[adrotate banner=”1″]Hallmark doesn’t just have original movies on their own channel, they have a special Hallmark Movie Channel. Except not any more, because as of September 29th, Hallmark Movie Channel is now Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!
That move sort of makes sense, as Hallmark is positioning themselves to be a leading source of mystery made for tv movies, including popular adaptations of mystery books series. As there are literally a bajillion mystery books, many with their own themes and gimmicks, there is a potentially endless supply of sources for films, and that’s not counting the original movies. They go full force into promoing everything in their introduction video.
What looks like the first new mystery film is Along Came a Nanny, premiering on October 12th:
As a series of burglaries plague an upscale, gated community, handsome detective Mike Logan (Cameron Mathison) goes undercover as a nanny, infiltrating the neighborhood and investigating the crimes. When the Bannermans, a high maintenance family in need of domestic assistance, hire Mike as their nanny, he forms an unlikely bond with the Bannerman children (Valin Shinyei and Jena Skodje) and develops a crush on Jessie (Sarah Lancaster), a beautiful nanny who works nearby. Struggling in his new role, an overwhelmed Mike soon falls out of favor with the children, who sense they’re in less than capable hands. Meanwhile, tensions rise as Police Captain Frank Milano (Tom McBeath) grows frustrated with Mike for making little headway in solving the high profile case. Amid a scandalous mayoral election and a growing list of local crime suspects, will Mike bring the criminals to justice, while trying to win back the affection of the Bannerman children and the heart of fellow nanny Jessie?
An undercover cop nanny? It’s like those action vehicles stars take for a paycheck, but I bet it will be way less embarrassing for everyone involved. Will they use the word “Manny”? I will wager money on yes.
I wish hallmark Movies & mysteries well, and look forward to a constant stream of crazy mystery movies!