Hallmark Mysteries-Photo: Kellie Martin © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC / Alexx Henry Studios, LLC | photo: Jeremy Lee

Hallmark Has Canceled Two Mystery Series, Is Your Favorite Gone?

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#Sleuthers who have been fans of Hallmark mysteries may be in for a shock. At least two miniseries have been officially canceled. Here is the fate of those two, as well as the indications that two more are likely done.

What Hallmark mysteries have officially been canceled?

Hallmark Has Canceled Hailey Dean Mysteries

Amid Christmas movie cheer, Kellie Martin announced that that the Hailey Dean Mysteries have been canceled. She wrote on Twitter, “I just found out that Hailey Dean is done at Hallmark. Really sad and sorry to report.”

The Nancy Grace created series started in 2016, and a total of nine episodes were filmed.

Hallmark’s Picture Perfect Mysteries Canceled

Sadly, the stylistic Ron Oliver-directed Picture Perfect Mysteries have also been canceled. This is the series that stars the husband and wife team of Carlo and Alexa PenaVega.

Back in November, Alexa PenaVega did a Q&A on her Instagram Stories. One fan asked, “Any more mysteries in the making.”

Alexa replied, “Sadly, no.” Shen then continued. “The mysteries have come to an end. But, it was so much fun. Such a good run! And we’re really proud of what we made.”

Hallmark’s The Gourmet Detective Appears To Be Canceled

Dylan Neal’s pet project The Gourmet Detective seems to be done. The last movie, Roux The Day, premiered about two years ago. Moreover, Neal and his family have now moved to Portugal.

In July, Neal announced on Instagram that they moved. He did not mention The Gourmet Detective series but did share that they have optioned and are developing the detective novels by Faith Martin.

However, he did clarify that this will not be a Hallmark project. Unfortunately, The Gourmet Detective is toast.

Are Jesse Metcalfe’s Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries Canceled?

Fans of Jesse Metcalfe’s Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries may wonder if that series is canceled. On one hand, Metcalfe has shared that Hallmark is evaluating their entire mystery line.

However, there is no indication that he is filming, or preparing to film a new movie anytime soon.

One reason that fans may believe that the series is done is that Metcalfe just filmed a new Valentine’s movie for GAC Family. This movie, Harmony From The Heart, co-stars Jessica Lowndes. Lowndes wrote the movie, and her original songs will also be featured.

Hallmark, Cut, Color, Murder- Photo: Ryan McPartlin Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Brendan Meadows
Hallmark, Cut, Color, Murder- Photo: Ryan McPartlin Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Brendan Meadows

The New Hallmark Signature Mystery

Did you know that Hallmark will be premiering a brand new Signature Mystery in February? That is called Cut, Color, Murder. It stars Ryan McPartlin, Julie Gonzalo, Grace Beedie, Fred Henderson, and Eva Tamargo.

This murder mystery takes place at a beauty pageant. A beauty shop owner is working to solve the case, as she has a family member that is on the shortlist of suspects. McPartlin wrote the screenplay.

This movie premieres on Sunday, February 6, at 9 p.m. Eastern, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

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119 Comments

    1. Hailey Dean Mysteries is be of my favorites. Not predictable like the Hallmark love stories. Kiss in the last minute.

          1. They cancelled The Good Witch also. No wonder they are losing their viewers.

      1. LOL. I call them the “Kiss & roll credits movies”.
        Love love love Mystery 101. Perfect cast, but both the leads have never done anything bad or cringe,worthy.
        Love Aurora Teagarden glad they kept it.
        Also was sad to see Garage Sale Mysteries go, but I understand.
        My biggest surprise was the fixer uppers, only 3 but again, wow cast. I can’t believe how much I really enjoyed the Jewel & Colin pairing. If Hallmark is smart they will bring them back either in Fixer or give them some other meaty mystery.
        That said Lacey Chabert (sp?) & Brendon Elliot are a great pair too. I’d love to meet Hallmarks casting team. They say everyone has a “Hollywood dream”. That was mine, casting. Finding perfect players for perfect roles.

        1. I like to Jewel and Collin as well and I also wonder if they’re gonna make any more Emma fielding I haven’t read anything about that

    2. I love all the Hallmark mystery shows. Honestly like them more than the romance (although I like those too).

      One reason stands out are the actors in them. They are very likeable and will be sorely missed.

      1. Hallmark us becoming just like ABC, CBS ect hailey dean was one of the best mysteries and picture perfect was good to so interesting watching a real husband and wife in the show. Hallmark is loseing it. The mystery movies are way better than their other movies. Why they keep canceling them is beyond me. FIXER UPPER, the one with the archeologist, even garage sale they should have found away to continue. These mysteries are the best things they have going for them.

        1. Absolutely right on. I don’t understand why the romance and holiday movies appear on the Hallmark mystery series channel. Big mistake because I don’t watch that channel when that happens. Also, a side note, there are too many Christmas movies in the off-season. It takes away from the uniqueness of that holiday season.

          1. I totally agree with you about too many Chris’s movies in the off season. I love Hailey Dean Mysteries. I will miss them. Why is it that they have cancel the good shows

          2. I have to agree. By the time Christmas does get here I’m sick to death of the Christmas movies.

          3. Amen! My sentiments exactly. So glad to hear I am not the only one who feels that way about the romance and holiday movies. I don’t watch during that time either.

          4. I COMPLETELY agree with your sentiments … every station now does Holiday Movies for months on end … we had CLOO TV which ran mysteries then that was cancelled now HM&M just keeps dropping off more and more mystery shows. Hallmark Movies and Mysteries was my goto station everyday … now I barely watch it. Ovation is the closest station now with mysteries left. SAD

    3. I miss Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. We get inundated with Christmas movies in the summer AND during the holidays, Valentine romances etc. which should only be on the regular Hallmark channel or Hallmark Drama. And with the Good witch series coming to and end with no apparent comparable replacement, and far fewer mysteries, I don’t know how much longer I’ll keep subscribing to all three Hallmark channels. There are no other channels that show good old fashioned mystery thrillers. LMN movies are typically violent and you know who the bad guy is nearly from the get go.

      1. I feel exactly the same. A few years ago I became addicted to the Hallmark movies because I get so tired of the main stream channels just not having anything good on them. Not to mention I always can walk away from watching Hallmark and feel good, you know what I mean? The murder and mystery series are just my favorite and that’s why I subscribe.

        1. I totally agree. With this and a lot of the other comments here. Regular tv is so boring, it’s like there is nobody out there who can think for themselves any longer and do some real writing. Everything on network seems to have the word ‘reality’ attached to it. Funny thing is – IT IS NOT REAL!. Somehow ratings/reviews people seem to think that ‘fiction’ and ‘reality’ are the same thing when they are exact opposites.

          Anyway – Hallmark really needs to get back to what they have done so well for so long. I can remember growing up with them producing 3-4 shows each year that were aired as specials and were quite well done. That has not been happening for decades and has been replaced with so many low-quality (cheaper?) shows for the last few years which are now so boring. Yes – way too many Christmas movies for 6 months of the year. And the formulaic love stories where the kiss is always interrupted by a knock or a beep or a phone call every time and doesn’t happen until the last 30 seconds of a 2 hour show. Tsk, tsk. Bring back these cancelled shows. Give us more of what we actually want. Not more of your oh-so-predictable assembly-line productions. Bring back Lori Loughlin. And Jewel. And Courtney Thorne-Smith. And the Gourmet Detective too! Maybe bring back writers who actually contribute their ideas to scripts – that would make something original out of the Hallmark timeslots!

          1. WHOA & WOW! My sentiments exactly. Hallmark M&M had a good thing going and the Christmas crap is just that, too schmaltzy and not entertaining at all. I hope Hallmark is listening because they are losing their dedicated audience.

    4. From the time Christmas shows start. Hallmark has loss this viewer. Too too too much all the same. Boy meets girl boy and girl have problems boy and girl get together. New show. I don’t watch anymore. I used to watch but all the same. So for months. I don’t watch hallmark.

    5. When a network is run by juveniles this is what you get. Good series get dumped in favor of what “the boss” thinks would be better. A shame but even Hallmark has its idiots.

    1. Shame Good Witch is gone. Haven’t seen an Emma Fielding mystery, they got rid of garage sale (sadly) it was such a good program. Hailey Dean gone.. what is wrong with this? But they want you to pay for what??? Not worth it…

      1. I’ve wanted to write about my feelings over Hallmark M/M for some time. I’m a recovering Hallmark Junkie. For over a decade, from the moment I got up, I turned on Hallmark which later became Hallmark M/M, and left it on until bedtime, rarely changing the channel. It’s not difficult to look back and see when the programming began to decline.

        Crown Media produced superb mysteries over the years: Jane Doe, McBride, Perry Mason, Hailey Dean, Murder She Baked, Garage Sale Mysteries, Aurora Teagarden, Mystery 101, Darrow & Darrow, Fixer Upper Mysteries, Mystery Woman, Crossword Mysteries, Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries, Emma Fielding, Chronicle Mysteries, plus all the other great ones that others have listed here (not in that order).

        Many times I read viewer comments on Facebook trying to communicate to Crown Media’s leadership that they wanted to see more mysteries. Yet those efforts were met with silence or pat answers. How many times have we read the placating message, “Thank you, I’ll pass this on to our scheduling department.”

        We wearily endured marathons of Psych and Monk, and other TV “stuff.” Don’t get me wrong–I enjoy Monk; I also thoroughly enjoy Murder She Wrote (and own the series on DVD) but I’m not paying to see the other network programs. I’m PAYING to see Hallmark originals. Other networks would give their right arm to have the same ratings that Hallmark has over the years yet they’ve thumbed their noses at the very audience that helped to make those ratings.

        Hallmark has produced more movies through the years and could actually air each one for a year or more without any replays. Unfortunately, they didn’t listen and the same thing that happened with the Hallmark Channel, has come to HMM. What a shame.

        I enjoy a good romance and have enjoyed many of the older Hallmark romance movies, but the newer ones haven’t seemed as good. Without knowing why, could it be that Hallmark’s family spirit and spirit in general has left the network? The quality mysteries that made them so highly popular have been thrown out. They’ve abandoned their loyal audience. Viewership is down, significantly.

        Ultimately, their determined pursuit to air more romance movies has resulted in nothing different than what we see on Hallmark Channel. Romance is great but enough already. Why pay more $$ for more of the same?

        Hallmark has seemed to have underestimate their faithful viewers. Again, Bill Abbott understands this, and his new venture w/GAC will, I believe, be successful in time. Please, let’s find a way to make GAC more readily available like Hallmark M/M has been without having to pay exorbitant fees.

        Our emotional ties w/Hallmark have been severed. I’m past recovering. Hallmark blew it, and their ratings are showing it. All good things come to an end. Time to part ways and say goodbye to a once-great network that has sadly become like all the others but it was fun while it lasted. Now it’s GAC’s turn.

  1. Will Hallmark only be old shows? Murder she wrote, Magnum, PI, Golden girls??? I’m tired of them all. Moving on from Hallmark.

    1. I love watching the Hallmark movies and mysteries shows the mysteries shows that was one thing that I looked forward to on Sunday nights. I love to watch the newer Martha vineyards anerds and the gourmet detective their chemistry was just amazing and and now you’re cutting a lot of them. Do you plan on at least continuing to make mystery movies because because if not I might as well cancel Hallmark Channel from my cable.

      1. Good job, I’m so with you on this. That’s the reason I watch HM&M. Why are they taking off some good movies and what are they replacing them with? I might have to cancel also.

        1. R.c I aI rielly love to watch the mystery 101. I’m ready to get off hall hallmark channel.nothing good on it anymore

    2. I’m tired I of Murder she wrote too!! And Magnum PI broadcast something else please we pay for this channel can we have an opinion?

  2. I love the Hallmark Mysteries, but could never keep up with them. They were so sporadic in introducing new episodes,, I could not keep up.

    1. I enjoyed all of these cancelled series; but am most upset by the cancellation of Hailey Dean. And I agree with another commenter….I am sick of all the old reruns..Murder She Wrote, Golden Girls, etc. Don’t get misunderstand, I liked those shows; but enough is enough. I would rather watch reruns of Hallmark movies, mystery series etc.

  3. I really wish that they would bring new episodes of Singed,Sealed, Delivered back it is my and my husband’s favorite of all time.

    1. I agree! First they got us hooked and then moved to another channel that was not on my plan. I like this better than any other series.

    2. I’m with you on that. Can’t get Hallmark to give out any news for 2022. Best series they have ever done with a superb cast of 4 actors. Strong and loyal fan base. Yet Hallmark does not seem to realize what a gem they have. They should not waste any more time and should be making every effort to get the 4 cast members signed up before they move on to other acting jobs.

  4. We’ve been waiting months for our favorite mysteries. You teased us with 2 Aurora Teagarten, 1 Hannah Swenson, and the new mystery with Holly Robinson-Pete. Now to cancel Haley Dean, Gourmet Detective, and Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries… I’m so disappointed. We are actually Sable to watch your mysteries as a family. I wish you’d reconsider.

  5. I love all the mystery series on Hallmark. Why mess with a loyal fan base by canceling shows that are very popular with the viewers?

  6. I’m so completely disappointed that Hailey Dean mystery was cancelled. It appears whomever is making changes to hallmark channel is completely out of touch!😡

  7. I just started watching the Haily Dean Mysteries, and all the other mystery movies. They are all very excellent movies. Too bad you cancel them. I wish you consider to put t them back. Also, Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries.

  8. Maybe the stars need to go to GAC to get the series back on track. Hallmark movies & mysteries canceled Good Witch, Hailey Dean, Gourmet Detective. Three good ones. And they’re fudging on the ones they’re keeping, introducing a new one instead of nurturing what they had. Pitiful.

  9. Come on Hallmark this is really bad on your part
    I can’t believe you’re being so oblivious to what your consumers want

    1. Know of this comes as complete surprise. I’m a fan of the Martha’s vineyard mysteries! I suspected that if they do cancel Martha’s vineyard, it is because of the disagreement they had with Jessie Metcalf. It was also the only show that had an actual male lead and a pandering and placating station like hallmark can’t have that. If Metcalf plays his cards right, he can get his serise on GAC, since he create the show. Or he and GAC can create a new serise. Either way hallmark is in for a bumpy ride.

  10. I was so disappointed to learn that the Haley Dean series is being cancelled. Like everyone agreed you are taking off some of the best shows. Will be looking for other series on different stations.

  11. Loved the mysteries and other Hallmark shows. Sorry to see them cancelled. Not sure the extra money is worth keeping Hallmark now that they are becoming too woke and other crap into their shows.

  12. I don’t think that it’s good business to cancel series after series, without letting people know what’s coming. Especially with such a loyal fan base. There could be really new mystery series that are coming but if we don’t know then we’re just going to be disappointed and move on.

  13. Don’t cancel the mysteries we need HM&M. Many people rather watch mysteries rather then the other Hallmark channels. I love Hailey Dean, Picture Perfect ect. I’m upset if the person in charge don’t like mysteries why is he in charge.

  14. Why is it the good shows with good actors that work well together always get cancelled. I know you like to change things up but 4 or 5 shows. Beginning you said two and I Counted more. Please keep crossword mysteries I know it has not been on long ,but I think it will succeed.

  15. It truly amazes me that TV has gotten to be nothing but trash. Hallmark is taking the good shows off that the whole could enjoy. Truly sad!!!

  16. I agree. Great movies that I can watch with my family. No gratuitous violence, just good entertainment. Now you are taking away something that all ages can watch. Very disappointing. I hope karma gets you back

  17. Finding any of the mystery movies anywhere but Hallmark is difficult, the app didn’t allow for any of my favorites, now to find out they are cancelling breaks my heart.

  18. I’m sadly disappointed with Hallmark decisions, I Love all those shows that they’ve canceled. Well, I still have Aurora Teagarden

    1. I think Cameron moved as well. I will not be watching if there are no mysteries. They are why I watch Hsllmark.

    2. Sorry to tell you; Hallmark lost Candace Bure Cameron to another station. Not sure which one; might be GAC.

  19. These mysteries are the only good family movies to watch on tv. Really Hallmark you giving in to the rest of bad programming!!! We wait year after year for our shows to come back on now your taking them all away.

  20. I love Hallie Dean, brook shields, & groumet mysteries,& sign sealed & delivered movies..really don’t watch the others..!

  21. Martha’s vineyard mysteries why? And Hailey Dean? What are you thinking? Are you hoping we all move to
    GAC.

    1. What about Mystery 101? I have not heard anything in regards to this series. I love it as well as the ones being canceled.

  22. Mystery series were the most interesting. Sorry there are so many changes. I thought that you had a winning formula.

    1. I especially love the mystery movies! Love Hailie Dean, the one where Lacey Chabert plays the crossword maker for the newspaper. I love anything She plays in, Kellie Martin, Candace Cameron Bure is in and Allison Sweeney and Brooke Shields. I pretty much love them all. Love the newer one with Holly Robinson Peete. These are the only Chanel’s I watch. If I can’t have enough to watch, I may as well go down lower on my cable.
      You are making a mistake, Hallmark!!v

  23. HALLMARK, YOU REALLY NEED TO EXAMINE SELF! You are canceling fan favorites and bring on more garbage!!!
    Martha’s Vineyard, Picture Perfect…..
    starting to suck!! Whats next??!!
    Do a better job at the rotation of schedules with shows!

  24. Bring back the Good Witch. I have watched all of them since the beginning. And cutting good mystery shows that many of us like is crazy.

  25. Why would you cancel?? Hailey dean mystery was a nice change from all your normal hallmark shows! Also I liked Martha’s Vineyard mysteries?

  26. I love the mysteries but still like Murder She Wrote. What I don’t understand is why ou start in October showing Christmas movies on BOTH Hallmark channels! Overkill, don’t you think!?

  27. I love all of the Mysteries sad to see Hallmark take them away. Hallmark is clearly catering to a different clientele so I’ll be moving on it was fun while it lasted.

  28. I love murder she wrote, golden girls, Haley Dean, Martha’s Vineyard, I agree with the majority, if favorite programs go away, not worth keeping extra channels on dish

  29. Miss all the Mystery Movie series. No profanity or slashing. Movies that make you use your little gray cells and think. Come on Hallmark, get back to being THE type of channel that drew so many of us to you in the 1st place. Listen to us, PLEASE!

  30. No! Not Hailey Dean Mysteries! I am really sick of 1/3 of the year (at least) of Christmas Movies….. I really want the series and mystery! Please don’t cancel this show!

  31. I disagree with hallmarks decision but I mostly am tired of Candace burre being in so many movies and leaving out stars of Haley Dean and picture perfect. Enough with Candace burre. She arrogant and condescending in real life and you need to quit putting her in “queen status”.

  32. Hallmark channels not keeping me as a viewer.
    Please don’t cancel the 101 Mystery series. Cast is wonderful.
    I’m glad I’ve added the gaf channel to my list.

  33. So disappointed in Hallmark programming in regard to the Mystery Series; all of the cancelled shows will be missed and prefer to see the Mystery series rather than all the shallow romance adventures ending in the classic kiss.
    Mystery gave viewers good casting; well written scripts and loyal fans. Perhaps the new channel will pick up the Mystery series and provide viewers with substance viewing. The original characters in the Mystery series had a chemistry; a consistency of performance; something the cast of the Golden Girls, Magnum; etc. seem provide even if we have seen them 100’s of times.

  34. Apparently Hallmark is not concerned with satisfaction of a large part of their fan base. Cancellation of our subscription might get their attention. They are all so “customer friendly” which is baloney. All they are concerned with is revenue. What hypocrites.

  35. The best thing Hallmark has going for them is the mystery movies. Really good writing entertainment that is solid and really draws you in solving these mysteries is so much fun the actors are great and very well connected. But I don’t understand why they keep canceling all the good shows. How can they let go these 3 shows? Whoever is running hallmark now is not doing anything good. It’s better they had these movie mysteries year round rather than their romance movies with which am about done watching. It’s the same movie over and over with different actors, no originality and that ending kiss I mean common. Most of those movies have no romance, half the time I keep asking myself when did these 2 people fall in love with each other? Smh. Am becoming very disappointed in hallmark a channel I have always loved. Its just a shame.

  36. I fell in love with hallmarks murder and mysteries channel but having a new movie in their series only once every couple months it’s just not worth the price of admission.
    I stopped watching the main stream channels because I love watching a channel that I can walk away feeling good about.
    Please, we really love these characters, don’t throw them away like the other channels do, that’s why we all came to this channel and are willing to pay for it.

  37. Love Haley Dean but love Jewel more. Love Mystery 101, Jill Waggoner and the whole cast are wonderful. Don’t cancel the Best!

  38. Hallmark,
    why the cancelled mysteries. They are the best of your shows. I am sorry to say, I will be cancelling your channel.

  39. I loved the mystery stories Hailey Dean and Picture Perfect. Please bring back these wondeful and intriguing stories

  40. We’ve given up on Hallmark M&M. Years ago we would watch it more than any channel but, things started happening. In mid October, they would stop the mysteries and put on their dried up CHRISTMAS ARMAGEDDON movies. Generic Christmas movies that leaves out the Christ part and only has a handful of plots. Two people lose the Christmas spirit and finds love, someone loses their job or business and finds love during the season, someone saves a dog, kitty, or a reindeer, the old man next door is Santa, or someone comes back after the war, loses the spirit, finds someone and falls in love.
    It’s been awhile but, I swear that in the beginning it was called Hallmark Mysteries and Movies. They really don’t give a flying reindeer about their viewers. Well Hallmark, the feeling is now mutual.

  41. I too have given up on Hallmark.
    I found on Ovation channel British shows and love them! Midsomer murders, Frankie Drake..
    Murdock mystery’s!!

    Hopefully GAC family gives us what we want!!

  42. that sad that you have cancelled most of the mysteries movies. My wife and I enjoyed them alot and looked forward to watching them. Too many Christmas movies. I guess time to find a channel with more mystery shows

  43. Yes, more mysteries. Bring back garage sale mysteries, no one cares about the Lori Loughlin so called school scandal. She’s human and made a mistake. Paid for it and now it’s time to bring her back, if not her, how about doing the show with another actress. Would love,love, love to see a mystery series with the Mowry twins. That would be fun. Enough already with the year round Christmas movies. Also, enough of the same golden girls shows over and over.

  44. I just started to get the Hallmark Mystery Channel. I was so excited to see so many mystery movies available. I don’t like lots of blood and gore. These were an excellent change. Now I find out they’ve cancelled most of them. How dissappointing. I might as well cancel my upgrade service. Come on Hallmark. I like a good love story but the mystery movies are such a good change. I loved the Gormet Detective, the Crossword Mysteries and Angie Dove series. These shows make the Hallmark Mystery Channel. Bring them back!

  45. I am considering dropping Hallmark Murders and Mysteries bec they are starting to show more and more of shows I am not interested in. I loved Hailey Dean mysteries and am very disappointed about its cancellation. I would like to see them and Gourmet Detective come back. I’d also like to see more Flower Shop, Ruby Herring Mysteries and Darrow&Darrow.

  46. Yes, Darrow and Darrow great plots and good cast chemistry. No more Murder She Baked with Cameron Matheson gone. How about creating a new McMillan nd Wife team? Recast some of the actors who have bailed and bring back some of the older mystery programing with new people. Best so far in 2022 is The Wedding Veil trilogy! Perfect casting and storylines for each installment. Find someone to take over Aurora Teagarden series and keep a winner going. The Jewel and Colin Ferguson shows were perfect.

  47. Morning Show Mysteries, Martha Vineyard Mysteries, Ruby Herring Mysteries, Hannah Swenson, Mystery 101, even Aurora Teagarden. Are they all just GONE?

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