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‘A Little Daytime Drama’: Jen Lilley & Ryan Paevey Star in New Hallmark Film

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Hallmark Channel is churning out new movies even as summer winds down. One new film premiering August 21 is A Little Daytime Drama, starring Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey. Neither lead is a stranger to Hallmark movie fans, so having them pair up for this feature is sure to be spectacular. We’ve got details on the new movie below, including plot, cast, and a few film photos. Keep reading to learn more.

A Little Daytime Drama: Plot + Cast

A Little Daytime Drama follows Maggie (Jen Lilley), lead writer of a daytime soap opera that’s in danger of being cancelled. To save the show, creator Alice (Linda Dano) decides to bring back fan-favorite star Darin (Ryan Paevey). But, Darin also happens to be Maggie’s ex-boyfriend, not to mention, when he left the show, she wrote out his character. Can Maggie convince Darin to return and save the show, as well as their careers?

Not only are Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey Hallmark fixtures, but they also starred in notable soap operas Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, respectively. Fans may recognize Jen from Snowkissed or USS Christmas, and Ryan from Christmas at the Plaza or Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. Linda Dano is known for her work on soaps, and for presenting on QVC.

Any other details?

Ahead of the premiere, Hallmark Channel has released a sneak peek preview. You can see it below.

Jen Lilley posted a few behind the scenes Instagrams for fans, including a photo from set featuring her co-stars Ryan Paevey and Linda Dano. Below, you can also see an “on location” reel, and a couple stills from the film.

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In the promotional photos for A Little Daytime Drama, you can see the “show within a show” aspect come to life. Remember, there’s a soap opera at the center of the Hallmark movie, as Jen’s character is the head writer, and Ryan’s character is the leading man. See them, Linda Dano, and the rest of their co-stars in action below.

Catch the premiere of A Little Daytime Drama on August 21 at 9/8 c, only on Hallmark Channel.


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