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Hallmark Greenlights Scripted Series Based on Movie Franchise Deadline

Hallmark has given the go-ahead to an original scripted series. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel is moving forward with “The Good Witch,” which is based on the network’s successful movie franchise of the same name.

Catherine Bell will return in the 10-episode series as Cassie Nightingale, the character she played in the movies. The network’s seventh “Good Witch” movie, “The Good Witch’s Wonder,” aired Oct. 25.

“Hallmark Channel had been mulling the idea of a ‘Good Witch’ series for a while but couldn’t proceed without Bell, who only recently became available for a regular gig following the end of her long-running Lifetime drama ‘Army Wives,’” the story reports.

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