The Hallmark Channel movie Love, Classified stars Melora Hardin from The Office

The Hallmark Channel movie Love, Classified will premiere as part of the network’s Spring Into Love event. Starring actress Melora Hardin, the film follows the lives of people who are connected by a dating app.

A synopsis from the network breaks down the plot as follows:

“Romance novelist Emilia (Hardin) is a whirlwind who blows back into the lives of her adult children, Taylor (Katherine McNamara) and Zach (Max Lloyd-Jones), under the pretense of a book signing arranged by her hometown’s local book shop. As Emilia tries to reconnect, Taylor and Zach explore new and past relationships through an app that boasts old-fashioned human connection by way of the classified ad. Zach is given a chance to heal old wounds while Taylor matches with Franki (Arienne Mandi), a woman that changes the way she’s always thought about love.”

Hardin teased the premiere in a post on Instagram.

“Can’t wait for everyone to see this! “ she wrote.

About the movie

Pennsylvania native Lynn Sternberger wrote the screenplay for Love, Classified. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sternberger said she was surprised when Hallmark expressed interest in the project.

“I was pretty sure it wouldn’t get made pretty much from the day I sold it,” Sternberger told the Post-Gazette. “Thankfully, my executives didn’t feel that way. Internally, they were amazing shepherds of it. Mad props to them.”

The Hallmark Channel movie Love, Classified — About the cast

Max Lloyd-Jones and Katherine McNamara in the Hallmark Channel movie Love, Classified

Melora Hardin had guest roles on Quincy M.E., Magnum, P.I., Murder, She Wrote, and Gilmore Girls. She starred in 27 Dresses with Katherine Heigl and 17 Again with Matthew Perry.

In 2005 she was cast as Jan Levinson-Gould on the NBC series The Office. She played the character for all nine seasons. In 2021, she appeared on Dancing With the Stars.

Katherine McNamara had guest roles on 30 Rock, Law and Order: SVU, and Glee. She starred in Shadowhunters, Arrow, and The Flash.

Max Lloyd-Jones is a Hallmark veteran, having appeared on the series When Calls the Heart as Tom Thornton. The British actor has also appeared in Supernatural, Switched at Birth, and Teen Wolf.

Arienne Mandi has appeared in NCIS, Hawaii Five-O, and The L Word: Generation Q.

Love, Classified will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 16 at 8/7c.

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