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CBS, Hallmark Hall of Fame End Partnership

by Chris Harnick, posted May 6th 2011 1:00PM
The Lost ValentineCBS has ended its partnership with Hallmark Hall of Fame. After 16 years, the network opted out of renewing the contract.

According to Variety, CBS and Hallmark Hall of Fame had a deal for three TV movies a year. CBS wanted a deal to air films on an ad-hoc basis, but Hallmark passed and is currently looking for a new network home.

"This is a partnership that has served CBS very well for many years," a network spokesman told Variety. "Hallmark Hall of Fame is a first-class organization, and we wish them nothing but success in their future."

'Beyond the Blackboard,' the 243rd film in the series that starred Emily VanCamp and Treat Williams, aired April 24. The other two films of this season included 'November Christmas' with John Corbett and 'The Lost Valentine' starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White.

CBS isn't getting out of the TV movie business -- it will keep its 'Jesse Stone' series of films. The next Tom Selleck-fronted flick will premiere on May 22.

Hallmark Hall of Fame began in 1951 and spent 30 years on NBC before moving to PBS, ABC and most recently CBS in the 1990s.

Tell us: Do you think Hallmark Hall of Fame will find a new home?

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A huge mistake and loss for CBS, and such a loss for people who are looking for truly, quality-filled programming!

August 18 2011 at 8:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well, of course, they're going to cancel one of the last decent shows on t.v. T.v., for the most part, is trash. I think I'll put a sledge hammer through my 3 t.v. sets and read a book or take a nap.

May 11 2011 at 10:38 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

We need more variety shows, like the Carol Burnett show. She is TRULY missed on TV.

May 11 2011 at 9:47 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

There is definitely a 'strange' breed-by that I mean you can tell a different generation is heading these decisions. They don't give a flying fig about family. That IS sad. :( Get rid of the greediness of money. It's not going to happen by making these HUGE mistakes...cancelling soaps right and left, cancelling Hallmark Hall of Fame (anything connected with families and feelings. Reality shows are becoming OLD HAT. IMO, they're biting the dust.
Talk shows, when there was only a handful, were good. Now, they're becoming OLD HAT. biting the dust.

May 11 2011 at 9:45 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

I cancelled my cable tv service in 2005 and have never missed it. The "junk"" that is on tv today is not what the average viewer wants. If the viewers would cancel their cable, dish, whatever then you would see the networks have to listen.

May 10 2011 at 10:20 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I certainly hope they will because they are indeed a first-class operation! My mother is a faithful viewer of Hall of Fame because during the days of her television veiwing we didn't have the filth, foul language and nudity that is now allowed on an everyday basis. To be honest, I don't like all of that nonsense either. Hallmark brings good quality television that you can sit down and watch with your entire family. I most certainly believe that they will have no trouble finding another network that will pick them up.

May 10 2011 at 6:24 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

It is sad however the networks ABC,NBC,CBS had rather have reality shows. Because they are cheaper to produce however most of them are awful. Then everyone else followed suit one recent show I watched was Mob Wives. Seems a group of arrogant big mouth women playing the victim. One looks like she Elvira make hairs and all and looks to cheap to work the local corner. Until sponsers realize what the people want we will see only more reality and talk shows. Which most are nothing but gossip segments of the same old crap.

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May 08 2011 at 11:18 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

it's sad that money has to be blame no us non cable watchers will have to suffer.

May 08 2011 at 11:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Is it any wonder why the major networks are losing viewers. Class programs are cancelled and we are drowned with reality show garbage.

May 08 2011 at 10:39 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

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