Beloved star signs exclusive film deal with Hallmark

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Fans of actress Nikki DeLoach have reason to celebrate this week. Not only does her new film The Gift of Peace premiere on December 10, 2022, but she just signed an exclusive new deal with Hallmark. Here’s what you need to know about their new deal…

Nikki DeLoach signs multi-picture deal with Hallmark Media

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MarkNikki DeLoach in “The Gift of Peace”

on December 7, 2022, Deadline broke the news that DeLoach — a longtime and much-loved Hallmark personality — has signed an exclusive, multi-picture deal with Hallmark, ensuring that she will remain a Hallmark fixture for the foreseeable future.

DeLoach posted the news on social media, share how excited she is about the new contract.

“I have had the honor and privilege of being a member of the Hallmark family for some time, and I have never been part of such a supportive network of people,” she wrote. “There is so much love here, so much support. We celebrate each other’s victories and carry each other through the difficult times.”

“I love this job. I love our audience. I love the stories we are told – uplifting stories that bring peace, comfort, love and hope to the world. Here at Hallmark Channel, we firmly believe that everyone deserves a love story.”

DeLoach thanked the network, Hallmark Media CEO Wonya Lucas, and “all the incredible leaders and people in our network for the love, support, and opportunity to tell stories that touch humanity. I love you all so much and am so very grateful.”

Lisa Hamilton Daly, Hallmark’s senior vice president of programming, told Deadline, “Nikki is one of those rare actresses who has a range of skills that allow her to perform both comedy and drama while looking effortless. Her warmth and likability shine through in every role she takes on, making her a favorite among our viewers.”

DeLoach, who started out on The Mickey Mouse Club with fellow child stars Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, has since starred in many films for Hallmark, including the holiday classics The Perfect Catch, Christmas Land, and A Dream. She also developed, produced and starred in Reunited at Christmas and co-wrote Christmas for Keeps with writing partner Megan McNulty.

DeLoach’s first project under the new agreement is to co-star with Brennan Elliott in “The Gift of Peace,” which premieres December 10 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Fans and celebrity friends are celebrating Nikki DeLoach’s contract news

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GettyAshley Williams, Melinda Doolittle, Nikki DeLoach and Kimberly Williams-Paisley attend Nashville’s ’90s Dance Party in November 2022 to end ALZ

After DeLoach shared the news on Instagram, fans and celebrities flooded her post with messages, including congratulations from several Hallmark stars she had starred with in previous Hallmark films.

“It always feels so good when someone’s talent is recognized. It’s especially cute when that person is your friend. (Standing O),” wrote Michael Rady, who did it shared two posts of an outing with DeLoach and other Hallmark stars in Vancouver this week, sparking fan curiosity about his possible return to the network.

Andrew Walker, who was also part of the Hallmark gathering, wrote: “Hmmm does that mean we can work together again?” and added a fire emoji. The couple most recently starred in Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate in April.

Actress Beverly Mitchell wrote: “This is great and so deserved! Congratulations @nikdeloach”

JoAnna Garcia Swisher commented, “I can’t wait to see the magic you guys create together! Congratulations!!!”

NSYNC member Lance Bass wrote, “Yes Ma’am!!”

Hallmark fans also expressed their excitement at the news.

One wrote: “My favorite! You helped me heal the loss of my parents through Five More Minutes. I’m still crying but in a good way. Thank you for your raw and real feelings. xo”

Another commented: “Nikki thank you so much for your work. You are an amazing person. And yes. Everyone deserves a love story to be told.”

Hallmark Channel landed several stars for exclusive deals this year to ensure fan favorites like DeLoach aren’t poached by other networks. It’s also a coup for the actors, who get job security and major exposure at the #1 entertainment network based on Nielsen ratings. Other stars who have signed exclusive deals with Hallmark in 2022 include Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, Hunter King, Alexa & Carlos PenaVega, Ryan Paevey, Luke Macfarlane, Aimee Teegarden and Taylor Cole. Beloved star signs exclusive film deal with Hallmark

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