HALLMARK CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF ITS HIT SERIES ‘CHESAPEAKE SHORES’
Season One of Chesapeake Shores Was Most Successful Series
in Hallmark Channel History
STUDIO CITY, CA – January 14, 2017 – Hallmark Channel today announced that the
network’s hit original series “Chesapeake Shores” will return for a second season. Airing on
Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT, “Chesapeake Shores” was Hallmark Channel’s most-watched
series in the network’s history among W25-54 and A25-54 on a L+3 basis. Production on 10
episodes for season two is scheduled to commence this Spring for a Summer 2017 premiere.
The announcement was made today to a semi-annual gathering of the Television Critics
Association in Pasadena, CA.
“Viewers have fallen in love with the O’Briens and their heartfelt and compelling
narratives as they navigate through life, love, relationships and career decisions,” said Michelle
Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family
Networks. “We look forward to continuing the multi-generational family storylines and journeys
that people of all ages can enjoy and relate to, which makes ‘Chesapeake Shores’ the
appropriate fit for the quality family entertainment we provide.”
The multi-generational family drama of “Chesapeake Shores” follows Abby O’Brien
(Meghan Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother of two young daughters
(Kayden and Abbie Magnuson), who makes a trip from New York City to her hometown of
Chesapeake Shores. Her visit home brings Abby face to face with her past, including her high
school sweetheart Trace (Jesse Metcalfe), her uncompromising father Mick (Treat Williams) and
her esteemed grandmother Nell (Diane Ladd). Abby realizes the toll her career has taken on her
ability to be a hands-on mother to her daughters, and considers a permanent move to
Chesapeake Shores. Adding to the family drama is the return to Chesapeake Shores of her
mother Megan (Barbara Niven), who left the family years ago and is still estranged from some
of her adult children. Rounding out the O’Brien clan are Abby’s siblings Jess (Laci Mailey), who
is struggling to find her calling; Bree (Emilie Ullerup), a playwright in Chicago whose career and
love life have stalled; Kevin (Brendan Penny) a soldier whose military career causes his family
constant worry and Conor (Andrew Francis), a law school graduate who lives in New York City
and comes back to the family home for the summer.
“Chesapeake Shores” is A Chesapeake Shores S2 Production in association with Daniel L.
Paulson Entertainment production, based on the novels by Sherryl Woods. Dan Paulson, Nancey
Silvers and Sherryl Woods are the executive producers. (HM)