Hallmark Sends ‘Signed, Sealed Delivered’ to Sister Network

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#POstables, did you hear?

Hallmark Channel announced this week that it would be filing a change of address form for their scripted series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” SSD will be relocating to its new home at Hallmark’s sister network, the newly rebranded Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Not only is the show moving to another channel, it will be changing its format from a one-hour weekly episodic to a series of two-hour movies.

Aside from the pilot, the first two-hour movie, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered Christmas” will debut on the network on November 23 at 9 p.m. with three more two-hour original films slated for 2015.

To prime viewers for the upcoming holiday SSD movie, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will air a marathon of the first season of the series this Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. C.

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Geoff Gustafson, and Crystal Lowe as a group of postal workers who turn detective. Assigned to the Dead Letter Office, they attempt to return lost letters to their intended recipients. But as the quartet solve the mysteries behind each letter, they also discover friendship, laughter, and love along the way.

In the Christmas movie debuting on November 23, Oliver, Shane, Rita and Norman are working around the clock to redirect Santa’s mail just as Oliver runs into his former Sunday school teacher (Marion Ross). When they receive an emotional last-minute plea not meant for Saint Nick, but instead written to God, they must delay their own travel plans to make sure one little girl doesn’t lose her Christmas joy—something Oliver and Shane are also struggling to find as they each face painful holiday memories.

With a little guidance from a mysterious post office volunteer, Jordan (Rob Estes), the POstables are more surprised than anyone to discover they’ve been a part of more than one miracle on this Christmas Eve.

#POstables, do you want to forward your viewership on to the new network or would you rather Return to Sender? Tell us in the comments below.


12 responses to “Hallmark Sends ‘Signed, Sealed Delivered’ to Sister Network”

  1. Caroline Avatar

    RETURN TO SENDER!!! I love this show, but unfortunately I can’t get the HMM channel and every time I see someone comment “at least we’re getting movies if they won’t give us a second season” it’s like rubbing salt in an open wound to me since I can’t even see the movies. I hope Hallmark either reconsiders or reruns the movies on their regular channel or even swiftly puts them out on DVD for us to buy. Just something to show they actually care about the fans. After all, it’s not fair that they got is hooked by showing it on the regular channel and then moving it to a channel that a lot of us can’t follow it to.

  2. Nancy Kelchlin Avatar
    Nancy Kelchlin

    Definitely post it Return to Sender. LOVE this show and will miss it as a weekly feel-good show. Also not a fan of moving it to the new Network. Regular Hallmark Channel should be building up its original series content…not just showing one new series at a time once a week. They have more than enough options for movie content to create at the new network. Fans built a good viewership of this series on the main channel and it should stay there. In addition, many, many people cannot access the new channel in their cable packages. Disappointed.

  3. Pepper Avatar

    This is not fair! You gave us a great, uplifting, MOSTLY CHRISTIAN show, and then take it from us again! What’s UP?

  4. Rachel Perkins Avatar
    Rachel Perkins

    I am disappointed that you are changing the format and moving Signed, Sealed and Delivered to the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. I will be able to watch the marathon only because DISH is offering a free preview this month. I probably won’t get to watch the Christmas movie, as it won’t be shown until the end of November. Please reconsider its series status and leave it on the Hallmark Channel.

  5. Laura Wyman Avatar
    Laura Wyman

    Definitely Return to Sender. I (like many viewers) cannot get the Hallmark Movie Channel and believe that the original Hallmark Channel would be stronger if it aired regular series instead of movies. Please bring back Signed, Sealed, Delivered as a weekly series and keep it on the Hallmark Channel.

  6. kel Avatar

    I was bummed when I read that the SSD movie was going to be shown on the HMM channel & are planning a series of movies rather than coming back as a weekly series for S2. I really enjoyed the show….& a fan of Eric Mabius. From what I’ve been reading thus far, a lot of people don’t have the movie channel in their packages iincluding myself. I think Hallmark should reconsider. They will probably lose a lot of viewers with the switch.

  7. Dan Avatar

    Very disappointed that Hallmark’s decision to move this great show off it’s main channel to their newly rebranded sister channel – a channel not readily available to all current viewers. This move disenfranchises a population of loyal fans who fell in love with this show and it’s one hour format. Plus, fans hoped for a full second season commitment. Hallmark had other ideas.

    Now, those fans who do have access to Signed, Sealed, Delivered will enjoy a total of 4 two hour movies, as compared to the original weekly series which aired 10 one hour episodes. Can the fans (known as POstables) endure the months between the movie airings?

    On a happy note, it will be great seeing the entire cast again. Here’s hoping the movies can continue some of the story arcs first established in the series, as well as delving deeper into the “back” stories of the main characters.

    I hold out hope that Signed, Sealed, Delivered will be reinstated as a series on the mother network but for now, it’ll be movie night on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

  8. kelly bigelow Avatar
    kelly bigelow

    one word. Why . . . . .

  9. KLE Avatar

    Our family is very discouraged with this news. SSD was such a refreshing, uplifting part of our week during their first season. We told several friends and other family members about the new show on Hallmark, and they we’re hooked, too! Now we will not be able to watch the new movie format, since we, like many of the other POstables, do not get the HMM channel.

  10. KFP Avatar

    I am very sad about this change. SSD was one of the few programs I looked forward to every week. I greatly fear that this move, which Hallmark clearly intended to bolster its fledgling Movies and Mysteries channel, will instead sap the strength from what was its best and brightest original series. This move will cost SSD many viewers who do not get the new channel, and has the potential to lose viewer interest in the months between movies. Bring the series back, please!

  11. Judy & Henry Fullington Avatar
    Judy & Henry Fullington

    We love Signed, Sealed Delivered and were anxiously awaiting its return to the weekly Hallmark schedule. We are very disappointed that it will now be shown on another channel and only three movies instead of 10 episodes. This is one of the best Christian shows on television and we really looked forward every week to view what Oliver and his team were going to have to get through to do their job. PLEASE, bring it back to a weekly series so its fans can get their fill every week!

  12. Linda McCormick Avatar
    Linda McCormick

    I can’t believe you have moved the Series: Signed, Sealed and Delivered to your other Hallmark channel. With Direct TV, I can’t get that unless I pay about $15-20 more a month. I already pay well over $100.00 dollars. Thanks a lot for making the decision to get people hooked on this show, and then moving it to a special movie channel. That sucks!!!!!! I think you could give your fans a little respect for being faithful viewers of the Hallmark shows that are decent and good for the whole family. You could bring it back to the Hallmark channel and not make people make a decision to have to spend more money because of your miserable decision…..

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