Hallmark Channel announces it has renewed the network’s hit, original series Chesapeake Shores for a third season. Airing on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Chesapeake Shores was one of Hallmark Channel’s most-watched original series.
Production on 10 episodes for season three is scheduled to commence this year for a season three premiere Summer 2018.
“Viewers have fallen in love with the heartfelt and compelling storylines as each character navigates the complexities of life, love and choices,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “We look forward to continuing and further exploring the multi-generational family journeys that people of all ages can enjoy and relate to, which makes ‘Chesapeake Shores’ a fitting series for our brand and the quality, family entertainment we provide.”
The multi-generational family drama Chesapeake Shores follows Abby O’Brien (Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, as she adjusts to life back in her hometown of Chesapeake Shores.
Abby now balances a budding relationship with her former high school sweetheart, Trace (Metcalfe), working for a firm that does business with her uncompromising father Mick (Williams) and raising two young daughters.
The series stars Jesse Metcalfe (“Dallas”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Golden Globe® nominee Treat Williams (“Everwood,” Hair), Academy Award® nominee Diane Ladd (Wild at Heart), Barbara Niven (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”), Laci J. Mailey (“Falling Skies”), Emilie Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Penny (“Motive”) and Andrew Francis (“Final Destination 3”). Gregory Harrison (“One Tree Hill”), Victor Webster and Jerry Trimble guest starred in season two.
Good Witch returns for more magical adventures in the bucolic burb of Middleton when season four premieres Sunday, April 29 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel.
Based on the The Good Witch movie franchise that is the most successful in the network’s history, the series stars Catherine Bell (“Army Wives,” “JAG”), Bailee Madison (Just Go with It, “Trophy Wife”) and James Denton (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”).
“It’s been a great joy to watch these characters grow and evolve over the past three seasons,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “We’re excited for our viewers to see how Cassie, Sam and Grace’s journey continues and have them share in the many memorable moments that are in store for fans.”
In season four, Cassie and Sam are newly engaged and slowly work on wedding plans while trying to subtly help Grace and Nick mend their friendship before tying the knot and blending their families. Cassie continues to impact the lives of her guests at Grey House and works her special brand of magic with those closest to her as well.
Abigail is forced to face her past when her long-absent father unexpectedly returns to Middleton. Grace’s senior year of high school finds her uncertain about plans for college and brings a bittersweet lesson about life and love. As Cassie and Sam’s wedding day approaches, their friends and family turn out for pre-wedding festivities.
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