Hallmark has announced a date for the Season 6 premiere of Chesapeake Shores. The sixth and final season of its hit series Chesapeake Shores will air in August.

“The rumors are true!!” read a Tweet from the network. “Chesapeake Shores returns to Hallmark Channel on August 14! Come see what the O’Brien family has been up to! What are you most excited about #Chessies?”

Hallmark Channel announced a date for Season 6 premiere of Chesapeake Shores.

Fans weighed in with what they want to see during Season 6.

“Hopefully #BabyObrien for Kevin + Sarah!” wrote one.

“Connor recovering from heart attack! More Margaret!” wrote another.

Chesapeake Shores Season 6

The stars of the series have been sharing photos from the Vancouver Island set on social media.

Barbara Niven, who plays Meg O’Brien on the series, posted a photo from her last day of shooting.

“This is by far the best season we’ve had yet, and we hope you will love watching it as much as we loved making it,” she wrote. “I’m not going to say goodbye. But I will say this, which is an old Irish blessing that I think Nell would say too: ‘Until we meet again… May God hold you in the palm of his hand.’”

“My last time in the Chesapeake hair and makeup trailer,” wrote Treat Williams. “Thank you all.”

Based on a series of books by Sherryl Woods, Chesapeake Shores debuted on Hallmark Channel in 2016. The show follows a single mother (played by Meghan Ory) who returns from New York City to her small hometown following a divorce. She reconnects with her ex Trace Riley (Jesse Metcalfe) and is thrown back into the drama of her large family.

Metcalfe surprised fans when he decided not to return for Season 5 of the series. In an interview with ET, he said it was time to move on.

”Life’s all about growth,” Metcalfe said. “I tend to put myself in challenging situations because I feel like that’s the fastest way to grow. No one saw this decision coming for me to leave Chesapeake, but sometimes the hardest decisions are the best ones to make and the ones that you grow the most from.”

Season 5 finale

Season 5 ended with several cliffhangers. Connor (Andrew Francis) collapsed from a suspected heart attack. Mick (Williams) and Meg (Niven) had an argument following their reconciliation.

Abby (Ory) chose between the two men who were pursuing her, and Bree (Emilie Ullerup) started a new relationship.

Chesapeake Shores Season 6 will premiere on Sunday, August 14.


Andie MacDowell will headline a new series on Hallmark Channel. The actress, who previously starred in the Hallmark series Cedar Cove, will star as Del Landry in The Way Home. The show will begin production in Ontario over the summer and premiere in 2023.

“We’ve found our perfect Del Landry in Andie MacDowell,” began Lisa Hamilton Daly, executive vice president of programming at Crown Media Family Networks. “It was crucial to cast someone with the ability to handle the nuances and depth of the role and we can’t wait to see her bring Del to life.”

“Our viewers loved Andie MacDowell when she starred in ‘Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove,’ our first original primetime series,” remarked Laurie Ferneau, senior vice president of development at Crown Media Family Networks. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome her home to Hallmark Channel and we know our fans will fall in love with her all over again.”

Andie MacDowell returning to Hallmark Channel in the new series The Way Home
(Image: @andiemacdowell/Instagram)

Hallmark Channel series

From 2013 to 2015, MacDowell starred as Judge Olivia Lockhart on the Hallmark series Cedar Cove. Based on the books by Debbie Macomber, the show followed the residents of a small town on Puget Sound in Washington State. The ensemble cast also included Sarah Smyth, Dylan Neal, Teryl Rothery, Brennan Elliott, Barbara Niven, Cindy Busby, and Jesse Hutch.

Fans who were devastated when Cedar Cove was canceled were thrilled to hear about MacDowell’s return to Hallmark.

“Love her so much,” wrote one fan on Hallmark’s Facebook page. “Great news!”

“One of my favorite women!!” wrote another. “Classy, Sassy, and Southern! Have loved and seen her in everything through the decades!”

But one fan replied to the news with, “I stopped watching anything on Hallmark that was a series. They get you hooked then cancel it.”

Hallmark has canceled three series in the past 12 months. The series finale of Good Witch aired in July 2021. Home and Family aired its final episode in August 2021. The sixth and final season of Chesapeake Shores is currently in production.

The Way Home

In The Way Home, MacDowell plays the matriarch of the Landry family and a pillar of the community in her small Canadian farming town. According to a synopsis from the network:

“She and her daughter Kat have been estranged from each other following tragic events that left their family forever changed and prompted Kat to move away. When Kat unexpectedly returns many years later with her teenage daughter whom Del has never met, the three generations of women embark on an enlightening journey to find their way back to each other and learn important lessons about their family’s past.”

The series is being written by the mother-daughter team Heather Conkie and Alexandra Clarke. The pair, who wrote the script for the Disney Channel movie Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, have also collaborated on the award-winning series Heartland.

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