Hallmark Channel's Long-Running Show 'Home & Family' Will Reportedly End after Season 9
After being on air for almost ten years, the chat show "Home & Family" is reportedly saying goodbye to its channel Hallmark after nine seasons on the network.
According to Variety, the morning show paused production twice amid the pandemic. However, it is set to resume filming at the end of March, and now the outlet has reportedly learned that it will be the show’s last episodes.
A spokesperson for the network confirmed the news. “The ninth and current season of ‘Home & Family’ will be the series’ last. For nearly a decade, the show has anchored out the daytime lineup, featuring countless hours of cooking, lifestyle, DIY, health, entertaining, and decorating segments," said the spokesperson.
THE MORNING SHOW ENDS
The insider thanked the cast, crew, and co-hosts Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopoulus for the creativity, hard work, and devotion. According to the spokesperson, the audience can look forward to the topical segments they love when it returns on April 5.
It will have a new one-hour, three-day-a-week format. The program’s final episodes air on Wednesday, August 4. The talk show made its debut back on April 1, 1996.
According to the outlet, back then, it was titled "The Home and Family Show," which aired on the Family Channel. After being on air for two years, it came to an end, but they gave it a reboot in October 2012 for the Hallmark Channel.
The show features daily guests and was previously a two-hour daily show that aired from Mondays to Fridays. During its run, it won six Daytime Emmy nominations.
SIX EMMY NOMINATIONS
The show has been nominated for the Emmys six consecutive times, from 2016 to 2020. According to Deadline, it received recognition in the category for outstanding lifestyle program this year.
According to TV Insider, Matenopoulus has been hosting the show since 2016, and her co-host Mathison started in 2018, joining its seventh season. The morning show is reportedly filmed in the Universal City area of Los Angeles.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HALLMARK
According to Mental Floss, it all began with a high school dropout named Joyce Hall, who quit school in 1910 to venture into selling postcards. She and his brothers Rollie and William could sell in Kansas City at a metro area.
Once their business was strong enough, Rollie joined his brother, and the pair set up their shop. Things went well for them until 1915 when a fire destroyed their shop and everything else.
They were resilient enough to take out a loan, purchase an engraving company, and created unique designs. It started paying off, and the Halls began to see their business booming once again and moved to another arena and started printing cards for holidays.
The Hallmark name did not appear until 1925. By 1928 it was reportedly on every card the Hall brother’s company sold. In 1954, Hall Brothers Inc. changed its name to Hallmark.