Saturday, January 14, 2017

#TCA17 NEWS: “Chesapeake Shores” will return to Hallmark for a second season!

The stars of “Chesapeake Shores” gather at Hallmark's TCA event to reveal...

via Hallmark Press Release:


Season One of Chesapeake Shores Was Most Successful Series in Hallmark Channel History

STUDIO CITY, CA – January 14, 2017 – Hallmark Channel today announced that the network’s hit original series “Chesapeake Shores” will return for a second season. Airing on Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT, “Chesapeake Shores” was Hallmark Channel’s most-watched series in the network’s history among W25-54 and A25-54 on a L+3 basis. Production on 10 episodes for season two is scheduled to commence this Spring for a Summer 2017 premiere. The announcement was made today to a semi-annual gathering of the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, CA.

“Viewers have fallen in love with the O’Briens and their heartfelt and compelling narratives as they navigate through life, love, relationships and career decisions,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “We look forward to continuing the multi-generational family storylines and journeys that people of all ages can enjoy and relate to, which makes ‘Chesapeake Shores’ the appropriate fit for the quality family entertainment we provide.”

The multi-generational family drama of “Chesapeake Shores” follows Abby O’Brien (Meghan Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother of two young daughters (Kayden and Abbie Magnuson), who makes a trip from New York City to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Her visit home brings Abby face to face with her past, including her high school sweetheart Trace (Jesse Metcalfe), her uncompromising father Mick (Treat Williams) and her esteemed grandmother Nell (Diane Ladd). Abby realizes the toll her career has taken on her ability to be a hands-on mother to her daughters, and considers a permanent move to Chesapeake Shores. Adding to the family drama is the return to Chesapeake Shores of her mother Megan (Barbara Niven), who left the family years ago and is still estranged from some of her adult children. Rounding out the O’Brien clan are Abby’s siblings Jess (Laci Mailey), who is struggling to find her calling; Bree (Emilie Ullerup), a playwright in Chicago whose career and love life have stalled; Kevin (Brendan Penny) a soldier whose military career causes his family constant worry and Conor (Andrew Francis), a law school graduate who lives in New York City and comes back to the family home for the summer.

“Chesapeake Shores” is A Chesapeake Shores S2 Production in association with Daniel L. Paulson Entertainment production, based on the novels by Sherryl Woods. Dan Paulson, Nancey Silvers and Sherryl Woods are the executive producers.

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 89 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.

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