The Hallmark Channel is working to relate to today’s audiences while continuing to promote home and family. For example. The Hallmark ads have become more honest and comedic but still celebrate home and family. Hallmark’s celebrations for families include special events across the country, as well as holiday programming. On November 20, Hallmark Channel’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2015 continues to move across the country presenting its concerts. On November 20, The Hallmark Channel presents its ongoing holiday schedule and more with beautiful videos and graphics.
Many viewers, especially the “Hearties” (loyal fans of “When Calls the Heart”) are anticipating the special, two-hour, Christmas premiere for Season Three of “When Calls the Heart” on the Hallmark Channel. Season One of this series follows the development of Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family who has come to teach school in a small coal mining town. The first season also deals with the development and growth of other characters and relationships, as they all deal with suffering and hardships but find that inner strength of character develops in and among themselves. In Season Two, the town is renamed Hope Valley with promise of new beginnings. Seasons One and Two are available on DVD and streaming.
Pascalle Hutton, who plays Rosemary, in the series has given Austin Movie Examiner a delightful exclusive interview. Pascalle Hutton plays the spunky, multi-talented former fiancée to leading man and Mountie, Jack Thornton, played by Daniel Lissing. In Season One, viewers are introduced to Rosemary who can jump on and ride a horse; skillfully shoot a gun; entertain the community with her performances, with singing, playing the piano and more. Pascalle, in the exclusive interview with Austin Movie Examiner, gives hints of the continuing development of Rosemary, who like others grows in character and community relationships.
Pascalle has shared in this interview that her character, like other characters in the series, is multi-dimensional, multi-faceted as she becomes more grounded, real and learns to value community. Rosemary comes from a glitzy stage background to the coal mining community in pursuit of her former fiancé, Jack Thornton, who is drawn to leading character, Elizabeth Thatcher, who has also been growing in internal strength.
Hutton believes that this series is valuable for whole families who can all enjoy it without offense. Pascalle Hutton believes that the series is not only valuable as family entertainment but that it helps families process how to get through hardships and suffering, especially with the strength of relationships in and among the families of the community. Pascalle appreciates this series with its strong women, who are tested by adversity and loss, but who persevere and grow in strength of character and relationships. (The men in this series also develop in character.)
Pascalle Hutton has also recently performed in dramatic series “Artic Air,” which is about renegade bush pilots at work and play in Canada’s north. Having grown up in Canada, she is accustomed to life and recreation in the outdoors of Canada. She has also grown up enjoying acting. She tells that “After performing in original living room productions of Winnie the Pooh and later The Life and Death of Marie Antoinette where she played Rabbit and Marie Antoinette respectively she went on to study acting in the University of Alberta’s BFA acting program…” where she studied acting, including Shakespeare.
Movieguide.org says that “WHEN CALLS THE HEART is an entertaining television show with a strong Christian, moral worldview. The whole family can sit down and watch this show together, be entertained, and know that their faith and values won’t be offended.” Viewers and Hearties can find out more about the series and see videos on hallmarkchannel.com .
The “WHEN CALLS THE HEART” SERIES, based on the work of renown author Janette Oke (known also for the “Love Comes Softly” series), with its universal and timeless appeal is about overcoming rigors and finding love on the frontier. “When Calls The Heart” is produced by Believe Pictures and Brad Krevoy TV. Krevoy, Tony Blake, Robin Bernheim, Brian Bird, Michael Landon, Jr., and Michael Shepard are executive producers with Eric Jarboe and Neill Fearnley as co-executive producers. Their supporters, The Hearties, have their own Web site with ongoing information, photos, videos and more.
“‘When Calls The Heart’ has a passionate loyal fan base in the television landscape and their devotion to the captivating storylines and characters has made this series grow with outstanding ratings and top social media engagement,” said Michelle Vicary, Crown Media’s Executive Vice President of Programming. “We are incredibly proud of the series’ success and …to bringing families…together…”