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What’s Going On At Hallmark? There’s A Major Shake-Up At The Feel-Good Network

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In the past six weeks, Hallmark fans have been watching a revolving door at their favorite feel-good network. There is a major shake-up going on. They have canceled Home & Family, Jesse Metcalfe left the show he was starring in, their exclusive podcast, The Bubbly Sesh, has not been renewed, and now Michelle Vicary, the executive vice president of programming for Crown Media Family Networks, is leaving.

In addition, fans have noticed that syndicated broadcast shows like The Golden Girls have taken over the network, as they only play a couple of original movies per day.

What is all the tea?

We will spill what we know.

Michelle Vicary Leaving Hallmark

On Monday, Deadline announced that Michelle Vicary is stepping down as the EVP of programming at Crown Media.  Who is she exactly? As the Deck The Hallmark guys so succinctly explained on Tuesday, she was essentially the “godfather” of Countdown to Christmas. She is the person behind the current programming.

After Vicary leaves in June, Lucas has “tapped” a couple of guys, Randy Pope, SVP Programming & Development, and Darren Melameth, SVP Programming & Content Strategy, to handle things until they find a replacement for Michelle.

Turns out, the new CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, Wonya Lucas, has been doing some major cost-cutting. This has led to layoffs and big changes. However, there has not been a real conversation with fans. Moreover, they are noticing the changes and are not happy.

What else has changed?

Jesse Metcalfe First To Go

At the very end of March, Jesse Metcalfe left his Hallmark show, Chesapeake Shores. This was a total surprise to Chessies, who were excited for Season 5. The Desperate Housewives actor did some filming and a couple of weeks later, it was announced that Robert Buckley would be joining the cast.

There was no inside information on Metcalfe’s departure. However, it seemed rather odd that he would leave a show that was changed to accommodate his musical talent.

Hallmark’s Home & Family Canceled

Perhaps fans should have become more suspicious when Hallmark’s Home & Family was canceled right after Jesse left. After Zooming it in during Covid, the restrictions were lifted and Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison were headed back to the iconic house to film Season 9. Viewers were shocked, as this was the perfect vehicle to advertise and deep dive into the network’s original programs.

However, there has been one positive that has come out of this cancellation. Cameron is now reunited with Alison Sweeney to film a new Murder She Baked, called the Cream Puff Murder Mystery.

He is also returning to his soap roots by joining the ABC soap General Hospital.

Say Goodbye To Hallmark’s Bubbly Sesh Podcast

Last weekend, Seshers got the horrible news on Twitter. Unfortunately, they will not be hearing The Bubbly Sesh hosts talk about the latest Hallmark shows. Hallmark did not renew the contract. Their last show will be after they recap the final episode of Good Witch Season 7.

Jacks and Shawl are both actors. The two friends brought a lot of insights into some of the acting choices made in every movie or series episode they discussed. Both women had unbridled passion and enthusiasm for the Hallmark material. Listeners will miss them.

In Comes Syndicated Programming

Viewers have noticed another major change at Hallmark. The network has increased the amount of inexpensive syndicated programming and reduced the amount of original content that they air. That means that instead of an older Lacey Chabert movie, the network is airing another episode of The Golden Girls.

In one Facebook group, a fan wrote, “Please bring the weekday movies we pay good money for Hallmark.” One fan commented, “Yes If they want to play reruns of something then play reruns of Hallmark movies not sitcoms. I’m sure none of us would mind. I’m sure they may be some older ones that may not have been seen by some of us so they would be new to us. Nothing new about same ole 30 yr old sitcoms.”

Why is Hallmark alienating their fans like this? Perhaps this is a cost-cutting measure that will surely save the network millions of dollars. However the question remains, will they lose viewership along with this change?

What changes have you noticed at Hallmark?

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100 Comments

  1. I am very unhappy on what is going on at hallmark which you pay to watch and has good family show . Let start working as a team again. The govement is a mess .

    1. Hallmark can call it whatever they want but their ties to the “wokes “ is so obvious.
      I stopped watching when Mark Stienes was lynched. 🤷🏼‍♀️

      1. Yes, I too have noticed how Hallmark is caving to the wokeness. What a shame because I loved this channel and it’s line up.

        1. yep – I am watching on the old stuff i loved on hallmarks, boycotting the new chit

          by new stuff – -and all this guy stuff and pushing the black lives matter crap – forget it ( criminals should not be rewarded – by that i mean people not obeying the laws and getting themselves killed because of it, looters, rioters, etc – all that stuff we watched hours and hours of on liberal news stations , as if it was okay )

          not interested in all this chit being shoved down our throats

          perversions and reverse discrimination is NOT part of my life
          lived it in the 70s and do NOT want to go back to that time period

          glamoring criminals and criminal behavior has to stop

          i believe we should all be equal but we are not anymore – clout is all to the blacks and gays, and we seeing it on commercials, tv game shows etc

          and – why is sexual comments and behavior still being allowed by ‘ steve harvey’ but everyone else lost their jobs or got crucified for the same stuff/ let alone he does not even know how to speak proper english and we allow him on programs as host of major events

          ridiculous — and are we supposed to Accept this king of equality. the ignorant and nerds and liberals – whether they be dems or college professors running this country??

          add to that — never changing or interpreting the 14th amendment that is allowing illegals to come into our country ,, drop a child and claim citizenship ,, something changed by many countries back in the 80s!

          what has happened to honesty, manners, and discipline ?

          1. I’ve been watching GAC Christmas movies. I’m hoping the channel does well. The movies are great with a lot of the same stars. The difference is the absence of all the woke BS being shoved down our throat by Hallmark. I can now let my 9 year old watch with me (including the commercials) again. Hallmark doesn’t care about losing money or viewers – this is all about tearing down something good and pure. Liberals want everything vile and polluted just like the rest of the trash on tv. The powerful people at the top can’t have anything good standing in the way of the narrative they’re trying to push, and they’ll destroy anything in their way. It’s not about money, it’s about control.

          2. Yes GAC is the answer! As a Christian I don’t want to see all these things that the Bible teaches what is right and wrong- we are already dealing with worldly issues as it is these days . If I want to watch things that are wholesome and clean and align with my beliefs it does not make me racist, a bigot, woke or any other word you people like to use to make yourselves look and feel better because of a matter opinion. I’m not judging I’m just saying my belief which is a freedom I’m allowed to have just like you voting for a geriatric moron!

      1. I totally agree. Hallmark has gone to the dogs and will suffer viewership. I am one of them. I’m ready to turn everything off.

      2. Hope GAC is the answer. Everytime I turn it on there always old show which I’ve already seen hope thy get better

      3. AGREED!!! AND I was totally SHOCKED and disgusted when the last few episodes of Good Witch showed the newest “witch’s” part was intimated that she fell in love with the firefighter lady….UGH! I know about catherine bell, but at least throughout the series it wasnt made part of her character…to me thats a private matter…..hallmark is apparently changing its format to bring in things that are “now” and I DONT LIKE IT! that was one channel that was so relaxing to watch, had moral, family values, showed caring, love etc. in its movies and shows…now its headed just like the other channels….TRASH…..thank goodness I dont subscribe (incl in my cable) so I wont be watching….used to love the Christmas movies too…..

  2. I am very upset about the changes Hallmark has made. I don’t understand the added narrator during the shows. It is very distracting. There are many Christmas shows that have not been aired for many years. One instance is the shows that Peter Falk played in. I enjoy them very much.
    Hope this can resolved soon.

  3. PLEASE DON’T MESS UP THE HALLMARK CHANNELS. Love them and have my tv on the channels all day everyday. Having the same series on now all the time is awful. Why not have movies everyday even reruns would be better. AND THE NARRATOR HAS TO GO. VERY DISTURBING.

  4. when I finally get time to watch hallmark movies you mess up the whole program
    and what is this with overlay of someone talking which you can barely understand. we might be older but not stupid

    you are taking away a lot of enjoyment from a lot of people

    GET THE OVERLAY OF TALKING OUT YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND HER ANYWAY IT IS VERY ANNOYING

  5. There’s always an idiot at the head of a network that thinks that people will just like what they’re doing after awhile they just have to wait it out . Well guess what who ever you are,not going to happen! You not only pissed off the good people you have and had working for you you have also pissed off all of your views.
    Keep doing what you’re doing and your whole network is going to be gone also! Maybe you should think about that too!!!! What will that do to your bottom line!!!

  6. How do we get the PTB to listen to us? I have 3 Hallmark channels. I do not pay for the Hallmark Now. I am more than a little disappointed with the changes. They think they are saving money but by cancelling our favorites like H & F and Good Witch, we will stop watching HM pretty soon. Tell us how does that help to save money? You won’t need them if you have no audience. I enjoy Golden Girls but enough is enough. I don’t care for the other shows you have stuck in there and I know GG word for word. I want to see movies during the day after the Christmas in July. I feel so disappointed in HM right now over the loss of GW. Maybe another channel that knows what they are doing will pick it up. Just a thought.

    1. You can only take so much of the Golden Girls. Come on Hallmark, I can’t believe you are ruining a good station.

  7. I am so disappointed in Hallmark cancelling the Good Witch and there are a lot of the stars that use to be on their channels that are now gone. Shame on who ever is doing your programs.

    1. I know right… I have been watching GAC alot and actually really like what their doing. There taking the movies a little further along and I love it. Hallmark movies are dragging out so much they are becomming boring. I dont know what Hallmark is doing but they are going to lose all their viewers.. U use to love hallmark…Not so much now..

        1. It seems very surprising that Hallmark BOD would allow the infiltration of people in a leadership role to destroy the agenda of family programming for such a small percentage of the populace entertainment. The people who appreciate what Hallmark has created over the years are the people with principles who will most likely move on to something better. Good luck (jk) Hallmark owners with your new agenda. We are moving on.

        2. GAC is the Great American Channels. Great American Family is on 165 for Dish. This channel is getting Candace for Christmas this year. Not as many movies yet but they are working on it.

  8. I too detest the sudden addition of the narrator. I know Hallmark sometimes goes on Sirius XM satellite radio so if that’s intended fir a radio audience just do it for radio. This is TELEVISION and the narrator is super annoying. Please stop immediately!

  9. I remember when Hallmark showed programs that were great for the family. They were the alternative to regular TV programs. That all changed recently. I now DVR the shows and fast forward through the objectionable portions. I have watched Hallmark for many years but have now started watching shows on Amazon and reading more. I did watch Good Witch but found the addition of Joy totally unnecessary. Guess I’m not woke enough for your channel anymore.

    1. Stop the cancellation of Good Witch! Please don’t cancel. This is the right show to be watched. In this chaotic times, we need something pleasant and inspiring, all the characters are super! Big mistake canceling this wholesome show.

      1. Please do keep GW off Hallmark Channel!!! It’s far too dark and even anti-Christian for HC. Put it on HDrama if you must keep it. When kids are watching HC, GW isn’t appropriate!

  10. I am so upset by the new direction Hallmark is moving towards. Hallmark was a Christian based, family friendly network, that produced movies which reflected Christian values. This type of values separated you from all the other networks and created a very large and unique audience. It is a shame that you felt pressured to cater to the LGBTQ community, even when they are not a part of your loyal viewers and fans. Companies and businesses should remember who their loyal customers are and take them into consideration, when making changes. I don’t think anything was wrong with their programming before all the changes. I have nothing against the LGBTQ community, but they have other networks to watch. We as Christians only had this network, and you ruined it for us.

    1. Yes, because nothing says ‘Christian values’ like the outrage of inclusions of people. Love one another, unless you’re by than cast stones! How dare Hallmark put a damper on the ‘white bread’ institutions of faith and movies. You’re homophobic twits.

      1. Why do you insist on being rude when someone is simply voicing their own opinion? That is the major problem in America today. No one listens to what each other is saying- only what kind of negative mean comment can they retort. Just relax! Allow others to have opinions. You are “allowed” yours without calling you names.

        1. Who said anything about color? We are talking about content and I must say your character is dark and flawed.

      2. How dare you call us homophobic just bcz the Majority of us families don’t want to watch you infiltrate our values. We don’t care what you want to do but I do care what my family watches in my own living room. If Hallmark wants to pander to less than 3% of our society so be it. They won’t see it at my house!

      3. It is evident in this culture that everyone’s opinion is valid except for those of the conservative Christian. I will stand up for my views and beliefs, and I will not be marginalized or mischaracterized as unloving. If inclusion is what is demanded by the left, then why are my views not also “included”? This hypocritical chastisement is a superficial attempt at EXclusion (caps intended). I DO NOT support Hallmark’s appeal to wokeness and the LGTB, and neither do much of the rest of their base. Hallmark, you are alienating your core.

        1. Agree 100000% Articulated to perfection. No more Hallmark for this family. Thank goodness for GACfamily. Just found this station

      4. Christians follow the teachings of their faith which is to love others as themselves. We are all sinners. There is no hatred or fear of LGBT, but there is reverence for God. We are inspired when God’s values are uplifted. Hallmark has abandoned these values and we shouldn’t be persecuted for trying to persuade Hallmark to return to them. Please try to exercise the type of understanding and restraint you would appreciate from us.

    2. Pureflix is perfect for good, clean and certainly not woke movies! Just watched God’s Not Dead, We the People! It is $99 per year, so worth it!!

    3. I agree. Hallmark is succumbing to the “world” today where “right” is wrong and “wrong” is right; where Christian values aren’t cool or popular. Soon there will be no mention of God.

      1. I stopped watching Hallmark last year when they decided to go woke. I had started to notice no mention of God in their Christmas movie. It appeared Santa was the replacement for God. When I heard last year they were having gay Christmas movies I felt this was a slap in the face to Christian values and beliefs. I stream now and I can choose and monitor what comes into my home. Recently I found a new station GAM and the movies and content is wonderful. I do not understand why companies embrace these WOKE ideas since they are alienating the majority of people. If we boycotted these businesses rather than just complain I believe companies would get the message. These companies have a responsibility to shareholders so if you hit them financially they will need to end this WOKE behavior and start listening to the audience. We can hit them where it hurts when we end all relations with Hallmark and other WOKE companies.

    4. I agree! Hallmark was a Christmas base channel. We would sit as a family to watch a Christmas movie, now I will not allow my family to watch gay movies!!! Now there are blacks with whites, woman with women, men with men. I’ll accept the interracial couples over gays

      1. I agree that Hallmark has most definitely changed and given in to wokeness, and not for the better. Every movie, every single movie, has at least one interracial couple/family/child and usually a couple of gay characters. Yes there are interracial families and gay couples, but not in everybody’s lives and families every day. Can’t Hallmark just tone it down a bit? Hallmark has gone from mostly white to hardly white at this point!! Hallmark actually is more diverse than real life!! What happened to the channel families could watch together without having to prescreen for a child?

      2. WHAT IS WRONG WITH INTERACIAL COUPLES?! A man and a woman with different skin tone? What is unnatural about that? It has been so since the beginning of time. Read the bible and look a ancient maps with current maps and see how the regions intermixed. Careful you speak against God’s natural order of things.

  11. Why are you cancelling Home and Family? There are so few feel good shows on. We viewers like that this show is not political or controversial. I always like that about Hallmark because sometimes we need a break from everything that now is happening around us. I wish you would reconsider your decision.

    1. I just found out today that H&F is done. I DVR’d it because I’ve been working a lot and have kids home for summer. I haven’t been able to watch regularly so, when I finally got a chance to watch the shows and catch up I find that it is done! I’m actually really sad. I don’t watch much tv because most of it is terrible. H&F was a safe haven and now that is gone. When will the wokeness stop? I was already getting sad about how much LGBTQ was coming and invading the ONE place where we could just see normal. LGBTQ has everything else, do they need this too? I’m beyond sad. And no, I’m not homophobic at all…just like to see normal every now and then.

      1. Um, LGBTQ is “normal.” And they don’t have “everything else.” Just because something offends you personally or makes you uncomfortable doesn’t make it abnormal. Geesh

        1. Maybe some of us just wanted something besides the LGBTQ to watch. I have seen it on a lot of other channels so christians deserve to have a channel so we don’t have to see it.

        2. 3-5% of the population doesn’t mean it’s normal. It’s ok if your gay but it certainly isn’t normal. Also they catered to a primarily family, Christian audience, not the demographic that would want to see these types of movies. It would be like a channel that catered to environmental causes started airing hunting shows or movies that glorified the oil industry. The audience might be pissed.

  12. You nailed it. Agree with you completely. We only had Hallmark for good old-fashioned wholesome inspirational programming and now they have ruined it. Hallmark, “woke” viewers are not your base audience, maybe just a fraction of them, yet you cater to them and not loyal viewers who want to escape the nonsense of politics and social justice rhetoric. Cancellation of our favorite shows will cost you viewers and subscribers. What a shame.

  13. Don’t like the changes. I will now view other programs. The new CEO must not like the hearing impaired…no closed caption available.
    Big problems appear to be on the horizon for Hallmark…too bad. Will lose viewers, especially catering to LBGTQ audience instead of family value audience.

  14. I’m so disappointed that Home and Family is being cancelled and of all the changes with the Hallmark channel. I am a retired senior and the Hallmark channel is all I watch and I have to pay for it too. You are making a big mistake making all these changes. It is the only channel and program that has wholesome programming. I love the Hallmark movies. I’m really tired of the Golden Girls though. I don’t like the other program that you are putting on either. You are ruining a great Channel. I will have to cancel my subscription if you don’t stop your nonsense programming.

  15. Wonya Lucas CEO needs to go! You are running Hallmark Channel into the ground! Major mistake in cancelling Home & Family! It’s the only good morning show with wholesome variety viewing! It’s probably too late! A lot of people will cancel now that Home & Family is over and other good shows and actors are leaving! So annoying!

  16. I noticed the captioning too Janice viewer! Your new woke diversity must not include seniors or the hearing impaired! So disappointed! Fire the CEO and bring back the wholesome Hallmark Channel!

  17. Asking XFINITY to drop all Hallmark channels and replace HBO as premium election in other subscriber options, removing Hallmark completely. Tired of paying for a network that has withered away to out of date, monotonous reruns! With stay indoors due to the virus, there’s a need to have programming positive, Christian, moral and family oriented to view, not where Hallmark has morphed to in recent weeks!

  18. Golden girls and Monk are taking over hallmark. I can’t turn on your channel much anymore because of these 2
    programs. Please get back on track with all the people that used to enjoy Halmark.

  19. Really disturbing — the many sponsors have now left Home and Family…. the subscribers / VIEWERS have no other option left for viewing current authors, DIYers, food presentations, Crafting delights and all around good healthy up-to-date info not available on the media any where else with the many charming personalities that displayed good American ethics, values and common sense!!!
    HALLMARK – looks like all Your LOVE is still Bottom Line $$$$$$. Remember your millions of consumers that made you a great empire!!! This too has passed for us into another fading memory!!!!!!!!!!…..

  20. Hallmark is not Hallmark anymore! I don’t (didn’t) watch Hallmark for old reruns of Golden Girls or Monk. I saw them decades ago. I watched Hallmark for Hallmark content. I would watch old Hallmark movies anytime as there are many that I have not previously viewed and many that I would not mind seeing again. But having 75% of your programing being old sitcoms (yawn) is just lazy and cheap programing. This is NOT what a “Hallmark viewer” wants to see when they tune into Hallmark!!! Count me out, I’ll find a new source of entertainment, one that cares about retaining it’s viewers.

  21. I’m so disappointed that Hallmark cancelled Home and Family. It makes no sense to me at all. It was a GREAT program that I always enjoyed watching. Everyone was authentic, sincere, informative and entertaining. It was a wonderful morning show. An, because of Home and Family, I would also tune in to some of the Hallmark movies, but now you want me to watch re-runs of Golden Girls, The Middle and other pathetic sitcoms? Really? No thank you! It’s unbelievable that anyone in Hallmark Management would think this way. And it feels SO rude to me that you would take such a great program as Home and Family, and cancel it. And then apparently you don’t feel that it was important at all to let people know why. You give no plausible reason. This is a disgrace. The whole thing is a disgrace. The management of Hallmark is pathetic and ridiculous. I think it’s the CEO that needs to be fired and cancelled immediately!

    1. I agree. No reason was given. It was just gone. I think Hallmark is wanting to be seen as part of the “new culture” and alienating the true fans. I LOVED Home and Family. Loved it when it was on the 90s. Being a school teacher at that time, I would VCR the show (showing my age here :o) and then watch it after I had gotten home.
      Hallmark has lost its way. I agree, there is no place left for family programming. I guess the new leadership figures that people will gripe and complain and then stay with the channel. When viewership declines, then advertisers don’t want to pay large sums of money for audiences that are not watching.

      I do hope Hallmark will change their mind, but I don’t think so. In today’s world wholesome family programming is something that is not wanted by the big networks. I do hope viewership will decline for Hallmark. Then, maybe they will see that their core base, the people-the viewers-build Hallmark.
      Yes, the management at Hallmark is pathetic and ridiculous. I saw an article that said the management was cutting shows to save money. Airing tired reruns of Golden Girls-which I like- is not the Hallmark Channel.
      Please, it is not too late. Put the Hallmark Channel back the way it was-the way it should be-with family movies and entertainment.

  22. You got rid of the WOMAN who made the channel a respite for WOMEN in today’s messed up world. Countdown to Christmas is now part of culture. As marketers you have to strike the balance between consumer demand and your pocketbook. Please don’t ruin this last bastion of escape.

  23. I added Hallmark to my tv repertoire almost 3 years ago. Then, with the all the stress of the election and the turmoil in our country, then COVID, I really emotionally retreated and watched ONLY Hallmark channels. Now, I’m wondering what to do! I’ve never seen such a fast, dramatic and negative change in a network. To drop Home & Family, which not only was a versatile, feel-good program, but it acted as the biggest promoter of the Hallmark channels’ programming and their stars, made no sense, especially without trying other less drastic options. The show could have been adapted to become whatever made sense financially. Then to fill the day, hour after hour, with endless reruns of the sitcoms we said goodbye to decades ago! Also, as a hearing impaired viewer, it’s impossible not to notice the lack of importance the closed captioning has become. It now captions about 1/4 of the words spoken…it’s more than ridiculous! Finally, as the mother of a gay son, I am sensitive to the changes taking place in the country in regards to respecting the rights of all people. However, it’s obvious the new CEO and other network executives have no clue who their viewer market is. To suddenly add love stories involving same sex couples was sure to upset the apple cart with many viewers. The network has over the years, obviously put together programming that is “fairy-tale” like…traditional, happily-ever-after love stories that are more cheesy than real life. To throw all this to the wind, as if there is a social agenda, is heartbreaking! To the powers that be, it’s not too late to save what Hallmark has been, but time is counting down. Many of us have already started looking elsewhere!

    1. GAC Family and GAC Living are now airing family friendly programming as the old CEO Bill Abbott has started these stations to give us back the wholesome content we are looking for. Just look them up and get back to some proper viewing!

  24. Fire Wonya Lucas!
    Is she purposely destroying the wholesome nuclear family content ??
    Seems to fit with the Marxism being spewed from every direction. Hallmark was always a threat to this agenda because it reinforced Christian values and American traditions. This is on purpose! Fire Wonya!

  25. What is going on Hallmark? Why did you cancel Home & Family and Good Witch? Also where are the movies? I don’t know what’s going on with your programming, Hallmark is pretty much the only channel I watched but now with only 3 movies on and all of these old sitcoms, I’m so upset and disappointed in the networks programming. You even took off the Christmas movie on Thursday,, what is the purpose of that I’m? Now, I’m wondering what is going to happen to Countdown to Christmas. Bring back the movies at least during the day.

  26. I noticed that in the new Aurora Teagarden Movie two of the main characters were missing, Arthur and Sally. Hopefully they are coming back as they do complete a cast that is really good together. John should be written back in also, these cast members made the series what it is.

  27. I’m starting to watch GAC Family. I do not like the new way the movies are moving. I’m also tired of the Golden Girls… come on… So sad that the executives of Hallmark are ruining the channel. Stinks..

  28. What has happened to the Hallmark movies? The ones that have been on lately have not been enjoyable and almost laughable. Hallmark used to have good movies but not lately. Some of the acting has been bad and the plots unbelievable and uninteresting. Do not, and I repeat Do Not, mess with “When Calls the Heart”. We look forward to that show every year.

  29. I’ve been very disappointed with the many, many reruns of sitcoms. I like “Golden Girls” OK, but they are on a lot of channels. Hallmark didn’t need to air them all the time. Hallmark has so many good movies from years ago that they never air anymore, Christmas or otherwise. I’d like to see their earlier romance movies or dramas from Hallmark Hall of Fame. I had assumed it was all on the other networks I don’t get like their Movies and Mysteries or Drama. But many have shown up under the same title sometimes, or different titles, on UP TV. Someone mentioned the Peter Falk Christmas series. What about Gary Sinise in “Fallen Angel,” “A Season for Miracles,” and others?? And I’m not happy with the casting choices of the past year or year and half oftentimes, either.

  30. I always watched Hallmark and felt I missed out on so much because internet here is not that great and don’t get the Drama or Movies & Mysteries networks on our TV system. I was very disappointed Hallmark cancelled “Good Witch” suddenly, too. Thought there was a shake-up with the changes in movies and castings, and cancellation of this show; plus, I wondered about Home & Family. I was a longtime fan of “Good Witch” early movies and then the show. But the last few episodes ended, unfortunately, on a low note. Could’ve done without some of the added cast members and thought the children of Cassie & Jake, Jake’s kids, and Sam’s son, should’ve been there in the last episode. I heard there was a new team of writers. They messed it up. And been disappointed at all the sitcom reruns and lack of airing great more older and newer Hallmark movies. They had a large library of movies to air that haven’t seen light of day in long time, and some under new titles are showing up on UP TV. I’ve migrated there more in recent months and away sometimes from Hallmark. Now, I hear that the former Great American County that aired country music programming (used to be better than CMT) is now a family style channel and taking on movies and former H&F cast? Hmm. Depending on content, I may have to go over to it more.

    1. You will LOVE GAC family…it is run by the old CEO from Hallmark, Bill Abbott and he is committed to the wholesome programming that drew us to Hallmark in the first place. I have already switched.

  31. I don’t watch many shows on the regular netwoks, but I do enjoy the Hallmark channels, for complete escapism from the craziness of our world. I think it’s great if Hallmark is trying to be more diverse and inclusive. I support that, but if most of my favorite Hallmark actors are leaving the network I will no longer be tuning in.

  32. Shame on me! I posted a comment earlier today before I checked all the facts. I will continue to watch and support the Hallmark network. Even though many of my favorite actors have left, I will continue to tune in. I support Hallmark’s decisions to be racially and sexually diverse.

    1. Well many do not because we only had one chanel where we could get away from all that. Not everyone is the same or feels the same.

  33. I, too, am unhappy with the addition of gay movies. I had a gay son who died at the age of 26. We had discussed the addition of so many gay parts today. Even he didn’t think it was reasonable that almost every show had gay parts (not actors). They have their own stations but Hallmark was the only station for those of us who are not comfortable with so much sexual and gay content. Even though I felt like the cast of H & F was a bit too goodie goodie (somewhat unreal), the show was very popular and had so many interesting ideas and guests. Sorry to see the changes causing Hallmark heading into the dumpster.

  34. Hallmark has joined forces with the spiritual darkness. Let it go.

    Bill Abbott built Hallmark, and he’s now rebuilding similarly at GAC. Quite a few actors have left Hallmark for GAC, and there will be more. They are building content, now, and will probably be a lot like HM was. Also, check out Pureflix for clean, Christian content.

  35. Hallmark got caught up in trying not to be caught in the cancel culture. Now, wholesome family movies are no more. They’ve added gay characters that kiss and people are dumping the network. While trying to include black actors in leading roles, Hallmark went completely overboard and filmed 14 Christmas movies this way. Leaning one way is wrong but when you completely slide the other way and start to leave people out by skin color alone, you lose your audience. 14 movies like this for ONE holiday was extremely weird. I don’t care if there is a gay couple on a show or in a movie but when they start making out, I’m gone. Done. I have dumped several television shows because of this. The gay community is a very very small percentage of people and the majority of the population showed just as much respect towards them as anyone else until their lifestyles are shoved down our throats. Now, there isn’t anyone that doesn’t have gays making out on their shows or movies. Well, watch your ratings go down. Your choice.

  36. We are leaving the Hallmark Movies Now because of their decision to include homosexual relationships. We’ve been subscribers for a few years, but with this kind of anti family themes, we’re done. Anything by Hallmark will no longer receive our support.

  37. I have been a devote fan of Hallmark until recently – they no longer represent the demographics of this country, rather they are favoring the far left. I’m am done with them – sure they don’t care about me, one person, abandoning them, but makes me feel better to express myself and let them know that some, if not most, are not on-board with the narrative that is being forced through the media. So sad to say good-bye to Hallmark, but I guess it has been a casualty of times.

  38. I am very disappointed in HM this Christmas. You are not a station I can trust for family viewing. I never had to worry about my family watching but boy have things changed, you will lose your station and I have lost mine.

  39. I have noticed many disappointing changes in Hallmark channel over the past several years. Movies like “The Christmas Choir,” “Fallen Angel,” which I considered to be the upper echelon of Hallmark Christmas movies haven’t been on in years. Even once a season. If you compare the plotlines of these films and the newer releases, they are not even in the same league. Other favorites, such as “A Season for Miracles,” “Silver Bells,” and the humorous “Hitched for the Holidays” have also dropped out of circulation as well.
    Here’s what Hallmark is doing: they are trying to churn out as many new movies each new season as they can; this, in and of itself, is not a bad idea, but the older favorites should absolutely be in the ration, even if played significantly less than in previous years. I think they set a track and just let the same movies play over and over again without looking to see how boring that becomes.

  40. When watching movies on the Hallmark Mystery Channel, I find the narrating very annoying. It makes me change the channel to something else. Also, it’s disgusting to see scenes with homosexual men (or women) kissing. It is NOT normal and should not promoted as such.
    This “wokeness” that you are succumbing to will turn your decent audiences away.

  41. Its all part of there plan. To try and “Normalize” something that is “Ab-Normal” in order to make them selves feel better for being ”In Sin” they wanna be accepted into this happy imaginary world also.
    Which I am fine with just have your own channel!

    H G C (Hallmark Gay Channel)
    HLC (HallMark Liberal Channel)

    and
    Why can’t we have a
    “Godwink” Hallmark channel?
    For Christians?

    Then everybody knows what continent is on there.
    Including commercials!!!

    Do you know why?
    Because it’s all part of the plan to destroy anything wholesome!
    And label it bigotry and homophobia.
    It’s all a tactic.
    You should look up the homosexual manifesto I forgot who wrote it but it basically tells their plan.

  42. I am crushed that you are cancelling all the mystery mobvies. I waited over a year to get movies and mysteries and now you are dumping movies. You also are abandoning good morals.

  43. WOW Hallmark seems like you finally joined the ranks of the under world, good luck!
    I guess you really never stood for integrity and values after all and now openly joined with the rank and
    file of the rest of the degraded minds in Hollywood. May “God” have mercy on the souls
    that mock purity and family values!! Bad company corrupts good character and you have a lot of
    that now on your payroll as we can see!!! That’s ok, as we see from history evil doesn’t stand forever
    as “God” exposes the evil and greed that has spread over the entertainment industry!!!
    I’m sure you’ll laugh at this post but I wouldn’t expect any less from you now would I !!!

  44. I am one that has watched these great movies over and over for many years. But recently they and the network has changed and “for the worse”. I will not be watching all this new stuff and I believe that Hallmark with be sorry and has made a big mistake because so many people are leaving and not watching your Network anymore. All good things come to and end and it doesn’t have to be!!

  45. Unfortunately because Hallmark executives are destroying some of the last bastions of family programming we will be moving on. We are leaving Direct TV, already left Dishnetwork years ago! Instead we are doing streaming channels on our Roku TV and saving tons. We subscribe to our favorite news, Christian channels and other family and educational channels! Thank heavens for freedom of choice and courageous new networks and channels that care about our children’s future and families! P.S. CHECK OUT: VuTV!!

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