FIVE-TIME EMMY(R) WINNER AND TWO-TIME GOLDEN GLOBE(R) NOMINEE DICK VAN DYKE TO GUEST STAR IN A TWO-EPISODE ARC ON "SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED," HALLMARK CHANNEL'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ORIGINAL SERIES FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF "TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL" MARTHA WILLIAMSON PREMIERING APRIL 2014
Series Stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson
Hallmark Channel announces five-time Emmy(R) winner and two-time Golden Globe(R) nominee Dick Van Dyke ("The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Diagnosis Murder") will guest star in a revolving role that will feature television icons through the run of the first season of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated new Original Series premiering April 2014. The series stars Eric Mabius ("Ugly Betty"), Kristin Booth ("The Kennedys"), Crystal Lowe ("Smallville") and Geoff Gustafson ("Primeval: New World") and is Created and Executive Produced by Martha Williamson, best known as the Executive Producer and creative force behind the mega-hit "Touched By An Angel."
Hallmark Channel's new original series is a wonderful combination of romance, comedy, and drama that follows the lives of a group of postal workers who transform themselves into an untraditional team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their 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 on time.
The series will showcase Van Dyke in a comedic role as their supervisor Kenneth Brandt, who's such a stickler for mailroom rules he literally manages the team from his manual... until he has a transformational experience.
Beloved television icon Dick Van Dyke rose to stardom with his career-defining role as Rob Petrie on the comedy series "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in the 1960s. The show, which ran for five seasons, garnered him three Emmy(R) Awards. Before that, Van Dyke's big break came in a Tony(R) Award-winning role in the 1960 musical Bye-Bye Birdie and he became a household name shortly after. With roles in the movie version of "Bye Bye Birdie," "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," Van Dyke saw great success. He again found a television audience in the 90s, playing sleuthing physician Dr. Mark Sloane in the mystery crime drama "Diagnosis Murder" for eight seasons. Van Dyke also starred in the 1982 CBS Library special "Wrong Way Kid," as well as a long list of made-for-TV movies, miniseries and specials. Some of his credits include "The Carol
Burnett Show," "The New Van Dyke Show," "The Gin Game," "Murder 101" and "Strong Medicine," among many, many others. In 2013, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
"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 holds the worldwide distribution rights.