Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Valentines's Day" brings 16 Days of Romantic Movies, Including Five Original Premieres

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30 January 2016
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In addition to enjoying Hallmark Channel’s February 7 “Kitten Bowl III” event, don’t miss the network’s annual “Countdown to Valentine’s Day” programming event
“Countdown to Valentine’s Day”
Enjoy 16 Days of Romantic Movies on Hallmark Channnel
Beginning Saturday, January 30
The “Countdown to Valentine’s Day” Hallmark Channel original movie premieres include:
Dater’s Handbook
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“The Dater’s Handbook” -- Saturday, January 30 (9 pm ET/PT, 8C)
Stars: Meghan Markle, Kristoffer Palaha, Jonathan Scarfe
Realizing she has a recurring habit of picking the wrong type of guy, Cassandra Barber (Markle) turns to relationship expert, Dr. Susie, and her latest self-help book, “The Dater’s Handbook” to help with her ailing love life. She follows the advice in Dr. Susie’s book to evaluate potential suitors, and then must ultimately choose between reliable George (Scarfe) and fun-loving Robert (Palaha).  It’s hard to change old habits and place your faith in the experts, especially when your heart tells you something different.


All Things Valentine
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"All Things Valentine" – Sunday, January 31 (9 pm ET/PT, 8C)
Stars: Sarah Rafferty, Sam Page
When Avery Parker (Rafferty) is assigned a Valentine’s Day advice column for the local newspaper, she’s less than thrilled. After a string of disappointing Valentine’s days, she’s all but given up on love. But when Avery takes her dog o the vet and meets the handsome veterinarian Brenden Bates (Page), she throws herself into the assignment. A chance encounter with the newly single Brenden leads to a date and Avery starts thinking maybe this year will be different.  What Avery doesn’t know is that Brenden’s ex-girlfriend broke up with him because of Avery’s advice column and he’s been leaving angry comments on her blog ever since. This has piqued the interest of other readers as he and Avery battle online. With Valentine’s Day approaching, they begin to spend more time together and feelings grow, but when Avery learns what Brenden has been doing, she’ll question whether this is a love story or yesterday’s news.


Appetite for Love
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"Appetite for Love" – Saturday, February 6 (9 pm ET/PT, 8C)
Stars: Taylor Cole, Andrew Walker
Mina (Cole) has everything going for her -- a boyfriend who has meticulously planned out their lives and a great job with International Corporate Brands. But her world is turned upside down when work sends her to her hometown in Tennessee where she must convince an old, stubborn restaurant owner to sell his property.  There is just one problem – the restaurant is now owned by her ex-boyfriend, Clay (Walker), who claims he will never sell. He resists her negotiations every step of the way, and all the while sparks fly.


Valentine Ever After
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"Valentine Ever After" – Saturday, February 13 (9 pm ET/PT, 8C)
Starring: Autumn Reeser
Big city girls Julia (Reeser) and Sydney take a trip to a dude ranch in Wyoming for a fun weekend getaway. But when a brawl ensues in the local bar one night, the girls are sentenced to perform community service for disorderly conduct and are forced to stay in town.  In addition to doing odds and ends around town, the girls discover a charitable cause and help create a Valentine’s Day party for the charity. In the process, Julia realizes she has a knack for marketing and considers changing her career plan, and falls for a charming cowboy in the process.


Anything for Love
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"Anything for Love"– Sunday, February 14 (9 pm ET/PT, 8C)

Stars: Erika Christensen, Paul Greene, Antonio Cupo
Katherine (Christensen), a high-powered executive who believes men are intimidated by her career, is persuaded by her friend to create an internet dating profile claiming she is an executive assistant. Meanwhile, Jack (Greene), a male nurse, creates his own internet dating profile without realizing his best friend has secretly changed his profession to be a doctor. They are matched and find themselves falling in love, but hiding their true identities proves far trickier than expected when Katherine’s ornery and controlling father ends up in the hospital
under Jack's care.

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