Hallmark Reveals Spring Movie Schedule, Featuring 7 New Films (Exclusive)
By Philiana Ng
Love is blooming!
Hallmark has set its spring schedule, rolling out a total of seven original films for the months of March and April. Hallmark Channel will premiere five, while Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will debut two, and only ET can exclusively reveal the networks' full lineup and details for every upcoming movie ahead of the network's Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday.
Hallmark Channel's annual "Spring Fling" slate kicks off March 20 with five straight Saturdays of original movie premieres -- the first being Chasing Waterfalls, starring Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell. Italia Ricci and Ryan Paevey lead Don't Go Breaking My Heart, which airs the weekend after, while Taylor Cole's nuptials-themed One Perfect Wedding opens the month of April.
Downton Abbey's Allen Leech makes his Hallmark debut in April 10's As Luck Would Have It, opposite JoAnna Garcia Swisher, which was filmed on location in Ireland. Pretty Little Liars alum Janel Parrish, who made her debut with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Holly & Ivyin November, returns with Right in Front of Me to close out "Spring Fling."
“We’re thrilled to offer viewers all-new mysteries featuring some of their favorite crime-solving characters in smart and exciting adventures,” Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President of Programming at Crown Media Family Networks, said in a statement. “Sleuthers can expect the thrilling cases they’ve come to love and there may also be a dash of romance along the way.”
For the full spring schedule for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, check out the below.
HALLMARK CHANNEL'S "SPRING FLING"
All premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Starring: Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell Premieres: Saturday, March 20
Amy (Busby) is assigned to photograph a fabled waterfall and ends up falling for her rugged guide, Mark (Russell).
Don't Go Breaking My Heart (formerly Breakup Boot Camp)
Starring: Italia Ricci and Ryan Paevey Premieres: Saturday, March 27
Miranda (Ricci) runs a boot camp for the recently broken-hearted. She begins to form a connection with new client Ben (Paevey), who is also an undercover reporter, investigating whether her boot camp is a fad or a phenomenon.
One Perfect Wedding Starring: Taylor Cole, Jack Turner, Rukiya Bernard and Dewshane Williams Premieres: Saturday, April 3
With Cara (Cole) leaving on an international book tour in two weeks and Ben’s (Turner) business expansion keeping him busy, the couple decides they won’t let work commitments postpone their nuptials any longer. So, they book the Clara Lake chalet and head back to where their romance began for a small, intimate wedding with friends and family … just 10 days away. With the help of their best friends Megan (Bernard) and Sean (Williams), Cara and Ben feel nothing can stop them from having the perfect wedding.
As Luck Would Have It
Starring: JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Allen Leech Premieres: Saturday, April 10
Lindsey (Swisher) travels to Ireland to acquire land that is perfect for a resort. She decides to enter the town's world-renowned matchmaking festival to prove her investment in the community and win over a handsome local (Leech). Filmed on location in Ireland.
Right in Front of Me (working title)
Starring: Janel Parrish and Marco Grazzini Premieres: Saturday, April 17
Carly (Parrish) gets a second chance at romance with her college crush but isn’t sure how to impress him until her new friend Nick (Grazzini) starts giving her advice. Soon she learns who the right man for her really is.
HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Niall Matter and Marilu Henner Premieres: Sunday, March 14
When Aida Teagarden’s (Henner) real estate client is found murdered, her sleuthing daughter Aurora (Bure) sets out with her fiancé Nick (Matter) and the Real Murders Club to solve the murder.
Starring: Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha and Erin Cahill Premieres: Sunday, March 21
An escaped serial killer and an attempt on Travis’ (Polaha) life makes this their most dangerous case yet as Amy (Wagner) and Travis team up with his FBI agent ex-wife (Cahill) to find the connection before it's too late.