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Hallmark To Air New ‘Home & Family' Shows Year Round

Hallmark Channel’s daytime series Home & Family will air new episodes for a complete calendar year, the network said Thursday.

Hallmark will air 260 original episodes of the Emmy nominated, two-hour original series over the next year, the first time the show has put together 52 straight weeks of new original shows, said network officials.

The Home & Family series, co-hosted by Mark Steines & Cristina Ferrare, provides viewers with innovative home ideas and improvements, as well as the latest information, trends and products for the home.

Home & Family is a true standout – unlike anything else on television — and we are incredibly proud of this show,” said Michelle Vicary, executive vice president of programming for Crown Media Family Networks. “Our viewers have asked for more episodes and we are happy to deliver.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.