This holiday season, some Hallmark Channel regulars are missing. Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, and Jen Lilley joined GAC Family.
The channel, which began in September 2021, offers “faith, family, and country” programming.
Though Hallmark has lost some huge celebrities to GAC Family, many actors remain. Nine performers inked contracts with Hallmark Channel.
Jonathan Bennett will keep charming Hallmark fans. The Mean Girls actor starred in 2020’s The Christmas House, Hallmark Channel’s first LGBTQ movie. In 2021’s The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls, he reprised his role.
Bennet remarked on Instagram after his exclusive, multi-picture deal with Hallmark was announced, “I’m proud to present wonderful stories focused on love and family.” “Love and family mean so many different things to so many people, and Hallmark lets those tales be expressed authentically. Sharing this network’s news and stories is one of my proudest days.”
Luke MacFarlane inked a multi-picture agreement with Crown Media Family Networks in May 2022. MacFarlane appeared in Maggie’s Christmas Miracle, A Birthday Wish, Christmas Land, and A Valentine’s Match. Moriah’s Lighthouse, his latest Hallmark movie, broadcast in 2022.
Heather Hemmens will star in many Hallmark movies. She appeared in Hallmark’s Love, Take Two. Hallmark aired Christmas in My Heart. Caribbean Summer starring her and Ser’Darius Blain in 2022.
Hemmens: “I’m happy to continue working with Crown Media.” Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are feel-good networks, and I’m delighted to be a part of them.
Aimeé Teegarden is sticking with Hallmark. She’s been in Hallmark’s My Christmas Family Tree and Once Upon a Christmas Miracle.
Teegarden confirmed her exclusive deal with Hallmark on Instagram. Heart of the Matter, her latest Hallmark movie, debuted in 2022.
Chabert joins Bennett on the Hallmark Channel roster. She’ll star in and executive produce Hallmark movies under her Crown Media pact. Deadline stated that she’ll create content for Hallmark Channel and other platforms. Chabert starred, developed, and produced The Wedding Veil trilogy in 2022.
Making movies with @hallmarkchannel has provided me delight. I’m glad the journey continues. After Hallmark revealed the arrangement, Chabert thanked fans on Instagram.
Taylor Cole signed with Hallmark in April 2022. One Winter Proposal, Making Spirits Bright, Christmas Homestead, and South Beach Love are her movies.
“I’ve never been prouder to join @hallmarkchannel. Cole announced the news on Instagram.
Andrew Walker has been in 12 Hallmark movies. A Bride for Christmas was his 2012 debut. 2021: My Christmas Family Tree and The 27-Hour Day. He appeared in Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate in 2022.
“I’m humbled and grateful to have worked for Hallmark for a decade. Walker told Deadline that he loves getting into each character to make positive pictures. “The network’s impact on viewers is contagious, and I’m pleased to continue working with them.