Former Days of Our Lives Heartthrob and When Calls the Heart Fave ‘Spring Into Love’ for Hallmark’s New Movie Lineup Featuring Romantic Rendezvous and Lovable Rescues
Primetime special sprinkled with a touch of daytime.
Spring is right around the corner and the Hallmark Channel wants to celebrate with five Spring Into Love movies. Not only will fans get to view new premieres each Saturday from March 26, through April 23, they’ll get to see a few familiar faces, including former Days of Our Lives heartthrob Brant Daugherty (ex-Brian) and When Calls the Heart fave Chris McNally (Lucas), plus Another World and One Life to Live alum Eriq La Salle (Charles; Mike).
Get a preview for what’s to come and be sure to set your DVRs.
A Second Chance at Love
Instead of facing problems in her own marriage, Alicia gets involved in her divorced parents’ affairs by setting them up on a dating app. Don’t miss soap alum Eriq LaSalle on Saturday, March 26, at 8 pm.
Just One Kiss
Sparks fly between college literature professor Mia and Tony, a headliner at a Manhattan supper club, after various chance encounters. Little do they know, their mothers are behind the matchmaking magic. Tune in Saturday, April 2, at 8 pm.
A Royal Runaway Romance
Princess Amelia of Bundbury makes a trip across America to explore a new romance with an artist but soon realizes she has feelings for her bodyguard, Grady, played by Days of Our Lives alum Brant Daugherty. The premiere debuts on Saturday, April 9, at 8 pm. Fun fact: Daugherty also played a bodyguard named Sawyer in the 2018 film Fifty Shades Freed.
Romance novelist Emilia tries to reconnect with her adult children, Taylor and Zach, under the pretense of a book signing arranged by her hometown’s local book shop. With the help of an app that boasts old-fashioned human connection via the classified ad, Taylor and Zach explore new and past relationships that will give him a means to heal old wounds and her a chance at happiness with a woman that changes the way she thinks about love. Get swept away with the drama on Saturday, April 16, at 8 pm.
A Tail of Love
Bella’s dog rescue is in jeopardy after losing funding from their main sponsor, a dog food company that’s up for sale. The late owner’s son, JR, played by When Calls the Heart’s Chris McNally, is a soldier who is home on leave to handle the sale. When JR visits the rescue, he bonds with a retired military dog and helps Bella prove that the land that houses the rescue — and is about to be sold as well — was purchased by her grandparents many years ago. The final movie airs Saturday, April 23, at 8 pm.
Here’s a peek at all of the movies to come — plus, stay tuned for individual promos as they are released.
Would you like to see some of the current daytime stars on Hallmark?
Take a look at the gallery below featuring 10 soap faves who should be doing Hallmark movies.
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<p>Jacqueline MacInnes Wood’s character on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> always manages to get herself in a pickle but one thing’s for sure, Steffy knows her way around Forrester Creations. The actress would be a perfect fit cast as a strong woman in the business world on Hallmark.</p>
<p>Calling doctor love! <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/587481/bold-beautiful-hope-finn-next-couple/" target="_blank">Tanner Novlan’s Dr. Finn</a> on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> not only shows every patient — even Thomas Forrester! — the same level of care, his sweet demeanor is very hard to resist. Sure, he could jump into a Hallmark movie as a new small town doctor, but with a smile like his, he could play just about any character — even a patient in need. </p>
<p>Robert Scott Wilson may be a reformed serial killer on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> but Ben’s <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/gallery/days-of-our-lives-characters-ben-could-murder-ciara-photos/" target="_blank">transformation from the Necktie Killer</a> to a grieving groom, who now looks out for others, has been a hard pill to swallow for many. However, serial killers aren’t heroes on Hallmark — but what female lead wouldn’t simply melt following a marriage proposal from this guy?! </p>
<p>From sweet Brady to bad-ass biker chic, Victoria Konefal has lit <em>Days of Our Lives</em> on fire — and as Ciara has found herself in the middle of one as well! We can picture her now on Hallmark… as the daughter of an uptight mayor returning home — not with a law degree but with a license to ride! Yes, a woman owning and operating a new motorcycle shop in town would be fun.</p>
<p>We can’t deny that Katelyn MacMullen’s Willow made a beautiful bride on <em>General Hospital</em> — even though it started out as a marriage of convenience. June on Hallmark makes for a romantic month filled with weddings and MacMullen could easily be any handsome prince’s happily ever after. </p>
<p>While <em>General Hospital’s</em> Josh Swickard could play any number of leads on the Hallmark Channel, we’ve witnessed his character Chase firsthand as a sexy cop. Why not give him his own series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries? Cop, robber, whatever, Swickard’s another actor who could do it all.</p>
<p>Sofia Mattsson’s Sasha rocked a Captain Marvel costume during Halloween on <em>General Hospital</em> in 2019. Picture this… a single dad moves to a small town, next door to a local beauty who happens to be an elementary teacher. In steps said beauty, dressed for Halloween, wins over the kids and ultimately their father’s heart. </p>
<p>Mishael Morgan’s Hilary and Amanda on <em>The Young and the Restless</em> lived two different lives as twins separated at birth. Taking a page from <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/soaps/news/50094/soap-alum-eric-winter-in-hallmarks-five-night-thanksgiving-movie-event/" target="_blank">Candace Cameron Bure’s <em>Switched for Christmas</em></a>, Morgan could play twins on Hallmark — one a world renowned supermodel and the other who stayed behind. Craving the other’s life, they switch places, unbeknownst to those around them. </p>
<p>Bryton James’ Devon may have inherited his billionaire status on <em>The Young and the Restless</em> — unlike Victor who was self-made. James could reverse the roles on Hallmark with a hometown-boy-done-good, who saves a local school from being closed or rescues a down-on-her-luck damsel from losing her family farm just in time for Christmas.</p>
<p>We won’t argue that Mark Grossman’s <em>The Young and the Restless</em> character is total opposite of a Hallmark leading man. However, a bad boy with a heart is very appealing to many women, and with Grossman’s good looks we have no doubt that he could win the heart of even the most reserved female.</p>
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