The Hallmark Channel is a cable television network that broadcasts across the United States. They are also the home of Martha Stewart as part of the new Hallmark Channel Home. They also specialize in television movies that are appropriate for the whole family. It is owned by Crown Media Holdings, which in turn is majority-owned by Hallmark Cards.
Hallmark Channel airs syndicated series, original movies, and past segments from their parent company's Hallmark Hall of Fame anthology series, which features made-for-television movies and miniseries, most of them from the series' CBS run. Television series on Hallmark Channel include Empty Nest, The Waltons, The Golden Girls, Cheers, I Love Lucy, Frasier and Little House on the Prairie.
Timberly Whitfield began hosting the award-winning, magazine-style television series New Morning with Timberly Whitfield on the channel in 2002. The show ran for six seasons.
In September 2010, Hallmark Channel launched "Hallmark Channel Home", which currently airs from 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT weekdays. Programming on the block includes programming produced by Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Hallmark Channel Home currently airs The Martha Stewart Show, her flagship show; Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn, a cooking show with simple recipes to "bring back the family meal", and Petkeeping with Marc Morrone. Coming in fall 2011 will be a daily cooking show hosted by Emeril Lagasse. Martha Stewart will also produce prime-time specials for the network. The syndicated television series and movies continue to air outside of the five hour weekday block, which airs from 10:00AM-3:00PM EDT.