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[04/30/14 - 06:06 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Original Daytime Emmy(R)-Nominated Lifestyle Show, "Home & Family," Will Invite Viewers in for a Third Season
The fun and informative two-hour lifestyle program, currently in its second season on the network, is co-hosted by Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES ORIGINAL DAYTIME EMMY(R)-NOMINATED LIFESTYLE SHOW, "HOME & FAMILY," WILL INVITE VIEWERS IN FOR A THIRD SEASON

Hosted by Emmy(R) Award Nominee Mark Steines And TV Personality and Culinary Phenom Cristina Ferrare

Hallmark Channel is proud to announce its original Daytime Emmy(R)-nominated show, "Home & Family," has earned a third season renewal. The fun and informative two-hour lifestyle program, currently in its second season on the network, is co-hosted by Emmy(R) Award nominee Mark Steines and TV personality and bestselling culinary author and expert Cristina Ferrare. From its start in 2012, the show has been the ultimate destination for helping viewers live their best lives, showing audiences helpful "how-to" segments on everything from cooking tasty recipes to crafting the perfect DIY décor, finding the best bargains, discovering the newest at-home gadgets and learning weight-loss tips, all while incorporating top entertainment in the form of celebrity guest interviews and musical performances. "Home & Family" airs weekdays at 10am ET/PT, 9C.

"'Home & Family' is such a unique show in the TV landscape as it not only enhances our viewers' lives, but also provides diverse opportunities for advertisers to reach consumers," said Bill Abbott, president and CEO, Crown Media Family Networks. "We are incredibly proud of the success of 'Home & Family' and with the recent launch of our Hallmark Channel Everywhere App, we look forward to synchronizing 'Home & Family' with the new application to bring more opportunities to benefit our advertisers, affiliate partners and viewers."

"We are thrilled with the success of 'Home & Family' and excited to continue bringing our viewers the very best in lifestyle entertainment," said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "By combining our award-winning hosts with experts from every field, a peek into the lives of today's biggest celebrities and our own viewers' real-life questions and stories, the show has become the ideal daytime destination for audiences who are looking for advice on how to live their best, everyday lives."

Filming from a full-functional 2,400 square foot Colonial-style home on the Universal Studio Hollywood backlot, "Home & Family" brings viewers inside to deliver segments on the best in cooking, crafting, decorating, fashion, health, beauty, fitness, financial advice, pet care, lawn and garden tips, as well as interviews with celebrity guests revealing their unknown talents or skills and live performances from some of Hollywood's biggest stars. In Season 2, viewers can continue to look forward to seeing fun segments including spring cleaning suggestions, Earth Day art exhibits, July 4th celebrity home barbecues and the spectacular Universal Studios fireworks display. Season 3 will begin airing in October, 2014.

"Home & Family" Season Two to date deliveries have increased since Season One among W25-54 by 31%, A25-54 by 24% and total viewers P2+ by 19%. After three weeks in 2Q'14, deliveries for "Home & Family" have increased since last year among W25-54 by 73%, A25-54 by 55% and total viewers P2+ by 18%. (Source: The Nielsen Company)

Woody Fraser is creator, Marty Tenney is co-executive producer, Megan Lawson, Stacy Patterson and Ryan Berlin are senior producers and Bob Levy is director of "Home & Family."

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, When Calls the Heart and Signed, Sealed, Delivered; 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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