Hallmark Channel has ordered a second season of its new hit series The Way Home, the network announced today. The multigenerational family drama with a time travel twist stars Andie MacDowell (Maid, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove), Chyler Leigh (Supergirl, Grey’s Anatomy), Evan Williams (Blonde, Versailles), Sadie LaflammeSnow(The Apprentice) Alex Hook (I Am Frankie), Al Mukadam (Pretty Hard Cases, The Detail), Jefferson Brown (Masters of Romance, Slasher) and David Webster (Luckiest Girl Alive, In the Dark). The series currently airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
The critically acclaimed series has been praised right out of the gate, with Parade calling it “…an intriguing generational family mystery with unexpected twists…” while TV Fanatic dubbed the series “…an instant classic, an unexpected delight ushering in a welcome new era for Hallmark Channel series programming,” and Southern Living enthused, “The Way Home is unlike anything I’ve seen on Hallmark before. A riveting, rich, layered story that grabs you right from the start and won’t let go.”
“The press and our audience have enthusiastically embraced The Way Home from the first episode making the decision to renew the series an easy one,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Media. “We’re thrilled to be able to continue the journey of the Landry family and can’t wait for fans to see what’s next.”
“Heather Conkie, Alexandra Clarke and Marly Reed have created a rich, textured story filled with heart and mixed with intrigue that’s proven to be a winning combination,” remarked Laurie Ferneau, Senior Vice President, Development, Hallmark Media. “Season two is sure to bring more drama and mystery as the Landry family’s history is revealed.”
Top Ratings – Entertainment Cable’s #1 Most-watched Series (P2+)
Since its premiere on January 15th , The Way Home has been a ratings winner, regularly topping Bravo’s Real Housewives of Potomac, TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, and HGTV’s Home Town on Sunday nights. The series ranks as the #1 most-watched program on Sundays among HHs, P2+, W18+ and P18+ on a L+SD basis. Additionally, the audience has significantly grown and increased throughout the season with women and younger viewers (+54% with W25-54, +42% with P25-54, +59% with W18-49 and +34% with P18-49). On a L+3 basis through February 19th, The Way Home is the #2 most-watched program overall with HHs, P2+, W18+ and P18+ — second only to Hallmark’s own original movie.*
ABOUT THE WAY HOME
The Way Home tells the story of three generations of women – Kat Landry (Leigh), her teen Alice (Laflamme-Snow) and Kat’s mother Del (MacDowell) – who are all strong, willful and independent. More than 20 years prior, lifechanging events prompted Kat to move away from her small, Canadian farm town and she remains estranged from Del to this day. At a crossroads in her life, Kat moves back with Alice to her family’s farm though the reunion isn’t what Kat envisioned. When Alice and Kat unwittingly discover the ability to travel between the past and present, mother and daughter are determined to unearth the truth around the earlier tragedies as they try to change the course of events. Kat’s childhood friend Elliot (Williams) is there for them in both eras as they navigate their journeys across time, helping the three women find their way back to each other.
The Way Home is a Neshama Entertainment production in association with MarVista Entertainment. Heather Conkie, Alexandra Clarke, Fernando Szew, Hannah Pillemer, Larry Grimaldi, Ani Kevork, Arnie Zipursky, Marly Reed, Suzanne Berger, Lauren MacKinlay, MacDowell and Leigh are executive producers. Kyle Hart is supervising producer. Jessica Runck is consulting producer. Tally Yong Knoll is story editor.
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