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Hallmark Channel Renews ‘Home & Family’ for Season Three

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'Home & Family' hosts Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines in episode "2147", airing April 29, 2014. Photo credit © Crown Media United States, LLC

Hallmark Channel has announced its original Daytime Emmy-nominated show, Home & Family, has been renewed for a third season.

The fun and informative two-hour lifestyle program, currently in its second season on the network, is co-hosted by Emmy® Award nominee Mark Steines and TV personality and bestselling culinary author and expert Cristina Ferrare.  From its start in 2012, the show has been the ultimate destination for helping viewers live their best lives, showing audiences helpful “how-to” segments on everything from cooking tasty recipes to crafting the perfect DIY décor, finding the best bargains, discovering the newest at-home gadgets and learning weight-loss tips, all while incorporating top entertainment in the form of celebrity guest interviews and musical performances.  Home & Family airs weekdays at 10am ET/PT, 9C.

“‘Home & Family’ is such a unique show in the TV landscape as it not only enhances our viewers’ lives, but also provides diverse opportunities for advertisers to reach consumers,” said Bill Abbott, president and CEO, Crown Media Family Networks. “We are incredibly proud of the success of ‘Home & Family’ and with the recent launch of our Hallmark Channel Everywhere App, we look forward to synchronizing ‘Home & Family’ with the new application to bring more opportunities to benefit our advertisers, affiliate partners and viewers.”

“We are thrilled with the success of ‘Home & Family’ and excited to continue bringing our viewers the very best in lifestyle entertainment,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. “By combining our award-winning hosts with experts from every field, a peek into the lives of today’s biggest celebrities and our own viewers’ real-life questions and stories, the show has become the ideal daytime destination for audiences who are looking for advice on how to live their best, everyday lives.”

Filming from a full-functional 2,400 square foot Colonial-style home on the Universal Studio Hollywood backlot, “Home & Family” brings viewers inside to deliver segments on the best in cooking, crafting, decorating, fashion, health, beauty, fitness, financial advice, pet care, lawn and garden tips, as well as interviews with celebrity guests revealing their unknown talents or skills and live performances from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.  In Season 2, viewers can continue to look forward to seeing fun segments including spring cleaning suggestions, Earth Day art exhibits, July 4th celebrity home barbecues and the spectacular Universal Studios fireworks display.  Season 3 will begin airing in October, 2014.

“Home & Family” Season Two to date deliveries have increased since Season One among W25-54 by 31%, A25-54 by 24% and total viewers P2+ by 19%. After three weeks in 2Q’14, deliveries for “Home & Family” have increased since last year among W25-54 by 73%, A25-54 by 55% and total viewers P2+ by 18%. (Source: The Nielsen Company)

Woody Fraser is creator, Marty Tenney is co-executive producer, Megan Lawson, Stacy Patterson and Ryan Berlin are senior producers and Bob Levy is director of “Home & Family.

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