After starring in a string of hit romance movies for Hallmark Channel, fan favorite Danica McKellar is putting love on hold and jumping ship, exercising her expert puzzle-solving skills in The Matchmaker Mysteries, a new franchise on sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The first film, A Killer Engagement (premiering on Sunday), introduces viewers to Angie Dove (McKellar), a matchmaking reality TV show host who, after the bride to be in her latest pairing mysteriously dies at her engagement party, discovers her knack for pairing couples extends to solving crime. Engagement is indeed a departure from the 10 romance-themed projects McKellar has done for Hallmark, which began in 2015, and she’s excited for fans to finally see it. “This was so much fun,” she declared when MediaVillage chatted with her about the new venture. “I love doing the Hallmark movies, and I hope I get to do them until I die, as falling in love and romance are so wonderful and life-affirming, especially the way we do it on Hallmark Channel. But this is different! We’re solving mysteries, and it takes things to a whole different level of intrigue.
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