7th Heaven moves to Hallmark

Nov 28, 2007 at 3:32 p.m. ET

You loved the Camdens, now watch them grow-up all over again on The Hallmark Channel.

The Hallmark Channel announced today that they have acquired several new TV series including the ever popular "Cheers" and classic baby boomer favorite, "I Love Lucy," along with additional episodes of "Matlock" and "Touched By An Angel".  Up first though, is the award-winning family drama "7th Heaven."

7th Heaven," a series about a minister (Stephen Collins), his wife (Catherine Hicks) and their seven children, captured the hearts of television audiences with its witty, charming and heartwarming storytelling and has been praised for providing high-quality entertainment for all ages.  At 11 seasons, it was the longest-running family drama in the history of American television.   The series has received honors from organizations such as the Parents Television Council, Family Friendly Forum Awards, Teen Choice Awards and TV Guide Awards."

No longer the kids they were when they started the show all those years ago, the stars of "7th Heaven" can still be seen on the movie or TV screen. Oldest brother Matt, Barry Watson, starred in his own series, "What About Brian" and is current a regular on "Samantha, Who?".  Sister Mary, Jessica Biel, recently co-starred in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry", and she has two other films in the works. Younger brother "Simon", aka David Gallagher can be seen guesting on shows such as Numb3rs and CSI: Miami.     

7th Heaven is a perfect fit for The Hallmark Channel in that it embraces themes of family and religion, two elements that have always been a part of the network.  Fans of the series will get to see the Camden kids grow-up all over again when the show premieres in January 2008.