via press release:
THE MAGIC CONTINUES: HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES SEASON TWO RENEWAL OF ‘GOOD WITCH,’ STARRING CATHERINE BELL, JAMES DENTON AND BAILEE MADISON
Hallmark Channel is pleased to announce its newest Original Primetime Series, “Good Witch,” starring Catherine Bell, James Denton and Bailee Madison, has received a second season renewal of 12 new episodes including a two-hour Fall 2015 premiere and 10 new hours to follow in early 2016. “Good Witch” has charmed audiences in its first season, becoming the network’s most-watched and highest-rated primetime drama in the time period.
The announcement of the renewal comes as “Good Witch” stars Catherine Bell and James Denton make their debut at the Marché International des Programmes de Télévision (MIPTV), the world’s largest TV and digital content market and creative forum, in Cannes, France. “Our viewers have fallen in love with Catherine Bell and her enchanting journey, as well as her talented co-stars, James Denton and Bailee Madison. After seeing the tremendously overwhelming response to the series, there was no question that ‘Good Witch’ would be renewed for a second season,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “I am also delighted to announce that Cassie Nightingale will bring her essence and magical charms this Fall with a special 2-hour presentation as an early treat to our beloved fans,” Vicary concluded.
Though her magic always has us spellbound, Cassie Nightingale (Bell) can never predict what excitement will brew in her life with her enchanting daughter, Grace (Madison) and handsome neighbor, Dr. Sam Radford (Denton). Cassie takes on all the fun and romance of life one day or one spell at a time. “Good Witch,” based on Hallmark Channel’s top-rated movie franchise also starring Bell, is a Whizbang Films Production. Orly Adelson, Jonathan Eskenas, Frank Siracusa, Craig Pryce and Sue Tenney are the executive producers. Catherine Bell is co-executive producer. Andrea Raffaghello is producer. ITV Studios America controls distribution rights in the world for “Good Witch” outside of North America.