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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White Team Up for Hallmark Channel Movie

by Gary Susman, posted Aug 13th 2010 2:30PM
Betty WhiteTV's Betty White-a-Palooza continues with yet another high profile gig for the 88-year-old tube icon. This time, it's a serious dramatic role, in a made-for-TV movie costarring Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Variety reports that White and Hewitt will star in a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie for CBS called 'The Lost Valentine.' Apparently, there are no hard feelings between Hewitt, who's also executive producing, and CBS, which dropped her show 'The Ghost Whisperer' in May after five seasons.

'Valentine,' based on the novel by James Michael Pratt, will star Hewitt as a reporter who profiles a woman (played by White) whose husband was declared missing in action during World War II. (And who better to locate a presumably long-dead lost love than Hewitt?)

The film will shoot in Atlanta this fall and will air in early 2011. (Sounds like the network is planning a February sweeps airdate around Valentine's Day.)

Darnell Martin
('Their Eyes Were Watching God') is directing the made-for-TV film. Adapting the book are Ernest Thompson ('On Golden Pond') and Jenny Wingfield. Hewitt's co-executive producer is Brent Shields, with Andy Gottlieb and Barbara Gangi also serving as producers.

The currently ubiquitous White has a busy few months ahead, including a guest spot on NBC's 'Community' and a second season of TV Land's 'Hot in Cleveland.'

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