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Hallmark Channel said today it is boosting its original programming efforts, adding another scripted series to its schedule and two pilots to its development slate. The network unveiled during parent Crown Media’s upfront presentation in NY that it has greenlighted 10 episodes of When Calls The Heart, based on the book series by Janette Oke. The movie pilot is set to premiere October 5 and the series will debut in January 2014. It joins Hallmark’s first original scripted series, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, the Andie MacDowell-starrer that premieres July 20 as a two-hour movie, followed by new one-hour episodes on Saturdays beginning July 27. Set in the Western frontier, Heart centers on young teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Poppy Drayton) who trades high society life for a classroom post in the prairie, determined to prove she is brave enough to live on her own. She learns through her aunt’s secret diary that »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
In the wake of his recent separation with wife Leanza Cornett, former Entertainment Tonight host Mark Steines is keeping the focus on his family. Married for 17 years, Steines and 1993 Miss America winner Cornett, 41, are parents to sons Kai Harper, 10, and Avery James, 9; Us Weekly exclusively reported news of the spouses' split on Jan. 25. "Mark is trying to keep things as upbeat and positive as possible," a source says of the 48-year-old, who co-hosts Home & Family on the Hallmark Channel. "That's [...] »
- Zach Johnson
Former "Entertainment Tonight" host Mark Steines has split from his wife of 17 years, Leanza Cornett. The couple has released a statement about their upcoming divorce in which they say their main concern in for their children: Kai Harper, 10, and Avery "A.J. James, 9.
"After a great deal of thought and consideration, we have decided to dissolve our 17-year marriage," the duo says in a statement released to Us Weekly. "At this time our concern is for our boys as we help them with this difficult transition. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."
Steines and Cornett first met in 1995, the same year he became an "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent. It's sad that they have split not long after the left the program, as he departed on July 27, 2012. Steines now hosts "Home & Family" on the Hallmark Channel with Cristina Ferrare. »
It appears that 17 is an unlucky number for Mark Steines -- last year he left his hosting job at "Entertainment Tonight" after 17 years, and now he's split with his wife, former Miss America Leanza Cornett, after the same amount of time.Us Weekly was the first to report the news."After a great deal of thought and consideration, we have decided to dissolve our 17-year marriage," the couple said in a joint statement to the mag. "At this time our concern is for our boys as we help them with this difficult transition. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."The pair married in Hawaii in July of 1995 and has two sons together, Kai Harper, 10, and Avery "A.J." James, 9.Steines, 48, currently co-hosts the Hallmark series "Home & Family" with Cristina Ferrare. Cornett, 41, was Miss America 1993 and acts occasionally, having appeared on shows like "CSI" and "Weeds." Read »
- tooFab Staff
Sad news from Hallmark Channel's Home & Family host Mark Steines. The television journalist -- who previously appeared on Entertainment Tonight -- is separating from his wife of 17 years, actress Leanza Cornett, the couple told Us Weekly exclusively. They have two children together, Kai Harper, 10, and Avery "A.J." James, 9. The spouses confirmed the split in a joint statement: "After a great deal of thought and consideration, we have decided to dissolve our 17-year marriage. At this time our concern is for our boys as [...] »
5 items from 2013
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