HALLMARK CHANNEL ONCE AGAIN PARTNERS WITH #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR DEBBIE MACOMBER TO CREATE A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE AND BACK DOOR PILOT: "DEBBIE MACOMBER'S MR. MIRACLE" PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON THE NETWORK HOLIDAY 2014
Partnership Marks the Fourth Holiday Movie, Also a Back Door Pilot, Between Hallmark Channel And New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber
Hallmark Channel is pleased to announce that it is partnering once again with beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to create its fourth Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Movie World Premiere "Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle," slated to debut Holiday 2014. The movie and backdoor pilot will be part of the network's hugely popular "Countdown To Christmas," the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers. Previously, Hallmark Channel partnered with Macomber to bring the holiday movies "Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle," "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle" and "Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas" to the small screen. Audiences fell in love with the film adaptations of Macomber's bestselling books, all of which were so successful that they became among the top rated holiday movies on the network. Of course, Macomber's bestselling Cedar Cove novels are also the basis for Hallmark Channel's highly successful first scripted dramatic series, "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove." The novel, MR. MIRACLE, will be published as a Ballantine Hardcover in October 2014.
"We are so excited to extend our partnership with Debbie Macomber to develop yet another celebrated and beloved holiday movie we know our audience will want to see," said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "We have such an incredible working relationship with Debbie and we are honored to collaborate with her to create another successful film that viewers will treasure this holiday season," Vicary concluded.
"I feel blessed to enter into another television production with the wonderful team at Hallmark Channel, especially for a my new Christmas novel: Mr. Miracle, a book I am especially proud of," adds Macomber. "The collaborative partnership Hallmark Channel and I share is a reflection of what is important to us both-- family, home and friendship -- these are the qualities I strive for with each story, as they do with each program. I can't wait to see Mr. Miracle on the screen!"
In "Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle," heaven and earth collide when angel-in-training Harry Mills, A.K.A "Mr. Miracle" is sent down to a community college during Christmas for his first assignment: to help an insecure student realize her true purpose in life. Harry, living as a literature teacher, is also schooled in lessons of life and love as he realizes that dealing with humans is not as easy as it looks like from the clouds.
Dan Wigutow, executive producer of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle, Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas is the executive producer of Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle.
About Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of over 86 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of TV movies and specials; original scripted series, including Cedar Cove and When Calls the Heart; as well as some of television's most beloved sitcoms and series, such as The Golden Girls, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. The channel is also home to a daytime lifestyle program, Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
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About Crown Media Family Networks
Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., which houses Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. The company operates and distributes both channels in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) with Hallmark Channel available to 86 million subscribers in the U.S. and Hallmark Movie Channel in 53 million homes. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, specials such as Kitten Bowl, as well as some of television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. Hallmark Channel is also home to original scripted series, including Cedar Cove and When Calls the Heart, and Daytime Emmy-nominated lifestyle program, Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios California lot. Hallmark Movie Channel is one of America's fastest-growing cable networks and provides family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library. In addition, Crown Media Family Networks includes the online offerings of HallmarkChannel.com and HallmarkMovieChannel.com.
About Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope. Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, including the beloved Rose Harbor Inn series and the Cedar Cove series, both set in Cedar Cove--a fictional town based on her own hometown of Port Orchard, Washington; two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; two acclaimed children's books and many cherished Christmas novels. Her most recent novel is BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES.