Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Valentine's Day" Premiere Movies!

The Hallmark Channel will Premiere 5 New World Premiere Original Movies during the "Countdown to Valentine's Day" event!

image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Programming Schedule below via: Hallmark Channel

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dater's Handbook at 9pm/8c.
(Previously titled: Love Lessons)

Stars: Meghan Markle, Kristoffer Palaha, and Jonathan Scarfe

A woman changes her personality according to a dating guide book to find a husband but realizes the man she wants is the one who loves her for who she is.

Synopsis via Hallmark on Yahoo TV: Realizing she has a recurring habit of picking the wrong type of guy, Cassandra Barber (Markle) turns to relationship expert, Dr. Susie, and her latest self-help book, The Dater’s Handbook, to help with her ailing love life. She follows the advice in Dr. Susie’s book to evaluate potential suitors, and then must ultimately choose between reliable George (Scarfe) and fun-loving Robert (Palaha). It’s hard to change old habits and place your faith in the experts, especially when your heart tells you something different.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

All Things Valentine at 9pm/8c.

Stars: Sarah Rafferty and Sam Page

Avery, a blogger with a string of disappointing Valentine’s Days, is ready to give up on love when she meets handsome veterinarian Brenden. When Avery finds out Brenden blames his recent break up on her blog and is the one leaving her angry comments, she begins to question whether the bond they’ve began to build is a true love story or yesterday’s news.

Synopsis via Hallmark on Yahoo TV: When Avery Parker (Rafferty) is assigned a Valentine’s Day advice column for the local newspaper, she’s less than thrilled. After a string of disappointing Valentine’s Days, she’s all but given up on love. But when Avery takes her dog to the vet and meets the handsome veterinarian Brenden Bates (Page), she throws herself into the assignment. A chance encounter with the newly single Brenden leads to a date and Avery starts thinking maybe this year will be different. What Avery doesn’t know is that Brenden’s ex-girlfriend broke up with him because of Avery’s advice column and he’s been leaving angry comments on her blog ever since. This has piqued the interest of other readers as he and Avery battle online. With Valentine’s Day approaching, they begin to spend more time together and feelings grow, but when Avery learns what Brenden has been doing, she’ll question whether this is a love story or yesterday’s news.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Appetite for Love at 9pm/8c.
(Previously titled: Food for the Heart)

Stars: Marcus Rosner, Taylor Cole, and Andrew Walker

Synopsis via Hallmark on Yahoo TV: Mina (Cole) has everything going for her — a boyfriend who has meticulously planned out their lives and a great job with International Corporate Brands. But her world is turned upside down when work sends her to her hometown in Tennessee where she must convince an old, stubborn restaurant owner to sell his property. There is just one problem — the restaurant is now owned by her ex-boyfriend, Clay (Walker), who claims he will never sell. He resists her negotiations every step of the way, and all the while sparks fly.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Valentine Ever After at 9pm/8c.

Stars: Autumn Reeser and Eric Johnson

Synopsis via Hallmark on Yahoo TV: Big city girls Julia (Reeser) and Sydney (Vanessa Matsui) take a trip to a dude ranch in Wyoming for a fun weekend getaway. But when a brawl ensues in the local bar one night, the girls are sentenced to perform community service for disorderly conduct and are forced to stay in town. In addition to doing odds and ends around town, the girls discover a charitable cause and help create a Valentine’s Day party for the charity. In the process, Julia realizes she has a knack for marketing and considers changing her career plan, and falls for a charming cowboy (Eric Johnson) in the process.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Anything for Love at 9pm/8c.

Stars: Erika Christensen, Paul Greene, Antonio Cupo

Synopsis via Hallmark on Yahoo TV: Katherine (Christensen), a high-powered executive who believes men are intimidated by her career, is persuaded by her friend to create an internet dating profile claiming she is an executive assistant. Meanwhile, Jack (Greene), a male nurse, creates his own internet dating profile without realizing his best friend has secretly changed his profession to be a doctor. They are matched and find themselves falling in love, but hiding their true identities proves far trickier than expected when Katherine’s ornery and controlling father ends up in the hospital under Jack’s care.

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*Stay tuned for upcoming details on the Countdown to Valentine's Day Movies by visiting the New Movies on TV page!

*See the Hallmark Channel's Site for the full schedule of Valentine Movies!


  1. Sherry In CaliforniaWednesday, January 06, 2016

    Don't forget to add that Taylor Cole is in "Food for the Heart" with Marcus Rosner! She has posted on Twitter and I think Instagram with the #FoodForTheHeart hashtag and a Hallmark reference.

    1. Thank you Sherry for finding & sharing cast info! That's interesting to see Taylor Cole will be in the movie with Marcus Rosner, which has now been changed from "Food for the Heart" to "Appetite for Love". I do like the second name better for this one! And, by the way... I did add Taylor Cole's name above! Thank you, again, for sharing this news here!

    2. Sherry In CaliforniaFriday, January 08, 2016

      I just commented on this in another post further down the page so I don't want to repeat myself, but I will only say again that I think that "Appetite for Love" is too similar to "Anything for Love." At a quick glance, the casual Hallmark fan or occasional viewer might think they are one and the same movie. So I am wondering if "Anything for Love" will change to something else.

  2. Sherry In CaliforniaWednesday, January 06, 2016

    Net! Lol. I just checked the Hallmark Countdown to Valentine's Day page again, and now it says "Dater's Handbook" in the January 30th premiere slot instead of "Love Lessons"! Lol. It said "Love Lessons" last night AND this morning.

    So, that means that Hallmark went back to the first, original, title, right? Wasn't it "The Dater's Handbook" before it was "The Guide," and before it was "Love Lessons"?

    They change things soooooo often at that channel! Lol.

    1. I caught it, too, and rushed back to change it, and there was your message! It is incredible how often they've changed this one! Not sure which title I like best? I'm thinking Love Lessons might have been better for audiences - due to everyone can relate to love, even those who have been married for years. Dater's Handbook seems like it would be most appealing to singles. But, it just might suit the story best and that's what matters most!

      Thank you for catching that and sharing! :)

    2. Sherry In CaliforniaFriday, January 08, 2016

      I'm not sure which title I like better either. "Love Lessons" sounds like a more Hallmark-esque title, whereas "Dater's Handbook" sounds more like a title of a feature film and not a TV movie.

      I just noticed your revision and comment above -- "Food for the Heart" changing to "Appetite for Love." I had not seen that one yet, until I noticed your post (your site was my first stop, as soon as I got online today!!). I'm not sure which title I like better in that case either, but the problem I see is that "Appetite for Love" is too similar to "Anything for Love." I suspect that Hallmark will end up changing the "Anything for Love" title -- it may not stand out enough for casual viewers to realize that it's different than "Appetite for Love."

      Hallmark's frequent title changes are curious. They may not want to change the titles but they have to, for some reason -- I'm not sure. But I wonder why they post any titles at all on their site if they are not finalized?

      Remember the ever-changing names of Alicia Witt's last Hallmark movie? It went from "The Honesty Trip" to "The Truth About Christmas" to "I'm Not Ready for Christmas." I understand WHY Hallmark went with the last title -- because it is the name of Alicia's song, and that song was played in the movie. However, the title had nothing to do with anything that happened in the movie. "The Truth About Christmas" was the best title choice, given the storyline in the movie.

      And out of the 3 titles for Candace Cameron-Bure's most recent Christmas movie, I can see why Hallmark didn't ultimately settle on "On Time for Christmas" -- it was simply too similar to the Hall of Fame movie title, "Just in Time for Christmas," and people would have been confused. But I wonder why they didn't stick with "A Christmas to Remember," which was the original title? "A Christmas Detour" is more specific, I suppose -- it hints at a plot point in the story, whereas "A Christmas to Remember" could really be able anything.

  3. Thank you for this site! I visit every day and it always helps me after the Holidays to get over the loss of Christmas. When I come here I never feel like it's really over.

    1. So glad I can help in any way!!! Thank you for sharing and visiting every day! I carry Christmas in my heart everyday, so I'm happy to know others who feel it, too! Blessings to You and Happy New Year!!! :)

  4. Can't believe the Valentine movies are already coming out. Santa was just here and now Cupid?

    1. So true, Brandon. Time seems to be flying by faster than Santa's sleigh!

      We must hold onto and enjoy each and every day and new season, as best as we can!!! :)

      Blessings to You in this New Year!!!

  5. I feel the same way, Brandon, but, HEY, I'm not complaining!! I'm loving these "Countdown to" Movies to help us out of the "Christmas mode" that I'm sure we're all still in. Great news, Net!!

    1. You are so right, Linda! I love ALL the "Countdown" movies, too! Each new season is Beautiful!!!

      No matter the Calendar, however... if I'm in the Christmas spirit, I'll watch a Christmas movie any day of the year!!!

  6. Sherry In CaliforniaFriday, January 08, 2016

    Net!!!!!!! I have the scoop on all 5 movies. Here it is, from Yahoo TV!

    It is almost 9 p.m. on Friday night, January 8th, and this new info is not shown above (other than what was already there earlier), so hopefully I am surprising you with news that you didn't yet know.

    I also just told the Hallmark Fan Group I belong to on Facebook.

    1. That is all fascinating news, Sherry! I added in all the plot details and cast news revealed above! Great to see Autumn Reeser again, since "Country Wedding" and Eric Johnson, from "Call Me Mrs. Miracle" and "Fir Crazy". They all look like very sweet love stories!

  7. YAY!! I had posted that I wanted to see Eric Johnson in another Hallmark Christmas movie, so I'm happy to see that he's going to be in this upcoming Valentine's day one. However, I still hope that he's in a Christmas movie this year, too! Fingers crossed!

  8. So happy to see Andrew Walker in another hallmark movie yay!!!!!!!!

  9. Yay! So excited to have Autumn back on my tv again! Her movie sounds awesome and Eric Johnson is a cutie! Looking forward to these movies! :-D

  10. Sherry In CaliforniaTuesday, January 12, 2016

    Net -- Have you noticed that, as of right this moment, Hallmark seems to be doing something 'different' with the Countdown to Valentine's Day this year? There will be 6 movies on weekend days (except for Feb. 7th, as that is when the Kitten Bowl takes place).

    But it's the weekdays/weeknights that are the most different. Apparently there will be ONE movie airing every weeknight over the 2 weeks.

    I don't know if you still have access to any of last year's press releases, schedules or Hallmark ads for the 2015 Countdown to Valentine's Day, but it was "all day and all night" for at least part of the 2 weeks. I vividly remember movies (more than one per night) on weekdays/nights.

    So to cut back the schedule to only one movie each day/night and a limited schedule on the weekends (meaning the regular programming is still on the schedule on weekend mornings) is a significant change -- assuming the schedule stays that way. The way it looks now, they will actually be giving us a shorter schedule for the Countdown to Valentine's Day than they have been giving us for Christmas in July!

    ... Which now has me wondering about the Christmas in July event. Is that, too, going to be reduced to only one movie each day and 6 movies each weekend day? Or will it, perhaps, be extended to an all day/all night schedule?

    This Countdown to Valentine's Day thing is disappointing, especially since there will probably be too many repeats of certain movies and then other movies will only be shown once -- or not at all -- over the 2 weeks.

    I wonder why they would do this. It's got to either be a ratings issue, or they are caving in to the complaints, OR they need to devote a certain number of programming hours to other things this year (such as the Countdown to Christmas) and therefore they need to trim the hours for other things.

    I keep hoping that more movies will be added to the weekdays, but according to a banner from Crown Media, they are advertising "A movie EVERY weeknight" and not "all day and all night" as they did last year.

  11. Sherry In CaliforniaThursday, January 21, 2016

    The schedule for the first couple of weeks in February doesn't appear to be changing. It still looks as though there will be only one movie each weeknight at 8 p.m. during the 2 weeks of the Countdown to Valentine's Day, and that there will only be 6 movies on most of the weekend days (with the exception of 2/7, Kitten Bowl day).

    Again, I must mention that this is a reduced schedule from the 2015 version of the Countdown to Valentine's Day. Last year there were more movies each day for at least one of the 2 weeks, and I *think" there may have been more than 6 movies on the weekend days. I know that the event was advertised as "all day/all night" in 2015, whereas now it is not advertised as such.

    In glancing at the movies that ARE on the schedule, it seems that Hallmark is choosing to repeat some movies a few times in an already very limited schedule, while other movies seem to have been left off of the list altogether (even though they were shown in 2015).

    And yet, the peculiar thing is that Hallmark is choosing to show some of the Fall Harvest movies now, AND during the Countdown to Valentine's Day! I don't understand that at all. Instead of showing some of the romance movies that appear to be left out, they are showing Fall Harvest movies. That makes no sense. They're not going to show the Valentine's Day movies in October, so why on earth are they showing "October Kiss," "Harvest Moon" and "Autumn Dreams" now?

    At that rate, if they are going to show movies out of season, they might as well show some of the best "Christmas romance movies" for Valentine's Day. Why not throw in "Nine Lives of Christmas" or "Snow Bride"? Why not throw in "A Very Merry Mix-Up" to the Valentine's Day marathon?

    I just really hope that this scaled back Countdown to Valentine's Day schedule is not a sign of things to come, and that Hallmark is not going to tamper with the Countdown to Christmas by reducing the line-up of movies, or cutting the event down from 'all day and all night' to 'one movie every night at 8 p.m.' I can put up with almost every programming change without too much agony, but if they mess with the Countdown to Christmas it is a whole different ballgame! Lol.


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