If you need a heart-warming, romantic story, there are a few places you can turn where you'll be able to find the content you like. But, none of those places are quite as dedicated to bringing fans light, fun romantic fare which will be sure to bring a smile to the faces of viewers like the Hallmark Channel. While the network is very well known for its dozens of made-for-TV Christmas movies, which have aired new every holiday season for the past 11 years, the popularity of these stories grows all of the time, and the channel began branching out to create new Hallmark movies built around seasonal themes, which debut on a yearly basis.
These themed romances have included premiere dates for weekly debuts, with every Hallmark fan knowing to check the channel on Saturday nights to see what brand new film they'll be treated to. Theme film events include Winterfest, Countdown to Valentine's, Spring Fling, Countdown to Summer, Summer Nights, June Wedding, as well as Fall Harvest, which has led into Countdown to Christmas yearly since 2015.
Basically, I'm saying that there are a lot of new movies which come to the Hallmark Channel every year, and if you count these films as some of the best romantic comedies, you could probably use a handy list of all the new movies, which of your returning favorites will be starring in them and when they'll debut on the network, and we have that for you right here!
Now, one relatively minor caveat is that while Hallmark tends to release basic information on its new movies several weeks in advance, we'll likely have to wait until much closer to the premiere for finalized info on exact air dates, and that is especially true with Hallmark Christmas movies. Now, without further ado, let's get into the list of upcoming Hallmark movies!
You Had Me At Aloha - Saturday, June 5, 9 p.m. EST
Starring: Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith
After the resignation of the host of a popular travel show, the network recruits Paige (Hutton) to act as host for the next season, which will be set in Hawaii. Without Paige's knowledge, though, Ben (Smith) has also been hired to act as her co-host for the season. Ben is someone who enjoys pushing "everything to the extreme," and it's not long before the new co-workers are clashing over how the show should be handled, while also dealing with the fact that they need each other to further both of their careers, and realize that they actually balance each other both on screen, and off.
You Had Me At Aloha was filmed entirely on location in Oahu, and watching should be a no-brainer, especially for fans of When Calls the Heart. Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith are both very familiar faces to those who tune in for the beloved, long-running Hallmark series, with the duo playing a married couple there.
The Baker's Son - Saturday, June 12, 9 p.m. EST
Starring: Eloise Mumford and Brant Daugherty
Matt (Daugherty), the local baker in the small island community of Windward, develops a connection with a ballet dancer who visits the town. Soon, his passion for her comes through in his work, making his bread go "from bland to brilliant," delighting the townsfolk and attracting tourists, which helps to boost everyone around him. But, when the dancer leaves, Matt is beside himself and his spectacular baking takes a hit, so the community attempts to find another woman to help inspire him. In the process, though, they all overlook Annie (Mumford), the local cafe owner who's always been Matt's best friend and confidant.
Fans will probably recognize Eloise Mumford from Hallmark Christmas movies like Just in Time for Christmas and A Veteran's Christmas, while Brant Daugherty also starred in Mingle All the Way and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film Timeless Love. This will be their first Hallmark film together, and we can't wait to see what it teaches us about life!
Her Pen Pal - Saturday, June 19, 9 p.m. EST
Starring: Mallory Jansen and Joshua Sasse
Event planner extraordinaire Victoria (Jansen) is excited to attend and plan the nuptials of her best friend, which will take place in one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris. But, Victoria's thrill is dampened when she finds out that her ex is also attending the ceremony, and he's also bringing a date. Not to be outdone by her former other half, Victoria decides to reconnect with the French pen pal from her youth, Jacques (Sasse). Will unexpected sparks fly in the modern day between the two childhood correspondents? I would normally say that we'll have to watch and see, but this is a Hallmark movie, people...YES! SPARKS WILL FLY!
Mallory Jansen was recently seen in Hallmark's On the 12th Date of Christmas, and also had a major part in later seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Aida / Madame Hydra. Joshua Sasse is probably best known for his leading role on ABC's musical comedy, Galavant, where he and Jansen were co-stars.
Sand Dollar Cove - Saturday, June 26, 9 p.m. EST
Starring: Aly Michalka and Chad Michael Murray
Elli (Michalka), a Stamford real estate development project manager, has been tasked with acquiring prime beachfront property in the quaint Connecticut beach town of Sand Dollar Cove. However, she runs into some resistance when it comes to landing the property for their new resort, in the form of a charming local, Brody (Murray), who wants to make sure that the area's cherished pier remains intact and isn't destroyed by the new development. If anyone else is also getting an "enemies to not-quite-lovers-because-this-is-Hallmark" vibe from that description, I'm going to guess right now that we are aligned in correctness, friend.
Aly Michalka is probably best known from her five seasons playing Peyton Charles on iZombie, and Sand Dollar Cove will mark her first Hallmark movie. Chad Michael Murray, who came to fame with his role on the teen soap One Tree Hill, is now a veteran of Hallmark movies, having starred in several, including Write Before Christmas and Love in Winterland.
Be sure to bookmark this list so you can check back regularly and get all of the updated info on what new Hallmark movies will be coming our way over the next few months, as we'll be adding details on upcoming projects as soon as they're announced!