HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH
'THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER(R)' PATTI STANGER FOR
'THE MATCHMAKER MYSTERIES'
STARRING DANICA McKELLAR
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - July 26, 2018 - Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is in development with Patti Stanger, star and executive producer of Bravo's hit series "The Millionaire Matchmaker," for "The Matchmaker Mysteries," a new, original movie franchise with Danica McKellar ("Wonder Years") set to star. The announcement was made today as part of Crown Media Family Networks' bi-annual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.
McKellar will star as Patricia Sill, a professional matchmaker with a keen understanding of human nature that allows her to assess the lovelorn and successfully bring them together. When one of her carefully vetted clients becomes the prime suspect in a murder mystery, Patricia is determined to get to the truth and clear her client's name, as well as preserve her professional reputation. As she investigates, Patricia bickers and banters with Sam Kaplan, the police officer working the case, but the growing mutual attraction between the two is no mystery.
"We couldn't be happier to be in business with Patti Stanger, whose vast experience helping people find true love brings a unique voice to the mystery genre," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "Danica McKellar is a proven favorite among viewers and we're thrilled to have her team up with Patti, which we know will be a perfect match."
An experienced, third generation matchmaker, Patti Stanger founded her company, the Millionaire's Club, in January 2000, which works with clients on an individual basis by coaching them through each stage of the dating process by providing highly tailored feedback.
"The Matchmaker Mysteries" is executive produced by Stanger, Lance H. Robbins, David Mackay and Mike Elliott.