Morgan Kohan as Lillian Walsh on Hallmark Channel's When Hope Calls. Kohan is starring in the CTV series Sullivan's Crossing, which will air on The CW. (Image: Hallmark Media)

A Canadian TV show featuring Morgan Kohan of Hallmark’s When Hope Calls is coming to The CW. The network announced it will begin airing Sullivan’s Crossing, which premiered on CTV in March 2023.

Based on the bestselling books by author Robyn Carr, who also penned the Virgin River series, the series also stars Hallmark favorite Chad Michael Murray and Scott Patterson of Gilmore Girls fame.

Morgan Kohan

Morgan Kohan starred in When Hope Calls, a spinoff of Hallmark’s popular series When Calls the Heart. In the series, Kohan played Lillian Walsh, who is reunited with her long-lost sister, Grace Bennet (played by Jocelyn Hudon). The two open an orphanage in the small town of Brookfield.

The series ran for one season on Hallmark Channel in 2019 before being picked up by the new network Great American Family in 2021. Great American Family produced a two-part Christmas series that included guest appearances by When Calls the Heart cast members Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin.

Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin on When Hope Calls. Great American Family is working on a new Christmas movie for 2022 called Someday at Christmas..

A native of British Columbia, Kohan graduated from the Triple Threat Program at Randolph College for Performing Arts. She has appeared in the movies Kitty Mammas, A Whirlwind Wedding, and Love on Harbor Island.

Sullivan’s Crossing

In Sullivan’s Crossing, Kohan plays Dr. Maggie Sullivan, a Boston neurosurgeon who returns to her small hometown after her business partner is indicted for fraud and she is charged with negligence.

According to a synopsis from Fremantle, “Maggie rekindles old friendships and builds new ones with the local residents, including a handsome newcomer, Cal Jones (Murray), who only serves to complicate her life further. As Maggie works on clearing her name and reputation, she is forced to confront her painful past, as she attempts to reconnect with a side of herself she had long forgotten.”

Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray has appeared in six movies for Hallmark, including The Beach House (2018), Road to Christmas (2018), Write Before Christmas (2019), Love in Winterland (2020), Sand Dollar Cove (2021), and Angel Falls Christmas (2021).

In an interview with the website Culturess, Murray said he loves working with the network.

“I just feel like the world needs more and more good-hearted family content, right? I really, truly believe that,” he said. “…And so when these stories come across my table, I just try to find something where I know that I can identify with the character so I can bring his best foot forward. And that’s really what speaks to me.”

Chad Michael Murray in the 2018 Hallmark movie The Beach House. (Image: Hallmark Media)
Chad Michael Murray in the 2018 Hallmark movie The Beach House. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Audience favorite

The series already has a strong fan base in Canada. When The CW announced on Instagram it would be airing Sullivan’s Crossing in the U.S., Canadian fans were quick to respond.

“USA fans, you’re going to love this new TV drama!!” one wrote in the comments section.

“It’s a hit on CTV in Canada, and I am sure fans will enjoy it on The CW!” wrote another

Sullivan’s Crossing will premiere on The CW in the fall of 2023. We will update this story when a release date becomes available.

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