Hallmark Photo: Victor Webster, Danica McKellar Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Mikey Piliero/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Hallmark Axes Another Mystery Series

Hallmark Channel, News

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. 

Hallmark Photo: Danica McKellar, Victor Webster Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Mikey Piliero/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC
Hallmark Photo: Danica McKellar, Victor Webster Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Mikey Piliero/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

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.

While there have been some unconfirmed reports that series like Chronicle Mysteries and Crossword Mysteries are on the chopping block, Hallmark is still considering the future of Mystery 101.

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?

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7 Comments

  1. I AM NOT SHOUTING HERE WITH THE LARGE FONT. IT’S FOR VISION HELP FOR ME.
    WHEN I SEARCH FOR A MOVIE TO WATCH I AUTOMATICALLY LOOK FOR A MYSTERY MOVIE FIRST. I DO LIKE THE ONES THAT HAVE A ROMANTIC ELEMENT TO THEM WHICH MAKES FOR ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE MOVIE TO ENGAGE IN.
    A LOT OF THE STRICKLY ROMANCE MOVIES TO ME SEEM TO HAVE SIMILAR PLOTS WITH DIFFERENT SCENERIES FOR A BACKGROUND. A MYSTERY ELEMENT ADDS A TREMEDOUS AMOUNT OF INTEREST FOR ME.
    I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT HALLMARK IS DISCONTINUING SO MANY OF THE MYSTERY SERIES. IN FACT THERE AREN’T ENOUGH NOW,
    I HOPE THAT THEY MIGHT RECONSIDER IN ORDER TO PLEASE A LARGE PORTION OF THEIR FAN BASE.

    1. I Agree, Hallmark needs more of the mystery series, my favorite is Mystery 101,I was appalled at the way the last one ended. I guess I will have to find another station to watch.

  2. I like watching Hallmark. Though I do agree that the plots always seem the same. I always know when they are going to make an excuse not to kiss. My husband and I watch the romantic movies and the mystery movies. My favorite mystery movies are the Gourmet Detective Mysteries. I also love any movie with Lacey Chabert in it. She has a great personality. I don’t like anything with same sex individuals. Don’t sneak it in. Announce it.

    1. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENT REGARDING SAME SEX COUPLES AND THAT I AGREE COMPLETELY. THERE IS A MAJORITY WHO OBJECT TO THAT TYPE OF MATERIAL AND THAT ABSOLUTELY SUPPORTS A MANDATE TO ANNOUNCE IT PERHAPS IN THE PREVIEW TO INCLUDE A CLIP THAT WOULD REVEAL THAT SUBJECT WITHOUT DISPLAYING ANY AFFECTION OR INTIMATE SCENES WHICH ARE HIGHLY OBJECTIONALBE TO A LARGE AMOUNT OF VIEWERS. IF IT CONTINUES I WILL SWITCH TO GAC EXCLUSIVELY IN THE HOPES THAT THEY WON’T MAKE THAT SAME MISTAKE. AGAIN I SAY THANKS TO YOU.

  3. Hallmark going DOWN HILL, best programs on TV gone. You had best actors along with stories. Please get back to your original programs!

  4. I do not like the movies with same-sex couples! I love the Hallmark Channel!! I have watch every movie on this channel for year’s, until they started doing the same-sex movies! It just doesn’t seem right for Hallmark to include this in their movies!! Please please stop!

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