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by Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan here to tell you about a new series that begins on the Hallmark channel this Saturday, July 20. I was sent an advanced screener, and we were compensated for this campaign.

Meet Olivia (Andie McDowell). She lives in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, where she wears many hats: judge, mother to an adult daughter, ex-wife, daughter to a busy-body, and who knows what she’ll be to Jack (Dylan Neal), the new guy in town.

I previewed the two-hour premiere, which can be seen this Saturday July 20 at 8p/7c on the Hallmark Channel. I liked it enough that I’m planning to tune in to future episodes. I know that I can usually count on the programming on the Hallmark Channel to be family-friendly viewing, and this was. I didn’t watch it with my teen daughter, but we are always looking for shows to watch together, so she might join me this Saturday.

It seems like the kind of show that will both follow the characters as we get to know them better each week, as well as some sort of episodic drama. In this two-hour premiere, Olivia was presiding over a divorce case, and instead of granting the simple legal act, she held it over in a continuance. You’ll have to watch to see what happens.

Watch CEDAR COVE Saturday nights at 8p/7c beginning July 20 only on Hallmark Channel!

CEDAR COVE is a new primetime series based on the bestselling books by Debbie Macomber starring Andie MacDowell & Dylan Neal.

In “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove,” Andie MacDowell plays Judge Olivia Lockhart, whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is the professional milieu and social microcosm of issues the judge will face in her own day-to-day life with family and friends. Jack Griffith (Dylan Neal), the editor of the Cedar Cove Chronicle, is a new friend and potential love interest for Judge Lockhart.

 

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Darlene Ysaguirre July 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I love believable actors and great commercials stuff that gets me excited to tune in.

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2 Patricia Wojnar Crowley July 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I think a dramatic story line usually draws me in.

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3 Susan P. July 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm

If I see great actors and what looks like a good story line, I’ll tune in to see if it is good or not.

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4 Wehaf July 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm

I want to see interesting story lines, character depth, and good production values.

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5 Charlene S July 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm

If I know of and like the actors.

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6 Stacie July 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I like Crimea drama shows. I saw the preview and now I can’t wait to see this.

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7 Jessie C. July 18, 2013 at 11:44 pm

For me, it is usually the cast.

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8 Elena July 19, 2013 at 12:12 am

Good cast and interesting story

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9 donnas July 19, 2013 at 1:02 am

The story line mostly

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10 Noreen July 19, 2013 at 1:56 am

If a show looks interesting I will try it. I loved reading this series so I will be watching it

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11 Lisa Brown July 19, 2013 at 6:24 am

Usually the actors and the story line

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12 Jessica To July 19, 2013 at 6:37 am

I like a nice, interesting story.

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13 Mary Happymommy July 19, 2013 at 8:32 am

The cast usually draws me in.

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14 Jennifer B July 19, 2013 at 8:51 am

something I am familiar with like an actor or based on a book I know

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15 Mary W July 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

A well written script, actors who are believable and something outside the norm will get me to watch a show and stay with it the whole season.

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16 Heather Hayes Panjon July 19, 2013 at 9:18 am

The Storyline Or Known Actor Will Draw Me To Watch A New TV Series

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17 vickie couturier July 19, 2013 at 9:29 am

usually if the book was good ill watch the movie or series too

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18 lizzy July 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

I usually am drawn in by really good reviews and hype of the tv show.

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19 Danielle E July 19, 2013 at 11:16 am

Usually it is a combination of a good story and/or actors I like

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20 Anne July 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

The storyline and the acting make the show worthwhile.

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21 amyc July 19, 2013 at 11:39 am

Good clean show that has a good storyline.

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22 Tammy S July 19, 2013 at 11:40 am

If there are actors in the show that I like I will watch it to see if it is a show I like. Also it has a lot to do with story line.

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23 Kelly D July 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

I usually like to watch t.v. shows that have characters I can relate to, or if I want to see how the plot works out.

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24 Shirley July 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Internet hype or social media

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25 HappyMomC July 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

actors and storyline

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26 HappyMomC July 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I loved her novel -Dakota Home

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27 Jessica B. July 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I always look at the storyline and the actors in the show.

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28 Stacy Uncorked July 19, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Often times what draws me to watch a new TV show is the actors. Then of course it’s the story and/or storyline that will keep me watching. :)

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29 Ellen B July 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

If there is an actor I like there is more of a chance I will watch it

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30 LaVonne July 19, 2013 at 4:06 pm

If the preview and advertising look enticing I usually give it a try.

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31 mrsshukra July 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Actually it’s good reviews online that makes me watch a new show!

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32 Sara July 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Most times it’s the actors that catch my eye. But as long as the storyline is compelling I’ll stick around. :)

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33 Jean Holland July 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I usually watch a new TV show after hearing my daughter’s recommendation.

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34 Shari July 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Usually it’s seeing an actor in the show that I’ve liked in other things.

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35 gigi s July 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I will watch if there’s actors I like and/or if the storyline is something that interests me

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36 courtney hennagir July 19, 2013 at 10:56 pm

a compelling storyline and a hot actor don’t hurt!

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37 latanya July 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm

the story line has to be good

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38 Heather July 19, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I love Andie MacDowell! She is great!

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39 Kitty July 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm

I’d have to like the story, and it has to have some intrigue or humor.

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40 kathy stevenson July 20, 2013 at 12:22 am

The actors draw me to a tv show.

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41 jazzy wynter July 20, 2013 at 12:35 am

It has to have a good story line that has lots of drama

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42 Janet W. July 20, 2013 at 5:43 am

The story and the actors draw me to a TV show.

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43 Michelle W. July 20, 2013 at 8:48 am

Just enjoy having some down time and veggie out to a good show.

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44 Katie Shelby July 20, 2013 at 9:03 am

The cast and the books!!

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45 Krista July 20, 2013 at 9:10 am

Wow I love andie Macdowell so much I can’t wait to watch it!!!

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46 Cheryl July 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

A great cast and theme that interests me.

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47 kolpin July 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

the concept, and good reviews

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48 Mer July 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Actors who I’ve liked in other things.

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49 Erica Best July 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

i love the actors and the books

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50 Marti Parks July 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

If I see a preview and like the actors or it seems like an interesting story then I’m usually drawn to it.

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51 cheryla lister July 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I’m drawn to a storyline that I can somehow relate to; feel like I can be a part of the character’s experiences.

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52 Sue July 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

A good storyline and free time just for myself

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53 Thomas Murphy July 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The story line or if there is actors I like in it.

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54 Sadie B. July 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I like great actors and a good plot line.

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55 Crystal Green July 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I’ve read the entire series. I’m hooked!!

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56 Amanda Sakovitz July 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

a different type of story is what will draw me to a show. I love shows that deal with current issues that we are going through.

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57 Amy July 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Our fan of 7 had to give up regular tv so I miss tv…

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58 Allie July 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm

It depends on the storyline

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59 Ellen Anderson July 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm

The story line! Most definitely!

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60 Anne July 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm

An interesting plot or a favorite actor or actress is usually what gets me interested in checking out a new program.

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61 Terra Heck July 21, 2013 at 3:29 am

What draws me is if the plot is interesting and not real predictable. Thanks.
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62 Wild Orchid July 21, 2013 at 6:49 am

Interesting plots and story lines draw me into watching new shows.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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63 Beth C July 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

Good stories and the actors!

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64 shelly July 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

The story line draws me in as well as the actors.

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65 April Yedinak July 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

I gravitate toward actors I enjoy, but the story has to be captivating.

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66 sandra July 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

the actors and/or storylines

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67 Tabathia B July 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

A good trailer that shows either great comedy parts, action or a drama that is interesting

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68 betty July 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

If its different than other shows that are on.

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69 Melissa B July 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I find what draws me to a new TV show is the actors / actresses in the show, or if its a funny or moving series, ( I like those the best )

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70 Janet F July 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm

A good plot and well known actors draw me in to watch.

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71 Laura Ari July 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The trailers usually

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72 Stacey B July 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I like a show that’s a little different than the ordinary, but not too out there.

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73 hollowsins July 22, 2013 at 3:22 am

Usually a catchy preview or commercial will get me to watch it at least once
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74 ria clarke July 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

I’m drawn in by the stars who’ll be in it.

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75 Samantha Bassett July 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

Love her books, I have my grandma to thank for getting me hooked!!

What draws me is usually a good review from my mom. She always hears about new shows and tends to similar tastes when it come to tv!

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76 Allyson Bossie July 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Usualy if it has a great promo clip, then I’m in

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77 Allyson Bossie July 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

50 HArbor Street was one my favorites by debbie!

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78 Heather Kelly July 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Certain actors or actresses will make me want to watch a show. Also lawyer shows, I seem to like, and shows about families, like Parenthood.

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79 darby July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I usualyl do it if I am bored!

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80 Heather Kelly July 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Summer on Blossom Street is one of my favorites.

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81 DEBIJOT July 22, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Usually it is the storyline or if I have read the book and enjoyed it.

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82 Daniel M July 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm

premise and who’s in it

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83 nannypanpan July 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm

if the previews look good
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84 bn100 July 23, 2013 at 1:56 am

if the acting looks good

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85 Mary Somerville July 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

Shows that are suited for families.

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86 Mary Beth Elderton July 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

I want to know if the story is good and well written.

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87 Linda Meyers-Gabbard July 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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The subject matter and who is in it.
If it has anything to do with vampires, monsters ir zombies I will NOT watch.

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88 Anita Yancey July 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I have to like the actors who are playing the characters.

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89 Shannon July 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Usually the actors as well as hearing what the storyline is about

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90 Cynthia R July 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm

i look for plot and actors I like. Andie MacDowell is one of my favorites, would love to check this show out.

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91 Linda Kish July 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

The storyline and the cast do.

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92 Carrie at In the Hammock Blog July 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm

the story and the concept! thanks!

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93 Jennifer Mae Hiles July 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I rely on good/interesting trailers and advice from friends. It’s got to have a good story line and decent acting.

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94 Jessica July 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

The storyline and good actors and actresses.

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95 Amanda Hoffman July 25, 2013 at 12:24 am

the plot and what genre i pretty much like everything though

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96 Barbara Platt July 25, 2013 at 3:58 am

actors and previews

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97 Beth - TheAngelForever July 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

The actors in the show and the topic of the series will make me want to check it out.

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98 Kierra( kikiD) July 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

The actors/ actresses or a good trailer. And if it has a good storyline.

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99 Melissa Tippie July 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I’m drawn to shows that have interesting story lines, wonderful characters and great writing. Thank-you.

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100 Betsy July 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

The actors and the characters they are playing

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101 Brandy W. July 26, 2013 at 12:14 am

I’m usually drawn to the actors themselves or the story/plot of the tv show!

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102 Patricia T July 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

I’m drawn to this TV show because of Debbie Macomber’s wonderful books!

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103 Dawn Monroe July 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

What draws me is the rviews and what actors are playing in it.

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104 christine jessamine July 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Mine is if there is an actor I am familiar with that I like, or if the commercials draw me in

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105 Deb K July 27, 2013 at 12:35 am

The previews for sure!

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106 john hutchens July 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm

If I like the actors I will watch it

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107 Samantha w July 28, 2013 at 12:52 am

I like to watch a show that just takes you away while you are watching it. You forget about everything and the characters make you feel like you know them.

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108 Ruth Hill July 28, 2013 at 10:41 am

If the show looks family-friendly, I am already drawn in!

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109 Amy Z. July 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm

The cast and an intriguing plot draw me in!

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110 kate July 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I haven’t had a chance to catch the first episode yet, but the storyline looks great!!

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111 Georgia Beckman July 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm

If I see the face of an actor/actress that I know & love, I’m definitely in. If I don’t recognize anyone in the previews, they’re really going to have to sell the plot to me.

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112 Francine Anchondo July 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Usually the concept/story or if actor/actress I like is in it.

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113 Francine Anchondo July 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Usually the concept/story

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114 Sarah Cool July 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm

A good story line

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115 Trish F July 29, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Usually I see a trailer or read about it on the internet, that compells me to watch. Thanks!

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116 Melanie Montgomery July 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm

A tv story line isn’t so slow to pick up

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117 rod jackson July 30, 2013 at 8:39 am

Getting something the whole family will like.

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118 Donna O'Neil July 30, 2013 at 11:47 am

It depends on the actors and story line.

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119 Liz July 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

If I see a character I am interested in, I am usually interested!

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120 mrsshukra July 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm

The Inn at Rose Harbor is good!

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121 Marilyn B. July 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Definitely the cast & story line.

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122 Angela M. July 31, 2013 at 1:48 am

If it looks like an interesting story line where we can get to know the character more in depth, then I’m interested in tuning in!

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123 Kellie Rose Wilson July 31, 2013 at 8:03 am

the cast and plot

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124 Yolanda Flores July 31, 2013 at 10:39 am

The reviews and the cast.

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125 Tara C July 31, 2013 at 10:42 am

I am like that it is wholesome and family based.

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126 Marta H July 31, 2013 at 10:44 am

Advertising/Buzz draws me to watch.

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127 Shawna Rhodes July 31, 2013 at 10:46 am

I love everything about the show but mostly I enjoy the fact we can watch it as a family.

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128 Cathy Bradford July 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

If I like who is going to be in the show. Love Andie McDowell’s work.

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129 Cathy Tougher July 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

The actors and a good story line

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130 P. Richa July 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

A chance to escape from it all

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131 Christina Z July 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The story and if my friends are talking about it sometimes

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132 kelly mcgrew July 31, 2013 at 1:58 pm

the commercial and/or actors.

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133 Teresa Thompson July 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm

If I like the actors and the plot.

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134 MaryAnn July 31, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The plotline and romance

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135 katie July 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm

The storyline and actors.

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136 Kerrie Mayans July 31, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Knowing that it has a good story line and actors that I like in it draws me to a new tv series.

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137 Katie Johnson July 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I watch a new show if the previews for it intrigue me.

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138 Heather Currens July 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm

The actors and the story line. Love watching previews and trailers.

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139 Tammy Shelton August 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

The actress would be my first draw.

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