Hallmark Officially Orders First Scripted Series, ‘Cedar Cove’

Andie MacDowell-Starrer to Premiere in Spring 2013

Hallmark Channel has officially greenlit its first primetime series Cedar Cove, scheduled to premiere in spring 2013.

Cedar Cove, which will preview as a two-hour special on Jan. 19, was first announced as part of Hallmark’s upfront development slate last spring. Carl Binder (Stargate Atlantis, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) will serve as showrunner on the series, which is based on the novels by Debbie Macomber and stars Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal.

Dan Wigutow, Caroline Moore and Michael Scott, who all worked on the Hallmark Channel telefilms based on Macomber’s books -- Mrs. Miracle (2009), Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010) and Trading Christmas (2011) -- are serving as executive producers.