Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Pilot) Review

Welcome to the Girls Gone Hallmark podcast, where your favorite podcast duo throw it way back to 2013 to review the backdoor pilot of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” Join Megan and Wendy as we get to know Oliver, Shane, Norman, and Rita. If you’re new to the series or it’s a favorite, come along and chat about the charming characters, heartfelt moments, and the signature Hallmark magic that captivated audiences for year. Plus, don’t forget to tune in all summer long for Signed, Sealed, Delivered SUMMER!

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Girls Gone Hallmark reviews the very first movie from the Signed, Sealed, Delivered franchise. This is "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Pilot) from 2013, the backdoor pilot before the one-and-only season that aired on Hallmark Channel. #POstables

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About “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (Pilot)

  • The very first movie in the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” franchise was a backdoor pilot and is often considered episode #0 from Season 1. Its title is “Second Chances.”
  • This movie premiered on October 12, 2013.
  • Scott Smith directed the movie. He currently has 37 directing credits including a few Hallmark favorites like “Frozen in Love” and “Autumn in the Vineyard.
  • Martha Williamson and Brandi Harkonen wrote the script.
    • Martha Williamson is a 35-year veteran of the entertainment industry. She is known for being the writer and producer on “Touched by an Angel” as well as “Promised Land.” Williamson has also written for the TV series “The Facts of Life,” and “Living Dolls.”
    • Brandi Harkonen has 14 writing and co-producing credits including every episode and movie from the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” franchise.

Who Was in the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” Pilot?

  • Eric Mabius plays Oliver O’Toole. Eric currently has 72 acting credits, having appeared in Hallmark hits like “Haul Out the Holly” and “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up.” Mabius has worked steadily since 1995 having appeared in television shows like “Party of Five,” “Chicago Fire,” “The L Word,” and “The O.C.”
  • Kristin Booth plays Shane McInerney. Kristin recently appeared in “Shifting Gears” (directed by co-star Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe). Her 100 acting credits also include “Workin’ Moms,” “Hudson & Rex,” and “Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother’s Fight to Save Her Daughter.”
  • Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe plays Rita Haywith. Commonly credited as Crystal Lowe, she has 95 acting credits including “Christmas at Dollywood” and “Flip That Romance.” She was the first female director selected in Hallmark’s ‘Make Her Mark’ initiative.
  • Geoff Gustafson play Norman Dorman. Geoff has 94 acting credits and has appeared in “Dream Moms” and “Three Wise Men and a Baby” amongst many others.
  • Daphne Zuniga plays Andrea Shmeckle. Zuniga is probably best known for her role as Jo Reynolds from “Melrose Place.”
  • Laci J. Mailey plays Kelly. We recently saw Laci in “Betty’s Bad Luck in Love” but she’s probably best known as Jess O’Brien from the long running Hallmark series “Chesapeake Shores.”
  • Benjamin Hollingsworth plays Charlie. Ben is known for his role as Dan Brady on “Virgin River” as well as Liam in “The Santa Summit.

Watch the Trailer for “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” from 2013

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