Movies 24 has closed a deal with to pick up the UK rights to Framed For Murder, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ first original film in a new franchise known as the The Fixer Upper Mysteries, TVWise has learned. The feature length film will receive its UK premiere on Movies 24 on Saturday March 11th at 3pm.
Based on the novels by Kate Carlisle, The Fixer Upper Mysteries movies are set in the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove and follows Shannon Hughes, owner of Hughes Restoration and an expert in Victorian home restoration. Through her work, she stumbles across clues hidden in the old homes, uncovering past secrets and becoming an unlikely sleuth to crack unsolved mysteries. Jewel stars in the lead role as Shannon Hughes.
In Framed For Murder, Shannon suspects foul play in the death of her good friend and neighbor, yet is rebuffed by the police who have declared it accidental. She sets out to build a case for murder, with the help of her new client, famous crime reporter and author Macintyre “Mac” Sullivan (Colin Ferguson). Together, they set out to deconstruct what Shannon believes to be a homicide, and nail the perpetrator, but not before further lives are endangered, lifelong friends are suspected, and a bejeweled necklace valued at $10 million is discovered.
The Fixer Upper Mysteries is the latest Hallmark original to land on Movies 24 here in the UK. The NBCU backed channel also holds first window rights to a number of other Hallmark original series and film franchises including When Calls The Heart and Signed, Sealed, Delivered. The channel also holds the pay TV rights to The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, starring Full House‘s Candace Cameron Bure; and the Dylan Neal fronted The Gourmet Detective Mysteries.