Hallmark Hall of Fame, One of the Most Famous Franchises in the History of Television, Picked Up by Another Broadcast Network After Being Dropped By CBS

Jul 8, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The "Hallmark Hall of Fame," one of the most storied franchises in the history of television, has been picked up by another broadcast network after having been dropped by CBS, according to our good friend, Variety TV Critic Brian Lowry [Variety is behind a pay-wall and may charge you to read this story].

According to the article, the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movies will be seen on the Hallmark Channel a week after they premiere on ABC. The story adds, "ABC’s deal will begin with the 244th presentation under the Hallmark banner, an adaptation of Mitch Albom’s book ‘Have a Little Faith,’ scripted by Albom, directed by Jon Avnet and starring Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford and Martin Landau."

Quoting a Hallmark executive, the story says, " ‘It was a wonderful relationship with CBS,’ said Brad Moore, president of Hallmark Hall of Fame Prods., who called ABC ‘a very natural home for us.’ Moore said he didn’t anticipate a shift in the tone or style of the movies — which are generally of a heart-warming, female-oriented nature — but added that Hallmark would collaborate with ABC on the content, as it had with CBS."


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