There are likely many reasons why Hallmark is universally enjoyed by so many viewers. Primarily, I’d guess this is because of their signature “clean romance” storytelling. Or this has been my observation. But another good reason is their constant stream of new premieres that promise endless romantic escapism. As they like to say, if it’s Saturday, it’s time for the Hallmark Channel.
This month, the network will follow their Saturday schedule with four all-new premieres (and the return Hearties have been waiting for), and in this lineup, the reunion love story is a favorite. Let’s have a look at what will debut in May.
Previewing Hallmark’s Countdown to Summer Event
1: Paris, Wine, and Romance – May 4, 2019
A Paris set romantic comedy on Hallmark? Yes, please! I am so there for this one. Previously known as A Paris Romance (which I think is a swoonier title), Jen Lilley plays a wine connoisseur in Paris for business. While there, she meets a handsome competitor who may change her outlook on life.
2. When Calls the Heart Returns! – May 5 and 6
On Sunday, May 5, the beloved period drama When Calls the Heart will return to TV screens. Erin Krakow’s Elizabeth Thatcher and her Hope Valley friends are back with new stories and new characters (like Hope Valley’s new Mountie!) to introduce us to. Not only will fans see one new episode, but they’ll also see a second all-new show on Monday, May 6 before the show resumes its usual Sunday night slot on May 12.
3: A Feeling of Home – May 11, 2019
Previously known by the titles Heart of Texas and Feels Like Home, this one promises small-town charm. Set in Texas, it’s a reunion story that has Nathan Parsons (Roswell: New Mexico) as the leading man, who also happens to be a cowboy, no less.
4: Sailing Into Love – May 18, 2019
Set on an island, Leah Renee (Love by the Book) plays a bridesmaid who reunites with her former boyfriend (Chris McNally). This one was also originally known by another title: Five Summer Weddings.
NEW SCHEDULE ADDITION! 5: From Friend to Fiancé – May 25, 2019
This one seems to be a kind of bridge between this summer campaign, and their next line-up: June Weddings. Ryan Paevey stars as a man about to marry the high school mean girl, and the complicated status of his relationship with his best friend (who is also their wedding planner!).
SCHEDULE UPDATE! 6: Love in the Sun – May 27, 2019
Shadowhunters star Emeraude Toubia makes her Hallmark debut in this summerish comedy. The adorable tale follows Toubia’s dating app creator and the unexpected reunion she has with her former sweetheart.
BONUS! Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
If you enjoy the network’s sleuths, don’t miss Kellie Martin’s return as Hailey Dean! It’s back with three all-new puzzling cases!
1: Hailey Dean Mysteries: Death on Duty – May 5
2: Hailey Dean Mysteries: Prescription for Murder – May 12
3: Hailey Dean Mysteries: Killer Sentence – May 19
What are you most excited to see from this lineup? Do you see a favorite return star in these new originals, and what do you think about Hallmark’s Countdown to Summer campaign? Comment down below with all of your thoughts!
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