Taylor Cole stars in the new Hallmark movie Pumpkin Everything, which will debut as part of the network’s Fall Into Love lineup. Based on the novel by Beth Labonte, the film tells the story of a woman who must return to her hometown to look after her autumn-loving grandfather.

Pumpkin Everything is the first in a series of movies Cole will star in for Hallmark after signing a multi-picture deal with the network.

“I’ve never been more proud to be a part of the @hallmarkchannel family. Forever growing together. #familyfirst #hallmarkmovies,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

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In Pumpkin Everything, Cole plays an up-and-coming novelist who must put her life on hold to return home to look after her grandfather (played by Michael Ironside) after he has an accident. Though she has an aversion to all things pumpkin spice, she ends up helping him run his pumpkin-themed store.

While helping out, she runs into her former boyfriend, played by Corey Sevier.

About the cast

Taylor Cole is a native of Texas. After working as a model, she landed a role in the TV series Summerland. She has appeared in the shows CSI: Miami, Two And A Half Men, The Glades, Supernatural, and The Originals. She made her Hallmark debut in the 2016 movie Appetite for Love. She has since starred in the Hallmark movies My Summer Prince, Christmas Festival of Love (2017), One Winter Weekend (2018), One Winter Proposal (2019), Unlocking Christmas (2020), One Winter Wedding (2021), South Beach Love (2021), and Making Spirits Bright (2021).

Corey Sevier had his first modeling job at six months old. His big break came when he was 7 years old and landed a role in the ABC series Family Pictures. He’s had roles in the shows 2030 CE, Wild Card, North Shore, Heartland, Smallville, and Instant Star.

From 2013 to 2014 he starred in the Hallmark series Cedar Cove as Seth Gunderson.

He has appeared in the romantic comedies A Star For Christmas (2012), Four Christmases and a Wedding (2017), Grounded For Christmas (2019), Heart of the Holidays (2020), It Takes a Christmas Village (2021) Road Trip Romance (2022), and Lemonade Stand Romance (2022).

Pumpkin Everything will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, October 8 at 8/7c.


The new Hallmark movie Love’s Portrait features a mystery, a trip to Ireland, and — of course — romance. The film stars Aubrey Aubrey and Richard McWilliams.

Reynolds posted a photo to her Instagram with the caption, “…Set your DVRs! Call your Mom/Grandma/Aunt Lucy – tell them to set their DVRs! They will thank you!”

Aubrey Reynolds stars in the new Hallmark movie Love's Portrait
(Image: Instagram/@aubreyryanreynolds)

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Reynolds plays Lily, a museum curator who discovers a painting of a woman who looks exactly like her. She is assigned to track down the artist. Her search takes her all the way to Ireland, where she meets William (played by McWilliams) and his sister Saoirse (played by McWilliams and actress Kathryn McKiernan) who seem to know more about the painting than they are letting on.

The situation becomes even more complicated when Lily and William begin to develop feelings for each other.

Director John Lyde, who co-wrote the script with Brittany Wiscombe, shared behind-the-scenes photos on his Instagram account.

“Filming in Ireland was a dream,” he wrote. “Their actors, crew, weather and locations were grand. What a heavenly place.”

About the stars

A native of Texas, Aubrey Reynolds graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in acting. She made her feature film debut in the period drama 16 Stones. She played Maude Beaumont on the CW series DC Legends of Tomorrow. She also appeared in My Crazy Ex and Snatchers. In 2020, she appeared alongside Alicia Witt in the Hallmark movie Christmas Tree Lane.

Richard McWilliams is a native of Ireland. After graduating from acting school in 2010, he has worked steadily on the stage and in movies and television. He has appeared in Dawn of the Dragon Slayer, SAGA: Curse of the Shadow, Deadly Buzz, Fair City, and Vikings.

Love’s Portrait will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Sunday, September 4 at 9/8c.


The new Hallmark movie Two Tickets to Paradise will premiere as part of the network’s Summer Nights lineup. Filmed on location in Hawaii, the movie stars Ashley Williams and Ryan Paevey.

Williams posted about the romantic comedy on her Instagram page.

“Ahhhh I got to go do some audio work on my summer romcom today!!!” she wrote. “This movie is so darn fun, guys. I’m so excited for you to laugh at me while I cry in a wedding dress. Bonus: @ryanpaevey is shirtless I mean so sweeeeeet!”

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In Two Tickets to Paradise, Williams and Paevey play two strangers who meet in a park on the same day each has been jilted at the altar. They commiserate and encourage each other to stay strong and then say goodbye, never expecting to see each other again. When each decides to take their planned honeymoon, they find out they are both booked at the same resort in Hawaii. They get to know each other and sparks fly.

In an Instagram post, Williams described how they started the first day of shooting with a special blessing.

“A shaman came to set on our first day of shooting and encouraged kindness and creativity on this journey,” she wrote. “We rubbed 30-year-old rain water on our hands and touched each other’s hands to show our respect and eagerness to connect and take care of each other on this project. How in the world did I get so lucky? Thank you to Oahu and island films for taking such beautiful care of us.”

About the stars

Both Williams and Paevey are Hallmark veterans. Williams has starred in Christmas in Evergreen, Love on a Limb, and Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater. In 2021, she and her sister Kimberly Williams-Paisley starred in Hallmark’s Sister Swap movies. Williams got her start as Dani Andropoulos on As the World Turns. She also starred in Dawson’s Creek, Monk, How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and The Jim Gaffigan Show.

Paevey appeared in music videos for Toni Braxton, Robin Thicke, and Christina Aguilera before making his soap opera debut on General Hospital. He has starred in the Hallmark movies Unleashing Mr. Darcy, A Summer Romance, Christmas at the Plaza, A Timeless Christmas, and Coyote Creek Christmas. In addition to acting and modeling, Paevey makes jewelry that he sells on his website Fortunate Wanderer.

Two Tickets to Paradise will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, June 25 at 8/7c.

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If you’ve ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes in a Hallmark movie, now’s your chance. Author Serena B. Miller kept a blog of her experience on the set of the Hallmark movie based on her novel Moriah’s Lighthouse.

The movie, which was filmed on location in France will premiere as part of the network’s Summer Nights lineup. The film stars Rachelle Lefevre and Luke Macfarlane.

In a 10-part series on her website, Miller wrote about everything from being approached by a director who wanted to turn her work into a film, to staying in France and watching filming on set.

Author Serena B. Miller with producer Borga Doter on the set of the Hallmark movie Moriah's Lighthouse
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The bestselling author said she was “cautiously excited” when director Terry Cunningham reached out to her about Moriah’s Lighthouse.

“I knew the chances for an author getting a book turned into a finished movie was roughly around the same as getting struck by lightning,” she wrote.

But after a few meetings, it looked like the movie was going to come together. And then, she wrote, COVID hit.

“The deadline to renew the option agreement came and went,” she wrote. “I assumed the project had been cancelled. Fast forward in time. Covid eases up. Terry calls. The project is back on! He and Paul have been asked to write a script for Moriah’s Lighthouse. Big news–the movie will be filmed at a lighthouse in France!”

Racehelle Lefevre and Luke Macfarlane star in the Hallmark Channel movie Moriah's Lighthouse.
Rachelle Lefevre and Luke Macfarlane in the Hallmark movie Moriah's Lighthouse (Image: Crown Media)

On the set of the Hallmark movie Moriah’s Lighthouse

In Moriah’s Lighthouse, an artisan woodworker sets her sights on rebuilding an old lighthouse in France. She gets some help when an American architect arrives in town and the two begin working together.

The location is a central part of the story, so Miller was thrilled when she arrived on set.

“Huge red granite boulders are scattered everywhere, as though tossed there by a giant hand,” she wrote. “The original lighthouse was built in 1860 but was destroyed by the Germans during WWII. This newer lighthouse was rebuilt in 1946.”

Miller talked about meeting the stars of the movie, and how gracious they were.

“I thank Rachelle for agreeing to be in this movie,” she wrote. “She thanks me for ‘writing the book that brought us here!’”

When she met Macfarlane, she found out he knew quite a bit about woodworking himself.

“He tells me that his grandfather was a cabinet maker and taught him,” she wrote. “When he moved to Los Angeles, he took classes in carpentry so that he could remodel his L.A. house.”

Busy schedule

One of the things that struck Miller about the movie-making process was just how much needed to get done in only three weeks. She was also surprised at how physically demanding the process was. One day, she was standing on the set when she noticed two people who weren’t moving:

“I’m simply standing still, observing, making notes and trying to stay out of the way. Then I notice there are two people who also are not rushing around. A young man and woman stand patiently in the middle of the dining room while others buzz around them. Then they take a few steps and stand some more. Stand, move. Stand, move. It takes me a moment to realize they are standing in for the two main actors. Not only does movie making take experience and talent, it requires an amazing amount of sheer endurance.”

To find out more about Miller’s experience, check out her blog here.

Moriah’s Lighthouse will premiere on Saturday, June 18 on Hallmark Channel at 8/7c.

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