A top Hallmark executive made a cryptic comment at a recent industry event hinting at the return of Hallmark’s Good Witch and Signed, Sealed, Delivered movie series. During an appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Lisa Hamilton-Daly, executive vice president of programming at Crown Media Family Networks, told reporters the network was considering what to do with several of its franchises.
“As far as Good Witch, I think we’re always interested in thinking about what we can do with our most popular IP,” Hamilton-Daly said. “I can’t announce anything specific about that. And that also holds for Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
Return of Good Witch?
Fans were shocked by the comment. In July 2021, Hallmark announced it was canceling the beloved TV series Good Witch with only three episodes left in Season 7.
“Good Witch has enchanted viewers for over a decade,” said Randy Pope, Hallmark’s senior vice president of programming and development, in a statement from the network. “We…extend our gratitude and thanks to the entire cast and crew for their dedication and hard work.”
Since then, fans have worked tirelessly to get the show back on the air. In addition to launching campaigns on social media, they have approached Netflix and even a new network started by former Crown Media CEO Bill Abbott, asking for someone to pick up where Hallmark left off.
Hamilton-Daly’s comment sent off a wave of speculation among Goodies about whether the network was hinting at bringing the series back.
“Yes. PLEASE,” wrote one fan on the Facebook page Save Good Witch.
“There’s an established audience base and built-in anticipation so what are you waiting for?” another wrote.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Hamilton-Daly’s words also set off speculation among POstables (fans of Signed, Sealed, Delivered) that another movie might be in the works. The latest in the 12-movie franchise, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Vows We Have Made aired in October 2021.
Created by Touched By An Angel’s Martha Williamson, the movies followed the work of four employees in the postal service’s Lost Letters Department. The films star Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, and Geoff Gustafson.