Hallmark Channel to Premiere New Hall of Fame Film

Hallmark Channel will premiere two new originals this weekend (Jan. 24-25), including a new Hall of Fame entry, Away and Back, starring Jason Lee and Minka Kelly.

In Away and Back, which bows at 9 p.m. on Jan. 25, Lee (My Name Is Earl) is a widower who comes up against a no-nonsense ornithologist, played by Kelly (Friday Night Lights, Almost Human), when a flock of swans settles in on his family farm.

On Jan. 24 the network premieres Love by the Book, in which bookstore owner Emma (Canadian actress Leah Renee) is torn between fairytale courtship and genuine commitment when two suitors (Kristopher Turner and Ryan Bittle) enter her life. Love by the Book, which had originally been slated for Jan. 17, airs instead on Saturday at 9 p.m.