Heavy on Hallmark Weekend Planner: Starting May 9, 2024

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Heavy/Hallmark Heavy on Hallmark Planner for May 9, 2024

Welcome to the very first Heavy on Hallmark Planner! Every Thursday, we’ll get you ready for the weekend with quick picks on everything Hallmark — from movie premieres and series updates to appearances by your favorite stars. Plus we’ve got sneak peeks of movies and events coming soon.

Ready to get started? Grab your calendar and scroll to your heart’s delight!


Hallmark schedule highlights

Heavy/HallmarkHallmark schedule highlights for the weekend starting May 9, 2024

Hallmark Channel Movie Premiere:

Hallmark Channel’s “A Whitewater Romance” starring Cindy Busby and Ben Hollingsworth premieres on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Hallmark’s brief synopsis of the movie says, “While attending an exclusive business retreat in the Rocky Mountains, Maya (Busby) is forced to pair up with her competitor, Matt (Hollingsworth), sparking an unlikely connection.” Busby and Hollingsworth both shared their behind-the-scenes photos and videos in their Instagram Stories this week, clearly excited for the movie to debut.

When Calls The Heart, New Episode: 

An all-new episode of “When Calls The Heart” premieres on Sunday, May 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern time. 

In the sixth episode of season 11, called “Believe,” Hallmark Channel says “Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) confronts an imposing figure from her past with Nathan’s (Kevin McGarry) support. Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) helps Lee (Kavan Smith) navigate a new leadership role. Lucas (Chris McNally) struggles to find bidders for his resort project.”

Hit Movie Debut on Hallmark Mystery:

If you missed last fall’s Hallmark Channel premiere of “3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Ghost,” which turned out to be one of the network’s biggest hits of the year, the movie — starring WCTH’s Chris McNally and his real-life love, Julie Gonzolo, will make its debut on Hallmark Mystery on Friday, May 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern time. 

All-Weekend Aurora Teagarden Marathon: 

From May 9 through Sunday, May 12, Hallmark Mystery is also airing an “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” marathon, culminating with the most recent installment in the franchise — the first prequel movie starring brand new mom Skyler Samuels. (Psst — two more prequel movies are on the way!)

Mother’s Day Marathon: 

On Sunday, May 12, Hallmark Channel will air an all-day “Mother’s Day Mom-Com-a-Thon” featuring mom-centric, family-themed rom-coms. The published line-up is as follows:

You can also find Hallmark Channel’s full programming schedule for the weekend on their site, as well as Hallmark Mystery’s lineup for the weekend here.


where the stars are

Heavy/HallmarkWhere to find your favorite Hallmark stars in the coming days

This section of our Heavy on Hallmark Planner gives you the scoop on what your favorite stars are up to in the coming days, including special events, online chats, and appearances on stage and screen beyond Hallmark. Here’s what’s happening…

Facebook Live With ‘WCTH’ Guys

Four of the Hallmark hunks from “When Calls The Heart” came together for a Facebook Live conversation on May 9, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. “Entertainment Tonight” reporter Deidre Behar will moderate the chat featuring Chris McNally, Viv Leacock, Jack Wagner, and Kavan Smith. To access the recording of their chat today, click here.

Facebook Live With Cindy Busby

In advance of Hallmark Channel’s premiere of “A Whitewater Romance,” Cindy Busby will also take part in a Facebook Live chat on Friday, May 10, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Head over to Hallmark’s Facebook page to watch or view the recording later.

‘The Way Home’ Panel Discussion 

Hallmark Channel has posted a portion of the panel discussion held last night, May 8, in Los Angeles, featuring “The Way Home” stars Andie MacDowell, Chyler Leigh, Evan Williams and Sadie Laflamme-Snow.

Hallmark Stars & Their Moms 

In honor of Mother’s Day, Hallmark is sharing childhood pics and quotes from stars celebrating their moms this week. Featured stars (and their moms, of course) include Tyler Hynes, Cindy Busby and Benjamin Ayres.


coming soon

Heavy/HallmarkComing soon from your favorite Hallmark stars

Save the date! Your favorite Hallmark stars are continuously working on upcoming projects, performances, and appearances. Here’s a round-up of what we know is coming soon…

Christmas Con 2024  

Tickets to the fifth annual convention for holiday movie fans — scheduled for December 13-15 in New Jersey — are selling like hotcakes. After announcing last week the initial wave of talent planning to attend, including Lacey Chabert as the official headliner, all VIP and weekend passes are sold out, and Saturday-only tickets are 50 percent sold. Click here for more details.

Kristoffer Polaha Keynote   

Aspiring actors may want to check out Focus: The Conference for Actors in Nashville this July. Longtime Hallmark star Kristoffer Polaha has been named the keynote speaker of the two-day event!

A Peek at June Movie Premieres 

Check out our round-up of premieres set to air on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Mystery in June 2024, including new movies with Andrew Walker, Chris McNally and Bethany Joy Lenz!