Hallmark Channel has renewed the popular series, Good Witch, just shortly after three weeks into its fifth-season run. The supernatural dramedy’s sixth season will continue to feature actress Catherine Bell, but will see the exit of co-star Bailee Madison’s Grace Russell, who has been on the series since its initial 2015 debut.
“Bailee Madison will always be a beloved member of the Hallmark family,” Michelle Vicary, EVP Programming & Publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, mentioned in an official statement regarding the news. “Once again Being the No. 1 series in cable, we are thrilled to announce a Season 6 pickup of Good Witch.”
Bell originally played Cassie Nightingale in the cable movies and currently co-produces and stars in the television series as well. Bell’s involvement with series being a good indicator of how the show has successfully go on to become cable’s No. 1 ad-supported scripted series.
Good Witch is an American/Canadian co-production that is based on the TV movie series of the same name, which will officially be celebrating it’s 11th anniversary this year. Produced by Whizbang Films in association with ITV Studios and the Hallmark Channel, the series is regarded as one of the two most popular and longest running scripted programming shows on the network.
Despite following James Denton’s Sam Redford, the series also centers on widowed Cassie Nightingale who is nothing but a well-intentioned enchantress of the fictional town of Middleton. Cassie is joined by her grown-up teenage daughter Grace (Madison), who also has bewitching abilities. By the season 5’s finale, Grace has graduated and moved on to bigger things, allowing Madison to exit the show.
Rhys Matthew Bond, Sarah Power, Catherine Disher, Kylee Evans, Peter MacNeill and Dan Jeannotte all co-star, with the series being produced by Whizbang Films production in association with ITV Studios America. Darin Goldberg, Orly Adelson, Jonathan Eskenas, Frank Siracusa and Craig Pryce act as the sereis’ executive prodcucers.