We Need a Little Christmas 10/22 on Hallmark Channel





LYNN WHITFIELD, ERICA DURANCE, AND PATRICK SABONGUI STAR IN ‘WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS’
A NEW ORIGINAL PREMIERING OCTOBER 22, ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
Part of the Annual “Miracles of Christmas” Programming Event

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 28, 2022 – Lynn Whitfield (“Vacation Friends,”
“Greenleaf”), Erica Durance (“Color My World with Love,” “North to Home”) and Patrick Sabongui
(“Hello, Goodbye and Everything Between,” “The Flash”) star in “We Need a Little Christmas,”
a new original premiering Saturday, October 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies &
Mysteries as part of the network’s annual “Miracles of Christmas” programming event.
Irene (Whitfield) is a vivacious, elderly woman who had been alone in her home for over
a decade before Julie (Durance) moved in next door with her young son Gavin (Azriel Dalman,
“Moonfall”). Julie lost her husband and partner in their architectural design firm a year ago and
is trying to juggle her new role as sole owner of the business, being a single mother to a grieving
child, and facing the first Christmas without her husband. Widowed and retired from work life,
Irene spends her days volunteering in various capacities, still shovels her own driveway and keeps
herself incredibly busy. Julie, overwhelmed with work and the holidays, sends Gavin to a
Christmas day camp where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Irene, who is one of the
volunteers. Before long, Julie and Irene begin to share their experiences – both widowed, one
with a grown grandson she raised who is now a military doctor, and one with a young child she
is determined to make the holidays special for this year. While Irene helps move Julie toward
balancing her personal and professional lives, Julie plans a Christmas surprise for Irene in the
hope she can repay her for her kindness.

“We Need a Little Christmas” is from Old Films Inc. Howard Braunstein and Angela
Mancuso are executive producers. The movie is produced by Gilles Laplante. Kevin Fair directed
from a script by Graham Locke. Story by Angela Mancuso & Graham Locke.



Girlfriendship 10/1 on Hallmark Channel





TAMERA MOWRY-HOUSLEY TAKES A BIRTHDAY TRIP WITH BEST FRIENDS KRYSTAL JOY BROWN AND LYNDIE GREENWOOD IN
‘GIRLFRIENDSHIP,’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING OCTOBER 1, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s “Fall into Love” Programming Event
Brad James also Stars
Directed by Keshia Knight Pulliam

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 19, 2022 – Tamera Mowry-Housley (“The Santa Stakeout,”
“Sister, Sister”) Krystal Joy Brown (“The Equalizer,” “One Royal Holiday”) and Lyndie Greenwood,
(“Sleepy Hollow,” “Being Erica”) star in “Girlfriendship,” a new, original movie premiering
Saturday, October 1 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s “Fall into
Love” programming event. Brad James (“Outer Banks,” “A House Divided”) also stars. Keshia
Knight Pulliam directs.

Samara Williams’ birthday turn-up is almost held up when she learns she’s finally being
considered for a big promotion as Director of Finance. But her best-friends, Eva (Brown) and
Renee (Greenwood), are dead set on whisking Samara away for a surprise girls’ trip to Charleston.
However, a booking mix-up sends the girls on a back-to-nature “rewilding” retreat instead of the
fun-filled vacation they’d planned. The “Rewilding Woman Retreat” is led by Ariella (Samantha
Beaulieu, “Queen Sugar,” Bad Moms), a descendent of the Gullah Geechee people of Edisto Island
off the South Carolina coast. Ariella helps these girlfriends uncover their true nature by getting
back to nature through the alluring charm of the Island. For Samara, the island isn’t the only
attraction. When she meets Kareem, a handsome Gullah doctor with a secret dream of becoming
a chef, Samara starts to listen to the call of her own inner artist and finds herself painting again
for the first time in years. Before the girls return to the mainland, learn that there are no accidents
and that that they are exactly where they need to be.

“Girlfriendship” is from Hallmark Media LLC. Daniel Lewis is executive producer. Keshia
Knight Pulliam directed from a script by Jesseline Barry.



Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Unwrap All 40 Original Movie Premieres





Television’s #1 Home for the Holidays, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Unwrap All 40 Original Movie Premieres for “Countdown to Christmas” and “Miracles of Christmas”
The perennial popularity of the networks’ annual holiday programming events has catapulted Hallmark Channel to the top of the ratings, with the network becoming the most-watched entertainment cable network in Q4 among Women 18+ for eight consecutive years.
[via press release from Hallmark Media]
TELEVISION’S #1 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, HALLMARK CHANNEL AND HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES, UNWRAP ALL 40 ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERES FOR “COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS” AND “MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS”

All-New Movies Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm on Hallmark Channel All New Movies Every Saturday at 10 pm on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Eight Hours of New Original Holiday Content Every Week Available Across Hallmark Destinations!

Authentic Hallmark Channel Gifts, New Offerings from Hallmark Publishing and Tasty Treats to Sip and Nibble During the Season Make the Holiday Experience Even More Merry and Bright

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 22, 2022 – Hallmark Media celebrates 13 years of Christmas programming with 40 all-new, original movie premieres across Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The perennial popularity of the networks’ annual holiday programming events has catapulted Hallmark Channel to the top of the ratings, with the network becoming the most-watched entertainment cable network in Q4 among Women 18+ for eight consecutive years; among Women 25-54 for six straight years and among Households and Total Viewers for five years in a row.*

This year, the pop culture phenomenon returns with round-the-clock holiday programming starting Friday, October 21, when Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” kick off the yuletide season. That same day, Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s standalone streaming service, kicks off its annual holiday celebration “Movies & Mistletoe” that will offer subscribers more than 150 Christmas movies with new content becoming available each week through the end of the year.

Viewers can look forward to seeing their favorite stars returning in all-new holiday movies, including, Lacey Chabert, who stars in a record-breaking twelfth Christmas movie for Hallmark this year, Alison Sweeney, Andrew Walker, Ashley Williams, Benjamin Ayres, Brennan Elliott, Brooks Darnell, Erin Cahill, Holly Robinson Peete, Jonathan Bennett, Kristoffer Polaha, Luke Macfarlane, Marilu Henner, Nikki DeLoach, Paul Campbell, Rachel Boston, Ryan Paevey, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Taylor Cole, Tyler Hynes, Victor Webster, Will Kemp and more.

Hallmark is thrilled to welcome exciting and legendary new talent helping to make this year’s lineup merry and bright, such as award-winning actress Marlo Thomas, Ann-Margret, Ellen Travolta, Greta Scacchi, Kara Wang, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Ledisi, Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield, Margaret Colin, Moira Kelly, Mykelti Williamson, Reginald VelJohnson, Reshma Shetty, Stephen Tobolowsky, Tamala Jones, Tia Carrere and Yael Grobglas, among many others that will light up the screen.

In the spirit of the network’s 2022 ratings hit “The Wedding Veil” trilogy, “Three Wise Men and a Baby” brings together three of Hallmark’s most popular leading men, Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes and Andrew Walker. The trio stars as brothers who get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives… all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.

Continuing the tradition of working with top recording artists, this year’s original movie premieres will feature special songs celebrating the sounds of the season. “When I Think of Christmas,” starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter and Beth Broderick, features the song of the same name co-written by six-time Grammy(R) Award winner Amy Grant, Matt Maher and Jason Ingram. R&B recording artist Ledisi stars in “All Saints Christmas” and performs her original song “Home on Christmas” as well as “Be There for Christmas,” while other tracks from her album It’s Christmas will be featured in the movie. Singer-songwriter Tenille Townes, who appears in “Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas,” the fifth installment of the franchise starring Holland Roden and Tyler Hynes from Executive Producer Blake Shelton, also performs a cover version of Shelton’s song “Time for Me to Come Home.” “Hanukkah on Rye,” starring Yael Grobglas and Jeremy Jordan, features the hit song “Light” by Grammy(R) Award winner Lisa Loeb, who will also appear in a cameo role. “A Fabled Holiday” starring Brooke D’Orsay and Ryan Paevey, features a cameo by renowned violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling, who performs “Joy to the World” off her upcoming Christmas album, Snow Waltz.

On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, viewers can celebrate the holidays with new originals inspired by two beloved Hallmark brands. “The Gift of Peace,” starring Nikki DeLoach and Brennan Elliott, is the first movie produced under DaySpring, the highly popular faith-based brand and “The Holiday Stocking,” starring Nadine Ellis, Tamala Jones, BJ Britt, Karon Riley and Mykelti Williamson is the third installment of the critically acclaimed Mahogany banner and first Christmas movie.

Hallmark’s commitment to creating heartwarming holiday movies that offer something for everyone continues. On Hallmark Channel, the rich and diverse culture of Chinese Americans is at the heart of two movies, “A Big Fat Family Christmas” and “Christmas at the Golden Dragon.” “Hanukkah on Rye” is a new story set against the backdrop of The Festival of Lights while “Holiday Heritage” starring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell and Holly Robinson Peete, marks the network’s first-ever movie celebrating Kwanzaa. “The Holiday Sitter” features Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa as the first lead LGBTQ+ couple in a holiday movie. On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, “Our Italian Christmas Memories” starring Sarah Power and Beau Bridges is a touching tale about Italian siblings who look to a family tradition as they try to jog the memory of their grandfather struggling with dementia.

Hallmark Media extends the celebration beyond the screen with numerous ways for viewers to bring the Hallmark holiday magic to life. Hallmark Channel and Bissinger’s teamed up to create a brand-new hot cocoa bomb and reprise their hit chocolate advent calendar, both available at Bissingers.com and Hallmark Gold Crown stores. The ever-popular Republic of Tea Countdown to Christmas flavors return as well, with Cardamom Cinnamon and Gingerbread Cookie collectible tins canisters available at Cost Plus World Market, republicoftea.com, Amazon and Hallmark Gold Crown stores. Fans can choose from festive products to gift to a friend or to bring to their next Hallmark holiday viewing party, including Hallmark Channel Wines’ holiday offerings Jingle, Joy, Holly, and Jolly; a “Countdown to Christmas”-themed Monopoly game; a new edition of the decadent coffee table book titled Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas: Celebrate the Movie Magic; all-new Hallmark Publishing holiday titles; an authentic line of Hallmark Channel-branded Hallmark Cards gifts, and more.

Additional partners getting in the Hallmark Channel holiday spirit include Chex, which will debut Countdown to Chexmas in a special promotion and sweepstakes across grocery stores nationwide; Hershey’s, which will bring its holiday baking contest back for the second year, offering one lucky fan a walk-on movie role; and Conagra, which will again launch the Snack, Watch and Win sweepstakes, where viewers can enter for a chance to win a Home Entertainment Center. Hallmark Media’s streaming service is getting in on the fun as well, with a unique, new promotion with M&M’s(R) where spending $5 on select M&M’S(R) products will provide two free weeks of Hallmark Movies Now. Fans will also be able to enjoy the Hallmark Channel Christmas season with in-person activations, such as the network’s sponsorship of Enchant, the world’s largest Christmas light maze and village, and other festive opportunities throughout the season.

All throughout the year, Hallmark Media’s Hallmark Movie Checklist App serves as the ultimate holiday viewing guide, allowing users to set reminders, watch trailers, and keep apprised of Hallmark’s linear schedule. An exciting new development in the app is the Holiday Lens, an augmented reality experience in which users can interact with festive holiday features. As the go-to destination for the latest information and engaging features related to “Countdown to Christmas,” HallmarkChannel.com will once again host multiple sweepstakes and game experiences. Hallmark Channel’s Very Merry Giveaway Sweepstakes will feature the return of ‘win one, share one’ with each winner receiving a second matching prize to share with a loved one, friend or someone in need. Also returning are the popular Countdown to Christmas Movie Game with a grand prize of $20,000, the Holiday Home Decoration Sweepstakes, and a special seasonal version of the fan-favorite game, Matching Moments. New experiences will include a holiday word puzzle game, Joy to the Word, as well as a guide of custom curated products from the Hallmark Media editorial team, Gifts We Love to Give, featuring holiday gift picks for viewers and their loved ones.

*Source: Nielsen L+SD Program based data; NHI Calendar-4th Quarters, Dec months, Nov months & Thanksgiving Weeks from 2013-2021; M-Su 6a-6a; Excludes news & sports unless noted otherwise; Networks that share a feed weight averaged to daypart based on duration.

SEE THE ENTIRE 2022 ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE SCHEDULE:

‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’ PREMIERES

Premiere times are 8:00pm ET/PT unless otherwise noted below

Friday, October 21: “Noel Next Door”

Stars: Natalie Hall (“Charmed”), Corey Sevier (Immortals)

A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.

Saturday, October 22: “We Wish You a Married Christmas”

Stars: Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”), Kristoffer Polaha (Jurassic World Dominion)

Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.

Sunday, October 23: “A Kismet Christmas”

Stars: Sarah Ramos (“Parenthood”), Carlo Marks (“Chesapeake Shores”), Marilu Henner (“Taxi”)

Sarah is a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true.

Friday, October 28: “A Cozy Christmas Inn”

Stars: Jodie Sweetin (“Fuller House”), David O’Donnell (In Search of Fellini)

Real estate exec, Erika, travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it’s owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.

Saturday, October 29: “Jolly Good Christmas”

Stars: Reshma Shetty (Blindspot), Will Kemp (“Christmas Waltz”)

David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present.

Sunday, October 30: “Ghosts of Christmas Always”

Stars: Kim Matula (“LA to Vegas”), Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”), Beth Leavel (This Is Where I Leave You), Lori Tan Chinn (“Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens”), Reginald VelJohnson (Die Hard, “Family Matters”)

Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store.

Friday, November 4, 2022: “A Magical Christmas Village”

Stars: Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives”), Luke Macfarlane (Bros), Marlo Thomas (“That Girl”)

When Summer’s mother Vivian moves in with her and her young daughter Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom, miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again.

Saturday, November 5, 2022: “Lights, Camera, Christmas!”

Stars: Kimberley Sustad (“Travelers”), John Brotherton (“Fuller House”)

When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man.

Sunday, November 6, 2022: “All Saints Christmas”

Stars: Ledisi (Selma), Roger Cross (“Murdoch Mysteries”)

Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip.

Friday, November 11, 2022: “In Merry Measure”

Stars: Patti Murin (Frozen, “Chicago Med”), Brendan Penny (“Chesapeake Shores”), Jennifer Robertson (“Schitt’s Creek”)

When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her onetime rival, Adam.

Saturday, November 12, 2022: “The Royal Nanny”

Stars: Rachel Skarsten (“Batwoman”), Dan Jeannotte (“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”), Greta Scacchi (“The Terror”)

Claire is an MI5 agent who goes undercover as the royal nanny. She must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin, while keeping the family safe at Christmas.

Sunday, November 13, 2022: “Christmas at the Golden Dragon”

Stars: Kara Wang (“Good Trouble”), Osric Chau (“The Flash”), Sara Canning (“Nancy Drew”), Antonio Cupo (“Blood & Treasure”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”)

When Romy and Rick’s parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves reevaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant’s loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant over the holidays.

Friday, November 18, 2022: “Inventing the Christmas Prince”

Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley (“The Santa Stakeout”), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (“The Porter”)

Shelby is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan, is the Christmas Prince from a story Shelby invented years ago.

Saturday, November 19, 2022: “Three Wise Men and a Baby”

Stars: Paul Campbell (“Turner & Hooch”), Tyler Hynes (“Letterkenny”), Andrew Walker (“Merry & Bright”), Margaret Colin (“Chicago Med”)

Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives… all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.

Sunday, November 20, 2022: “When I Think of Christmas”

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech (“The Detail”), Niall Matter (The Predator), Beth Broderick (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”)

Sara Thompson returns to her hometown to help her mother move and is surprised to find her ex-boyfriend Josh Hartman is back home. The two had once planned a life in music together but Sara left to study law. The former flames slowly reconnect and try to heal wounds, both old and new. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she and Josh forge a bold plan for the upcoming Christmas concert that will lead them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.

“Merry Thanksgiving Weekend”

Thursday, November 24, 2022: “My Southern Family Christmas” – premieres at 8p ET/PT

Stars: Jaicy Elliot (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Bruce Campbell (“Ash vs Evil Dead”), Ryan Rottman (“Guidance”), Moira Kelly (The Cutting Edge, “Panic”), Brian McNamara (“Magnum P.I.”)

Under the guise of a journalist, Campbell has a chance to get to know her biological father for the first time – without him ever knowing who she really is. As she spends time with him and his family, as well as with the town’s record keeper, she realizes that families are messy, wonderful things. In the end, Campbell must decide if she’s going to keep her identity a secret or reveal the truth to her father – a decision that will change their family Christmas forever.

Friday, November 25, 2022: “#Xmas” – premieres at 6p ET/PT

Stars: Clare Bowen (“Nashville”), Brant Daugherty (“Pretty Little Liars”)

When Jen gets the chance to enter a brand’s design contest, she poses a family influencer, enlisting the help of her best friend, Max, and her baby nephew. When her video is selected as a finalist, Jen is torn on whether to go on with her perfect “family” or reveal the truth.

Friday, November 25, 2022: “A Royal Corgi Christmas” – premieres at 8p ET/PT

Stars: Hunter King (“Life in Pieces”), Jordan Renzo (“The Spanish Princess”)

Reluctant Crown Prince Edmond returns home just before Christmas in anticipation of being named successor to the throne. To ingratiate himself to his mother the Queen, he gifts her with “Mistletoe”, a rambunctious Corgi in need of some serious training. After several doggy disasters, Edmond turns to Cecily, a canine behavior expert from America for help -but to his great surprise, Cecily demands that he take an active part in the daily dog training sessions. Sparks fly between them as the pair work together to get Mistletoe ready to present at the annual Christmas Ball. Just as the precious pup captures their hearts, they discover that love can grow in the most unexpected places, leading them to question what they really want.

Saturday, November 26, 2022: “A Tale of Two Christmases” – premieres at 6p ET/PT

Stars: Kat Barrell (“Wynonna Earp”), Chandler Massey (“Days of our Lives”), Evan Roderick (“Arrow”)

Thanks to some Christmas magic, Emma gets to experience two different Christmases – one where she stays in the city and celebrates with a new crush and his friends, and one where she returns home for all the traditions with her family… and Drew, a longtime friend who may have feelings for her. Emma’s double holiday ultimately helps her discover what will truly make her happy in life as well as in love.

Saturday, November 26, 2022: “Haul Out the Holly” – premieres at 8p ET/PT

Stars: Lacey Chabert (“The Wedding Veil”), Wes Brown (“Sweet Pecan Summer”), Ellen Travolta (“Charles in Charge”), Peter Jacobson (“WeCrashed,” “House”), Melissa Peterman (“Reba”), Stephen Tobolowsky (“One Day at a Time,” Spaceballs)

Emily arrives home, hoping to visit her parents, only to discover that they are leaving on a trip of their own. As she stays at their house for the holidays, their HOA is determined to get Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s many Christmas festivities.

Sunday, November 27, 2022: “A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe” – premieres at 6p ET/PT

Stars: Rachel Boston (“SEAL Team”), Victor Webster (“Workin’ Moms”)

Annie Cooper has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company and is doing her best to help their struggling business get back on track. That task gets more daunting when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party. As Annie tries to crack the case and uncover the culprit she works with Sam, the owner of a local bakery, to recreate the recipe in the hope of saving the company and her job. As Annie and Sam bake batch after batch in pursuit of the perfect one, they begin to learn that their lives go together like milk and cookies.

Sunday, November 27, 2022: “A Holiday Spectacular” – premieres at 8p ET/PT

Stars: Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), Derek Klena (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch”), Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie, “The Kominsky Method”)

Featuring the Radio City Rockettes

In 1958, Maggie is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

Friday, December 2, 2022: “A Big Fat Family Christmas”

Stars: Shannon Chan-Kent (“Woke”), Shannon Kook (“The 100”), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, “AJ and the Queen”), Jack Wagner (“When Calls the Heart”),

Liv is a photojournalist eager to make it on her own. To get a dream assignment – shooting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for a cover story – she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact, her family. When she finds herself growing close to Henry, the coworker covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break.

Saturday, December 3, 2022: “A Fabled Holiday”

Stars: Brooke D’Orsay (“Royal Pains”), Ryan Paevey (“General Hospital”)

Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a curiously familiar looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors when they need it most.

Sunday, December 4, 2022: “Undercover Holiday”

Stars: Noemi Gonzalez (“Selena: The Series”), Stephen Huszar (“Tribal”)

When returning home for the holidays, newly minted pop star Jaylen tells her protective family that Matt is her new beau, when in reality, he’s her overzealous security guard.

Friday, December 9, 2022: “The Most Colorful Time of the Year”

Stars: Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”), Christopher Russell (“Day of the Dead”)

Ryan is a elementary school teacher, who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for the holidays.

Saturday, December 10, 2022: “Christmas Class Reunion”

Stars: Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”), Tanner Novlan (“The Bold and the Beautiful”)

High school classmates, who once dubbed themselves the “cursed class,” reconnect at Christmas for their 15-year reunion. Over the course of their time reconnecting, the classmates challenge each other to remember who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.

Sunday, December 11, 2022: “The Holiday Sitter”

Stars: Jonathan Bennett (“The Christmas House,” Mean Girls), George Krissa (“Road Trip Romance”), Chelsea Hobbs (“Poisoned in Paradise: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery”)

Sam is a workaholic bachelor who babysits his niece and nephew before the holidays when his sister and her husband have to go out of town. Completely out of his element, he recruits help from their handsome neighbor Jason and finds himself in an unexpected romance.

Friday, December 16, 2022: “Holiday Heritage”

Stars: Lyndie Greenwood (“Sleepy Hollow”), Brooks Darnell (“The Young and the Restless”), Holly Robinson Peete (“Our Christmas Journey,” “21 Jump Street”)

Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.

Saturday, December 17, 2022: “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

Stars: Torrey DeVitto (“Chicago Med”), Zane Holtz (“Katy Keene”)

A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with a town’s annual Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem “A Visit from St. Nick” is debated.

Sunday, December 18, 2022: “Hanukkah on Rye”

Stars: Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl”), Yael Grobglas (“Jane the Virgin”), Lisa Loeb (“Gossip Girl,” Hot Tub Time Machine 2)

A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?

— HALLMARK CHANNEL —

‘MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS’ PREMIERES

Premiere times are 10:00pm ET/PT

Saturday, October 22: “We Need a Little Christmas”

Stars: Erica Durance (“Supergirl”), Patrick Sabongui (“The Flash”), Lynn Whitfield (“Greenleaf”)

Julie is adjusting to being a single mother to a grieving child while facing her first Christmas without her husband when she develops an unexpected friendship with her older neighbor Irene.

Saturday, October 29: “Christmas Bedtime Stories”

Stars: Erin Cahill (“Every Time a Bell Rings”), Steve Lund (“Schitt’s Creek”), Charlie Weber (“How to Get Away with Murder”)

When Danielle’s husband goes missing in action during his deployment, she is left to raise her daughter on her own. Three years later, as she acclimates to life without him, she begins to tell her daughter bedtime stories of her father.

Saturday, November 5, 2022: “A Maple Valley Christmas”

Stars: Peyton List (“Star Trek: Picard,” “Mad Men”), Andrew Walker (“Dying for Chocolate: A Curious Caterer Mystery”)

Erica is a rancher who has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants.

Saturday, November 12, 2022: “Our Italian Christmas Memories”

Stars: Sarah Power (“Good Witch”), Beau Bridges (“Homeland,” The Fabulous Baker Boys)

The Colucci siblings, in an effort to jog the memory of their grandfather who is struggling with dementia, set out to recreate their late grandmother’s legendary pasta sauce.

Saturday, November 19, 2022: “Long Lost Christmas”

Stars: Taylor Cole (“Making Spirits Bright”), Benjamin Ayres (“Burden of Truth”)

Hayley is an interior designer who plans to surprise her recently widowed mother Patricia with the perfect holiday present: the extended family she knows her mom yearns for.

Saturday, November 26, 2022: “Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas”

Stars: Holland Roden (“Mayans M.C.”), Tyler Hynes (“Letterkenny”), Tenille Townes (The Lemonade Stand)

From Executive Producer Blake Shelton

Four days before Christmas, Elizabeth Athens receives a voicemail from a number she doesn’t recognize. On the message, a man she doesn’t know makes one final plea to the love of his life for a second chance. The fifth installment of the popular movie franchise, based on Blake Shelton’s song “Time for Me to Come Home.”

Saturday, December 3, 2022: “The Holiday Stocking”

Stars: Nadine Ellis (“Our Kind of People”), B.J. Britt (“Being Mary Jane,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Karon Riley (“The Black Hamptons”), Tamala Jones (“Rebel,” “Castle”), Mykelti Williamson (Fences, “Law & Order: Organized Crime”)

In this Hallmark Mahogany presentation, RJ is a new angel, who is given the chance to address his one regret, that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile while he was still alive. Returning to earth as a stranger, he gets each of them to revive The Holiday Stocking, their parent’s old tradition to encourage charity at Christmas.

Saturday, December 10, 2022: “The Gift of Peace”

Stars: Nikki Deloach (“Five More Minutes”), Brennan Elliott (“UnREAL”)

Artist Traci is a once-devout Christian who has stopped believing in God after her husband tragically died despite her prayers. As her second Christmas without him approaches, she tries going to a support group for inspiration and comfort.

Saturday, December 17, 2022: “Five More Minutes: “Moments Like These”

Stars: Ashley Williams (“Sister Swap: Christmas in the City”), Lucas Bryant (“Haven”)

The second holiday story inspired by Scotty McCreery’s song “Five More Minutes,” a young widow’s Christmas wish for her son is answered in unexpected ways when she returns to their old home for the holidays.

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Chesapeake Shores 10/16 (Series Finale) on Hallmark Channel





THE O’BRIENS REUNITE FOR THE THRILLING SERIES FINALE OF ‘CHESAPEAKE SHORES’
PREMIERING OCTOBER 16, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 20, 2022 – On the series finale of “Chesapeake Shores,”
the O’Briens come together and reunite for good in “All or Nothing at All,” premiering Sunday,
October 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Robert Buckley (“iZombie”), Meghan Ory
(“Once Upon a Time”), Treat Williams (“Blue Bloods,” Hair) Barbara Niven (“The Crossword
Mysteries”), Laci J. Mailey (“Falling Skies”), Emilie Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Penny
(“BH90210”) and Andrew Francis (“Christmas She Wrote”) star.

Sarah (Jessica Sipos, “Another Life”) and Kevin’s (Penny) baby arrives, kicking off a week
of celebration. Mick (Williams) and Megan (Niven) prepare for their wedding, broken relationships
are mended, and new surprises abound in the finale of “Chesapeake Shores.”

“Chesapeake Shores” is from Chesapeake Shores S6 Production Inc. in association with
Daniel L. Paulson Entertainment. Dan Paulson, Matt Drake, Phoef Sutton, Nancey Silvers and
Sherryl Woods are executive producers. Steve Kennedy, Mark Jordan Legan, and Michael Shepard
are co-executive producers, with Crystal Remmey as co-producer. Siobhan Devine directed from
a script by Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan.



Chesapeake Shores 10/9 on Hallmark Channel





ABBY AND EVAN GO THROUGH A ROUGH PATCH ON ‘CHESAPEAKE SHORES’ PREMIERING OCTOBER 9, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
STUDIO CITY, CA – September 20, 2022 – Abby (Meghan Ory, “Once Upon a Time”) deals
with a sudden set back in her relationship with Evan (Robert Buckley, “iZombie”), on
“Chesapeake Shores,” in the episode “Spring Can Really Hang Up the Most,” premiering
Sunday, October 9 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Buckley, Ory, Treat Williams (“Blue
Bloods,” Hair), Barbara Niven (“The Crossword Mysteries”), Laci J. Mailey (“Falling Skies”), Emilie
Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Penny (“BH90210”) and Andrew Francis (“Christmas She Wrote”)
star.

Evan (Buckley) rejects forming a connection with his father, pushing Abby (Ory) and
Mandrake (Wesley Salter, “When Calls the Heart) away in the process. Mick (Williams) is ready
to ask Megan (Niven) to marry him and picks out a ring. Connor (Frnacis) and Margaret (Mariesa
Crouse, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) decide whether to take the case to prove Dennis Peck’s
(Malcolm Stewart, “Riverdale”) innocence, all while Luke (Stephen Huszar, “Time for Us to Come
Home for Christmas”) recovers from a gunshot wound from a convenience store robbery gone
wrong.

“Chesapeake Shores” is from Chesapeake Shores S6 Production Inc. in association with
Daniel L. Paulson Entertainment. Dan Paulson, Matt Drake, Phoef Sutton, Nancey Silvers and
Sherryl Woods are executive producers. Steve Kennedy, Mark Jordan Legan, and Michael Shepard
are co-executive producers, and Crystal Remmey is co-producer. Siobhan Devine directed from
a script by Sutton



Chesapeake Shores 10/2 on Hallmark Channel





BREE GETS AN UNEXPECTED OFFER ON ‘CHESAPEAKE SHORES’ PREMIERING OCTOBER 2, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
STUDIO CITY, CA – September 20, 2022 – Bree (Emilie Ullerup, “Sanctuary”), gets an
unexpected offer on On “Chesapeake Shores,” in the episode “I Get a Kick Out of You”
premiering Sunday, October 2 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Robert Buckley
(“iZombie”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Treat Williams (“Blue Bloods,” Hair), Barbara
Niven (“The Crossword Mysteries”), Laci J. Mailey (“Falling Skies”), Brendan Penny (“BH90210”)
Andrew Francis (“Christmas She Wrote”) and Ullerup star.

A DNA test reveals a possible location for Evan’s (Buckely) long-lost father and extended
family. Jess (Mailey) hosts a historical reenactment at the Bed & Breakfast, and Abby (Ory)
practices for an upcoming taekwondo test. Meanwhile, a Hollywood actress comes to town to
offer Bree a movie deal for her book.

“Chesapeake Shores” is from Chesapeake Shores S6 Production Inc. in association with
Daniel L. Paulson Entertainment. Dan Paulson, Matt Drake, Phoef Sutton, Nancey Silvers and
Sherryl Woods are executive producers. Steve Kennedy, Mark Jordan Legan and Michael Shepard
are co-executive producers, and Crystal Remmey is co-producer. Stacey N. Harding directed from
a script by Ciara Van Gheem.



Hallmark Media Signs Overall Deal with Alison Sweeney





Hallmark Media Signs Overall Deal with Alison Sweeney, Set to Star in “A Magical Christmas Village” with Luke Macfarlane and Special Guest Star Marlo Thomas
Sweeney plays Summer, an architect living in a small town where she’s raising her young daughter Chloe (Maesa Nicholson).
[via press release from Hallmark Media]
HALLMARK MEDIA INKS MULTI-PICTURE OVERALL DEAL WITH ALISON SWEENEY

SWEENEY EXECUTIVE PRODUCES AND STARS IN ‘A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS VILLAGE’ WITH LUKE MACFARLANE AND SPECIAL GUEST STAR MARLO THOMAS PREMIERING DURING HALLMARK CHANNEL’S ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 19, 2022 – Hallmark Media and Alison Sweeney (“The Wedding Veil” trilogy) have agreed to a multi-picture overall deal, it was announced today.

“Alison Sweeney has been an incredible creative partner for us over the years – both on screen as well as behind the camera as a producer,” began Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Media. “She’s long been a fan favorite and we can’t wait to continue our work together as we bring new stories to life.”

“I am thrilled to continue to work with Hallmark as they continue to support my work as an actress and as a producer,” Sweeney remarked. “I’m very proud of our Christmas movie and excited for the future projects to come!”

As part of Sweeney’s deal she is starring in “A Magical Christmas Village,” which she also executive produces, with Luke Macfarlane (“Moriah’s Lighthouse”) and special guest star Marlo Thomas. The movie premieres this year during Hallmark Channel’s annual, top-rated “Countdown to Christmas” programming event.

Sweeney plays Summer, an architect living in a small town where she’s raising her young daughter Chloe (Maesa Nicholson, “Dying for Chocolate: A Curious Caterer Mystery”). When her mother Vivian (Thomas) finds herself in need of a place to live, her orderly life becomes a little less so after inviting Vivian to move in with them during this transition. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom, miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates, including Summer’s chance meeting with Ryan (Macfarlane), a newcomer to their community. The two quickly learn they share much in common and as they spend more time together, Ryan slowly helps Summer learn to open her hear to love again. Meanwhile, living under the same roof gives Summer and Vivian the chance to mend fences as the holiday nears and, perhaps with a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together.

Sweeney is an award-winning actress, producer, director, content supplier, TV host and author who is a constant source of inspiration with her balance of career and her focus on family, health and wellness. Sweeney currently stars and executive produces rom-com television movies for a global audience. No stranger to the camera, Sweeney began her acting at age four and at age 16, she joined the cast of “Days of Our Lives,” playing the Emmy-nominated role of Sami Brady for 21+ years. She also hosted 13 seasons of NBC’s inspirational series “The Biggest Loser,” has hosted numerous live television specials and made many guest-starring appearances on popular television series and true crime podcasts. Sweeney serves as an Ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer and American Humane Association and is a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America.

“A Magical Christmas Village” is from Looking Glass Productions, LLC. The executive producers are Sweeney, Craig Baumgarten, Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring and Melissa Salmons. Kevin Leslie serves as producer. Jason Furukawa directed from a script by Salmons.

Sweeney is represented by UTA, Vault Entertainment and Wonder Street.

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Autumn in the City 10/15 on Hallmark Channel





AIMEÉ TEEGARDEN AND EVAN RODERICK STAR IN ‘AUTUMN IN THE CITY’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING OCTOBER 15, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “Fall into Love” Programming Event

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 14, 2022 – Aimeé Teegarden (“My Christmas Family Tree,”
“The Rookie”) and Evan Roderick (“Spinning Out,” “Arrow”) star in “Autumn in the City,” a
new, original movie premiering Saturday, October 15 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark
Channel, as part of the network’s annual “Fall into Love” programming event.

Piper Grant (Teegarden) moves to New York for a fresh start and to find her career
passion. As she bounces between different exciting temp jobs that take her all over the city, she
meets Austin Edwards (Roderick), an aspiring writer hoping to emerge from the shadow of his
famous journalist mother (Colleen Wheeler, Tully). While Piper’s sunny optimism is at odds with
Austin’s jaded personality, the magic of the autumn season soon brings them closer together.
When Piper realizes her true passion is illustration, they decide to team up on a children’s book
project, and in the process, discover what they’re really searching for just might be each other.
“Autumn in the City” is from Two 4 The Money Media Inc. Kim Arnott, Harry Winer,
Michael Shepard and Fernando Szew are executive producers. Kate Gajdosik is producer. Michael
Robison directed from a script by Joey Elkins & Blake Silver, based on the teleplay by Sheri
Davenport



Chesapeake Shores 9/25 on Hallmark Channel





MICK AND MEGAN’S RELATIONSHIP EVOLVES ON ‘CHESAPEAKE SHORES’
PREMIERING SEPTEMBER 25, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL

STUDIO CITY, CA – (September 9, 2022) – Mick (Treat Williams, “Blue Bloods,” Hair), and
Megan’s (Barbara Niven, “The Crossword Mysteries”) relationship evolves in the “It’s Not For
Me to Say” premiering Sunday, September 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel.
Williams, Niven, Robert Buckley (“iZombie”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Laci J. Mailey
(“Falling Skies”), Emilie Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Penny (“BH90210”) and Andrew Francis
(“Christmas She Wrote”) star.

Bree (Ullerup) finds an old journal of Nell’s, which gives her a startling look into her
grandmother’s past. Kevin (Penny) discovers the gender of his and Sarah’s (Jessica Sipos,
“Another Life”) baby. Mick asks Megan to move in with him, and David (Carlo Marks, “Love in
Store”) must confront his father – and the possibility that he might be innocent after all.
“Chesapeake Shores” is a Chesapeake Shores S6 Production Inc. production in association
with Daniel L. Paulson Entertainment. Dan Paulson, Matt Drake, Phoef Sutton, Nancey Silvers
and Sherryl Woods are executive producers. Steve Kennedy, Mark Jordan Legan, and Michael
Shepard are co-executive producers, with Crystal Remmey as co-producer. Stacey N. Harding
directed from a script by Elena Song.



Hallmark Offers Viewers All-New Original Premieres in October





Hallmark Offers Viewers All-New Original Premieres in October on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Hallmark Channel’s “Fall into Love” programming event continues in October with three all-new original movie premieres celebrating friendship, the importance of family and fresh beginnings.
[via press release from Hallmark Media]
HALLMARK OFFERS VIEWERS ALL-NEW ORIGINAL PREMIERES IN OCTOBER ON HALLMARK CHANNEL AND HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

Hallmark Channel’s “Fall into Love” programming event continues in October with three all-new original movie premieres celebrating friendship, the importance of family and fresh beginnings.

On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, there is double the intrigue when twin sisters take on a brand-new mystery; new starts are on the horizon as a woman nearing a milestone birthday rethinks what she wants from life and a former pop star finds a second chance at love – and his career – in an unlikely way.

PREMIERING ON HALLMARK CHANNEL IN OCTOBER:

‘GIRLFRIENDSHIP’
Saturday, October 1 (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Lyndie Greenwood, Krystal Joy Brown, Brad James
After a booking mix-up, Samara’s (Mowry-Housley) birthday getaway turns into a week-long retreat on Edisto Island, in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where she and her two best friends (Greenwood, Brown) rediscover their passions, their purpose and romance.

‘PUMPKIN EVERYTHING’
Saturday, October 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Taylor Cole, Michael Ironside, Corey Sevier
Based on the novel by Beth Labonte
Amy (Cole) is a novelist who returns to her hometown to look after her stubborn grandfather Tom (Ironside) and his pumpkin-themed store. While there, she crosses paths with a man (Sevier) from her past.

‘AUTUMN IN THE CITY’
Saturday, October 15 (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Aimeé Teegarden, Evan Roderick
Piper Grant (Teegarden) moves to New York for a fresh start and to find her career passion. As she bounces between different exciting temp jobs that take her all over the city, she meets Austin Edwards (Roderick), an aspiring writer. While Piper’s sunny optimism is at odds with Austin’s jaded personality, the magic of the autumn season soon brings them closer together. When Piper realizes her true passion is illustration, they decide to team up on a children’s book project, and in the process, they discover the thing they’re really searching for might be each other.

PREMIERING ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES IN OCTOBER:

‘NIKKI & NORA: SISTER SLEUTHS’
Sunday, October 2 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Hunter King, Rhiannon Fish
Fraternal twins Nikki (King) and Nora (Fish) are forced back into each other’s lives when they inherit a detective agency. As they solve a murder, they realize their differences may be their greatest advantage.

‘MID-LOVE CRISIS’
Sunday, October 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Teri Hatcher, James Tupper, Brian Markinson, June Laporte, Matreya Scarrwena
With her 50th birthday a week away, Mindy (Hatcher), a divorced teacher, finds herself in the throes of a bonafide mid-life crisis. The timing isn’t ideal, as it coincides with a long weekend visit from her daughter Rita (Laporte) and Rita’s girlfriend Emma (Scarrwena), who comes along with her uncle Sam (Tupper)… Mindy’s former high school sweetheart she hasn’t spoken to in over three decades. Her ex-husband Marc (Markinson) gets thrown into the mix at Rita’s request, adding to Mindy’s angst. Between two exes under one roof vying for her affection and trying to talk Rita out of the big 50th birthday party she’s planning, Mindy has a lot to navigate as she learns to embrace her life and discover what she truly wants as she starts the next chapter.

‘PERFECT HARMONY’
Sunday, October 16 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: James Denton, Sherri Saum, Peter Benson, Julia Benson, Sheppard Denton
When Jack Chandeller (Denton) and Barrett Woodward’s (Saum) mutual friends Naomi (Julia Benson) and Simon (Peter Benson) are ready to tie the knot, they ask the pair to be Best Man and Maid of Honor. Barrett is a buttoned-up college professor and Jack is a laid-back former pop star who have always been like oil and water, but they agree to set aside their differences to support Naomi and Simon. At the engagement party, an impromptu duet between Barrett and Jack begins to thaw the frost between them, much to his son Teddy’s (Sheppard Denton) dismay as Barrett is his professor. Slowly, Best Man and Maid of Honor begin to change their perceptions of each other and find they may be more in tune that either of them would have imagined.

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