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?
I am so unhappy about this. I want him and Abby to be together
Really enjoy the show
very sorry to hear Jesse is leaving the Chesapeake Shores
Will he be leaving the mystery show also
The main attraction that I love so much in this show is the chemistry between Jesse and Meghan. I hope for your sake that when Jesse leaves the series that you’ll Still have good ratings. I am doubtful.
Ohhhh noooo but Jesse is Chesapeake
I am disappointed that Jesse is leaving the show, but I wish him the best .
I am really glad that there will be a 5th season of chesapeake shores.
Sorry to hear about Jesse Metcalfe’s departure. But the show has a strong enough cast to carry on as long as the storylines remain strong and compelling. The scenery and atmosphere remain alluring.
Well that stinks. I really like him!! I was hoping that him and Abby would stay together!!
That is such a shame will be sad to see him leave. Looking forward to new show
Sad that his story line is ending. With the role of hosting the morning Hallmark series ending, what about having Cameron Mathison as Meghan Ory’s love interest?
Disappointed that Jesse Metcalf is leaving the show. Glad that there will be a new season of Chesapeake Shores.
Sorry to see him go, will be missed.
Imi vine greu sa vad acest serial fara el, dar sper totuși să fie interesant și așa.
I am very disappointed that he is leaving the show! I was excited that he and Abby were getting back together. I love this show!
I am very disappointed that Jesse is leaving the show, however I can’t really blame him as it has been forever since the show has been on! People lose interest! The man has to make a living!
It’s a little disappointing to loose Jesse but the show will go on. It’s an awesome series and I think all the other characters will pull the series through many more (I hope)!
No tiene sentido pasar una temporada sin el protagonista. Deberían arreglar con él y dar final feliz y ya