Taking a Chance on Love (film)
|Taking a Chance on Love|
|Written by||Douglas Barr|
|Directed by||Douglas Barr|
|Theme music composer||Eric Allaman|
|Country of origin||United States
Joel S. Rice
William Spencer Reilly
Karen M. Waldron
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Original network||Hallmark Channel|
Taking a Chance on Love (also known as The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love) is the sequel to the hit Hallmark Channel television movie The Note that aired on January 31, 2009. The film was written by Douglas Barr. Angela Hunt, author of the novel The Note, did a novelization of Barr's script.
Peyton MacGruder (Genie Francis) is still learning how to be a parent after reuniting with Christine, the daughter she gave up for adoption 18 years earlier. She’s also trying to manage her new relationship with King (Ted McGinley), but things get even more complicated when he asks her to marry him. Peyton is hesitant to take a chance at the happiness she deserves, but a note from a reader of her "Heart Healer" column leads to a new friendship that will teach her there’s a time to be cautious and a time to follow your heart.
- Genie Francis as Peyton McGruder
- Ted McGinley as King Danville
- Katie Boland as Christine Everby
- Kate Trotter as Eve Miller
- Genelle Williams as Mandi
Taking a Chance on Love's premiere scored a 2.9 household rating with 2.5 million homes, over 3.3 million total viewers and 4.2 million unduplicated viewers for Hallmark Channel. This ranked the movie as the highest-rated ad-supported cable movie of the week and the highest-rated Prime Time telecast of the day. It also boosted Hallmark Channel to rank #1 in Prime Time for the day on Saturday. The film helped rank Hallmark Channel #7 in Prime Time for the week with a 1.1 household rating, 983,000 homes and over 1.3 million total viewers.
A third installment, Notes From the Heart Healer, was broadcast on May 12, 2012. The main cast returned for the film.