As the ripple effects of the Coronavirus crisis continue to be felt throughout Hollywood, Crown Media, parent company to Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, announced on March 14 that its original movies and daily chat show Home & Family (now in repeats) would join much of Hollywood by temporarily suspending production. According to the issued statement, March 30 was likely the earliest date the certain productions might resume, though no decisions have been made. While the entire Home & Family team agrees that the move was a wise one, the show’s resident pet adoption expert Larissa Wohl wants to make clear that everyone involved in the network’s Adoption Ever After initiative is still working hard to save lives and place animals in forever homes around the country. “Temporarily losing the daily platform to be able to highlight at least 10 needy animals a week isn’t ideal,” she told MediaVillage in an exclusive interview. “So many of the animals we highlight end up adopted, [and we] make viewers aware of rescue organizations near them that they may not have known about. Our health is the priority. But we’ll be continuing our efforts throughout this difficult time.”
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