The upcoming series will be the first ever prime-time series for America's Hallmark Channel.
MacDowell will debut as Judge Lockhart later this year (12) in a two-hour TV movie. The series is scheduled to air next year (13).
When Judge Olivia Lockhart is given the opportunity of a lifetime for a federal judgeship, Olivia must face the challenging decision, and while tempting, she risks losing her new romance and leaving the town and the people she loves most.
Episode 2. A House Divided
(AIR DATE 07/27/2013)
Judge Olivia Lockhart receives backlash when she handles a tough case regarding the town's beloved lighthouse and Grace returns home to rebuild her life after divorce.
Episode 3. Reunion
(AIR DATE 08/03/2013)
Jack gets an unexpected visit from his past that stirs up painful memories, while Charlotte enlists Olivia to help unlock the history of a mysterious new friend.
Episode 4. Suspicious Minds
(AIR DATE 08/10/2013)
The Cedar Cove community is shaken by the death of a stranger at the Thyme and Tide Inn as Eric's troubled behavior starts to weigh on Olivia and Jack's relationship.
Episode 5. For the Sake of the Children
(AIR DATE 08/17/2013)
Grace is devastated when the Town Council decides to close down the library and Olivia presides over a difficult divorce case.
Episode 6. Free Spirits
(AIR DATE 08/24/2013)
Seth disappears in Alaska, and Justine sets out to find him; romance abounds when the local theater company stages a production of "Romeo and Juliet"; Jack wants to get more serious with Olivia; and Maryellen cozies up to a handsome photographer.
Episode 7. Help Wanted
(AIR DATE 08/31/2013)
Olivia and Jack take a trip to Seattle, but the getaway doesn't go as planned; Olivia tries to help an ex-con who claims to have cleaned up his act; and the conflict between Rosie and Zach Cox takes a toll on their daughter.
Episode 8. And The Winner Is
(AIR DATE 09/07/2013)
A charity bachelor auction is held, and Justine and Olivia decide to play matchmaker for Grace and Maryellen. Elsewhere, Stan and Olivia see a therapist to deal with the pain from the loss of their son.
Episode 9. Old Flames, New Sparks
(AIR DATE 09/14/2013)
Jack grows concerned when Olivia bonds with her ex-husband. Meanwhile, Grace becomes attracted to two different men; Seth and Justine allow their romance to progress; and John's secretive behavior troubles Maryellen.
Episode 10. Conflicts of Interest
(AIR DATE 09/21/2013)
Grace finds it difficult to open up to Olivia about Will. Meanwhile, Olivia realizes that Jack may relocate if he gets a new job offer; and Justine comes to Warren's aid as he faces a health crisis.
Episode 11. Stormfront
(AIR DATE 09/28/2013)
Stan and his wife separate and he returns to Cedar Cove hoping to reunite with Olivia. Meanwhile, Jack weighs his options as he ponders his new job offer; and a curious Maryellen digs into John's past.
Episode 12. Homecoming
(AIR DATE 10/12/2013)
Eric returns at Christmastime, and Jack wants to help him transition into fatherhood. Meanwhile, Justine is surprised to discover that the FBI is targeting Warren; and a fire hits Seth and Justine's new restaurant.
The small but picturesque town of Cedar Cove is home to romance, friendships and drama. At the center of it all is Judge Olivia Lockhart, whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is where the town's surprises and hidden secrets are unveiled.