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CAN A FASHIIONISTA SURVIVE CAMPTOWN RACES?
TWO-TIME EMMY(R) NOMINEE ROMA DOWNEY AND FIVE-TIME EMMY(R) NOMINEE MARION ROSS STAR IN 'RANDALL REUNION RACES,' A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION
Kayla Ewell And Thad Luckinbill Also Star in Original Movie, Premiering in 2011
If you think the competitive world of fashion is tough, nothing is as intimidating as meeting the fiance's family for the first time. Budding designer Alicia Crosby (Kayla Ewell, "The Vampire Diaries") must earn the affections of a new family and she must do so under the pressures of their annual extravaganza, the "Randall Reunion Races," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie which began production and is slated to have its world premiere in 2011. Two-time Emmy nominee Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel") and television legend and five-time Emmy nominee Marion Ross ("Happy Days," "Brooklyn Bridge") are among the Randall Reunion competitors.
Alicia Crosby (Ewell) is a hugely successful children's fashion designer based in Los Angeles. Her personal life is equally successful as Alicia suspects her boyfriend Will Randall (Thad Luckinbill, "The Young and the Restless") is going to pop the question any day now. But first, Alicia must survive meeting Will's family, which means getting down and dirty in their family's annual "Reunion Races" where she is up against everyone from Will's mom, Barb (Downey), to seemingly sweet Grandma Dorie (Ross), to even Will's ex-girlfriend, Kris (McKenna Jones, "The Bold and the Beautiful").
It is no surprise to anyone, Alicia included, that she is not up to athletic challenges. Almost out of patience, even going as far as to fake an injury to avoid the games, Alicia at last sees a glimmer of hope and a way to merge her fashion sense with some outdoors know-how. Just as the stopwatch ceases to tick, she might not only win the races, but finally, a place in the hearts of her soon-to-be family members.
"Randall Reunion Races" is being produced by Hallenburg Productions, Inc. Larry Levinson, is the executive producer. Jim Wilberger and Brian Gordon are the producers. David Cass is directing from a script written by Jennifer Notas ("Elevator Girl").
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 90 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, general entertainment and home and lifestyle content. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.