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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

An All New "Fixer Upper Mystery" starring Jewel and Colin Ferguson Premieres this April on Hallmark!


“Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery” (WT)
Premieres Sunday, April 2, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

STUDIO CITY, CA – February 28, 2017 – Singer-Songwriter Jewel stars in and serves as executive producer in “Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery” (wt), the second installment of the mystery movie franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The new original movies stars Jewel (“Ride with the Devil,” “Ring of Fire”) and Colin Ferguson (“Eureka”) and premieres Sunday, April 2, (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

The “Fixer Upper Mysteries” movies are based upon New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle’s series of books. In the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows that the best man for the job is a woman. And that woman is Shannon Hughes (Jewel), owner of Hughes Restoration and an expert in Victorian Home restoration. Through her work, she stumbles across clues hidden in the old homes, uncovering past secrets and becoming an unlikely sleuth to crack unsolved mysteries.

“We are honored to partner with the extraordinarily multi-talented Jewel to bring Kate Carlisle’s books to life,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming & Publicity. “On the heels of a successful ‘Fixer Upper Mystery’ franchise debut, we are thrilled to treat loyal viewers and fans the premiere of the second installment immediately, so that our audience doesn’t have to wait long to enjoy what happens next!”

"I love that the heroine and lead in this series is a woman whose super power is learning to follow her intuition," said Jewel. "I couldn't be happier with the first movie, Joel Rice, and the entire cast and crew that made it possible."

The second installment in Jewel’s “Fixer Upper” mystery series comes on the heels of a highly successful debut. “A Fixer Upper Mystery: Framed for Murder,” the inaugural movie in the franchise, which premiered on January 15th, bowed to a 1.6 household rating, averaged 1.3 million total viewers, and was the most-watched Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original mystery movie premiere among households, women 25-54, Adults 25-54, and total viewers.

In “Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery,” Shannon Hughes (Jewel) once again teams up with her partner in crime-solving to hammer out the details of the murder of her friend’s sister that has gone unsolved for over 20 years. When home renovator extraordinaire Shannon Hughes finds a human skull in the basement of her current project, she sets out to discover who is behind the mysterious death by piecing together clues left behind in the victim’s hidden diary. With the help of her new client, famous crime reporter and author Macintyre “Mac” Sullivan (Ferguson), they follow the trail to Shannon’s old high school to nail the culprit, but not before another diary is discovered, a murder shocks the resort town, close friends are suspected of foul play, and the truth behind the overwhelming success and generous financial support of the high school’s football team and athletic program is revealed.

“Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery” is a Muse Entertainment Production. Joel S. Rice, Jewel, Michael Prupas, Allen Lewis, Jeff Holland and Stan Spry are executive producers. John Cassini and Meghan Mathes are Supervising Producers. Harvey Kahn is producer. Mark Jean directs from a script written by Teena Booth. Based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series of books by Kate Carlisle.

I hope you all will look forward ~
as much as I am
to this all new Mystery on
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
this Spring!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Hallmark Announces Premiere Date for Spring Fling Movie "Like Cats and Dogs"

(Images via: Hallmark Crown Media)

Hallmark Press Release:
"STUDIO CITY, CA – February 27, 2017 – We may associate April 15 with the nerve-fraying anxiety of Tax Day in the US. However, this April 15 falls on a Saturday, which can mean just one thing: a stress-free Saturday evening enjoying a romantic comedy on Hallmark Channel. Cassidy Gifford (“The Gallows,” “God’s Not Dead”) and Wyatt Nash (“Graves,” “The Bridge”) star in “Like Cats And Dogs,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, premiering Saturday, April 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT).

In “Like Cats And Dogs,” Lara (Gifford) is a dog lover, while Spencer (Nash) is a cat lover. Spencer and Lara could not be more different. So when Go BnB lands them – and their pets – in the same lake house vacation rental over summer, they will have to figure out a way to get along without killing each other. There are complications: Spencer is in a relationship with Susan, though he is constantly questioning where the relationship is going. Lara is rebounding from a bad breakup and not open to any new romantic possibilities. This particular summer, in the quaint waterfront town of South Haven, a budding friendship will give way to peace and harmony in the house between both the couple and their pets. Can a summer romance be far behind?

“Like Cats And Dogs” is a Front Street Production. Harvey Kahn is Executive Producer. Ron Oliver directs “Like Cats And Dogs” from the screenplay written by Aaron Mendelsohn with revisions by Ron Oliver."

My take...
This sounds like another "purr-fectly cute" Spring movie for Hallmark! Any movie with the addition of cats and dogs, is always a plus! Should be fun to see Cassidy Gifford star in her own Hallmark movie and it's nice to see the return of Wyatt Nash on Hallmark, since starring in Karen Kingsbury's "The Bridge."

Now... What do you think? Is this something you'll be watching come Spring Fling on Hallmark?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

This Weekend: Don't Miss Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart: Heart of Truth" - Episode 2

This is a rare weekend of NO New Original Movies on TV, but for all faithful Hallmark viewers and Hearties - forget that award show on that other network, you'll want to see Episode 2 of the pioneer drama "When Calls the Heart!"

Story Synopsis via Hallmark: "When Robert tells a lie about seeing a bear and becomes a town hero, Elizabeth has to coax the truth from him. Hope Valley begins to taste prosperity..." Click Here to Read More...

"When Calls the Heart"
EPISODE 2 - Heart of Truth:
Premiere date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Have a Wonderful Weekend, Everyone!!!

Friday, February 24, 2017

HALLMARK to Premiere 32 New Christmas Movies in 2017!!!

Exciting Christmas Movie News!!!

According to new press release from broadwayworld.com:

"Hallmark CHANNEL will premiere 20 new Christmas movies and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere 12." During the 2017 Christmas Season! More details below!

The article also gives a rundown of the first 8 films being produced...

'12 Days'

Lydia, a successful professional organizer, is constantly trying to grow her business, but even her ambition takes a back seat to love when she meets Robert, a frazzled widower with two young children. A toy inventor, Robert is asked to present his new Christmas toy line to a superstore. His challenge is he only has 12 days to get his life and his business in order. Talk about a Christmas rush! Lydia shows Robert that this task goes way deeper than messy junk drawers and encompasses every aspect of his life. While she's intent on helping him straighten out details he had long ignored, Robert teaches the buttoned-up Lydia that messiness can be a delightful part of life.

'Christmas Festival of Ice'

Those years of law school pay off for Emma but not in ways one would expect. When she finds out that her beloved ice-sculpting contest, part of her hometown's Christmas festival, has been canceled, she springs into action. Determined to keep it going, she enlists sponsors and artists. Nick, the town's ace artisan, isn't interested in competing this year, but Emma wants him as her teammate. Considering what she's managed to accomplish, Nick is impressed and signs on. As Emma and Nick work together, she realizes there's more to life than legal briefs. And transformed by Emma's can-do spirit, Nick is invigorated, too. They just might have a shot at winning this very special Christmas CONTEST -- and a lot more.

'Christmas Sister Swap'

Just because they are identical does not mean these twins even like each other. Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, a year after their mother died. Both women are unhappy and frustrated with their own lives. Though not close, each is envious of the other's life. What's a twin to do but take advantage of this? And who would be the wiser? They do what any identical twins in need of new outlooks would do -- they swap lives until Christmas Day. And by doing so, each woman discovers the true meaning of her life and gains a deeper perspective and appreciation for what she already had.

'Miss Christmas'

Holly Kuhn is on her annual mission of finding a majestic specimen for The National Tree. While searching for the perfect Christmas fir for the Washington, D.C. Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, Holly receives a letter from a boy detailing why his town boasts the most beautiful evergreen. Holly travels to the boy's quaint New England town, where she meets his handsome uncle, Sam McCary. Sam owns the land from which it grows and is a protective steward. It holds such deep meaning for Sam that he's not about to let it be CHOPPED down even for such an honor. Still, Holly finds herself falling for Sam and they discover the magic that this perfect tree can bring, just in time for the holidays.

'Marry Me at Christmas'

Organizing a Christmas wedding is a true treat for bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug. She loves the challenge of finding the perfect dress for the bride and orchestrating an exquisite event. What Madeline didn't expect was to be swept off her feet by the bride's gorgeous brother, movie star, Jonny Blaze. Jonny came to the quirky town of Fool's Gold to support his sister -- not to fall in love. Yet Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. Madeline finds the real Jonny even more captivating than her celebrity crush. Will the action star be brave enough to take on the role of a lifetime?

'Finding Santa'

Jessica was delighted to start running her New England town's Christmas events after her mom died. The main event is the parade on Christmas Day when the jolly man in red greets the crowd. For the last 30 years, Henry, owner of a famous Santa School, played St. Nick. When Henry falls ill, and everyone else he has trained is already booked, Jessica's in a predicament. The only possible replacement is Henry's son, Ben, an Uber driver who never wanted to follow in his father big black leather boots. Desperate, Jessica sets off 200 miles north to find Ben, and lures him to town by hiring him to drive her back. The trek is daunting; the real Kris Kringle makes it around the world easier than Ben and Jessica on their return. Still, once Ben dons the red suit, he feels the spirit of Christmas -- and soon begins to realize he may have found the new, real-life Mrs. Claus.

'Father Christmas'

Work-obsessed Eric Randall, chief technology officer of a major tech company in Kansas City, is laid off two weeks before Christmas. Divorced and the father of three, this will be Eric's first Christmas alone with the kids. His ex-wife, Marie, encourages Eric to postpone a job search and instead make Christmas a true family holiday. Unfortunately, he's better with computers than children. With baby Max strapped into a backpack, Eric is determined to build a sled with son Liam, no small feat for the math-challenged boy. Eric also gets roped into volunteering at daughter Chelsea's junior cotillion class. At least her teacher, Kate Moore, is lovely. Kate teaches Eric some dance moves and Eric realizes he's avoided relationships by burying himself in work. Though enthralled with all old-fashioned romance, Kate finds a lot to like in this digital-age dad while Eric learns that FAMILY TIME does not need to be restricted to Christmas.

'Coming Home for Christmas'

Allie Richfield is at a crossroads when she lands a job as house manager for the exquisite Ashford Estate in the Virginia countryside. While preparing the place for sale, Allie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the Marley family, though they seem to be a family in name only. There's Kip Marley, who never met a party he didn't like; Robert, the handsome but all-business executor of the estate; Sloane, who arrives with her two young children, sans husband, and the 90-year-old matriarch, Pippa, a spitfire who doesn't want to put the house up for sale at all. As Allie is inserted into the home and the lives of the Marley family, she finds herself drawn to Robert -- even as Kip pursues her. Can she navigate her suddenly complicated love life, while helping mend family feuds and maybe teaching all the true spirit of Christmas?

Hope you enjoyed reading these Christmas Movie story lines - all via Hallmark's press release at broadwayworld.com. I know I certainly did - and now I can't wait to see them ALL!!!

Did one movie pique your interest more than any other?

32 Christmas Movies - Wow!!! Get your DVRs ready Now!!!

Merry Christmas - early!!! Blessings!!! Net

*One more thing -- If you love Christmas movies all throughout the year, be sure to check out my Christmas Movies Coming in 2017 post!

Lacey Chabert stars in Hallmark Channel's Spring Fling Movie "Moonlight in Vermont"


Movie: Moonlight in Vermont

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: April 8, 2017


Lacey Chabert ... Fiona Rangely
Carlo Marks ... Derek
Jesse Moss ... Nate
Elise Gatien ... Haley
Fiona Vroom ... Angela
Timothy Webber ... Chauncey
Jason Cermak ... Brandon Rangely
Rebecca Staab ... Delia Rangely
Keith MacKechnie ... Harris Rangely
Jason Schombing ... Irwin
John Emmet Tracy ... Shark Realtor
Andy Nez ... Booth Guy


Storyline via Hallmark: After fast-paced New York City high-end real estate broker Fiona Rangely (Lacey Chabert) gets dumped by her boyfriend, she escapes to her family’s quaint Vermont Inn for a few days to slow down and evaluate her life. When her ex-boyfriend Nate shows up at the Inn with a brand new girlfriend, Fiona quickly devises a plan to win him back: pretend the handsome and very laid- back head chef Derek (Carlo Marks) is her new boyfriend! Much to the surprise of Derek --and to Fiona herself-- in pretending to be in love, she realizes that she’s been thrown a curveball: sometimes the best things in life are worth the wait.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Murder She Baked: Just Desserts" -- a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison!


Movie: Murder She Baked: Just Desserts

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: March 26, 2017

image via: Instagram


Alison Sweeney ... Hannah Swensen
Cameron Mathison ... Mike Kingston
Barbara Niven ... Delores Swensen
Lisa Durupt ... Andrea Todd
Gabriel Hogan ... Norman Rhodes
Juliana Wimbles ... Lisa Herman
Toby Levins ... Bill Todd
Douglas Chapman ... Coach Boyd Watson
Rebecca Toolan ...
Tammy Gillis ...
David Lewis ...
Viv Leacock ...
Karen Holness ...
Matt Visser ...
Kate Isaac ...
James R. Swalm ...
Jocelyn Gauthier ...


Storyline via Hallmark: Hannah Swensen is thrilled when she is chosen as a guest for the first Eden Lake Dessert Bake-Off, but when fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson is found murdered, Hannah once again takes it upon herself to find the killer.

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Candace Cameron Bure stars in Hallmark's "Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery"


Movie: Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: March 19, 2017

*Some of the images below are screencaps (screen-captures) via the video preview - here!

screencaps via the video preview

screencaps via the video preview

screencaps via the video preview


Candace Cameron Bure ... Aurora Teagarden
Marilu Henner ... Aida Teagarden
Lexa Doig ... Sally Allison
Bruce Dawson ... John Queensland
Yannick Bisson ... Martin Bartell
Peter Benson ... Arthur Smith
Miranda Frigon ... Lynn Smith
Erin Boyes ... Receptionist
Brad Harder ... Officer Heard
Craig March ... Captain Burns
Jim Thorburn ... Pete Lambert

on-the-set image via: Instagram

*If you look close in this picture - you will see a book written by Robin Daniels! He's the writer portrayed by actor Robin Dunne in "Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery." Interesting!


Storyline via Hallmark: Librarian and real crime buff Aurora "Roe" Teagarden never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns, but she also never wanted to see him dead. Complicating matters, his body is found outside her house casting suspicion on her. Determined to find the killer and clear her name, she can't help but get involved. When other strange things happen around her, ranging from peculiar to violent to potentially deadly, she must decipher the personal message before it's too late.

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