Premieres Sunday, August 14 at 9 PM ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
“Chesapeake Shores is based on the novels of the same name by bestselling author Sherryl Woods and stars Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon A Time”), Golden Globe® nominee Treat Williams (“Everwood,” “Hair”) and Academy Award® nominee Diane Ladd (“Wild At Heart”). The series will launch with a two-hour movie, followed by eight one-hour episodes.
When Abby O’Brien is 17-years-old, her mother, Megan, leaves her father, Mick – along with Abby and her three siblings. The children are shocked to see her leave, and know life will never be the same. Fifteen years later, Abby lives in New York with her twin daughters, Carrie and Caitlyn. Abby is a high-powered stockbroker, and divorced. Abby returns to Chesapeake Shores with the girls for a weekend. She is happy to see Nell, the grandmother who raised her, but is concerned when her sister, Jess, shows her the home she is renovating into a bed and breakfast. As usual, Jess is in a little over her head, and needs Abby’s help with finances.
Abby runs into her high school sweetheart, Trace, who she left to move to New York after high school. Trace is now a successful country musician, but is fixing up a beach shack in town. The feelings between Trace and Abby are both charged and complicated.
Mick is Abby's dad, an imposing and stubborn self-made man whose workaholism finally caused his wife, Megan, to walk out on him and their family. As far as he's concerned, he was merely providing for his family the best way he could, and he doesn't see the toll his emotional unavailability has taken on his adult children. When daughter Abby points out his failings, it's the beginning of self-knowledge for this old school patriarch, who is finally realizing that he has some burned bridges to rebuild with his family.
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