Hallmark Channel Reveals 2013-2014 Programming Lineup


NEW YORK: Hallmark Channel, a provider of original family content, has announced a slew of titles that it plans to air in 2013-2014.

Among the original movies set to premiere in Q2-Q4 2013 are Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, Beverly Lewis’ The Confession, Playing Father, Star Spangled Banners, Two In, Reading Writing & Romance, When Calls the Heart and The Good Witch’s Destiny.

Titles to debut in Q2-Q4 as part of the Walden Family Theater appointment viewing franchise include Space Warriors and Pete’s Christmas. There are also a couple of new pilot-to-series projects in development, such as Mary Higgins Clark’s My Gal Sunday, based on the book of short stories penned by Mary Higgins Clark; and Dead Letters, created by bestselling author Martha Williamson.

"Exceptional programming, including some of the best shows suitable for families, is what you’ve come to expect from Hallmark Channel—it’s what distinguishes our network in the cable television landscape and it’s what our viewers want," remarked Michelle Vicary, the executive VP of programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "With our first ever scripted series, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, premiering July 20, we are truly committed to build this area of programming as we greenlight our second series When Calls the Heart for a January 2014 premiere and three other pilot-to-series projects in already in development. Hallmark Channel has created a destination for family viewing on Friday nights with six new original movies including the recently aired Return to Nim’s Island. Family viewing was once a staple on television and Hallmark Channel is passionate about bringing families back together for a shared entertainment experience. We are equally committed to bringing our viewers the best in holiday programming that they have come to love and expect from Hallmark Channel. The 12 New Movies of Christmas brought the network the number one Saturday cable movie for seven consecutive weeks and as our network continues to build and grow on all our successes, we are dedicated more than ever to stay true to our brand and to bring our viewers those emotional stories that are ‘The Heart of TV.’"