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(left) Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; (right) Doug Piburn/JPI Studios

(left) Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; (right) Doug Piburn/JPI Studios

As we previously reported, Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco Jones, “General Hospital;” ex-Dominick Marone, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and “Good Morning America’s” Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, “All My Children”) have teamed up for a Hallmark Channel project, and the network has released new details. “My Gal Sunday,” which was once rumored to be a pilot for a possible primetime series, has now been confirmed as a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere movie!

The romantic drama (based of the book of short stories of the same name by author Mary Higgins Clark) follows a husband and wife duo (Mathison and “Clueless” star Rachel Blanchard) whose private eye backgrounds and political ties place them smack dab in the middle of intrigue and scandal.

“It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra ‘Sunday’ O-Brien-Parker (Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday’s dad, Danny (Wagner), Henry’s colleague and Secret Service Agent, introduced them at the picturesque Why Worry Ranch in California,” states a press release about the film. “Now, a year after their wedding,  Sunday and Parker — living on the ranch near Lake Tahoe after Parker’s recent term as beloved state governor — are an irresistible sleuthing team who enjoy the political spotlight while taking pleasure busting the bad guys. But when Parker’s mom, Miriam (Janet Laine Green, “She’s the Mayor”) and Danny are suddenly kidnapped on their way to a high-profile family event, Parker and Sunday are immediately on the case — and this time, it’s personal.

“Believing they were the true targets of the crime, the daring duo work together to uncover clues and find out why the kidnapper is demanding the release of a notorious hit-man from federal prison as ransom,” the release continues. “Racing against the clock to rescue their parents, Parker and Sunday dig deep into their past to find out a connection to the criminal and as they uncover his identity, they put their lives at stake in a suspenseful final showdown.”

Watch for the film’s premiere on Saturday, January 18 at 9PM ET/PC, 8C on Hallmark Movie Channel.

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