Hosted by Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, “All My Children”), Hallmark Channel announced today that its six-time Daytime Emmy Award-nominated lifestyle program “Home & Family” will end its run with its current ninth season.
In announcing the show’s end, a spokesperson for the network told Variety, “For nearly a decade, the show has anchored our daytime lineup, featuring countless hours of cooking, lifestyle, DIY, health, entertaining and decorating segments. We want to thank the heart and soul of the show, our incredibly talented cast and crew — led by co-hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison — for their creativity, hard work and dedication.”
Production on the show is set to resume on Monday, March 29, more than three months since the series went on hiatus due to a rise in COVID-19 cases across the country. The show previously shut down production in March 2020 like the rest of television as the pandemic put a stop to normal life across the world. The show returned in September 2020 but was forced to suspend production in mid-December when cases began to spike, particularly in Los Angeles where the show is produced. Since going on hiatus, Hallmark Channel has been airing a mix of reruns and encores of original movies.
Earlier this month, Deadline reported that the show would be undergoing some retooling in its format. The show would no longer air five original episodes per week. Instead, the show will air three days a week, Monday through Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET beginning with its Monday, April 5 return. The show previously aired five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET.
“Our audience can look forward to more of the topical segments they know and love when the show returns on Monday, April 5 with a new one-hour, three-day-a-week format,” the Hallmark Channel representative noted while announcing the final episode of the show will air on Wednesday, August 4.