Hallmark Channel books Doris Roberts for


Hallmark Channel, the biggest holiday destination in television, presents five-time Emmy® Award winner Doris Roberts in the World Premiere of “Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, November 27 (8p.m. ET/PT; 7C). The telefilm is based on prolific writer Debbie Macomber’s upcoming literary release, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and is the sequel to the highest-rated Hallmark Channel Original Movie of 2009. The film also stars Jewel Staite (“Stargate: Atlantis”), Eric Johnson (“Rookie Blue”) and Lauren Holly (“The Town That Christmas Forgot”).

No one celebrates the holidays like Emily Merkle (Roberts) – Mrs. Miracle as she is known by some – who is back to ensure that this Christmas is the most magical and meaningful of all.  When Mrs. Miracle appears as a seasonal employee in the toy department at the financially troubled Finley’s Department Store, neither the store’s owners, nor the customers, have any idea of the saintly events that are about to unfold.  None of them can even say who hired Mrs. Merkle or where exactly she came from, but her illustrious and angelic spirit will dispel gloom, drive away misery, and prove that miracles happen every day, especially on Christmas. With Mrs. Miracle in charge of the holidays, toys fly off shelves, Finley’s business is saved, and its owners and customers all find renewed faith in the spirit of Christmas. Yes, just when it seemed Christmas might not come at all this year, Finley’s favorite employee proves they don’t call her Mrs. Miracle for nothing!

“Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle” is a MRM Production. Harvey Kahn is the producer, Michael M. Scott and Dan Wigutow are the executive producers. Michael M. Scott directed from a script by Nancey Silvers, which was based on the novel Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 90 million subscribers.  The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country.  Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading network in providing quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, general entertainment and home and lifestyle content. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.

(Source: Hallmark Channel)