Cedar Cove heads to TV on the Hallmark Channel

Michelle Clancy | 18-10-2012

The best-selling Cedar Cove book series from author Debbie Macomber is coming to the United States' Hallmark Channel in the spring of 2013—the cable net's first primetime series.

The show, which stars Andie MacDowell, is heading into production in Vancouver with veteran show runner Carl Binder at the helm. Binder is best known for many successful seasons of SGU Stargate Universe, Stargate Atlantis, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, as well as being one of the writers of the Disney animated classic, Pocahontas.

"If ever there was a recipe for series success, Cedar Cove is it," said Michelle Vicary, executive vice president of programming at the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

"Start with internationally-acclaimed actor Andie MacDowell, add seasoned co-star Dylan Neal, Debbie Macomber's bestselling stories, the consistency of a world-class show runner and one of the most successful producing teams in television, and you'll see why we think the outcome will be irresistible – Cedar Cove will be the place we all want to call home," Vicary added.

MacDowell plays Judge Olivia Lockhart, whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is the professional milieu and social microcosm of issues the judge will face in her own day-to-day life with family and friends. Neal plays Jack Griffith, the new editor of the Cedar Cove Chronicle, and Lockhart's budding love interest.