EVENT – Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2018 Winter TCA press tour !

Hello everyone,
Yesterday (January 13) Meghan attended the TCA for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries with her husband, John and the rest of the casting of her show “Chesapeake Shores“. You can find some photos on the gallery of the site and you can follow me on twitter for update !

And big news : the show is renewed for a thrid season of 10 episodes again and will start airing this summer, probably August.
The filming is set for mid-april.


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After The Trace Riley Band is offered a worldwide tour deal from Mark Hall (Jerry Trimble), Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) and Abby (Meghan Ory) worry about how it might impact their future together. As Nell (Diane Ladd) ponders a lost love from her past, Abby, Jess (Laci J Mailey), and Bree (Emilie Ullerup) are faced with the possibility of losing their new loves in the present, and turn to one another for the strength and support that only sisters can provide. Kevin (Brendan Penny) reconnects with his firefighter flame as they prepare for the art fair that Megan (Barbara Niven) organized. Mick (Treat Williams) explores a land development partnership with Douglas (Victor Webster) while adjusting to the news that Connor (Andrew Francis) has been working for his brother, Thomas (Gregory Harrison).


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• TV PRODUCTIONS > Chesapeake Shores > Saison 2 > Episodes Stills > 10 – “Freefall”

CHESAPEAKE SHORES – 2.09 “The Royal Court” !

After his band’s music video goes viral, Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) receives offers from music executives, but tries to convince his band to give Mark Hall (Jerry Trimble) another shot. Abby (Meghan Ory), Nell (Diane Ladd), and Megan (Barbara Niven) spend some family time together preparing a princess birthday party for Carrie Kayden Magnuson). During a trip to visit one of his fallen army friend’s mother, Bree (Emilie Ullerp) helps Kevin (Brendan Penny) find inspiration to follow his passion. Watching the shop in Bree’s absence, Jess (Laci J Mailey) discovers that running a bookstore is not as easy as she thought. Connor (Andrew Francis) turns to Danielle (Britt Irvin) when he finds his career direction shifting. Mick (Treat Williams) must seek out a new investor after his refusal to use incriminating information against his brother, Thomas (Gregory Harrison), causes his old investor to pull out of the development deal.


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• TV PRODUCTIONS > Chesapeake Shores > Season 2 > Episodes Stills > 09 – “The Royal Court”

CHESAPEAKE SHORES – 2.08 “Forest Through the Trees” !

Away from the distraction of technology, Abby (Meghan Ory)and Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) talk about their past and the future during a camping getaway. With some encouragement from Nell (Diane Ladd), Mick (Treat Williams) and Thomas (Gregory Harrison) try to work out their differences in person. Bree (Emilie Ullerup) has trouble resisting the charms of her new suitor that Megan (Barbara Niven) invited to town, and spends some time getting to know him. After a recent kiss, Jess (Laci J Mailey) grapples with her feelings toward David (Carlo Marks), afraid that pursuing romance will ruin their friendship. Kevin (Brendan Penny) also faces uncertainty about his new romance when a loss from her past brings up difficult memories from his own. A newly unemployed Connor (Andrew Francis) receives a work offer from a surprising source.


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• TV PRODUCTIONS > Chesapeake Shores > Saison 2 > Episodes Stills > 08 – “Forest Through The Trees”

CHESAPEAKE SHORES – 2.07 “All Our Yesterdays”

Overloaded with their careers, both Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) and Abby (Meghan Ory) try to find time to spend with one another and their families. Mick (Treat Williams) receives damaging information about Thomas (Gregory Harrison), and considers whether to use it in their town hall debate over the family land trust. Jess (Laci J Mailey) plans a special meal to win David (Carlo Marks) over, but is fearful to take the next step in their relationship. Just like Jess, Bree (Emilie Ullerup) is afraid to move forward with her new admirer. Connor (Andrew Francis) and Kevin (Brendan Penny) both contemplate their careers, concerned they may be headed down the wrong paths. On advice from Nell (Diane Ladd), Megan (Barbara Niven) tells her children the real reason she left for New York years ago.


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• TV PRODUCTIONS > Chesapeake Shores > Saison 2 > Episodes Stills > 07 – “All Our Yesterdays”

CHESAPEAKE SHORES – 2.06 “Grand Openings” !

As the nightclub opening nears, Trace (Jesse Metecalfe) spends late nights practicing with Leigh (Brittany Willacy) and his band, while Mick (Treat Williams) fights city hall to receive a live music permit; Abby (Meghan Ory) receives a promotion at work, but it leaves her with less time to spend with the family and Trace. Frustrated with her own work prospects, Megan (Barbara Niven) receives an endorsement from an unexpected ally. Jess (Laci J Mailey) begins to develop feelings for someone at work, while a famous author surprises Bree (Emilie Ullerup) at her bookstore. Connor (Andrew Francis) reconnects with his former lawschool flame Danielle (Britt Irvin), and Kevin (Brendan Penny) has eyes for a free-spirited firefighter. Sensing romance in the air, Nell (Diane Ladd) hosts a dinner for her grandchildren and their new love interests.


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• TV PRODUCTIONS > Chesapeake Shores > Saison 2 > Episodes Stills > 06 – “Grand Openings”

INTERVIEW – Pop Culture Principale !

One thing is for sure, the Hallmark Channel has another hit original series on its hands with Chesapeake Shores.

Not only did the first season of the series capture the hearts and minds of viewers, it became the highest rated season of any original series in Hallmark’s history. Now back for a second season, fans will continue to follow the adventures of Abby, Trace and the rest of the Chesapeake Shores family.
One of the reasons for the series success is the work of the talented Meghan Ory who plays Abby O’Brien. In the first season, Abby had to deal with changing jobs, a divorce and the possibility of rekindling an old romance. As Season 2 progresses, what will life have in store for Abby and Trace? Will there be an issue with Wes? Only time will tell and we are sure fans of the series, known as “Chessies”, will tune in each week.

We sit down with the lovely Meghan Ory to talk about Abby’s relationship with Trace, the tension this may bring with her ex Wes and what fans can look forward to with the rest of Season 2 of Chesapeake Shores!

The firs season of Chesapeake Shores was the Hallmark Channel’s highest rated season ever for any of it’s original series. Were you surprised by the quick success of the series ?
Meghan Ory – It’s always exciting when an audience enjoys the show you have spent months making for them, particularly since we film Chesapeake Shores on an island, in a little bubble away from the world. You never know how it’s going to be received and it was very gratifying that people liked it so much.

Why do you think a series like Chesapeake Shores has resonated so well with its viewers ?
Meghan Ory – I wish I knew the answer to that. For me, one of the reasons I loved the show in the beginning is that I loved the O’Brien family and wanted to spend time with them and get to explore their lives and stories. I think sometimes it’s nice to watch something where you just enjoy spending time with the characters.

With such success with the first season, do you and the cast feel any added pressure to live up to and surpass the success of the first season ?
Meghan Ory – I think that’s always in the back your head a little bit. Obviously, we want to do the show justice and hope the audience will like this season as much as they did before. At the end of the day though, all we can do is tell the stories we feel are right for the characters and hope the fans enjoy it again.

Click here for the rest of the interview !

Chesapeake Shores – 2.05 “Buried Treasures” !

Bree (Emilie Ullerup) and Kevin (Brendan Penny) hunt for a family time capsule in the backyard when Nell (Diane Ladd) finds a treasure map that Bree made as a teen. While Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) is in Nashville fighting to have Leigh (Brittany Willacy) included on an upcoming album at the risk of his own career, Abby (Meghan Ory) meets a handsome widower in the PTA. At her bed and breakfast, Jess (Laci J Mailey) deals with a high maintenance customer, and gets more than she bargains for when his true identity is revealed. Mick (Treat Williams) and Thomas (Gregory Harrison) continue to spar over a family land development deal, never seeing eye-to-eye about the past or the future. Megan (Barbara Niven) reconnects with the family by giving Connor (Andrew Francis) dating advice and tutoring her granddaughters.


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• TV PRODUCTIONS > Chesapeake Shores > Saison 2 > Episodes Stills > 05 – “Buried Treasures”

CHESAPEAKE SHORES – 2.04 “It’s Always Nashville” !

Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) heads to Nashville to record an album with Leigh (Brittany Willacy), but has trouble channeling creative inspiration while he is away from Abby (Meghan Ory). A well-intentioned Jess (Laci J Mailey) creates trouble for Bree (Emilie Ullerup) when she advertises that a famous author will attend a book reading at Bree’s new bookstore. Ready to move on from his past relationship, Kevin (Brendan Penny) tries to impress a free spirited firefighter on their first date. As Mick (Treat Williams) continues his controversial plans to develop family land, Nell (Diane Ladd) attempts to have him reconcile with his brother, Thomas (Gregory Harrison).


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• TV PRODUCTIONS > Chesapeake Shores > Saison 2 > Episodes Stills > 04 – “It’s Always Nashville”

CHESAPEAKE SHORES – 2.03 “Photographs and Memories” !

As Abby (Meghan Ory) sends her girls off to their first day at a new school, conflict arises between Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) and Wes (Michael Karl Richards) about their roles in the family—complicated further by a Nashville recording label taking interest in Trace’s new demo with Leigh (Brittany Willacy). The O’Brien siblings reminisce watching home movies shot by Megan (Barbara Niven), but these movies leave Jess (Laci J Mailey) feeling left out and angry at her mother for leaving when she was young. Nell (Diane Ladd) helps Connor (Andrew Francis) dress professionally for his new career, but struggles to prevent Mick (Treat Williams) from butting heads with his brother Thomas (Gregory Harrison) over family land. Like the rest of the family, Bree (Emilie Ullerup) and Kevin (Brendan Penny) attempt to bid farewell to their pasts to make way for future opportunities.


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• TV PRODUCTIONS > Chesapeake Shores > Saison 2 > Episodes Stills > 03 – “Photographs and Memories”