SOUTHERNLIVING.COM: Fa-la-la-la-inally! The Hallmark Holiday Movie schedule has finally arrived and it feels like Christmas morning already! If there was ever a year that we needed all of the hot cocoa, snow man building, sleigh riding, tinsel-coated goodness that we count on Hallmark for, it’s this year.
And our friends at the Hallmark are not going to disappoint. That’s right, the pandemic will not stop Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel or Miracles of Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Despite the fact that Hollywood, like the rest of the world, screeched to a halt in March, the show will go on. Productions for films and television series were all postponed, but one of the first groups to get back to work were our friends at Hallmark. Of course, they did so while following strict Covid-19 safety practices. All you need to do is follow the Hallmark stars on social media to catch glimpses of life in the Hallmark quarantine bubble.
Not only do they have a whole new slate of movies that will air on both networks, they have worked with several different partners to go beyond the screen to create a full holiday experience.
“For more than a decade, Hallmark holiday movies have represented the gold standard that many aspire to replicate,” Crown Media’s President & CEO, Wonya Lucas said in a statement. “What we bring to the table and what truly sets us apart is an immersive holiday experience that has become a pop culture phenomenon for millions of fans. From our signature movies, to food and wine, to games and decorations, to clothing, music, books, and more, we have created a destination that evokes the spirit and feeling of the season in a way that is uniquely Hallmark.”
The cable news leaders of all things holly and jolly also promises the most inclusive festivities you will find on TV this holiday season. This includes the return of many familiar faces like Candace Cameron Bure in her ninth Hallmark Channel original holiday film, Lacy Chabert, Wes Brown, and Holly Robinson Pete, but many new folks are joining the fold this year as well. Some new names on the roster include Janel Parish of Pretty Little Lies fame, Jeremy Jordon from Supergirl, and Ronnie Rowe Jr. from Star Trek: Discovery.
Rachel Boston brings her charm and personality to the new comedy I Hate Kids, and spoke to Hidden Remote about why the hilarious film stands out.
Boston plays Sydney, who’s all set to marry the man of her dreams, played by Tom Everett Scott (I’m Sorry, That Thing You Do). But there’s a catch: Sydney doesn’t want kids, and her fiancé Nick has just discovered he has a son.
While Nick goes on a road trip with his new child and a psychic to find out more about the family he didn’t know he had, Sydney has to decide if she’s still willing to marry him and inevitably gets pulled into this surprise adventure.
Learn more about Rachel Boston and her role in I Hate Kids in the interview here.
One of the most beloved and most inspirational actresses (not to mention one of the busiest) who works with Hallmark is Rachel Boston, and I had the honor of interviewing her last summer after one of her most remarkable years with the network. However, this Christmas season she has collaborated with two fellow actors, Paul Greene and Beau Bridges as well as author Melissa de la Cruz, to bring Hallmark audiences a divine, engaging, sentimental Christmas story that is one of the most anticipated of the season. In spite of Rachel’s frenetic schedule, she made some time recently to answer a few questions about her current projects and aspirations.
Read the full interview here.
DEADLINE.COM:John Asher’s comedy I Hate Kids has added Better Call Saul‘s Rhea Seehorn and Witches of East End‘s Rachel Boston to its cast that already includes Tituss Burgess, Tom Everett Scott and Beth Riesgraf.
The film, which started production on July 10, follows Scott as Nick Pearson, a successful author who always has hated kids and is about to finally settle down with the perfect match. However, on the night of his wedding rehearsal dinner, 13-year old Mason (Julian Feder) shows up claiming to be his son. How does the kid know this? Because self-proclaimed psychic the Amazing Fabular (Burgess) says so. The trio set out on a journey to find Mason’s mom and, in doing so, learn about Nick’s past.
Boston will play Nick’s fiancée Sydneyof, and Seehorn will play her sister Kelly. I Hate Kids is co-written by Frank Dietz and Todd Traina and co-produced by Traina and Rachel McHale.
Boston’s deal was brokered by John Carrabino Management and the Gersh Agency, and Seehorn’s was by Randi Ross of Phoenix Artists and Alissa Vradenburg of Untitled Entertainment.