Summer is still in full swing, but Hallmark Drama is already getting fans excited for the holiday season with a slew of exciting details surrounding its Christmas lineup -- which includes a competition series called Christmas Cookie Countdown that will be partially hosted by Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco Jones, General Hospital; ex-Dominick Marone, The Bold and the Beautiful).
The five-episode competition series is set to feature talented amateur home bakers around the country embarking on an exciting yuletide cookie baking challenge. The series will be judged by a panel of three well-known pastry chefs and hosted by a rotating panel of beloved Hallmark stars (including Wagner) who will offer encouragement and support the teams throughout the competition. The program will be among the network's first on-air original content since its launch in 2017.
"The Christmas Cookie Countdown gives Hallmark Drama signature content that can't be seen anywhere else," says Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Crown Media Family Networks. "This good-natured competition is a great addition to Crown Media's tradition of celebrating the holidays on-air and we have every confidence it will resonate strongly with our viewers."
Wagner has a strong relationship with Hallmark, being the star of When Calls the Heart as well as the network's film series The Wedding March. Some of his other television credits include Titans, Melrose Place, Sunset Beach (ex-Jacques Dumont), and Santa Barbara (ex-Warren Lockridge).
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