or


[01/12/12 - 06:17 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Q1 and Q2 Programming Slate at Winter 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour
The robust slate of programs consists of nine original movies, premieres of which will shift to Sunday nights beginning April 15.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES Q1 AND Q2 PROGRAMMING SLATE AT WINTER 2012 TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION PRESS TOUR

Schedule Includes 9 Hallmark Channel Original Movies; Premiere Dates Switch to Sundays Beginning April 15

Hallmark Channel announced its Q1 and Q2 programming schedule to attendees of the Winter 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour today, a robust slate of programs that consists of no less than 9 Hallmark Channel Original Movies. Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premieres switch to Sunday nights beginning April 15. The network announces plans to create more family-oriented original animated holiday specials, a result of the overwhelming success of its holiday outing with Hallmark Cards' Jingle the Husky Pup. Hallmark Channel also anticipates announcements this Spring on new programming ventures for various dayparts.

"Hallmark Channel has transformed in the past couple of years to diversify its contetnt offering, including robust offerings in daytime, primetime specials and the acquisition of popular classic series," said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "Hallmark channel was built on the TV movie, a business that is thriving and bringing great success to Crown Media Family Neworks. In 2012, we will continue to produce more TV movies than any other network,"

"Hallmark Channel has just come off of its most impressive 4th quarter to date with #1 rated original movies every weekend for 8 weeks from Halloween through the COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2011 campaign, and we are enormously pleased with our successes.

"For Hallmark Channel, the key to success is characters that connect in warm, optimistic ways, through stories that celebrate life's special occasions, holiday and family, and the network has a deep bench of iconic talent that audiences find very appealing," Vicary concluded.

The network's movie offerings include:

A TASTE OF ROMANCE, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, January 14 @ 8p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Teri Polo, James Patrick Stuart, Bailee Madison and Romy Rosemont. When a handsome former firefighter and single dad opens up a barbecue restaurant, he ruffles the feathers of the pretty but uppity owner of a classy French restaurant next door. As the two grow heated with competition, a romance between them warms up as well, and it takes the man's precocious young daughter and a restaurant reviewer's mishap to bring them closer than ever.

CUPID, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, February 11 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Joely Fisher and Jamie Kennedy. An uptight TV talk show host is lonely and looking for love just days before Valentine's Day when she gets a visit from a mysterious stranger who claims to be a love expert. He tasks her with a mission from Cupid to help other couples find true love, and she will be surprised with her own. But soon after she starts playing matchmaker, she finds her own true love has been within reach all along.

CHASING LEPRECHAUNS, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, March 17 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Adrian Pasdar and Amy Huberman. A hot shot executive at a mineral company is sent to a small town in Ireland to oversee a new copper plant construction, but construction is held up when the locals claim there are leprechauns living in the land. To overcome their objections, the executive must drop his stuffy suits and befriend the townspeople and the beautiful resident leprechaun expert.

UNDERCOVER BRIDESMAID, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Sunday, April 15 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Brooke Burns and Gregory Harrison. An agent, who was once jilted at the alter goes undercover to protect a mogul's daughter, a bride-to-be, from death threats. But the agent soon finds herself embroiled with the groom's questionable, yet charming best friend, and unable to separate her bitter feelings from her past to survive this assignment. Between the aunt who is depleting the family scholarship fund, the playboy cousin with an inheritance at stake, and a very angry business partner, almost every wedding attendee is a legitimate suspect.

NOTES FROM THE HEART HEALER, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, May 5 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Genie Francis and Ted McGinley. A recently married renowned author is shocked when a baby is found left at her doorstep by a homeless and desperate teen, awakening painful memories of the own child she gave up years ago and a motherly instinct she never knew she had. Torn between wanting to adopt the baby and wanting to find the mother to help her get back on her feet, she finds her answer in forgiveness.

OPERATION CUPCAKE, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Sunday, June 16 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson. When TJ Carson comes home on military leave, he has trouble acclimating to civilian life. To help give him direction, Carson's wife asks him to help run her bakery. His new job proves to be a difficult task, but he refuses to give up until finding a way to thrive in his long-absent role as husband and father.

PUPPY LOVE, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, July 7 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Candace Cameron Bure, Victor Webster, and Zeke, the dog. When a single mom and her lonely only daughter decide to adopt a dog after moving to a new town, they are surprised when a handsome pro baseball player comes knocking on their door, claiming the dog is rightfully his. Agreeing to share custody, the couple clashes over raising the unruly pup, but are soon falling for each other.

LOVE'S PLAYING OUR SONG, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, July 14 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Eric Mabius, Brooke D'Orsay and Kathy Najimy. An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, finds himself with a dating coach - she happens to be his high school crush as well. Thanks to his coach, he gets a pretty woman he has his sights on for some time, but realizes they are incompatible. Meanwhile, his dating lessons with his teenage crush reawaken old feelings. Not realizing the feelings are mutual, he finds himself unable to act on them due to his fear of being rejected by the one he truly loves.

KISS AT PINE LAKE, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, August 11 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7c, starring Barry Watson, Mia Kirschner and Bill Engvall. An entrepreneur buys his old beloved summer camp to preserve his childhood memories, but is disheartened when he realizes the camp may get shut down for safety code violations. As he tries to fix it up before it is too late, his former camp girlfriend arrives with a plan to make him sell it to her corrupt development company. With the camp at stake, the two start to fall for each other again, and they must learn to reconcile their past with their future.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 87 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through approximately 5,492 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading network in quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, lifestyle and general entertainment content, and is the home of "The Martha Stewart Show", which anchors the channel's daytime original programming block. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.





  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· CHASING LEPRECHAUNS (HALLMARK)
· CUPID (HALLMARK)
· HOW TO FALL IN LOVE (HALLMARK)
· KISS AT PINE LAKE (HALLMARK)
· NOTES FROM THE HEART HEALER (HALLMARK)
· OPERATION CUPCAKE (HALLMARK)
· PUPPY LOVE (HALLMARK)
· TASTE OF ROMANCE, A (HALLMARK)
· UNDERCOVER BRIDESMAID (HALLMARK)









[04/17/14 - 11:24 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights New Nonfiction Series "D.O.A." (Working Title) from Executive Producer Dick Wolf
The series follows a top team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined.

[04/17/14 - 11:18 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Retains 100% of the Prior Week's 18-49 Rating, Sees Growth in Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/17/14 - 10:30 AM]
Video: First Look Clips at New Seasons of "Maron" & "Comedy Bang! Bang!" - Premieres May 8 on IFC
Today IFC released first look clips from both show's premiere episodes.

[04/17/14 - 10:30 AM]
E!'s "Chelsea Lately" Welcomes Khloe Kardashian, TJ Miller, Loni Love and Mary McCormack as Celebrity Guest Hosts April 21-24
Scheduled guests include Bob Saget, Wiz Khalifa, Mekhi Phifer and Ian Somerhalder.

[04/17/14 - 10:28 AM]
Two-Hour "Lindsay" Finale to Air Sunday, April 20 at 9 P.M. ET/PT on OWN
The OWN docu-series "Lindsay" follows movie star and media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis.

[04/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
Academy Announces Key Dates for the Oscars(R)
The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

[04/17/14 - 09:51 AM]
CBS Is 2013-2014 Comedy Leader - Network Has Eight of the Top 10 Comedies in Viewers; Six of Top 10 in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[04/17/14 - 09:39 AM]
Showtime(R) and Kobe Bryant Find Their Muse - The New Original Feature-Length Documentary Captures a Never-Before-Seen Portrait of an Elite Athlete's Professional and Personal Journey
The film is currently in production in Los Angeles and will air this fall on Showtime.

[04/17/14 - 08:53 AM]
"Bad Teachers" - All-New Mini Series Premieres Tuesday, April 22 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery
The educators exposed in Investigation Discovery's new, three-part series had been beloved by students, looked up to by faculty peers, and trusted by parents.

[04/17/14 - 08:46 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: SVU" Is Currently Delivering the Show's Top Results for a Rebroadcast Since December 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 16.

[04/17/14 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Pull Back in Front in Viewers, Demos
Said victory however comes against mostly repeat competition on ABC, CBS and NBC.

[04/17/14 - 08:31 AM]
Live Comprehensive Coverage of Formula One Chinese Grand Prix Highlights Motorsports Programming on NBCSN This Weekend
Live coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix begins Friday morning at 2 a.m. ET with practice, followed by qualifying on Saturday morning at 2 a.m. ET.

[04/17/14 - 08:22 AM]
VH1 + Palladia to World Premiere Jared Leto's Award-Winning Documentary, "Artifact" Saturday, April 26th at 11 PM ET/PT
The film follows Leto's band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, throughout its multi-year, multi-million dollar legal dispute between the band and its label, Virgin/EMI, as the group prepped their 2009 album, This Is War.

[04/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Ball Boys" Reality Series Makes Reelz Premiere Wednesday, April 23 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
The 12-episode series originally ran on ABC in 2012.

[04/17/14 - 08:02 AM]
Emmy Award Nominated "Oprah's Master Class" Returns May 11 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with Star-Studded Line Up
Guests this season include Justin Timberlake, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim McGraw, Robin Roberts, Lionel Richie, Vanessa Williams, Billy Bob Thornton and Sharon Stone.