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Van Dyke, Hallmark Commit Murder

11/09/2005 5:56 AM Eastern

Hallmark Channel said Wednesday that it has acquired the rights to Diagnosis Murder, which will debut on the network Tuesday, Jan. 3 at noon (EST/PST).

Dick Van Dyke stars in Diagnosis Murder, and he and Barry Van Dyke will also star in Hallmark Original Mystery Movie Murder 101, which will premiere on the network Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m.

“Perennial favorite Dick Van Dyke is a wonderful addition to the Hallmark brand,” Hallmark executive vice president of programming David Kenin said in a prepared statement. “He is the kind of talent we are confident will contribute to Hallmark Channel’s continued success.”