UPDATED – 3:50 PM EST – Pop Culture Principle received the following official statement from Hallmark regarding Cedar Cove:
“As our first scripted series, Cedar Cove will always hold a special place in Hallmark Channel’s evolution and we are incredibly proud of the show,” said Bill Abbott, president & CEO, Crown Media Family Networks..
“We are also deeply honored to have worked with the talented group of people who made the program such a success – including novelist Debbie Macomber, whose imagination brought Cedar Cove and its inhabitants to life; our visionary show runner, Sue Tenney, and her crew; and of course, Andie McDowell and our extraordinarily gifted cast. We are pleased to say that we will continue creative working relationships with these folks, both in front of and behind the camera, for upcoming projects on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Finally, we thank our loyal fans for going on this incredible journey with us over past three years.”
It looks like things have taken a turn for the worse for the town of Cedar Cove.
It seems that Hallmark Channel has cancelled its flagship original series Cedar Cove after three seasons.
Several members of the cast including Brennan Elliot, Dylan Neal, Barbara Niven and Jesse Hutch have tweeted the sad news out to the fans of the series.
Cedar Cove, which debuted on the Hallmark Channel on July 20, 2013, is based on the books of the same name by author Debbie Macomber and follows the lives of Judge Olivia Lockhart and her friends and family as they navigate the sometimes murky waters of life.
Over on the official Hallmark Channel Facebook page, the following message was posted to the fans:
“Cedar Cove was the first series launched on Hallmark Channel, and we are incredibly proud of the exquisitely beautiful three season arc it delivered. It was an honor to bring to life the kindness, consideration and courage of this story that Debbie Macomber envisioned. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the extraordinary cast, writers, artists and designers — especially Andie MacDowell, executive producer and show runner Sue Tenney, and of course, Debbie Macomber. It is a privilege to continue a creative working relationship with the incredible talents associated with this series — both in front of and behind the camera.”
**Photo Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter**