EMMY(R) NOMINATED ACTORS JACK WAGNER AND CAMERON MATHISON ALONG WITH RACHEL BLANCHARD START PRODUCTION ON "MY GAL SUNDAY," A HALLMARK CHANNEL BACKDOOR PILOT AND POTENTIAL PRIMETIME SERIES
Based on the book of short stories My Gal Sunday by New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Higgins Clark
Hallmark Channel announces Rachel Blanchard ("Clueless") and Emmy(R) nominees Jack Wagner ("The Bold and the Beautiful") and Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") will star in "My Gal Sunday." The new two-hour backdoor pilot and potential primetime series in development for Hallmark Channel, begins production tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24 in Vancouver. Based on the book of short stories My Gal Sunday by New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, the backdoor pilot centers around an irresistible sleuthing duo, Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Blanchard), renowned attorney and private investigator and her newlywed husband and sleuthing partner, Henry Parker (Mathison), whose deep political ties and endearing romance put them at the center of intrigue and scandal. "My Gal Sunday," is also a family affair for the "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark as her daughter Carol and granddaughter Elizabeth co-star in the two-hour backdoor pilot and potential primetime series scheduled to premiere on Hallmark Channel in 2014.
"My Gal Sunday," is an Entertainment One Television production. Emmy(R) Award nominees Howard Burkons ("The Ron Clark Story") and Brenda Friend ("The Ron Clark Story," "Joan of Arc") and Entertainment One's Ira Pincus ("Goodnight for Justice") and John Morayniss ("Hell on Wheels," "Klondike") are executive producers. Randy Cheveldave is producer and Jonathan Schwartz is supervising producer. K.T. Donaldson ("Tom Dick & Harriett") directs from a script by Burkons. Entertainment One is also the international distributor.
It was love at first sight for Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Blanchard), the beautiful young lawyer and daughter of a Secret Service Agent and Henry Parker (Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Wagner) introduces them in Washington, D.C. A year after their wedding, Sunday and Parker - now living near Lake Tahoe, California where Parker was once a beloved state governor - are an unstoppable sleuthing team who enjoy the political spotlight while taking pleasure busting the bad guys. But when Parker's mom Miriam (Janet-Laine Green, "She's the Mayor") and Danny are suddenly kidnapped on their way to a high-profile family event, Parker and Sunday are immediately on the case - and this time its personal. Believing they were the true targets of the crime, the daring duo works together to uncover clues and find out why the kidnapper is demanding the release of a notorious hit-man from federal prison as a ransom. Racing against the clock to rescue their parents, Parker and Sunday dig deep into their past to find out their connection to the criminal and as they uncover his identity, they put their lives at stake in a suspenseful final showdown.
About Hallmark Channel
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. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies and specials, as well as some of television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. The channel is also home to a range of lifestyle programming, anchored by Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.