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July 9, 2014
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CANDACE CAMERON BURE SET TO STAR IN,
BASED ON THE BOOKS BY CHARLAINE HARRIS
NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR
“Aurora Teagarden” Will Be Part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Original Mystery Wheel Franchise
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces Candace Cameron Bure (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Let It Snow,” “Full House” “Make It or Break It”) is set to star in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, “Aurora Teagarden,” part of the network’s all new Original Mystery Wheel Franchise. Bure will play Aurora “Roe” Teagarden in the series of movies based on the character created by New York Times #1 bestselling author, Charlaine Harris.
“Candace Cameron Bure is part of the Crown Media family therefore bringing her talent together with the mysterious world of Aurora Teagarden from the creative mind of Charlaine Harris is sure to become appointment viewing and a big part of our Original Mystery Wheel Franchise,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks.
Librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden; is a crime buff, lover of mystery novels and a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets to analyze famous crimes and mysteries. Aurora’s passion and insight about true crime ends up putting her at the center of different crimes that happen in her community. She will do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of these mysteries.
“Aurora Teagarden” will be produced by iCandy Productions in association with Muse Entertainment and HF Productions. Executive Producers are Jim Head of HF Productions, Michael Prupas and Joel Rice of Muse Entertainment, Charlaine Harris and Candace Cameron Bure. The teleplay will be written by Teena Booth.
Candace Cameron Bure was most recently seen as a finalist on, “Dancing with the Stars” and recognized by many from the hit television series, “Full House,” where we affectionately knew her as D.J. Tanner. Bure is a New York Times bestselling author, starred in the television series, “Make It or Break It,” Hallmark Channel Original Movies, “Puppy Love,” “Moonlight & Mistletoe” and the #1 Hallmark Channel holiday movie of 2013 “Let It Snow.” Bure is represented by Jeffrey Brooks and Ford Englerth at Redrock Entertainment Development.
Charlaine Harris, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, is known for her series of Southern vampire novels centered on Sookie Stackhouse the basis for the TV series “True Blood.” Harris has penned 26 New York Times bestselling books including the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly and Lily Bard book series. More than 35 million copies of Harris' books have sold worldwide. Charlaine Harris’ newest novel, Midnight Crossroad, debuted at #12 on the New York Times hardcover bestsellers list. Harris is represented by APA Talent Agency and JABberwocky Literary Agency.
Recently rebranded from Hallmark Movie Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a 24- hour digital cable network featuring a unique mix of original movies and acquired series focused on the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres. The network is also home to annual holiday programming franchise, the Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, as well as presentations from the award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame library. One of television’s leading destinations for compelling family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries can be seen in 54 million homes in SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition) and remains one of the fastest-growing networks in cable. Along with sister network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is the second linear channel from Crown Media Holdings, Inc.
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