Monday, May 20, 2013


Hallmark Channel announced on Monday that Bruce Boxleitner (BABYLON 5, SCARECROW AND MRS. KING) has been cast as a series regular in Hallmark Channel’s first-ever primetime series, DEBBIE MACOMBER'S CEDAR COVE. The two-hour drama is set to premiere Saturday, July 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT), with Boxleitner joining the cast regularly as Bob Beldon, owner of the local Cedar Cove Inn, Thyme and Tide.

The series is based on the bestselling book series Cedar Cove by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber and stars Andie MacDowell along with Dylan Neal (THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL), Sarah Smyth, Paula Shaw and Brennan Elliott. As previously announced, Teryl Rothery has been cast as a series regular playing Grace, Judge Olivia Lockhart’s (MacDowell) best friend.

A native mid-westerner, Boxleitner received his formal acting training on stage and is an alumnus of Chicago’s prestigious Goodman Theatre. Boxleitner’s big break occurred when he was cast opposite James Arness in the pilot for the epic TV series HOW THE WEST WAS WON and he went on to star in the CBS series BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE.” In 1982, Boxleitner was cast as the title role in Disney’s cult film TRON which garnered him sci-fi fans worldwide. However, it was in Boxleitner’s four-year run for CBS’s SCARECROW AND MRS. KING, starring opposite Kate Jackson, which endeared him to fans everywhere and made him a household name. In 1994, Boxleitner joined the cast of the popular TV series BABYLON 5 as John Sheridan, President of the Interstellar Alliance.

Last year he played Burl Lourd in the short-lived ABC primetime soap opera GCB.

Boxleitner most recently starred with Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy, the popular motion picture sequel to TRON. In addition, Boxleitner reprised his role in TRON: UPRISING on Disney’s XD TV network, his first animated TV series. Boxleitner was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in April 2012, honoring him for his illustrious career in western films and is a two-time recipient of the Wrangler Award. In 1999, Boxleitner authored Frontier Earth and in 2001, its sequel, Frontier Earth: Searcher, published by The Berkley Publishing Group.

DEBBIE MACOMBER'S CEDAR COVE is a 16 Lighthouse Road Productions Ltd. production. Executive Producers are Dan Wigutow, Caroline Moore, Ron French, Debbie Macomber and Harvey Kahn. The series is produced by Connie Dolphin with Steve Harmaty as Co-Executive Producer. The pilot was directed by Michael M. Scott, written by Bruce Graham and was adapted from material from Debbie Macomber’s series of books, "Cedar Cove." Carl Binder is the show runner for the series.


  1. I am excited about this new series from Hallmark. I am pleased that actor Bruce Boxleitner has joined the cast. Bravo Hallmark.

  2. This is wonderful, wonderul, super news !! Bruce Boxleitner is a terrific actor! Thank you Hallmark for casting Bruce in Cedar Cove.