|Doris Roberts as|
So, I know many of us were thrilled to learn that this Christmas Season- 2014, Hallmark would bring to us a new version, "Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle".
The next question, of course, is...
My first guess was Cameron Mathison (The Christmas Ornament). I had heard he was filming a Hallmark Movie with Sarah Lancaster (Fir Crazy). But, then it was revealed they were filming Man Maid. So, I knew it couldn't be him.
Then I thought, maybe they would choose someone a little older, like Doris Roberts. So, I guessed then they might, perhaps, go with Dick Van Dyke. He had been scheduled to be on Signed, Sealed, Delivered, but that didn't work out, at the time. However, since I knew Hallmark was in touch with him, and he has starred in other Hallmark movies, I thought... hmmm... maybe?
I also guessed Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Abel's Field) who shared in an interview, he would be working on another Hallmark project and I also guessed John Corbett (Ramona and Beezus, A Smile as Big as the Moon) since he has starred in other Hallmark movies.
Alas, all of my guesses were off the mark. Well, I guess John Corbett was pretty close, as you'll see! A press release came out today revealing the true identity of the new Mr. Miracle.
Would I have guessed this actor? No.
Am I familiar with his work? Yes. Some of it.
Is he a member of the Hallmark family? To my knowledge, No.
So, who is he? Who is Mr. Miracle?
Here's an Excerpt from the Hallmark Press Release, with all the details:
“Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle” Has Begun Production in Vancouver;
Part of Hallmark Channel’s COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
The #1 Most Treasured Holiday Destination By Television Viewers
|Actor Rob Morrow|
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“We’re very excited to once again partner with our beloved Hallmark family member Debbie Macomber to bring to life another one of her magical stories as part of our popular holiday season lineup,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President of Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “The immensely talented Rob Morrow is perfect for the role of Mr. Miracle, a surprising and often eccentric character whose heartfelt mission will inspire our viewers this Christmas.”
When guardian angel Harry Mills (Morrow) arrives on Earth for the first time, he’s got a lot to learn about life as a human. But this miracle worker-in-training ignores the advice of his heavenly mentor, Celeste (Harrison), to eagerly take on his first assignment—helping a young woman named Addie (Irvin) find the confidence to change her life. Addie has always struggled in school and is currently feeling overwhelmed and indecisive trying to live up to her father’s expectations of becoming a doctor. Now, after her father’s sudden passing, Addie is living with her mom Sharon (Redmond), filled with regret and uncertainty while attempting to finish her degree all while avoiding her childhood nemesis, Erich (Francis). Enter Harry, posing as her fumbling, well-meaning new English teacher who takes on the task of guiding her to see the wonderful things she can’t see in herself. With a deadline of Christmas day to change Addie’s perspective, or else say goodbye to his own Earthly existence, Harry is clueless but endearing in his effort to make Addie open up to a life full of promise—and even love—while learning a few life lessons of his own along the way.
------from HALLMARK PRESS RELEASE------
I remember him mostly on Northern Exposure with Janine Turner and John Corbett (one of my guesses, by the way!).
Does this movie premise remind you of another movie? I thought of Cary Grant in The Bishop's Wife immediately.
Now, I would love to know what you think of this news. Please share in the comment section below!