Hallmark Orders New Series: 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'

Hallmark Channel said it ordered as a series Signed, Sealed, Delivered, from Touched By An Angel producer Martha Williamson, about a team of postal detectives who deliver letters from the past, solving crimes, reuniting lost loves and changing futures along the way. The cast is led by Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth and Daphne Zuniga.

The channel had already slated a two-hour pilot to air at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Oct. 12 as a "backdoor pilot" prior to a potential pickup for 2014. Today the channel said it ordered 10 episodes of the series, to air beginning in the second quarter of 2014. On Monday, Hallmark Channel renewed the seriesDebbie Macomber's Cedar Cove for a second season. Another primetime series order, When Calls The Heart, is slated to launch on the channel in January after its backdoor pilot airs as a movie on Oct. 19, the network said.

Williamson, who executive produced longrunning CBS drama Touched By An Angel, is on board as creator, writer and executive producer.