Candace Cameron Bure won’t be on Hallmark’s holiday lineup this year. “Aurora Teagarden” won’t be moving forward either.
When Candace Cameron Bure finished 29 movies with Hallmark Channel, she won’t be in any new projects with Crown Media. There are no plans for new “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” films, sources say.
Bure signed a huge deal with GAC Media, which is run by Bill Abbott, who used to be the president of Crown Media. As well as making and starring in shows for both GAC Family and GAC Living, she will also be an executive at GAC and help to choose shows for both networks.
It looks like she will be working with her company, Candy Rock Entertainment, to make and produce original content. She will also be a big part of the company’s annual “Great American Christmas.”
“Crown Media has worked with Candace for more than 10 years,” a Hallmark spokesperson says to Variety. “We respect her decision and thank her for all of her work,” says the person who spoke.
It used to be that Bure, who was the star of “The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” movies, was the face of the Hallmark Channel. Bure played the lead roles in all 18 movies as the main characters. She was a big part of the network’s “Countdown to Christmas” movies, and she starred in 11 of them over the years.
Several Hallmark stars have recently signed long-term deals with GAC Media. Trevor Donovan, Jen Lilley and Danica McKellar are just three of them: Lori Loughlin, who has appeared in many Hallmark shows and starred in “When Calls the Heart,” starred in “When Hope Calls” on GAC in December. She could appear in more projects with Abbott in the future.
In February, Variety broke the news that the Kitten Bowl was not coming back to Hallmark Channel and would be remade for GAC Media. It will start on Feb. 12, 2023.