Q 2021 (9/27-12/26/21), FY 2021 (12/27/20-12/26/21), 2022-
TD (12/27/21-1/2/22); “Entertainment” ranks exclude News and Sports; Networks that share feed weight averaged to total day based on
duration; NPower Reach (10/22-12/31/21), Unduplicated P2+ audience, 6 min qualifier; Total Minutes Viewed on HALL & HMM based on
Most-Current data, including Beyond 7-Days, M-Su 6a-6a from 10/22/21-12/31/21; L+SD & L+3 impressions for Premiere on 1/1/22



STACEY FARBER, CORY COTT AND MAXWELL CAULFIELD ARE SERVING UP ‘BUTLERS IN LOVE’





STACEY FARBER, CORY COTT AND MAXWELL CAULFIELD ARE SERVING UP
‘BUTLERS IN LOVE’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING JANUARY 29, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “New Year New Movies” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – January 6, 2022 – Stacey Farber (“Virgin River”), Corey Cott (“The
Good Fight”) and Maxwell Caulfield (“Grease 2”) star in “Butlers in Love,” a new, original movie
premiering Saturday, January 29, (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the
network’s annual “New Year New Movies” programming event.

Since finding out about the International Butler Academy, it has been Emma’s (Farber)
big dream in life to attend and make a home for herself among the elite rank of graduates. Emma
finds herself in a world where teamwork is everything, even though she likes to work alone.
Henry (Cott) is her fiercest competition, and she thinks he cops an attitude because he comes
from a family of royal butlers. Henry wants to be a chef, not a butler, which is something his
family doesn’t understand or support. Through Henry, Emma starts learning the power of working
with a team instead of trying to do everything herself. Conversely, Emma encourages Henry to
find a more constructive way of winning over his family as opposed to being distant and caring
so little about the profession she loves. Their connection makes all the difference in the world as
Emma starts reevaluating her ambitions in life.



Hallmark Channel Announces the Season Nine Premiere Date of “When Calls the Heart”





Hallmark Channel Announces the Season Nine Premiere Date of the Network’s Highly Rated and Longest-Running Original Series “When Calls the Heart”
The series returns Sunday, March 6 at 9:00/8:00c with the first of 12 all-new episodes.
[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]
HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES THE SEASON NINE PREMIERE DATE OF THE NETWORK’S HIGHLY RATED AND LONGEST-RUNNING ORIGINAL SERIES “WHEN CALLS THE HEART”

STUDIO CITY, CA – January 5, 2022 – Season nine of Hallmark Channel’s beloved primetime drama series, “When Calls the Heart,” will make its compelling return with more romance and drama in store for the residents of Hope Valley, premiering on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 9pm/8c with 12 all-new episodes!

Hope Valley is in a state of growth, with the foundry’s progress and the evolution of key relationships. The Mayoral race has the town buzzing with a few members of the town running against one another. Elizabeth and Lucas focus on their relationship beyond courtship, and as she gets to know Lucas better, she learns about his past which gives Elizabeth pause about their future.

“‘When Calls the Heart’ is a cherished series that continues to grow in the ratings annually. It continues to gain fans and is a tentpole of our network’s storytelling, said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “We are thrilled to showcase a new season from the talented writers and amazing cast. Continuing with original stories of romance, drama and friendship, we are thrilled for viewers to tune in to the new season.”

The hit drama “When Calls the Heart” ended its eighth season on a high, with this season’s final episode (8012) ranking as the most-watched episode of the series in Households (2.9 million) and among Total Viewers (3.6 million) on a Live+3 basis. In fact, season 8 became the most watched of the series in Households, and among Total Viewers and Women 18+, with the program delivering 2.7 million Households, 3.3 million Total Viewers, and 2.4 million Women 18+. The program also ranked as the #1 original scripted series on ad-supported cable in 2021-to-date among Households and Women 18+. However, among Women 18+, the program was also this year’s #1 original series (including reality) on ad-supported cable in 2021-to-date.

With its 12 episodes, the season reached 9.5 million unduplicated Total Viewers.

Source: Nielsen, Season 8 (2/21-5/9/21), Live+3 Days. Original scripted series ranker excludes news, sports & repeats, and they reflect rank standings at time of air, thru 5/9/21 only.



LYNDSY FONSECA, KIMBERLEY SUSTAD, ERICA DURANCE AND BARBARA NIVEN STAR IN ‘NORTH TO HOME’





LYNDSY FONSECA, KIMBERLEY SUSTAD, ERICA DURANCE AND BARBARA NIVEN STAR IN ‘NORTH TO HOME,’
AN ALL-NEW DRAMA PREMIERING JANUARY 9, ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
STUDIO CITY, CA – December 23, 2021 – Lyndsy Fonseca (“Next Stop, Christmas, “How
I Met Your Mother”), Kimberley Sustad (“The Nine Kittens of Christmas,” “Travelers”), Erica
Durance (“Smallville,” “Open by Christmas”) and Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores,” “The
Christmas Contest”) star in “North to Home,” an All-New Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original
premiering Sunday, January 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT).

Suzanne McBride (Niven) is excited to spend her birthday with her family. It will be the
first time that her three adopted daughters will be together in years. This seems like a great time
for a family reunion, but the sisters are each wrestling with unique challenges that threaten to
derail this special occasion. Workaholic Hannah (Durance) is hiding a life-changing secret. Beth
(Sustad), a stay-at-home-mom is in the midst of a personal crisis after getting a once in a lifetime
offer to go back to work. The youngest, Posy (Fonseca), is feeling pressure from her parents to
take over the family restaurant. She feels a sense of obligation, but her heart is drawn to a life
as a mountain climber. And the fact that she’s falling for a handsome new neighbor is only adding
to her stress. Under the weight of these issues, and some hidden resentments, Suzanne’s dreams
of the perfect birthday soon unravel. But will the McBride sisters bond be strong enough to survive
this time together?

“North to Home” is from Timeless Pictures Inc. Alexandre Coscas, Ben C. Silverman and
Michael R. Goldstein serve as executive producers. Cynde Harmon serves as producer. Ali Liebert
directed from a script by S.W. Sessions.



JULIE GONZALO AND RYAN MCPARTLIN STAR IN ‘CUT, COLOR, MURDER,’





JULIE GONZALO AND RYAN MCPARTLIN STAR IN ‘CUT, COLOR, MURDER,’ AN ALL-NEW SIGNATURE MYSTERY PREMIERING FEBRUARY 6, ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
STUDIO CITY, CA – December 15, 2021 – Julie Gonzalo (“Supergirl,” “Jingle Bell Bride”)
and Ryan McPartlin (“LA’s Finest,” “All American”) star in “Cut, Color, Murder,” an all-new
Signature Mystery premiering Sunday, February 6 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies &
Mysteries.

At Monarch Beauty Salon, Ali Bowden (Gonzalo) makes it her mission that everyone who
visits her beauty parlor get the best cut and color, and along with that comes a healthy serving
of gossip. With everyone gearing up for the annual Miss Golden Peak pageant, business is
booming, and her sister Chelsea (Grace Beedie, “Five Star Christmas”) decides to enter the
competition. But things take a deadly turn when the pageant creator is found dead and everyone
in town becomes a suspect – including her sister. With information overheard at her own salon,
Ali helps the new detective in town, Kyle Crawford (McPartlin), investigate the case. Doing so
brings back memories from when she was trying to help solve her own husband’s murder years
prior. And just when Ali gets close to uncovering the killer’s identity, she risks everything to get
answers and clear the names of those she loves and learns some startling facts along the way.
“Cut, Color, Murder” is from Salon Productions, Inc. Ryan McPartlin and Kristofer
McNeeley serve as executive producers. Jonathan Shore is supervising producer. Mick MacKay,
Jamie Goehring and Shawn Williamson serve as producers. Stacey N. Harding directed from a
story by Ryan McPartlin. Music is by Taylor Swindells, Jordan Klassen and Will Quiring.



LACEY CHABERT, AUTUMN REESER AND ALISON SWEENEY COME TOGETHER IN AN ENCHANTING CROSSOVER TRILOGY





LACEY CHABERT, AUTUMN REESER AND ALISON SWEENEY COME TOGETHER IN AN ENCHANTING CROSSOVER TRILOGY STARTING WITH ‘THE WEDDING VEIL’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING JANUARY 8, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “New Year, New Movies” Programming Event
Kevin McGarry Also Stars

STUDIO CITY, CA – December 17, 2021 – Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, “Christmas at Castle
Hart”) Autumn Reeser (Sully, “Entourage”) and Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives,” “Open by
Christmas”) are longtime college friends who find an enchanted antique in “The Wedding Veil”
a new, original movie premiering Saturday, January 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel,
as part of the network’s annual “New Year, New Movies” programming event. The first installment
of a crossover trilogy, the movie also stars Kevin McGarry (“When Calls the Heart,” “Heartland”).
Avery (Chabert), Emma (Reeser) and Tracy (Sweeney) are three close, but far-flung
college friends who reunite in different cities every year to go antiquing. During a visit to San
Francisco, they discover an extraordinary, antique lace wedding veil with a legend – it is said that
whoever possesses the veil will find their true love. The friends agree to purchase the veil
together and pass it along to each other to test whether or not the legend is true. Romantic,
curator Avery is the first to take possession and very soon after meets a handsome stranger,
Peter (McGarry). As they spend a carefree day together at a local museum, they share some
uncanny coincidences that have Avery wondering if it’s fate. When a misunderstanding leads
Peter to give her the cold-shoulder, Avery resolves to put him out of her mind…only for him to
show up at her job back in Boston. It turns out that Peter is from a very well-known philanthropic
family and the newest board member at the museum where she works. When they uncover a
long-lost painting from a 19th century Italian master, Peter works closely with Avery on a special
gala to unveil its restoration. As the project brings the pair closer and they start to clear the air,
they find the coincidences they share just might be the veil, working its magic.

“The Wedding Veil” is from Veil Road Productions Ltd. Beth Grossbard, Lisa Demberg,
Lacey Chabert, Terry Ingram and Harvey Kahn are executive producers. Allen Lewis is supervising
producer and Charles Cooper is producer. Terry Ingram directed from a script by Sandra Berg &
Judith Berg.



NAZNEEN CONTRACTOR AND BRENNAN ELLIOTT STAR IN ‘THE PERFECT PAIRING’





NAZNEEN CONTRACTOR AND BRENNAN ELLIOTT STAR IN ‘THE PERFECT PAIRING,’A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING JANUARY 15, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s “New Year New Movies” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – December 20, 2021 – Nazneen Contractor (“Ransom,” “A Winter
Getaway”) and Brennan Elliott (”All of My Heart,” “Open By Christmas”) star in “The Perfect
Pairing,” an all-new, Hallmark original premiering Saturday, January 15 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on
Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s “New Year New Movies” programming event. The
movie was shot on location at the prestigiouis Pellar Estates Winery in Ontario, Canada.
Influential and anonymous food and wine critic Christina (Contractor) finds herself at a
winery she panned in the past. She hopes to leave before anyone finds out who she is, but she
instead slips on ice and hits her head. The Hollingbrook family, led by single father Michael
(Elliott) graciously takes Christina in while she recovers and tries to jog her memory. In the
process, Christina helps the Hollingbrooks prepare for their annual wine tapping party, which
includes Michael’s risky passion project, ice wine.

“The Perfect Pairing” is from Love and Ice Wine Productions Inc. Lewis Chesler, David
Perlmutter, Robert Vaughn, Julie Di Cresce, Marek Posival and Alan Mintz are executive producers.
Tiffany Swears is producer and Banner Isaac is co-producer. Don McBrearty directed from a
script by Rickie Castaneda & Megan Hocking and Julie Sherman Wolfe.



EMILIE ULLERUP AND CLAYTON JAMES STAR IN ‘ROMANCING THE BIRTHDAY GIRL,’





EMILIE ULLERUP AND CLAYTON JAMES STAR IN ‘ROMANCING THE BIRTHDAY GIRL,’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING JANUARY 22, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s “New Year New Movies” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – December 8, 2021 – Emilie Ullerup (“Nature of Love,” “Chesapeake
Shores”) and Clayton James (“Superman and Lois,” “When Calls the Heart”) star in “Romancing
the Birthday Girl,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, January 22 (8 p.m. ET/PT),
on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “New Year New Movies” programming event.
It’s Taylor’s (Ullerup) 30th birthday and so far, it’s like any other day – which is just how
she likes it – starting with an anti-anxiety exercise as she heads into work as the sole proprietor
of Space to Live, a store that offers everything for organizational needs. The only thing different
seems to be Josh (James), the cute single dad and new neighbor, who has moved in across the
street and seems to be an unorganized mess. When Taylor is gifted with a map, her uneventful
birthday turns into a life-altering event when the map leads her to a buried time capsule. With
the help of her dad (Richard Jones, “Five Star Christmas”), Taylor opens the time capsule and
discovers her late mother has left her six numbered envelopes with instructions to open them
consecutively over the course of six weeks. Each contains a challenge for Taylor to complete that
were designed by her mother to help face her anxieties her mother knew that would hold her
back. Helping push Taylor to conquer her anxieties, Josh also harbors fears of his own – that he
isn’t enough for his daughter – but what he didn’t bargain for are his feelings for Taylor, as he’s
pulled into the excitement of the challenges. With each challenge she completes, Taylor expands
her horizons and is given the nudge she needs in life to help her open her mind to the possibility
of love.

“Romancing the Birthday Girl” is from Eros Productions, Inc in association with Johnson
Production Group. Timothy O. Johnson serves as executive producer. Joseph Wilka serves as
co-executive producer. Oliver De Caigny serves as supervising producer. Christie Will directed
from a story by Barbara Kymlicka. Music is by Mary Ancheta



JEN LILLEY AND CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL DISCOVER ‘WHERE YOUR HEART BELONGS’





JEN LILLEY AND CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL DISCOVER ‘WHERE YOUR HEART BELONGS’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING JANUARY 1, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “New Year New Movies” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – December 13, 2021 – Jen Lilley (“A Little Daytime Drama,” “Days of
Our Lives”) and Christopher Russell (“Chasing Waterfalls,” “Love in the Forecast”) star in “Where
Your Heart Belongs,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, January 1 (8 p.m.
ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “New Year New Movies”
programming event.

Mackenzie Sullivan (Lilley) is a New-York based marketing executive who is struggling to
keep her high-profile clients that are migrating to an up-and-coming influencer. When her best
friend Olivia (Jill Morrison, “You, Me & The Christmas Trees”) announces she’s moving up her
wedding date and now plans to get married in just two weeks, she asks Mackenzie to go back
with her to their small, rural hometown and help with the plans. Only glitch is she’ll be working
side-by-side with Olivia’s cousin Dylan (Russell), whom she used to date. While there, she learns
the hard way that the love and support of family and true friends means more than she imagined.
“Where Your Heart Belongs” is from Johnson Production Group. Timothy O. Johnson, Jen
Lilley and Christie Will are executive producers. Joseph Wilka serves as co-executive producer.
Navid Soofi is producer and Oliver De Caigny serves as supervising producer. Christie Will directed
from a script by Catherine Reay, Kathryn Hudson and Will