[04/10/12 - 01:02 PM]
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel 2012 Summer Preview
The 10 film slate begins with "Notes From the Heart Healer" on Sunday, May 13 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]


Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, May 13 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Genie Francis and Ted McGinley reunite to star in "Notes From the Heart Healer," the third installment in one of Hallmark Channel's highest rated film series. Francis stars as Peyton MacGruder who is on the road promoting her first book when she is surprised by her husband King (McGinley) with a weekend getaway to a beautiful seaside cottage for their first anniversary. But when a baby is left at their doorstep, Peyton is now faced with the child to care for, awakening painful memories of her own child she gave up years ago. As Peyton begins to do some detective work to find the baby's mother, a down-on-her-luck and panicked young woman named Violet (Laci Mailey), she is stunned by the growing maternal instinct she feels for the small child. Soon, Peyton begins to question whether she will be able to give the child back, or if she can ever even forgive Violet - or herself. Can Peyton take her own heart-healing advice and help Violet? Or will she let her own troubled past stop her?

Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, May 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Philanthropic entrepreneur Luke Garvey (Barry Watson) buys his old beloved summer camp and 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, he gets a surprise visit from his former camp girlfriend Zoe (Mia Krishner). She's on assignment from her development company to get Luke to sell the camp so they can build a luxury resort. They are off to a rough start, as the two had a hasty and unresolved breakup years ago, partly due to Zoe's strained relationship with her father Frank (Bill Engvall). With the camp at stake, Luke and Zoe start to fall for each other again, and they must learn to reconcile their past with their future.

Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere
Saturday, June 9 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Tough-minded Hannah Beaumont (Sara Canning) grew up as an orphan after the McMurphy gang brutally murdered her parents and younger brother. Now in her 20s, Hannah is a trained bounty hunter in a quest to find McMurphy (John Pyper-Ferguson) and his gang and bring them all to justice, alive. Comfortable as a mercenary, Hannah's fierce independence keeps the people in her life at a distance: Isom Dart (Danny Glover), the father figure who taught Hannah everything he knows about shooting and hunting men, handsome admirer and suitor Wyatt Earp (Greyston Holt), mysterious Doc Holliday (Ryan Kennedy) and Hannah's best friend, Stagecoach Mary (Kimberly Elise). As Hannah tracks down several of the gang, she soon discovers they are all after her blood as well, under the supervision of a corrupt, wealthy and very powerful cattleman named Lockwood (Billy Zane). With the help of her friends in the final showdown, Hannah learns a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, June 17 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
When Colonel Griff Carson (Dean Cain) returns home on military leave, he has trouble readjusting to civilian family life with his wife Janet (Kristy Swanson) and two teenagers, Kim (Galadriel Stineman) and Ollie (Alec Gray). Trying to help him acclimate and keep him out of trouble around the house, Janet asks him to help out at her local bakery, which she runs with her faithful cupcake baker Sheila (Donna Pescow). But the disaster that follows when he gets in over his head threatens to tear him apart from his family for good. When a final incident nearly sends the bakery up in smoke, Janet throws Carson out of the house and he turns to an old military friend, to help him fix his mistakes. Refusing to give up, Carson becomes determined to prove he is ready to reclaim his role as a full-time father and caretaker, but is forced to make the ultimate choice between his family and military career when he is offered a promotion.

Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, July 8 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
When single mom Megan Nolan (Candace Cameron Bure) moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin (Katie Hawkins). Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She immediately regrets her decision when Caitlin gravitates to the biggest, sloppiest dog in the pound, Jake (played by Bug Z). Megan's beautiful new home is now in shambles and, as Megan considers returning Jake to the shelter, handsome ballplayer Ben (Victor Webster) shows up claiming Jake is his dog -- the regrettable outcome of his roommate leaving a gate open. Megan and Ben butt heads. Ben wants to take his dog and leave, until he sees that Caitlin loves Jake as much as he ever could. Now it is clear: the pound puppy everyone loves deserves no less than joint custody!

Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, July 15 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Harold White (Eric Mabius) an accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, hires Annie Hayes (Brooke D'Orsay), the pretty and popular girl he knew in high school, to be his dating coach and help him shed his wallflower approach to romance. Annie even enlists her friend Kim (Kathy Najimy), a waitress at a local diner, to be Harold's practice date. Thanks to Annie, Harold comes out of his shell and wins over a new love interest with the help of their shared passion for classic love songs. Meanwhile, his dating lessons with his teenage crush reawaken old feelings. But when sparks unexpectedly fly between "student" and "teacher," both Harold and Annie must learn how to make up for past mistakes if they're going to hold onto true love.

Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere
Saturday, July 21 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Straight-laced Jordan Brady (Kellie Martin) is about to marry her perfect match, Peter Drake (Bradley Snedeker) a clean-cut ambitious attorney until a Vegas bachelorette party gone haywire ends with her inadvertently married to another guy -- celebrity Matt Swift (Ethan Erickson). Before Jordan can have the marriage annulled and put this nightmare behind her, the impromptu wedding explodes into a publicity stunt to promote Matt's latest movie. As Jordan tries to mend her relationship with her fiancé by promising a quick annulment before their wedding, little does she know Matt's manager secretly delayed filing the annulment. With her wedding day approaching, Jordan finds herself more confused than ever when she starts falling in love with the movie star she's married to instead of the fiancé she thought was her perfect match.

Hallmark Channel Original World Premiere
Sunday, August 12 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
In "The Music Teacher," Annie Potts plays Alyson Daley, a high school music teacher who loses her beloved music program to district budget cuts. Alyson created the program to help her eager, ambitious and talented students excel professionally and losing it means the kids will not have musical performance as an avenue to a brighter future. On a personal level, her good friend Ray (Richard Thomas) and the music program have been Alyson's therapy to deal with the excruciating accidental deaths of her husband and son. Alyson Daley is devastated. Just when she thinks the dream is over, Alyson's former students reunite to put on a show-stopping musical to raise funds to keep the program - and everyone's dreams - alive.

Hallmark Channel Original World Premiere
Sunday, August 19 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Based on the popular series of books by best-selling author Debbie Macomber, "Cedar Cove" the movie serves as a back-door pilot to a potential primetime series in 2013. Family court judge Olivia Lockhart is a single mother and respected leader in Cedar Cove, Washington. She makes news when she denies the divorce petition of Cecilia and Ian Randall, deciding the young couple is still very much in love with one another and that they have not tried hard enough to make their relationship work. This gets the attention of local newspaper editor and newcomer to town Jack Griffin. As Jack and Olivia try to heal the Randall's broken relationship, it brings the two of them together in a way they never expected. Romance, mystery, and lessons of the heart are the threads that weave this tight-knit community together.

Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere
Saturday, August 25 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Beth Landon (Julie Mond), a small-town music teacher with big singing aspirations has been crowned the Strawberry Queen of the annual Festival. Pulling some strings, Beth has landed country music heartthrob Jason Keith (Trevor Donovan) to perform at this year's event. A one-hit wonder notorious for cancelling shows, Jason with his bad-boy attitude isn't what Beth's mother, Eileen (Shelley Long), considers a reliable musical act for the town's beloved festival, which she is proudly hosting. Beth attempts to stick up for her favorite singer, but when she finally meets Jason face-to-face, it becomes obvious it won't be easy. But behind Jason's rock star stereotypes, he's hiding a secret about his past that could turn his tanking career around. Along with his Jason's manager, Beth convinces Jason the festival gig is a great way to revitalize his career and win back his audience appeal. Soon, as Jason spends more time with Beth and finds himself opening up for the first time, an unexpected romance develops and they help each other find the courage to pursue their real passions in life.

  [april 2012]  


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