PRODUCTION BEGINS IN JANUARY ON HALLMARK CHANNEL'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ORIGINAL PRIMETIME SERIES, "SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED" FROM "TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL" EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARTHA WILLIAMSON PREMIERING SPRING 2014
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Season One Features 10 Original Episodes;
Golden Globe(R) and Four-Time Emmy(R) Winner Valerie Harper
Will Guest Star in First Two Episodes
Hallmark Channel has joined forces with family entertainment veteran Martha Williamson for its third Original Primetime Series, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," set to begin production shortly and to premiere 10 original episodes in Spring 2014. The series, produced by Muse Entertainment in association with MoonWater Productions, profiles a highly skilled group of postal detectives who solve mysteries to deliver undeliverable letters and packages from the past that can transform lives. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" is created, executive produced and written by Martha Williamson, marking her highly anticipated return to series television since executive producing the long-running hit series "Touched By An Angel." Eric Mabius ("Ugly Betty"), Kristin Booth ("The Kennedys") Crystal Lowe ("Smallville") and Geoff Gustafson ("Primeval: New World") star in the series. Golden Globe(R) and four-time Emmy(R) winning actress Valerie Harper ("Mary Tyler Moore," "Rhoda") will guest-star in the first two episodes as their Supervisor, a revolving role that will feature other iconic guest stars in upcoming episodes.
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" follows a quartet of unlikely heroes led by the charming Oliver (Mabius), who focuses their efforts on the most urgent cases. The team includes technophile Shane (Booth), free-spirited Rita (Lowe) and oddly-intuitive Norman (Gustafson). The group's missions take them out of the office into an unpredictable world where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow miraculously on time.
Martha Williamson made television history when her CBS series "Touched By An Angel" set a new standard for an inspirational family drama when it grew to a weekly audience of 25 million viewers during its initial nine year run. As Executive Producer of the ground-breaking series, she was the visionary who guided the series into previously uncharted territory with her unique brand of storytelling that produced more than strong ratings; it changed lives. She went on to seal her place in history when she became the first woman to solely executive produce
two one-hours simultaneously with "Promised Land," which aired for three years on CBS. Her work has been inducted into the Television and Radio Hall of Fame and honored with numerous awards, including the Edward R. Murray Responsibility in Television Award, the Templeton Prize Epiphany Award and nine Emmy(R) nominations.
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" is a Muse Entertainment production in association with MoonWater Productions. Executive Producers are Martha Williamson ("Touched by an Angel"), Joel S. Rice ("Cyberbully"), Michael Prupas ("The Kennedys") and Scott Smith ("Call Me Fitz"). Harvey Kahn ("The Haunting Hour") is the producer. Muse Distribution International is distributing the series worldwide.
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 88 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 MUSE ENTERTAINMENT
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 170 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won over 100 awards and garnered over 300 award nominations! Muse Entertainment's most recent television series are Played, Bomb Girls (Seasons I, II), Bounty Hunters and Being Human (Seasons 1, II, III, IV). In 2011, its topical, 8-hr. historical drama, The Kennedys, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations. Its Pillars of the Earth also won an Emmy and many other awards. Muse's other award-winning programs are Cyberbully, Durham County (Seasons I, II, III), Ben Hur, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking, Answered by Fire, This is Wonderland and Tales from the NeverendingStory. The company's head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also maintains development and production operations in Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.muse.ca