Hallmark series is being picked up by CW

Hallmark series is being picked up by CW

The CW will air Season 1 of Hallmark’s short-lived rodeo series Ride. The network announced it will run all 10 episodes of the show, which starred Nancy Travis, Marcus Rosner, Tiera Skovbye, and Dylan Neal. It’s not clear whether the network plans to produce more episodes of the series.

Hallmark series

Ride was one of two new series to premiere on Hallmark Channel in 2023. The other series, The Way Home — starring Andie MacDowell and Chyler Leigh — had its debut in January. That show has already been renewed for a second season.

In Ride, Nancy Travis starred as Isabel McMurray, the matriarch of a rodeo dynasty. Throughout the first season Isabel, who lost both her husband and her oldest son to bull-riding accidents, is struggling to decide whether she can afford to hold on to her family’s Colorado ranch.

Her son Cash (played by Beau Mirchoff) decides to become a bull-rider to raise money for the ranch, but Isabel is terrified something will happen to him. Instead, she looks into selling the ranch to a wealthy man (Dylan Neal) and his family.

Fan reactions

Fans had mixed reactions to the series. Some loved it, calling it, “Yellowstone without the swearing and murder.” Others said they liked that one of the characters was openly gay.

Others struggled to get interested in the storyline.

“Hard to follow and just like all the other ranch shows,” wrote one viewer on Facebook. “Always a lot of problems and they’re going to lose the ranch.”

“I’ll give it another couple of weeks but tonight it felt a little ‘meh,’” wrote one viewer.

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“Too many characters. Too many men with beards. I didn’t know who was who,” wrote another.

Nancy Travis on the Hallmark rodeo series Ride. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Renewed?

Right before the series finale, Nancy Travis, Beau Mirchoff, Jake Foy, Sara Garcia, Tiera Skovbye, and Tyler Jacob Moore did a Facebook Live to answer questions about the show. But none of the actors would reveal if fans could expect Season 2.

Fans responded in the comments.

“Praying you have season two coming out love this show,” wrote one fan.

“As soon as we have more information, we’ll be sure to post it on our FB page,” wrote the page administrator for Hallmark Channel. “Thank you for reaching out.”

Ratings for Season 1 of the series varied greatly from week to week. Episode 1 brought in around 1.3 million viewers. Episode 9, on the other hand, had around 830,000 viewers. Hallmark’s other new series, The Way Home, had between 1.3 and 1.7 million viewers per episode.

The CW

In November, Vulture reported that Hallmark had quietly canceled the series.

A month later, the CW announced will begin airing the series on Monday, January 22, 2024, followed by episodes of its new series Wild Cards. The network has not made it clear whether it will revive it for additional series.

This is an ongoing story. Please check back for updates.

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