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Hallmark picks Gilbert

The Hallmark Channel has tapped veteran television actress and Screen Actors
Guild president Melissa Gilbert to introduce its first original series,
Adoption, as host of a Saturday, June 1, special airing.

The series will air regularly Sundays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Gilbert, herself adopted, said of the show: "Adoption brings real
stories and real emotions of those involved in the adoption process, and I am
glad to be a part of this heartwarming series."

She is no stranger to heartwarming series, having as a child co-starred in long-running NBC family drama Little House on the
Prairie
.