Hallmark’s frequent hires:
Why some stars appear there so often
Q: Why do the same actors appear in all the Hallmark movies? Different hairstyles, but always the same people. – Bettianne Jones, East Palestine, Ohio
A: Well, it’s not literally “all” of them. However, you can attribute your thought to the “family” feel the network has built itself on, which it has done in part by building a family of actors (particularly female ones) who work there time and again – Lori Loughlin, Lacey Chabert, Kellie Martin, Candace Cameron Bure, Jill Wagner, Alison Sweeney, Maggie Lawson, Taylor Cole, Sarah Lancaster ... and that’s just to name a relative few.
Q: We really enjoyed watching “Switched at Birth.” What years did it air? Will there be a sequel? What happened to the “family”? – Bennie Martinez, via
A: The ABC Family/Freeform drama had a five-season run (which might have seemed longer, but it skipped presenting new episodes in 2016 and it also split a couple of seasons into halves) that began in the summer of 2011. There’s been no serious talk of a revival or spinoff, though such “Switched” stars as Vanessa Marano and Katie LeClerc have made it clear in interviews that they’d be up for returning.
Candace Cameron Buret