Wednesday, April 12, 2017

HALLMARK CHANNEL UNVEILS FOUR NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIES FOR ANNUAL ‘JUNE WEDDINGS’ CELEBRATION!


This JUNE - Hallmark is planning
four new "Wedding" themed movies!

Get ALL the LOVELY details below in
Hallmark's latest press release...

(see below pic!)

image: Josie Bissett and Jack Wagner
Photo credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

Hallmark Press Release:

HERE COME THE BRIDES!

HALLMARK CHANNEL UNVEILS FOUR NEW,
ORIGINAL MOVIES FOR ANNUAL
‘JUNE WEDDINGS’ CELEBRATION

Featuring Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett,
Alexa PenaVega, Maggie Lawson,
Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith and More

(And... UPDATE: Actor Paul Greene!)

STUDIO CITY, CA – April 11, 2017 – Hallmark Channel sets wedding bells ringing in new, original movies every Saturday night this June, honoring marriage’s iconic month with its annual “June Weddings” programming event. Highlights this year include “The Wedding March 2,” (Updated title name: "Wedding March 2: Resorting to Love") a sequel reuniting the original film’s stars, Jack Wagner (“When Calls the Heart,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Josie Bissett (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Melrose Place”) in a fresh tale of unexpected romance.

Joining them in the various festivities are fellow Hallmark favorites Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids, “Nashville”), Jack Wagner (“When Calls the Heart,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Josie Bissett (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Melrose Place”), Maggie Lawson (“The Great Indoors,” “Psych”), Pascale Hutton (“When Calls the Heart,” “Sanctuary”) and Kavan Smith (“When Calls the Heart,” “Supernatural”).

Hallmark Channel’s June Weddings stunt in 2016 built on the enormous success of the inaugural programming event in 2015. In 2016, June Weddings delivered the #1 movie of the week for four consecutive weeks and boosted the network to rank as the #1 cable network in its 9-11 pm time slot. The 2016 event also posted double-digit gains in households, W25-54 and total viewers.*“Hallmark Channel is thrilled to have its own tradition with ‘June Weddings,’ a ‘something new’ to celebrate love and commitment,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.

“These four new original films and the stars associated with each is the caliber of glitterati that pairs well with golden rings,” Vicary concluded.

Premiering Saturday nights this June on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s “June Weddings” programming event:

image: Alexa PenaVega
Photo Credit: Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Jeremy Lee


‘DESTINATION WEDDING’ – Saturday, June 3 (9 pm ET/PT)
Stars: Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids, “Nashville”)

Ellie (PenaVega) has been painstakingly planning her sister Mandy’s destination wedding for the longest time. She is excited as guests begin arriving at the idyllic beach resort but is somewhat nonplussed when one of them turns out to be her ex-boyfriend Greg (Jeremy Guilbaut), who is the groom’s best man. When Mandy (Andrea Brooks) and her fiancé don’t show up, Ellie and Greg must lie to the guests and assure them everything is okay…when it clearly isn’t. With the wedding fast approaching and Mandy’s attendance a question mark, Ellie and Greg scramble to stave off disaster while simultaneously falling back in love with each other.


image: Pascal Hutton and Kavan Smith
Photo Credit: Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Brendan Meadows


‘THE PERFECT BRIDE’ – Saturday, June 10 (9 pm ET/PT)
(Previously Known as: ‘BRIDAL BOOT CAMP’)
Stars: Pascale Hutton (“When Calls the Heart,” “Sanctuary”), Kavan Smith (“When Calls the Heart,” “Supernatural”)

Fitness instructor Molly Winters (Hutton) runs the very popular Bridal Boot Camp, helping prospective brides-to-be get in shape, mind, body and soul, for their big day. But things get complicated when she meets Nick (Smith), the fiancé of one of her new “recruits,” and sparks fly. As Molly’s feelings for Nick grow, she finds herself trying to help someone else get ready to marry the man she is falling in love with.


‘WEDDING MARCH 2: RESORTING TO LOVE’ – Saturday, June 17 (9 pm ET/PT)
Stars: Jack Wagner (“When Calls the Heart,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Josie Bissett (“The Secret Life of an American Teenager,” “Melrose Place”)

In the follow-up to last year’s “The Wedding March,” where former college sweethearts Olivia (Bissett) and Mick (Wagner) unexpectedly reunited, the two become partners in running a wedding resort. As they work side by side in this new venture, they learn that although their business relationship is flawed and not working there just may be romance in their future.


‘MY FAVORITE WEDDING’ – Saturday, June 24 (9 pm ET/PT)
Stars: Maggie Lawson (“The Great Indoors,” “Psych”), Paul Greene ("A Wish for Christmas," "When Calls the Heart")

Potential Northwestern fellow Tess Harper (Lawson) lasers through her best friend’s wedding planning like the star doctor she hopes to soon become. In fact, Tess puzzles through any problem – provided it’s not her own. When she meets divorce lawyer and groom’s best friend, Michael, Tess maneuvers around him like a gurney in the emergency room until she discovers this best man has a few moves of his own.

(*A Special Thank You to Joyce - for sharing Paul Greene's involvement in this movie with me!)


image: Hallmark Crown Media


*Source: Nielsen (6/3-6/25/16), Live+SD HH coverage area rating, Fri/Sat 9-11p, Hallmark Channel program average vs. competitive time period data; Movie ranking for each HALL premiere is based on HH cvg rtg against all ad-supported cable movies. Nielsen NPower (6/3-6/25/16) Live+SD unduplicated audience P2+, based on 6 minute cume qualifier.

ABOUT HALLMARK CHANNEL
Hallmark Channel is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 88 million homes. As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl” and “Hero Dog Awards”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises, including “Countdown to Christmas,” “Countdown to Valentine’s Day,” “Summer Nights,” “Fall Harvest” and “Winterfest.” Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls,” “The Middle,” “Last Man Standing” and “Frasier.” Hallmark Cards, Inc. owns and operates Crown Media Family Networks.

20 comments:

  1. Kavan Smith and Pascale Hutton in a movie together? Cool! As a Heartie, I fear I may have difficulty seeing them as anybody but Lee and Rosemary, though! Looking forward to seeing Maggie Lawson in a Hallmark movie. Loved her in Psych! I wonder who her male costar is. It doesn't say.

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    1. So true, Amy Lama! It will be hard to NOT see them as Lee and Rosemary! It was a perfect pairing since the day they coupled them together on WCTH!

      Usually, most characters on Hallmark are looking for love, so it's fun to see these two happily in love and enjoying married life. I'm a Heartie, too, so I wouldn't miss this for the world, but like you, I will be constantly thinking of our dear Rosemary and Lee!!! :)

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  2. Can't wait for June, Net! Love the reviews of all the upcoming wedding movies especially "Bridal Boot Camp". Pascale and Kavan are adorable together and one of my favorite couples!

    Love the Easter headline, Net, such a wonderful reminder of who loves us best. Happy Easter and blessings to you and everyone!!

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    1. Yes, Lee and Rosemary.... I mean, Kavan and Pascale are absolutely adorable together!!!!! I hear there was a lot of laughing on set - so this should be a lot of fun to watch!!!! I can't wait for June, either!!!!

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  3. I can't wait to see Bridal Boot Camp. I love Lee and Rosemary and can't wait to see the Kavan and Pascale in a movie together. Plus out of the four summaries, their's sounds the most interesting to me.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to this one, too! Love them both so much on WCTH! Thank you for sharing, Stephanie!!! :)

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  4. I hope they will make a movie called; "My Wedding Album", in the future for Hallmark Channel movie

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  5. I am so ecited for Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith together. They are so cute on WCTH. I am in love with KS. I LOVE him playing a bad guy, I recently saw him in the Garage Sale Mystery and he was so hot as a bad guy. I also love him as a good guy, I cant wait for this. I have also recently become a big fan of the Wedding March, anything with Jack Wagner is awesome, especially when he is being funny. June Weddings 2017 looks like a success already. Nice to see Alexa back for June Weddings again too.

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  6. I am completely baffled by The Wedding March 2 unless I'm misunderstanding the preview blurb.

    What were we supposed to take from the ending in the original movie? Does this mean that we should be questioning the endings in other movies? This is disturbing.

    The other three all sound intriguing.

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  7. According to What's Filming Wedding March 2: June Wedding is the title of the movie

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    1. This is the official Hallmark press release. The title may still change, so we'll see!

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  8. My Favorite Wedding
    TV Movie
    05-01-2017 to 05-19-2917
    Maggie Lawson

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  9. The Wedding March: June Wedding
    TV Movie
    04-24-2017 to 05-12-2017
    Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett

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  10. I don't think I'll be able to see Lee and Rosemary as anything other than Lee and Rosemary, but I'll definitely be watching this one!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, but I'll definitely be watching, too! Those two have great chemistry on screen together!!! :)

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  11. Wedding Boot Camp for Brides & Grooms get in shape for their Wedding Day

    http://www.weddingbootcamp.com/

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  12. I saw during WCTH finale KS & PH said they were on set of their movie, and it said it was The Perfect Bride (I see you updated that). I wonder why they change the names so much? I can't wait for June weddings.

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    1. The movie titles can change around, quite a bit, at times. Some movies will have a name they go by while filming, that's called wt - a working title, and then, when it premieres the same movie may have an altogether different title.

      I'm sure there are lots of issues that must be considered. First of all, they want a unique title, that won't be confused with another movie and there are copy rights to be considered, legalities, and so forth...

      The movie "Love You Like Christmas" with Brennan Elliott and Bonnie Somerville was originally titled "Meant to Be." It's a good title, that honestly reflects the story, but it's not very Christmassy... so, I think that's why it was mostly changed. There's also a song, sung by a band at the end of the movie, and the song title is "Love You Like Christmas!" So... There could be many reasons why they change a title. They also changed the title of Alicia Witt's movie a couple years back to go with her song "I'm Not Ready for Christmas!"

      We just always have to keep our eyes and ears open for any changes like this! :)

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    2. Oh, and I wanted to add... It's really a good thing they changed the name from "Bridal Boot Camp" to "A Perfect Bride," because there is another TV movie (which hasn't premiered, yet) with the exact same title! Perhaps, they wanted to avoid any confusion with that or there were legal issues. Who knows!?!!?

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  13. What is the name of the song being used in the Hallmark commercials regarding the start of the June 3 2017 wedding movies. It goes something like "baby, your my buttercup and you lift me up"? FYI-it's not the one from the Musical group the Foundations.

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