Friday, March 4, 2016

Hallmark Hall of Fame Returns to CBS with All New Original Film, "Hear My Song"!


Movie: Hear My Song

This is a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation!

Network: CBS ?

Original Air Date: CBS pulled this movie from it's originally scheduled premiere date. Stay tuned for details!


Dustin Hoffman ... Mr. Carvelle
Kathy Bates ... headmistress
Debra Winger ... Ms. Steel
Garrett Wareing ... Stet
Eddie Izzard ... Drake
Josh Lucas ... Gerard
Kevin McHale ... Wooly
Joe West ... Devon


via CBS Press Release:

New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation HEAR MY SONG, starring Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates, Academy Award nominee Debra Winger, Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas and Kevin McHale will be broadcast Saturday, April 16 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The inspirational, music-filled movie tells the tale of a neglected 12-year-old boy, Stet (Garrett Wareing), whose devilish behavior obscures his angelic singing voice until he enters a boy choir boarding school where the demanding choir master (Hoffman) drives him to achieve beyond his wildest dreams.

After the passing of Stet's mother, his affluent father, Gerard (Josh Lucas, "A Beautiful Mind," "The Mysteries of Laura"), is summoned to Texas, where he finally meets the son he's kept a secret from his wife and daughters home in New York City. Stet's supportive school principal, Ms. Steel (Debra Winger, "Terms of Endearment," "An Officer and a Gentleman"), reveals to Gerard what an exceptional singer Stet is, and easily persuades him to enroll Stet in a boarding school that's home to the country's leading boys choir.

At first, Stet is shunned by his classmates due to his untrained voice, inability to read music and bad-boy demeanor. Though the choir's demanding conductor, Mr. Carvelle (Dustin Hoffman, "Rain Man," "Kramer vs. Kramer"), and Carvelle's aloof musicologist, Drake (Eddie Izzard, "Ocean's Thirteen," "The Riches"), are intimidating to Stet at first, the school's feisty headmistress (Kathy Bates, "Misery," "American Horror Story") and Wooly (Kevin McHale, "Glee"), a kind young teacher, offer the nurturing he needs.

Stet's superb training and inner grit eventually propel him to be a contender for the lead role in the choir, a long unchallenged position held by his fiercest rival, Devon (Joe West). Finally, after finding people who believe in him, Stet achieves a level of skill, success and serenity that he never thought possible.

image courtesy: CBS press

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*Images via Hallmark Hall of Fame and CBS press - used for promotional use.


  1. Oooh, I can't wait!!! Love the theme and it also has some of my favorite actors!!

  2. A lot of big names on that cast. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Wow, so happy to see these back on network TV, and with such big names. Fingers crossed for a high production holiday film, too!

  4. Susan - Des MoineSaturday, March 05, 2016

    What an amazing cast! I'd like to see the series return to CBS for good. As much as I enjoy the Hallmark Channel, I think there's an opportunity for a higher number of viewers on CBS.

  5. Why was the movie pulled? Hundreds of propla we know we're planning to see it!

  6. I was really looking forward to this movie and found out today it got pulled. Told all my sisters about it and to be sure and watch..very disappointed in this decision.

  7. What I disagree with is what amounts to censorship of a beautiful work of art. The movie is absolutely stunning, with academy award winning actors, beautiful music, and an excellent story line. It studies the rehabilitation of a youth through fine music, just as the American Boychoir School has long since rehabilitated. To me, this is a double plus for Hallmark--a strong story of hope and rehabilitation. Show it perhaps with a disclaimer, but don’t censor it. Let the public see this gem of a movie--you are doing a disservice to your viewers, and your action is impacting people’s perceptions of Hallmark.

  8. Wow!! I cant believe that this movie was pulled. We were so excited about finally getting to see this on TV. We have it on the calendar for a while. Please explain why this would happen? I am really disappointed in CBS decision in this matter.

  9. I wondered why my DVR didn't record it while I was on vacation. Why was it pulled? With all the garbage on TV, I can't believe this Hallmark movie could be considered worse. Maybe good wholesome movies are now considered bad for you? Shame on CBS!

  10. Stephania WagnerThursday, June 09, 2016

    Let me guess did it have to do with religion OF CHRISTIANITY or something of that aspect?


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