Hallmark executive Michelle Vicary comments on ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ petition

I recently covered a petition to renew Hallmark’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” for the Deseret News. Although the petition unexpectedly dropped during the network’s busy Christmas schedule, they cheerfully made time to provide comment for a tight deadline. 

Portions of an interview with Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President for Programming & Network Publicity, were included in the article. The full text of her comments are as follows: Continue reading “Hallmark executive Michelle Vicary comments on ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ petition”

‘This show is loved’: ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ fan base wants to deliver message to Hallmark

SALT LAKE CITY — Find a popular, recently cancelled TV show and you can set your watch by how long it takes fans to make a pitch for its revival. Some efforts are more successful than others, but few are truly newsworthy. A petition by a group of fans for Hallmark’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” may be an exception. Continue reading “‘This show is loved’: ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ fan base wants to deliver message to Hallmark”

Brian Bird shares top five episodes of ‘When Calls the Heart’

As Hallmark Channel gets ready for the premiere of the “When Calls the Heart” 2018 Christmas movie, co-creator and executive producer Brian Bird will be doing an AMA with FromtheDesk on December 14.

This Q&A preview features the top five episodes thus far of the man affectionately known as “Papa Heartie.”  Continue reading “Brian Bird shares top five episodes of ‘When Calls the Heart’”

W. W. Phelps biography highlights close relationship with Joseph Smith

“WE’LL SING AND WE’LL SHOUT: The Life and Times of W. W. Phelps,” by Bruce Van Orden, BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, $31.99, 576 pages (nf) 

W. W. Phelps was one of the 10 most influential members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in its first 15 years, according to Bruce Van Orden. Continue reading “W. W. Phelps biography highlights close relationship with Joseph Smith”