‘Home and Family’ Canceled by Hallmark Channel

by Jennifer Shea
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The Hallmark Channel has canceled the lifestyle show “Home and Family” after nine seasons.

The Emmy-nominated series will wrap up this August when its current season ends, Deadline reports. The series finale will air on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

“The 9th and current season of Home & Family will be the series’ last,” a Hallmark Channel spokesperson told Deadline in a statement.

‘Home and Family’ to Resume Its Last Batch of Episodes on April 5

“Home and Family” films in the Universal City neighborhood of Los Angeles. It offers tips on beauty, crafts, cooking, home improvements, lifestyle decisions, parenting and health and fitness.

The show has been on a pandemic-related production break which will end on Monday, March 29. It will resume airing its last string of episodes on Monday, April 5, per TV Line. The episodes will run in a new one-hour, three days a week format.

“Our audience can look forward to more of the topical segments they know and love when the show returns,” the Hallmark spokesperson said.

The Anchor of Hallmark’s Daytime Lineup

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison are the show’s current hosts. The original hosts were Mark Steines and Paige Davis. Cristina Ferrare replaced Davis, then Matenopoulos replaced her in 2016. Steines left in 2018, at which point Mathison replaced him.

“For nearly a decade, the show has anchored our daytime lineup, featuring countless hours of cooking, lifestyle, DIY, health, entertaining, and decorating segments,” the Hallmark spokesperson said. “We want to thank the heart and soul of the show, our incredibly talented cast and crew – led by co-hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison – for their creativity, hard work, and dedication.”

“Home and Family” has racked up six Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lifestyle Program, including in 2020.

The show has been hit hard by the pandemic, which caused a production halt beginning in March of 2020. Then it started back up again in September of 2020 before coming to another stop in December, as Covid-19 cases began to shoot up again. New episodes ceased airing on the week of January 4. In the interim, Hallmark has been broadcasting reruns of the show and Hallmark Channel Original Movies in place of new episodes.

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