Six new Hallmark movies are coming to television this June. The films include four romantic comedies and two mysteries, including a prequel to the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries series.
“Surprise…I’m the new Aurora,” wrote actress Skyler Samuels in an Instagram post announcing the news. “So excited to be joining the mysterious and fun world of Aurora Teagarden. Let the mystery solving begin!”
New Hallmark movies
The four new rom-coms coming to TV will debut as part of Hallmark Channel’s June Weddings lineup. The movies all have a — surprise — wedding theme.
First up is Wedding Season, starring Stephanie Bennett and Casey Deidrick. Bennett plays Trish, a journalist who is on back-to-back bridesmaid duty for her three best friends. When her date leaves her hanging, she pairs up with her brother’s best friend Ryan (played by Deidrick).
Next is Love’s Greek to Me. Torrey DeVitto plays Ilana, who is asked to be the maid of honor at the wedding of her Greek boyfriend’s sister in Santorini. To her surprise, her boyfriend (played by Giannis Tsmitselis) proposes and she is left dealing with his over-enthusiastic mother, Athena (played by Marina Sirtis).
The Wedding Contract
The Wedding Contract stars Becca Tobin and Jake Epstein as a couple planning their wedding. But their big day and their future are put in jeopardy when Adam (Epstein) lands a new ad campaign, and their mothers meet for the first time.
Finally, When Calls the Heart star Eva Bourne will star in the romantic comedy Make Me a Match. Bourne (Clara on When Calls the Heart) plays Vivi, a woman with a substandard romantic history who works at a data-driven matchmaking app.
Once she discovers that the success rate for matches at her company is low, she hires Raina (played by Rekha Sharma), an Indian matchmaker, to provide advice on how to improve their numbers.
Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp will star in The Dancing Detective, a movie shot entirely on location in Malta.
Chabert plays a no-nonsense detective who reluctantly teams up with a charismatic British dance star (played by Kemp) in order to solve a murder.
Aurora Teagarden prequel
The long-awaited prequel to the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries will also premiere in June. In Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Something New, Skyler Samuels play a young “Ro” Teagarden, who has just moved back to her small hometown after graduating from college.
While staying with her mother (played by the incomparable Marilu Henner) Ro helps her friend Sally plan her wedding. But when Sally’s groom fails to show up for the rehearsal, Ro enlists the help of their friend Arthur (played by Evan Roderick) to track him down.
The movie is the first in the series not to feature Candace Cameron Bure, who departed Hallmark to work with the new network Great American Family.
The Dancing Detective will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, June 2 at 9/8c.
Wedding Season will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, June 3 at 8/7c.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Something New will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, June 9 at 9/8c.
Love’s Greek to Me will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, June 10 at 8/7c.
The Wedding Contract will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, June 17 at 8/7c.
Make Me a Match will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, June 24 at 8/7c.