Hallmark Channel has hired a longtime "Entertainment Tonight" anchor to host Hallmark’s new series "Home & Family," according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed.
Mark Steines, who had already announced that he would be leaving “ET” this year, moves to Hallmark after being with “ET” since 1995. He became one of the show’s regular co-hosts in 2004 after working as a correspondent, substitute anchor and weekend host.
The new two-hour Hallmark show will feature home ideas and improvements, with the network ordering 220 original episodes that will run across 44 weeks, the story notes.
The show will be taped from a house constructed on the Universal lot in Los Angeles, which will also become part of the studio’s daily backlot tour.
The program will join a new daytime schedule that includes Marie Osmond’s talk show "Marie!" The channel’s programming changes come after Hallmark canceled "The Martha Stewart Show."