What happened to Home and Family? Is it coming back in 2021? Audiences are wondering if it’s still on the Hallmark Channel.
It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s perhaps enough to ruin your day.
When a show you love seems to have disappeared from broadcast, some immediate questions spring to mind.
Where is it? Is it cancelled? Is it coming back?
At the moment, these are questions being asked by Home and Family fans.
The American morning talk show was originally called The Home and Family Show and was once hosted by Cristina Ferrare, Michael Burger, and Chuck Woolery.
It premiered back in 1996 and is currently hosted by Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison on the Hallmark Channel at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
However, you will have noticed that it’s recently been absent from the schedule…
What happened to Home and Family?
- Production on Home and Family ceased in January 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, January 6th 2021, the official Home and Family Twitter page offered an explanation:
“With the current information regarding COVID-19 in Southern California, and in keeping with SAG/AFTRA recommendations, we are suspending production on our daytime series, Home & Family. We plan to air encore episodes at this time, and will continue to monitor the situation.”
The show has not been cancelled, but new episodes are not being recorded currently.
Fans applaud the decision
While the show’s absence is likely to irritate a number of viewers, some fans were quick to comment on the above Twitter post, acknowledging and praising the decision to stop production.
One wrote: “As much as I adore the show, I want the people on it and behind the scenes, to be safe. This is the responsible thing to do and I applaud the choice. The fans will enjoy the show even more when it comes back, knowing that everyone involved has been able to stay safe during this time.”
Similarly, another fan weighed in: “Good decision you have to keep your people safe above all. Love this show but will enjoy reruns…”
One of the show’s admirers also wrote: “Even though I miss starting my day with the Home & Family gang I want you all to stay safe! Can’t wait to see @kymdouglas back on my TV soon bringing us great info on beauty and living a healthy lifestyle all done in a fun way!”
Is Home and Family coming back in 2021?
At the moment, it’s uncertain when new Home and Family episodes will reach screens.
However, it’s likely that production will resume sometime in 2021, if the safety measures and restrictions mean that it is safe to do so.
As the previous tweet confirms, they “will continue to monitor the situation”, so it’s worth following the official page on Twitter for potential updates.
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