As Hallmark fans turn their attention to new Christmas movies set to premiere in October, some quiet news has surfaced about a favorite mystery series. In a recent interview, Candace hinted to Cameron Bure that there was a possibility that her “Aurora Teagarden” series might one day move to Great American Family.
In an interview with Variety, both Bure and Bill Abbott said they hoped the mystery series “Aurora Teagarden” would move to Great American Family (GAF) one day in the future. The series has previously aired on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Abbott is the former CEO of the Hallmark Channel and now heads Great American Media and its two networks: Great American Family and Great American Living.
Abbott told Variety, “The world she created around Aurora Teagarden was something very special, and certainly something we would love nothing more than to do more of.”
Bure added, “It’s all about putting puzzle pieces together, but it’s very possible.”
In a separate interview with Variety, Bure took her answer by saying, “It’s open. It is definitely something we would like to repeat for Great American Family. It’s about putting puzzle pieces together, but it’s very possible.”
Hallmark stopped making the “Aurora Teagarden” series after Bure left the network to join Great American Media in an executive role. When Bure first announced her new contract with Great American Media, an unnamed Crown Media (now Hallmark Media) representative told Us Weekly that while existing “Aurora Teagarden” movies are still airing, they “have no plans for new ones.” ” had.
At the same time, Variety reported that “multiple sources” told them there were no new plans for additional “Aurora Teagarden” movies.
Hallmark has not officially announced that the series has been canceled, and Bure’s interview with Variety is one of the first times she’s talked about the series since leaving Hallmark. The only official statement Hallmark Media made was to Variety: “Crown Media has worked with Candace for over 10 years. We respect her decision and thank her for her many contributions.”
Bure’s contract is about more than just starring in Great American Family movies. She has taken on an executive role at the company.
When Bure first announced her contract, a GAF press release described Bure “assuming a prominent executive role with the company to oversee and manage programming for the networks as a whole.” Much of her role was to create “seasonal party content for the networks year-round”, along with playing “a key role in the company’s annual Great American Christmas franchise”.
When pleasemynews contacted Great American Media to confirm whether or not Bure’s contract was exclusive, a representative told pleasemynews that Bure’s executive role in content curation was the most important part of her announcement.
Danica McKellar, on the other hand, has an exclusive contract with GAC Media that includes rom-com movies and holiday movies. As pleasemynews previously reported, McKellar has said she’d love to return to Hallmark to make more “MatchMaker Mystery” movies if they wanted her to.
When asked on Twitter about her mystery films, McKellar wrote:“They decided last summer not to make them anymore, along with many others! 🤷♀️ Let them know how you feel; I’d love to make more mysteries – many of us would.”
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