Hallmark Channel News....
There is a lot of interesting News coming out lately regarding the Hallmark Channel.... so I had to create a post and share all the latest!
Let's start with my favorite.... Christmas Movies!
It may now be - just the first day of Spring... however, there are already many Christmas Movie Projects in the works at the Hallmark Channel.
And, we have some of the Movie Titles & Plot details to share!!! Click on titles for more information.
Plus, also coming... is a sequel to "Jingle All the Way", the Christmas Cartoon starring Jingle the Husky Pup, titled:
The Hallmark Channel has purchased the syndication rights to the ABC Sitcom Family Comedy, "The Middle", starring Patricia Heaton.
The Middle follows the life of the Heck family, who live in Middle America -
. They are not your average family - yet, they are always there for each other. Indiana
The Sitcom will begin airing on the Network in March of 2014.
The daytime line-up is also getting a new look. The Martha Stewart, as we reported, is leaving in September and in it's place - will be a new talk show titled, "Marie", hosted by singer and actress, Marie Osmond. Also, there will another day-time show titled "Home and Family", that will have two hosts (unknown at this time), and will cover subjects, such as: "decorating, DIY projects, balancing a budget, raising a family," etc... Both shows are to premiere later this year (2012).
NEW PRIMETIME DRAMA SERIES:
And now, the Most Exciting News....
The Hallmark Channel will be creating TWO new drama series - that will be based off of books by two well-known writers - Janette Oke and Debbie Macomber.
Janette Oke's "When Calls the Heart",
Debbie Macomber's "Cedar Cove"
...will be created into Pilot Movies to launch forward these two new scripted series. They will air within the 2012-2013 season.
When Calls the Heart ...
|Wynn Delaney (Stephen Amell) and Elizabeth Thatcher (Maggie Grace) |
in When Calls the Heart
(Images above from: aBridge International)
|When Calls the Heart|
According to the Hallmark Channel, Period drama, "When Calls the Heart" is "a romantic adventure which tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a beautiful, wealthy young woman from the East Coast, who has a passion for teaching, but a fear of leaving the safety of her comfortable world. Inspired by her adventurous aunt,
gains the strength to accept a teaching position in a new, frontier town. Despite the hardships, she begins to build a new life, but will Elizabeth allow a handsome lawman into her heart and life, changing her world forever?" The executive producers are Brad Krevoy and Michael Landon, Jr. Elizabeth
The main theme about Cedar Cove, according to the Hallmark Channel, is "community and connection. The small town of
presents fertile ground for relatable stories, big and small." Cedar Cove
Debbie Macomber's books have inspired three Hallmark Christmas Movies - Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle, and Trading Christmas.
I personally think the two "new primetime shows" are the most exciting news of all - next to all the new Christmas Movies Coming - which we always love, but have come to expect from the Hallmark Channel, our dependable family movie network. I've been asking and wondering for years, as I enjoy re-runs of beloved old family series, such as: The Waltons, Little House, Wind at my Back, etc... why no one has created a new family drama. Hopefully, the answer has finally come!
What do you all think?
Have a Wonderful Day, Everyone!