[07/08/08 - 06:15 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, July 8 Updates include: Hallmark sets dates for new originals; Aya Sumika named a regular on CBS's "NUMB3RS"; and Ryan Murphy's "Pretty/Handsome" is declared dead.
DESCRIPTION: (from Hallmark's press release) Recently-married couple Cindy (Julie Warner, “Tommy Boy”) and Tom (Steven Eckholdt, “Secret Santa”) are a perfect match, but when they try to unite their families from previous marriages their children aren’t interested in getting to know their new siblings. Cindy’s husband has passed away, as has Tom’s wife, leaving each of them with two children to raise. With Christmas right around the corner, the kids are looking forward to taking part in their usual family traditions, but there’s no way the family can keep both. All Cindy and Tom want is for their family to stay together, but with nobody willing to give an inch, it starts to look like their first Christmas may be ruined. Dixie Carter (“Family Law”) and John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”) also star in “Our First Christmas,” premiering Saturday, December 20 (9 – 11 p.m.).