[04/23/12 - 06:24 AM]
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel Revised 2012 Summer Preview
"Puppy Love," "Cedar Cove" and "I Married Who?" (formerly "Always A Bride") have all moved to Fall 2012.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]


EDITOR'S NOTE: Below is a REVISED 2012 Summer Preview schedule for both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. The Hallmark Channel Original Movies "Puppy Love" and "Cedar Cove" as well as the Hallmark Movie Channel Original "I Married Who?" (formerly "Always A Bride") have all moved to Fall 2012.


Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere

Saturday, June 9 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

Tough-minded Hannah Beaumont (Sara Canning) grew up as an orphan after the McMurphy gang brutally murdered her parents and younger brother. Now in her 20s, Hannah is a trained bounty hunter in a quest to find McMurphy (John Pyper-Ferguson) and his gang and bring them all to justice, alive. Comfortable as a mercenary, Hannah's fierce independence keeps the people in her life at a distance: Isom Dart (Danny Glover), the father figure who taught Hannah everything he knows about shooting and hunting men, handsome admirer and suitor Wyatt Earp (Greyston Holt), mysterious Doc Holliday (Ryan Kennedy) and Hannah's best friend, Stagecoach Mary (Kimberly Elise). As Hannah tracks down several of the gang, she soon discovers they are all after her blood as well, under the supervision of a corrupt, wealthy and very powerful cattleman named Lockwood (Billy Zane). With the help of her friends in the final showdown, Hannah learns a shocking secret that will change her life forever.


Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere

Saturday, June 16 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

When Colonel Griff Carson (Dean Cain) returns home on military leave, he has trouble readjusting to civilian family life with his wife Janet (Kristy Swanson) and two teenagers, Kim (Galadriel Stineman) and Ollie (Alec Gray). Trying to help him acclimate and keep him out of trouble around the house, Janet asks him to help out at her local bakery, which she runs with her faithful cupcake baker Sheila (Donna Pescow). But the disaster that follows when he gets in over his head threatens to tear him apart from his family for good. When a final incident nearly sends the bakery up in smoke, Janet throws Carson out of the house and he turns to an old military friend, to help him fix his mistakes. Refusing to give up, Carson becomes determined to prove he is ready to reclaim his role as a full-time father and caretaker, but is forced to make the ultimate choice between his family and military career when he is offered a promotion.


Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere

Saturday, July 14 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

Harold White (Eric Mabius) an accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, hires Annie Hayes (Brooke D'Orsay), the pretty and popular girl he knew in high school, to be his dating coach and help him shed his wallflower approach to romance. Annie even enlists her friend Kim (Kathy Najimy), a waitress at a local diner, to be Harold's practice date. Thanks to Annie, Harold comes out of his shell and wins over a new love interest with the help of their shared passion for classic love songs. Meanwhile, his dating lessons with his teenage crush reawaken old feelings. But when sparks unexpectedly fly between "student" and "teacher," both Harold and Annie must learn how to make up for past mistakes if they're going to hold onto true love.


Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere

Saturday, August 11 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

In "The Music Teacher," Annie Potts plays Alyson Daley, a high school music teacher who loses her beloved music program to district budget cuts. Alyson created the program to help her eager, ambitious and talented students excel professionally and losing it means the kids will not have musical performance as an avenue to a brighter future. On a personal level, her good friend Ray (Richard Thomas) and the music program have been Alyson's therapy to deal with the excruciating accidental deaths of her husband and son. Alyson Daley is devastated. Just when she thinks the dream is over, Alyson's former students reunite to put on a show-stopping musical to raise funds to keep the program - and everyone's dreams - alive.


Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere

Saturday, August 25 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

Beth Landon (Julie Mond), a small-town music teacher with big singing aspirations has been crowned the Strawberry Queen of the annual Festival. Pulling some strings, Beth has landed country music heartthrob Jason Keith (Trevor Donovan) to perform at this year's event. A one-hit wonder notorious for cancelling shows, Jason with his bad-boy attitude isn't what Beth's mother, Eileen (Shelley Long), considers a reliable musical act for the town's beloved festival, which she is proudly hosting. Beth attempts to stick up for her favorite singer, but when she finally meets Jason face-to-face, it becomes obvious it won't be easy. But behind Jason's rock star stereotypes, he's hiding a secret about his past that could turn his tanking career around. Along with his Jason's manager, Beth convinces Jason the festival gig is a great way to revitalize his career and win back his audience appeal. Soon, as Jason spends more time with Beth and finds himself opening up for the first time, an unexpected romance develops and they help each other find the courage to pursue their real passions in life.

  [april 2012]  


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