Love Hewitt Stars Tonight in CBS Movie "The Lost Valentine"
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT AND BETTY WHITE STAR IN THE HALLMARK HALL OF FAME
PRESENTATION, "THE LOST VALENTINE," SUNDAY, JAN. 30, ON THE CBS
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White star in THE LOST VALENTINE, the
241st Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, to be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 30
(9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. In the drama, a TV
reporter's (Hewitt) own love life is impacted by her Valentine's
Day-themed assignment to profile a woman (White) whose love for her
husband remains as strong as when she last saw him several months before
he was declared MIA while serving during WWII.
The movie begins during WWII when Caroline (Meghann Fahy), a pregnant
young woman, goes to Union Station to see her navy pilot husband, Neil
Thomas (Billy Magnussen), off as he departs for active duty. It's
Valentine's Day and happens to also be their one-year wedding anniversary.
Before their son is born, Neil's plane goes down in the Pacific and he's
declared missing in action and never located. But every year on their
anniversary-up to present day-a now older Caroline (White), who never
remarried, returns to Union Station to salute the memory of her lost
Sixty-five years later, Susan (Hewitt), a TV reporter, is assigned to
do a human interest story on how Caroline has kept her love alive all
these years. Caroline is reluctant to be profiled; however, Susan is
persistent and, to the frustration of Caroline's protective grandson,
Lucas (Sean Faris), Caroline eventually concedes. When Susan decides to
try to help Caroline get some much-needed closure by secretly attempting
to discover what happened to Neil 65 years earlier, Lucas eventually
starts to see a different and appealing side of Susan. Susan, meanwhile,
is torn about her long-time boyfriend's marriage proposal and finds
herself wanting to spend more and more time with Lucas.
Recently, Jennifer Love Hewitt completed a five-year run in the lead
role of Melinda Gordon on CBS's drama series, "Ghost Whisperer."
Her additional television credits include the lead role in the cable
movie, "The Client List," which she also produced; the title
role in the movie, "The Audrey Hepburn Story," and a recurring
role as Sarah Reeves on the drama series, "Party of Five." Among
her feature film credits are "I Know What You Did Last Summer,"
"I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,"
"Heartbreakers," "The Tuxedo," "Garfield,"
"Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties" and the independent features
"If Only," which she produced via her production company, and
"The Truth about Love." Her first book, The Day I Shot Cupid,
was a New York Times best-seller.
Seven-time Emmy Award winner Betty White's acting credits span over 60
years. She is currently starring in the second season of the cable series,
"Hot In Cleveland." Last season, she hosted one of the
highest-rated "Saturday Night Live" episodes, for which she won
an Emmy Award for "Guest Actress in a Comedy Series." Her
memorable portrayal of Sue Ann Nivens on CBS's "The Mary Tyler Moore
Show" earned her two Emmy Awards and she garnered an additional Emmy
win for her popular character, Rose Nylund, on "The Golden
Girls." For the title role in her first comedy series, "Life
with Elizabeth," which she also produced and wrote, she won another
Emmy Award, and she earned a Daytime Emmy Award for "Best Daytime
Game Show Host" for "Just Men." White had a regular role on
the series, "Mama's Family," and has had recurring roles on
series such as "Boston Legal," "That '70s Show" and
CBS's daytime drama, "The Bold and the Beautiful." In addition,
she guest-starred on "The John Laroquette Show" (which earned
her another Emmy Award), "The Middle," "Community,"
"30 Rock," "Ugly Betty," "Ally McBeal" and
"Suddenly Susan," to name a few. Some of White's feature credits
include "The Proposal," "Lake Placid" and
"Bringing Down the House." Earlier this year, the Screen Actor's
Guild honored her with the SAG Life Achievement Award. White was also
recently awarded the Charlie Chaplain Britannia Award for Excellence in
Comedy from BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). She will
also be inducted into the California Hall of Fame. White is the author of
six books, two of which she's currently writing.
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brent Shields ("When Love Is Not Enough:
The Lois Wilson Story," "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler")
serve as executive producers of "The Lost Valentine;" Barbara
Gangi ("I Think I'm Alone Now") is producer. It is produced by
Andrew Gottlieb ("A Dog Named Christmas," "Front of the
Class") and is from Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc. and
Paulist Productions. Darnell Martin ("Law & Order: Criminal
Intent," "Her Eyes Were Watching God") directed from a
script by Maryann Ridini Spencer and Barton Taney. It is based on the book
by James Michael Pratt.