Nope, neither did we. Nor, considering how this article describes it, would we ever have guessed it would be renewed.
Welcome to, um, CEDAR COVE:
by Lesley Goldberg
The Crown Media Holdings-owned cable network has renewed Cedar Cove for a second season.
The Andie MacDowell drama ranks as the network’s first-ever primetime scripted series. Since its July 20 launch, Cedar Cove has propelled Hallmark Channel to become the No. 1-rated cable network on Saturdays from 8 to 9 p.m.
The two-hour pilot debuted as the top ad-supported movie of the week, delivering a 2.4 rating and more than 3.8 million total viewers.
MacDowell stars as a small-town family court judge in the series, which debuted as a two-hour backdoor pilot. The drama marks the fourth of Macomber’s romance novels to get the Hallmark treatment, following telefilms Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Trading Christmas; they went on to become the network’s most-watched movies of the year in 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively.