[09/12/12 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 12 Updates include: Jason Biggs joins Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"; Perrey Reeves boards NBC's "Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives"; and "Lifestyle Lemonaid" lands presentation order at FOX.
DESCRIPTION: (from Hallmark's press release, May 2013) Diane Neal ("Law & Order: SVU") stars as a Hollywood movie star who stirs up a small town romance in "This Magic Moment," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere Saturday, August 17 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Along with Neal, Travis Schuldt ("Scrubs"), Alaina Huffman ("SGU Stargate Universe") and Vincent Spano ("Sangue Caldo") form Hollywood-meets-small-town love triangles in this romantic comedy that also co-stars Emmy(R) Award winner Charles Shaughnessy ("Stanley," "Days of our Lives"). When Hollywood star Helena Harris (Neal) films her newest movie, "This Magic Moment," in the small town of Stone's Throw, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with local video store owner Clark Gable (Schuldt). Helena, who recently broke up with "This Magic Moment" co-star Roberto Molinez (Spano), asks her new friend Clark to pretend to be her love interest in order to make Roberto jealous. Clark agrees and in exchange, Helena helps him pursue his screenwriting career. While this agreement benefits both Clark and Helena, it also complicates the relationship between Clark and his newly single, former high school sweetheart, Emily McIntyre (Huffman). As Helena and Clark's fake romance successfully brings out the green monster in Roberto, the jealous Roberto decides to win Helena back and give Clark a taste of his own medicine by using his own fame to pursue Emily.