Sleuthers, we have uncovered another Hallmark mystery series corpse. Ready to learn about the fate of Danica McKellar’s mystery series?
Also, would Danica McKellar return to Hallmark to film another mystery series? Moreover, could she, as she recently signed an exclusive contract with GAC Media?
Danica McKellar Confirms That Hallmark Canceled Matchmaker Mysteries
On Twitter, a fan asked The Wonder Year’s star about her Hallmark mystery series, Matchmaker Mysteries. “@danicamckellar will you be making another #matchmakermysteries w/@hallmarkmovie??? #please!”
Danica replied, “They decided to stop making them last summer, along with many others! Let them know how you feel; I’d love to make more mysteries – alot of us would.”
Afterward, there was a series of fans who expressed their unhappiness over the cancellation. Many wondered what other Hallmark mystery series has been canceled.
What Hallmark Mystery Series Have Been Canceled?
Hallmark’s Matchmaker Mysteries is not the only mystery series that has been axed.
As of now, Kellie Martin has confirmed that the Hailey Dean Mystery series is canceled. In addition, Alexa PenaVega has confirmed that the Picture Perfect series has been canceled.
As for The Gourmet Detective, Dylan Neal has shared that he is developing a new mystery series. However, he is not currently working on anything for Hallmark.
Jesse Metcalfe had stated in the fall that they are still evaluating the Martha’s Vineyard Mystery series.
Star Kristoffer Polaha had stated in December that they are still deciding on the future of that mystery.
Speaking on the Hallmarkies podcast, he explained that although he is not Hallmark, but in a sense “representing” Hallmark as an actor, the network is reevaluating all of their mystery series. They want to get away from the female sleuth who works with male law enforcement to solve mysteries and get romantically involved formula that is in all of these series.
However, he did sound encouraged about the future of the mystery he stars in with Jill Wagner. He revealed that the series did well internationally, and had good ratings.
Or course, the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series is still going strong. But, is the series safe? Neither CCB nor Hallmark has commented on that long-running series. But, Sleuthers should feel somewhat positive, as there will be a new episode airing on February 20, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Danica McKellar Is Now On GAC, Can She Still Make Hallmark Mysteries?
Back to the Twitter exchange between Danica McKellar and Hallmark Mystery fans, there was a discussion about The Winter Palace star now working for GAC Media.
The Resident Rulebreakers Podcast wrote, “I was talking about Danica. She signed an exclusive deal with GAC. She’s in their pockets. So I don’t get why she cares if matchmaker series is on Hallmark. She won’t be doing it.”
Danica replied, “Hi! I love many people in front of and behind the camera at both networks… and I’m only exclusive with GAC for rom-coms and Christmas movies. Hope you are having a nice night!”
Then they asked the fan-favorite, “So you’d go back to Hallmark if they go do matchmaker series?”
Danica replied, “Yes! I love solving mysteries.”
In this exchange, McKellar confirmed something that many fans have wondered since signing the deal with GAC Media. She is contractually obligated to only work with GAC in two genres. That is “rom-coms and Christmas movies.”
By stating she would return to Hallmark for a mystery means that she is free to work for them, or for that matter, any other network, on a mystery series.
Sleuthers, what do you think of this latest Hallmark news?