Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hallmark Renews 'Good Witch' for Season 3

Ahead of its second season finale on Sunday, June 19, Hallmark has ordered a 12-episode third season of its original drama series Good Witch. Production will begin in Toronto in August for a 2017 premiere, with another Halloween special set to air in October as well.

Based on the network's movie franchise, Good Witch centers on Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) and her bright, teenage daughter Grace (Bailee Madison), who shares her mom's special intuitive charm. Sam (James Denton), a doctor, and his teenage son live next door and are charmed by the "magical" mother-daughter duo and wonder is it really magic, a lucky coincidence or just a special intuitive insight only this family possesses?

Through its second season so far, Good Witch is averaging 2.5 million total viewers in Live+3 figures.

Orly Adelson, Jonathan Eskenas, Frank Siracusa and Craig Pryce serve as executive producers. Bell is a co-executive producer. Whizbang Films produces for Hallmark. ITV Studios America controls distribution rights outside of North America.

"Fans are enchanted by the magical adventures of Cassie, Sam and Grace - charming characters who have inspired our viewers to believe in the magic that can be found in our everyday lives. We're excited to see the captivating adventure continue with a third season," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President of Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.