On September 29, Hallmark Movie Channel is getting a new name: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Bringing to life timeless storytelling in the Hallmark tradition, the network features an exciting mix of light mysteries, heartwarming holiday tales, and beloved classic TV movies.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries showcases programming devoted to the lighter side of mystery, with original movies and acquired series. It is also home to an annual holiday programming event, the Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, plus the award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame library.

Available on Ch. 565, programming includes:

The entire Hallmark Hall of Fame Collection. The most enchanting original television movies ever made, this series stars popular talents such as James Earl Jones, Sophia Loren, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Glenn Close. Monday nights will feature back-to-back airings from the treasured 60-year collection.

Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas. Viewers enjoy a mix of traditional and nostalgic cherished Christmas movies. In 2014, the seasonal event will feature classic holiday movies every Thursday, plus three new original holiday premieres.

Mystery Movie Series. This original Mystery Wheel series of new movies includes:

  • Garage Sale Mysteries featuring Lori Loughlin
  • The Gourmet Detective starring Dylan Neal
  • True Blood author Charlaine Harris’ Aurora Teagarden, starring Candace Cameron Bure
  • Sugar Cookie Murder based around the delightful Hannah Swensen character from the popular book series by Joanne Fluke

Original Movie Premieres. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries brings viewers more original movie premieres than ever. Popular features like The Color of Rain, Mary Higgins Clark’s My Gal Sunday, and Meddling Mom connect with viewers alongside an ever-growing library of original premieres.

Hallmark Movie Channel (named Hallmark Movies & Mysteries after September 29) is included in the DIRECTV HD Extra Pack. Upgrade to the HD Extra Pack today!