Andie MacDowell To Star In Hallmark's First Primetime Series

Andie Macdowell is spotted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 20, 2012 Andie Macdowell is spotted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 20, 2012

Andie MacDowell will be a pioneer for the Hallmark Channel, starring in the network’s first prime-time series.

Hallmark said Wednesday that MacDowell will portray municipal court Judge Olivia Lockhart in “Cedar Grove.” It will start with a two-hour movie airing later this year and continue with a 13-episode series early in 2013.

The new series is based on books by author Debbie Macomber. Movie adaptations of Macomber’s books have been among the top-rated programs that Hallmark has shown over the past three years.

MacDowell’s movie credits include “sex, lies and videotape,” '‘Groundhog Day” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”

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