Friday, August 12, 2016

This Weekend: Come Home to the Hallmark Channel. Come Home to Chesapeake Shores!

The Rio Olympic games have recently drawn everyone's attention on TV, with gymnastics and swimming, but the Hallmark Channel will also make a BIG Splash this weekend - with an all new Pilot Movie Premiere to their next all new TV series! You won't want to miss...

"Chesapeake Shores"
Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe promote "Chesapeake Shores"
at Hallmark's Summer 2016 TCA Event.
Photo Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media, Inc./Alexx Henry Studios

The Hallmark Channel will first start off the weekend on Saturday night, with the next all new "Summer Night" movie:

Storyline via Hallmark: When a small town woman with southern charm is given a big promotion managing a store in the Big Apple, she tries to adopt a big city personality and it leads to... Click here to read more...

Summer in the City
Premieres Saturday August 13, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Then, on August 14th, Sunday night, it's the Hallmark Channel's long anticipated premiere of...  

Storyline via Hallmark: Abby O'Brien, a high-powered career woman, divorcee, and mother to twin daughters, takes a trip from New York City to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Her visit home brings Abby face to face with her past, including... Click Here to read more...

Chesapeake Shores
Premieres Sunday August 14, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Whether you are in the City,
the Country,
or at the Shore...

I hope you all have a wonderful
Summer Weekend!


  1. ...another great "Hallmark" weekend!! Happy viewing everyone!!

    1. Yes! It's a wonderful, busy schedule! Plus, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has Aurora and Murder She Baked movies all day on Saturday and Love Comes Softly Marathon on Sunday! Then, of course, the new premieres on the Hallmark Channel!!!

      Happy viewing to you, too, Linda!!! :)

  2. Michelle - Tuscon, AZSaturday, August 13, 2016

    I am cautiously optimistic about Chesapeake Shores. I will definitely watch and am looking forward to it. I'm glad that Hallmark is producing new original programming to add to their schedule but I hope they learned a lesson from the Cedar Cove debacle. The first season of that show was really good - warm, funny, sweet - everything we've come to expect from a Hallmark production. But subsequent seasons were a completely different tone. The show quickly turned into a soap opera and the subject matter made the characters unrecognizable from the wonderful first season. Fingers crossed for Chesapeake Shores!

    1. I understand completely Michelle! We have come to expect a different level of programming from Hallmark and I, too, hope we can continue to have that family friendly unique entertainment from them - in their series and movies.

      However, from watching the premiere, I do feel Chesapeake Shores borders on being a more adult type drama.

    2. Michelle - Tuscon, AZSaturday, August 13, 2016

      I don't mind the programs that are intended for adults. There are plenty of options on Hallmark for the entire family to enjoy and I think it makes sense to also have options for "parents-only" evenings in front of the TV after the kids are put to bed. But I think that can be down without going down certain paths in terms of storytelling.

    3. Outside of Chrismas season most of their rom coms are more adult skewing anyway. I know they boast about being a family channel but most of their movies and shows don't appeal to the younger set.

  3. They should've done a gymnastics theme movie to tie in with the Olympics. Like how UP did soccer theme movies to tie in with the World Cup.


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