The Hallmark Channel’s Catstravaganza is no more.
Network canceled every year Kitten Bowlrevealed on social media that they have no plans to revive the league as an alternative to the Super Bowl in the near future.
“While we are not currently developing original animal-centric programming, the Hallmark channel is pleased to support partners like North Shore Animal League America as part of our commitment to these initiatives. about social responsibility”, a network representative shared in a Facebook statement on Saturday.
Our sister pub Diversitymeanwhile, reports that Bill Abbott – the former president/CEO of parent company Hallmark Crown Media and who is now in charge of rival network GAC Family – is looking to bring the Kitten Bowl back to the GAC in 2023.
“The Kitten Bowl is a passionate project that everyone involved will always be deeply proud to have been a part of,” Abbott wrote on Twitter. “Grateful that we were able to find fur homes for so many people. Please continue to support Animal League in its mission to find loving homes for these animals. #GetYourRescueOn and #adopt a furry friend! ”
As of press time, no such deal for the GAC Family to revive the Kitten Bowl has been finalized – but it won’t be the first Hallmark production to make the leap over Abbott’s rival station. In December, When the heart calls spinoff When Hope Calls moved from the Hallmark Movies Now streaming service to GAC Family, where it returned with a two-hour Christmas special overthrow WCTH Actress Lori Loughlin.
In addition to Loughlin, former Home & Family presenters Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopoulos recently immigrated to the GAC Family, where they lead Welcome to the great American Christmasa special Christmas preview that previews the network’s first list of holiday movies – a original Mentioned entirely by Hallmark graduates, including Mathison, Susie Abromeit, Nick Bateman, Rukiya Bernard, Cindy Busby, Sara Canning, Dillon Casey, Torrance Coombs, Trevor Donovan, Brendan Fehr, Jennie Garth, Maggie Lawson, Jen Lilley, Sarah Lind, Daniel Lissing, Jessica Lowndes, Matthew MacCaull, Chad Michael Murray, Sam Page, Merritt Patterson, Christopher Russell, Becca Tobin, Jill Wagner and Dewshane Williams.
GAC Family also signed an exclusive pact with Christmas movie queen Hallmark Danica McKellar writes, produces and stars in new TV series dedicated to the fledgling network, starting January Winter Palace.
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https://tvline.com/2022/02/07/kitten-bowl-cancelled-hallmark-channel-not-airing-super-bowl-sunday-2022/ Kitten Bowl canceled at Hallmark, Super Bowl will not air on Sunday 2022