BROOKE SHIELDS, BRENNAN ELLIOTT AND BEAU BRIDGES IN PRODUCTION ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES' NEWEST MYSTERY MOVIE FRANCHISE "FLOWER SHOP MYSTERY: MUM'S THE WORD"
Brooke Shields Leads All-Star Line Up Of Three All-New Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Originals Premiering January 2016
STUDIO CITY, CA - November 18, 2105 - Hallmark Movies & Mysteries - the definitive television destination for dramas and mysteries - is on the case in the New Year with an all-star lineup of three original mystery movies: brand new franchise "Flower Shop Mystery" with Brooke Shields, and returning favorites "Garage Sale Mystery" starring Lori Loughlin and "Murder She Baked" starring Alison Sweeney.
"Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is establishing itself as the home for suspenseful original drama and mystery found nowhere else on television, and it is this unique platform that is attracting such dynamic talent as Brooke Shields," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "With truly compelling and edge-of-your-seat storytelling, we know our viewers are going to be captured by 'Flower Shop Mystery' and sleuth Abby Night, the latest addition to our popular mystery movie franchises."
Production is underway with Brooke Shields, Brennan Elliott and Beau Bridges on the latest mystery movie franchise, "Flower Shop Mystery: Mum's The Word," premiering January 17, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Produced by MPCA and Brad Krevoy Television, "Flower Shop Mystery" is based on the novel by Kate Collins. Abby Knight (Shields), a former lawyer turned flower shop owner, is starting over after the death of her husband with the support of her father (Bridges) and her daughter, who recently left for college. Life is good in the peaceful town of New Chapel, but when an SUV rams her prized vintage car, she's determined to track down the driver. She begrudgingly accepts the help of a new neighbor, the handsome and charming ex-Marine Marco Salvare (Elliott). But their budding relationship is threatened when an acquaintance is murdered and Abby's good friend is the prime suspect -- and it all links back to the hit and run. Caught up in a tangle of menacing phone calls, police corruption and murderous road rage, Abby must work against the clock to find the killer or the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral.
Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange and Steve Bacic return for the fifth installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" franchise, "Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent," premiering January 3, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Jennifer Shannon (Loughlin), co-owner of an antique store with her dear friend Dani (Strange), has a mind for solving mysteries, despite her husband's (Bacic) apprehensions. Her old friend from college, Sandra, has an antiques store that is closing and an ecstatic Jennifer gets first pick on all the goodies. Jennifer expects to find a few exquisite pieces for her store, "Rags to Riches," but she doesn't expect to find a dead body. To make matters worse, Sandra is arrested for murder. Jennifer has no choice but to get involved and find the real killer to prove her friend's innocence. This won't be an easy case to crack, because cleverly planted clues all point to Sandra.
Alison Sweeny, Cameron Mathison and Barbara Niven return in the third installment of the "Murder She Baked" mystery franchise with "Murder She Baked: Peach Cobbler" premiering January 10, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Sitting in her nearly empty store, Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen (Sweeney) can only hope that the popularity of the new Magnolia Blossom Bakery is just a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Eden Lake's two newest residents, Melanie and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah's nerves -- and cutting into her profits. Then Hannah finds Melanie shot to death. Everyone in town knew the Cookie Jar's business was suffering...which makes Hannah a suspect.
"Flower Shop Mystery: Mum's The Word" is produced by MPCA and Brad Krevoy Television, with executive producers Brooke Shields, Nancy Bennett and Brad Krevoy, alongside BKTV's Amanda Phillips Atkins. David Anselmo is producing and Bradley Walsh ("A Killer Among Us") is directing from a script written by Gary Goldstein ("Beverly Hills 90210").
"Murder She Baked: Peach Cobbler" is based on the New York Times bestselling series of books by Joanne Fluke, and adapted for television by Nancey Silvers. The films are produced by Brad Krevoy Television and Stephanie Germain Prods., Brad Krevoy, Stephanie Germain and Eric Jarboe are the executive producers along with Susie Belzberg, Doran Chandler and Nancey Silvers. Alison Sweeney and Michael Shepard are co-executive producers. The first film in the series, "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery," was the highest rated and most watched Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie premiere in network history with a 1.6 household rating and 1.1 million total viewers.
"Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent" is a Bargain Street Productions V Ltd. Alan Ett, Jonathan Axelrod, Lori Loughlin, Peter DeLuise, Michael Shepard and Harvey Kahn are the executive producers. Harvey Kahn is producer. Peter DeLuise directs from the screenplay written by Walter Klenhard. Based on the novel Garage Sale Stalker by Suzi Weinert
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