Hallmark Channel is proud to announce its first-ever original scripted primetime series, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on the New York Times bestselling author’s beloved book series and starring internationally renowned actress Andie MacDowell, has received a third season renewal. Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove finished its second season as the #1 Primetime Drama on Saturday Nights at 8 p.m.
“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove has captivated millions of viewers week after week with emotional, riveting and poignant stories of romance, family and friendships in an idyllic seaside town,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “It is not surprising that Cedar Cove ’is touching so many viewers, and we owe that success to our star Andie MacDowell and this phenomenal cast, as well as Debbie Macomber, and one of the best show runners in the business, Sue Tenney. Cedar Cove launched a new era on Hallmark Channel as our first primetime original scripted show, and we’re looking forward to its continued success.”
“I am so in love with the rich wholesomeness of Cedar Cove,” said the series’ star, Andie MacDowell. “The well-rounded storytelling delivers my character with a sensible balance of tenacity and serenity. I am so very grateful to Hallmark Channel for a third season and cannot wait to rejoin the cast and crew to continue making the kind of television which we can all be proud of,” MacDowell concluded.
Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove takes viewers into the majestic and inimitable world of Cedar Cove, a small but picturesque town that is home to romance, relationships and drama. At the center of it all is Olivia Lockhart, played by Andie MacDowell, the revered Cedar Cove Municipal Court judge, lifetime town resident and loyal friend to many. Dylan Neal plays the handsome Jack Griffith, editor of the Cedar Cove Chronicle and Olivia’s on-and-off love interest who has recently settled down in Cedar Cove for good. As Olivia and Jack navigate their serious new relationship, everyone in Cedar Cove—friends, family and even enemies—find shocking surprises and hidden secrets are what keep this small idyllic town bursting with drama and above all, a big heart.
Season three of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove is being executive produced by Ron French and Stephen Harmaty in association with Dan Wigutow, the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated producer of multiple mini-series and TV movies, for whom this is his first television series.
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 family entertainment available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 85 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading destination for quality family programming featuring an ambitious slate of original content, including movies; scripted series, such as Cedar Cove and When Calls the Heart; annual specials like Hero Dog Awards and Kitten Bowl; and a daily 2-hour lifestyle show, Home & Family. Hallmark Channel is also home to annual holiday franchise, Countdown to Christmas, featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming, including The 12 New Movies of Christmas. Rounding out the networks’ lineup are television’s most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Middle, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, available in HD and SD, features a unique mix of content including original movies and acquired series that are dramatic in tone and focus on the lighter side of the mystery genre, as well as classic presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.