or


[12/28/05 - 12:00 AM]
No Hapless Cuckold! Emmy(R) Award Winner Dick Van Dyke Is the Ultimate Bumbling Would-Be Crime Solver in the Hallmark Channel Mystery Movie Premiere of 'Murder 101'

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

NO HAPLESS CUCKOLD! EMMY� AWARD WINNER DICK VAN DYKE IS THE ULTIMATE BUMBLING WOULD-BE CRIME SOLVER IN THE HALLMARK CHANNEL MYSTERY MOVIE PREMIERE OF �MURDER 101�

Barry Van Dyke and Tracey Needham Also Star; �Murder 101� Premieres January 7; Executive Producer is Emmy� Award winner Dean Hargrove

Emmy� Award winner Dick Van Dyke stars as a slightly bumbling criminology professor with a steel-trap of a crime-solving mind in the Hallmark Channel Mystery Movie �Murder 101,� which premieres Saturday, January 7 (9/8c). The movie reunites Van Dyke with his son, Barry Van Dyke, and Emmy Award� winning writer/producer Dean Hargrove, who was executive producer of the long-running hit series �Diagnosis Murder,� which starred the two Van Dykes.

�Murder 101� also stars Tracey Needham (�JAG,� �The Division�), Carmen Argenziano (�Stargate SG-1�), Tony Denison (�The Closer�), Roxanne Hart (�Chicago Hope�), John Rosenfeld (�McBride�), Lisa Thornhill (�Veronica Mars�) and William Allen Young (�Moesha�).

Dr. Jonathan Maxwell (Dick Van Dyke) may sometimes forget where his class meets, where he put the house keys, or if he fed the cat, but he never misses a clue, no matter how obscure. His prot�g�, private detective and former cop Mike Bryant (Barry Van Dyke), calls on Maxwell�s expertise when he is asked to look into the murder of Ben Raymond (Denison), a high-powered corporate executive. Somebody has blown up Raymond�s mansion and police lieutenant Dietrich (Young) has arrested Cheryl Collins (Needham) an investigative reporter who had been working as the company�s PR executive while secretly looking to uncover the next Enron scandal. Bryant has been hired by Collins�s defense attorney to exonerate her client and the challenge is daunting, particularly since he is very attracted to the suspect.

Maxwell is intrigued. From the existing evidence, it seems the police have an open-and-shut case against Collins. She had a heated exchange with Raymond at the Omnicom company party just before the explosion, and she was rumored to have been romantically involved with the victim. She also had remained behind after the other party guests had left. Most damning, the police have found a timer in her car and traces of explosives at her home. But to Maxwell it doesn�t all quite add up. He enthusiastically plunges into a world of corporate intrigue and uncovers a long list of ruthless men and women who might have benefited from Raymond�s death and Collins�s arrest. Meanwhile, Bryant and Collins look for the tipster whose anonymous phone call led her to Omnicom, and all the while, a mysterious driver in a battered wreck follows their every move.

�Murder 101� is a Hallmark Entertainment presentation in association with Alpine Media and Larry Levinson Productions. Robert Halmi, Jr. and Larry Levinson are executive producers. Dean Hargrove is executive producer. Nick Lombardo and Michael Moran are co-executive producers. Christian I. Nyby II directed from a script by Dean Hargrove.

Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 71 million subscribers. The program service is distributed through more than 5,200 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel. Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from its award-winning collection of movies, miniseries and films for exhibition in a variety of television media including broadcast, cable, Video-on-Demand and High Definition Television.

-- HALLMARK CHANNEL --





  [december 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· DIAGNOSIS MURDER (CBS)
· DIVISION, THE (LIFETIME)
· JAG (CBS)
· MCBRIDE (HALLMARK)
· MOESHA (UPN)
· MURDER 101 (HALLMARK)
· STARGATE: SG-1 (SYFY)
· VERONICA MARS (CW)





[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.