Production is getting underway on the fifth season of Chesapeake Shores in Canada, and it will air on Hallmark Channel later this summer. However, Jesse Metcalfe (above, right), the leading man of the series, is exiting the show during the upcoming season, per Deadline.
Meghan Ory, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci J. Mailey, Emilie Ullerup, Brendan Penny, Andrew Francis, Kayden Magnuson, Abbie Magnuson, Greyston Holt, Carlo Marks, Jessica Sipos, Lanie McAuley, and Barbara Niven also star in the series. The show follows the lives of Abby O’Brien-Winters (Ory) and her family in the community of Chesapeake Shores, Maryland.
Hallmark Channel said the following about Metcalfe’s departure from Chesapeake Shores in a statement:
“A new season of Hallmark Channel’s highly popular scripted series, Chesapeake Shores, is returning this summer. Jesse Metcalfe, who plays Trace Riley, has decided to leave the show. His character’s storyline will wrap up early in Season Five.
Jesse is a valued member of the Crown Media family; we look forward to continuing to work with him on projects, including original movies on Hallmark Channel, as well as his Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ movie series, Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries, the next installment of which premieres on May 16. In addition, we are currently in development on another movie in the series.”
An exact premiere date for season five of Chesapeake Shores has not been set.
What do you think? Are you surprised to hear about Metcalfe’s departure from Chesapeake Shores? Do you plan to watch the fifth season of the Hallmark Channel series this summer?
Will not watch Chesapeake Shores with Jesse Metcalf leaving
Love the show and will continue to watch it.
I love Jesse. Breaks my heart cause we were all hoping that they would get back together. Disappointing.
Sad news that Jesse is leaving, we watch all his stuff. We will always watch as we love all things Hallmark!
Won’t be the same without Jesse. I love his music on the show. Very sad to hear he’s leaving.
I am looking forward to Season 5 of Chesapeake Shores, one of my favourite series.
So disappointed that he is leaving. I wanted him & Abby to finally get together. I love everything Hallmark, so will continue to watch.
That relationship was getting tiresome. I love all the characters! I’ll still be watching and enjoying!
I won’t watch the show anymore if jesse leaves !!! I was waiting for Abby and Jesse to end up together. Sorry he is leaving.
I will miss him and I hate to see him go, but I think it will still be great show.
I stopped watching this series but I’m a happy watcher of the Vineyard mystery movies.
I think it will end the show. He is this show !
Why can’t you replace him.
So sad to hear Jesse is leaving. Love him on cheesapeak as well as the Hallmark movies he has been in. If he had to leave I wish the writers would have written him to return periodically to cheesapeak. We have so few family oriented shows left to watch..love cheesapeak, love all the characters and will definitely continue to watch.
It makes me sick to see that Jesse is leaving the series! It’s the PRIMARY reason I have watched it. I truly don’t know if I will continue to watch the series. PLEASE reconsider!
I like Jesse Metcalfe, please don’t leave the show.