*This is a Movie and Weekly Television Series.
Network: Hallmark Channel
Season 1 - Original Air Date: July 20, 2013
Season 2 - Original Air Date: July 19, 2014
*The Cedar Cove Pilot Movie premiered on July 20th, 2013. From there, Cedar Cove became the Hallmark Channel's first-ever primetime scripted series – also called “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”. The weekly one-hour drama series began on Saturday nights beginning July 27th, 2013 and continued until October.
*The Cedar Cove Movie and TV Series are based on the Cedar Cove Book Series by author, Debbie Macomber.
Andie MacDowell ... Judge Olivia Lockhart
Dylan Neal ... Jack Griffith
Katharine Isabelle ... Cecilia
Brennan Elliott ... Warren Saget
Garry Chalk ... Troy
Jesse Moss ... Ian
Andrew Airlie ... Stan
Greyston Holt ... Seth
Wanda Cannon ... Grace
Ian Tracey ... Bobby
Eric Keenleyside ... Dan
Barclay Hope ... Albertson
Sarah Smyth ... Justine
Paula Shaw ... Charlotte
Timothy Webber ... Moon
Kurt Evans ... Allen
Karen Brelsford ... Sherry
Dave Kmiecik ... Wally
Cast List with Pictures via Hallmark Channel:
from Hallmark Press Release:
Based on the popular series of books by best-selling author Debbie Macomber, "Cedar Cove" the movie serves as a back-door pilot to a potential primetime series in 2013. Family court judge Olivia Lockhart is a single mother and respected leader in Cedar Cove, Washington. She makes news when she denies the divorce petition of Cecilia and Ian Randall, deciding the young couple is still very much in love with one another and that they have not tried hard enough to make their relationship work. This gets the attention of local newspaper editor and newcomer to town Jack Griffin. As Jack and Olivia try to heal the Randall's broken relationship, it brings the two of them together in a way they never expected. Romance, mystery, and lessons of the heart are the threads that weave this tight-knit community together.
More, from Hallmark Press Release:
In "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," Golden Globe(R) winner Andie MacDowell plays Judge Olivia Lockhart whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is the professional milieu and social microcosm of issues the judge will face in her own day-to-day life with family and friends. Veteran actor Dylan Neal plays Jack Griffith, the new editor of the Cedar Cove Chronicle and budding love interest for Judge Lockhart. The series is based on the bestselling book series Cedar Cove by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber. In the two-hour pilot, Judge Lockhart is overjoyed to hear that her name is being put forth for appointment to a Federal judgeship in Seattle by her longtime friend, Senator Pete Raymond. Olivia asks that her family keep the news a secret. In the meantime, Jack Griffith, desperate for a meaningful news story, corners Olivia's mother who inadvertently tells the editor about everything in her daughter's life - including the possible appointment. Suddenly, Olivia (much to her chagrin) is front page news. In the courtroom, Olivia rejects Cecelia and Ian's petition for divorce, because she is convinced the young couple still loves each other. In the meantime, Olivia's feelings about daughter Justine's suitor couldn't be colder.
(descriptions via Hallmark)
Pilot Movie - 7/20/2013
Based on Debbie Macomber's bestselling series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove is the story of a respected small-town municipal court judge who considers leaving the beautiful lake town where she raised her family to take a federal judgeship. Before she goes, she discovers home really is where the heart is as she helps her daughter, her best friend and a young couple navigate tough relationships, and even starts a romance of her own with the town?s newest addition, a newspaper reporter with a mysterious past.
Episode 1 - A House Divided - 7/27/2013
The seaside town goes up in arms when an arrogant and wealthy developer threatens to tear down Cedar Cove’s historic lighthouse and local Thyme and Tide innkeepers Bob and Peggy Beldon lead the townspeople in protest, including Olivia’s mom Charlotte.
Episode 2 - Reunion - 8/3/2013
When Jack’s estranged son Eric (guest star Tom Stevens) shows up in Cedar Cove completely unannounced, their uncomfortable Reunion is long overdue. As Jack starts to get to know his son amid Eric’s constant hurtful reminders of Jack’s alcoholic past and poor parenting, Olivia (Andie MacDowell) and Grace learn a secret that makes them question Eric’s intentions.
Episode 3 - Suspicious Minds - 8/10/2013
A John Doe dies at the Thyme & Tide B&B owned by Bob & Peggy Beldon and suddenly all of Cedar Cove is buzzing about how the mysterious man met his fate.
Episode 4 - For the Sake of the Children - 8/17/2013
Olivia presides over a messy divorce while Jack has problems at home of his own - son Eric refuses to work, putting a strain on their burgeoning relationship. Grace is forced to raise funds for the library or see it close.
Episode 5 - Free Spirits - 8/24/2013
Seth goes missing in Alaska causing Justine to travel through unknown circumstances to find him, and Jack and Olivia take their relationship to a new level with a romantic trip out of town.
Episode 6 - Help Wanted - 8/31/2013
Jack & Olivia have their long planned getaway, but things don't go as expected because Olivia is distracted by a former ex-con whom she fears is back in Cedar Cove to cause trouble. Across town, Zach and Rosie Westin's divorce is final, but their shared custody arrangement isn't working for their children who are feeling the pain of a family split apart.
Episode 7 - And The Winner Is - 9/7/2013
While Jack (Dylan Neal) is sure he can count on a winning bid from Olivia (Andie MacDowell), he is left to wonder where he stands when her ex-husband Stan (Andrew Airlie) returns asking Olivia to help him finally face the loss of their son by revisiting the lake where he died.
Episode 8 - Old Flames, New Sparks - 9/14/2013
The couples of Cedar Cove confront Old Flames, New Sparks as the town’s romances start to heat up. Threatened by Olivia’s (Andie MacDowell) renewed bond with her ex-husband Stan (Andrew Airlie), Jack (Dylan Neal) realizes his feelings for her are moving fast.
Episode 9 - Conflicts of Interest - 9/21/2013
"Conflicts of Interest" arise when several Cedar Cove relationships are seemingly all on the line. Grace starts feeling the repercussions of her surprising kiss with Will, who won’t stop calling to confess his feelings. She is a nervous wreck, worried Olivia will find out, but when Grace finally decides to spill her secret, she discovers Will has been hiding an even bigger one about his marriage.
Episode 10 - Stormfront - 9/28/2013
Confrontations in Cedar Cove explode when emotions rise into a "Stormfront."
Episode 11 - A New Life - 10/5/2013
As the Christmas season approaches in Cedar Cove, Olivia's spirits are down as she faces "A New Life."
Episode 12 - Homecoming - 10/12/2013
The Christmas Season has arrived in Cedar Cove and though Jack and Olivia are happy to be reunited, Jack is desperate to talk to his still-missing son Eric about Eric?s impending fatherhood. Meanwhile, Justine is asked to help the FBI make a case against Warren and Grace tries to heat up her relationship with Cliff. Elsewhere, Maryellen manages to track down John and tries to convince him to stop running from his past.