Hallmark Reveals Second Wave of 'Summer Nights' Movies (Exclusive)

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Autumn Reeser, Corbin Bleu, Christine Ko and Chloe Bridges
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More summer fun is on the way at Hallmark.

Hallmark Channel will launch a second wave of original "Summer Nights" movies beginning Saturday, July 31, while Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere three new installments of their popular mystery franchises in August, ET can exclusively reveal.

The "Summer Nights" additions include Autumn Reeser and Andrew Walker's The 27-Hour Day, the sixth chapter in the Wedding March franchise with Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett, Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey's Love in the Afternoon and new faces to the Hallmark family like Christine Ko, Chloe Bridges and Corbin Bleu.

Bridges and Bleu co-star opposite Scott Michael Foster and Taiana Tully in the Bachelor-esque film Love, For Real, which kicks off the second wave of summer originals. Ko's movie, Sweet Pecan Summer (working title), closes out Hallmark Channel's programming lineup on Aug. 28.

Starting Aug. 1, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries continues three of its mystery favorites -- Mystery 101 with Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries with Candace Cameron Bure and the latest in the Hannah Swensen (Murder, She Baked) universe with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison.

For the full schedule of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' upcoming programming slate, check out the below.

HALLMARK CHANNEL'S "SUMMER NIGHTS"
All premieres at 9 p.m. PT/ET.

Love, For Real
Starring: Chloe Bridges, Taiana Tully, Scott Michael Foster, Corbin Bleu
Premieres: Saturday, July 31
Hayley (Bridges) and her friend, Bree (Tully), go on a dating show to advance their careers. But bachelor Marco (Bleu) and producer Luke’s (Foster) plans are for Hayley to stay through the finale.

The 27-Hour Day
Starring: Autumn Reeser, Andrew Walker
Premieres: Saturday, Aug. 7
An entrepreneur (Reeser) takes a necessary break from developing her wellness brand empire and discovers that the work-life balance she needs won’t be easy. Will a new romance and relaxing retreat change her life forever?

Sealed With a Kiss: Wedding March 6
Starring: Jack Wagner, Caitlyn Stryker, Josie Bissett, Nathan Witte
Premieres: Saturday, Aug. 14
Before saying “I do” themselves, Mick (Wagner) and Olivia (Bissett) are hosting the wedding of an A-list actor (Witte) and his fiancée (Stryker). But when the low-key celebration morphs into an event that’s anything but that, they have to quickly pivot to pull it off. Meanwhile, when Mick gets an exciting opportunity Olivia won’t let him turn down, they’re faced with delaying their own nuptials until a last-minute change in plans gives both couples the weddings of their dreams.

Love in the Afternoon (working title)
Starring
: Jen Lilley, Ryan Paevey, Linda Dano
Premieres: Saturday, Aug. 21 
In order to save her daytime soap drama from cancellation, head writer Maggie (Lilley) must convince Darin (Paevey), fan-favorite actor and her real-life ex-boyfriend, to return to the show. The show’s producer, Alice (Dano), who created the series, wants to retire and hopes to pass the baton to Maggie, if the soap can be salvaged.

Sweet Pecan Summer (working title)
Starring: Christine Ko, Wes Brown, Lauren Tom
Premieres: Saturday, Aug. 28 
Amanda (Ko) must work with her ex-boyfriend, J.P. (Brown), to sell her favorite aunt’s (Tom) pecan farm. Putting aside their differences, old feelings start to rekindle and they question their life paths.

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
All premieres are at 9 p.m. PT/ET.

Mystery 101: Deadly History 
Starring: Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha, Robin Thomas
Premieres: Sunday, Aug. 1
Amy (Wagner) and Travis (Polaha) travel to New York to investigate when Amy’s uncle goes missing and the initial clues make them fear the worst.

Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery
Starring: Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison, Barbara Niven
Premieres: Sunday, Aug. 8
As Hannah (Sweeney) and Mike (Mathison) experience engaged life while balancing their busy careers, a murder at a 24-hour gym complicates their wedding planning. 

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Niall Matter, Marilu Henner
Premieres: Sunday, Aug. 22 
While on a “pre-honeymoon” getaway, Aurora (Bure) and Nick (Matter) discover a body, and as they get closer to finding out what really happened, danger knocks on their doorstep. 

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