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Hallmark Renews ‘Home & Family’, ‘Good Witch’, ‘Chesapeake Shores’, Sets Date For Christmas Kickoffs

Hallmark Renews ‘Home & Family’, ‘Good Witch’, ‘Chesapeake Shores’, Sets Date For Christmas Kickoffs
The Hallmark Channel on Wednesday said it has renewed its flagship daily lifestyle series Home & Family for a ninth season along with reupping its original series Good Witch for Season 7 and Chesapeake Shores for Season 5 as Crown Media Family Networks unveiled is 2020-21 programming slate.

Crown Media also announced the first 18 of 40 Christmas movies planned for the company’s two flagship networks, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. In the works are projects with the likes of current network regulars Ashley Williams and Kimberly Williams-Paisley on a two-part movie about real sisters, with each of them playing the lead in one of the films. The company is also developing projects with Holly Robinson Peete and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

Both Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and Hm&m’s “Miracles of Christmas” movie blocks will kick off October 23, Crown Media said, the former with 23 new original films and the latter with 17 originals.
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Hallmark Renews Good Witch and Chesapeake Shores, Announces Christmas Lineup & More!

Hallmark Renews Good Witch and Chesapeake Shores, Announces Christmas Lineup & More!
If you're already adrift without another Hallmark Original Series to watch, you're not alone.

But we have good news today as Crown Media announced new original programming and some renewals we've been waiting for.

Most importantly, there are two renewals to announce that join When Calls the Heart for (fingers crossed) a 2021 release.

Good Witch will return for a seventh season, and Chesapeake Shores will return for a fifth season!

Hurrah!

As you know, Good Witch Season 6 just ended on quite the cliffhanger.

It was the first season in which Bailee Madison didn't appear as Grace, and in Rhys Matthew Bond only made guest appearances as Nick.

Without the younger cast, the adults got a lot more storylines, and love flourished.

Cassie (Catherine Bell) and Sam (James Denton) celebrated their one-year anniversary and began to grow under each other's influence.

The proved that there is always something left to learn about your partner.
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When Calls the Heart: Season Seven Ratings

When Calls the Heart: Season Seven Ratings
With the abrupt exits of co-stars Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin, there's been a lot of changes on When Calls the Heart over the past couple seasons. Despite the upheaval, the ratings have remained pretty consistent and Hallmark Channel has kept the show going. Will viewers continue to stick with this drama series as new characters and storylines are introduced? Will When Calls the Heart be cancelled or renewed for season eight? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A western family drama, When Calls the Heart stars Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Martin Cummins, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks, Eva Bourne, Kayla Wallace, and Aren Buchholz. Inspired by the Janette Oke novel, the Hallmark TV series follows Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow), a young teacher from a high society background. She's assigned to teach in a coal
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When Calls the Heart: Season Seven Viewer Votes

When Calls the Heart: Season Seven Viewer Votes
Has Elizabeth found her "happily ever after" again in the seventh season of the When Calls the Heart TV show on Hallmark Channel? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like When Calls the Heart is cancelled or renewed for season eight. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we invite you to rate all of the seventh season episodes of When Calls the Heart here. Status update below.

A Hallmark Channel western family drama, When Calls the Heart stars Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Martin Cummins, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks, Eva Bourne, Kayla Wallace, and Aren Buchholz. Inspired by the Janette Oke novel, the TV series follows Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow),
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When Calls the Heart: Season Eight; Hallmark TV Series Renewed

When Calls the Heart: Season Eight; Hallmark TV Series Renewed
What will Elizabeth Thatcher do next? Hallmark has announced they've ordered an eighth season of the When Calls the Heart TV show. The plan is for it to debut in 2021. In years past, Hallmark has aired a new When Calls the Heart holiday movie in December but, due to the pandemic, that doesn't seem to be happening this year.

The historical drama series stars Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher from a high society background who assigned to teach in a coal country classroom. The cast also includes Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, and Kevin McGarry.

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Fuzzy General Hospital Memories: Remember Terry Brock and the Semi-Great Laurelton Murder Mystery?

Fuzzy General Hospital Memories: Remember Terry Brock and the Semi-Great Laurelton Murder Mystery?
One of General Hospital‘s great murder mysteries had its roots in the fictional town of Laurelton, and more than 34 years later, I am here to vaguely remember it.

Why? I was tweeting this week about how someone in the real world’s political arena has a habit of “gaslighting” his/her constituents. That made me recall the first time I ever heard the term “gaslight” — when Gh‘s Ginny Webber led Bobbie Spencer to believe that she had killed the abusive Dl Brock, when in fact [Spoiler Alert!] Ginny herself had done the deed, albeit in self-defense. (Watch Judith Chapman’s killer confession here.
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When Calls the Heart: Season Seven; Hallmark Channel Sets Series' Return Date

It's nearly time to return to Hope Valley. Hallmark Channel has announced that When Calls the Heart will return on Sunday, February 23rd, at 8:00 Pm.

The characters were last seen on Christmas for the When Calls the Heart: Home for Christmas movie. Compared to the previous season's feature, it was down by 29% in the 18-49 demographic and down by 19% in overall viewers.

Here's the season seven announcement:

Cable Television’S #1 Series, “When Calls The Heart,” Returns For Season 7 Exclusively On Hallmark Channel, Sunday, February 23rd

Cable’s #1 Drama Makes Its Highly Anticipated Return

Season Seven of “When Calls the Heart,” Hallmark Channel’s longest-running, most-watched primetime series to date, returns with all-new episodes on Sunday, February 23 at 8pm/7c, starring Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton,
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When Calls the Heart: Season Eight? Has the Hallmark Series Been Cancelled or Renewed?

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What new adventures await the residents of Hope Valley? Has the When Calls the Heart TV show been cancelled or renewed for an eighth season on Hallmark Channel? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of When Calls the Heart, season eight. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

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Airing on Hallmark Channel, When Calls the Heart stars Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Martin Cummins, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks, Eva Bourne, Kayla Wallace, and Aren Buchholz. Inspired by the Janette Oke novel, the TV series follows Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow), a young teacher from a high society background. She's assigned to teach in a
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‘When Calls The Heart’ Teases Its Hallmark Channel Christmas Special, Its First Without Lori Loughlin

‘When Calls The Heart’ Teases Its Hallmark Channel Christmas Special, Its First Without Lori Loughlin
No Lori Loughlin? No problem for the Hallmark Channel, which has teased the seventh season of When Calls the Heart with a special Christmas night movie, sans Loughlin for the first time.

Loughlin is currently embroiled in a college bribery and tax evasion investigation involving the alleged bogus admission of her daughters to USC as athletes. When the scandal broke, the scheduled When Calls The Heart series was delayed, with Loughlin edited out of the remaining episodes. Cast members Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Martin Cummins, Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith return to the show for the seventh season. After this year’s Christmas special, the regular series will resume in February. In this year’s Christmas edition, Elizabeth and her friends from Hope Valley confront baby Jack’s first Christmas. The Hallmark Channel’s synopsis: “As Christmas approaches in Hope Valley, Elizabeth (Krakow) prepares for Little Jack’s first Christmas and birthday,
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Holy Jingle Bells! 40 New Christmas Movies Are Coming to the Hallmark Channel This Year

Grab a warm cup of cocoa, and get ready to celebrate the holidays a little sooner than expected, because Hallmark's official Countdown to Christmas kicks off on Oct. 25! Entertainment Weekly revealed that the television network will break its annual Countdown to Christmas record by debuting 40 new Christmas TV movies in 2019, and we are so ready to binge them all.

Since Hallmark has more Christmas movies lined up this year than ever before, we're expecting to see a whole sleighful of familiar faces to count us down for the holidays. One of the the upcoming films, A Christmas Love Story, stars Kristin Chenoweth as a New York City youth choir director named Katherine who finds love and romance along her journey to put together the perfect title song for her Christmas Eve show.

Related: Vanessa Hudgens Has a New Netflix Christmas Movie - No, It's Not a Princess Switch Sequel
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Inside First-Ever 'Christmas Con' and More Hallmark Channel Holiday Events Across the Country

‘Tis the season!

On Tuesday, Crown Media Family Networks announced a new initiative, Hallmark Channel’s Hometown Christmas. The annual event will “honor towns where the Christmas spirit knows no bounds.”

The initiative includes the first-ever “Christmas Con,” a three-day Christmas extravaganza hosted by That’s4Entertainment to be held at the Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey on Nov. 8-10.

Talent set to appear includes Lacey Chabert, who is starring in her eighth Christmas movie for Hallmark Channel, Christmas in Rome, which premieres Nov. 30. The list also includes Chad Michael Murray, Jonathan Bennett, Cameron Mathison, Nikki DeLoach, Alicia Witt,
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 13)

Today in Soap Opera History (September 13)
1977: ABC's serialized comedy series Soap premiered.

1979: The Edge of Night's Raven clashed with Elliot.

1985: Days of our Lives' Marlena & Richard made love.

1985: Gh's Anna told Robert that Robin was his daughter."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1969: Susan Lucci and Helmet Huber were married. Lucci joined All My Children for its debut a few months later playing ambitious teenager Erica Kane. The Hubers are celebrating their 46th anniversary today.

1971: On The Doctors, Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) visited her mother, who was recovering from a stroke.
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 11)

Today in Soap Opera History (September 11)
1975: Ryan's Hope's Jack visited Sister Mary Joel.

1984: Santa Barbara's Jade ran into David Hasselhoff.

1986: Another World's Reginald had a fire started to stop a story.

2003: The Young and the Restless' John punched Victor."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1941: On radio soap opera Life Can Be Beautiful, "Chichi" Conrad (Alice Reinheart) coped with heartbreaking news.

1967: CBS aired the first color broadcast of The Secret Storm.

1972: The Edge of Night began airing at 2:30 p.m. Et, moving from its usual 3:30 p.
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Kristin Chenoweth and Kathie Lee Gifford Lead Hallmark's Holiday Movie Lineup: See the Full List

‘Tis the season!

Hallmark announced its 2019 holiday movie lineup on Wednesday — and it’s packed with romance, family reunions and all the wintery goodness imaginable.

The special 10th anniversary edition of the top-rated programming event, Countdown to Christmas, begins in October on the Hallmark Channel and encompasses 24 new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas will also premiere 16 new films.

A total of 40 films will premiere on both networks in 2019, starring everyone from Kristin Chenoweth to Kathie Lee Gifford to Lacey Chabert.

“I’m so excited for fans to see my 8th Christmas movie for Hallmark Channel, Christmas in Rome,
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 22)

1960: As the World Turns' Grace wanted to help her son.

1979: Guiding Light's Holly received a marriage proposal.

1986: Young and Restless aired the "It's Ok to Say No" concert.

1986: Days of our Lives' Marlena and "Roman" were remarried."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1955: On The Brighter Day, Lydia's (Murial Williams) romantic life suffered as she became more stressed over her desire to confess that she had taken the silver clock.

1960: On As the World Turns, Dr. Cassen (Nat Polen) explained to Penny Hughes Baker (Rosemary Prinz) that he couldn't keep her husband,
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Gaslamp Killer Drops Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser, Issues Joint Statement

The Gaslamp Killer has dropped a defamation lawsuit against Chelsea Tadros, who accused the experimental hip-hop producer of raping her in 2013. Last Friday, the pair issued joint statements on their respective social media accounts, saying they both “decided that it is their mutual desire to move on with their lives and put this lawsuit behind them.”

In an October 2017 Twitter post that went viral, Tadros claimed that she and her friend, RaeAn Medina, met the Gaslamp Killer — real name William Bensussen — at a party at the Standard Hotel in Los
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 7)

"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1947: On Lora Lawton, Lora (Jan Miner) continued to worry about Peter. The Frank and Anne Hummert radio soap opera ran from 1943 to 1950 on NBC.

1954: On Portia Faces Life, Portia (Frances Reid) was busy taking non-stop phone calls.

1966: On Dark Shadows, Bill Malloy (Frank Schofield), manager of the Collins Fishing Fleet, warned Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) that Burke wanted to take everything the Collins family owned.

1971: On Another World, when Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) returned to Bay City, Steve (George Reinholt) was
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 25)

1971: The final episode of A World Apart.

1990: General Hospital's P.K. Sinclair was really Cesar Faison.

1999: The final episode of Another World.

2010: The funeral of Alice Horton on Days of our Lives."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1963: On Ben Jerrod, Judge Abbott (Addison Richards) was infuriated by a young man's rudeness,

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1968: Humbert Allen Astredo debuted as Nicholas Blair in Dark Shadows.

1971: ABC aired the final epsiode of daytime soap opera A World Apart,
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 20)

1984: All My Children's Erica was curious about Adam's first wife.

1990: General Hospital's Frisco planned a surprise for Felicia.

1994: Days of our Lives' Alice found Tom dead in their bedroom.

2003: The Young and the Restless' Jill tried to stop a wedding."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1963: James Pritchett made his first appearance on NBC soap opera The Doctors. He played a corporation president running away and having a broken back that brought me to the hospital. Pritchett returned to The Doctors on July 9, 1963, as Dr.
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Alexa and Carlos PenaVega on Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead, Parenting, & More!

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega are one of the most famous couples in the world. From the moment they met, they've spent their relationship in the limelight, and if you thought that might make them jaded, you'd be entirely wrong.

We had the pleasure of talking with the PenaVegas about their upcoming Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie, Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed & Dead. This movie kicks off a new signature mystery for the network, and the PenaVegas couldn't be more excited.

The couple is warm, and their laughter is plentiful. Get the scoop about how the mystery series evolved, what they think of their characters, and how they're preparing to make their son, Ocean, a big brother very soon!

Congratulations on doing pretty much everything in the world right now.

Alexa: Thank you, thank you. We're just currently waiting it out to give birth, so-

Oh my gosh!

Alexa: We'll see you when this kid comes out.
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