Channel Announces Movie "A Valentines Date" to Premiere February
NOT THE ROMANTIC INTERLUDE ONE EXPECTS
HALLMARK CHANNEL KICKS OFF "COUNTDOWN TO VALENTINE'S DAY"
WITH "A VALENTINE'S DATE," A STAR-STUDDED HALLMARK CHANNEL
ORIGINAL MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE FEBRUARY 4
Elisa Donovan ("In Gayle We Trust"), Brad Rowe ("General
Hospital"), Tom Skerritt ("Brothers & Sisters"), John
Schneider ("Desperate Housewives," "Hot in
Cleveland"), Tracey Gold ("Growing Pains") and Fred Willard
("Modern Family," "Accidentally in Love") star in
"A Valentine's Date," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World
Premiere, Friday, February 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8c). "A Valentine's
Date" is the lead-off Original Movie in Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown
to Valentine's Day' campaign, which kicks off February 1 and runs through
Valentine's Day. Other Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premieres for
the 2011 'Countdown to Valentine's Day' include: "Smooch,"
starring Kellie Martin, Kiernan Shipka and Simon Kassianides, Saturday,
February 5 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8c) and "Accidentally in Love,"
starring Jennie Garth, Ethan Erickson, Marilu Henner and Fred Willard,
written by Garth's husband Peter Facinelli ("Nurse Jackie,"
"Twilight"), Saturday, February 12 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C).
February 14 is a day of hearts and flowers and sweet sentiments, unless
you are Laura Conners and Dylan Hackett, former sweethearts and spouses on
the verge of divorce. Laura, a busy bank executive has moved her daughter
Kelsey to New York to restart their lives after separating from her
husband and childhood sweetheart Dylan, who still resides in Texas.
Laura's been so immersed in her job, she has conveniently forgotten to
sign the divorce papers buried at the bottom of her purse. Since Laura and
Kelsey moved to New York six years ago, Dylan has seen his daughter on a
mere handful of occasions. He's had enough. Dylan sues Laura for custody,
forcing her to return to Texas.At the hearing, the pair begin bickering,
forcing a Texas State Family Court Judge to order a cooling off period to
give Dylan and Laura a chance to think about what's most important -
Kelsey. The judge re-sets the custody hearing for February 14. Now Laura,
Dylan and Kelsey have a Valentine's date to remember what made them a
loving family, so that everyone's heart can be happy once more.
"A Valentine's Date" is executive produced by Barry Barnholtz,
Zelma Kiwi and Jeffrey Schenck, produced by Michael Feifer and co-produced
by Peter Sullivan. The movie is based on original material by Jeffrey
Schenck and Peter Sullivan. "A Valentine's Date" is directed by
Michael Feifer from a screenplay by Michael Feifer and Peter Sullivan.
Music by Andres Boulton.